Campus News

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:48am

Betty Young, 59, was born December 15, 1950 in Walla Walla and died Feb. 16 in Bellingham of metastatic liver cancer diagnosed in late October.

She was with her loving and much loved partner of 31 years, Terri McMahan, and dear friend Meg Miller at the time of her death. Betty was raised on the family's centennial wheat farm where she loved to ride horses through the rolling hills.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 11:15am

Teresa J. LaFreniere, age 66 of Bellingham, passed away February 13, 2010 after a courageous two year battle with brain cancer.  She was born June 3, 1943 in Chehalis, WA to Norman and Dorothy (Hogan) Hocking.

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 9:31am

Today is the last day for Western Washington University student employee supervisors 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.

The winner has an opportunity to win cash and prizes at the campus, state, regional and national level. All award nominees will be honored at a recognition teception scheduled during National Student Employment Week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 3:20pm

Planning on heading north to take in a few events at the Vancouver Olympics? Have questions about transportation, parking, ticket availability, lodging, and more? WWU's Center for Canadian-American Studies has just what you need - "A Guide to the Fun and Games at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games - Why Stay Home When the Party's Next Door?"

Compiled by WWU's Tina Storer, the guide is a comprehensive resource for everything Vancouver 2010, complete with street grids, Skytrain maps, and links and helpful resources. Download yours today!

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:40pm

George Ojemann, M.D., a professor emeritus with the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be on the Western Washington University campus Tuesday, Feb. 16, to give a lecture titled "Relationship Between Human Cortical Physiology & fMRI During Language & Memory."

Ojemann's research focuses on the neurobiology of human cognition, particularly cortical organization for language and memory, which he investigates in the context of awake neurosurgery under local anesthesia.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:27pm

The Associated Students Women’s Center will host “Vagina Memoirs” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 to 21.

“Come hear potent and necessary truths be told about all those issues in our lives that are so deeply silenced, from our families, relationships, bodies, to our sexualities and identities,” said AS Women’s Center Coordinator Devin Majkut.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:25pm

Scott Pearce, Faculty Senate vice president and parliamentarian, called the 2009-2010 Faculty Senate to order at 4:02 p.m., as President Dan Larner was ill. Senators accepted senate minutes of Jan. 25, 2010, and standing committee minutes.

Vice President Pearce announced:

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 10:16am

Wendy Walker, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies in Huxley College of the Environment, will lead a discussion at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 11, about developing real-world projects for students. Walker's presentation is titled “Inviting the Real World to Help You Teach: Examples, Strategies and Rewards.” She will speak about empowering students to guide their own learning—where the final product matters to people and issues outside academia.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 10:02am

The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program at Western Washington University is bringing Dr. Eddie Hansen from Natural Way Chiropractic to Western's campus for a Lunch 'n Learn event from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Viking Union Room 552.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 9:29am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has announced that the Faculty Outstanding Service Award, which includes a $1,500 WWU Foundation fund, has again been made possible by the Western Washington University Foundation.