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Becomes a 21st Century Reality!!
You Asked, we Listened!
The long anticipated south campus book drop is now in place outside of the Campus Services building on 22nd & Bill McDonald Parkway.
With daily pick-up, no need to worry about your books being overdue!
You can also use it to drop off Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom Libraries books as part of the Whatcom One-Card Program.
As part of the “14 Days to Have Your Say” project, students expressed interest in having south campus book returns options. The Arntzen book drop was set up almost immediately & has grown into a popular option for returning materials. At that time we also wanted to find a location that offered more of a drive-up option. It took us a while, but the South Campus Book Return Drop Box is now in place!
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Western receives free publications from the federal government (almost half a million since 1964.) The Government Printing Office wants to know what you think of their work - and ours.
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As Western faces strenuous fiscal challenges,
it may help to remember that the institution has met and surmounted such situations before, notably in the mid-1970s. At that time, budgetary cutbacks resulted in invocation of the dread Reduction in Force (RIF) policy resulting in numerous lay-offs.
Western’s faculty engaged in vigorous debate with then-President Jerry Flora, a peppery leader with a distinctly confrontational style. Out of this environment came Up Western, a slim volume illustrating the viewpoint of the then-faculty union (AFT Local 2084) through cartoons and sharp caricatures of Flora created by faculty members Bob Balas and Bob Urso, professors of French and Art, respectively.
Balas, who taught from 1969 to 2001, passed away in 2006; Urso came to Western in 1969 and retired in 2008. Together, they created indelible images of the interactions between equally passionate parties at a pivotal moment in Western’s history. As Up Western demonstrates, a little humor at such times never hurts.
~Marian Alexander, Special Collections
Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated
manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in
Salisbury, possibly commissioned by Roger de Mohaut.
Special Collections -- Rare Book Collection -- Oversize
Call Number: PR275.B47 H36 2008