Go Cougs!

Garry Smith won an American Heart Association Predoctoral Traineeship.

Jennifer Espin helped establish the Tri-Alpha Honor Society WSU Chapter, which held its first induction ceremony last week.

The Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) in Winnipeg is the only Canadian festival devoted solely to architecture and design and presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. A+DFF’s ArchiShorts 2-minute film contest celebrates the narrative potential of places, real and imagined. SDC student winners included:

  • Princess Guntalilib and Paige Thomsen – Kaleidoscope Prize for “Next Stop.”
  • Alyssa Cove – Propinquity Prize for “Silouette.”
  • Alexandra Mills and Danielle Green – Honorable Mention for “Transfiguration.”
  • Abigail Graybeal and Kaitlyn O’Bara – Honorable Mention for “Sage Dragonflies.”

As ArchiShorts award winners, their films will be screened live online, April 17, noon (CDT), as part of Winnipeg’s 10th annual Architecture + Design Film Festival.


Events

Tuesday, April 13 @ 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.

Tuesday, April 13 @ 12 PM

AIA student outreach event “Resilience in Architecture”:
Join AIA Spokane for a casual chat discussing architectural practice and the resilience of professionals and students as we navigate remote challenges.

Wednesday, April 14 – ALL DAY

#CougsGive Day of Giving:
#CougsGive is a one-day fundraising event dedicated to expanding, sharing, and celebrating the impact of donor support at Washington State University. By supporting the Voiland College Student Success Fund, you will help ensure our students receive the support they need, whether it be scholarships, tutoring and mentoring, or assistance as they prepare to enter a challenging job market.

Wednesday, April 14 @ 11 AM

MME Seminar Series: “A System Design Approach for Intelligent Tensegrity Robots” w/ Raman Goyal, TEES Post-Doctoral Researcher, Texas A&M University.

Thursday, April 15 @ 11 AM

MME Seminar Series: “Prototyping in the design of complex systems” presented by Dr. Bradley Camburn, assistant professor, Oregon State University.

Thursday, April 15 @ 2:10 PM

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

Thursday, April 15 @ 3 PM

VCEA Convocation:
The Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture is excited to host this celebration where we honor 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

Thursday, April 15 @ 4:10 PM

Teaching from a distance: Community building and connection:
We will cover simple ways to build a community-centered environment in your online course space.

Friday, April 16 @ 11 AM

MME Seminar Series: Digital twin for future mobility with connected and automated vehicles:
Presented by Dr. Ziran Wang, Research Scientist at Toyota Motor North America, InfoTech Labs

Friday, April 16 @ 11:10 AM

VoiceThread Basics:
VoiceThread is a tool used to engage students in meaningful conversations around media. Learn the basics features including how to create, comment, collaborate, and share with your class.

Friday, April 16 @ 1:10 PM

VoiceThread and Canvas:
Learn how to engage students in meaningful conversation by interacting with their peers and media.

Saturday, April 17

Winnipeg’s 10th annual Architecture + Design Film Festival:
SDC student award-winning ArchiShorts will be screened live online, starting at noon (CDT). See “Go Cougs” section above for details.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 8:10 AM

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

Tuesday, April 20 @ 2:10 PM

Zoom updates and advanced implementation:
Zoom allows users to communicate through webcam/microphones, chat, and screen sharing. Learn about recent updates and the advanced implementation that allow you to conduct real time class sessions, preassign breakout rooms, and so much more.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 5 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.

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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 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.

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

NEW! Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, and service organization dedicated to promoting interest in and encouraging women to pursue science and engineering fields. WSU GradSWE is the graduate student faction of the Washington State University SWE section. We are a diverse support community for graduate women in engineering and undergraduate women interested in pursuing graduate studies in engineering.

With the interest of women’s personal and professional development in graduate studies, we seek to offer the resources they need to excel in their advanced degrees and successfully transition to their desired careers.

To learn more, visit Grad SWE Washington State University or the WSU GradSWE – Facebook Group.

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.

Return to Campus

Voiland College is under the directive that if you can work effectively from home, then you should work from home. For those who cannot work effectively from home and who intend on resuming work on campus, there are some important steps to take prior to transitioning.