Campus News

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:57pm

The Public Employees Benefits Board program provides health benefits to WWU employees and their eligible dependents. Under PEBB rules, officials also must ensure that people who do not qualify for PEBB benefits are not receiving them.

This fall, PEBB will verify eligibility for all family members (except extended dependents and dependents with disabilities) enrolled on an employee’s account. PEBB will mail a letter to subscribers in September providing information on PEBB eligibility rules and including directions for subscribers to either:

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:55pm

The annual steam shutdown will occur on campus Sunday, Aug. 30 to Thursday, Sept. 10. The Whatcom County Health Department requires accessibility to hot running water in restrooms for our customers in order for us to prepare and serve made-to-order food and beverages. During the steam shutdown, all hot running water on campus is turned off.

Miller Market, located on Red Square in its temporary location, will be the only University Dining venue open during this time:

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:52pm

The following parking lots will be reserved for commencement beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 22: 8G for president's platform party; 10G for elderly, disabled and media; 14G for staff and faculty.

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:50pm

During break (Aug. 23 to Sept. 20), vehicles displaying a valid summer or annual WWU permit or WWU bus pass may be parked in any lot, with the exception of 6V, 8G, 10G, 11G, 23V, 24G, 25G, 29G, AIC, CBS and ET. Permits/passes are not valid in metered spaces.

Those who do not have a current permit may purchase one for the break at Parking Services.

New fall/academic/annual permits must be displayed beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 for R lots, 7 a.m. Sept. 21 for G/A lots and Sept. 24 for C lots.

Friday, August 14, 2009 - 6:06pm

This is the third edition of my "Desk Notes." I would, again, like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my second message. I would even like to thank the many individuals who responded to the 'thongs' typo. The comments were all in good humor and were much enjoyed by me and my staff.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Rochelle Y. Penn Rasmussen-Sandeen was born on July 23, 1951.

Rocky passed away peacefully on April 9, 2009, surrounded by loved ones after a recent diagnosis of liver cancer.

She lived a life full of passion for learning and helping others and had a deep connection to her Native American roots with the Makah and Quileute tribes. She served as president of the Indigenous Studies Foundation/Honor Day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 3:16pm

From Sept. 10 to 13, Western hosted the 16th International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology. The event took place in the Viking Union and was attended by roughly 160 participants, including many from abroad. Among the countries represented were Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Mexico.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:00pm

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees today selected Bruce Shepard, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, as Western's 13th president.

"The Board of Trustees strongly believes that Bruce Shepard is the person we need to lead Western Washington University into its increasingly bright future," said Kevin Raymond, board chair. "Dr. Shepard is a compelling leader who listens and inspires, with a demonstrated record of achievement. He is the right choice for Western."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 11:00pm

Friday, Jan. 11, will be a big day in the life of Teresa LaFreniere. It’s the day that hordes of her family and friends from Western Washington University will wish her well as she leaves her beloved workplace of 42 years.

But LaFreniere has had plenty of big days. Take Tuesday, May 18, 1965, for instance. That’s the day she was hired to work full-time as assistant to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Western.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 11:00pm

Go red 'til they come home. That's the theme of a movement being carried on by a handful of Western Washington University staff members who have vowed to wear red every Friday until the military troops overseas return home.

It's a gesture of support for the men and women who serve, said June Fraser Thistle, a federal Perkins specialist and one of the driving forces behind the effort.