Campus News

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.

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