Latest Communications

Follow up on Study Group International Partnership

Message to Campus Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:18

Dear Campus Community,

There has been much discussion recently about the University’s partnership with Study Group to increase international student enrollment at Western, especially as several working groups have recently convened in anticipation of our first international students from this partnership arriving next fall.  Questions have been asked about the operations of the partnership, the terms of the agreement, and its impact on our educational environment. However, the one issue that has made me reflect deeply has been around questions related to shared Read more

The Imperative to Change

Blog Post Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:43

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

                -Friedrich Nietzsche

As we near the end of our strategic planning process, we are beginning to see themes emerging in our collective answer to the question, “What should Western be and do in the future?” We will complete the strategic planning process by the end of fall 2017. And then, starting in January, we will begin implementing answers to the question, “How will Western Read more

On Free Expression and Western's Values

Blog Post Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:50

Many in the Western campus community have become accustomed to receiving emails and campus announcements via Western Today with updates on new initiatives, budgetary issues, aspirational opportunities and other important news.  In an effort to hear more of your suggestions and concerns for our future, I’ve started this blog as a way to engage in more community dialogue.  I will occasionally write about issues that transcend our individual concerns and benefit from collective wisdom, and I encourage you to share your comments for the good of the community. Read more


Get To Know Sabah & Uzma

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Congrats to Department of Art & Art History instructor Margot Myers who recently received 2017 Artist Trust GAP Awa… https://t.co/CvOnjVcykU