Campus News

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 12:11pm

Students from Yonsei University in Korea will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 9, to share their experiences in International Programs and Exchanges with the Center for International Studies.

The event takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. in College Hall Room 131. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 12:00pm

The following faculty members should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at Winter Commencement:

Andrea Gogrof-Voorhees, Steve Henson, Erica Johnson, Susan Kincaid, Donald Larsen, Matthew Liao-Troth, John Miles, Sandra Mottner, Tim Pilgrim, George Sanders, Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, Kris Slentz, Peter Smith, Chris Suczek, Elsi Vassdal-Ellis, Daniel Warner and Christopher Wise.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:47am

Audio from the Western Washington University's Board of Trustees' meetings Feb. 4 and 5 are available online at

All BOT meetings are audiocast live, and the recordings are available online a day after the meetings.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:33am

Professor H. William Wilson – beloved husband, father, best friend, scientist, professor, teacher, hockey player, mountain climber and sports fan – completed his life's journey in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, after a brief, valiant fight with pneumonia.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:26am

John Erickson, a child of the plains of the Midwest, passed away on Feb. 4, 2010.

Erickson grew up in various South Dakota and Nebraska towns. His father was a minister, so part of his upbringing was meeting new people in new places. He loved academia, the mental exercise and the chance to share knowledge with others. After graduating from Yankton College, he went to serve as an instructor in the Army Air Corps. At the end of the war he married his first wife -- a girl from Omaha -- and they stayed in Omaha, went to Omaha University and had a son.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 10:03am

Thomas Weisner, a professor of anthropology in the departments of psychiatry (NPI Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health) and anthropology at UCLA, will present “What’s best for children – and what this means in an unequal world?” from noon to 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Fairhaven College Auditorium as part of the World Issues Forums.

Weisner also will speak at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in Communications Facility Room 231 regarding critical challenges to child wellbeing.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 9:46am

Faculty members from the anthropology, sociology and environmental studies departments are getting together from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204 to discuss the recent earthquake and ongoing humanitarian situation in Haiti, says Scott Miles, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 9:23am

Western Washington University student employee supervisors are invited to nominate an outstanding student employee for the 2010 Student Employee of the Year award. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.

The award winner will be announced during National Student Employment Week, which is scheduled for April 11 to 17.

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 8:36am

The Western Washington University Renewable Energy Fee Committee invites all students, staff and faculty to participate in an upcoming community conversation on the WWU Renewable Energy Fee from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Fraser Hall Room 4.

The Renewable Energy Fee has provided for the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits for the past five years and will return to WWU students for renewal in the spring Associated Students elections.

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 4:19pm

Western Washington University rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a rose pruning class at noon on Feb. 11 in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus.

For more information, call Gary Hodge at (360) 650-2878.