During the month of May, the entire WWU community is encouraged to ride a bicycle everywhere and May 21 is Ride Anywhere Day (usually it would be Bike to Work and School Day).
On May 27, Western will celebrate our sixth annual Give Day, please save the date!
The Scholars Week Committee is pleased to announce the celebration of graduate and undergraduate students’ scholarly pursuits with Western Washington University’s annual Scholars Showcase. Scholars Week 2021, a virtual event, will include an online poster session, featuring graduate and undergraduate research and creative works, as well as a Three-minute Thesis competition for graduate students. Further details and instructions for application and participation can be found on the Scholars Week website.
Dates are as follows:
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod has been named the winner of the 2020 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest, resulting in publication of her first book, “Mother Want,” to be released next month.
A second chapbook of McLeod’s poetry, “Skin. Hair. Bones.,” has also been accepted for publication and will be released by Finishing Line Press this fall.
The contest was judged by former Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.
Dear WWU Community,
You may know that Provost Carbajal, Vice President Huskey and I were planning on holding a virtual Q&A forum to discuss our fall reopening plans and other strategic matters this afternoon. We have decided to postpone that event, since there have been several new developments just in the past 24 hours that may impact our planning especially as it relates to a vaccine mandate.
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:
- Teena Burdette
- Tony Heezen
- Sarah Hutchinson
- Michelle MacLean
- Branson Quint
Have questions about the new Office of Equity or its charge to campus? A new comments forum has just been added to the President's Site, here.
Comments and questions from Western faculty, staff, and students about the Office of Equity are welcome and appreciated.
Commenting requires an active Western account; all comments will be approved by a moderator and posted as quickly as possible.
Join WWU President Sabah Randhawa, Provost Brent Carbajal, and Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey for a discussion and question-and-answer session from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 about the process of planning for fall quarter, what the new school year may look like compared to the last year, and more.
A public webinar hosted by the Washington Emergency Management Division on April 29 will cover the different technologies that will help the U.S. Geological Survey ShakeAlert® Earthquake Early Warning system protect people once it goes live for public alerting on May 4.
The public will hear directly from companies that will show how their technology helps automatically close water valves to protect water supplies and lift fire station doors so first responders can get vehicles and equipment out, among many other capabilities.
At the beginning of Winter Quarter, a Legacy Review Task Force was charged with reviewing the names associated with Western’s buildings and colleges, including Huxley College, and with making recommendations as to whether any of these names warrant consideration for removal.