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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:16pm

The Office of Admissions at Western Washington University is playing host to an overnight visit on Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, for 23 prospective freshmen admitted with highest honors. Admission to WWU with highest honors is determined based on outstanding academic history and standardized exam scores. The visiting students are an elite group—their average cumulative high school GPA is 3.98.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:37am

Spring quarter Viking Xpress bus passes go on sale Monday, March 1. Employee cost is $23.

Spring passes are valid March 28 through June 19. For more information, visit

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:24am

The P: drive migration is complete, with the exception of the final sync of recently changed files. No data was lost during this process.

Those who did not log off their computers last night are encouraged to log out and log back in. If access to any file or folder does not appear, please contact the ATUS Help Desk at (360) 650-3333 or contact your local technical support.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:17am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has posted a new blog entry titled "Stop using my taxpayer dollars to support an activity that is insulting, offensive, and errant."

Read the latest blog entry on Bruce's Web site at

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 10:02am

People protesting against Ebenal General Inc., general contractor for Western’s Buchanan Towers residence hall addition, were in the area of the Buchanan Towers construction site on south campus this morning. The Laborers Union has a labor dispute with Ebenal.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:54am

Human Resources has amended the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650 to include only these two names:

  • Sue-Ann Gifford
  • Barbara Lechtanski

Employees may donate vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal holiday leave as long as the donations don’t cause them to fall below the minimum balances. Leave donation forms are available in e-form version at

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:18am

The planned network file storage transition will occur in the very early hours of Thursday morning, Feb. 25th. ATUS officials have asked that faculty and staff members turn their computers off when they leave for the day on Wednesday night or reboot first thing in the morning on Thursday.

The P: drive is used primarily by staff and administrators, but faculty members who access the P: drive for files also need to be aware of this transition.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:09am

City of Bellingham officials are evaluating Google’s Fiber For Communities initiative and are asking for quick-turnaround feedback from Western Washington University faculty and staff members and students about whether or not Google’s initiative should be pursued.

A survey posted on the city’s Web site through Feb. 24 asks community members if the city should pursue this project, and if so, why.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:04am

The winter quarter edition of Sustainable Transportation News is now online at

Featured in this quarter’s newsletter:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:45am

Daniel Larner, Faculty Senate president, called the 2009-2010 senate to order at 4:04 p.m. Senators accepted senate minutes of Feb. 8, 2010, and standing committee minutes. Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard is in Washington, D.C.

President Larner reported the following: