Heidi Zeretzke

Nominations needed by June 27 for Outstanding Classified Staff Award

Western Today staff

The Outstanding Classified Staff Award recognizes a single individual who exemplifies a positive and creative approach to problem solving and innovation that significantly advances departmental goals and/or university mission. With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (WFSE and PSE) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.

Nomination Process:


Evening classes to go on as scheduled

Heidi Zeretze, a groundskeeper with WWU's Facilities Management, clears the snow from the Old Main steps Monday morning, Feb. 24, on campus. Photo by Matthew Anderson / WWU

Western Today staff

Evening classes at Western Washington University will be on a normal schedule today.

Snow and Ice alert: Exercise caution due to snow and ice. Please take extra precaution when walking around campus and near trees – wear appropriate footgear, stay on cleared walkways and paths, and don’t linger under trees and building overhangs. 

Students, faculty and staff who are unable to get to Western because of dangerous conditions may decide to remain home. Each decision is a personal one and should be made according to individual judgment.


Two need shared leave as of Nov. 13

Western Today staff

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:


Nominations open for Outstanding Classified Staff Award

Western Today staff

Nominations are being taken through June 27 for the Outstanding Classified Staff Award, which recognizes a single individual who exemplifies a positive and creative approach to problem solving and innovation that significantly advances departmental goals and/or university mission.

With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (WFSE and PSE) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.

Nomination process:


Nominations due by June 28 for Outstanding Classified Staff Award

Western Today staff

The Outstanding Classified Staff Award recognizes a single individual who exemplifies a positive and creative approach to problem-solving and innovation that significantly advances departmental goals and/or the university mission.

With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (WFSE and PSE) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.

Nomination Process:


Campus gardener to teach rose pruning Feb. 27

WWU rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a free rose pruning class from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

Matthew Anderson
Western Today editor

Western Washington University rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a free rose pruning class from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus.

The class originally was scheduled for Feb. 16 but was postponed due to weather.

For more information, call Gary Hodge at (360) 650-2878.


Learn to prune roses in free class Feb. 16

Heidi Zeretzke will teach interested attendees how to prune rose bushes at a free class Feb. 16 in the rose gardens by Old Main. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

Heidi Zeretzke will teach interested attendees how to prune rose bushes at a free class Feb. 16 in the rose gardens by Old Main. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

Western Today staff

Western Washington University rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a free rose pruning class from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus.

For more information, call Gary Hodge at (360) 650-2878.


WWU offers free rose pruning class Feb. 15

File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

Western Today staff

Western Washington University rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a free rose pruning class at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus.

For more information, call Gary Hodge at (360) 650-2878.


Free rose pruning class to be offered at WWU Feb. 11

Western Washington University rose gardener Heidi Zeretzke will hold a rose pruning class at noon on Feb. 11 in the rose garden by Old Main on the WWU campus.

For more information, call Gary Hodge at (360) 650-2878.