Campus News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:38am

WWU Dining Services would like to thank you for your support! Due to more business than anticipated at the VU Café on Monday, we will also open the VU Market from 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. this Tuesday, 8/23 through Friday, 8/26. 

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:44pm

Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will discuss cross-border trade integration and monetary policy on at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 in Communications Facility 115.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first of CBE's new Paul Storer Memorial Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations, named for the former chair of Western's Economics Department who passed away last November.

For more information, contact Carrie Cooper at x7288.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:35pm

Board of Trustees Recap for Aug. 18

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.

Trustees Approve 2017-2019 Operating Budget Request

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:10pm
The 2016 Fall Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule is now available from the state Department of Retirement Systems. If you are a member of the Washington State Retirement Systems (LEOFF, PERS, PSERS, SRS, TRS, WSPRS) and within five years of retirement, we encourage you to review the seminar information overview, and register online at your convenience.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 11:52am

Western Libraries has hired Sarah McDaniel as the new Director of Teaching & Learning and the Learning Commons. McDaniel comes to Western from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her recent work focused on transforming libraries’ educational roles through partnerships.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 11:40am

Correction: The address for St. Joseph Catholic Church, where Portolan-Fray's memorial service will take place Friday, was listed as in Lynden. St. Joseph Catholic Church is in Ferndale.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2:42pm

Human Resources has updated the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650 to include only the following names:

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 12:46pm

As part of the renovation of food preparation areas in Zoe’s, two noisy work activities are taking place this week. 

Today, Aug. 8, nail guns are being used to install metal tracks for wall studs in the concrete floor. The noise created will be loud and occur throughout the day. We apologize for the short notice.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 3:56pm

It is with deep sadness that we share with the WWU community that Liz Partolan-Fray, director of the Education Abroad Office at Western Washington University, passed away of natural causes on Aug. 2, 2016, while attending a conference in Germany.

Partolan-Fray was a long-time advocate for international education, study abroad, and for increasing the diversity of U.S. students who study abroad. She was an outstanding member of the international education profession and the WWU community and will be deeply missed.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 12:43pm

Below is the updated work schedule for PW709 Telecom Room Cooling in multiple buildings. The work creates typical construction noise and dust which may also impact adjacent rooms and hallways. The contractor has been working to minimize those impacts as much as possible.

Week of Aug. 8:

  • Biology 230


Week of Aug. 15: