http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/30/0 en Retirement party for Bob Schneider is Dec. 19 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/retirement-party-for-bob-schneider-is-dec-19 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Bob%20Schneider%20mu.jpg" length="29016" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bob Schneider, director of Administrative Computing Services at Western Washington University, is retiring on Dec. 31.</p> <p>A party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Old Main Solarium to thank Schneider for his 17 years of service to Western.</p> <p>In an email announcement to Schneider&#39;s colleagues, John Lawson, Western&#39;s vice provost for information technology and chief information officer, wrote the following:</p> <p>&quot;I have been privileged to work with Bob for over 8 of his 17 years of service to Western. I can always count on Bob for two things: First, a robust discussion about the things he is passionate about; our service to students and our efficiency in administrative tasks. He continually advocated for improving our services and helping Western be a model for other institutions. Through his national professional activities in the Banner user group and conferences, he brought us great ideas to improve and shared with other institutions the great ideas that he and his wonderful staff developed at Western. Second, once decisions were made he was tireless in implementation. Things got done&hellip; what more can I say?&quot;</p> <p>Much has changed at Western, specifically in the Administrative Computing and Information Technology areas, during Schneider&#39;s time at the university. Schneider enjoyed working through those changes to take advantage of technological advancement and make positive change that allow the university to be more effective in providing services to its people. Because it&#39;s always the people who matter most, he said.</p> <p>&quot;I have been very fortunate to have the team in ADMCS, as they are the best people I have had working with me during my entire career,&quot; Schneider wrote in a statement provided to Western Today. &quot;I want to thank them for their dedication and hard work to provide the best services to Western. Other departments within ITS (Technical Services and ATUS) provided critical support to ADMCS and the campus, without which ADMCS would not have been able to deliver the many new services that have been provided over the years. I also want to thank my past and present CIOs for their tremendous support of our work. And, it&rsquo;s been a pleasure working with all the Western people I have had the chance to meet and work with in improving systems during my &#39;run&#39; at Western.</p> <p>&quot;I wish Western the best. I know with great management and extremely dedicated and knowledgeable staff and faculty, Western will continue to deliver excellent education to many generations to come.</p> <p>&quot;Thank you for the many good years. I&rsquo;ll miss being part of Western changes and working with you all.&quot;</p> Administrative Computing Services retirements upcoming events Bob Schneider Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:28:12 +0000 Western Today 24685 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Parking permits may now be renewed for winter http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/parking-permits-may-now-be-renewed-for-winter <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Parking-Lot-7G.png" length="1051555" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University faculty, staff and students who had a fall-quarter parking permit may now&nbsp;<a href="https://wwuparking.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth_ext.aspx" target="_blank">renew their permit</a> for winter quarter.</p> <p>Those who did not purchase a fall quarter permit may <a href="https://wwuparking.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth_ext.aspx" target="_blank">get on a waitlist</a>. Those on the list will be notified at their&nbsp;WWU email address when a permit is available for purchase.</p> faculty Parking Services staff students transportation Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:47:45 +0000 Western Today 24638 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lizard Field School http://www.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://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Happy holidays http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/happy-holidays <p>President and Cyndie Shepard wish all who are Western&nbsp;the best of holidays.</p> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:13:56 +0000 Western Today 24790 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Governor releases proposed budget http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/governor-releases-proposed-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The budget offices at Western Washington University provided on Friday their analyses of Governor Inslee&rsquo;s Dec. 18 recommendations for the 2015-17 operating and capital budgets. Linda Teater, Budget Director, and Rick Benner, Director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget sent the following message to all WWU faculty and staff members on Dec. 19:</p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">Yesterday Governor Inslee released his FY 2015-17 operating and capital budgets.&nbsp; The good news is that the Governor included $2 million in new STEM funding and $300 thousand for a new Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education for Western in the biennial budget.&nbsp; Unfortunately the rest of the package contains budget recommendations that have significant negative impacts on the budget.</p> <p class="rteindent1">The budget proposes to fund the classified collective bargaining agreements that were negotiated this fall and provides for a 3.0% and 1.8% general increase for the nonclassified employees for 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively. We applaud the effort to end the draught in general wage increases to our employees but the method of funding is problematic.&nbsp; The Governor&rsquo;s budget only includes partial funding for compensation increases.&nbsp; It does not provide funding for the nearly two-thirds portion of employees&rsquo; salaries that are paid from tuition dollars.&nbsp; By including a tuition freeze in his proposal, the budget effectively means that there will be no new resources to fund the increases, so either cuts to an already inadequate budget will need to be made to fund compensation increases, or the compensation increases will have to be watered down to much less than proposed amounts &ndash; to approximately 1.15% in FY 16 and .7% in FY17 for faculty and staff.</p> <p class="rteindent1">None of the other decision packages we submitted were funded in the Governor&rsquo;s operating budget.&nbsp; You can find a table comparing our operating budget request to the recommendation <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/upb/2015-17%20Gov%20vs%20%20House%20vs%20Senate%202015-17%20Operating%20Budget.pdf">HERE</a>.</p> <p class="rteindent1">The Governor&rsquo;s 2015-17 Capital Budget Proposal was also released.&nbsp; It included partial funding for the Carver Academic Renovation project.&nbsp; The Governor is proposing to fund $48,903,000 of the project out of State Bond funding and has authorized the University to raise an additional $16,300,000 using Certificate of Participations (COPS).&nbsp; COPS are a form of debt which will require an annual payment estimated to be $1.2 million.&nbsp; Again, we applaud the effort to include this important project in the capital budget, but are concerned about the use of COPS.&nbsp; Without new operating funds, the annual payment of $1.2 million is an additional budget cut.</p> <p class="rteindent1">&nbsp;The Governor&rsquo;s Capital budget also funds another biennium of Classroom and Lab Upgrades as well as almost $12,000,000 of Minor Works Preservation projects.&nbsp; Classroom and Lab Upgrades funding will allow the University to continue adapting older spaces into improved, technologically enhanced, state-of &ndash;the-art classrooms and labs.&nbsp; The Minor Works Preservation funding helps the University address a wealth of backlogged preservation projects including Safety and ADA issues that impact the entire campus. &nbsp;Finally, predesign was funded for the Science Building Renovation &amp; Addition project, a badly needed renovation, upgrade and expansion of the Environmental Studies Center.&nbsp; You can find a table comparing our capital budget request to the recommendation <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/wwuarchitect/pages/cb/documents/15-17_Comp_sheet_2014-12-18.pdf">HERE</a>.</p> <p class="rteindent1">This is just the first step in a long journey through the legislative session.&nbsp; The House and Senate will announce their own respective budgets in the spring.&nbsp; A negotiation of the budgets will lead to the final budget.&nbsp; Much effort will be required by all who are Western to ensure funding that secures the continuing excellence of our university.&nbsp; We will continue to keep you informed as we learn more throughout the session. &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> budget Budget Office funding government jobs Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget staff students tuition Linda Teater Rick Benner Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:40:19 +0000 Western Today 24787 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday HR Today for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/blogs/hr-today/hr-today-for-friday-dec-19-2014 <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-friday-dec-19-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images imagecache-linked imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images_linked"><img src="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/photoblog_recentposts_images/HR-Today-small_35.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New L&amp;I rates: </strong>Effective with your Jan. 25, 2015, paycheck, the rate for Labor &amp; Industries Medical Aid that&#39;s deducted from your pay will decrease from 9.44 percent to 8.98 percent of hours worked, up to 80 hours per paycheck.</p> <p><strong>Pay date correction: </strong>The pay date for the second half of January listed on the university calendar is incorrect.&nbsp;The pay date on which Human Resources is required to pay employees based on RCW 42.16.010 is Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, not Friday, Jan. 23. The payroll website lists all pay dates and holidays for 2015.&nbsp;The new 2015 university calendar with the revised date will be available in the new year.&nbsp;For more information, contact Payroll Services at <a href="mailto:hr.payroll@wwu.edu">hr.payroll@wwu.edu</a> or 360-650-2991.</p> HR Today Human Resources Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:31:51 +0000 HR Today 24786 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Alternative-fuel vehicles to be tested on campus Jan. 12 to 19 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/alternative-fuel-vehicles-to-be-tested-on-campus-jan-12-to-19 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of ongoing efforts to identify feasible ways of reducing the carbon footprint and fuel use on Western Washington University&#39;s campus using alternative-fuel vehicles, Facilities Management will play host to representatives from AFV manufacturers who will bring demo vehicles to Western the week of Jan. 12.</p> <p>At least one vehicle will be available throughout the week for Facilities Management crews and others interested in evaluating suitability for various operational tasks. The demo vehicles will be singular examples of a wide range of configurations available. Performance data and user feedback will be collected during the week and used to assist in the evaluation of vehicles and identify opportunities for utilization throughout Facilities Management operations.</p> <p>For more information, contact <a href="mailto:tom.krabbenhoft@wwu.edu">tom.krabbenhoft@wwu.edu</a> at 360-650-6413.</p> environment Facilities Management sustainability transportation upcoming events Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:27 +0000 Western Today 24785 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 'Midsummer Night's Dream' earns national award http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/midsummer-nights-dream-earns-national-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/A_Midsummer_Nights_Dream_011.JPG" length="289641" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/A_Midsummer_Nights_Dream_119.JPG" length="354679" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/A_Midsummer_Nights_Dream_208.JPG" length="405214" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/A_Midsummer_Nights_Dream_305.JPG" length="319470" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/A_Midsummer_Nights_Dream_743.JPG" length="361029" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Opera&rsquo;s April 2014 production of Benjamin Britten&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream&rdquo; was awarded First Prize in Division 3 of the 2014 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.</p> <p>The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the association&rsquo;s National Convention on Jan. 10.</p> <p>The Western production was directed by Amber Bone and conducted by Roger Briggs with assistance from senior instructor Jay Rozendaal. Dipu Gupta, then in his first year as assistant professor of Set Design for the Department of Theatre and Dance, designed the scenery. KateLynn Walker, a senior in Theatre/Dance from Longview, designed the costumes, and the performance featured choreography by Dance Professor Penny Hutchinson.</p> <p>The National Opera Association was founded in 1955 to promote a greater appreciation of opera and music theatre, to enhance pedagogy and performing activities and to increase performance opportunities by supporting projects that improve the scope and quality of opera. Members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia participate in a wide array of activities in support of this mission. The Association has primarily served education and performance activities in academic institutions and small regional opera companies.</p> <p>Western seniors Rachel Brown from Longview and Danielle Bayne from Everett portrayed &ldquo;Helena&rdquo; and &ldquo;Hermia.&rdquo; The role of &ldquo;Oberon,&rdquo; written for a rare vocal type (countertenor) was sung by Western composition alum Brendan Littlefield from Moscow, Idaho.</p> <p>For more information, contact Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or <a href="mailto:chris.casquilho@wwu.edu">chris.casquilho@wwu.edu</a>.</p> awards Music Department recognition students Theatre and Dance Department Amber Bone Dipu Gupta Jay Rozendaal Penny Hutchinson Roger Briggs College of Fine and Performing Arts Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:40:47 +0000 Western Today 24783 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday ODESZA finds success through trial and error http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/odesza-finds-success-through-trial-and-error <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Detroit News </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.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/12/17/trial-error-odesza/20503093/" target="_blank">http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/12/17/trial-error-odes...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two years ago, Harrison Mills was looking for graphic design jobs as he prepared to graduate from college. Today, the 25-year-old has topped the Billboard dance charts and toured the world as one-half of the electronic music duo ODESZA. “I don’t think either of us expected this whatsoever,” Mills says. “It was more like, ‘Well, we have to get a serious job in a couple months. Do you want to try to not do anything serious and do the things we love before we have to start a career?’ ” </div> </div> </div> alumni Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:20 +0000 Western Today 24782 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday National Endowment for the Arts awards fellowship to Vanderbilt MFA student http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/national-endowment-for-the-arts-awards-fellowship-to-vanderbilt-mfa-student <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vanderbilt University </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/12/national-endowment-for-the-arts-awards-fellowship-to-vanderbilt-mfa-student/" target="_blank">http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/12/national-endowment-for-the-arts-awards-fellow...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a literary arts fellowship to Anders Carlson-Wee, a second-year poetry student in Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Carlson-Wee, a former professional rollerblader, will receive a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. This $25,000, non-matching fellowship allows published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and career advancement. </div> </div> </div> alumni awards recognition Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:28:04 +0000 Western Today 24781 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Retirement party for Debbie Jackson is Dec. 17 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/retirement-party-for-debbie-jackson-is-dec-17 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Office of the Dean of Students will thank Debbie Jackson for 14 years of service to Western Washington University during a retirement celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Viking Union Room 565 on campus.</p> <p>Jackson served as information coordinator and in the Office of Student Life in the Viking Union. All are invited to attend.</p> Dean of Students Office of Student Life retirements staff upcoming events Debbie Jackson Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:14:40 +0000 Western Today 24776 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday What WWU classified staff need to know during bad weather http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/what-wwu-classified-staff-need-to-know-during-bad-weather <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/snowy-Old-Main.jpg" length="799857" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/policies/docs/5400%20Human%20Resources/POL-U5400.04%20%20Suspending%20University%20Operations.pdf" target="_blank">Suspended Operations Policy</a> applies when the university is closed. The <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/hr/laborrelations/LaborRelationsHome.shtml" target="_blank">2013-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreements</a> are available online. Applicable portions for WWU staff:</p> <ul> <li> WFSE (Bargaining Units A, B, E) &ndash; Article 17</li> <li> PSE (Bargaining Units D, PTE) &ndash; Article 16.1</li> </ul> <p>The <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/policies/docs/5400%20Human%20Resources/POL-U5400.03%20Taking%20and%20Reporting%20Leave%20During%20Inclement%20Weather.pdf" target="_blank">Inclement Weather Policy</a> applies when the university is open but weather conditions may impact some employees&#39; ability to safely report to work, as determined by the employee. The applicable portions in the <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/hr/laborrelations/LaborRelationsHome.shtml" target="_blank">2013-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreements</a> are:</p> <ul> <li> WFSE (Bargaining Units A, B, E) &ndash; Article 50</li> <li> PSE (Bargaining Units D, PTE) &ndash; Article 16.2</li> </ul> <p>For more information, contact Melissa Reed in Human Resources at 360-650-7718.</p> Health Human Resources safety staff unions weather Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:23:19 +0000 Western Today 24775 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Inslee backs smaller class sizes for grades K-3, teacher raises http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/inslee-backs-smaller-class-sizes-for-grades-k-3-teacher-raises <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025244142_educationbudget1xml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025244142_educationbudget1xml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out highlights of his education budget Monday, saying he wants to reduce average class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, pay for all-day public kindergarten and reinstate cost-of-living raises for teachers that the voters approved years ago. But he does not propose shrinking average class sizes in fourth grade and beyond, as voters endorsed a month ago. </div> </div> </div> budget funding government higher education students tuition Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:11:08 +0000 Western Today 24774 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Whatcom’s new Superior Court judge has tribal background http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/whatcom%E2%80%99s-new-superior-court-judge-has-tribal-background <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/2014/12/15/4029953_inslee-appoints-raquel-montoya.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/12/15/4029953_inslee-appoints-raquel-montoy...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whatcom County will have its first Native American Superior Court judge in 2015. When Raquel Montoya-Lewis begins her term in January, she also will be the only Superior Court judge of tribal descent in the state. </div> </div> </div> community faculty government Raquel Montoya-Lewis Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:57:50 +0000 Western Today 24773 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU offering editing, social media, and wordpress courses this winter http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-offering-editing-social-media-and-wordpress-courses-this-winter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellingham Business Journal blogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-offering-editing-social-media-and-wordpress-courses-this-winter/29806" target="_blank">http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-offering-editing-social-media-and-wordpress-courses...</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’s Extended Education program is offering courses this winter ideal for anyone who wants to publish online. Courses include Editing Visual Components, Grammar for Editors, Social Media: Building Community, and Web Design and Development: Level II – Introduction to WordPress. </div> </div> </div> community Extended Education upcoming events Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:44:58 +0000 Western Today 24772 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday