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“Wisteria: Architecture as an Embodiment of Human Emotion,” an emotive intelligent responsive project led by Mona Ghandi, received the popular choice award in the Architizer A+Awards for the Architecture + New Technology category.

Noel Schulz was elected as a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Bernie Van Wie is leading a program that will train ROTC and DOD-skilled civilian workers in computer science and other majors in cyber basics, operations, or defense, offering bachelor’s degrees as well as specialized certificates.

Idil Akin received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant. The prestigious five-year, career awards are intended to provide significant research support to young faculty beginning their careers who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

Interior design graduate Emily Ryan received the first place award in the Graduating Student Category at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern Pacific Student Exhibition for her project, Collective Grocery and Health.


Opportunities

Volunteer for Student Move-In Aug. 13 – 15

WSU needs your help in welcoming Cougs to Pullman. Share in the excitement of move-in day and the beginning of the new semester!

Commercialization Gap Fund Letter of Intent Due July 23

The application process is now open for the 2022 Commercialization Gap Fund (GCF). The CGF awards researchers up to $40,000, with a maximum of $2,000 allocated towards business development activities, to those that demonstrate that their innovation(s) have the ability to make an economic impact in our society.

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.

Fall 2021 CS Capstone Program Recruiting Projects

Do you have a computer science project but can’t find people to work on your project? Submit your project idea to the Fall 2021 WSU CS Capstone Program!

In this program, students bid on a pool of project abstracts. Any project with an adequate amount of interest will be assigned a student or a team of students, depending upon the project scope and needs. Project ideas will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the slots in the abstract pool are filled. Contact AJ at the earliest if you have a project idea!

For submitting project ideas to the program, contact Ananth Jillepalli (AJ) at ananth.jillepalli@wsu.edu or at 509-335-0393.


Be Safe Cougs

Transitioning into the New Work Life: Strategies for Responding to Change EAP Seminars

Over the past year plus, we’ve faced challenges we never could have imagined prior to March 2020. As our State continues to open up, you may find yourself experiencing uncertainty, stress, and a mixture of emotions.

In this live webinar we’ll:

  • reflect on the past year,
  • identify possible stress responses,
  • talk about the natural psychological process we move through in response to change,
  • offer strategies to help you manage your way in this new work life, and
  • provide information on resources and supports available to you.

Live webinars are on July 21, July 28, August 10, August 19. Register today.

Safety Tip of the Week – Smoke Safety

WSU community members should take precautions to reduce exposure to unhealthy, smoky air. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects.

Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If you experience any signs of respiratory distress or other health concerns, contact your health care provider.

There are many steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air:

  • Avoid being outdoors. Use public transportation rather than walking or biking.
  • Stay inside as much as possible. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and using an air filter and air conditioning. Make sure your air conditioner’s fresh-air intake is closed and the filter is clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside.
  • Do not add to indoor pollution. Avoid using candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves. Do not vacuum, because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke, because smoking puts even more pollution into the air.
  • Follow your health care provider’s guidance. If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and your respiratory management plan.

Information on the air quality in Pullman will be continually updated on WSU’s alert website.

For more safety tips, contact Environmental Health and Safety at ehs@wsu.edu.

Return to Campus

Visit Voiland College’s Faculty/Staff Web page to find the steps you need to take to return to work on campus.

COVID‑19 Vaccination Declaration – Instructions

All WSU employees must declare themselves fully vaccinated in order to forgo face masks and physical distancing while at a WSU location. Here’s how to find where in Workday you can complete your COVID-19 vaccination declaration.

VCEA Return to Work Location Distancing and Disinfection Plan for SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19

All Voiland College personnel shall adhere to the Voiland College Distancing and Disinfection Plan.

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.


Communications Resources

Here are some resources you can use to keep in touch with what’s happening around Voiland College and Washington State University.

IT Support

Need IT support?  Contact the VCEA Helpdesk at support.vcea.wsu.edu, support.vcea@wsu.edu, or 509-335-6773.

Safety, Emergencies, and Outages

Power outages and campus closures are a few of the many events that can impact you.

Here are some tips to find out about significant events at WSU:

Use these resources to report emergencies and safety concerns:

  • Call 911 to notify WSU Police of emergencies.
  • Call 509-335-8548 for WSU Police non-emergency assistance or response.
  • Call 509-335-3041 to contact Environmental Health & Safety about non-emergency safety concerns.
  • Call 509-335-9000 to contact Facilities Services about facilities-related concerns.

News and Events

Here are some ways in which you can send and receive information on current Voiland College and WSU news and events:

Voiland College Social Media

Social media is a great way to keep in touch with what’s happening in and around WSU and Voiland College.

Here are a few of Voiland College’s social media channels that you may find useful:

  • Facebook is great for finding Voiland College news and activities as well as student club activities.
  • Instagram is great to see and share what’s happening around the college through photos and video.
  • Twitter is a convenient way to share information quickly, and find out what is happening in various industries Voiland College is involved with.
  • LinkedIn is a great way to keep in touch with your colleagues.
  • YouTube lets you Watch videos of events and activities around Voiland College and WSU.

WSU offers great tips and advice for using social media.