Campus News

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 9:22am

Two H1N1 vaccination clinics will be offered on campus in early December. Please read below to see if you are eligible to receive free H1N1 vaccine, and if so, how to reserve your appointment.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, both  in the Viking Union Multipurpose room, WWU nurses will be providing free H1N1 injectable vaccine to the following categories of people:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 9:18am

Would you like to access your W-2 information quicker this year? Would you like to be able to print your W-2 if and when you need it?

Now you can make this happen by consenting to receive your W-2 information on Web4U instead of receiving a paper form.

Just log in to Web4U, click on Employee, Tax Forms, W-2 Consent. Read the information, click on the Consent Box, submit by Dec. 31 and it is done.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 4:25pm

Daniel Larner, Faculty Senate president, called the 2009-2010 senate to order at 4:04 p.m. Senators accepted senate minutes of Nov. 9, 2009, along with the standing committee minutes. Senators expressed support for recommendations in the University Planning and Resource Council minutes that a capital campaign include models such as the Sustainability Initiative.

President Larner presented a first draft charge to a potential graduate advisory committee, which will be debated in the senate next quarter.

WWU Provost Catherine Riordan reported:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:46pm

The Big Read/Whatcom Reads is putting on a writing contest for county students.

To be eligible, participants must attend a high school or institution of higher education in Whatcom County.

The theme is "deception." When does a lie become the truth? How far would you go to win?

The writing contest is being held in honor of the book "Old School" by Tobias Wolff, The Big Read/WhatcomReads 2009-2010 book choice.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:20pm

Hundreds of new children's and young adult books will be on sale at WWU in the upcoming Children's Literature Book Sale sponsored by the English Department.

The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 in Wilson Library Room 171. The room is accessible from High Street.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:47am

Wondering whether Western Washington University will be open on a particularly stormy day? Read the 2009-2010 Storm Line card to discover how to find out what the university's schedule is going to be when nasty weather strikes.

The Storm Line card is produced by the Office of University Communications at WWU.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:45am

Students in the Campus Sustainability Planning Studio will be making their research presentations on Dec. 2 and 3. The student research covers a variety of topics:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 8:34am

Because of a glitch in the e-mail database used to send the teaser e-mail for Western Today, no message was sent to the WWU community Monday, Nov. 23.

Even when no e-mail message is sent out, however, all of the normal Western Today content will be on the Web site.

The database issue has been resolved. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 10:45am

The "Auction Block to Hip Hop" production takes place at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 23, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The event costs $5 for general admission and $2 for WWU students with ID.

"Auction Block to Hip Hop" is a theater production about a big Hip Hop mogul named Set Fo' Life. He is at a big award show where he wins awards for his hit record "Pimpin' ain't easy," and on that night he is visited by three ghosts who take him back to the time of his great-great-great grandfather and grandmother, who are leading a slave revolt.

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 10:36am

The EHS Report from Western’s Environmental Health & Safety Office is available online. The fall quarter 2009 issue includes the following articles: