Reminder to all employees to upload your photo so we can "see" you at the Celebration of Excellence Awards ceremony on Oct. 23! We want your fun images of yourself, pets, kids or whatever you think will catch folks' attention or which represents your "working from home" life - or your time on campus for essential employees - these days!
From 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 the Young Democrats of WWU will host via Zoom a local Democratic Candidate Forum for the upcoming election. This event will feature the competitive 42nd legislative district (Alicia Rule and Rep. Sharon Shewmake), a representative from R90, US Rep. Rick Larsen, and many more local campaigns! The majority of the event will be prewritten questions, and at the end, there will be an opportunity for student attendees to ask the candidates their own questions.
Each Friday this quarter, WWU students can stop by the Free Food Pop-Up Pantry at Vendor's Row between the hours of 2 and 3:30 to pick up free farm-fresh produce, nonperishables, and menstrual products.
Western has a new defense against cybercriminals out to steal your credentials. All community members now can (and should!) sign up for multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Hey, where did Sustainable Transportation and Parking Services go? Sustainable Transportation has moved out of the Office of Sustainability to combine with Parking Services and create a new unit on campus called Transportation Services, housed in the Student Business Office. Shelby Zimmerman will manage the unit and continue to oversee parking operations, and Jillian Trinkaus remains the campus resource for traveling using active transportation and for transportation planning.
Students and graduates looking jobs and internships are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Fall Career Fair, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.
Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 516-21 WAC, Student Conduct Code
Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12)
Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish: Update student conduct code to be in compliance with new Title IX federal regulations from the department of education. The new rules went into effect August 14, 2020.
Process for developing new rule: Agency study.
Western Washington University will host its first ever Celebration of Excellence event at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23; this virtual event will combine for the first time the employee awards previously presented at Opening Convocation, the Faculty Senate Awards, and the Employee Recognition Ceremony. This event was initially scheduled for June 5, but was postponed due to COVID; a digital invitation to the event with connection information will be sent out to the campus next week.
Hello WWU Students!
I would like to inform you about an exciting and engaging opportunity that you can be a part of here at Western, the ASWWU Student Senate. The Student Senate consists of two senators representing each college, two graduate senators, as well as four at-large or undeclared senators who represent the interests of students from all backgrounds at Western. Senator positions are paid $16.50/hour as the highest paying student job on campus, with a flexible work schedule of only about 7-10 hours/week!
Per the Provost Office, the following faculty achieved tenure and/or promotion in 2020; congratulations, all!
Promotion to Full Professor
Akinrinade, Babafemi - Fairhaven
Berzal de Dios, Javier - Art & Art History
Boudreaux, Andrew - Physics and Astronomy
Deylami, Shirin - Political Science
Dolar, Burak - Accounting
Feinberg, Seth - Sociology
French, Kristen - Elementary Education
Gilbertson, John - Chemistry
Hanuscin, Debi - Elementary Education