The Council on International Education Exchange, a Western Washington University-affiliated study abroad program, has announced its second-annual Generation Study Abroad Access Grant. The grant awards $20,000 to an innovative CIEE custom or faculty-led program each year that increases access to study abroad. The grant is part of the CIEE pledge to support Generation Study Abroad, the Institute of International Education initiative.
A farewell party to honor LeaAnn Martin, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in the Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus.
Western Washington University students can now be part of the same Office 365 environment as faculty and staff. All students will be migrated in July, but until then students are allowed to upgrade at their convenience. So far, more than 4,000 students have upgraded to their new @wwu.edu mailbox and Office 365 account.
Most students have not encountered any issues making this transition, and there have been no instances of lost mail or mail delayed by more than a few minutes. The two most common issues reported to the Help Desk have been:
Under the theme “Inquiry-based Learning,” this year's Innovative Teaching Showcase features instructors who guide and mentor students via well-crafted learning experiences where students work actively to make meaning of course content. The new showcase publication includes written instructor portfolios, video interviews, sample course materials and lots of ideas and inspiration.
The Showcase Learning Event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Wilson Library Room 270.
Students in the Art 372 Color Photography class have an installation in place in front of the Fine Arts building on the Western Washington University campus.
Western Washington University's first Western Give Day will take place on June 1. Western Give Day is a 24-hour giving challenge that encourages the entire Western community to donate to their favorite department, program, scholarship, team or club on campus.
RECycling Your Power, funded by the Sustainable Action Fund at Western Washington University, has challenged members of the Western Washington University cycling team to see who can produce the most wattage. The challenge will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
Riders will be using the power-producing bicycles from TechnoGym in the Wade King Recreation Center next to the rock wall.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 27. Flags should remain at half-staff until noon on May 30 or first thing Tuesday morning, May 31.
The Engineering and Design Department at Western Washington University will hold its annual open house and student showcase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 6.
At the open house, partnered companies learn all about the capabilities of WWU's Engineering and Design programs. Many of the events also are intended for students to learn more about the engineering programs offered at Western.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following message to the WWU community Tuesday, May 24:
I am writing to share with you the fact that, earlier today and according to police reports, a Western student acted in an apparent attempt to end his life. The good news is that he was unsuccessful although his condition is serious.