Aaron Dixon, an activist and former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, will deliver a lecture at Western Washington University Feb. 10 titled "The Stark Similarities between the Black and Palestinian Struggle for Human Rights."
Nominations are now being taken for President's Exceptional Effort Awards, given to individual classified and professional staff who have demonstrated excellence in performance, effective personal interaction, initiative and creativity, and overall outstanding achievement in their service and commitment to the university.
Bellingham is ranked as the second best art community in the United States based on the number of active art businesses per capita. Put on once a month by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership to showcase Bellingham’s art scene, the Art Walk is a way to celebrate and continue that aspect of the community.
Western President Bruce Shepard sent a message to the Western Washington University community this morning regarding plans for the Ethnic Student Center on campus.
Dear Western Community,
I am writing to you about Western’s Ethnic Student Center. The current space is inadequate. I could give you paragraphs of stats but this picture says it all.
As part of the Carver Renovation project, a fire hydrant flow test will be performed on the east side of the walkway between the Arts Annex and Carver Gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 5. The test is scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. and be complete prior to 8:50 a.m.
The area will be cordoned off as shown. The water will flow from the hydrant into the sanitary sewer system via a hose placed in an adjacent manhole. By using this process, it is hoped that the water will be contained as much as possible.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard published a new blog post this morning titled "Race and Retention at Western."
We pay a lot of attention to various measures of student success and Western’s performance. Hundreds of indicators. Perhaps of top importance is our measure of first-year to second-year retention.
Western Washington University has become the second school in the United States to use branded compostable hot and cold cups, lids and straws at its licensed Starbucks location, according to Western Dining Services Resident Director Stephen Wadsworth.
While Wadsworth says it has been hard to gauge success with this new product, but the overall mission was still a success.
"Love Between the Covers," a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Western Washington University.
The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Western Washington University employs hundreds of top-quality students in positions throughout the university.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate them to be selected as Western's Student Employee of the Year. In each of the seven years Western has been participating in this event, the Western winner has been selected to represent Washington state at a regional level of competition.
Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.
Do you know about all of your transportation options?
Western Sustainable Transportation is holding a drop-in information session Wednesday for Western Washington University employees working at 32nd Street. The session will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in AC130.
Employees are invited to learn how they can cut stress, save money and earn rewards by walking, biking, busing, sharing a ride or using Zipcar.