Campus News

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 10:39am

Human Resources has added the following names to the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:32am

Photos by art student Michelle Alexis Newman are on display this quarter in the President/Provost offices, Old Main Room 450, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The photos will remain on view until March 11.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:28am

The 16th Annual Employee Arts & Crafts Show at Western Washington University is open to all faculty and staff members. Entry forms must be submitted by Friday, March 5. Forms are available online at

"Art and Sustainability" is an added theme for 2010, but submissions do not have to fit into the sustainable category to be accepted in the show.

The exhibit runs March 15 to 19 in Viking Union Rooms 565 and 567.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:23am

A special issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy, called “Art, Social Imagination and Democratic Education” and dedicated to the life and work of Maxine Greene, is now online at

The journal is published by the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 10:55am

Western Washington University and the Center for Service-Learning are offering a course on rural Kenya this summer. The class, “Kenya: Field Studies and Collaborative International Service-Learning,” will be held during the nine-week Summer Session, with five weeks on the ground in Kenya, from July 5 to Aug. 12.

An information session will be held at noon Feb. 5 in College Hall Room 131 to present details of the program.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 10:46am

If you've been curious as to what happened to the dynamic body-based, political artists of the 80s, such as Andre Serrano, Karen Finley, Renee Cox, Kiki Smith, look no further. Western’s Studio Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes Keith Boadwee, one of the many artists who achieved fame in the 80s and 90s. Often categorized as a “shock” artist, he continues to make dynamic, thought-provoking work despite the recent repressive political era and fickle art market that would prefer to consume more “palatable” art.

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 10:33am

The offices of Business and Financial Affairs and Academic Affairs at Western Washington University have posted the following policies for 30-day campus review from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28:

Academic Affairs – University Archives and Records Center

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 9:34am

Western Votes and the Associated Students of Western Washington University are planning a walk-out and rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, in the Performing Arts Center Plaza on campus.

”In this rally it is our goal to educate the public about what it would mean to have the state's budget for higher education cut and inspire the student body into taking action to inform their legislators that they do not agree with the governor's new budget and proposed cuts to higher education,” said Western Votes member Heather Siddiqui.

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 9:30am

The Associated Students club Chinese Student Association will play host to “Lunar New Year’s Night” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include performances by students, traditional calligraphy and live ritual dance. There will also be free food, karaoke and face painting.

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 9:28am

The Associated Students Outback Center will play host to David Sansone, who will talk about “Edible Forest Gardening” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Fraser Hall Room 4.

Sansone, director of Perennial Harvest, will present a digital slideshow about a cultivation method that mimics nature using a mix of fruit, nut trees and berry producing shrubs that can produce more than modern farms in a sustainable way.

Sansone has been to Bellingham four times to share his passion for sustainable food production.