Campus News

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 10:01am

The Associated Students television station, KVIK, will premiere “WWUsical” at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Frazer Hall Room 4.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is the first musical produced by KVIK.

The musical's description, courtesy of the KVIK Web site:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 11:11am

Daniel Larner, Western Washington University Faculty Senate president, called the 2009-2010 senate to order at 4:02 p.m. Senators accepted senate minutes of Nov. 23, 2009, and standing committee minutes. Senators expressed support for recommendations in the University Planning and Resouces Council minutes that discussion of capital projects is planned.

President Larner reported that the senate is strong and its voice is solicited by the campus in matters of policy, procedure and strategy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:46am

The Associated Students Viking Union Gallery will play host to “Down the Rabbit Hole,” an art show in co-hosted with the Drug Information Center, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.

“Down the Rabbit Hole was originally conceived by the DIC's coordinator for their 40th anniversary,” VU Gallery Assistant Coordinator Colleen Barry said. “We wanted to do something new for the DIC, something that would really show the campus involvement and impact the DIC has had in the last 40 years.”

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:44am

The Associated Students television station, KVIK, will premiere its newest episode at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Arntzen Hall Room 100.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include one and a half hours of filmed sketches, live skits and an appearance by the Dead Parrots Society.

“You Would! is what you would get if SNL and The Chapelle Show had a child, and that child was raised by Robot Chicken,” KVIK Director Jana Gueck said.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:42am

The Associated Students Outdoor Center will play host to a snow clinic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in the OC.

The clinic, which is open to the public, will inform people of how an avalanche works, how to ski uphill and build a snow cave. OC staff will also discuss cooking, melting snow for water, shelter, clothing and safety.

Tickets cost $8 and the clinic will also be held on Jan. 21.

For more information about the event, or for disability accommodations, contact Max Wilbert at (360) 650-7677 or by e-mail at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:17am

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Monday, January 11, 2010 - 10:30am

The winter commencement ceremony at Western Washington University will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20. Departments are asked to submit names of participating faculty members no later than March 12 by e-mailing Jana Schueler at or by calling her at (360) 650-3701.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 2:35pm

Funding is available for research and creative activities projects for undergraduate students. The objective is to provide encouragement for undergraduate students to engage in creative work in their disciplines and to provide some funds which may make it possible for them to do so. The competition is open to any registered undergraduate student in good standing.

Grants will be normally be awarded in the range of $100 to $500 per project. Note: this program is designed to support individual student projects only.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:57am

Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University plans to present a half-day, hands-on introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Topics covered include the GPS System and the GPS equipment available at WWU.

The workshop includes a classroom presentation as well as lab and field experience and will take place in Arntzen Hall Room 16 and outdoors. This event will take place rain or shine.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:49am

Western Washington University’s annual International Opportunities Fair will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about work, volunteer, study and internship positions abroad. Information also will be available on the ample opportunities for people to get involved in international issues locally.