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North Cascades kayak tour

Looking for a challenging and exciting kayak trip this summer? The Outdoor Recreation Center has a trip just for you. Register by June 7 to join the ORC on a multi-day expedition-style trip along Ross Lake. This fast-paced and scenic trip takes place July 2-6, but act fast, as registration closes soon!

Want to take a paddle trip instead? Whether you’re a beginning paddler or advanced, you can sign up for a beautiful sunset paddle along the Snake River or spend the day navigating Palouse Falls.

To register for kayak, paddle, and other outdoor trips, visit for more information.


Palouse Chapter WSU wine tour

You do not have to be a member to attend this fun event.

Join fellow Cougs and friends for the second annual Wine Tour! The group will depart from the Lewis Alumni Centre on Saturday, June 13, and head to Spokane where we will spend the day visiting some great wineries. All attendee’s will receive a wine glass, lunch and snacks. Lunch will include your choice of sandwich (chicken bacon avocado, roast beef, roast turkey, or salmon BLT) with a side salad. Register by May 30. We hope to see you there!


School of Food Science Ph.D. Defense- Allison Baker

Plan to attend the Ph.D. in Food Science Defense Seminar for Allison Baker, on Thursday, May 28, at 9 am in FSHN 104A. Title: Impact of the wine matrix on the perception of finish in red wine. See her abstract here. Her major advisor is Carolyn Ross.


June 3 – Business policies, procedures and records retention (videoconferenced)

This workshop discusses how to use WSU’s Business Policies and Procedures Manual, how the manual is updated and its history. Records scheduling, records retention and state records requirements are also discussed  This training takes place in Pullman on June 3, from 1-2:30 p.m. and is available statewide through AMS Videoconferencing.

To register now, click here!


June 3 – Finding and getting library resources (local)

This hands-on computer class teaches participants how to effectively use the WSU Search It discovery system, as well as how to locate journal, newspaper and magazines articles. The course also emphasizes how to access library materials in the most efficient way possible .

The training takes place on June 3, from 1-3 p.m. To reserve your spot now, click here!


June 3 – Public records and records requests (videoconferenced)

As a public institution, the Washington State University is obligated to produce, upon request, any records or documents it keeps of its activities. This course, taking place June 3 from 2:40 – 3:45 p.m., is designed to acquaint managers with the basics of the Public Records Law, the types of records that are public and must be produced, WSU policy relating to public records and the process for responding thereto. Originating in Pullman, this course is available statewide through Academic Media Services.

To register in now click here!


Safe is sexy

Did you know that condoms are 82% effective? That might not sound too bad, but when it comes to preventing STIs and pregnancy, it’s important to be more than just 82% sure.

Learn how to decrease your odds of having an unplanned pregnancy or getting a sexually transmitted infection at our Safe is Sexy program on June 4.

Sign up on CougSync or call 335-WELL for more information.


June aquatics

Start your summer right by diving into aquatic fitness offered by University Recreation! Aquatic courses through UREC are tailored for swimmers of all abilities. Whether you are seeking personalized workouts, developing basic aquatic skills, or a unique fitness challenge, UREC aquatics are the perfect way to make a splash in your swimming abilities.Continue reading


Outstanding Academic Advising Awards, Call for Nomination

Washington State University’s Academic Advising Association [WSU ACADA] is now accepting letters of nomination for Outstanding Achievements in Academic Advising by WSU faculty and professional advisors. WSU ACADA is the primary organized group of professional and faculty advisors and student support personnel at WSU. One of the main purposes of our organization is to increase advising effectiveness at WSU by strengthening communication on academic advising issues within the academic community among faculty and professional advisors.Continue reading


Shared leave

The following people have been approved for shared leave:

Anita Williams, WSU Extension Youth & Families; and

Michelle Ely, Academic Success & Career Center

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 335-4521, or sent 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.