http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/367/0 en Upcoming workshops to help faculty internationalize their curricula http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/upcoming-workshops-to-help-faculty-internationalize-their-curricula <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University is engaged in multiple efforts to define and coordinate the university&#39;s commitment to internationalization. One key element of this commitment is the provision of support for the internationalization of courses taught at Western.</p> <p>As part of this engagement at WWU, the Provost&#39;s Office and the Center for International Studies are supporting a series of three faculty workshops to be conducted in 2014-2015 academic year.</p> <p>The fall workshop will focus on the many ways in which internationalizing the curriculum is being defined and disseminated within disciplines and in interdisciplinary studies in higher education in the U.S. and around the world. Particular focus will be given to how WWU faculty define internationalizing the curriculum.</p> <p>This workshop will be partially facilitated by an expert in the field&mdash;Hilary Kahn, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. This workshop will be conducted twice to accommodate faculty schedules:</p> <ul> <li> 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Viking Union Room 462</li> <li> 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Viking&nbsp;Union Room 462</li> </ul> <p>All faculty are welcome to attend one of these two sessions. RSVP at <a href="mailto:cis@wwu.edu">cis@wwu.edu</a>&nbsp;for special accommodations or for more information.</p> <p>Because the approach for the winter and spring workshops will be hands-on, participation will be limited. Western faculty (tenure-line and senior instructors) are invited to apply for these two follow-up workshops. Participants will be selected based upon the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li> A diverse representation of faculty members across different ranks and different colleges with different levels of experience with course internationalization.</li> <li> The relevance of the motivation statement to the workshop goals and a demonstrated commitment to implementation and dissemination of the workshops&rsquo; outcomes.</li> </ul> <p>The application process will open at the end of October. Application deadline (for both workshops) is Monday, Dec. 1. Information regarding application for these workshops will be provided at the fall workshop.</p> <p>Participating faculty will earn a modest stipend for their participation in the winter and spring workshops and will be required to report the results of their participation to their department colleagues.</p> <p>The winter workshop will use a hands-on approach to assist faculty in internationalizing one of the courses that they plan to teach in 2015-2016, building on the fall workshop&#39;s definitions of internationalization.&nbsp;</p> <p>The spring workshop will use the syllabus created by participants in the winter workshop as a stepping stone for discussing how programs and disciplines can be further infused with international content, approaches, resources, and perspectives.</p> <p>Note: Fifteen to twenty faculty will be selected to participate in these two workshops and will earn a $1,000 stipend to be paid in two installments. The first half will be paid on 10 Feb 2015. The second half will be paid on June 25, 2015. Faculty must attend both workshops and must complete assignments.&nbsp; Failure to do so will result in the forfeiting of the second half of the stipend.</p> Center for International Studies faculty Provost's Office Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:55:06 +0000 Western Today 24240 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lizard Field School http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/lizard-field-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oregon Public Broadcasting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/" target="_blank">http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student biologists learn the how-to&#039;s of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon&#039;s Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department research students Roger Anderson College of Science and Engineering Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU men’s basketball places league-high four on GNAC preseason all-star team http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-men%E2%80%99s-basketball-places-league-high-four-on-gnac-preseason-all-star-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925922/wwu-mens-basketball-places-league.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925922/wwu-mens-basketball-places-le...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University had a league-high four players named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Pre-season All-Star team announced Tuesday, Oct. 21. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball recognition students Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:03:53 +0000 Western Today 24406 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Unbeaten WWU women’s soccer No.1 in first NCAA II West Region rating http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/unbeaten-wwu-women%E2%80%99s-soccer-no1-in-first-ncaa-ii-west-region-rating <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3928171/unbeaten-wwu-womens-soccer-no1.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3928171/unbeaten-wwu-womens-soccer-no...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University, ranked 20th in this week&#039;s National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, tops the first NCAA Division II West Region rating released Wednesday. The Vikings are 12-0-2 overall and lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings with an 8-0-2 record. WWU is the only GNAC school in the regional rating. </div> </div> </div> Athletics rankings soccer students Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:03:05 +0000 Western Today 24405 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU women’s golf places second at Sonoma State Invitational http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-women%E2%80%99s-golf-places-second-at-sonoma-state-invitational <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925930/wwu-womens-golf-places-second.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925930/wwu-womens-golf-places-second...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Freshman Jenn Paul tied for third in medalist play and Western Washington University finished second in a 10-team field at the Sonoma State University Women’s Golf Fall Invitational Tournament, which ended Tuesday on the North course at the Foxtail Golf Club. </div> </div> </div> Athletics golf students Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:02:10 +0000 Western Today 24404 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU men’s golf finishes eighth at CSUMB Invitational http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-men%E2%80%99s-golf-finishes-eighth-at-csumb-invitational <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925929_wwu-mens-golf-finishes-eighth.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/21/3925929_wwu-mens-golf-finishes-eighth...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University placed eighth among 18 teams at the Cal State Monterey Bay Men’s Golf Invitational Tournament which ended Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Seaside, Calif. The Vikings shot a final-round 310 for a 54-hole total of 916. </div> </div> </div> Athletics golf students Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:09 +0000 Western Today 24403 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Steen paces WWU while leading by example http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/steen-paces-wwu-while-leading-by-example <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/20/3923782/steen-paces-wwu-while-leading.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/20/3923782/steen-paces-wwu-while-leading...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Though the Western Washington University women’s cross country team dropped out of the top 25 nationally and out of the top five in the West region, it hasn’t completely given up on this season. One big reason is the consistent leadership of All-American Katelyn Steen. </div> </div> </div> Athletics cross country recognition students Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:59:02 +0000 Western Today 24402 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday HR Today for Oct. 23, 2014 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/blogs/hr-today/hr-today-for-oct-23-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-authortitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HR Today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wwutoday/blogs/hr-today/hr-today-for-oct-23-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images imagecache-linked imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images_linked"><img src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/photoblog_recentposts_images/HR-Today-small_29.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Inspiration Station:&nbsp;</strong>Under this title, HR will share various ideas, resources, quotes, videos, books, etc. with the hope it brings you inspiration and you share that inspiration with others. Do you have ideas for future posts? Let us know by sending them to <a href="mailto:HR@wwu.edu">HR@wwu.edu</a>.</p> <p class="rteindent1">What does everyday leadership mean? <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en" target="_blank">Watch this TedTalk</a> to learn more and see how all of us can be leaders and improve each other&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p><strong>Unpaid Holidays for a Reason of Faith or Conscience: </strong>Employees may now access the following, unpaid leave:</p> <ul> <li> Leave without pay will be granted for up to two (2) workdays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church or religious organization.</li> <li> Leave without pay may only be denied if the employee&rsquo;s absence would impose an undue hardship on the Employer or the employee is necessary to maintain public safety.</li> <li> The Employer will allow an employee to use compensatory time, personal holiday or vacation leave in lieu of leave without pay. All requests to use compensatory time, personal holiday or vacation leave must indicate the leave is being used in lieu of leave without pay for a reason of faith or conscience.</li> <li> Employees will only be required to identify that the request for leave is for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.</li> </ul> <p class="rteindent1">&nbsp;</p> HR Today Human Resources Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:48:52 +0000 HR Today 24401 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Women's soccer, No. 1 in the West, plays at home Oct. 23 and 25 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/womens-soccer-no-1-in-the-west-plays-at-home-oct-23-and-25 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University, ranked 20th in this week&#39;s National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, tops the first NCAA Division II West Region rating released Wednesday.</p> <p>The Vikings, who are coached by Travis Connell (12th year), are 12-0-2 overall and lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings with an 8-0-2 record. They already have earned a berth in the GNAC post-season tournament.</p> <p>WWU is the only GNAC school in the regional rating.</p> <p>Following the Vikings are Cal State L.A. (No.2), Cal State San Bernardino (No.3), Cal Poly Pomona (No.4), Cal State Stanislaus&nbsp;(No.5), Sonoma State (No.6), Chico State (No.7), Cal Baptist (No.8), Dixie State (No.9) and Point Loma (No.10).</p> <p>The rating will eventually determine which teams complete the six-team regional. Three of the entries will be the post-season tournament champions from the GNAC and California Collegiate Athletic Association as well as the Pacific West Conference regular-season champion.</p> <p>WWU is at home this week, playing host to Seattle Pacific on Thursday, Oct. 23 (7 p.m.), and Central Washington on Saturday, Oct. 25 (7 p.m.). The Vikings are working on a 19-game home field winning streak.</p> Athletics soccer students upcoming events Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:42:39 +0000 Western Today 24400 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Getting to know you: Robert Clark http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/profiles/getting-to-know-you-robert-clark <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Robert-Clark-with-police.jpg" length="350222" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Robert-Clark-at-pyramids.jpg" length="789037" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Name? </strong>Robert B. Clark</p> <p><strong>What is your job? </strong>Manager of Digital Video Services in ATUS</p> <p><strong>What does your department do? </strong>&quot;Video Services handles video and media production needs for pretty much the entire campus. At some time or another, I&#39;ve worked with academics, administrators, the alumni, the foundation, athletics, and even a few off-campus people like the State of Washington, Whatcom Community College or other local non-profits. We&#39;re sort of the central media location for the university.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What is your day-to-day like? </strong>&quot;It&#39;s very random. The phone just happens to ring or somebody just happens to come by and I work with them. But in the mix, I also do a lot of video productions. I do design work for new projects the university is undertaking. I do advising for media aspects of what the university is working on, and purchasing... just a variety of things, you know? Administrative type stuff like billing and maintaining order in the office and the order of all the different projects and that sort of thing.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Where are you originally from? </strong>&quot;I grew up in Los Angeles and lived there until I was around 24 or so. Then I moved to the Northwest after that.&quot;</p> <p><strong>How long have you worked here? </strong>&quot;I just hit my ninth anniversary. My ninth anniversary was around Sept. 15.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s your favorite memory of Western? </strong>&quot;I&#39;ve had a real fun time working with my student workers. I&#39;ve been here long enough to where some of the ones that I&#39;ve hired I hired as freshmen and they spent their entire four years or five years working for me and then I got to see them graduate. And so, going through that cycle a couple times with different students has been wonderful. Getting to see them grow, getting to see them graduate, and even connecting with them after they graduate to hear about how they, I don&#39;t know, having families and jobs and lives and that sort of thing. And so, those are the happy memories.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Do you have any hobbies? </strong>&quot;I&#39;m an avid photographer. I take a lot of photography, both just on the spur of the moment as well as posed sort of stuff. I&#39;m really interested in building models. I build model train sets. If you&#39;re doing it to a specific design &mdash; such as my little railroad that I&#39;m building now, [which] is built sort of like Bellingham &mdash; you use local rock and local wood and local sand and you try to create some recognizable features like Sehome Hill, for example, or places like that. I also take video for fun too, so I take my work as my hobby as well, so I&#39;m pretty happy about that.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Do you have any pets? </strong>A cat named Kipper. &quot;My sister ended up moving from Oregon to Nevada and she gave me her cat but she, the cat, and I have really bonded. [She&#39;s a] short-hair, black-and-white-tuxedo cat.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Are you working on any projects? </strong>&quot;The train in my office, I&#39;m still working on. That&#39;s obviously a fun home project. I build it in sections and bring it home when each of the sections are done. I&#39;ve been working on it for three years. So, it&#39;s taken me a while to get where it is now.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s something you want to do or accomplish in the next five years? </strong>&quot;In 2015, I turn 50. And some time around that, I want to go around the world by train, because I love traveling by train. I&#39;ve gone across the United States several times, gone across Canada. Been all throughout England, but I haven&#39;t been on the European or Asian continents yet, so basically what I want to do is travel as much as possible by train around the world. It would take about, I don&#39;t know, a month? And it would be a really neat trip. I am really looking forward to doing that.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s your favorite vacation you&#39;ve been on? </strong>&quot;I&#39;ve gone to England a couple times. I love the United Kingdom. I&#39;ve gone all over the place in Scotland, Whales, England itself. My favorite vacations are the ones I don&#39;t plan. Where I go to a specific location and essentially let serendipity guide me. And I find people or places or little eateries or stuff like that or photo opportunities where they just sort of happen.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Have you received any awards or recognition? </strong>Communicator Award of Excellence,<br /> 2007 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award</p> <p><strong>Best drinking fountain on campus? </strong>&quot;Oh, that&#39;s an easy one. Over in Carver Gym, by the main office, there&#39;s a water fountain that&#39;s just the perfect temperature and force. It&#39;s in the little hallway that goes to the bleachers. I spend a lot of time in Carver Gym because of commencement. We do six ceremonies a year and some of them are really hot. And so, knowing where good water fountains are is a real major deal.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Tell me a joke. </strong>&quot;There&#39;s this really old lady and she&#39;s really feisty. And she&#39;s talking to her daughter and basically saying, &#39;My dear, I&#39;m as sound as this table!&#39;&quot; *knocks on table* &quot;&#39;Who&#39;s there?&#39;&quot;</p> ATUS staff Video Services Robert Clark Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:34:53 +0000 Western Today 24399 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Compass 2 Campus program at WWU helps fifth-graders see college future http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/compass-2-campus-program-at-wwu-helps-fifth-graders-see-college-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3927889_compass-2-campus-program-at-wwu.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3927889_compass-2-campus-program-at-w...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hundreds of students cheered them on, and smiles lit up the faces of three fifth-graders as they received college diplomas from Western Washington University. Though the diplomas were fake, the excitement was real for Joselyn Orozco, Collin Averill and Jazmin Bermudez. “I was so excited, I nearly jumped up and down,” Jazmin said. </div> </div> </div> community Compass 2 Campus students volunteers Cyndie Shepard Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:34 +0000 Western Today 24398 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Can you be seen in the dark? Sustainable Transportation to hand out free lights, reflectors http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/can-you-be-seen-in-the-dark-sustainable-transportation-to-hand-out-free-lights-reflectors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/fog-in-the-morning_0.jpg" length="306574" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/See-and-Be-Seen-poster_0.jpg" length="158915" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the days grow shorter, it is more important than ever that cyclists and those on foot are properly lit in the darkness and that motorists are aware.</p> <p>WWU Sustainable Transportation, along with John Jordy of The Stress Clinic, University Police and the City of Bellingham, encourage the community to &ldquo;See and Be Seen&rdquo; this fall. They&#39;re working to equip motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with the tools they need to be safe on the roads this fall.</p> <p>Stop by the See and Be Seen information table in front of the Viking Union on Nov. 4 or the Wade King Student Recreation Center on Nov. 5 for a free bike light, tips to be seen in the dark, reflective materials and coupons for bike lights at Fanatik Bike.</p> <p>Bike lights also will be handed out at the corner of E. Maple and Indian Street on the morning of Nov. 4 and at 21st Street and Bill McDonald Parkway on the morning of Nov. 5.</p> <p>Motorists can increase their visibility by picking up a free ice scraper on Nov. 4 in parking lot 7G and Nov. 5 in parking lot C/12A from 4pm to 6pm.</p> <p>University Police and Bellingham Police will also be equipped with bike lights to hand out to cyclists and pedestrians that are unlit during their increased patrols Nov. 3 to Nov. 7.</p> <p>Those interested in volunteering at these information tables may contact Sustainable Transportation 360-650-7245 or <a href="mailto:transportation@wwu.edu">transportation@wwu.edu</a>.</p> community safety Sustainable Transportation Office transportation University Police upcoming events Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:14 +0000 Western Today 24397 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Open forum on late-night shuttle set for Nov. 4 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/open-forum-on-late-night-shuttle-set-for-nov-4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Student-Shuttle-2.jpg" length="72460" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Shuttle-Poster_New-Route-Draft.jpg" length="258493" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/student-shuttle_1.jpg" length="487539" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Associated Students Alternative Transportation Office is holding a <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/transportation/westernstudentshuttle.shtml" target="_blank">late-night shuttle</a> open forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Viking Union Room 552.</p> <p>The Happy Valley area south of Western&rsquo;s campus is one of the heaviest student-populated areas off-campus in Bellingham. It has been underserved by the shuttle in past years. A proposed extension of Route A would send the shuttle down&nbsp;21st&nbsp;Street to Donovan Avenue and then back up&nbsp;32nd&nbsp;Street to Bill McDonald Parkway. The shuttle would stop at&nbsp;WTA&nbsp;bus stops along the way.</p> <p>The purpose of the forum is for students and Happy Valley residents to ask any questions or express concerns about the shuttle and the plans for extending the route. Zach Dugovich, AS vice president for student life, and Karen Izumoto, AS alternative transportation coordinator, will be addressing the questions and concerns of attendees. They met with the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association board on Sept. 10, and the plan was given the approval of those present.</p> <p>For more information about the Nov. 4 forum, or for disAbility accommodations, contact Karen Izumoto by phone at 360-650-7741 or by e-mail at <a href="mailto:as.transportation@wwu.edu">as.transportation@wwu.edu</a>.</p> <p>For a full calendar of Associated Students events, visit <a href="http://www.as.wwu.edu/events/" target="_blank">http://www.as.wwu.edu/events/</a>.</p> Associated Students community safety students transportation Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14:45 +0000 Western Today 24396 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western tabs ESM Solutions to help streamline campus procurement processes http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/western-tabs-esm-solutions-to-help-streamline-campus-procurement-processes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University is putting the finishing touches on its goal to streamline and enhance the procurement processes across campus by selecting&nbsp;ESM Solutions&nbsp;to implement its eProcurement Suite.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are extremely excited about this partnership between Western Washington University and ESM Solutions to bring the next generation of procurement tools to our campus,&rdquo; said Brian Sullivan, assistant vice president for Business and Financial Affairs at Western.</p> <p>The selection of ESM came after extended collaboration throughout the entire campus.</p> <p>Wanna VanCuren, Western&#39;s director of business and financial systems is the project manager. Susan Banton will serve as functional analyst, and Pete Heilgeist, director of business services, is the business owner for this implementation.</p> <p>The ESM Solutions eProcurement Suite will leverage sourcing, purchasing and contract management for the university. By implementing a faster, easier electronic procure-to-pay solution, Western will be able to:</p> <ul> <li> Connect to the buying community with vendors using an online experience</li> <li> Save money, time and resources with contracted catalogs and pricing</li> <li> Improve organizational compliance and leverage of supplier catalogs</li> <li> Automate processes, eliminate errors, and speed up requisitions</li> <li> Automate workflows for seamless approval routing</li> <li> Connect with mobile devices for eProcurement on-the-go</li> <li> Integrate Banner System and ESM Solutions&rsquo; application suite to complete the entire procure-to-pay process in one intuitive interface</li> </ul> <p>More information on <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/bfa/BannerInitiatives/index.shtml" target="_blank">Banner Initiatives</a> and <a href="http://www.esmsolutions.com" target="_blank">ESM Solutions</a> is online.</p> Business and Financial Systems Business Services Purchasing Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:53:04 +0000 Western Today 24395 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Raffle tickets for sale this week; winner announced at FFOH Saturday http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/raffle-tickets-for-sale-this-week-winner-announced-at-ffoh-saturday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/FFOH%202014.png" length="46243" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Those on campus this week may purchase a <a href="http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu/ffoh/index.shtml" target="_blank">Fall Family Open House</a> raffle ticket to support student scholarships.</p> <p>Potential prizes are hotel stays, gift certificates, massages and more.</p> <p>Tickets cost $10 and may be purchased during Fall Family Open House Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Red Square information booth. Tickets also will be available in the <a href="http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu/" target="_blank">New Student Services / Family Outreach</a> Office (Old Main 300) through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Tickets are not available for purchase online.</p> <p>The prize drawing will take place during the Fall Family Open House reception, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu/ffoh/highlights.shtml#taste25" target="_blank">A Taste of Bellingham</a>,&rdquo; which occurs from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Wilson Library Reading Room. Entrants need not be present to win. All proceeds will benefit student scholarships.</p> New Student Services / Family Outreach scholarships students upcoming events Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:31:09 +0000 Western Today 24394 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday