Campus News

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:42am

The Associated Students Outdoor Center will play host to a snow clinic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, in the OC.

The clinic, which is open to the public, will inform people of how an avalanche works, how to ski uphill and build a snow cave. OC staff will also discuss cooking, melting snow for water, shelter, clothing and safety.

Tickets cost $8 and the clinic will also be held on Jan. 21.

For more information about the event, or for disability accommodations, contact Max Wilbert at (360) 650-7677 or by e-mail at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 10:17am

[ Editor's note: This announcement contains a revision of the schedule previously announced for candidate Ming Zhang. ]

Monday, January 11, 2010 - 10:30am

The winter commencement ceremony at Western Washington University will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20. Departments are asked to submit names of participating faculty members no later than March 12 by e-mailing Jana Schueler at or by calling her at (360) 650-3701.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 2:35pm

Funding is available for research and creative activities projects 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 which 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. Note: this program is designed to support individual student projects only.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:57am

Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University plans to present a half-day, hands-on introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Topics covered include the GPS System and the GPS equipment available at WWU.

The workshop includes a classroom presentation as well as lab and field experience and will take place in Arntzen Hall Room 16 and outdoors. This event will take place rain or shine.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:49am

Western Washington University’s annual International Opportunities Fair will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about work, volunteer, study and internship positions abroad. Information also will be available on the ample opportunities for people to get involved in international issues locally.

Friday, January 8, 2010 - 10:32am

The 16th Annual Employee Arts & Crafts Show will be held March 15 to 19 at Western Washignton University.

"Art and Sustainability" is an added theme for 2010. "Sustainable art" for this show is open to broad interpretation by each exhibitor.

Anticipating the need for additional space, the exhibit will be in Viking Union Room 565 and Viking Union Room 567. The entry deadline is March 5.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 1:36pm

Western Washington University Provost Catherine Riordan has announced that the Director of Institutional Research Search Committee has concluded its evaluation of the applications for the position and has selected three strongly qualified finalists to invite to campus for interviews. University constituents are encouraged to participate in the recruitment process for this important position by attending the open forums and providing evaluations of the candidates.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:10am

The Puget Sound Blood Center will be returning to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 26, 27 and 28.

The donation location will be in Viking Union Room 565 and also at the Mini Mobile bus in Red Square near the Humanities Building.

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 900 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus quarterly blood drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:04am

The Harold and Lyla Lant Pre Law Scholarship application is available and will be awarded to the most qualified student in the 2009-2010 school year. Pick up an application packet in the Academic Advising Center in Old Main Room 380. Applications are due Jan. 15.

The Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Eleanor Rinne Pre-Med Scholarship is available for award in 2009-2010. Applications are available in the Career Services Center (Old Main Room 280) and Academic Advising Center (Old Main Room 380) and are due by Feb. 1.