Campus News

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 11:16am

Attention Western Faculty & Staff,

Registration for the 2018 Winter Quarter Faculty & Staff Wellness Program classes is still open, and classes begin this week!

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:32pm

Western Libraries is hosting a farewell gathering in memory of Dr. Jeanne Armstrong who passed away on Nov.  17, 2017. The event will be held in the Solarium (Old Main 590) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Dr.  Armstrong arrived at Western in 1997 as a college-based librarian for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Over the past twenty years, she played a number of significant roles at Western Libraries.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:35am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is "Charulata," which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.9, 2018, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

Web Communication Technologies (WebTech) has launched the Western Digital Accessibility website to support the university's commitment in making its digital content accessible. The website includes resources for creating accessible digital content, a blog covering accessibility topics, and a form for alerting WebTech of accessibility concerns.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 9:43am

WWU's Student Employment Center has noted that a common scam has been occurring again on campus. Students are contacted and offered a job — typically as a personal assistant.  The  student is sometimes asked to run a couple simple errands for the scammer.  Then they are told the scammer is temporarily out of the country.  The scammer will tell the student they are going to send them a check — usually via UPSScam alert

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:48am

Winter quarter employee bus passes are valid January 8, 2018 – April 1, 2018

The employee cost for a quarterly bus pass is $23.

During the week of December 18-22, the Sustainable Transportation Office will have limited staff coverage. On December 26, we will return to our regular office hours which are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for walk-in service. We are available via email and phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bus pass distribution will begin the week of December 25.

There are two ways to purchase a bus pass.

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:46am

Board of Trustees Recap for Dec. 14 and 15

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.


Trustees Continue Conversation on Campus Diversity

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 8:47am

New Paid Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Increase

Initiative Measure No. 1433 (I-1433) was passed by Washington State voters on November 8, 2016 and was written into Chapter 49.46 RCW Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards. In addition to increasing the minimum wage, it requires Western to provide employees with paid sick leave. This law does not apply to employees who are ineligible for overtime such as Professional Staff employees, Executive Officers and Faculty.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:53am

As previously announced, the Multicultural Center project begins next week with preparations for relocation of the Bookstore to the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, and Vendor’s Row to the east side of the VU MPR. The contractor will close the MPR and begin installing construction fencing around the east side. Material/equipment will be moved in and out of the MPR; trucks and vehicles will be parked on High Street. Typical work hours will be 7 am to 4 pm. The MPR will be closed until the Bookstore reopens sometime in February. Please use caution around the construction site.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:11am

Governor Inslee released his 2018 Supplemental Budget on Thursday morning.  The budget proposal primarily focuses on fully funding K-12 education a year earlier than anticipated to meet the Supreme Court’s expectations around the McCleary decision.  There is little to report for Western, or for higher education in general.  None of Western’s three submitted decision packages were funded, but typically decision packages are negotiated through the house and senate versions of the budget, and then brought back to governor during budget reconciliation.  More info