Campus News

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:51am

The Washington State Division of Retirement Services has announced the following changes to pension contribution rates:

The changes will only affect those WWU employees on the following pension plans: LEOFF, PERS, and TRS. The contribution rates for 2019-21 are presented in the charts below. The rates for LEOFF and PERS listed in the first chart are effective July 1, 2019. The contribution rates for TRS listed in the subsequent chart are effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:34am

Western’s Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA) Program is now open to all campus members for the 2019 growing season. The VSA program brings together students, staff, and faculty and Whatcom/Skagit County produce and producers. VSA offers you the opportunity to support local farmers in exchange for shares of the freshest possible food from their seasonal harvest.  Compared to organic produce bought in grocery stores or markets, the average savings on produce from a CSA Farm Box are 25-30 percent.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:46am

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:

  • Roger Chervenock
  • Solon Gray
  • Margaret Lyons
  • Edwin Malpica
  • Tina Nelson
  • Meghan Williams


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:23am

Avid fly fisher and conservationist Hugh Lewis will give a talk entitled “Fly Fishing – Beyond the Sport” on July 9 at 2 p.m. in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:35am

Western Today will take a short intersession break after its edition on Monday, June 17, and will return first day of summer quarter classes on Tuesday, June 25.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:35pm

Have you been wondering if it would work for you to take the bus? Summer is the perfect time to try a new travel routine.

Summer quarter bus passes are on sale now and they can be purchased in the following two ways:

1.            Submit a “Bus Pass Request” esign form, or

2.            Fill out a Bus Pass Request Form in person in the Sustainable

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:30pm

Noémi Ban, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp who became an outspoken advocate and educator on the horrors of the Holocaust and the enduring power of love and tolerance, died on Friday, June 7 at the age of 96.

Ban had been a frequent speaker at Western since the mid-1990s, offering the university’s students, faculty and staff a message not only of remembrance, but of hope and healing.

“Life is precious. Life is wonderful. I love life and I refuse to give in to hate,” she would tell rapt audiences at her quarterly presentations on campus.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:18pm

Attention Western Faculty & Staff,

Registration is now OPEN for Summer 2019 Faculty & Staff Wellness Program classes!

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am

WWU Journalism Instructor Joan Connell has co-written with Adam Bartholomew a new book, "Healing All Creation: Genesis, the Gospel of Mark, and the Story of the Universe," which is about to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:30am

Dear WWU Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to become part of Community Engagement Fellows ( in 2019-2020!