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Monday, November 2, 2020 - 1:12pm

Following on the launch of Western’s Structural Equity and Bias Response Team (SEBRT) in September, the Structural Equity Team is being constituted and charged for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, and is soliciting applications for two at-large faculty, two at-large students, and one at-large staff member for the Team. 

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:42am

Western has historically been a huge source of vital donated blood used to save lives across the Pacific Northwest, but with so many students and employees away from campus during the pandemic, BloodWorks Northwest has shifted its blood drives to areas surrounding the campus.

The next pop-up donation center and blood drive will be help at the First Presbyterian Church at 1031 N. Garden St. on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:21am

Student and community volunteers are being sought to assist in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program held remotely by Western Washington University from early February through April 15.

Sponsored by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and Accounting Society in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is staffed by students from Western and other volunteer members of the community. The VITA program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers electronically prepare their tax returns.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:59pm

Dear Western Community,

As we anxiously await the outcome of the 2020 election on Tuesday, I am reaching out to ask that over the next few days you take extra care of yourself and those around you, and if you haven’t already and are able to do so, please vote.

This has been a long and difficult election season for many, exacerbated by the challenges of the COVID pandemic. We're seeing high levels of stress triggered by intense political beliefs and deep-seated concerns about the direction of our nation.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:08am

Do you have a SAP hold on your Western account? As of Oct. 30, students who were assigned to take their mandatory sexual assault prevention training this quarter and have not yet completed it received a hold on their registration for winter quarter.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:15am

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program's annual open enrollment begins Sunday, Nov. 1 and ends Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your health plan benefits. All changes made during open enrollment are effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:12am

Students interested in pursuing law school, legal studies or public policy are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Law & Public Policy Info Fair, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:53pm

Personal information stored by a third-party vendor working with the Western Washington University Foundation and Alumni Association of WWU was taken in a data breach last winter, according to the university.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:06pm

With Election Day approaching, Western employees are reminded of prohibitions regarding use of state resources and political campaigns.

Here are some basic rules to keep in mind:

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:04pm

Budget planning for the upcoming FY21-23 biennium begins now. Anyone at the university can submit their best ideas for ways to generate revenue or reduce expenses.