Go Cougs!

Check out the Voiland College highlights from WSU Pullman’s Fall Commencement ceremony.

WSU researchers led by Abdelrhman Mohamed and Haluk Beyenal have developed a sustainable wastewater treatment system that relies on electron-producing microbial communities to clean the water.

ENG 421 students Corey Ndifon, Philip Virtue, Maximillian Obasiolu, and Alex White received a $2550 grant from the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to develop their prototype for entrepreneurial competitions of a portable system that transforms waste to energy and provides stable electrical power to homes in emerging nations.


Monday, January 4 @10:10 AM

Canvas Getting Started:
WSU is moving from Blackboard to Canvas and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Wednesday, January 6 @2:10 PM

Panopto (Master Session):
Want to connect your Panopto quizzes to the Blackboard grade book? Curious which students have looked at your Panopto video? In this master session we will show you how to do this and more.

Thursday, January 7 @11:10 AM

Zoom (Master Session):
Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing. Learn how this tool can be used to conduct real time class sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters, and more.

Friday, January 8 @10:10 AM

Teaching from a Distance: Strategies and Best Practices:
In this training, we will cover simple ways to engage with students and optimize your course space.

Share Your Events

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


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.

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 & any other known information to: vcea.jobs@wsu.edu.

Research Funding and Awards

Visit Voiland College’s web site 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

Holiday Building Information & Reduced Operations

WSU Pullman will be on reduced operations from Dec. 24 – Jan. 3. While building operations will not look much different than our current operations because of COVID-19, there are a few items you may want to be aware of.

WSU Pullman Bonus Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Shot Clinic bonus dates are 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.  The 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.

They will be closed Dec 24 – Jan 3.