Dr. Eugene Hogan, former professor of political science, sadly passed away on Jan. 14. Gene, as he was known to his friends and colleagues, taught constitutional law and American government for 32 years until he retired in 2001.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has begun a blog to better address questions and concerns about issues of interest to the campus community. Bruce's Blog is available on his Web site at https://president.wwu.edu/.
To submit a subject for consideration or to comment on a post that Bruce has already made, please send an e-mail message to email@example.com.
Jan. 25 is the registration deadline for the "General Education and Assessment: Maintaining Momentum, Achieving New Priorities" conference, to be held Feb. 18 to 20 in Seattle.
Western Washington University is well represented at the conference. More information: http://www.aacu.org/blast/meetings/network/gened10reg3.cfm.
On Monday, Jan. 25, Dawson Construction will begin construction of barrier walls inside Miller Hall corridors. Shortly after that, demolition for the new electrical room in the dirt crawl space area of the basement in the north east corner of 1940s building will begin. Several other areas will be impacted as part of this work. The interior ramp at the north end of the building will be demolished, as will the adjacent office suite (Room 153) above the basement electrical room. Office suite 155, which is above suite 153, also will be part of the demolition area.
The "Leadership for What? Alumni and Parents Talk About Leadership" event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, on the Western Washington University campus. The event, which is open to all students, will feature a range of accomplished alumni and parents describing their leadership journeys and their work in the world making change in business and industry, internationally and locally.
The keynote speaker is a CEO of a local banking and finance institution. The closing speakers are in the administration of President Obama.
The application deadline for the Harold & Lyla Lant pre-law scholarship has been extended to Feb. 16.
Applications are available in the Academic Advising Center, located in Old Main Room 380.
The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University is recruiting International Peer Advisors for the 2010-2011 academic year. IPAs are trained to advise AUAP students (from Asia University in Tokyo, Japan) as they acclimate to life in the residence halls and the WWU/Bellingham community. IPAs reside on campus and work for 19hours per week.
Since early this morning, a limited number of users (telephones) are not able to dial off-campus, either local or long distance.
Telecommunication Services is working on the problem and will notify the campus community when a solution is completed. Those whose telephones are affected should call the Telecommunications Help Desk at (360) 650-3600 and report the numbers they are calling from. This will help Telecommunicaitons Services identify and isolate the problem.
Retired Western Washington University Education Professor William Demmert passed away quietly on Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, at the age of 75.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nora, and their four children.
Of Oglalla Sioux and Tlingit heritage, Demmert received his doctorate in Education from Harvard in 1973. While attending the university, he worked in the U.S. Senate for Senators Ted Kennedy and Walter Mondale on the original Indian Education Act.
Summer teaching grants provide time for full-time faculty members to engage in projects that will result in significant enhancement of instruction. The following faculty members have been awarded summer teaching grants for 2010:
College of Fine & Performing Arts
- Kacey Morrow (Art)
College of Humanities & Social Sciences