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Campus & Community

Fall Commencement set for Dec. 10

December 5, 2022
More than 850 soon-to-be Washington State University graduates are expected to fill Beasley Coliseum alongside their family and friends for Fall Commencement Dec. 10 in Pullman.

University Affairs

New WSU system website unveiled

December 5, 2022
The reinvigorated WSU system site features updated university branding as well as a greater emphasis on visuals and social media.

Inclement weather updates

November 30, 2022
Supervisors and instructors across the WSU system are encouraged to practice flexibility for students and employees who are unable to report to campus safely due to inclement weather.

WSU-related Podcasts

From WSU:

Food safety, WSU stories, science answers for kids, and more—listen to podcasts from Washington State University.

About WSU:

A selection of programs about Washington State, produced by alumni and friends.

WSU Podcasts

Benefits & Training

Open Enrollment set for November

October 24, 2022
All healthcare and coverage changes are made through Workday. Step‑by‑step instructions and informational videos are available on the HRS Open Enrollment website.

Awards & Achievements

WSU programs hailed for top assessment efforts

November 28, 2022
Faculty and staff from nine bachelor’s-degree programs were recognized for their student assessment efforts that helped guide changes to undergraduate curriculum or instruction.

Science & Technology

Students have eyes on spaceflight

November 29, 2022
WSU Everett engineering students are building a rocket to compete in NASA's student rocket competition which will culminate with a final launch April 13–15 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Kangaroo rat research earns new NSF grant

November 16, 2022
A new three-year, National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers to explore the complexities of kangaroo rats, small rodents that have impressive hopping abilities.

Food & Agriculture

German visiting scholar studies red wine quality

November 28, 2022
As a student in Germany, Ingrid Weilack was inspired by WSU enology professor Jim Harbertson. Now, the visiting scholar is experiencing what it’s like to work with him at the WSU Wine Science Center.

Health & Medicine

A Native voice in their care

November 3, 2022
WSU Spokane’s Center for Native American Health addresses longstanding health disparities in Native American and Alaska Native communities, where higher rates of chronic illness and shorter lifespans are the norm.

Veterinary Medicine

WSU works to repair puppy’s leg

September 16, 2022
It was a highly complicated procedure but the surgical team was able to practice and prepare using a 3D-printed model of the puppy’s legs.

Arts & Culture

Sam Roxas-Chua to read at WSU Pullman Oct. 25

October 19, 2022
Roxas-Chua, a poet and multimedia artist, will read from his work at 5 p.m. at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art as a guest of the Visiting Writers Series. The reading will also be streamed on YouTube.

Business & Economics

Politics & Society

Reports & Updates

Enrollment efforts across the system

November 29, 2022
WSU is seeing early indications of a return to pre‑COVID application levels thanks to the coordinated efforts of faculty and staff across the university system.

Light posting ahead for WSU Insider

October 11, 2022
Fresh daily lineups, along with the daily push email, will return next week. The WSU Announcements section will continue to be updated daily.

Dean Borjesson’s Notes from the Palouse

September 27, 2022
Sometimes academia can be rough. We have real challenges with staffing shortages, equipment needs, and turnover without the ability to be fully nimble in our responses. But there is something. Something in our many missions that compel faculty and staff to stay and discover, educate, and reach out.

Work-life balance survey results

August 15, 2022
The response was tremendous. Thank you to the more than 2,000 faculty and staff members who provided honest feedback, including the submission of more than 1,100 thoughtful comments.