Campus news

02 18 15

John Allegrante of Columbia University will present a seminar talk march 5 titled “How many behavioral scientists does it take to change a light bulb?”

03 02 15

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will visit the Western Washington University campus March 2 for a few short meetings.

He'll arrive at 3:30 and meet with SMATE Director Ed Geary in the SMATE Resource Center, and then he'll observe the “Matter and Energy in Chemical Systems” course for elementary teachers, led by Emily Borda.

After that, he'll meet with students in the Viking Union.

03 02 15

After a year of dedicated preparation, Western’s Testing Center received certification from the National College Testing Association on Jan. 9.

The NCTA awards this official certification only to members that show exemplary practices, facilities and proctors. After the Testing Center’s membership turned a decade old, Office Manager Kathy Murray decided to strive for the highest achievement to be earned by a testing facility.

03 02 15

Western Washington University mathematics instructors Dina Buric and Teresa Downard are developing a new GUR, "MATH 160: Mathematics and Art," and they'll present an interactive experience on the project March 4 and 11 as part of the campus Faculty GUR Group.

03 02 15

Associated Students Productions at Western Washington University is bringing a few animals to campus on Wednesday, March 4, for a petting zoo. Among the animals are a sheep, a wallaby, guinea pigs, bunnies, patagonian cavies, goats, a small pig and chinchillas.

The animals will be available for petting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Communications Facility on south campus. The event is free.

For more information, visit the AS Productions Facebook page for the event.

02 26 15

Looking for some classical music to listen to while you work? Need to access a musical score?

The Western Washington University Music Library, located upstairs in the Performing Arts Center on campus, is the place to find all your music materials on campus. It's open to all WWU students, staff, and faculty, as well as to members of the local community.

02 26 15

The Western Washington University Wind Symphony, along with the WWU Wind Ensemble and students from the Honors Youth Wind Ensemble, will play a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on campus.

Christopher Bianco, an associate professor of music at WWU, will direct the contemporary program, which will feature works by Lindroth, Whitacre, Bryant, Read-Thomas and Welcher.

For disability accommodations, call 360-650-7640.

02 26 15

2014 FSA and DCAP

March is quickly approaching, as is the deadline for accessing 2014 funds still available in FSA and DCAP accounts.

02 26 15

Western Washington University’s Center for Service-Learning and the WWU Service Leader Scholars are hosting the first-annual WWU Kindness Campaign from March 2 to March 6.

During the first week of March, members of Western’s community and beyond are encouraged to join in daily projects that promote kindness, stronger community, and healthy relationships.

02 25 15

Western Washington University faculty and staff with an immediate family member graduating winter quarter may present their diploma at the March 21 commencement ceremony.