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The Protium Company, a WSU-founded startup that rose out of Jacob Leachman’s Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research  lab, was featured at the national Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase last week.

WSU engineering students Grace Harris and Alyssa Hovenkotter received $5,000 SEL engineering scholarships.

The School of Design and Construction will receive one of the five new WSU faculty positions that have been created to help promote equity and diversity across the Washington State University System.


Thursday, December 17 @10:10 AM

Learning management system training: Canvas Assignments and Rubrics:
In this training we will cover assignment and rubric creation, peer reviews, and the plagiarism checker.

Thursday, December 17 @2:30 PM

Workday Employee Checklist Session #1 w/ Denise Faerber Meeting ID: 928 3768 2315.

Friday, December 18 @10 AM

Workday Employee Checklist Session #2 w/ Denise Faerber Meeting ID: 913 4901 2847.

Share Your Events

Add your events to the WSU online calendar to share with students, staff, and faculty.


Dec. 16 Workday Checklist

Go to workday.wsu.edu and sign in with your Network ID (NID) and password.

Overtime eligible employees: enter your time worked in Workday, starting with the beginning of the week (December 13). It’s okay to duplicate what’s on your paper time report for December 1-15.

Check your time off balances. Something not right? Go to support.workday.wsu.edu, choose “Human Resource Services,” and then fill out the form for “Leave Balances or Leave Accrual is incorrect.”

Review the items listed in the Workday: First 30 Days Employee Guide, especially regarding personal information, payment elections, and tax elections.

Questions? Get answers through the self-help knowledge base and service desk at support.workday.wsu.edu.

President’s Employee Excellence Awards – Nominations Due Dec. 31

The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by WSU administrative professional and classified employees.  Staff at all WSU locations are eligible to be nominated for this award.  Award criteria include outstanding contributions made by the employee regarding productivity of the University; innovative problem solving; positive working relations; university and community service.  Award recipients each receive $2,500 and will be recognized at the annual Showcase event to be held in during the spring 2021.

Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 5pm.

Recognize Your Student Employee – Nominations Due Jan.29

Each year Washington State University and the National Student Employment Association (NACE) recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college through the National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award. Nominations this year are due January 29.

LIFT Faculty Fellowship Applications Due Jan. 12

LIFT, the faculty development component of the Transformational Change Initiative (TCI), is welcoming applicants for the fourth cohort of our system-wide program. All WSU faculty from all locations are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

It’s that time of year again! Send us a photo of your ugly holiday sweater by Dec. 15. The ugliest sweaters as voted by our Instagram followers and VCEA judges win a Voiland College t-shirt!

Canvas Starts Spring 2021

With full access to the Canvas pilot, all WSU instructors have the option to migrate their Blackboard courses over to the new Learning Management Software (LMS) for the upcoming spring semester, which they can do by contacting their department’s course scheduler or campus scheduler. Faculty and staff will also soon be able to request a “sandbox” course. Visit WSU Insider or AOI to learn more and sign up for Canvas training.

Graduate Job Placement “Tip Line”

Voiland College Career Services has a “tip line” to help track student & graduate placement! If you know of an upcoming or recent graduate who accepted a job, is heading to graduate school, or has other post-graduation plans- let us know! Please send student name, company/grad school, job title and any other known information to: vcea.jobs@wsu.edu.

Research Funding and Awards

Visit Voiland College’s website or The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships for lists of some of the national major research funding opportunities.

Office of Research Guidance

The Office of Research posts all guidance for on-site research, scholarship, and creative activities during the Covid-19 pandemic on their website.

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.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Opportunities for VCEA graduate students.

Be Safe Cougs

WSU Pullman Bonus Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Shot Clinic bonus dates are December 14 to December 18 and January 11 to January 15.

Caring for Self, Caring for Others – Resources

Self-care is more important than ever. Caring for others adds an additional layer of complexity, but self-care continues to remain paramount. Please use these resources to help you on your self-care journey.

Cougar Card Replacement

WSU Cougar Card readers on the exterior of the PACCAR, Sloan, Dana, ETRL, and EE/ME buildings will be replaced early next spring, likely in February/March 2021.

WSU Cougar Card Center, in the basement of the Compton Union Building (CUB), is offering a free Cougar Card in-person replacement if your current card does not have the proximity capability.  If you’re not sure if your card has a proximity chip in it, you can call 335-CARD (335-2273) and they can tell you if your card has it or not over the phone.