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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

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year at Western

Message to Campus Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:24

Dear Western Students,

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  Whether you are setting foot on campus for the first time or returning home to familiar places and faces, I hope the year ahead is full of engaging learning experiences, self-discovery, and a sense of connection to the community here at Western. 

For those of us who work at Western—more than 2000 faculty and staff serving in a huge variety of roles inside and outside of the classroom—this exciting time of year reminds us of our common purpose, which is to assist and empower your success at Read more

Opening Convocation Address to WWU Faculty & Staff 2017

Speech Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:34

September 20, 2017

 

Thank you, Allison, for your kind introduction. It has been an honor to work with you, last year’s Senate President Kristen Larson, and the Faculty Senate leadership during my first year as Western president. The Faculty Senate, and the more than 900 faculty it represents, are at the center of our shared aspirations for Western Washington University. I want to thank you—our faculty, for your work to educate our students and help them realize their greatest potential.

I am pleased to be joined by leaders with whom I Read more


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PACCAR’s Carl Hergart to Speak at the Western Leadership Forum Nov. 8: https://t.co/Jo3iz3hV6a https://t.co/7m3QyOcQDf
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UBC's Sharalyn Orbaugh to Present 'What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?' Oct. 24: https://t.co/0XhXnEq0d2 https://t.co/GafC8a4WEV
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WWU alumna part of the first all-female team to compete in the grueling Yukon 1000 race: https://t.co/mcVLVXalXP
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Got an idea worth spreading? TEDxWWU speaker applications are open through Nov 8: https://t.co/ymBAt1ofKw