WSU News


June 3 – Access & Opportunity Forum

Join the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement for our annual Access & Opportunity Forum 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 in CUE 518. This in-service staff training is an opportunity to bring Access, Equity & Achievement programs and partners together to design institutional strategies, foster efficiencies, and develop collaborations to more effectively serve first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students at Washington State University.

Register to attend here.

For more information, contact the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement at 509-335-1280, or email Lucila Loera (


zzusis PeopleTools upgrade scheduled

Enterprise Systems will be having Oracle Managed Cloud Services install the latest version of the PeopleTools development software within the zzusis Portal. This upgrade is scheduled to start today, Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. and last until noon on Sunday, May 31.

During this maintenance window, access to the zzusis portal will not be available and if users are able to log into zzusis, not all pages will display or users may get unexpected results.  All zzusis access will be back to normal upon completion of the work. End users can preview the new software upgrade by navigating within zzusis to the Main Menu > zzusis Training > User Interface Updates and then click the See It button.

You can also download the PeopleTools Fact Sheet and PeopleTools Enhancements documents from the ESG maintenance web site by clicking this link:  zzusis Maintenance Page


NPS Everett Courier Service

Please do not use the red WSU Everett labels to send documents through the Courier Service to any locations other than to WSU North Puget Sound campus located at the Everett Community College, 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201. All shipments for extension offices must be sent through the US mail or a small package carrier of your choice.



Ziggy Marley in concert at Beasley Coliseum

The Humanitas Festival at Washington State University presents Ziggy Marley on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at all TicketsWest outlets including online at and by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328). Tickets are $54.50 ($5.00 off for all WSU staff, faculty and students)


Motor Pool shop services

Motor Pool has a full-service shop for University department-owned vehicles.  We can provide lube jobs, new tires, front-end alignments, battery services and replacements, transmission services, windshield replacement and rock chip repairs, plus major and minor automotive and truck repairs.   We can also provide multi-point annual and safety inspections for your vehicles.  Contact Motor Pool at 335-9091, or


Blackboard resources: workshops, drop-in lab, house calls

As WSU prepares to replace Angel with Blackboard Learn, faculty are encouraged to start setting up their new Blackboard course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering four workshops next week. Faculty can attend in person, online or in videoconference rooms at the branch campuses.

  • Basics at noon June 2 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)
  • Features and Functions at noon June 4 (webinar)
  • Rubrics & Assignments at noon June 5 (webinar)
  • Grade Center at 1:30 p.m. June 8 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)

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June 3 symposium “New Findings on the Biology of Shift Work”

WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is pleased to announce an all-day scientific symposium titled “New Findings on the Biology of Shift Work” on Wednesday, June 3.

The symposium is featuring guest speakers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institutes for Behavior Resources in Baltimore. Researchers of the Sleep and Performance Research Center will present as well.Continue reading


Shared leave

Christopher Wyche, WSU Online Administration, 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.

Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer ( at Human Resource Services.


WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is now hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA to start in August

The CCE is seeking a motivated college graduate who is interested in fighting food insecurities as an AmeriCorps VISTA. This person will work with local producers, consumers, nonprofits, and state agencies on fighting food insecurity on the Palouse. Applicants moving from out of the area are paid to relocate, and the position comes with travel opportunities, student loan deferment, $6,500 paid towards student loans or future schooling, and a stipend. For more information on the Palouse Fresh Food Project, click here. To learn more about this position, contact Tiffanie Braun, CCE Assistant Director, at Apply here.


Summer Youth Equine Program

Summer Youth Equine Program June 15 – 19 

This program is for students age 10-14 and their parents.

It is a great opportunity to gain team work, problem solving skills, and confidence.

No experience with horses is required!

Come to the information session on Tuesday June 2 at 6:30 in WSU’s Cleveland Hall room 160.

For questions contact Dr. Erdman at