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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:30am

The submission deadline for the 16th Annual Employee Arts & Crafts Show at Western Washington University is Friday, March 5. The show is open to all faculty and staff members. Entry forms are available online at

"Art and Sustainability" is an added theme for 2010, but submissions do not have to fit into the sustainable category to be accepted in the show.

The exhibit runs March 15 to 19 in Viking Union Rooms 565 and 567.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 10:18am

The submission deadline for applications for the Faculty Development Award is 5 p.m. Monday, March 1.

The Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment at Western Washington University has available a limited number of summer grants for WWU faculty members who wish to use online tools such as tutorials, simulations and discussions to enhance their existing courses.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:44am

Jennifer Karchmer, an instructor in the Department of Communication at Western Washington University, has just returned from Vancouver, B.C., where she was covering the 2010 Winter Olympics as an independent journalist.

To read Karchmer's coverage of the Olympics, check out her Web site at

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 10:44am

Fred Ellis passed peacefully at his home on Shaw Island on Friday, Feb. 5, He was 93 years old.

He was a founding member of the Friends of the San Juans and the San Juan Preservation Trust.

Professor Ellis made his first visit to Shaw in 1936, and purchased his first piece of land in 1937, making it his permanent home in 1946.

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 10:36am

Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. when the steam line feeding MH will be shut down. Following the shutdown and cooling of the line, a section of the steam line will be removed and a new rerouted section will be installed. During the shutdown, Dawson Construction will provide some temporary heat in the hallways, as weather demands. All occupants are requested to dress warmly and keep their doors open during the shutdown to enhance air/heat flow.

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 10:34am

Did you miss the Michael Pollan lecture?  An archival copy of Michael Pollan’s visit to campus on January 14th is now available for individual viewing in Special Collections at Wilson Library. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 10:46am

Western Today will not be published next Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 22-24. It will resume on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 4:17pm

Western Washington University and the Center for Service-Learning are offering a course on rural Kenya this summer. The class, "Kenya: Field Studies and Collaborative International Service-Learning," will be held during the nine-week Summer Session, with five weeks on the ground in Kenya, from July 5 to Aug. 12.


An information session will be held at noon Feb. 22 in College Hall Room 131 to present details of the program.


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.