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“Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson: Tues, Dec. 1

Bryan Stevenson has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the U.S. Supreme Court, is one of “Time” magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2015, and wrote “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” (WSU’s 2015-16 Common Reading book).Continue reading


Molecular Plant Sciences Seminar-Dec. 2

Camille M. Steber, PhD, USDA-ARS, Research Molecular Geneticist (Plant), Adjunct Faculty Crop/Soil Sciences, Washington State University presents “Seed dormancy loss without destruction of DELLA repressors of GA signaling.

Wednesday, December 2, at 12:10 p.m.,  Webster 17


PEBB Eligible Employees: Reminder – Turn in FSA and DCAP forms!

If you wish to enroll, or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) for 2016, you must enroll online or via paper no later than November 30.

To enroll in the FSA plan, you must be enrolled in a Classic, Value, Plus, or Sound Choice plan or have waived your medical coverage. Individuals enrolled in a Consumer Direct Health Plan are not eligible to participate in an FSA.Continue reading


PEBB Eligible Employees: ACTION REQUIRED!! – Spousal Surcharge Attestation for 2016

If you will be covering a spouse or registered domestic partner on your PEBB medical coverage in 2016, you must re-attest to the Spousal Surcharge before November 30 if:

  • You currently are paying the $50 a month surcharge; or
  • Your spouse/registered domestic partner elected not to enroll on their employer-based plan in 2015, and you currently are not paying the spousal surcharge because of one of the following:
    • Your spouse/partner’s coverage is not comparable to the Uniform plan. Or
    • The premium for their plan was $89.31 or more a month.
  • You are adding your spouse/registered domestic partner to your coverage in 2016.

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Toy for Tots – November 30-December 4

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council is working with the Marines at the University of Idaho to provide drop off locations for Toys for Tots.  All the toys stay here locally in a 7 county area.  Toys will be collected Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.  Washington State University locations will be announced Monday.  For more information please contact Karen Garrett (


DNeasy Blood & Tissue and Plant kits 30% Off

Now through December 31, only at University Stores, you can buy DNeasy Blood & Tissue and Plant Mini kits for 30% off of list price! All these kits are available for next day delivery and as always shipping is completely FREE. See below for the list of products:Continue reading


Cougar Women’s Basketball – Anthracite Friday in Beasley!

It’s Anthracite Friday in Beasley Coliseum on Friday, November 27, when Cougar women’s basketball hosts San Jose State at 7 p.m. Purchase a ticket to the game and receive one complimentary to the UW game on Tuesday, December 29, at 8 p.m. While you’re at the game make sure you stop by the marketing table to pick up a raffle ticket for your chance to win prizes. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

Don’t miss a minute of Cougar women’s basketball action this season! Purchase your season tickets online at or call 1-800-GO-COUGS.