Campus News

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:45am

The Western Libraries plans to hold a scavenger hunt and open house from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Wilson Library. Attendees can enter to win an iPod Touch and enjoy treats, prizes and demonstrations.

The event is sponsored by the Western Libraries and the Student Technology Center.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 4:20pm

The Western Washington University water ski team placed third at the Division II national competition this past weekend in Bakersfield, Calif.

The women placed third overall in the contest (and first in the ski jump portion), while the men placed fifth.

For more information, visit the Web site of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 3:32pm

The public is invited to an upcoming series of presentations and discussions on critical policy issues associated with immigration. The presentations are scheduled as part of the Western Washington University course "Global Migration," Anthropology 475.

The next speaker in this "Critical Issues in an Age of Global Migration" series is Hannah Stone, a Bellingham immigration attorney, who will give a lecture titled "Immigration Reform:  From Hyperbole to Reality" from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Communications Facility Room 224.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 3:20pm

The Associated Students Social Issues Resource Center at Western Washington University will play host to a “Social Issues Kickoff” at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Viking Union Room 565 A/B.

Individuals are encouraged to attend with a willingness to learn about social issues through respectful questions and comments.

Clubs and groups are encouraged to bring materials and informative posters, brochures, stickers and other materials that can be shared with others.

Snacks will be provided.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:35pm

The Associated Students Outdoor Center is putting on a two-day excursion to the Olympic Peninsula Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

This trip, which is open to the public, is designed for people who live an active lifestyle and are involved in at least some physical activities.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:29pm

Western Washington University students pursuing a pre-med track are invited to apply for the Whatcom County Medical Society Scholarship, which was established for pre-med students at WWU. This scholarship will be awarded to one qualified WWU student who is pursing a pre-med track. Applications and full descriptions are available in the Career Services Center in Old Main Room 280 on the WWU campus and in the Academic Advising Center in Old Main Room 380. The deadline for applications has been extended to Nov. 6.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:00pm

The Associated Students Sexual Awareness Center at Western Washington University will play host to a “Journey of Healing” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Bond Hall Room 227.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a discussion with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Panel members will share their experiences and their method of healing.

For more information about the event, or for disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Veliz at (360) 650-6117 or

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 10:53am

Cyndie Shepard, who is volunteering her time as head of the Compass 2 Campus mentoring program at Western Washington University, was interviewed by Joyce Taylor this morning on KING 5 Television's Morning News program.

Also interviewed was WWU student Tatum Hockinson, who is a mentor in the Compass 2 Campus program.

Watch the video online at

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 10:30am

Western’s Career Services Center has begun offering a free resume-building service called Optimal Resume for students, faculty and staff.

Employed by hundreds of universities through the world, Optimal Resume guides the user in the resume process from content creation to online publication, including creation of a personalized Web site. The online software includes instructions and examples customized to Western’s colleges and majors. There is help for each resume section and a career exploration component, available all the time online.

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 10:09am

The Puget Sound Blood Center's quarterly blood drive at Western Washington University Oct. 22 to 24 was  a huge success, the center's Carol Rondello announced last week. During the drive, the center registered 480 donors and collected 370 units of blood., enough to benefit up to 1,110 patients.

Each weekday, Rondello said, 900 people must donate blood to meet the needs of patients in hospitals in the western Washington region. The blood drive at provided more than 17 percent of all the blood needed the following day in hospitals throughout western Washington.