In support of our employees, Human Resources is providing a weekly update on HR employee-related COVID programs. As we have come to know, it is a constantly changing environment and our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Our primary topics include remote work, vaccinations, testing, and health and safety.
The Department of Retirement Systems’ Education & Outreach team has updated the webinar schedule for 4th quarter (October-December), 2021:
Western’s Counseling and Wellness Center invites the campus community to join in a special event Wednesday, Nov.
Join WWU President Sabah Randhawa, Provost Brent Carbajal, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey, Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs Joyce Lopes, and subject-matter experts from across campus for a discussion and question-and-answer session via Zoom from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 about Western’s in-person presence for winter quarter, work and classroom schedules, health and safety protocols, and more.
WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host a virtual presentation from Michael Salter, associate professor of Criminology and Scientia Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at Australia's University of New South Wales from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 via Zoom as part of its CCCR Invited Lecture Series.
Salter discuss his latest published paper, “Kylie’s story: Healing the intergenerational trauma of gender-based violence.” His summary of the research and presentation is below:
WWU faculty, staff, alumni, and students are encouraged to nominate colleagues, faculty, and mentors for the following awards that are either already open or will be opening in the next few weeks. Many faculty-specific awards have an initial due date of Dec. 1 in order to notify nominees before the winter break and allow faculty nominees time to submit their supporting documents by the final nomination deadline. All final award nominations are due by February 14, 2022.
Drug policy and housing affordability will be discussed from all sides during the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education Fall Seminar Thursday, Nov. 4, as the event focuses on complex problems and cross-party conversations.
The seminar sessions will bring together panels of state legislators, academics and local government officials to discuss pressing and complex policy issues from a variety of perspectives. Sessions will take place in person in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, as well as over Zoom.
If you are working on a University-owned desktop, laptop or mobile device, Western’s Academic Technology and User Services (ATUS) professionals are making sure those devices are securely configured and maintained. However, many Western community members are now working on personal devices, and they must be their own IT support. If you are a community member using your own device, Western’s Information Security Office has some simple system maintenance ideas to keep you safe.
The Western Libraries is no longer charging overdue fines for most WWU library materials. All existing overdue fines have been waived, although patrons may still owe other fees, including charges for lost or damaged items.