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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
At a January meeting of the President’s Cabinet at Western Washington University, a new policy, "Administering the State Employee Whistleblower Act (POL-U1000.15)," was reviewed and then approved by President Bruce Shepard. This policy notifies university employees of their rights under the State Employee Whistleblower Protection Act (Chapter 42.40 RCW).
A retirement reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in honor of Sheryl Jensen, the office manager at Residence Life, who is retiring after six years of service. The reception will be held in the Old Main Solarium.