Financial aid watch loans, fill out FAFSA: March 1 FAFSA deadline almost here

 The priority deadline to receive financial aid for the 2008-2009 school year is rapidly approaching.  Before March 1, every student who plans on attending Western during the Fall 2008 semester should file their taxes, fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for all scholarships and grants available.   “Many students think […]

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Minimum wage increases 15¢

    When the ball dropped to bring in the new year–2008, the pay for minimum wage rose by 15 cents from $6.50 an hour to $6.65 an hour.  According to Jan Aspelund, the director of human resources, approximately 485 Western students working on-campus jobs were adjusted to the new wage.   This increase is based on a 2.2 […]

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Search for Associate Dean of Student Development underway

The search for an associate dean of Student Development seems to be reaching an end as Western brings three candidates to campus.The associate dean will report to the dean of Student Affairs, oversee Recreation Services, the Center for Student Engagement, the Student Union and the Fitness Center.This person will also develop leadership programming for students and […]

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Agenstein renovation plans await Board’s approval

(Along with Jesse West) Imagine yourself walking into one of the science labs in Agenstein Hall.  It looks like something from That ’70s Show.  It’s cluttered, it’s old and many science students and faculty agree that it’s inadequate for their modern needs.  Long-awaited renovations and additions should bring the space and technology needed for today’s students. […]

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Herrington challenges results of election

Student Government Association presidential candidate Luke Herrington has appealed to the Student Court over alleged campaign violations after his grievance to the SGA Election Commission was denied Nov. 26. On Nov. 13, Herrington and running mate Emily Feger filed a formal grievance to the Election Commission claiming Harold Callaway and his supporters illegally canvassed Vaselakos […]

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