The state Senate and House of Representatives reached a milestone last night in approving the state’s 2017-19 capital budget and accompanying bond funding bill. This move will have impacts throughout the state and comes after a compromise was reached related to water rights and a 2016 state Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision. Legislative approval ends a lengthy stalemate in which the Legislature adjourned in 2017 without a biennial capital budget for the first time in state history during an odd-numbered year.
Deans! Chairs! Professors! It’s time to start planning for WWU Alumni Weekend (formerly Back2B’ham)! If your college, program, or department would like to host a reunion, the WWU Alumni Association can work with you to coordinate logistics, offer financial support, and provide resources to make planning smooth for you! Please contact Jennifer Spoelstra, Assistant Director of Alumni and Recent Grad Events at Jennifer.email@example.com or 360.650.6832.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham.
If you conduct or supervise research with human subjects or plan to at any point, please note the following:
You know that student—bright, promising, but struggling to make ends meet. You know that your department could use new equipment, travel funds for conferences, money for speakers. One way to make a difference for your program or department and deserving students is to join today to become a volunteer to be a Faculty-Staff Campaign Ambassador by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurie Trautman, Director of WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI), presented in Olympia yesterday during a committee work session about sovereignty and trade before the Senate Economic Development and International Trade Committee as part of a broader panel discussion with the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) and the state’s Department of Commerce. Dr. Trautman serves as Co-Chair of the PNWER’s Border & Trade Working Group, which includes public and private sector representatives from throughout the northwest United States and Canada.
The 2018 Legislative Session begins in Olympia today, marking the first day of the sixty-day session that is scheduled to conclude March 8. Over the next two months, legislators are likely to consider policy proposals and supplemental changes to the state’s 2017-19 operating budget, as well as adopt the state’s 2017-19 capital budget, which was not accomplished during the 2017 Legislative Session.
Listed below are Western’s priorities for the 2018 session, which are designed to build upon the university’s strengths and further serve the needs of the state.
Are you interested in becoming a Resident Adviser or Community Adviser for the 2018-19 academic year? Online applications can be found on www.housing.wwu.edu/jobs. Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 25th.
Additionally, if you would like to learn more about this great job opportunity, we are hosting one last information session on Thursday, Jan. 18th at 6:00pm in Miller Hall 112.
The Registrar’s Office is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Marcia Merth from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 in the Miller Hall Collaboration Space. Everyone who has known and worked with Marcia over the years is invited to attend.