Western recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our students. In this time of uncertainty, we are working to provide those in need with resources in the local community and on campus. Several offices from across campus are partnering to provide available resources for students to access especially in this time of need.
The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected two strongly qualified finalists to invite for virtual interviews beginning on May 20, 2020.
For additional information about the search including feedback forms, position description and schedule, please visit VPUE Open Forum Presentations.
Questions about the schedule, to receive a copy of their application materials, or for additional information, please email Melinda Assink.
Enrollment and Student Services is partnering with Dining Services to give out meal kits at a pop-up food pantry on Wednesday May 20, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. at the entrance to Viking Commons. There will be a pop-up every through June 10. The meal kits are free when you show your student ID. The pickups are zero contact - we will have bags out on tables for you to come by, grab a bag, and keep going. One bag per student.
Dear Western Community,
I want to start by acknowledging the complexities in communication during this unprecedented time. Since none of us has definitive solutions or timelines as we navigate this unfolding crisis, I know that my messages can trigger more questions than answers. At the same time, I expect that most of you are looking for as much information as possible and an understanding of the decision-making process underway including the tradeoffs that are inherent in complicated decisions.
During a recent stormy day, there were several people waiting to use the elevator at the base of the VU, but it soon became apparent that it was not working. One of those people asked how she was supposed to get to Old Main, and Jeremy McAllister (manager of IT for the Viking Union) mentioned the stairs next to the Viking Commons and the woman (who had a lot of stuff with her) seemed to be quite annoyed. So Jeremy said that he’d be happy to carry her things and walk with her to Old Main. Which he did.
May is STILL Bike Month!
4 Steps to Get Into a Bike Riding Groove During the Pandemic:
1. Dust off your bike and pump up the tires. If your bike needs more, get it tuned up at your local bike shop.
2. Gear up. We recommend a helmet, bike light, and high viz clothing.
3. Ride with your quarantine team and follow social distancing protocols.
Hi Fabulous WWU Students,
I hope this message finds you well this quarter adjusting to online learning. IF you want to do the Peace Corps after you graduate, now is the time to learn more about it so you can prepare for the application process.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Upcoming Virtual Peace Corps Events:
Dear Western Community,
WWU is aware that some of you are experiencing increased levels of discomfort during these challenging times in your work-from-home environment. Because we value staff and strive to provide safe work environments on and off-campus, please note that we are available to provide continuous support to reduce conditions and behaviors that could result in injuries while working from home. Western is committed to supporting a safety culture that will help maintain staff member health and productivity.
Looking to take part in helping our state during these times?
Beginning now and lasting through Spring quarter, the university will roll out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA adds additional security to your universal account. It reduces the likelihood of your account being compromised from things like phishing attacks by requiring an extra verification step to make sure that the person trying to login to your account is actually you.