WSU News


Two Blackboard workshops this week

As WSU replaces Angel with Blackboard Learn, faculty are encouraged to start setting up their Blackboard course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering workshops on both Blackboard Basics and the Grade Center this week. Faculty can attend in person at WSU Pullman, or in videoconference rooms at the other campuses.Continue reading


Special announcement regarding Statewide Outdoor Air Quality – Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in various locations statewide may begin to deteriorate due to wildfire smoke. WSU Campuses and Research and Extension Centers could be affected.

For general information go to the 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 Washington Department of Ecology websites with updated air quality information and appropriate precautions.Continue reading


Exhibit on After-Work Creativity at Libraries extended to Aug. 20

A continuing WSU Libraries’ exhibit looks at the creative and active lives of library employees after the workday is done.

“After Hours 2: What Do You Do?” will extend its run in the Terrell Library atrium display case through August 20. In addition to paintings and other more traditional forms of arts and crafts, Terrell passersby can expect to see roller derby skates, iced cookies, a great-grandmother’s apple cake recipe, kung fu weapons and more in the display.Continue reading


Aug. 6 – Coaching the Van Driver Training (Pullman)

In this training program you will learn about conducting a vehicle inspection, safe driving skills and driving environments. Additional driving concerns and collision reporting procedures are also discussed. This program is highly recommended for drivers of WSU cargo or passenger vans. This training takes place on August 6, 1:30-4 p.m.

To register now, click here! 


Aug. 6 – Purchasing Card: New Cardholders (Videoconferenced)

Purchasing Card Applications are available at BPPM 70.08.19


Aug. 7 – Faculty Recruitment: Outreach and Advertising (Videoconferenced)

This course is designed to give hiring managers, search committee members and search support a practical understanding of the outreach and advertising process for faculty positions.  Specific topics will include samples for print and online advertisements, online job boards, contracted newspaper vendors, resume database searches and the best times to advertise.

It will take place August 7, from 9 -10:30 a.m.

It is important to register in advance.  To do so, click HERE!


Annual car inspections and emission testing

The Motor Pool reminds departments to schedule emissions tests and annual inspections for WSU department-owned vehicles. Emissions tests are required for all 1990 to 2008 WSU vehicles. Annual inspections need to be done on all university-owned vehicles.

Contact Chad Hansen at 335-9091,; or Brad Hill at 335-9320,