WSU News


April 7 – 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 April 7, 2015 from 2-3:30 p.m.

To register click HERE!


April 7 – Tenure and Promotion Workshop (Videoconferenced)

This workshop focuses particularly on tenure and promotion.  Any WSU faculty member who has an interest in these issues should attend, particularly those who are just beginning their careers at WSU or who will come up for an important evaluation soon.

To register click HERE!



Notice of Summer Hours

With the academic year drawing to a close, it is time for managers to make plans for summer schedules. Washington State University’s business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round.

In keeping with a long-standing practice, WSU will observe a schedule known as summer hours for as many employees as possible, while still meeting the requirement to serve the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 30 minutes for lunch, during the period from Monday, May 11,  through Friday, August 14.Continue reading


2015-2016 Financial aid awarding begins!

Current WSU students started receiving their 2015-2016 Financial Aid Awards early last week from the Student Financial Services (SFS) office. This is the earliest ever that WSU students have had financial aid awards in their hands for the upcoming school year. Graduate, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and MBA students were the first group of WSU students to receive awards. Awarding for undergraduate students is scheduled to begin in mid-April. Once a student has a Financial Aid Award an email is sent to the student reminding them to view their award on zzusis. Students can then see their award and take any necessary action right on zzusis like accepting their federal loans.Continue reading


Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: April 2, 2015 — Dr. James Hawreliak, Institute for Shock Physics, WSU

All are cordially invited to attend a Department of Physics and Astronomy colloquium featuring speaker Dr. James Hawreliak from the Institute for Shock Physics at WSU. Dr. Hawreliak will present his talk, “Studying Materials in Extreme Conditions Using Dynamic Compression” on Thursday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Webster B17.

Meet with Dr. Hawreliak and enjoy refreshments before the talk at 3:45-4:10 p.m. in the foyer on floor G above the lecture Hall.


AFW Hosts Annual Graduate Student Awards Event on April 9

The Association for Faculty Women is pleased to host its annual Graduate Student Awards Night on Thursday, April 9. AFW will honor extraordinary graduate student achievements with the presentation of its annual competitive awards. Faculty are encouraged to invite and host graduate students for this event. The meeting runs from 5:30 to approximately 7 p.m. and will be held in the Honors College Lounge on the Pullman campus. Cost of $15 includes dinner and beverages. Please RSVP by April 3 to Linda Chen, AFW Treasurer ( 335-8541, and note if you prefer a vegetarian meal option.



Shared Leave

Theresa Barenz, College of Nursing, 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 individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer ( at Human Resource Services.


Register for Fitness Session II by April 3

From BodyPump to Zumba, discover a new world of fitness opportunities during Fitness Session II! Fitness Session II classes are currently in session until May 3, but note that registration closes Friday, April 3, for all classes. It’s time to get physically and mentally fit just in time for summer with Fitness Session II! Tap into your inner-kickboxer with Kickboxing or find your playground with Hot Yoga today. With new fitness opportunities waiting to be discovered, Fitness Session II is the perfect way to get active and try something new!

For course offerings and information regarding UREC Fitness, please visit