Campus news

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[ Editor's note: The rollout date for the new OneSearch design has been changed to July 15, as reflected in the story below. ]

05 21 15

The Outstanding Classified Staff Award recognizes a single individual who exemplifies a positive and creative approach to problem solving and innovation that significantly advances departmental goals and/or university mission. With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (WFSE and PSE) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.

07 02 15

Wardrobe Alert! Sweater Days is taking a break until fall. Offices and classrooms are warmer than usual for this time of year. The following strategies can improve your comfort at work, while keeping added power draw to a minimum and lowering Western’s carbon emissions.

07 02 15

Late Tuesday night, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 2015-17 operating and capital budgets, averting a partial shutdown of state government that would have begun in July. This occurred after the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve the budgets, which were finalized after months of negotiation and approved during a third special session, following the conclusion of the regular session in April, and special sessions in May and June.

07 02 15

Summer quarter offers many of the folks in Western Libraries a chance to catch up on long-term projects and prepare for the beginning of the new academic year.

07 02 15

Linda Teater, director of Western Washington University's Budget Office, and Rich Van Den Hul, WWU vice president for Business and Financial Affairs, sent the following message to WWU faculty and staff Wednesday evening regarding the Washington State Legislature's approved budget for the 2015-2017 biennium:

Colleagues,

07 01 15

The summer commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Performing Arts Center on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus. The ceremonies are moving locations temporarily due to the renovation of the Carver Academic Facility.

07 01 15

Drivers fueling university vehicles at the Facilities Management fuel pumps on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus are reminded to note the vehicle odometer reading prior to turning off the vehicle at the pump. Doing so will allow drivers to input accurate mileage when prompted by the fueling system. This will avoid unnecessary inconvenience in the future as the system becomes “smarter” regarding whether the correct mileage is being input or not.

07 01 15

Summer quarter is here, and so are the summer Faculty & Staff Wellness Program offerings. Classes begin on Monday, July 6, and continue through Sept. 18.

With the Carver Academic Facility renovation now underway, there are many changes to the program. Here is a little preview of the class changes:

06 30 15

Registration is now open for the WWU Employee Language Program workshops for summer quarter. For more information on the program, please visit the program web page.