WWU's Department of Linguistics will host the webinar, “Pragmatic Detachability of English Discourse Markers in San Diego Spanish,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 via Zoom, featuring the research of Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages R. Mata.
Humanities Washington will host "Democracy’s Ghosts: Fear and Hope in the 2020 Election" via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Join WWU students, staff, faculty, and members of the community as together we explore the question: "How do we communicate or express perceptions of our self to those around us?" This collaborative dialogue event will take place online at noon on Oct. 29.
Students in the capstone Public Relations course at Western this quarter are working to develop strategic communications plans for a local Bellingham nonprofit to assist them as they adapt to a new world of fundraising and raising awareness. You could assist the students in their endeavor - and the nonprofit as well - but taking this very short, anonymous survey. It should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you!
WWU Associate Professor of Josh Ceretti will lead 'Bellingham’s History From Below: A Virtual Walking Tour' from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Dear Western Community,
I hope that this very unusual fall quarter is nonetheless going well for you, and that you are healthy and finding safe ways to stay connected.
As part of the university’s project to retire its unsupported, legacy phone systems, we are migrating our individual and department phone numbers to Microsoft Teams Voice. This new technology service makes it possible to answer your work phone from anywhere you do your work, on campus or remote.
Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.
Trustees Approve Western’s 2020-21 Operating Budget
Western’s Board of Trustees approved the University’s 2020-2021 operating budget of $193,173,936 on Friday.
In the midst of a pandemic, Western Washington University’s total enrollment for fall quarter is higher than anticipated, and the overall percentage of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.
Total fall enrollment, at 15,194, reflects a drop of 5.9 percent from total enrollment in fall 2019. In addition, WWU recorded a 10.2 percent increase in graduate enrollment.
Reminder to all employees to upload your photo so we can "see" you at the Celebration of Excellence Awards ceremony on Oct. 23! We want your fun images of yourself, pets, kids or whatever you think will catch folks' attention or which represents your "working from home" life - or your time on campus for essential employees - these days!