Notices and Announcements

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Between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 15, Information Technology Services (ITS) is replacing the Pullman Core switches due to aging infrastructure.

During this maintenance window, the Pullman campus will experience intermittent network/internet outages. VoIP phone connectivity for the Pullman campus will also be impacted by this scheduled work.

Additionally, this maintenance will cause one- to two-second delays in network traffic, possibly affecting very sensitive jobs. Please schedule all affected tasks accordingly.

Please visit the ITS website for more information on this maintenance.

To report any internet or phone issues following this scheduled maintenance window, please contact Crimson Service Desk via email at crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu, phone at 509‑335‑4357, or online at crimsonservicedesk.wsu.edu.

Effective July 15, Crimson Service Desk now offers walk-in technical support in Holland Library, room 150, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For assistance locating Crimson Service Desk’s new location on the Pullman campus, please visit the ITS website.

Students, faculty, and staff system-wide can continue to connect with the Crimson Service Desk team for technical assistance via the following support channels:

Holland 150 now serves as a shared space for Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies, placing the two ITS support teams in a central location on campus.

This move ensures easier access to in-person technical and classroom support for WSU students and employees, as well as a greater depth of support and quicker triage between all Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies staff when campus-wide issues arise.

Crimson Service Desk looks forward to continuing to support the WSU community in this new location.

For any questions regarding the relocation, please contact Crimson Service Desk at 509-335-4357 or crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu.

The July Workday Digest is now available, and includes the latest updates, resources, known issues information, and more about Workday and related projects.

Looking for more Workday news or past issues of the Digest? Visit the Modernization News page.

Our already-picked sweet cherry sales begin today, Friday, July 12, and will continue Fridays and Saturdays in July as long as we have more cherries to sell. We are located at 1452 Johnson Road on top of the hill inside the WSU Spillman Agronomy Farm. The buds on the cherry trees in Pullman froze in the subzero temperatures we had in January this year, but WSU Prosser had a great cherry crop. So we drove all the way to WSU Prosser to bring Selah and Skeena sweet cherries to sell to you here in Pullman.

  • Fridays: noon to 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For less than 5 pounds we will charge $2.75/pound. For 5 pounds or more we will charge $2/pound.

Please bring your own containers if you have some. We do have some bags and boxes but if you could bring your own, that would be awesome.

For additional information or to make a donation toward our operations budget or our long-term existence, please go to our website.

Thanks in advance for your support!

As excavation on Grimes Way is approaching Wilson Road, through traffic from Wilson Road to Grimes Way is going to be closed for public safety from mid day July 11–17 tentatively. Detour will be to continue from Wilson Road on top of the hill to Animal Sciences Road to Terre View Drive. All parking lots on Wilson Road will remain open and pedestrian traffic will still be open for crossing on Grimes Way for folks parking in the lots on Wilson Road. Grimes Way will continue to have one lane open.

Emergency traffic will have availability to cross if needed. Steel plates can be placed for emergency vehicles if needed.

Thank you all for understanding.

The Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship (CIPHERS) initiative at the College of Medicine is thrilled to announce the third offering of its Education Scholars Program (ESP), a longitudinal faculty development program oriented to WSU health professions faculty and those with affiliate appointments who want to deepen their understanding of learning theory as it informs practice and apply these concepts to developing skills in education scholarship.

Co-facilitators: Dr. Dawn DeWitt, Professor & Senior Associate Dean, CIPHERS Director, WSU College of Medicine and Dr. Julie Larsen, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

To learn more: Find detailed information about ESP 2024–25 program content, eligibility criteria, logistics, and application instructions online.

Apply now! Applications deadline extended to Monday, July 15.

Questions? Please send an email to medicine.ciphers@wsu.edu.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offering a “Wellness Wednesdays” series every Wednesday at noon in July, August, and September. The theme for July is “Strategies for Enhanced Energy and Vitality” and focuses on practical strategies to boost energy at different times of the day. Join the micro-sessions by registering online!

  • July 10: “Boosting Energy and Vitality in the Morning”
    Learn effective strategies to wake up refreshed and ready to tackle your day. This session covers the importance of a consistent morning routine, incorporating physical activity, mindfulness practices, and nutrition tips to boost your energy levels from the moment you wake up.
  • July 17: “Boosting Energy & Vitality in the Afternoon”
    Discover practical techniques to stay alert and productive during those crucial post-lunch hours. The benefits of short breaks, light exercise, and mindful practices, as well as nutritional tips to keep you energized and focused will be explored.
  • July 24: “Creating an Energizing Workspace”
    This session delves into the impact of lighting, ergonomics, color, and clutter management on your energy levels. Learn how to optimize your workspace to enhance concentration, reduce stress, and promote overall vitality.
  • July 31: “Nutrition for Sustained Energy”
    Understand the role of balanced meals, smart snacking, and proper hydration.

If you can’t attend the sessions, check out future dates or attend on-demand webinars on a variety of subjects.

CougPrints Plus now has the file for the 2024 WSU Catalog for departments that wish to purchase reference copies. Email cc.color@wsu.edu for information about placing an order.

TIAA Consultant Eli Jenkins will be on the Pullman campus on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30 and 31.

For WSURP and VIP participants, Eli can assist you with the following: developing long-term retirement savings strategies; reviewing/adjusting retirement allocations; or learning about TIAA retirement income options and flexibility.

All WSU employees can participate in the VIP (Voluntary Investment Plan). If you are interested in learning more about this program or saving more for retirement, Eli can provide information about the VIP. Appointment times are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To schedule a meeting please call 1-800-732-8353, or schedule online.

Please take caution when viewing the “Anniversaries” application and/or notifications related to worker service dates within Workday. The length of service date noted for employees may not always be accurate. The Service Date Reference Guide provides information on a simple crosswalk and useful definitions for employees regarding service dates in Workday. Contact HRS with specific questions.

Effective Monday, July 15, Crimson Service Desk will offer walk-in technical support services in Holland Library, room 150, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-in technical support will remain available in Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), room 302, until July 15.

For a visual guide to Crimson Service Desk’s new location on the Pullman campus, please visit the ITS website.

Crimson Service Desk will continue to offer technical assistance for students, faculty, and staff system-wide via the following support channels:

Starting July 15, Holland 150 will serve as a shared space for Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies, placing the two ITS support teams in a central location on campus.

This move will ensure easier access to in-person technical and classroom support for WSU students and employees, as well as a greater depth of support and quicker triage between all Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies staff when campus-wide issues arise.

Crimson Service Desk looks forward to continuing to support the WSU Pullman community in this new on-campus location starting July 15.

For any questions regarding this upcoming relocation, please contact Crimson Service Desk at 509-335-4357 or crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu.

The following BPPM policies are new or revised:

  • 50.37 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation (new)
  • 50.70 Campus Security Authority Designation and Communication (new)
  • 50.71 Clery Geography Assessment Policy (new)
  • 50.72 Timely Warnings and Emergency Notification Policy (new)
  • 60.55 Performance Management Evaluations
  • 80.21 Interdepartmental Mail

For a summary of the changes, see BPPM Revision #630.

The fifth in a series of opportunities to discuss strategies to use the 2024–25 Common Reading book, How the Other Half Eats, will be held on Tuesday, July 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. in CUE 518 on the Pullman campus. Those interested in considering use of the book for a course or program are invited to come talk about their ideas with colleagues and are welcome to drop into just one session, or several, as meets their interests.

The Common Reading website also includes links to a number of resources — a Teaching Guide, library guides, discussion questions, and a 2023 report on college student food insecurity in our state.

Thanks to generous funding from the Office of the Provost, all incoming first-year students on the Pullman, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Global campuses will be receiving paperback copies of the book. Information on faculty and student copies is also available on the Common Reading website.

Wildfire season is quickly approaching. In the event there are sporadic wildfires throughout the state, which may impact air quality near you, please review the information provided and share with your team members.

Employee resources and FAQs are available online.

Additionally, the WSU Office of Environmental Health and Safety has wildfire smoke and air resources.

Effective Monday, July 15, Crimson Service Desk will move to a new location and offer walk-in technical support services in Holland Library, room 150, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a visual guide to Crimson Service Desk’s new location on the Pullman campus, please visit the ITS website.

Crimson Service Desk will continue to offer technical assistance for students, faculty, and staff system-wide via the following support channels:

Starting July 15, Holland 150 will serve as a shared space for Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies, placing the two ITS support teams in a central location on campus.

This move will ensure easier access to in-person technical and classroom support for WSU students and employees, as well as a greater depth of support and quicker triage between all Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies staff when campus-wide issues arise.

Crimson Service Desk looks forward to continuing to support the WSU Pullman community in this new on-campus location starting July 15.

For any questions regarding this upcoming relocation, please contact Crimson Service Desk at 509-335-4357 or crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu.

Motorists traveling along Stadium Way can expect a new temporary traffic pattern near Beasley Coliseum and North Fairway Road starting as early as July 8 through mid-August. Motorists may experience delays at certain times dependent on the construction activities taking place on any particular day. Stadium Way will still be accessible for most vehicles, however, larger truck traffic may have to use alternate routes in some cases. This traffic adjustment is related to a new construction project at Flag Lane to provide a new Bus Transit stop/depot and conduct necessary maintenance on a utility tunnel that crosses Stadium Way.

Don’t miss the opportunity to submit nominations of exceptional Washington State University alumni for this year’s Regents Distinguished Alumni Award (RDAA). The RDAA is the highest honor bestowed upon a WSU alumnus. The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award was first presented in 1962. The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award honors alumni who have made a truly distinguished contribution to society or who, through personal achievement, have brought distinction to WSU. One recipient is selected yearly. This a great way to reengage alumni while spotlighting their achievements.

Nominations for the RDAA are being accepted until July 15.

You can learn more about the award on the Regent’s web page.

The nomination form can be found online.

Questions? Contact the WSU Alumni Association at alumnievents@wsu.edu or 509-335-6902.

Following the university holiday schedule, Crimson Service Desk and Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies will close on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.

Classroom support provided by Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies will resume at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5.

Crimson Service Desk will remain closed on Friday, July 5, with technical support services resuming at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 8.

Please contact our teams for any support questions prior to these upcoming closures:

Requests for assistance submitted via email to piat@wsu.edu on July 4 will be addressed as soon as Pullman Integrated Academic Technologies reopens on July 5.

Requests sent to crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu on July 4 or July 5 will be addressed when Crimson Service Desk reopens on July 8.

We thank you for your understanding and wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

For any questions regarding these closures, please contact Crimson Service Desk at crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu or 509-335-4357.

Between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 15, Information Technology Services (ITS) is replacing the Pullman Core switches due to aging infrastructure.

During this maintenance window, the Pullman campus will experience intermittent network/internet outages. VoIP phone connectivity for the Pullman campus will also be impacted by this scheduled work.

Additionally, this maintenance will cause one- to two-second delays in network traffic, possibly affecting very sensitive jobs. Please schedule all affected tasks accordingly.

Please visit the ITS website for more information on this maintenance.

To report any internet or phone issues following this scheduled maintenance window, please contact Crimson Service Desk via email at crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu, phone at 509‑335‑4357, or online at crimsonservicedesk.wsu.edu.

Effective this July, WSU is restricting the use of downloadable Microsoft Office 365 applications for certain user groups following recent contract and licensing term changes.

WSU administrative professional, civil service, paid faculty, and students are not affected by this change, and will continue to be able to download, install, and use the Microsoft Office suite.

However, the downloadable Microsoft Office desktop applications will no longer be offered to WSU emeritus faculty, affiliates (external WSU partners), courtesy (unpaid) employees, or hourly employees. These individuals will be provided licensing for the online versions of the Office suite via the Microsoft 365 website.

This change will occur between July 8 and July 12.

This change will impact Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, and any other desktop Office suite application that is licensed through WSU.

OneDrive and Microsoft Teams will not be impacted by this change.

Affected users will retain access to the online versions of Microsoft software via the Microsoft 365 website. The Office suite mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and other tablet devices will also continue to be available.

Additional change information and frequently asked questions are available on the ITS website.

Please contact Crimson Service Desk at crimsonservicedesk@wsu.edu or 509-335-4357 with any questions or concerns.