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Yong Wang, Junming Sun, John McCloy, Scott Beckman, and Min-Kyu Song were awarded JCDREAM seed grants.

Led by Jinwen Zhang, researchers developed a recyclable material that is as strong as commonly used carbon-fiber composites and can also be broken down in very hot water within a pressure vessel.


Tuesday, January 26 @ 4 PM

Teaching large and inclusive classes: A community of practice:
Large enrollment courses present a unique set of challenges, especially in the distance delivery environment.

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.

Monday, February 1 @ 11:10 AM

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

Tuesday, February 2 @ 11:00 AM

ESIC Power Group Seminar Series: “Robustness and resiliency enhancement of electric power systems”:
The robustness of a system to a given class of perturbations is defined as the ability of this system to maintain its function when it is subject to a set of perturbations of this class, which may induce changes in its structure.

Wednesday, February 3 @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, February 3 @12:10 PM

Faculty-Led Workshop: Mindfulness Made Simple (Part I):
In part one of this two-part experience, you will join us as we focus on the practical implementation of mindfulness meditation, rather than just a conceptual understanding.

Share Your Events

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


ASEE Awards – Nominations Due Feb.5

To submit a nomination, log-in at www.asee.org, click on “Award Nominations,” then follow the form to submit your nomination. If you have any questions, please contact awards@asee.org.

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.

Cougar Cage Funding Program – $20,000 – $50,000

Washington State University is launching a new, competitive funding program that seeks to match private donors with worthwhile projects pitched by students, faculty and staff in a format modeled after the popular entrepreneurial TV show Shark Tank.

Zoom Webinar Option Now Available to All Instructors

The WSU Zoom support team at Information Technology Services (ITS) is excited to offer all WSU instructors a semester-long Zoom webinar option for spring 2021 courses. These webinars will allow up to 100 or 500 attendees.

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

Opportunities for VCEA graduate students.

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 Campus Crisis Resources

Cougar Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Call 509-335-4511 during business hours, or 509-335-2159 after hours.

Student Care Network

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
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Press 1 for veteran’s services or send a text to 838255

En Español

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.