During a recent stormy day, there were several people waiting to use the elevator at the base of the VU, but it soon became apparent that it was not working. One of those people asked how she was supposed to get to Old Main, and Jeremy McAllister (manager of IT for the Viking Union) mentioned the stairs next to the Viking Commons and the woman (who had a lot of stuff with her) seemed to be quite annoyed. So Jeremy said that he’d be happy to carry her things and walk with her to Old Main. Which he did.
May is STILL Bike Month!
4 Steps to Get Into a Bike Riding Groove During the Pandemic:
1. Dust off your bike and pump up the tires. If your bike needs more, get it tuned up at your local bike shop.
2. Gear up. We recommend a helmet, bike light, and high viz clothing.
3. Ride with your quarantine team and follow social distancing protocols.
Hi Fabulous WWU Students,
I hope this message finds you well this quarter adjusting to online learning. IF you want to do the Peace Corps after you graduate, now is the time to learn more about it so you can prepare for the application process.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Upcoming Virtual Peace Corps Events:
Dear Western Community,
WWU is aware that some of you are experiencing increased levels of discomfort during these challenging times in your work-from-home environment. Because we value staff and strive to provide safe work environments on and off-campus, please note that we are available to provide continuous support to reduce conditions and behaviors that could result in injuries while working from home. Western is committed to supporting a safety culture that will help maintain staff member health and productivity.
Looking to take part in helping our state during these times?
Beginning now and lasting through Spring quarter, the university will roll out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA adds additional security to your universal account. It reduces the likelihood of your account being compromised from things like phishing attacks by requiring an extra verification step to make sure that the person trying to login to your account is actually you.
Western's Office of Sustainability is facilitating its Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA) program that connects students, staff, and faculty to farmers who deliver boxes of their farm fresh items, a “farm box,” directly to campus. You can learn more about the benefits of connecting to farmers in this way at Sustainable Connections' CSA website.
Beginning Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 a.m., 21st Street between the Interdisciplinary Science Building site and the Rec Center all-weather field will be closed for installation of a utility vault. Parking lot 19G will be closed, and all vehicles must be removed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.
Beginning in April 2020, the Western C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Activities, Resources, Education, Support) initiativ
Dear WWU Community,
I know that one of the biggest questions on the minds of students and their families, and faculty and staff alike, is will we return to face-to-face operations in fall quarter? Needless to say, this involves a highly complex set of decisions that require planning for circumstances that no one can fully predict at the moment.