Campus News

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 9:54am

The meetings of the Western Washington University Board of Trustees are audiocast live. The Board of Trustees meets at 3 p.m. June 10 and at 8 a.m. June 11 in Old Main Room 340 on the WWU campus. To listen to the audiocast, click here.

Information materials for the meeting is available on the Board of Trustees Web site at

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 9:50am

More than a hundred conversations with community members, civic leaders and advocates for Western Washington University have been completed as part of President Bruce Shepard's 100 Conversations initiative.

Results from those conversations have been made available online on the 100 Conversations website.

Shepard sent a message to participants on Tuesday, June 8, recapping what has happened as the initiative progressed. Among those items:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 9:23am

Facilities Management at Western Washington University will begin a couple of campus bicycle and pedestrian projects on June 21.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 9:06am

The annual faculty and staff breakfast and opening convocation at Western Washington University will be held on Friday, Sept. 17.

Breakfast will be served for WWU faculty and staff in the Viking Commons from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the opening convocation begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

Tickets are required for breakfast, and invitations with additional details will be sent to faculty and staff via e-mail in early September.

For more information, contact Fran Maas at (360) 650-7545 or

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 11:00am

The Western Washington University Alumni Association is filling the goodie basket in preparation for another Western Wednesday this Wednesday, June 9. Wear your Western gear, show off your collective Western spirit and your office could win the goodie basket filled with coffee and cookies and be entered into a drawing for a catered lunch from Ciaò Thyme. The goodie basket will be making the rounds from 10 to 11 a.m., and the winning office will receive the goods by noon.

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:52am

Western Today is looking for information on faculty and staff research and other projects this summer. Are you doing work about which you're especially proud? Are you conducting interesting research in far-off corners of the globe or right here on the WWU campus?

We like to keep tabs on all of the interesting work that goes on here at Western, so let us know what you're up to this summer! To submit news, use the contact form here or send an e-mail to or

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:33am

Summer Viking Xpress bus passes for Western Washington University faculty and staff are now available. The passes are valid from June 20 to Sept. 18.

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:06am

The Western Washington University Police Department has announced it will not offer a grace period when texting while driving and failure to use a hands-free device become primary traffic offenses on June 10.

It is common for the state patrol and other law enforcement agencies to offer an educational grace period when a new law requires drivers to change long-standing behavior.

“Drivers have already had nearly two years to adjust their driving habits,” said Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste. “We will fully enforce this law from day one.”

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:04am

Kathleen Saunders, an instructor in the Department of Anthropology at Western Washington University, has been named the recipient of the 2009-2010 Ronald Kleinknecht Excellence in Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

From the award announcement:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 10:40am

The Teaching-Learning Academy is wrapping up for the quarter; the year-end TLA Academy Awards celebration is 4:30 to 6 p.m. today, June 2, in Viking Union Room 565.

In recognition of the 2009-10 TLA study question ("What do we mean by a sustainable, reflective learning culture?"), the TLA is sponsoring Reflection Week, now through the end of this week, during which it encourages the campus community to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the year.