Campus News

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:28pm

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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 2:37pm

Myrl Beck, an emeritus geology professor from Western Washington University, is looking for someone to live in his home (upper 4th Street, in Fairhaven) for winter quarter. No cost, minimal obligations (take care of two cats and water a few plants). The house has three bedrooms, two baths, a view of the bay and a functional firplace – suitable for a couple or small family. Beck will be gone from right after Christmas until early April. If interested, send an e-mail message to or call (360) 676-8471.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 2:24pm

The Associated Students Outdoor Center at Western Washington University will play host to “Birds of Whatcom County” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.

This event provides an opportunity for individuals to learn more about bird-watching in Whatcom County. Pile in the van with Outdoor Center experts to explore Bald Eagle convergences, rare Marbled Murrelet habitat and estuaries offering a rest stop for migrating birds.

Tickets are $20 for students with I.D. and $30 for guests.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 9:49am

Human Resources has added the following names to the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 9:46am

The Huxley College Speaker Series at Western Washington University presents Dave Carlon, of the University of Hawaii, who will be speaking on "The Molecular Toolkit and the Design of Marine Protected Areas: Examples from the Indo-Pacific" at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in Communications Facility Room 125. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:36am

The Western Libraries Book Sale, open to both the Western Washington University community and the general public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Access to the book sale area will be from the High Street side of Wilson Library, through Room 171.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:30pm

During the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 the Viking Union will celebrate its 50th anniversary with events, activities food and giveaways.

The VU opened in 1959 and has since been the center for student and campus life. It houses the Board of Directors, the Associated Students, the VU Gallery, KUGS and other offices and services of Western.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:05pm

Daniel Larner, Western Washington University's Faculty Senate president, called the 2009-2010 Faculty Senate to order at 4:03 p.m. Senators accepted Faculty Senate minutes of Oct. 12, 2009, as well as the standing committee minutes.

President Larner reported on continued efforts to define issues and coordinate action around enrollment planning and graduate studies.

Larner reported that the Academic Coordinating Commission passed a motion to create an ad-hoc committee on academic policy to work with the WWU registrar to clarify catalog language for students.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:22am

The Ridgeway Complex, one of the residential communities at Western Washington University, is opening its doors to various elementary students in the Bellingham community on Halloween. The students will be trick-or-treating in the buildings' lounges from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Faculty, staff and students of Western are welcome to bring their children, younger siblings, and others to participate in this event.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:19am

The Western Washington University student club MEChA plans to hold a Dia De Los Muertos event on campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 304.

Dia De Los Muertos is a cultural experience much celebrated in Latino culture, says MEChA member Gretchen Dierking, who is helping to organize the event. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to celebrate their ancestors and others who have died, she said.