Campus News

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 11:36am

The President’s Office has posted the following policy for 30-day campus review:

POL-U1000.15 Administering the State Employee Whistleblower Act

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 2:28pm

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 A concrete mix will be pumped down the stem of the auger while the auger is slowly withdrawn, leaving a shaft of fluid concrete to ground level.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 12:34pm

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 8:32am

After completing its review of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard, the WWU Board of Trustees has released the following statement:


Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:29pm

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.

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:24pm

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

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:31pm

A couple of courses from WWU Extended Education are coming soon:

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 4:24pm

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

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 8:54am

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.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:11pm

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday, Nov. 12, in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Aaron S. Aamot of Custer. Aamot was killed last week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, Nov. 13.