Congressman Rick Larsen visited WWU’s Shannon Point Marine Center yesterday to discuss marine science research with students participating in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students participating in the program this year came to Washington from all around the country and Puerto Rico to study with WWU faculty advisors and utilize the unique research opportunities available to students at the Shannon Point Marine Center.
Air testing results indicate that wildfire smoke at work isn’t expected to reach regulated occupational limits, but local health officials and L&I still advise that, whenever possible, you avoid breathing smoke at work and home.
If wildfire smoke could affect your community:
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen’s latest research paper, “Old Norms, New Platforms: Objectivity and U.S. Reporting About Race in a Digital Era,” was a finalist for The Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communications (AEJMC) inaugural Research Prize for Professional Relevance.
Western Libraries will hold its annual Staff Development Day on Wednesday, Aug. 29. In order to provide an opportunity for as many staff members as possible to participate, including the Libraries’ student employees, Western Libraries will be closed to the public on this day.
Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).
The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:
Western Washington University has secured $20,000 towards a scholarship for veteran students, and is actively working to raise the remaining $5,000 needed to make it an official endowment.
According to Ann Beck, assistant director of Veteran Services at Western, the $20,000 comes from two separate donations of $10,000 from Seattle law firm Fox Rothschild and Ellen Posel and Stephan Gockley.
The scholarship will be open to student veterans at Western, but official eligibility criteria has not yet been decided.
Since the last construction update, concrete was poured at the site to create columns, walkways, and fill. The critical path for construction continues to be getting a roof on the entire structure prior to the wet season this fall.
Western Washington University will participate in the Downtown Bellingham Art walk on Friday, Aug. 3, with both a showing at its downtown City Center location and shuttle to campus for a tour of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection.
WWU City Center (6-8 p.m.)
University Archives and Records Management is once again offering the class, Digital Records Management, on Tuesday, Aug.7 at 2 p.m..
Digital Records Management covers the basics of managing digital records and what to take into consideration when working with digital records and systems. This class is open to any university employee.
To sign up for the class, visit the new training portal:
Move your body in fun, free-spirited ways without getting all sore and sweaty!
Nia Playshop participants will: