Campus news

03 27 15

The 38th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the PAC Main Stage theatre. 

Campus parking rules will be suspended from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

For questions about the event, contact Nancy Phillips, or x3407. 

For questions about ADA accommodation, contact Danna Fritz, or x3924. 

The following employees will be recognized at the ceremony: 

5 Years of Service:

03 27 15

"Do you Really Want to Know?" is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

03 23 15

For two and a half years, the University has been reviewing its parking system. The review includes capital and maintenance planning, finances, operations and policies. 

The committees, the Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee and the Parking & Transportation Capital Implementation Advisory Committee, have now finalized much of their work.  A Draft Comprehensive Parking Master Plan is now ready for the campus review.  

Two town-hall meetings are scheduled to discuss the Draft Comprehensive Parking Master Plan: 

03 23 15

Western Washington University officials welcomed a delegation from Hangzhou Normal University on March 23. Western President Bruce Shepard met with Hangzhou Normal University President DU Wei. A luncheon also is planned.

03 23 15

Western Washington University will open a new downtown office on June 19 in Bellingham’s historic Herald Building, a move that will better connect the university with the downtown, alumni and the entire local community.

03 21 15

Western Washington University plans to test its indoor and outdoor building enunciation system at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23.

Use of the indoor and outdoor building enunciation is one element of Western Alert, a group of methods used to reach students, faculty, and staff with important safety information.

03 20 15

Faculty from WWU’s Behavioral Neuroscience Program and Biology and Psychology departments will gather for a neighborhood round-table discussion, “Neuroscience on Tap: Bring Your Own Brain (BYOB),” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Club Glow, 202 E. Holly St. in downtown Bellingham.

“Epigenetics: How Experience Changes Your Genes” is this month’s topic, which will be hosted by Blair Duncan, Ph.D., an instructor in Western’s Psychology Department.

03 19 15

Regents and trustees from state universities met with state legislators in Olympia Wednesday at the Regents and Trustees Day of Action. 

Four Western trustees attended the events, Karen Lee, Ralph Munro, Chase Franklin and Carly Roberts. 

03 19 15

Suzanne Baker, Assistant to the Offices of the Attorney General and Internal Auditor, is leaving her post at Western after serving the university for 19 years.  She has accepted a position as  Assistant to the Internal Audit Office at the University of Washington.

A farewell open house will be held on Tuesday, March 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Internal Audit / Legal Services office suite, Old Main 330F.  Come wish Suzanne well as she embarks on new endeavors.  

03 19 15

Janice Kijak has been hired as director of Administrative Computing Systems (ADMCS) at Western Washington University.

Kijak, hired following a national search, will begin at Western on March 30. She succeeds former ADMCS Director Bob Schneider, who has retired from Western.