Ten Western students in the university's summer Global Learning Faculty-led Program, “Himalaya Cultures & Ecology: Field Program in Ladakh” recently had a private audience with the Dalai Lama in Zanskar Valley, India. These students were participating in a Global Learning Program through the WWU Education Abroad office, which was led by Peter Impala in association with Charles Ashbaugh, Director of the Institute for Village Studies (IVS).
Auburn University Professor J.V. Ortiz will speak at Western Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. in Parks Hall 244 on "Electron Propagator Theory, Dyson Orbitals and Correlation-Bound Anions."
The Whatcom County Health Department is advising residents to check current air quality conditions and take precautions before engaging in any outdoor activities. Smoke from nearby wildfires has created unhealthy air quality for much of Whatcom County.
Four classes in the Equity and Inclusion Training Series will be offered this month, including two devoted to the STEM field.
The renovation of Carver Academic is nearing its fall quarter completion date!
- Furniture deliveries are taking place this week; please avoid the fire lane/service road between Bond Hall and Carver.
- Although the building is open for sport camps, the building is not open to the general public. Please refrain from entering the building so that the contractor and university crews can work undisturbed.
- “Freshens,” the new eatery in the northeast corner, is under construction.
The Legislature adjourned sine die last Thursday, July 20, following the conclusion of the 105-day regular session on April 23 and three 30-day special sessions. For the first time during an odd-numbered year in state history, the Legislature adjourned without passage of a biennial capital budget with new appropriations, despite the House of Representatives and Senate each introducing new 2017-19 capital budget proposals since July 1.
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:
The Career Services Center of Western Washington University surveyed the graduates of the 2015-2016 academic year, and the results show continued improvement in the job market for recent graduates.
While the percentage of bachelor’s degree recipients reporting employment was similar to the previous year at 83.1 percent compared to 82.7 percent, the percentage securing field-related jobs increased by 2 percent.
The Equal Opportunity Office is pleased to share our Summer 2017 EOO Newsletter, available online at http://www.wwu.edu/eoo/summer2017/index.shtml. Topics in this Newsletter include:
Candidate interviews for the vice president for University Relations and Marketing now online. Note that you will need to login with your Universal ID to view them.