For the past year WTA has not been charging a bus fare. On July 1, 2021, WTA will begin charging a fare again. Thanks to continued financial support from WWU a summer quarter employee bus pass still costs only $23, and it is good for unlimited rides on all WTA bus routes through 10/4/21. Purchase your employee bus pass today using the Bus Pass Request e-sign form.
It's been a busy month in WebTech, starting off with two major site updates: Huxley College of the Environment launched an updated website that is more consistent with the user experience of other sites supported by Western. Academic Technology User Services (ATUS) also went live with their updated website.
A core security release from the Drupal project was released. All sites have had the update applied.
Starting June 10 through July 31, the Print and Copy Center will have five complimentary large calendars (13” x 25”, 80# Text) available to all departments and they can be picked up at Mail Services.
The Department of Public Safety/University Police at Western Washington University is starting a pilot program to evaluate use of body-worn cameras by University Police officers.
“Body-worn cameras have become an increasingly important part of best-practice policing. The cameras have the potential to increase accountability and transparency. Through this pilot program, we hope to learn how to best utilize these cameras at Western,” said Darin Rasmussen, director of Public Safety and University Chief of Police.
The Western Card Office RFP project team has selected four finalists to receive product demonstrations from (find out more about the project here). During the course of the next two weeks, CBORD, Atrium, TouchNet and Transact Campus will present their products to the campus community. These demonstrations are free open to all who wish to attend. You may click on the links below to view the demonstrations. Please contact Jessie Phillips
Occam's Razor (OR), Western Washington University's student-run undergraduate interdisciplinary academic journal, is releasing Volume 11 by the end of Spring finals week. Vol. 11 will have a virtual release on Tuesday, June 8, on the website at occamsrazorwwu.org. The print version for Vol. 11 (as well as Vol. 10) is completely free to preorder on the website right now. Past volumes are also free to view via Western CEDAR.
After over a year of working remotely, your supervisor and you may agree to have you continue working remotely for a portion of your time, or for all of your time. Taking this route comes with some responsibility to keep your computer and Western’s data safe. Below are some working-from-home computer security basics. If you have any questions, please contact the ATUS Help Desk.
Just as it took some time to get your computer set up at home last year, it may take some time to get set up back in your campus office. Please expect up to a day of lost productivity for you, your staff, and colleagues.
Gather your equipment and office furniture: Gather any office equipment that you took home. Possible items may include your computer, monitor(s), docking station, cables, keyboard, mouse, printer, headset, webcam, mobile hot spot, office chair, lighting, other. Carefully package your equipment to avoid damage.
Attention Western Faculty & Staff,
Registration is now OPEN for Summer Wellness Classes! Summer classes will run Monday, June 21 - Friday, Sept.3. Classes are live during the 7-8am hour, Noon-1pm hour, and are accessible at any time with our Teams recording feature.
Scott Dorough is retiring as the Campus Energy Manager on June 30. Scott joined Western in August of 2014 and quickly began making his mark. In the ensuing nearly seven years Scott has spearheaded energy conservation efforts that lead to over a $4 million cumulative benefit to Western. This was achieved through a mix of utility rebates for facility upgrades, advocating for building operating changes and the avoided utility costs these measures achieved. Scott’s other passion at Western has been mentoring students through the Institute for Energy Studies.