What skills are necessary for us to be successful in society? When is it appropriate to ask for help? What circumstances discourage us from seeking support? Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as they consider questions like these during fall 2019 Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) dialogue sessions.
Emily Borda has been hired as director for the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University.
Borda, a professor of Chemistry at Western, was hired following a national search and began her new duties on Sept. 16. She succeeds Ed Geary, who retired as SMATE director after working in the position since 2013.
Effective Oct. 21, Drew Nishiyama will become interim vice provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, while current vice provost Sue Guenter-Schlesinger assumes the position of special assistant to the provost. In this capacity, Guenter-Schlesinger will be responsible for certain strategic equal opportunity initiatives including the Provost’s Diversity Hiring Initiative and a variety of training programs.
The Center for Instructional Innovation and ATUS have an exciting opportunity for a limited number of faculty to receive a free perpetual license to publish their own ebook using Pressbooks.
WWU's Community Engagement Fellows invite the campus community to Learning Together about Community Health: Local & Global Connections on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Deming Public Library.
Western Washington University’s Career Services Center invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to their Open House between 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Career Services Center in Old Main (OM) 280. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP via the Western Involvement Network (WIN) at https://win.wwu.edu/event/4578052 .
Western Washington University is hosting events throughout the month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).
Here are 10 quick tips from Western's Off Campus Living office on how to be a better neighbor:
Student Outreach Services (SOS) staff celebrated Jump Start WWU with 200 students, their families, faculty and staff on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21. Jump Start is an early orientation program within SOS, an office intentional about serving first generation, non-traditional and multicultural-identified students at WWU, through a host of services including, but not limited to, peer mentoring, academic coaching, individualized tutoring services, EDUC 108 courses and a host of other culturally relevant student development programming.
As we begin a new academic year, I join many voices in welcoming you to—or back to—Western, and renewing our commitment to make the values of the Strategic Plan visible in all that we do. Our commitment to student success is the first value you’ll see in our Strategic Plan, and we are focusing our attention on that primary responsibility in many ways this year.