Go Cougs!

Philip Virtue, Corey Ndifon, Alex White, and Maximilian Obasiolu were featured in a WSU Insider article about their waste-to-energy project that is entered in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge set for April 1.

You can watch Amit Bandyopadhyay’s WSU Distinguished Faculty Address at the Showcase website.

Anjan Bose talks about the current state of the U.S. electrical grid with the Voice of America.


Events

Tuesday, March 30 @ 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.

Thursday, April 1 @ 4:10 PM

Canvas gradebook:
In this training we will explain different setup, filtering and communication options.

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.

Tuesday, April 6 @ 11:10 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.

Tuesday, April 6 @ 4:10 PM

Panopto Basics:
Panopto enables instructors to capture and archive lectures, create video clips and prepare media elements for their course.

Thursday, April 15 @ 3 PM

VCEA Convocation:
A celebration honoring our outstanding students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM

PNW ASEE Annual Meeting:
The meeting agenda includes: Keynote Address from Dr. Kirsten Davis, titled “It Takes a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Teaching that I Should Keep Doing;” Recognition of the 2021 PNW ASEE Outstanding Teacher Awardee; Networking happy hour. Password: 604763.

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Opportunities

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

Volunteer for Kids’ Science and Engineering Day

Kids’ Science and Engineering Day (KSED) will be going directly to the classrooms this year! KSED is going to be hosted online from April 5th to April 9th during normal school hours (8am-4pm). The Society of Women Engineers will be offering an interactive experience for elementary students to learn about science and engineering concepts through fun activities led by volunteers via Zoom. This format will accommodate students participating in online learning and the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Volunteers will be able to register for 1-hour time slots to work with one classroom K-5. SWE will provide the activities and information about STEM to share with each age group. Volunteers can sign up for multiple sections if interested and work with a variety of grades or work with multiple classrooms of the same grade.

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.