As part of their senior design project through the Industrial Design Clinic, Ryan Magoon, Joseph Ponti, Michael Lewis, Leif Harfst, Andy Mei, Lance Harris, and James Zimmer developed a testing robot that could help alleviate some of the challenges of matching the technology with people.
Angelique Umutoniwase was selected as the 2020 recipient of the WTS Spokane/Coeur d’Alene chapter’s Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Graduate scholarship.
Tuesday, January 19 @ 11 AM
ESIC SP21 Power Group Seminar Series: Welcome/Introductions😐
Energy Systems Innovation Center will kick off its Spring 2021 Power Group Seminar Series with a warm welcome from Dr. Anurag Srivastava and introductions all around by faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Tuesday, January 19 @ 3:10 PM
Canvas getting started:
WSU is moving from Blackboard to Canvas and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Wednesday, January 20 @ 1:10 PM
Teaching from a distance: Community building and connection:
In this training, we will cover simple ways to build a community-centered environment in your online course space.
Thursday, January 21 10:10 AM
Canvas assignments and rubrics:
In this training we will cover assignment and rubric creation, peer reviews, and the plagiarism checker.
Monday, January 25 @ 8:10 AM
Canvas tests and quizzes:
In this training we will review the full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.
Monday, January 25 @ 3:10 PM
Teaching from a distance: Authentic assessment:
In this training, we will cover effective ways to assess student learning in your online course space.
Tuesday, January 26 @ 7 PM
Cougs chatting with Cougs: Managing expectations:
Join WSU Cougar Health Services staff members as they lead a chat on student mental health and managing expectations for the new semester.
Share Your Events
Add your events to the WSU online calendar to share with students, staff, and faculty.
In the Classroom
Spring Semester Academic Schedule
The WSU Provost’s Office reminds everyone that class-free days this spring semester at WSU Pullman are Feb. 15, Feb. 25, March 17, April 13. Please do not schedule assignment due dates or tests immediately after these days—they are intended to be mini-breaks to lessen stress for our students, and provide zoom breaks for instructors.
Additionally, students will appreciate an early posting of a draft or completed syllabus in the course space so that they can arrange for shipping of course materials if needed in time for the first week.
Please refer to the Quick Guide to Spring 2021 Semester Instructional Topics (PDF) for more instructional information and resources that are available to students, staff and faculty.
ASEE Awards – Nominations Due Feb.5
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.
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 can request a “sandbox” course. Visit WSU Insider or AOI to learn more and sign up for Canvas training.
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
Be Safe Cougs
WSU COVID-19 Information
Visit WSU’s website to get the latest information and resources on WSU’s COVID-19 testing and response.
COVID Testing – Updated Jan. 15
WSU Pullman Campus information.
WSU Spokane Campus information.
WSU Tri-Cities Campus is not providing COVID testing. Benton & Franklin County are providing testing.
WSU at Olympic Community College Bremerton is not providing testing. Kitsap County is providing testing
WSU Everett campus is not providing testing. Snohomish County is providing testing.
WSU Vancouver campus is not providing testing. Clark County is providing testing.
WSU Pullman Bonus Flu Shot Clinics
WSU Campus Crisis Resources
Cougar Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Call 509-335-4511 during business hours, or 509-335-2159 after hours.
WSU Employee Assistance Program
Office of Compliance and Civil Rights
Center for Community Standards
Office of the Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator
WSU Campus Police
Community Crisis Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Press 1 for veteran’s services or send a text to 838255
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing via TTY
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Text STEVE to 741741 for support specific to individuals of color
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
Pullman After Hours and/or Emergency Medical Care
For emergency care, dial 911 or contact Pullman Regional Hospital 509-332-2542
Guides to Helping Students in Distress
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.