WSU News


New WSU login page

Over the next few weeks WSU websites that utilize single sign-on (SSO) will get a new login page. You may notice that this unified login page has a different look and feel.
This change is being made to provide a more consistent login page for WSU websites, provide better support to mobile devices, and reduce the number of logins required when visiting WSU websites.
The login page changes based on the type of device connecting to the page, so it may look different on a phone or tablet.

For questions please contact CougTech at 335-4357 or




Statewide outdoor air quality – wildfire smoke

Air quality in various locations statewide could begin to deteriorate due to wildfire smoke. WSU Campuses and Research and Extension Centers could be affected. If air quality deteriorates the WSU Alert website ( will identify specific locations statewide.

For general information go to Environmental Health & Safety’s Wildfire Smoke page at  This page provides information on the health effects of wildfire smoke and links to various air quality websites including links to the Washington Department of Ecology 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.


Angel gets reprieve for one more semester

WSU has extended the life of the Angel LMS for an extra semester at no additional cost to WSU. This change was the result of faculty seeking more time to prepare courses in the new Blackboard Learn platform. Angel, due to go off-line in August, will now be available until Dec. 30, and both Angel and Blackboard Learn will be available for Fall 2015. Please note that the December date is final. All Angel courses must be migrated to Blackboard by Dec. 30.Continue reading


Salt Solutions Panel

Join our Salt Water Taste Panel!

Tuesday, July 7

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

From 10am-2pm (or until we run out of samples)

Food Science and Human Nutrition Bld, Room 146

We are looking for volunteers to evaluate sensory attributes of salt solutions. Test will take about 10 minutes. You must be 18 years of age to participate.

Receive a $2 Ferdinand’s Creamery Gift Certificate for participating!

Questions? Contact Carolyn Ross at:



University Communications Mailing Services Tip of the Week

What is “Free Mail”?

Subject to the certain standards, items may be entered free of postage if mailed by or for the use of blind or other persons who cannot read or use conventionally printed materials due to a physical handicap. These provisions apply to domestic mail only. Acceptable items include:

  1. Reading matter in braille or 14-point or larger sightsaving type and musical scores.
  2. Sound reproductions.
  3. Paper, records, tapes, and other material for the production of reading matter, musical scores, or sound reproductions.
  4. Reproducers or parts of them for sound reproductions.
  5. Braille writers, typewriters, educational or other materials or devices, or parts thereof, used for writing by, or designed or adapted for use of, a blind person or a person who has a physical impairment.

For more information contact University Communications at 335-2365, email, or visit



Motor Pool Vehicle renting reminders

Summer Hours 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Must have Vehicle Release Form in hand at the time of rental with a signature authority signature or no rental is allowed.

Must have Driver’s License in hand or no rental is allowed.

Must read and understand rental agreement before signing.

Must have read and understand BPPM and SPPM associated with Motor Pool rentals and operation.

Must notify of cancellation 24 hours in advance or rental charges still applies.

Vehicles must remain at the very least, on gravel maintained roads.


Thank you for your cooperation.


7/13 – New Employee Orientation (videoconferenced)

New to WSU? New Employee Orientation (NEO) helps new employees learn about the University while providing them with the resources to become a successful employee. NEO is broken into two sessions:

  • Part 1: New Employee Orientation is recommended for all employees; this portion occurs from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. New Employee Orientation provides medical, dental, life and disability insurance information, as well as information on payroll, employment basics, resources and leave processes.
  •  Part 2: New Employee Retirement Orientation: is highly encouraged for all retirement plan eligible employees (choose the session below) that corresponds with your employment type.
  • Faculty and Administrative Professional retirement information 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Civil Service and hourly retirement information 3-4 p.m.
  • We encourage all new employees to attend within their first 30 days of employment

To enroll click HERE!

**NEO sessions are available statewide via AMS Videoconferencing


Multi-Directional Speed Clinic

University Recreation is holding FREE personal training workshops and assessments throughout the summer! If you want to improve your athletic performance try our upcoming multi-directional speed clinic focusing on speed and agility drills. This is a hands on workshop where participants will learn the basics on how to improve foot speed in multiple directions that will lead to faster times on the field of play.

Join us Wednesday, July 15, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Valley Road Playfields. No sign up or registration is necessary and anyone can attend.Continue reading


Join us on Thursday to celebrate Legacy: Former Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition & Fundraiser!

Celebration: Thursday, July 9, 4 to 6 p.m.

Teachers and practitioners of visual culture, Washington State University’s Fine Arts Department has a rich history of skilled and influential faculty. This summer, Legacy: Former Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition & Fundraiser will offer a unique tribute to many of the department’s former teaching artists who have inspired the WSU community and beyond. As many as 25 artists will be featured, spanning multiple generations of faculty and eras, as the exhibition seeks to demonstrate the lasting and ongoing legacy of WSU’s dedication to the visual arts.Continue reading


Skip the fat diets and make your healthy choices last!

Looking for the right diet plan for you? Many diets out there cut out important nutrients we need.

Find out what the best fit for you is at our Fad Diets workshop on July 14, 2015.

Sign up on CougSync or call 335-WELL for more information.