Campus News

Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:35am

Western Student Transportation, the Western Card office and WTA are conducting a functionality test of the Western Card as bus pass during winter quarter. During the test, a group of students and staff will use specially encoded Western cards that also function as Viking Xpress bus passes.

The purpose of the test is to evaluate feasibility of adding bus pass functionality to the Western card. The test is anticipated to run from Jan. 19 through Feb. 22. Participating students were selected by an application process that ran for a month beginning in early December.

Monday, January 25, 2010 - 10:55am

Western Washington University student employee supervisors are invited to nominate an outstanding student employee for the 2010 Student Employee of the Year award.

The award winner will be announced during National Student Employment Week, which is scheduled for April 11 to 17.

Monday, January 25, 2010 - 9:24am

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.

Monday, January 25, 2010 - 9:21am

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

To submit a subject for consideration or to comment on a post that Bruce has already made, please send an e-mail message to

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:46am

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:

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:24am

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.

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:04am

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 11:31am

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:57am

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:41am

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.