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Byron Hurt: Working to Eliminate All Forms of Violence

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Byron Hurt
Working to Eliminate All Forms of Violence

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti–sexist activist, and lecturer. As an activist, Byron has served as a gender violence prevention educator and trained thousands of young men and women on cutting–edge issues.Continue reading


Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science: Lorenz Biegler, Oct. 8

You are cordially invited to join us at our next seminar in the Distinguished Speaker Series in Data Science featuring Lorenz (Larry) Biegler, Head and Bayer University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Biegler is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has made many fundamental contributions to large-scale optimization algorithms and software, which are key enabling technologies for Data Science, and their application in engineering. His seminar, entitled “Physics-based and data-driven modeling for large-scale chemical processes“, will take place on Thursday October 8 at 7pm in CUE 202.Continue reading


WSU Organic Farm produce sale!

The Organic Farm will be on the Mall again this Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with great Fall produce.  The farm has pie pumpkins and jack-0-lanterns still at the farm and will also have one more u-pick this Friday from 3-6 p.m. at the farm on Animal Science Rd.


Inaugural cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows: applications/nominations open

The WSU Honors College announces that it is accepting applications and nominations for its inaugural cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows.

“There are many faculty members at the university who make significant contributions to the mission of the Honors College and deeply impact our students,” Honors Dean M. Grant Norton said. “We are very pleased to launch this new program to recognize them in a continuing and public fashion.”Continue reading


Pre-Retirement Seminar October 12

Are you thinking about retiring? Human Resource Services (HRS) will be conducting pre-retirement seminars to assist you with retirement planning. Topics include:

  • Retiree Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance Enrollment Processes;
  • Medicare and Social Security;
  • Voluntary Employee’s Benefit Association Medical Expense Plan (VEBA MEP);
  • Annual Leave Payment;
  • Voluntary Investment Programs;
  • Retirement Income, and;
  • Retirement Supplementation for WSURP participants.

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WSU professor to lead Oct. 13 workshop on rubrics

The next WSU faculty-led workshop will cover how to customize existing rubrics—and how to involve students in creating their own.

WSU English Professor Bill Condon is leading the workshop, titled Thinking Local: Building Effective Rubrics from the Ground Up. “To me, rubrics can ensure that our assessment of student work focuses on what we value about that work,” he said. The workshop, he said, will help students communicate within any discipline.Continue reading


Seminar – School of Economic Sciences

The School of Economic Sciences would like to invite you to a seminar on Friday, October 9, at 3:10 p.m. in Hulbert 27. The talk titled “We Can’t Answer That Question: A Brief Technical History of Inequality” will be presented by Dr. Jay Coggins, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, from the Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota.