Campus news

08 27 14

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Policy Troy D. Abel and his research team have been awarded a $545,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow him to lead the team in a three-year study on state and local climate-risk governance.

08 25 14

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.

 

Trustees Approve 2015-17 Operating Budget Request

Western’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $124.9 million state operating budget request for the 2015-17 biennium.

08 22 14

A video recording of Friday's Board of Trustees meeting can be seen in two parts:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51675390

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51677018

A recap of the meeting will appear in Monday's Western Today.  

08 22 14

We want to thank the campus community for making the Transitions and Summerstart programs such a successful and welcoming experience for the new students and family members who visited campus in July and August.  The planning and coordination with offices across campus makes it possible to provide a timely, complete and coordinated experience for the newest members of the Western community.  As a village, we hosted 857 transfer students, 2,528 freshmen and over 2,000 family members during the 19 days of summer advising and orientation programs.  

08 22 14

Western Washington University plans to test its building voice messaging system, one part of the campus emergency notification system known as Western Alert, at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety and emergency information.

08 21 14

The Board of Trustees meeting for Aug. 21 has begun. Live audio of the meeting is being streamed at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wwu-live-events1

08 21 14

Just a reminder that while the Western Today website will be live and updated throughout summer intersession, there will not be daily Western Today e-mails from Tuesday, Aug. 26 through the beginning of fall quarter a month later.

08 20 14

Spaces have come available in the upcoming Backwards by Design 2014: Faculty Writing Instruction Working Retreat.

08 20 14

Adobe Creative Cloud software is now available at Western Washington University. To help Western employees get the maximum benefit from this software, Adobe representatives will be on campus next Tuesday, Aug. 26, to present some of the highlights and new features. Registration is appreciated.