Campus news

03 31 14

[ Update: Due to substantive changes made to the initial draft, the deadline date for comments on the policy Allowing Children on Campus has been extended to May 9. The 30-day comment period for the policy on Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults remains April 25. ]

The Division of Business and Financial Affairs at Western Washington University has posted for 30-day campus review the following policies:

04 18 14

Students: The Western Washington University Alumni Association's next “Perfect Your Pitch” event on April 23 will feature special guest speaker David Antisdale, a marketing mogul and WWU alumnus.

Antisdale, the senior vice president of Strategic Alliances and Entertainment for Caruso Affiliated, recently launched the campaign for the Las Vegas High Roller, the world’s tallest wheel. He will give a keynote address to all students to kick off this month’s “Perfect Your Pitch.”

04 18 14

Gov. Inslee has directed that all Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014.

Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, or first thing Wednesday morning, April 23.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

04 18 14

The President’s Exceptional Effort Award recipients will be recognized at the Employee Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, April 29, in the PAC Mainstage.

Among the many honors, the event will celebrate eight employees who will receive the President’s Exceptional Effort Awards:

04 18 14

Faculty award winners will be honored May 14 at the annual Provost and Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony.

Wesrtern Washington University Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President Johann Neem invite WWU faculty to a reception honoring the recipients from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Western Gallery.

Attending faculty are asked to reply online by May 7.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

04 18 14

Western Libraries is consolidating its map collection and will be giving away surplus maps and atlases April 23 and 24. These maps were received through depository or similar agreements, and therefore Western cannot sell them, but they are free for the taking. They already have been offered to other libraries.

The giveaway will be held April 23 from noon to 11 p.m. and April 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Reading Room (Wilson Library, fourth floor central).

04 18 14

Nominations are now being accepted for the Diversity Achievement Award at Western Washington University, which every year recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion at Western.

Over the last several years, faculty, staff and students have worked hard on ensuring diversity is valued and that Western is an inclusive campus for everyone, said Sue Guenter-Schlesinger, vice provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity at Western.

04 18 14

The Associated Students club Students for Renewable Energy Club at Western Washington University is holding two divestment faculty and staff teach-ins on campus during Earth Week.

The events will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Viking Union Room 464, and 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in VU 552.

04 18 14

Earth Days 2014, from the Associated Students Environmental Center, begins Saturday, April 19, with an Earth Day festival.

That event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Plaza, or the Viking Union Multipurpose Room if it's raining. The festival will include live music, dancing, food and activities.

04 17 14

Student Outreach Services is bringing speaker Jullien Gordon to the Western Washington University campus in the hopes of inspiring, educating and motivating students at Western to maximize their college experience and minimize debt.

His presentation to students, "The Other 4.0 That REALLY Matters - 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate To Maximize College & Minimize Debt," will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Fraser Hall Room 4.