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A Washington State University research team for the first time has successfully demonstrated the use of liquid hydrogen and a unique refueling system for powering unmanned aerial vehicles.

Arda Gozen, Amanda Hohner, and John Swenson were profiled in the WSU Insider on how they are using funds from the Provost’s Office to support hands-on remote learning.

The School of Design and Construction is co-sponsoring a 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event where students can improve affordable housing in the U.S. by creating policies and design elements, as reported in the Daily Evergreen.


Events

Tuesday, September 15 @ 12 PM

IEEE – Richland Webinar:
Under-tank inspection vehicle (RAVIS) position tracking methods w/ Changki Mo, associate professor, WSU Tri-Cities.

Wednesday, September 16 @ 8:10 AM

Perusall: Ensure your students are reading:
Use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Thursday, September 17 @10 AM

TriDurLe Invited Speaker Webinar:
“Seismic Performance of ABC (accelerated bridge construction) Bridge Systems” w/ Dr. M. Saiid Saiidi of University of Nevada Reno.

Monday, September 21 @11:10 AM

Teaching from a distance: Authentic assessment:
Workshop / Seminar – In this training, we will cover effective ways to assess student learning in your online course space.

Monday, September 21 @ 5 PM

VCEA Tutoring Open House:
Drop in to get to know the tutors, have fun, and get entered into raffles for prizes & more!

Friday, September 2 @ 11:00 AM

Hackahouse:
The U.S. is currently facing an affordable housing crisis. WSU’s School of Design and Construction has partnered with Ivory Innovations and several other universities to host a student-based initiative focused on finding innovative solutions.

Friday, September 2 @ 3:30 PM

WSU Voiland College SWE virtual evening with industry:
Network with industry representatives from companies who will be attending the career fair!

OCTOBER 5 -7

WSU’s virtual Career Expo & Technical Fair:
Washington State University will be hosting an all campus, all major virtual Career Expo for the fall.

Include Your Event

Add your event to the WSU Calendar.


Inclusive Education Ideas

Tutoring Open House Sept. 21

VCEA Tutoring Services is excited to announce their open house on September 21 at 5 pm. All VCEA students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Drop in to get to know the tutors, have fun, and get entered into raffles for prizes & more! All attendees will be eligible to win and must be present to win.

Visit a tutor before September 21 for extra raffle tickets in the drawings. Just go to the Tutor Zoom Room (ID: 509 335 0348 or Tutoring Zoom Room) and tell the tutors you’re there for the raffle ticket–and get some free tutoring while you’re there! To see our schedule, you can visit: VCEA Tutoring Services Schedule. (Please note the schedule is searchable.) Each person can earn one ticket per day.

Join us in the Tutoring Zoom Room (ID: 509 335 0348 or Tutoring Zoom Room) at 5 pm on September 21 for one of the most interesting and fun Zoom meetings you’ll have this semester.

Thank you to Kiewit Construction for sponsoring this Open House and to Jack and Karen Bowers for their continued support of VCEA Tutoring Services.

Career Prep for Your Classroom

Faculty- don’t let an unexpected event cause you to cancel class! The Voiland College Internships & Career Services office is always looking for opportunities to educate students about career preparation. Whether you’d like us to cover a whole class period, partial class period, or a few minutes giving an overview of our services, we’re excited to chat with your students! Call Sandi Brabb at (509) 335-3740 or brabb@wsu.edu for more information and to schedule your next class visit.


Opportunities

President’s Award for Safety, Health, and Security – Nominations Due Oct. 1

All members of the WSU community are invited to nominate faculty, staff, and students for the President’s Award for Safety, Health, and Security. This award acknowledges the achievements and contributions of those who help keep the WSU community safe, healthy, and secure.

Share Your Events

Add your events this fall to WSU’s online calendar to share with students, staff, and faculty.

Crimson Spirit Award

Have you noticed a WSU employee going out of their way to help a colleague or customer? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit award to recognize their excellent service. Submit a nomination.


Be Safe Cougs

Campus Connect

Campus Connect is an evidence-based 2-hour suicide prevention training program, offered free of charge for all WSU staff and students, on any campus or location.

Participants learn:
Statistics and facts about college student suicide / How to ask if someone is feeling suicidal / Appropriate referrals / Active listening, communication, and relationship-building skills

Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.

  • Thursday, October 8 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 10 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Monday, December 7 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Online registration is available.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that teaches skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. WSU Pullman students can participate for free with support from student activity fees. See more about cost below.

Participants learn about symptoms, crisis response, and active listening skills to support many disorders: Depression and anxiety / Trauma / Psychosis / Eating disorders / Substance abuse.

Pre-registration is required and course seating is limited.

  • Wednesday, September 23 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 13 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, November 5 @ 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 2 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

Get stress management tips on your phone!

Feeling stressed, need help coping, or just want tips for managing your stress? We can help! To sign up, text “@STRESS” to 73940. You can join at any time and this program is available for all WSU locations.

Join our text messaging program and we will:

  • Check in with you every week to see how you’re doing.
  • Send you weekly tips for lowering stress.
  • Share information about health-related events and resources around campus.

On average, you would receive no more than 2 or 3 text messages per week.

Messages and data rates may apply.

To cancel the messages, you can reply with “STOP.” To get more information, you can reply with “HELP.”

WSU COVID-19 Employee Resources

Daily Coug Connect at 10 a.m.

Experts system-wide present 5-30 minute Zoom sessions for WSU employees.

Health and Wellbeing Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to offer emotional support during this stressful period. You may contact EAP by calling 1-877-313-4455 or visiting the EAP website.

WSU is committed to supporting your overall health and wellbeing. Visit the WellCoug website for more information and resources to offer support, manage stress and enhance your resilience.

WSU COVID-19 Information

WSU COVID19-related info is available on WSU’s website.