Campus News

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:37am

The AS Club Activities Office (Club Hub) and the Ethnic Student Center (ESC) would like to congratulate the following clubs and club members for winning awards at the annual AS Club Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 27:

Club Leader of the Year: Gwen Gabert of Best Buddies

Inspiring Individual: Hailee Desrosier of Bellingham Order of the Saber

Unsung Hero: Clark Weitkamp of Bellingham Order of the Saber

Commitment to Justice: Yalda Naimzadeh of the South Asian Student Association (SASA)

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:33am

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:

  • Jyoti Bajwa
  • Harold Jeffries
  • Caleb Klein


Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:11pm

Did you miss the Virtual Q&A on May 27 about fall planning, with President Sabah Randhawa, Provost Brent Carbajal, and WWU vice presidents Melynda Huskey and Donna Gibbs? If so, click here to watch the recorded session, or go to

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 8:43am

University travelers first began submitting their authorization requests and reimbursements through Concur over six months ago. Many have reported this new travel system is easy to use and more intuitive than TEM. Travelers, delegates and approvers are very excited about the additional capabilities such as the mobile app features and enhanced reporting solutions.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:49am

Give Day is Today: Here’s Why Every Gift Matters 

“I just wanted to express my heart felt gratitude for your generous donation to the Student Emergency Fund Scholarship. The quarantine hit my family particularly hard…This money not only helps us pay our mortgage, it puts food in my kids’ mouths. I really cannot thank you enough for your generosity. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:27am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

In conjunction with the Western Alert test drill, Western will be conducting an earthquake drill. The campus community is encouraged to practice how to drop, cover and hold at this time if you are
able, or at some other time on June 3.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:10pm

This is the second year that the Career Services Center will participate in Give Day!  Last year we asked for support of our new Career Closet and were very grateful for the positive response.  This year with the loss of revenue from the Spring Career Fair, and the anticipated loss from our Fall events, the Career Services Center is once again, humbly asking, for our community’s help.  We know that continuing to develop collaborative partnerships, resources, and technical platforms that benefit Western Students and Alumni is critical as we navigate these economic uncertain ti

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:06pm

Washington State Senator Emily Randall (26th District - Bremerton, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor) is looking for nominations for a June 6 Virtual Graduation Celebration for students from institutions across the state as a way of honoring the Class of 2020. Note that this celebration is completely separate from Western's own virtual commencement on June 13.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 11:41am

Making community connections is one of Paula Dagnon’s specialties. She consistently volunteers her time to welcome those new to the WWU and Bellingham communities. Additionally, Paula offers her time and expertise without hesitation; empowering her colleagues to utilize and innovate with technology.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:27am

Section 10 of the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provides the following information about faculty professional leave:

Professional leave is granted for the purpose of affording faculty members an opportunity to carry forward research, to improve teaching techniques or methods, or to participate in other creative endeavors which by their nature and scope enable individuals to enhance their contributions to the programs of the University