Campus News

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 4:21pm

At least a thousand people could be on the Western Washington University campus Saturday, Oct. 24, for Western Fall Welcome, the largest visit program of the quarter from the Office of Admissions.

The event is expected to bring roughly 400 high school students and 600 parents to campus for a day of getting to know Western. With any luck, a lot of those prospective students will end up applying to Western, says Angela Dittmar Gaffney, a WWU admissions counselor.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 3:05pm

Western Washington University Professor Joseph E. Garcia plans to present a free webinar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The professional development webinar will be presented by the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 1:07pm

The Oct. 30 deadline is approaching for nominations for the International Education Award from the Center for International Studies.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 12:06pm

Officers from the Bellingham Police Department and from Western Washington University's University Police have arrested one WWU student suspected of robbing another student in the Sehome Arboretum Oct. 15, University Police Chief Randy Stegmeier announced in an e-mail message to WWU faculty, staff and students today.

Here's the full text of Stegmeier's message:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:32pm

A panel of business experts will discuss what it means to be a leader in green times during a forum on sustainability in business on Friday, Oct. 23.

The forum, titled "Leadership in Green Times: The Path to Sustainability," will take place from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. in Parks Hall Room 441 on the Western Washington University campus.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 1:23pm

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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 1:11pm

Did you know that Wilson Library is now open until midnight, just like the Haggard Hall side of the library? Also, did you know that there's a new collection of popular reading materials and new-release videos in the daylight lounge on the second floor of Wilson?

Read about this news and much more in the latest edition of "Connected: News from the Western Libraries."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 9:57am

Visitation for Western Washington University Anthropology Professor Michael Grimes, who passed away last week, will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 21 at Moles Bayview Chapel, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.

Graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service at Bayview Cemetery. There will be a reception at Moles Bayview Chapel.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 2:22pm

University Dining Services at Western Washington University has announced that WWU student Esther Chung is the winner of the Win a Free Off-Campus Meal Plan contest. As the winner, she is entitled to a free commuter meal plan for the duration of the 2009-10 academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 10:09am

The 2010 Student Technology Fee (STF) program is now accepting proposals for the 2009-2010 academic year. All Western students (through an AS organization), faculty and staff may apply.

Since its inception in 1996, the Student Technology Fee has provided students more than $8 million in technological resources and equipment to directly enhance their academic experience. The program’s quality and success depends largely on the pool of proposals received each year.