Campus news

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Academic West at Western Washington University will be a hub for learning about the progress Germany has made with renewable energy beginning on April 20, 2015.

04 07 15

Each year at fall convocation, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard presents the Diversity Achievement Award to recognize an individual or office whose distinguished efforts have enhanced diversity and multicultural understanding at Western.

Nominations of individuals and/or offices are now being accepted for the 2015 award. The deadline is May 8.

04 03 15

WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of largest clubs at Western Washington University, will hold its spring game in three weeks. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and socks.

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After more than 40 years at Western Washington University, George Mariz is retiring. He is leaving after the 2015 academic year to enjoy life and grandchildren, and to travel.

A celebration will be held in recognition of his service and achievements from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

04 27 15

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) hosted two founders of Society Consulting, a data analytics firm, for its Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Parks Hall 146.

John Bergen and Josiah Johnson made a formal presentation which focused on strategy as it relates to their firm and industry.

04 27 15

Four Western Washington University students in Nepal are safe and uninjured, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck that country on Saturday.

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake has led to the deaths of thousands, with many thousands injured. The four Western students, in the Wildland Studies Program, were outside of hard-hit capital Kathmandu when the earthquake hit and are not expected back to Kathmandu until May 23. 

04 24 15

A recent uptick in unwanted toner phone sales calls has prompted a reminder. Periodically, copier toner sales people will cold call campus numbers, hoping to catch someone off guard. The caller will talk the campus recipient of the phone call into accepting toner deliveries that are unneeded and unwanted at very high prices.

Please remember:

04 24 15

The Latino Student Union at Western Washington University will hold its 10th annual heritage dinner on Saturday, April 25. This year’s theme is “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.

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Eight Western Washingon University employees will be honored with exceptional effort awards at the 38th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the PAC Main Stage Theatre.

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Leigh Ann Giles, assistant manager and general book buyer for the Associated Students Bookstore at Western Washington University, is retiring.

The Western community is invited to celebrate and wish her well from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 8, in the bookstore. Those who would like to contribute to a parting gift may contact Debbie Lindquist at or 360-650-2604.