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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.

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

In addition to completing the online Haven course, new faculty and staff are required to attend in-person Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (SHPT).  Employees new to Western can register for a session by selecting one of the hyperlinks below.  Upcoming SHPT dates are as follows:

TOMORROW – Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m. in VU567

Human Resources has added the following name to the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650:

  • Debora French

Employees may donate vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal holiday leave as long as the donations don’t cause them to fall below the minimum balances. Leave donation forms are available online.

Questions regarding shared leave may be directed to Human Resources at ext. 3774.