|Job market news: More recruiters than ever are checking out Western grads for new hires
There's more to the job outlook for this spring's graduates than the picture painted by the gloomiest headlines about the economy.
|Recruiters offer advice on how to launch a career
Don't wait until your senior year to start coming to career fairs, work your Western connections, don't think your major disqualifies you from companies you're interested in, and be willing to move.
|New summer program has grand fun in store
Grandparents and grandchildren will be students together this summer at Western's first-ever Grandparents U.
|Relay for Life fights cancer
Western's fifth annual Relay for Life raised more than $65,000 for the American Cancer Society.
|SummerStock offers family-friendly shows
This year's SummerStock performances feature two productions the whole family can enjoy, including "Bourgeois Gentleman" and "Snoopy".
|Federal loans to students and parents are secure at Western
Western students who borrow money for college probably won't be affected by the turbulence in the nation's student loan market, said Clara Capron, Western's director of financial aid.
|St. Hilaire's legacy is his personal touch
Western's longtime registrar, Joe St. Hilaire, retires this month after 30 years at WWU. It's a mostly behind-the-scenes, administrative job, but students and colleagues say St. Hilaire's personal touch has had a huge impact on students.
|A good person to know: Fidele Dent
Fidele can answer even the most obscure questions about the FAFSA, supervises Western's short-term loan program for students facing a cash flow problem and schedules appointment with financial aid counselors for in-depth advising.
|Visit us: Western welcomes younger siblings
The Office of Admissions knows that our current students and graduates are powerful recruiters, especially when the future students are their own brothers or sisters.
|It's fine for families to help new grads - the right way
If parents can afford to give financial help, here's Loudon's advice: Don't provide so much assistance that they'll never want to move out.
|You're the experts, what do you think?
We asked Ann Kastberg of Castle Rock, "Are you 'friends' with your student on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace?"
|Today's grads are ready to "job surf"
Nearly 65 percent of young adults said they plan to "job surf" during their early careers, according to a survey published last year by Michigan State University's Collegiate Employment Research Institute.
|These plates raise dough for Western students
Show your loyalty to Western while raising scholarship funds by purchasing a WWU Collegiate License Plate for yourself or your student.
|Western's many program offices help students succeed
This issue of Soundings has good information for parents on topics such as helping students understand how to work with Western's financial aid office or ways for parents to assist students with their careers after graduation.
|Trustees name Bruce Shepard as next president
Bruce Shepard, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will be Western Washington University's 13th president, succeeding current President Karen W. Morse, who is retiring.
|Western's new top cop plans campus safety initiatives
Randy Stegmeier, who became Western's top cop Jan. 14, said families can "coach" their kids with common-sense crime prevention tips.
Page Updated 09.08.2011