Dec. 1 is the deadline to submit comments on the proposed Workers’ Compensation and Transitional Return-to-Work policy from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at Western Washington University.
The President’s Office has posted the following policy for 30-day campus review:
The proposed policy is a new policy. The policy will notify staff of their Whistleblower rights, explain how the university will administer the Act, and establish authorities for maintaining compliance.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, drilling and casting of augercast pilings will begin in the courtyard of Miller Hall. These pilings are being constructed to support the new “collaboration structure.”
The piling auger will be mounted on a small, diesel-run, excavator-like piece of equipment smaller than the forklift that has been on site. The hollow stemmed auger will be used to drill into the ground to a specific depth. A concrete mix will be pumped down the stem of the auger while the auger is slowly withdrawn, leaving a shaft of fluid concrete to ground level.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and his wife, Cyndie, are inviting WWU faculty and staff to the annual holiday celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
After completing its review of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard, the WWU Board of Trustees has released the following statement:
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES PUBLIC STATEMENT SUMMARIZING THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF PRESIDENT BRUCE SHEPARD (October, 2009)
Commencement activities begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Carver Gym and the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Building on campus. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by the Memory Walk, which concludes at approximately noon.
All academic and administrative units are asked to avoid activity that would conflict with commencement.
The following faculty members should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at fall commencement:
Jeanne Armstrong, Deborah Forgays, Pamela Hall, Joyce Hammond, Nicole Hoekstra, Brad Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Bridget Kelley, Kimberly Lynn, Carolyn Nielsen, Keith Russell, Kathleen Saunders, Kristine Slentz, Karen Stout, Charles Sylvester, Daniel Warner, Davis Zhu
A couple of courses from WWU Extended Education are coming soon:
Human Resources has removed all names from the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650. No one is need of shared leave at this time.
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 http://esign.wwu.edu/forms/HR/shared_leave5.aspx.
The Humans Vs. Zombies tag game (using Nerf blasters) is happening now on campus. The game will be taking place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 to 18.