WSU News


Road Closure North Fairway Lane

North Fairway will be closed from Stadium Way to Fairway Lane for waterline repairs.  Heavy Equipment will have the road closed  from July 8 – 10. Thank you for your patience while these repairs are going on.


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Need Student Staff? Register a table at the Job Fair!

Does your department hire student staff? The Compton Union Building is hosting a Job Fair during Week of Welcome and invites interested university departments to register a table to recruit new applicants and inform incoming freshman about employment opportunities.

The CUB will hold the Job Fair on Monday, August 17 from 3 – 5 p.m. on the Glenn Terrell Mall. Registration for the event is free, and the CUB provides all participants with tables. If you are interested in registering a table for your department, please contact Cassie Lewis by August 7 at 509-335-8142 or


July 14 – Communicating for Results Training (videoconferenced)

Do some people just seem to “get you” more easily than others? Do you seem to speak the same language, understand the same priorities and appreciate the same approach to things? Do you wonder why that is?

Engendering the collaboration and cooperation of others is critical to professional success. Communication skills underscore our ability to confidently approach those who are capable of giving us what we need to keep projects and processes moving forward.  So too are patience, flexibility and the capacity for understanding the different social styles of colleagues. This course takes place in Pullman and videoconference on July 14, 2015 from 1:30-4 p.m.

It will explore how to tailor communications to best address the needs and interests of your audience.  It includes a review of the “Rules of Asking for Cooperation,” a personal assessment of social styles, and communication tips for increasing the likelihood of productive relationships.

It is important to register in advance, to register now click here!


July 14 – WSU Online Training System: Overview (videoconferenced)

Enhance your skills with Washington State University’s powerful e-learning system. Learn how to find courses and books, add them to your “My Plan” and “Favorites” folders, and navigate through the many aspects of your personal training account. Learning at your fingertips!

This session will take place July 14, 2015 from 9-10:30 a.m.

To register click HERE!


First Aid, CPR, AED certification courses

Learn to save a life! University Recreation is offering First Aid, CPR, and AED certification classes throughout the summer. Classes are taught at the Student Recreation Center and will prepare you for emergencies at the work place, schools and community. Certifications are valid for two years.

Upcoming Certification Classes include:

  • Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: July 22
  • Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: July 12, August 23

Registration closes the day before each class and SRC members receive a discount.

For more information and to sign up, please visit


Thank you

Thank you to all who donated shared leave on my behalf during my recent medical leave. I am so grateful for your kindness, it allowed my recovery to be a success.

Michelle Ely


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