Campus news

10 03 14

Western Washington University is engaged in multiple efforts to define and coordinate the university's commitment to internationalization. One key element of this commitment is the provision of support for the internationalization of courses taught at Western.

As part of this engagement at WWU, the Provost's Office and the Center for International Studies are supporting a series of three faculty workshops to be conducted in 2014-2015 academic year.

10 23 14

Western Washington University, ranked 20th in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, tops the first NCAA Division II West Region rating released Wednesday.

The Vikings, who are coached by Travis Connell (12th year), are 12-0-2 overall and lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings with an 8-0-2 record. They already have earned a berth in the GNAC post-season tournament.

WWU is the only GNAC school in the regional rating.

10 23 14

As the days grow shorter, it is more important than ever that cyclists and those on foot are properly lit in the darkness and that motorists are aware.

WWU Sustainable Transportation, along with John Jordy of The Stress Clinic, University Police and the City of Bellingham, encourage the community to “See and Be Seen” this fall. They're working to equip motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with the tools they need to be safe on the roads this fall.

10 23 14

The Associated Students Alternative Transportation Office is holding a late-night shuttle open forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Viking Union Room 552.

10 23 14

Western Washington University is putting the finishing touches on its goal to streamline and enhance the procurement processes across campus by selecting ESM Solutions to implement its eProcurement Suite.

“We are extremely excited about this partnership between Western Washington University and ESM Solutions to bring the next generation of procurement tools to our campus,” said Brian Sullivan, assistant vice president for Business and Financial Affairs at Western.

The selection of ESM came after extended collaboration throughout the entire campus.

10 23 14

Those on campus this week may purchase a Fall Family Open House raffle ticket to support student scholarships.

Potential prizes are hotel stays, gift certificates, massages and more.

10 22 14

Whatcom Transportation Authority is now “test driving” an all-electric bus, on loan from BYD Motors Inc.  The public is invited to ride the electric bus on one of WTA’s regular routes.  All rides are free on the electric bus.

The bus will be on Western Washington University's campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, between Carver Gymnasium and the Fine Arts Building.

Representatives from BYD Motors Inc. have been traveling around the state in recent months, giving several transit agencies the opportunity to test drive the bus.

10 22 14

Western Washington University’s Language and Culture Programs will host an International Potluck and Halloween Party from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Western’s campus.

This event is free and open to Western students and the public, and is wonderful opportunity to connect with people from around the world. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food dish to share for the potluck meal and to come dressed up for the costume contest.

10 21 14

Environmental journalist Todd Wilkinson and conservationist Bob Ferris will discuss eco-capitalism and Ted Turner’s conservation work as part of their “Two Talking Wolves” tour and Western’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Communications Facility 120 on Western’s campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

10 21 14

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Fall Business Career Fair, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 in the MAC Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Admission to the fair is free and open to the public.