The Registrar’s Office would like to invite faculty to attend the summer commencement ceremony held on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Carver Academic Facility. All colleges will participate in one ceremony at 9:45 am. Departments or participating faculty are asked to submit names and associated departments no later than Friday, Aug. 16 by emailing Heather Christianson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation and complete details will be sent to those attending.
The annual free Summer Noon Concert Series on the PAC Plaza begins July 3.
The July lineup is as follows:
July 3: The Black Chevys (Rock 'n' Soul)
July 10: The Dawn Bombs (Indie pop)
July 17: Paula Boggs Band (jazz, world music, rock, Americana)
July 24: Moon Palace (Indie rock)
July 31: Gallowglass Irish Band (traditional Irish music)
This summer there are a number of drop-in options available to Western students at the Tutoring Center. Located at Western Libraries in Wilson 280, the Tutoring Center is open twenty hours per week and offers support for Chemistry, Math, Biology, Physics, and Econ. Summer Quarter hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with course specific support listed during the dates and times below:*
Please note that Mail Services will be open summer hours from July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 2. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If there is an emergency after 4:30, please call the main Print, Copy and Mail office at x3545.
Western Washington University’s Extended Education unit is transitioning to its new name, Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE).
Sept. 1, 2019 will be the official launch of the new name. All systems and references to Extended Education are expected to be changed to Outreach and Continuing Education by that date, however efforts to start the process will launch as early as July 1, 2019.
The Provost Office is accepting student speaker nominations for Summer Commencement.
Being the student commencement speaker is an opportunity to convey a message of encouragement and congratulations, share common experience and insights, and inspire fellow graduates to carry their WWU education with pride into the world.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
In order to be eligible to be a student speaker at commencement, students must:
• Complete a degree application in the Registrar’s Office and be pending to graduate summer quarter.
On Tuesday the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released quarterly projections for state revenues, showing an increase of $432 million in the state’s near general fund for the 2019-21 biennium, which begins on July 1st. According to the Forecast Council, legislation passed during the 2019 legislative session accounts for most of the forecasted increase in the 2019-21 biennium.
On June 25, 2019, the beta version of Western’s Multimedia Archives Based Electronic Library (MABEL) will be available to the university community. This central repository will allow for the discovery, sharing, and preservation of Western's digital assets, which includes images, video and sound recordings, and textual documents.
Event Description: High school and middle school students across the country from WWU’s College Quest Program, will be on campus for the week to gain college experience. These 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are currently taking Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking 100. Each student will learn how to develop a speech from beginning to end. The students will deliver an open mic presentation in the form of a TED Talk about a current social justice issue in America.
Western Washington University’s Department of Design is offering a new illustration certificate beginning fall 2019. The program is six classes, making up 18 credits, with two courses running each quarter of the 2019/20 academic year.
The new certificate gives students the chance to supplement their degree by adding this extra credential to their repertoire. The program also aims to help students consider a career as a freelance illustrator.