Campus News

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 9:17am

WWU employees who walk, bicycle, share a ride or ride the bus to work at least twice from Oct. 18 to 31 and enter the Fall state-wide Wheel Options promotion could win a trip to Rome for two, including airfare, lodging and a Rick Steves Best of Rome seven-day tour.

Every WWU staff or faculty employee who participates by logging at least two non-drive-alone trips to work between Oct. 18 and 31 will receive a two-for-one Amtrak Cascades coupon to use through next May.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 3:34pm

The Board of Trustees meeting for Aug. 21 has begun. Live audio of the meeting is being streamed at

The Board of Trustees Web site is at

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 3:10pm

This year, the Faculty & Staff Wellness Program has a new but familiar face. The Wellness Program has moved from the Center for Healthy Living and is now being administered by Human Resources.

Changes have been made to the program to keep what worked and change what didn’t. The program also has been expanded; programs available include:

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 11:05am

High Street will be partially imposed upon on from roughly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. A lift truck will occupy part of the street in connection with the Wilson Library construction. Traffic should be able to pass by each other, but it will be tight. Those performing maintenance, making deliveries or performing other tasks in the area should avoid parking across the street. The contractor will block it off early in the morning.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 11:02am

The Public Employees Benefits Board Program recently mailed 81,000 letters to subscribers requesting verification of dependent eligibility for state-subsidized health benefits.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 10:51am

Faculty and staff members who are not enrolled in direct deposit will begin receiving their checks by mail starting Nov. 10. Checks will be mailed to the W-2 address on file with the Payroll Office and no longer will be available at the University Cashier's Office. This includes paychecks for student employees.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 9:53am

Faculty members should order their teacher evaluation packets by Nov. 13 for timely distribution campuswide.

Departments should return all unused teacher evaluation bubble sheets and comment sheets to the WWU Testing Center, otherwise incorrect forms may be mixed in with order.

Reminder: The Testing Center's scanning machines will not detect information submitted on photocopies of teacher evaluation bubble sheets. Pen markings also are not detected. Only No. 2 pencil markings can be read.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 1:55pm

The Huxley College Speaker Series at Western Washington University presents Daniel Donato of the U.S. Forest Service, who will give a lecture titled "Adventures in Science: Story of the Biscuit Fire Controversy" at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 in Communications Facility Room 125.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:30am

The recognition ceremony from the recent 10-year anniversary celebration of the Campus Community Coalition will be aired on Bellingham's BTV10 television station this week. The ceremony is set to air at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

A live broadcast of BTV10 is available online at

For more information on the Campus Community Coalition, visit

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:42am

Eileen Coughlin, vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support Services, has announced a restructuring within her division as a result of the resignation of Director of Student Outreach Services Tom Nerini. He has accepted a great opportunity in Sedona, Ariz., as the admissions director for an exclusive high school.  Nerini has been with Western for the nearly nine years, both in Admissions and in Student Outreach Services.