Campus News

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:31pm

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

  • Nayeli Duarte

Employees may donate vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal holiday leave as long as the donations don’t cause them to fall below the minimum balances. Leave donation forms are available online.

Questions regarding shared leave may be directed to Human Resources at ext. 3774.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:47pm

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Tuesday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 7. 

Teams of humans and animals will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:35pm

Governor Jay Inslee called legislators into a second special session in Olympia yesterday, following the conclusion of the 105-day regular session on April 23 and a 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:37am

Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise published his new book, “Sorcery, Totem, and Johad in African Philosophy,” in March through Bloomsbury Publishing.  

“I wrote this book because of my concern for what happened in Mali, a country in Africa, in the aftermath of the Wahhabi jihad (war fought by Muslims) in Timbuktu, Gao and other places in the region of Mali that briefly led to the establishment of the state of the northern Mali territory, Azawad,” Wise said.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:29am

Nominations are being accepted for the Philip E. Sharpe Community Engagement Award.  Named in honor of former Board of Trustee member and active community volunteer Phil Sharpe, this recognition is given to a Western employee (or group of Western employees) for going above and beyond in their service to others.   

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:19am

WWU science students are collecting lab coats & goggles for local high school labs starting on Thursday, June from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during dead week.  The table will be set up for donations on the second floor by the Chemistry office.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:11am

Construction activities at Carver are intensifying as the contractor continues to prepare the building for hosting spring commencement. Activities this week include:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:35am

Stanwood has become the second city, along with Edmonds, to take part in Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership.

The program is a joint endeavor of Western and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) that brings Western students into these communities to help local officials problem-solve long-standing issues in those towns.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:39pm

Western's President Sabah Randhawa and the university's vice presidents are seeking nominations for the Team Recognition Award.

The Team Recognition Award recognizes a group or team of staff and faculty (and possibly students) who exemplify cooperation, collaboration and open communication.  The group receiving the award must be comprised of supportive team players who worked in partnership on a project that significantly advanced departmental goals and/or university mission.

To be considered, the team must meet the following criteria:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:20am

The north face of Carver is ready for exterior painting this week! A lift is required to reach the roof eave, upper columns and downspouts. Early Wednesday morning (6:30-7:30 a.m.), a truck will deliver a lift to High Street; from there, the lift will run on its own power to Carver via the fire lane between College Hall and Haggard Hall. The construction fencing will be temporarily moved north towards Bond Hall to accommodate the work and protect pedestrians.