Campus News

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:07pm

Sislena Ledbetter has been hired as executive director for Counseling, Health and Wellness at Western Washington University.

Ledbetter, who will start at Western in July, was hired following a national search. The executive director provides strategic, financial and budgetary leadership and management of Counseling, Health, and Wellness services at Western. 

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:46am

WWU's President’s Advisory Committee on Institutional Resource Modeling (PACIRM) will hold town hall open forum meetings on April 23 and 25.

Both meetings will be in Fraser Hall 201. The April 23 town hall will be held from 4-4:50 p.m., and the town hall on April 25 will be held from 9-9:50 a.m., and feedback is welcomed by the university community.

This resource-modeling exercise estimates the prosperity gap associated with achieving key WWU Strategic Plan objectives.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:33am

WWU Employees:

You still have time to take advantage of the one-time open enrollment opportunity for Optional Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance. From March 1 through March 31, 2019, you may enroll in Optional LTD or reduce your waiting period without providing evidence of insurability (proof of good health).

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 2:55pm

Tonight, Wednesday, March 20 at 7PM, there will be a vigil on Red Square to honor the victims of the Christchurch mosques shooting.

The vigil is being organized by Western's Muslim Student Association.

More information is on the Muslim Student Association WWU Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:31am

According to the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, projected revenue collections for the state of Washington’s Near General Fund have increased slightly for the 2019-21 biennium.  Today’s quarterly revenue forecast shows a $307 million increase for the current 2017-19 biennium and a $554 million increase for the upcoming 2019-21 biennium.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:21am

On Thursday, April 18, the Western Reads program will host three authors from "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements," the 2018-2019 Western Reads text. Co-editor/author Walidah Imarisha and authors Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Gabriel Teodros will present to the campus at 6 p.m. in Fraser Hall 102 on using the genre of science fiction as a practice ground for social justice.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:37am

Registration is now OPEN for SPRING 2019 Faculty & Staff Wellness Program classes!

Spring quarter wellness program classes begin on Tuesday, April 2, and continue through Friday, June 14. Some classes will have limited space, so please do not wait to register!

What's New?!

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:32am

Leave your car at home and take the bus to work!

Reduce noise and air pollution and keep dollars in your bank account by taking the bus to work - even if it is only 1-2 times a week it will make a difference.

Contact Jillian Trinkaus in the Office of Sustainable Transportation for trip planning help.

Sign up for your bus pass here.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:03am

Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host a new exhibition beginning April 1 featuring several important figures of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac.

“Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Gallery 6 Poets, 1955-2015,” is a traveling exhibition on loan to Western from Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives Division.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:55am

WWU President Sabah Randhawa recently visited Poulsbo to kick-off a fundraising drive to establish a Western-sponsored Small Business Development Center in Poulsbo.  Western has hosted the largest SBDC program in the state since 1983.  Last year, the Whatcom County SBDC helped create or save more than 300 jobs and helped small businesses access nearly $13 million in capital to expand and launch new ventures.