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Tech Test Kitchen: Virtual and augmented reality week

WSU’s Technology Test Kitchen is kicking off five weeks of  exploration and discovery today. Each week focuses on a different set of technological tools, and this week’s topic is using virtual and augmented reality in the classroom.

The sessions begin with a brown-bag discussion of virtual and augmented reality at noon today in the AMS offices at Holland Library 150. On Tuesday, participants can make their own Google Cardboard. Wednesday is information on virtually visiting the deep sea and museums, Thursday lets you “speed date” with augmented and virtual reality platforms, and Friday is an open lab.

All sessions are in Holland 150. No registration is required; just drop in.

See the full schedule.


Preauthorization of copier contract payments

Did you know… that payments against copier contracts can be preauthorized for the life of the contract?

Preauthorization of routine copier contract payments carries very low risk and provides a time and effort savings at the department level that is larger than you might think. Time spent reviewing and approving invoices, copying and mailing, tracking down invoices that are lost in transit and handling calls related to late payments are all expenses that are virtually eliminated with preauthorization. Preauthorization also ensures on-time payments and timely posting to accounting records.Continue reading


Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe SPECIAL OFFER!!!

It’s back…last time for the Spring Semester…This week at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, we are offering 30 oz. “Cooking Cheese” for $5.  What is Cooking Cheese?  It is cheese that didn’t quite measure up to our standards to sell under the name of Cougar Cheese (i.e. Cougar Gold).  Some people think it tastes the same, others disagree.  Great for cooking with; try it with one of our many online recipes:


PEBB Eligible Members: It’s Not Too Late!

You can still qualify to receive an extra 100 bonus points towards your Wellness Incentive by completing your SmartHealth Wellness Assessment before March 31, 2015.

You will earn 800 points by simply taking your assessment; if completed before the end of March, you will receive the Early Bird Bonus, of an additional 100 points! The Wellness Assessment is required in order to be eligible for the $125.00 incentive to be earned in 2016. You must earn 2,000 points total before June 30, 2015.Continue reading


Free Personal Training Workshops

University Recreation’s vision is to be national leaders in safe, innovative, and inclusive recreational and fitness opportunities. With this vision in mind, UREC’s personal trainers offer inclusive workshops designed to enhance the wellbeing of participants. From weight lifting seminars to wellbeing clinics, personal training workshops cover a wide array of inclusive opportunities. Workshops are FREE for SRC and nonmembers, however, nonmembers are required to buy an SRC day pass to attend the workshop! Personal training workshops give you the opportunity to work directly with personal trainers to develop the optimal fitness environment for your training needs.Continue reading


Shared Leave

Andrea Kinyon, University Recreation, has been approved for shared leave.

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 335-4521, or send in a shared -leave donation form to zip 1014, French 139.  WSU Policies & Procedures Manual Section 60.58 has information about Shared Leave and forms that can be copied for use.Continue reading


Parking garage maintenance notice: Fine Arts 3rd floor parking garage partial closure

Facilities Services will be making repairs on some ceiling pipes in the 3rd floor of the Fine Arts Garage beginning on Wednesday, April 1 thru April 10 which will include some asbestos abatement of the material covering the pipes. During repairs portions of the 3rd floor of the parking garage will be closed to parking. During this project, parking will be available in the first two floors of the Fine Arts Garage and adjacent Green 1 parking lots.Continue reading