Campus News

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 9:14am

Officials with the Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center in Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University plan to hold a brown-bag lunch discussion at noon Friday, Feb. 12, to learn about assistive technology and support for diverse learning needs at the university.

The lunch will take place in Miller Hall Room 162. For more information, contact Linda Schleef at or (360) 650-2783.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 9:00am

Wendy Bohlke, senior counsel in the Office of the Attorney General at Western Washington University, has released the following information regarding permissible and impermissible activities for WWU faculty and staff during the legislative season.

Legally permissible activities for faculty and staff:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:49am

Dave Sansone, director of Perennial Harvest and owner of Edible Planet Landscaping, will speak on edible forest gardening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Fraser Hall Room 4 on the Western Washington University campus.

Edible forest gardening is a method of growing food that mimics a natural forest by interplanting fruit and nut trees, berry shrubs, vines, ground covers and vegetables. Whether you have access to a community garden, a city lot, country acreage, you can grow more food with an edible forest garden.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:12am

The Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment at Western Washington University has announced the availability of a limited number of summer grants for WWU faculty members who wish to use online tools such as tutorials, simulations and discussions to enhance their existing courses.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:08am

Western Washington University faculty and staff can get 20-percent discounts, and WWU alumni can get 50-percent discounts, to the first three opening nights of "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)" at the Mount Baker Theatre.

The discounts are valid only for the shows on Feb. 10, 11 and 12. These dates also include a special Q&A session with director Mark Kuntz, an associate professor of Theatre Arts, and the show's cast.

As always, tickets for students are just $10.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 9:49am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard posted a new blog entry this morning on what one person called the "Starbuckization" of Wilson Library. Check out Bruce's new post here. In his post, Bruce talks about the Library's plans to create a "learning commons," part of which would be a new cafe, study and relaxation area.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 9:25am

Testing confirms a diagnosis of active tuberculosis for a Western Washington University student seen at the WWU Student Health Center last week. This news was relayed to all faculty, staff, students and parents in e-mail messages sent this morning from Emily Gibson, director of the Student Health Center at WWU, and Greg Stern, a health officer with the Whatcom County Health Department.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 4:00pm

Nominations are now being accepted for the Women of Color Empowerment Award, which recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in contributions to women of color while enhancing his or her understanding and sensitivity to issues and concerns for women of color. All enrolled students, faculty and staff of Western Washington University are eligible to be nominated. Nomination forms are available online at, and submissions are due by 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 3:50pm

The winter quarter edition of "Connected: News from the Western Libraries" is now available. In this issue are an introduction to new librarian Gabe Gossett, a piece on the Map Library, a story about art at the Archives, a look forward to the new Special Collections space and more. The issue is available at

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 2:59pm

The winter newsletter from the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University is now online. The newsletter, which is available at, contains stories on international service-learning in Kenya, new staff members, the new strategic plan, the MLK Read-In and a community partner highlight.