Western’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved an 11.4 percent reduction of mandatory student fee rates for fall quarter 2020. Taken together, the reductions amount to a decrease of $68.71 per full-time student over fees previously set for fall quarter.
Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.
The Western Alert Test will consist of activation of two elements of Western notification system, including:
Western's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) will unveil its Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 schedule of online programming on Tuesday, Sept. 1; the program lineup includes two initial courses designed to teach the basics of installing and using Zoom to participate in ALL online courses.
As summer weather continues, crews have remained hard at work constructing the new residence hall on Western Washington University’s campus. Dubbed “PW746” until administration finalizes a name, this living community will offer increased accessibility and modern amenities upon its completion in fall 2021.
On Friday, August 8, 2020, the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Executive Board of Directors unanimously appointed Abdul-Malik Ford to the position of AS President. Ford’s appointment followed the Board’s consideration of three finalists, who each delivered prepared presentations on their goals for the position and organization. Ford is currently a fifth-year student, seeking two bachelor’s degrees; one in Spanish and another in business and sustainability. Ford’s term is effective immediately until the end of spring quarter, 2021.
Ten undergraduate students from Western Washington University have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in 2021, the highest number of awards ever given to Western students in a single term.
On the fifth floor of Academic Instructional Center - East, mice are breathing vaporized CBD. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis and is the subject of an increasing craze. Conducting the experiments with vapor is the closest way to mimic human use, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Kaplan said.
Western Washington University is revisioning operations of its SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo due to impacts from COVID-19, during which time the facility will be closed.
Students from Western’s Industrial Design program are showcasing their work in junior and senior online shows featuring everything from therapeutic lighting concepts to app design.
This year the shows are online for the first time; typically, the event would’ve been held in Seattle at a design firm. Instead of figuring out how to transport concepts before the event, students focused on the creation of online portfolio sites.
As students and teachers around the country have experienced, online education is here to stay. The free “Lessons in Remote Learning” panel on Aug. 12 will provide students, faculty, community members and other learners the opportunity to hear from remote learning experts.