Campus news

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The annual Western Washington University holiday celebration is set for 3 to 4:30 Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. Holiday Refreshments will be served.

The celebration will include a 50/50 drawing in which 50 percent of proceeds benefit the WWU Employee Distinguished Scholarship and 50 percent will be given to the winning ticket holder. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each.

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Western Washington University faculty members are committed to outstanding teaching, scholarship, leadership and community service. Periodically, the Western community has the opportunity to recognize some of the school's exceptional faculty members.

The following annual awards are examples of the university community's efforts to recognize and show appreciation to faculty members and others for their service and outstanding achievements.  Provost Brent Carbajal encourages nominations for these awards, each of which includes a check for $1,000.

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Open enrollment is winding down and all requested changes to your account must be received by Nov. 30.

If you are completing a paper enrollment form, please submit it Human Resources no later than Wednesday, Nov. 26. The earlier date is due to the Thanksgiving holiday, which begins Nov. 27.

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Business and Financial Affairs has updated its division SCOT assessment and mission, vision and strategic objectives, based in large part on the valuable feedback it recently received from the campus community.

The newly created drafts are posted online for review at the BFA Strategic Plan Review & Renewal webpage. Consistent with its strategic planning process, BFA again asks the campus community for its feedback on the draft documents via the online survey form or via email.

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Western Washington University alumnus Hoby Darling, the president and CEO of Skullcandy, will be on campus Monday, Dec. 1, to talk with students.

Doors open at 2, Darling's talk is at 3 and food, prizes and a networking reception will immediately follow the presentation.

Darling will share tips on launching a dream career and leading a major company, and he'll tell how his liberal arts degree from Western played a key role in his success.

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KVOS, Bellingham’s first local radio and television station, emerged amidst debates over the role those media were to play in American society.

In a presentation Wednesday, Dec. 3, Western Washington University assistant professor Helen Morgan Parmett will draw from the Rogan Jones and KVOS collections at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies to illustrate the significant ways in which KVOS’s early radio and television stations helped constitute a sense of “local” Bellingham identify and culture.

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Students with diverse backgrounds and differing beliefs will compare and contrast methods of communication, gender roles and marriage practices as they relate to their native countries and their experiences living in the United States at a special panel Dec. 2.

The students, who are taking part in Western's Intensive English Program, are from Senegal, Germany, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

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Western Libraries will be joined by members of the Canines on Campus program, formerly known as Pet Partners, from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11.

Students, faculty and staff may feel free to stop by the library to say hi and de-stress when in need of a break from studying for finals, working on projects or grading those last few papers.

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Akira Kurosawa's "Sanjuro" is the next film in the Pickford Film Center's Masters of Japanese Cinema series. The follow-up to Kurosawa's wildly popular 1961 film "Yojimbo" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2.

"Sanjuro" stars Mifune Toshiro as a charismatic wandering samurai in mid-19th century Japan.

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Have a jar full of coins at home? All change donations will support Western Foundation student scholarships through Western Washington University's Combined Fund Drive. Contact Nicole Goodman to pick up your coins.