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Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Fall Business Career Fair, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.
Erik Fretheim is the new director of the Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) Program, which was established as a joint academic program between Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College, with the goal of students earning bachelor’s degrees that prepare them for the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.
October is Disability Awareness Month in Washington State and nationally. In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, we take this opportunity to share two videos provided by Western’s disAbility Resources for Students office. The first video provides information for students about requesting quarterly disability accommodations via MyDRS. The second video demonstrates how students can request alternative text. Both videos can be viewed via the DRS website.
Western expanded its global exchange and research opportunities for students and faculty during a delegation visit to Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU) and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) in China, Oct. 8-15.
The delegation led by Provost Brent Carbajal included Vicki Hamblin, executive director of the Institute for Global Engagement; Steve Hollenhorst, dean of Huxley College of the Environment; Janet Xing, professor of Chinese; and Baozhen Luo, associate professor of Sociology.
A special Higher Education Summit on Oct. 27 and 28 will bring together representatives from colleges, universities, schools and tribes to discuss the state-enacted Since Time Immemorial curriculum, which seeks to build lasting educational partnerships between school districts and local tribes via elementary, middle, and high school curriculum on tribal sovereignty.
WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of Western’s largest student clubs on campus, will be hosting its fall game beginning on Thursday Oct. 27. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and clean, balled-up socks.
This year’s fall game will run from 7 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 through 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Gameplay is restricted to outside of buildings, on-campus only, and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Western is committed to the ongoing health and safety of our campus community. Students and employees who know, or who have reason to believe, that they are infected with a communicable disease have an ethical and legal obligation to conduct themselves in ways that minimize exposure in order to protect themselves and others and to inform the appropriate university administrator.
Emily Willard will present “Access to Information as a Human Right” at noon on on Wednesday, Oct. 26 as part of the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies World Issues Forum series.