WWU campus partners are continuing a donation drive this week to collect menstrual hygiene products, toiletry items, and women’s socks and underwear to be donated to the Lighthouse Mission for use in their facilities. The overall goal is to bring awareness to some of the unique challenges faced by those in need in Bellingham. Our collections will help satisfy the high demand for these items at local Bellingham shelters. We collected 100+ packages totaling 3,400+ individual products during the first week!
A member of the Academic Custodial Team, Michael Smith, is retiring at the end of the year, and his colleagues are hosting a coffee and donut celebration for him on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the OM Solarium (5th floor). Come say goodbye and thank Michael prior to his departure!
The latest version of the OneSearch catalog at Western Libraries is scheduled to be released on January 4, 2019. As announced during spring 2018, this latest version will replace the existing OneSearch interface and offers some improvements to how information is displayed within the library catalog. Additionally, changes to the appearance of various navigation options should improve patrons’ experience using the catalog.
The College of Fine and Performing Arts will organize a CPR training session for performance venue house management staff. The training session is open to any other interested WWU staff and students who would like to attend, space permitting.
The training is Saturday, Jan.12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The cost of the training is $65.
Anyone wanting to take it should contact Katie Rothenberg no later than Jan. 10.
Dear Western Campus Community:
Yesterday, approximately 200 students of color and other students of marginalized identities, along with their allies, conducted a sit-in for about six hours in the President’s office and the hallway of Old Main. Although I was in Seattle attending to other duties during the day, I joined them last night for about three hours of tough, but important, dialogue.
The Huxley Speaker Series will host a lecture by cultural geographer, performer, and author Carolyn Finney at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in Arntzen Hall 100, when she will present "Ten Thousand Recollections: Black Faces, White Spaces & the Possibility of US."
WWU President Sabah Randhawa presented his inaugural State of the University address to more than 60 elected officials and leaders of the business, nonprofit, government and education sectors from Bellingham and Whatcom County on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Lightcatcher Museum in downtown Bellingham.
Six students from Western Washington University have been selected to participate in the 2019 Legislative Internship program in Olympia. The internship begins the first day of the legislative session in January and ends the last day of winter quarter.
Kate Armstrong of Olympia, Sam Moschel of Snohomish, Jessica Thom of Kennewick, Amanuel Mamo of Shoreline, Coby Cowan of Olympia, and Nathaniel Williams of Tacoma were selected for this opportunity.
Dear Campus Community,
I wrote to you after recent racist vandalism and hate-filled slurs appeared on campus. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide an update on activities since those incidents.
Flag Lowering - December 2, 2018 (Former President George HW Bush)
Acting Governor Duane Davidson hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in memory of former United States President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30, 2018 at the age of 94.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.