US taxes are notoriously complicated. Sprintax is a great tool for international students and scholars who earned money in the US in the year 2016 and are required to file a tax return. This software program is designed especially for non-resident tax payers and takes into account tax treaties between the US and other countries. You answer some questions, Sprintax does the math, you print out the forms and mail them in -- it's that easy!
For more tax information and resources, please see: http://www.wwu.edu/isss/taxes.shtml
Happy Spring Break @WWU Students! Did you write a research paper last quarter that you are particularly proud of? Did you know every year Western Libraries gives three $500.00 awards to WWU undergrads who demonstrate exceptional ability in identifying, evaluating, and synthesizing sources in their research projects? Be sure and submit your application by April 17, 2017.
We hope you're having a relaxing Spring break! The season continues to show itself on campus and we couldn't be more excited for #springatwestern.
Photo: @jona.thing / University Communications and Marketing
The Vikings fell in a doubleheader against CWU with final scores of 11-1 and 8-4 (8 innings) on Monday. WWU returns to action on the road at Simon Fraser on Saturday before hosting the Clan on Sunday. Photos by Jake Tull/WWU #GoViks
Visiting CWU took a pair of games from the Vikings on Monday at Viking Field in a GNAC doubleheader.
WWU (12-8, 5-5 GNAC) continues the GNAC schedule next weekend against Simon Fraser, playing a doubleheader in Canada on Saturday before hosting the Clan in Bellingham on Sunday.
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In 1973, two Western Washington University (then Western Washington State College) student-athletes set school outdoor track and field records that still stand heading into the spring of 2017.
Mike Vorce, then a junior, ran the men's 440-yard hurdles in 51.9 seconds; and Wendy Taylor, a senior, ran the women's 100-meter hurdles in 13.7 seconds. Now, 44 years later, those times remain the oldest on the Vikings' records list, just five years behind the school's all-time record for longevity.
Both Taylor and Vorce were later inducted into the WWU Athletics Hall of Fame, Taylor in 1980 and Vorce in 1983.
Mark your calendars for WWU's energy symposium "Repowering Mobility: Envisioning a New Future for Transportation Energy." Engineers from Tesla, Boeing, and Paccar will attend, as will special guests David Roberts of Vox Media and Governor Jay Inslee! April 18! https://wp.wwu.edu/energysymposium/
Congratulations to all the Winter quarter graduates, you have all forever left your marks on this campus, and your impact will never be forgotten.
Here is one of IEP's own, Baigali, who interned with us during her last quarter here. Good luck Baigali, we wish you the best!
Calling all supporters of study abroad! We need your help. The Trump Administration's budget is calling for slashing the State Department's scholarships for Americans to study abroad and international students to study in the U.S.
Study abroad is good for personal growth and for national security through raising cross-cultural understanding. If you agree, you can ask your Congressperson to advocate for study abroad by following the easy link below.
"Like jazz musicians or improv actors, [founders and entrepreneurial employees] prefer to operate in a chaotic environment with multiple unknowns...OK with uncertainty and surprises, using the tools at hand, along with their instinct to achieve their vision. These types of people are rare, unique and crazy. They're artists." - Steve Blank, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur
Its here! Its finally here!
Although the weather may not be on the same page just yet, the signs of spring are surely at our doorstep. Here's a small taste of the adventures in store for us this quarter :)
The PRCCDC is this weekend! Good luck to our competing Cybersecurity team!
Here's a great one-day volunteer opportunity! The Admissions Office is looking for volunteers for Western Preview, a day when admitted students and their families visit Western to get a taste of life at WWU. Western Preview volunteers make the first impression on guests by greeting prospective students and their families as they arrive to campus, interacting with families over lunch, helping them navigate around campus, and more! An added bonus? You will receive a free t-shirt in your size and meals throughout the day! See the link below for more information and to sign up to volunteer:
On March 4th and 5th WWU Cycling traveled down to Corvalis to participate in Oregon State University's Omnium Bicycle Races.
Saturday morning we had members participating in the Men's D, Men's C and Women's C fields. This was extremely exciting for our first time racers Kate Berreman and Mathew Simmons. Later in the day we had members in the Men's B, Women's B and Men's A field with Lillian Miller Kuehl winning her road race in the Women's B field!!!
After some much needed rest we all geared up for our Team Time Trial Events.
Men's A placed 3rd
Women's B placed 2nd
Men's C placed 2nd
Sunday morning we woke up bright and early, said our goodbyes to our wonderful home stays and headed out to the campus criterium race.
In Men's A we had Ian Haupt placing 2nd, Ben-Jammin Peterson placing 4th, and Jim Labayen placing 11th. Lillian Miller Kuehl killed her women's B field and pulled off a back to back win with Rachel Thody placing 5th. In the Women's C field Kate Berreman placed 2nd in her first criterium event! In the Men's C we had Tucker Link placing 4th and Ben Poser placing 14th, with Brady Schmitt placing 16th. In our Men's D field we had Mathew Simmons placing 8th, and Jonathan Lee placing 17th.
After a long weekend of racing we are sitting in 2nd place behind University of British Columbia for the overall team competition.
Results can be found here: http://nwcollegiatecycling.us/2017R.html
Thank you to all of our sponsors!
Fairhaven Bicycle Grocery Outlet Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC) Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town nuun hydration KIND Snacks Smith Bonk Breaker Castelli Cycling Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center Cafe Velo
On March 11th and 12th the WWU Cycling Team traveled down to Eugene Oregon to race in the University of Oregon's Omnium.
The first road race was an extremely hilly course climbing 850ft for every 11 mile loop. In the Men's A Division Ben-Jammin Peterson got 4th place, finishing in a small group of 4 riders behind the break of 2. In back to back winning weekends, Lillian Miller Kuehl won the Women's B Road race!!! During his first weekend of Collegiate racing this year, Theo Floor Won his Men's B road race, followed by Tucker Link getting 3rd. In the Men's C race Ben Poser got 7th, followed by Brady Schmitt in 8th, and Jonathan Lee got 14th. In the Men's D race Mathew Simmons got 10th!
The following day during the criterium race we were greeted with sunny skies and temperatures approaching 60! Ben-Jammin Peterson started the Men's A Race by pulling on the Conference leaders jersey! He placed 3rd in the criterium, with Jim Labayen placing 5th, and Dave O'Brien placing 11th. In the Women's B field Lillian Miller Kuehl placed 3rd followed by Kory Bisset in 4th. Winning his second race of the weekend, Theo Floor placed 1st in the criterium followed by Tucker Link in 4th. Nicholas Lawrence Imai Murphy placed 13th! Jonathan Lee placed 2nd in the Men's C criterium followed by Ben Poser in 10th and Brady Schmitt in 15th. Mathew Simmons placed 7th in the Men's D race!
After this weekend of racing WWU is sitting right behind UBC for overall team conference standings.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping to make getting here possible.
Fairhaven Bicycle Grocery Outlet Sanitary Meat Market Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town nuun hydration KIND Snacks Smith Bonk Breaker Castelli Cycling Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center Cafe Velo