Due to overwhelming demand for our new summer offering of an All Day STAR workshop, Human Resources will be opening up an additional date this August. The Supervisor Training And Resources (STAR) workshops are mandatory for all employees at Western with supervisory responsibilities. The workshops typically take sixteen hours to complete through individual workshops that are offered once per quarter. The All Day version fulfills this requirement in just eight hours.
Boeing has given 50 computer servers to Western Washington University for use in its new CyberRange Poulsbo, a virtual environment where students in Western’s Computer Information System Security (CISS) program will practice cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development.
Without the gift, Western would have had to spend about $250,000 on the server systems.
President Randhawa is pleased to announce that the search committee for the vice president for University Relations and Marketing has concluded its review and evaluation of applications and has selected three strongly qualified candidates to invite to campus for interviews beginning Tuesday, July 25.
We ask that you kindly hold the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 20 for Opening Convocation 2017.
Complimentary breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and Opening Convocation will begin at 9:10 a.m.
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The recipient of the 2017 James W. Scott Research Fellowship, Matthew Carr, will give a talk entitled “Origins of the Culture War: Social Issues in State Party Platforms, 1960-2016,” at noon on Thursday, July 27 at Western Washington University in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Western’s Language and Culture Programs will host its inaugural Summer International Day on Tuesday, July 25. This celebration of international cultures on campus will feature music and other performances, as well as hands-on activities for all ages.
Construction under PW#713 Parking Lot Upgrades Phase II necessitates the temporary closure of a portion of the Bill McDonald Parkway east sidewalk (see map). The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians for approximately four weeks starting Monday, July 17, while new, upgraded parking lot entries will be constructed. The new entries include curb cuts for increased accessibility. The bus stop will remain in use, however, pedestrians will be rerouted to South College Drive. Detour signs will be in place.
A new art exhibit entitled “Paper and Scissors Rock!” by Leslie Hall is now on display in Western Libraries Gallery 1, located at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge. This exhibit will remain on display through Sept.15, and is available for viewing during the hours the library is open.
Hall’s art has previously exhibited in other venues, including the Murray-Goltz Archives Building lobby and reading room, the annual WWU Employees Arts and Crafts Show, and Western’s Small Business Development Center conference room.
In addition to completing the online Haven course, new staff and faculty are required by University policy 1600.04 to attend Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (SHPT). Employees new to Western can register for a session by going here and then scrolling down and selecting “Equal Opportunity Office.” Upcoming SHPT dates are as follows: