Campus News

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:41am

Western Washington University’s wind quintet, Fifth Inversion, will be featured at the 2017 National Flute Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, performing five new, five minute compositions by five Western faculty composers.

Fifth Inversion is comprised of Western faculty, including flute instructor Lisa McCarthy, oboe instructor Jennifer Weeks, clarinet instructor Erika Block, bassoon instructor Pat Nelson and horn instructor Gustavo Camacho.

The National Flute Association (NFA) selected their proposal, “5x5x5,” out of nearly 500 entries.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:36am

The Annual Steam Shutdown is scheduled from Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:49am

Western Washington University Professor of Chemistry David Patrick has been appointed director of Western’s Scientific Technical Services (STS) program. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:53am

After 25 years of service at Western, Audrey Andersen will be retiring from her position at the end of July. Of those past 25 years, nine have been spent in the Wade King Student Recreation Center as the department’s Program Manager. According to the Director of Campus Recreation Adam Leonard, “Audrey has been an integral part of our department for the past nine years. She has provided steady support and organization to a high-paced work environment.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:15pm

Western Washington University Senior Instructor of Liberal Studies Tom Moore has published a collection of poetry, “Acceptable Time,” with Ravenna Books.

Moore describes his interest in poetry as long-standing.

“It began when I first read the Welch poet, Dylan Thomas, in high school,” said Moore.

The poems in his new book all center on the concept of time, and represent a sample of the work he has completed over the last 20 years. 

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:14am

Due to overwhelming demand for our new summer offering of an All Day STAR workshop, Human Resources will be opening up an additional date this August. The Supervisor Training And Resources (STAR) workshops are mandatory for all employees at Western with supervisory responsibilities. The workshops typically take sixteen hours to complete through individual workshops that are offered once per quarter. The All Day version fulfills this requirement in just eight hours.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:05am

Boeing has given 50 computer servers to Western Washington University for use in its new CyberRange Poulsbo, a virtual environment where students in Western’s Computer Information System Security (CISS) program will practice cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development.

Without the gift, Western would have had to spend about $250,000 on the server systems.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30pm

President Randhawa is pleased to announce that the search committee for the vice president for University Relations and Marketing has concluded its review and evaluation of applications and has selected three strongly qualified candidates to invite to campus for interviews beginning Tuesday, July 25.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:46am

Dear Colleagues,

We ask that you kindly hold the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 20 for Opening Convocation 2017. 

Complimentary breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and Opening Convocation will begin at 9:10 a.m. 

Click here for your save-the-date details.

Thank you,

Barbara Sandoval
Assistant to the President & Secretary to the Board of Trustees