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Friday, May 21, 2010 - 10:48am

Western Washington University Provost Catherine Riordan has announced that the Vice Provost for Extended Education and Summer Programs Search Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of applications and has selected four strongly qualified finalists to invite to campus for interviews.

Copies of the finalists' application materials are available from Bev Jones at

An open forum will be held for each candidate:

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:24am

The Associated Students Veterans Outreach Center and the Veterans Outreach & Support Network present "Serving our soldiers: military and peace communities working together" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204.

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:55am

Earlier this week, roughly 12,000 Western Washington University undergraduate students received an e-mail from Eileen Coughlin, vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support Services, inviting them to share feedback about their experiences at Western as part of a national student affairs assessment and knowledge consortium.

Students are being asked to complete one of three online surveys; each survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The three surveys are:

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:01am

Bike to Work and School day is Friday, May 21.

More than 30 celebration stations will be located throughout the county, and those who bike or walk to them can enjoy refreshments, gifts, stickers and a chance to enter prize drawings for dozens of cash prizes. On campus, celebration stations will be located near the Student Recreation Center and off Red Square behind Bond Hall.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:36am

A turnout of more than 70 Western Washington University faculty, staff, students and community members showed up to listen to and make comments regarding Western's 2010-2011 operating budget during a public forum on May 18.

"This isn't a president's budget or a vice president's budget," said WWU president Bruce Shepard in addressing the crowd. "This is your budget as well as ours."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:34am

Dana Jack, a professor at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will present information from her newly published, co-edited book from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Academic Instructional Center Room 304 on the WWU campus.

Jack's book, "Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World," includes 21 contributors from thirteen countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Haiti, India, Israel, Nepal, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland and the United States.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 11:50am

The team working on Viking 45 for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition has postponed its testing date for the shakedown stage of the competition, Vehicle Research Institute Director Eric Leonhardt said Tuesday.

The team originally was scheduled to run through a technical inspection with X-Prize officials on May 17 but had to reschedule when it became clear the vehicle was not quite ready, Leonhardt said, adding that the team is working diligently on the vehicle and will have the inspection and track testing completed as soon as possible.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 11:15am

An open forum to discuss the services and activites fee will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, in Viking Union Room 567.

This open hearing is to discuss the Services and Activities Fee Committee recommendation on the 2010-2011 fee level and distribution.

The service and activities fee is used to amortize, in part, residence halls, dining halls and student activities facilities; to provide the Associated Students administration; and to suport student activites such as theatre, forensics, musical activities, intramural and intercollegiate activities, etc.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 11:09am

Daniel Larner, president of the Western Washington University Faculty Senate, called the 2009-2010 senate to order at 4:01 p.m. after orientation for new senators at 3 p.m.

Senators accepted senate minutes of May 3, 2010, and standing committee minutes.

Larner reported that resolutions on SB1070, the new Arizona immigration law, are available from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. He also reported that challenges continue in revising the elimination and merger policy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:55am

Steve Swan, vice president for University Relations at Western Washington University, appeared on the "PM Bellingham" radio show on KGMI 790-AM on Monday, May 17, to discuss the proposed 2010-2011 budget and the budget forum scheduled for 3 p.m. today, May 18, on campus.

The segment with Swan begins at 40:45 and ends at 44:24. The show is available for listening and download on the KGMI website at