Western Washignton University 2010 wall- and letter-size calendars are available to pick up from the copy centers in Haggard Hall, Parks Hall and the Commissary.
This is the eighth edition of my Desk Notes. Facilities Management has finished up with almost all of the "summer" projects at this point (Yes, I do realize it's fall. I think I was tipped off by the torrential down pours … either that or the consistently bad news coming out of Pullman and Seattle vis-à-vis football) and we are starting to gear up for next summer. We have four major on-going projects that will continue through the academic year. They are the Miller Hall renovation, Wilson Library Special Collections, Chemistry addition and Buchanan Towers addition.
Election Day in Washington state is Nov. 3, 2009. Wendy Bohlke, Western Washington University's senior counsel in the Office of the Attorney General, has provided the following information regarding the parameters in place for faculty and staff members during this election season:
Legally permissible activities for faculty and staff
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety at Western Washington University has posted the following policy for 30-day campus review:
POL-U5950.10 Workers’ Compensation and Transitional Return-to-Work
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff
Wednesday, Nov. 4, in memory of U. S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Three Niall D. Lyons, 40, of Spokane, who died this week in Afghanistan of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Wednesday, or first thing Thursday morning, Nov. 6.
Upcoming dates and times for oral defenses and public presentations of theses for master's degree candidates:
Master's oral defense schedule:
An expert on library space planning will lead a presentation and discussion today in the hopes of learning what the Western Washington University community wants in terms of space usage in the Western Libraries.
Scott Bennett, a Yale University Librarian Emeritus and space-planning expert, will lead the discussion from 4 to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 2, in Wilson Library Room 164F, accessible off High Street. During the talk, Bennett plans to share the changing nature of library space utilization and seek feedback from the WWU community.
Open enrollment is on now for medical and dental plans. Open enrollment ends on Nov. 30.
More information about the medical and dental plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance Program and more will be available at the benefits fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5 in Viking Union Room 565 B and C. Vendors will be on site to answer questions, and information will be available on rates, benefits, plans and service areas. Plus, find information on Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and Auto/Home Insurance.
"A Season of Giving," the 2009 campus holiday party for all Western Washington University faculty and staff, will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus.
No shuttle will be provided. Off-campus employees are encouraged to carpool. Parking passes will be distributed upon request to off-campus employees.
Washington Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen visited Shuksan Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to honor Western Washington University’s Youth Outreach Initiative. The Woodring College of Education mentoring program provides tutoring and mentoring assistance for Shuksan students through in-class assistance and after-school programming.