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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 6:06pm

This is the third edition of my "Desk Notes." I would, again, like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my second message. I would even like to thank the many individuals who responded to the 'thongs' typo. The comments were all in good humor and were much enjoyed by me and my staff.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Rochelle Y. Penn Rasmussen-Sandeen was born on July 23, 1951.

Rocky passed away peacefully on April 9, 2009, surrounded by loved ones after a recent diagnosis of liver cancer.

She lived a life full of passion for learning and helping others and had a deep connection to her Native American roots with the Makah and Quileute tribes. She served as president of the Indigenous Studies Foundation/Honor Day.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 3:16pm

From Sept. 10 to 13, Western hosted the 16th International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology. The event took place in the Viking Union and was attended by roughly 160 participants, including many from abroad. Among the countries represented were Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Mexico.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:00pm

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees today selected Bruce Shepard, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, as Western's 13th president.

"The Board of Trustees strongly believes that Bruce Shepard is the person we need to lead Western Washington University into its increasingly bright future," said Kevin Raymond, board chair. "Dr. Shepard is a compelling leader who listens and inspires, with a demonstrated record of achievement. He is the right choice for Western."

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 11:00pm

Friday, Jan. 11, will be a big day in the life of Teresa LaFreniere. It’s the day that hordes of her family and friends from Western Washington University will wish her well as she leaves her beloved workplace of 42 years.

But LaFreniere has had plenty of big days. Take Tuesday, May 18, 1965, for instance. That’s the day she was hired to work full-time as assistant to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Western.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 11:00pm

Go red 'til they come home. That's the theme of a movement being carried on by a handful of Western Washington University staff members who have vowed to wear red every Friday until the military troops overseas return home.

It's a gesture of support for the men and women who serve, said June Fraser Thistle, a federal Perkins specialist and one of the driving forces behind the effort.

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