Campus News

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:04am

Funding is available for research and creative activities 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 that 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. This program is designed to support individual student projects only.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 1:25pm

This is the fifth edition of my "Desk Notes." One of the best parts of doing this bi-weekly memo is the feedback that I am getting from all over campus. Sometimes the feedback is not necessarily something that I like to hear, but it definitely is something that I need to hear. I try to make sure that each question gets answered by either me or my staff. If I have missed replying, please try again, as I may have missed some because of the amount of message traffic or a random spam filter that seems to be functioning in my computer with the sole purpose of driving me nuts.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 4:21pm

RSVP deadline is Sept. 11

All WWU faculty and staff are welcome to join President Bruce Shepard for breakfast and opening convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Breakfast will be served in the Viking Commons from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m., and the president's address on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage will take place from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast is free, but reservations are required so that catering can prepare ample food. Reservations must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 11, at or by calling ext. 2255.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm

Western Washington University’s Office of Admissions has some new faces joining the team this fall to welcome prospective students and their families to learn more about Western.

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 2:16pm

The Intensive English Program is looking for a few homestay placements for international students arriving for fall quarter. If interested, contact Maddie Mallahan at ext. 3755 or

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:57pm

The Public Employees Benefits Board program provides health benefits to WWU employees and their eligible dependents. Under PEBB rules, officials also must ensure that people who do not qualify for PEBB benefits are not receiving them.

This fall, PEBB will verify eligibility for all family members (except extended dependents and dependents with disabilities) enrolled on an employee’s account. PEBB will mail a letter to subscribers in September providing information on PEBB eligibility rules and including directions for subscribers to either:

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:55pm

The annual steam shutdown will occur on campus Sunday, Aug. 30 to Thursday, Sept. 10. The Whatcom County Health Department requires accessibility to hot running water in restrooms for our customers in order for us to prepare and serve made-to-order food and beverages. During the steam shutdown, all hot running water on campus is turned off.

Miller Market, located on Red Square in its temporary location, will be the only University Dining venue open during this time:

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:52pm

The following parking lots will be reserved for commencement beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 22: 8G for president's platform party; 10G for elderly, disabled and media; 14G for staff and faculty.

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:50pm

During break (Aug. 23 to Sept. 20), vehicles displaying a valid summer or annual WWU permit or WWU bus pass may be parked in any lot, with the exception of 6V, 8G, 10G, 11G, 23V, 24G, 25G, 29G, AIC, CBS and ET. Permits/passes are not valid in metered spaces.

Those who do not have a current permit may purchase one for the break at Parking Services.

New fall/academic/annual permits must be displayed beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 for R lots, 7 a.m. Sept. 21 for G/A lots and Sept. 24 for C lots.

Friday, August 14, 2009 - 6:06pm

This is the third edition of my "Desk Notes." I would, again, like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my second message. I would even like to thank the many individuals who responded to the 'thongs' typo. The comments were all in good humor and were much enjoyed by me and my staff.