In this time of uncertainty, we as a community have increasingly come to rely upon technology to bridge the distances between us. One of the most important technologies to help faculty, students, and staff connect with each other has been Microsoft Teams.
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:
- Kathy Brog
- Matt Hardy
- Benjamin Heezen
- Sarah Neugebauer
- Alena Washburn
Western Washington University is revisioning operations of its SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo due to impacts from COVID-19, during which time the facility will be closed.
This year, the AS Fall Info Fair will be a virtual event through the Western Involvement Network (WIN). A planning committee is hard at work on details to make this event exciting for all returning and incoming students. In order for campus departments to sign up and take part in the event, you will need to create a Departmental Page on WIN, if you have not already.
Whatcom County Health Department has partnered with Whatcom Unified Command and researchers at Western Washington University to launch a survey to learn more about people’s choices about COVID-19 personal prevention practices.
After serving Western and the Communication Studies department for over two decades, Department Manager Ann Reynolds will log off for the last time on Friday, Aug. 7.
Reynolds first came to Western as a student; as an undergrad, she dreamed of becoming a junior high science teacher. Reality, however, found this wouldn’t be a good fit for her.
As students and teachers around the country have experienced, online education is here to stay. The free “Lessons in Remote Learning” panel on Aug. 12 will provide students, faculty, community members and other learners the opportunity to hear from remote learning experts.
Western Washington University Professor of Chemistry Steven Emory has been named as the interim director of Western’s Scientific Technical Services (STS) program.
“Dr. Emory is an experienced and collaborative leader who understands the important role of University-level instrumentation and technical support services for enabling research and experiential teaching. He is exceptionally well-qualified, and I’m delighted he has agreed to serve in this role,” said David Patrick, Western's vice provost for Research.
Western's Honors Program is hosting its first virtual Social Justice Community Engagement Group for students at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 6, with professors Anika Tilland-Stafford and Katie Brian. The SJCE group will meet bi-weekly to share resources, discuss current issues concerning social and environmental justice, and explore concrete ways to support work for greater equity. While situated in Honors, SJCE welcomes students from all programs and degree stages who want to join and turn learning into social action.