Campus Briefs

Food Inc., etc.

From 12 to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday, a documentary film is shown in Syre 104.  The next several documentaries are What’s Race got to do with it?, Reel Bad Arabs, and Addiction.  The series continues past these and into November with Affluenza, In Sickness and in Wealth, The Butterfly Circus, and Addicted to Plastic.

Pod Talk

Pod Talk is a website where Whatcom students can connect.  It is a little easier to use than the corkboards around campus, however, nothing on the site is endorsed by the college.  It can be found at

Don’t WOFL around

The Whatcom Oration and Forensics League hopes to become a safe place for students to learn about debating without bringing in politics and other sensitive topics.

Please complain here

All departments should have copies of the student complaint forms, but they can also be found online by searching for “complaint” in the search box on the website.

To serve man

Whatcom’s 3rd Annual Service Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Syre Student Center Foyer on October 11.  This is a great opportunity to meet with local community organizations.  Volunteer work can lead to internships and even jobs.

In an emergency

The emergency notification information is now on the Whatcom website.  The campus safety report and incident forms can also be found on the website under Emergency Information, at the bottom of the page.

Off to Skagit

The ASWCC is sending several students to a conference in Skagit Valley.  The conference is with the State Higher Education Committee and will be about the future of higher education in Washington.  The Horizon will be sending a reporter along.

Fiscal fizzling

Higher education is set to endure a further 23 percent decrease in state funding, leaving Whatcom with approximately $7.2 million less than was allocated five years ago.  In a campus-wide e-mail, President Kathi Hiyane-Brown said that this “will substantially impact students through-out the two-year college system — whether it is additional tuition increases, higher costs through self-support programs, increased fees, longer wait times for… services, increased class sizes or constricted class and program options.”  She added that a 10 percent decrease in funding would be devastating.

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