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March 11 – 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 March 11 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

To register click HERE!


Trans* Ally Training — March 10

Trans* Ally Training, March 10 , 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., CUB 406

This two hour training will provide participants with a basic understanding of terminology and concerns faced by members of the trans* community. There will be a student speaker’s panel in conjunction with the training to help participants understand some of the experiences and concerns of some of our trans students at WSU.


March 11 – Faculty Recruitment Basics (Videoconferenced)

This course provides an overview of the faculty recruitment process at Washington State University.  The course includes a comprehensive review of the five separate phases of recruitment, along with numerous best practice tips and suggestions to help Search Committees manage the successful recruitment, screening, interview, and evaluation of job candidates. Additionally, the roles and responsibilities of key offices and individuals during the recruitment process are discussed, as well as the importance of providing a positive candidate experience during the entire recruitement process.

This session will take place March 11 from 1:30-3 p.m.

It is important to register in advance.  To do so, click HERE!  


Internal Audit Activities at departments

In accordance with the FY 15 Internal Audit plan, this is a notice of planned audit procedures. Please provide this notice to all employees in your area who may be responsible for the noted audit areas. Because there are multiple departments/units where the audit review will include only a few employees or records, Department entrance meetings will not be conducted for each location. Units and individuals selected for testing will be given at least five days notice of audit. During initial contact and at conclusion of review, we will also communicate with the responsible supervisor and AFO.Continue reading


APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the NAS Summer Institutes on “Scientific Teaching.”

Mark your calendar on May 18-21 for this year’s National Academy of Sciences’ Summer Institute.  The theme for the Summer Institutes is “Scientific Teaching.” Participants engage in a validated training program that teaches them practical strategies for enhancing student learning. These institutes model the principles of active learning, assessment, and diversity and allow participants to engage in mentored practice.Continue reading


Entomology seminar

This week’s Entomology Department Seminar speaker will be Dr. Sarah Bush.  Dr. Bush is with the Department of Biology at the University of Utah.  The title of her presentation is Evolution of Cryptic Coloration in Ectoparasites.  For more information on Dr. Sara Bush go to: The seminar will be in FSHN 354 on Wednesday, March 4 at 12:10 p.m.  The AMS dial # is:  5706538


Association for Faculty Women to host strategic planning meeting March 11

The Association for Faculty Women will be hosting a strategic planning meeting on Wednesday, March 11. The meeting runs from noon to 1 pm, with lunch available beginning at 11:30. The event will be held in CUE 518 on the Pullman campus, and dial-up connections will be available. Cost of $6 includes lunch. You don’t have to be a member to join in the discussion, but you do need to RSVP to be assured of getting lunch.

Please RSVP by March 6th to Linda Chen, AFW Treasurer ( 335-5723, and note if you prefer vegetarian.



Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe SPECIAL OFFER!!!

It’s back…This week at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, we are offering 30 oz. “Cooking Cheese” for $5.00.  What is Cooking Cheese?  It is cheese that didn’t quite measure up to our standards to sell under the name of Cougar Cheese (i.e. Cougar Gold).  Some people think it tastes the same, others disagree.  Great for cooking with; try it with one of our many online recipes: