Campus News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:30am

Section 10 of the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provides the following information about faculty professional leave:

Professional leave is granted for the purpose of affording faculty members an opportunity to carry forward research, to improve teaching techniques or methods, or to participate in other creative endeavors which by their nature and scope enable individuals to enhance their contributions to the programs of the University

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:34am

A number of new policies were approved and adopted by the President’s Cabinet over the summer. See link below to the new policies or go to If you have any questions, contact Dolapo Akinrinade at x2728.


New policies:

Curating University Artwork

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:31am

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:

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:17am

Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System will serve as hosts for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring acclaimed poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye.

The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:52am

About 4,200 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,800, slightly higher than last year.

“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year – a wonderful and productive journey of discovery for our students,” said President Sabah Randhawa, starting his second year as president of Western

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:59am

Business Services/Purchasing has revised two existing policies that were approved by President’s Cabinet in July. Below are links to new documents for you to become familiar with and to share with those involved in purchasing in your area. We encourage your feedback to ensure these policies and standards are well written and easy to follow. We also understand that departments may have unique situations.    

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:17am

Supported by a grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust, Western Washington University is partnering with three other primarily undergraduate institutions to develop new approaches for converting sunlight into hydrocarbon fuels.  Based on breakthrough luminescent solar concentrator technology developed by WWU and the University of Washington, student researchers are collaborating to explore new catalyst materials and chemical reactor designs capable of transforming carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, powered entirely by sunlight.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:08am

Despite the proven health benefits to flu shots, there are still many people who doubt their effectiveness.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:43am

Attention Western Faculty & Staff,

Registration for Fall Quarter Faculty & Staff Wellness Program classes is now open! 

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:37am

Carver Gym has a Faculty & Staff locker room for men (CV113) and for women (CV117).  (These locker rooms are separate from the students’ locker room.)  There are a limited quantity.  You can ONLY reserve online thru Cashnet, beginning on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. The rooms are located at the south end of building on the first floor, next to the Basketball court (Gym B), down the hallway across from the Department of Health and Human Development’s main office (CV 102).