Aug. 9, 2022 oiland College This Week

Go Cougs!

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was WSU Waste Management’s Recycler of the Month.

Nathan Lima, Hongfei Lin, and Jan Boll were part of interdisciplinary teams that received awards to fund the planning stages of ideas formed during the Washington State University Climate Hackathon.

Students from Washington State University and Sweden’s Linköping University will participate in a pioneering exchange and research program in engineering and scientific computing, emphasizing the computing-based design philosophy that is supporting the international development of Boeing’s and Saab’s new T-7A Red Hawk training aircraft.

Edmund O. Schweitzer and the new Schweitzer Engineering Hall are featured in the fall issue of Washington State Magazine.

Architecture alum Chris Chin’s experience with virtual modeling is highlighted in the fall issue of Washington State Magazine.

Save the Date

Aug 12-14: WSU Pullman student move in. Volunteers needed!

Aug 18: Voiland College Week of Welcome Academic Kick-Off: 2-4 pm in Spark and then Thompson Flats.

Aug. 19: University Convocation: 10-11 a.m. in Beasley Coliseum.

Aug 22: WSU Pullman classes start.

Aug 25: Voiland College Ice Cream Social on Thompson Flats: 2 – 4 pm.

Aug 31: AGI Day: Advanced Grid Industry Day will bring together colleagues from state and federal agencies, utilities, industry, national laboratories, and academic, for a day of lively panel discussions and presentations. We’ll be discussing opportunities for the Pacific Northwest to leverage the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to make advances towards meeting clean energy goals. This event is free, and open to everyone.

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We’re Hiring!

Voiland College is hiring for several staff and faculty positions.

Need a Photo or Video Taken?

Need photos or videos taken of your faculty and staff or your lab, teaching or office space? The WSU Photo Services and Video Services teams can help! Send them an email to schedule a photo or video shoot.

WSU Outage Event Notification

WSU Facilities offers subscribers notifications for power and water outages and other events that may impact you. Sign up today!

How do I get that new WSU Email Signature?

WSU instituted new brand guidelines last year. Check with your school/department if you need your department’s logo, and you can download many elements from the WSU branding website.

ELEVATE Teaching Conference Aug 16

Online registration is now open for Washington State University’s inaugural, annual conference to support faculty and graduate students to “engage learners, enhance voices, and advance teaching excellence” (ELEVATE). The all-day, system-wide conference will be held concurrently on all six WSU campuses. The conference program features invited presenters from WSU recognized for their reflective and evidence-based teaching practices, interactive sessions designed to foster collaboration, and a dynamic lunch-time workshop.

Don’t Cancel Your Class!

If you need to miss or cancel class, Voiland College Career Services has your back and is available to educate your students on professional development topics including:

  • What is an internship and how to find one
  • How to write a resume and/or cover letter
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Professional etiquette
  • Networking
  • Social media tips
  • And more!

We can cover the full time of your class or just come for 5 minutes and give a brief overview of the above topics. Fill out the “Request a Presentation form” to schedule a presentation.

WSUAA Awards – Nominations due Sept 2

The WSU Alumni Association is now accepting award nominations to recognize WSU alumni, faculty/staff, students, volunteers, and friends whose hard work and dedication make Washington State University and our Alumni Association so amazing.

DARPA Forward Conference Sept. 13-14

The DARPA Forward Conference will be held in Pullman Sept. 13-14, 2022. You will hear from leading experts in industry, academia and DoD, and learn how to get involved with DARPA.

Nominate a Colleague for the Crimson Spirit Award

Do you know a WSU employee who is exceptionally creative in problem-solving or who consistently goes above and beyond? Nominate that WSU employee for the Crimson Spirit Award today!

Be Safe Cougs

Helping a Student in Crisis

Faculty and staff are often able to recognize when a student is struggling, but it can be hard to know what to say or do. Reference your campus guide for specific WSU and community resources to aid a student in distress.

Early intervention is the key to student success. The Student Care Network allows you to share concerns about a student’s emotional or psychological well-being, physical health, or academic performance with colleagues on your campus who can help. When you submit your referral through our online form, an email will be generated, contacting the relevant offices on your campus.

Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in various locations statewide may begin to deteriorate due to wildfire smoke. WSU campuses as well as research and extension centers could be affected. For general information go to the Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page. This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke, and links to various air quality websites including links to Washington Department of Ecology and Department of Health websites with updated air quality information and appropriate precautions.

If you have further questions, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at 509‑335‑3041, your regional campus Environmental Health & Safety office or your local Health Department.

Where is the First-Aid Kit?

Do you know where the first aid kit is in your office? Do you know how to report a workplace accident? Do you know what to do in case of a fire or an earthquake? Be prepared and review Voiland College’s safety policies, training, procedures, and resources with your team.

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