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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 10:27am

The Western Washington University X Prize team successfully completed the range test this morning at the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition, which is taking place at Michigan International Speedway in Detroit.

The team from WWU's Vehicle Research Institute didn't encounter any problems in completing the 68 miles required of vehicles in the alternative class during the morning track run.

Next up for WWU are the emissions and dynamic safety tests next week.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 11:34am

Statistics from Western Washington University's performance in the knockout phase of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition have been posted online. As of now, information from the highway and urban efficiency tests is available, and more data will be posted as it comes available.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 11:44am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has announced that the university has received final approval from the state Office of Financial Management for its response to the state’s “furlough bill”, ESSB 6503.

Western's plan, which was presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 11 meeting, was to achieve the one-time $1.172-million reduction mandated by the legislature without closing the university or requiring employees to take furlough days.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:21am

Summer quarter 2010 at Western Washington University runs from June 22 to Aug. 20. The hours for Wilson Library during summer session are as follows:

Normal weeks

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Independence Day

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:07am

The Western Washington University X Prize team has put Viking 45 through its paces so far this week, having completed the three efficiency events. On Tuesday, the crew from WWU's Vehicle Research Institute completed the highway efficiency test, driving Viking 45 for 90 miles around the track at Michigan International Speedway in Detroit. The team appears to have done well in that event, but official results are not yet available.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 9:24am

Administrative Computing Services (ADMCS) at Western Washington University has announced that PDF reporting is now available for Banner.

This WWU Green Initiative provides many advantages. Probably the greatest feature of PDF reports for Banner users is the capability to search for any character string in the report. The PDF report can also be copied to a shared (P) or local drive. Or, it can be emailed to others.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 9:36am

Western Washington University is the only university left in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition, part of which is taking place this week in Detroit. The team from Cornell University, which had been the only other university entry, dropped out on Mondy after experiencing technical difficulties.

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 12:13pm

Viking 45 is back on the track. The team from Western Washington University competing in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize competition completed the urban efficiency test this morning and takes to the track for the city efficiency test at 12:30 p.m. today.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 11:20am

The team of students and faculty members from Western Washington University's Vehicle Research Institute passed a big hurdle yesterday, clearing the technical inspections on Viking 45.

The car is now cleared to compete in the first round of knockout stage testing on Monday, June 21.

For more information on the team, and to track the vehicle's progress live beginning Monday, visit http://auto.xprize.org/teams/western-washington-university?carId=135.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:18am

The folks running the Faculty & Staff Wellness Program at Western Washington University are looking for input from WWU faculty and staff members to help them create an environment more conducive to healthy lifestyles.

Results from the survey, which is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9LH2ZF6, will be used to enhance worksite wellness at WWU and to give program staff a better understanding of the wellness culture at the university.

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