These folks walking through Red Square were prepared for a sudden downpour. Weather experts expect rainy weather at least through Thanksgiving, which is on Nov. 26. Western will be closed for the holiday on Nov. 26 and 27.
Western Washington University grounds crews will be working throughout the day to remove a handful of downed trees felled by recent windstorms. According to grounds supervisor Gary Hodge, major problem areas include near the Gamma residence hall on The Ridge, near Highland Hall, near the Fine Arts building and behind Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies on one of the Sehome Arboretum trails.
A high wind warning remains in effect for the area until midnight tonight. Winds are expected to increase to 25 to 40 miles per hour this afternoon, with gusts as high as 60 mph.
The Humans Vs. Zombies tag game (using Nerf blasters) is happening now on campus. The game is taking place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 to 18.
Western students, faculty and staff and community members celebrated Veterans Day at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. A reception immediately followed the ceremony.
The ceremony was sponsored by the Veterans Outreach Center, and the reception was sponsored by the President’s Office.
Construction work continues across campus, including near the Buchanan Towers and in Wilson Library.
The Viking Union celebrates its 50th birthday party kicked off Monday with a visit from Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike, who visited the Viking Union to proclaim Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 “Viking Union 50th Anniversary Week” in Bellingham. Pike also participated in the opening of the 1959 time capsule during the kickoff ceremony.
The VU, which opened in 1959, houses the Associated Students Board of Directors, a variety of Associated Students programs, the VU Gallery, KUGS and other offices and services of Western.