Campus News

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:25am

The Associated Students Veteran’s Outreach Center, in partnership with the VFW, the Bellingham Vet Center, the English Department and more, will welcome veterans to campus from 7 to 9 p.m. May 13 to speak about their experiences.

The event, dubbed “Stories Deployed: The Veterans’ Chronicles,” joins a national storytelling movement for veterans that includes the Telling Project, Warriors Write, and the Veterans Writing Project.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:21am

The fourth and final spring workshop from Research and Sponsored Programs will take place at noon May 2 in Miller Hall 258. Presenters will be Kathleen Kitto, vice provost for Research and dean of the Graduate School, and Tracey Finch, RSP pre-award manager. Kitto and Finch will discuss services offered by RSP and will cover topics related to the internal grants that WWU offers to faculty, graduate students and undergraduates. They will also discuss how we can be of assistance in helping you get proposals to external agencies out the door.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Budget Office at Western Washington University is looking for feedback on the recommendation from the president, vice presidents and deans for operating budget decision packages to be sent to Olympia for the 2017-2019 biennial budget. The recommendation can be found on the Budget Office homepage under the News & Events header. All feedback will be considered as the recommendations continue to be developed.

Please provide feedback using one of the follow avenues: 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:08am

Western Libraries and the Learning Commons are co-sponsoring a special workshop titled “Giving Useful Instructor Response and Staying Alive” this week. The workshop will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday April 28, in Haggard Hall Room 222.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:55am

Western Washington University alumnus Donovan Grose, now a professor of English at Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong, will present his work on some of the linguists' biggest questions surrounding the language faculty, acquisition, evolution and the interface between language and gesture at 2 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Miller Hall Room 231.

The lecture, “Language, Modality, and Evolution,” is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:53am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Geography Andy Bach will discuss his research exploring the relationship between historical vegetation changes in the Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park, and human use of this region. “Archival Evidence for Historical Changes in Lowland Wilderness Meadows, Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park,” will be held in the Map Collection (Wilson Library 170) at Western Libraries from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:31pm

A farewell party to honor Bev Jones, assistant to the provost at Western Washington University, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Old Main Solarium on the Western Washington University campus.

Bev will be retiring from the university after 29 years of service.

The favor of a reply from those planning to attend is requested by May 11.  Please contact Melinda Assink at 360-650-3547 or to sign up or for more information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:28pm

The 2016 Innovative Teaching Showcase looks at the ways several Western Washington University instructors use inquiry-based learning to guide and mentor students via well-crafted learning experiences where students actively grapple with essential course concepts. Inquiry-based learning can take many shapes, but at its core, students work actively to make meaning of course content, putting them at the center of their learning.

The 2015-16 Showcase features:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:33am

The 2016 Women of Color Empowerment Dinner is scheduled for May 13, and that means that nominations for the 18th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Award are due soon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:35am

Law and Western Washington University policy require that new employees attend sexual harassment prevention training. Staff and faculty new to Western, and other faculty and staff who have never taken the in-person training at Western, can sign up by going here and then selecting “Equal Opportunity Office.”

Upcoming dates for the training are as follows, and classes will be held in Viking Union Room 567.