Go Cougs!

Dan Dolan received the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council’s Excellence Award.

Susan Lewis received the WSU Crimson Spirit Award.

WATCH: HYPER-Borea undergraduate students discuss how they won funding for their NASA lunar space dust project.


Events

Tuesday, March 23 @ 11 AM

AGI-ESIC Doubleheader Seminar:
WSU/PNNL Nuclear Science and Technology Institute; Small Modular and Advanced Reactor Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D): Implications for Electrical Grid and Plant Scale Energy Systems

Tuesday, March 23 @ 3 PM

State of the University 2021:
President Kirk Schulz Provost and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Chilton

Tuesday, March 23 @ 4:10 PM

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

Wednesday, March 24 @ 9:10 AM

Canvas assignments and rubrics:
In this training we will cover assignment and rubric creation, peer reviews, and the plagiarism checker.

Wednesday, March 24 @ 1:10 PM

Zoom advanced features and techniques:
Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing. Learn about how this tool can be used to conduct real time class sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters, and so much more.

Wednesday, March 24 @ 7 PM

WSU Three-Minute Thesis Finals:
This marks the seventh year at WSU for 3MT, where doctoral students present their research/scholarship concisely—in no more than three minutes—to a non-specialist audience. Research conference travel awards for the winners of this doctoral competition include $3,000 for the winner. Cheer Arjak Bhattacharjee as he represents Voiland College!

Thursday, March 25 @ 9 AM

AGI-ESIC UI-ASSIST Joint Webinar: The Future of Electric Power in the US:
As the US electricity grid continues to develop, long-term planning is complicated by a lack of consistency in policy and operations. A National Academy of Engineering Committee of experts spent two years gathering input and has developed a comprehensive report on the pressing challenges, forces and pressures acting on the US grid. Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy of MIT, Dr. Anjan Bose of WSU, and Jeff Dagle of PNNL will be presenting a summary of key findings in the report related to sustainability, resilience, equity, reliability, and security.

Thursday, March 25 @ 11:00 AM

MME Seminar: Manufacturing printed circuit boards on the Palouse: How and why SEL is choosing to vertically integrate printed circuit board manufacturing in Moscow, ID:
In this presentation, Jessi Hall, Sr. Director for Vertical Integration, will share how SEL came to the decision to vertically integrate PCBs, whey they chose Moscow, Idaho, as well as, what is unique and interesting about the new facility.

Monday, March 29 @ 3:10 PM

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.

Friday, April 2 @11 AM

VCEA Town Hall:
Please join Dean Mary Rezac and members of Voiland College’s Leadership Team for updates on college and university initiatives. Have a question or topic you’d like to discuss, or give a colleague a kudo? Fill out this quick survey.

Friday, April 2 @12:10 PM

Lunch & Learn with Industry: Building a Career Through Entrepreneurship by Gary Steele:
Gary Steele, founding CEO of Proofpoint, will discuss his journey in entrepreneurship and describe many of the critical decisions and their tradeoffs as he built an industry leading cybersecurity company. Gary will describe his career choices, starting from his time in Pullman. He will also cover the basics about getting a business off the ground, get it funded, and how to ultimately build and scale a global tech business.

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Opportunities

Top Ten Senior Awards – Nominations Due March 26

The Top Ten Senior Awards provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, community members, and other students to nominate a deserving senior for their contributions to Washington State University. Nomination forms, selection criteria, and information about the selection process can be found at alumni.wsu.edu/seniors

AP Contribution Award Nominations Due March 31

Do you know a WSU administrative professional that goes above and beyond the expected or required job performance; makes a unique difference in the workplace; and/or performance that has far-reaching, compelling impacts to their work area or the university? Nominate them for a AP Contribution Award!

April 1: Women in Business Leadership: The Power of Us

Students, alumni, community members, and all interested individuals are invited to hear from influential business women as they discuss their leadership philosophies, the best opportunities for jobs and advancement, and their experiences working in business arenas where women have been historically underrepresented.

Canvas to Replace Blackboard Fall 2021

Information Technology Services, Academic Outreach and Innovation, and WSU Faculty Senate are pleased to announce that Canvas will be WSU’s sole Learning Management System beginning Fall 2021.

WSU’s current Blackboard access will expire on Aug 21. In preparation for this, users who want to export Blackboard course data should contact migrationhelp@wsu.eduu now to begin the migration before Blackboard becomes unavailable. Learn what other actions you need to make and what resources are available for this transition.

Help Promote NSSE

We need your help to get the word out to eligible senior and first-year students on all WSU campuses about NSSE! Instructors, graduate students, staff, and leadership on all WSU campuses play an important role in encouraging students to participate in this biennial survey of student engagement.

The following materials are intended to help faculty and staff promote NSSE at WSU:

Community and Equity Certificate Program Courses

WSU HRS is excited to introduce a new professional development opportunity available to all WSU faculty and staff. The Community & Equity Certificate lays the groundwork for a challenging, personal journey for individuals who are committed to creating equitable and inclusive environments. Through the certificate program, faculty and staff will expand their understanding of equity-mindedness and build a toolkit for engaging more effectively with students, colleagues, and community partners. Faculty and staff must complete seven workshops across four areas to earn the certificate.


Graduate Student Opportunities

CV Writing and Elevator Pitch Workshop March 24

Registration required.
The workshop will show you how to write an outstanding CV for academic positions, scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Improving the elevator pitch would also help you make a positive first impression with prospective employers and recruiters. Join us and learn to improve your CV and elevator pitch to land your dream job.

Additional Opportunities

More 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.

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.