Campus News

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:07am

The Faculty & Staff Wellness Program has moved from the Center for Healthy Living and is now being administered by Human Resources. Programs available include lunchtime fitness activities, Weight Watchers on Campus, fitness and nutritional advice, Lunch ‘n Learn sessions, free fitness assessments, confidential one-on-one exercise and nutrition counseling and motivation to get you moving or keep you going.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:45am

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University plans to hold Japan Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:10am

Seasonal flu shots will be given in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Anyone wanting a seasonal flu shot must first reserve a dose and time at Faculty and staff members and dependents of staff and students aged 13 years and over must first purchase an $18 ticket at the Cashier's office on campus.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:00am

Western Washington University faculty and staff members who have an immediate family member graduating fall quarter have the opportunity to present that student's diploma at the December 2009 Commencement Ceremonies. This opportunity is open to Western faculty and staff only.

Immediate family includes spouse, partner, child, mother, father, sister, brother, mother and father-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, grandparent and grandparent-in-law.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 9:56am

The Western Libraries are interviewing candidates for an assistant dean for public services. The person hired will oversee reference, circulation, the Music Library and the Map Library. This is a new position, which Libraries officials hope will create synergies to improve service.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 9:50am

Daniel Larner, Faculty Senate president, called the 2009-2010 Faculty Senate to order at 4:03 p.m. Senators accepted senate minutes of Oct. 12, 2009, along with the standing committee minutes. Senators postponed acceptance of Academic Technology Committee minutes of Oct. 21, 2009, pending clarification of a proposal to "outsource email."

President Larner and the executive are working on a charge for a potential graduate advisory committee that will come to the senate for debate.

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard reported

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 9:38am

It's International Education Week at Western Washington University, and the Center for international Studies is sponsoring a variety of events on campus this week to draw attention to the variety of forms that this effort can take.

Today's events:

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 10:34am

Associated Students Productions Viking Union (VU) Gallery will host the first show of the year with “Club Austin” from Oct. 19-Nov. 9 in the VU Gallery 507.

“Club Austin” will exhibit the artwork of Austin Stiegemeier, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student in the printmaking and painting departments.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:54am

The annual benefits fair is going on today. Information about the medical and dental plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance Program and more will be available at the fair, which foes from 9 a.m. to noon today, 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.

Open enrollment ends Nov. 30.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:49am

Western Washington University violist Eric Kean, a viola instructor in the WWU Music Department and a WWU mathematics lecturer, and pianist Judith Widrig, who also teaches music at Western, will provide an evening of chamber music starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

This all-Brahms recital features the f-minor and e-flat viola sonatas and the e-minor cello sonata transcribed for viola.

This concert is free and open to the public.