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Keep track of news and information about Western’s faculty and staff here. Have a news item to submit, from a professional milestone to a conference to a new publication? Send it to Western Today editor John Thompson.

Winter faculty and staff bus passes go on sale on Thursday, 12/1, and once again they are available for the unbelievably low price of $23! Request a bus pass using the Faculty and Staff Quarterly Bus Pass e-sign form. Winter bus passes are valid from 1/2/17 - 3/26/17. Questions? E-mail them to Transportation@wwu.edu or call x7960.

MetLife’s website and customer service phone lines have experienced high visitor and call volumes, and many members have reported being unable to complete their life insurance transactions online or get through to a customer service representative.

To ensure that PEBB Program subscribers can take advantage of this special, one-time open enrollment opportunity, the deadline for life insurance only has been extended. Subscribers now have until midnight on December 16, 2016, to take action.

The Office of Business and Financial Affairs has received inquiries regarding the status of the Travel and Expense Management (TEM) module and wanted to share with you that Ellucian notified Western in mid-2016, that they will no longer be providing system upgrades/enhancements to this module.  Since TEM works in conjunction with web browsers to provide the user interface to the system, users could run into browser issues without these upgrades/enhancements.

Charles (Chuck) H. Antholt passed away on Saturday, Nov.12. 

He was born on July 20, 1942 in Marinette, to Harold and Amanda Antholt. He graduated from Coleman High School in Coleman in 1960 and went on to earn a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1964 and a M.S. from Cornell University in 1973. 

There is still time to take advantage of this one-time opportunity through MetLife to enroll in or increase your optional life insurance without answering health questions and/or having a medical exam (even if you have been turned down before due to health reasons).  This special opportunity is only available from Nov.1-30, 2016 during the MetLife's open enrollment.

All Benefit Eligible Employees - Open Enrollment Fair

Thinking of teaching a course on the Holocaust? Teaching grants are now available from the Holocaust Educational Foundation at Northwestern University for the first half of 2017. See below for details. 


Teaching Grant Application Guidelines

WWURA Travelogue

“An Evening with Frank and Christine Zurline”

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6:30 PM Socializing – 7:00 PM Presentation

Squalicum Yacht Club

2633 South Harbor Loop Rd.

The PEBB Program's Annual Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

The Public Employee's Benefits Board (PEBB) Program's annual open enrollment begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 30. This is an opportunity to make changes to your PEBB benefits. All changes made during annual open enrollment are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Professor Seán Murphy, Department of Liberal Studies, published "A Minority both Jewish and Christian:  The Condemnation of Religious 'Mixing' in European Law, c.1100-c.1300" in a new bilingual (French and English) book from Brepols Publishers:  Religious Minorities, Integration and the State (État, Minorités et Intégration). 

For further information, see: http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503564999-1