Go Cougs!

The School of Design and Construction and the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments are working together with Site Workshop, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and Berger Partnership to create an endowed scholarship in their respective landscape architecture programs to support students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Sasha and Dustin McLarty, Natalia Drumm, and students Luis Pimentel and Lacy Lackey were featured in a WSU Insider story about the creative solutions some engineering courses took this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic with funding support from the WSU Provost’s Office.

Jia Cheng received a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant from the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement.

Philip Virtue, Corey Ndifon, Alex White, and Maximilian Obasiolu won the EarthLab Community Impact Prize at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Christina Webster, William Frantz, India Dykes, Arianna Claveria, David Rodriguez, David Chandler, Cedar Frost and Ellen Hilbun were among the many Voiland College undergraduates who earned SURCA awards this year.

Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brendan Fraser-Hevlin won the Audience Choice Award at the Life Science Innovation Northwest Fast-Pitch Competition.

The Daily Evergreen interviewed Jason Peschel and students from construction management team brought home the first place trophy in the Associated Schools of Construction competition in February.

WATCH: Last Friday’s VCEA Town Hall.


Events

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.

Wednesday, April 7 @ 10:10 AM

Panopto and Canvas:
Want to connect your Panopto quizzes to the Blackboard grade book? Curious which students have looked at your Panoto video?

Thursday, April 8 @ 11:00 AM

Virtual Career Trek: Providence Health.
This is for students interested in clinical AND non-clinical careers in the healthcare industry. Enjoy a company overview, panel with employees from various departments, discussion about any internships or entry-level job opportunities, plus plenty of time for Q&A.

Thursday, April 8 @ 12:00 PM

ENGIE Impact Info Session:
Learn how ENGIE Impact partners with the world’s most influential cities and businesses on accelerating their sustainability transformation to achieve long-term economic growth.

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

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.edu 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

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.