Faculty and staff Viking Xpress passes for winter quarter will be available starting Tuesday, Dec. 1. The passes will be available for purchase through the Sustainable Transportation Office. Online forms for payroll deduction or cash payment are available at the Transportation Web site at http://www.wwu.edu/transportation/. Passes are delivered through campus mail, unless arrangements for personal pick-up are made. The cost to the employee is $23.
The Associated Students Pop Music will host the band The Books on Nov. 21 in the Performing Arts Center Mainstage.
The Books are an experimental band that mixes electronica, folk and acoustic music. They are comprised of Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto, both based out of Massachusetts. During live shows they use audio-video technology to incorporate samples of sounds, speech, music, text and pictures.
Dec. 1 is the deadline to submit comments on the proposed Workers’ Compensation and Transitional Return-to-Work policy from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at Western Washington University.
The President’s Office has posted the following policy for 30-day campus review:
The proposed policy is a new policy. The policy will notify staff of their Whistleblower rights, explain how the university will administer the Act, and establish authorities for maintaining compliance.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, drilling and casting of augercast pilings will begin in the courtyard of Miller Hall. These pilings are being constructed to support the new “collaboration structure.”
The piling auger will be mounted on a small, diesel-run, excavator-like piece of equipment smaller than the forklift that has been on site. The hollow stemmed auger will be used to drill into the ground to a specific depth. A concrete mix will be pumped down the stem of the auger while the auger is slowly withdrawn, leaving a shaft of fluid concrete to ground level.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and his wife, Cyndie, are inviting WWU faculty and staff to the annual holiday celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
After completing its review of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard, the WWU Board of Trustees has released the following statement:
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES PUBLIC STATEMENT SUMMARIZING THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF PRESIDENT BRUCE SHEPARD (October, 2009)
Commencement activities begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Carver Gym and the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Building on campus. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by the Memory Walk, which concludes at approximately noon.
All academic and administrative units are asked to avoid activity that would conflict with commencement.
The following faculty members should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at fall commencement:
Jeanne Armstrong, Deborah Forgays, Pamela Hall, Joyce Hammond, Nicole Hoekstra, Brad Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Bridget Kelley, Kimberly Lynn, Carolyn Nielsen, Keith Russell, Kathleen Saunders, Kristine Slentz, Karen Stout, Charles Sylvester, Daniel Warner, Davis Zhu