Campus News

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:30am

The recognition ceremony from the recent 10-year anniversary celebration of the Campus Community Coalition will be aired on Bellingham's BTV10 television station this week. The ceremony is set to air at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.

A live broadcast of BTV10 is available online at

For more information on the Campus Community Coalition, visit

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:42am

Eileen Coughlin, vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support Services, has announced a restructuring within her division as a result of the resignation of Director of Student Outreach Services Tom Nerini. He has accepted a great opportunity in Sedona, Ariz., as the admissions director for an exclusive high school.  Nerini has been with Western for the nearly nine years, both in Admissions and in Student Outreach Services.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 9:22am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard is scheduled to speak before the Washington state Senate Friday morning. The session will air live on TVW, the Washington state public affairs television network, beginning at 8 a.m.

Presidents of other four-year institutions of higher education in Washington also are scheduled to speak.

The session can be viewed online at

Shepard and the other presidents will be testifying before the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 3:26pm

The President's Office and Human Resources at Western Washington University have submitted for 30-day campus review policies regarding developing and maintaining policies and employing family members and significant others.

President's Office proposed policy:

POL-U1000.10 Developing and Maintaining University Policies

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 1:41pm

The International Education Award recognizes the efforts of members of the Western Washington University community in expanding global awareness and international understanding on the campus and in the surrounding communities. It was established in 2008 to highlight exceptional innovations in curriculum development, facilitation of study abroad activities and provision of services to international students and scholars.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:18am

Parents: Relax at home or enjoy an evening out while your kids explore science or the arts at Western Washington University. This event is for youth in grades 3 through 5 and takes place Oct. 23 and 24. The cost is $55.

The sleepover follows an evening immersion of special topics in science “Can You Dig It? (archaeology)” or arts “Art in Motion: Kinetic Art.”

Add the Saturday morning recreation option for an extra $17 to complete the experience. For details, visit or contact or (360) 650-3308.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:08am

Western Washington University is offering two new advanced Web design courses this fall.

One course, The Business of Web Design, will show Web designers how to start a freelance business. That class takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 and costs $75.

The second course, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)-Part 1, will share tips and tricks to avoid common coding problems, build a CSS-based layout and create eye-appealing Web sites. The CSS class takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 17 and costs $225.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 11:00pm

Students who are looking to gain work experience, build their resumes and develop their professional network can attend the Community Connections Internship Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. Attendees will be able to meet with more than 50 social services organizations, government agencies and non-profits to discuss full- and part-time internships.

To make the most of the internship fair, students are encouraged to:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 4:08pm

For information on flu shot clinics in Bellingham and Whatcom County, visit the Whatcom County Health Department site at or click here to view the flu clinic schedule in PDF form.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 4:05pm

WWU has an online degree evaluation tool available to both students and advisers via Web4U. Degree Evaluation produces a report that compares WWU and transfer course work against degree requirements. Degree Evaluation should not take the place of regular academic advising but is a great tool to assist in the advising process. The information contained in the report makes it easy for students and advisers to review outstanding degree requirements, prepare for registration and monitor academic progress toward completion of a degree or the General University Requirements.