WSU News


Blackboard resources: workshops, drop-in lab, house calls

As WSU prepares to replace Angel with Blackboard Learn, faculty are encouraged to start setting up their new Blackboard course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering four workshops next week. Faculty can attend in person, online or in videoconference rooms at the branch campuses.

  • Basics at noon June 2 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)
  • Features and Functions at noon June 4 (webinar)
  • Rubrics & Assignments at noon June 5 (webinar)
  • Grade Center at 1:30 p.m. June 8 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)

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June 3 symposium “New Findings on the Biology of Shift Work”

WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center is pleased to announce an all-day scientific symposium titled “New Findings on the Biology of Shift Work” on Wednesday, June 3.

The symposium is featuring guest speakers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institutes for Behavior Resources in Baltimore. Researchers of the Sleep and Performance Research Center will present as well.Continue reading


Shared leave

Christopher Wyche, WSU Online Administration, 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 approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer ( at Human Resource Services.


WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is now hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA to start in August

The CCE is seeking a motivated college graduate who is interested in fighting food insecurities as an AmeriCorps VISTA. This person will work with local producers, consumers, nonprofits, and state agencies on fighting food insecurity on the Palouse. Applicants moving from out of the area are paid to relocate, and the position comes with travel opportunities, student loan deferment, $6,500 paid towards student loans or future schooling, and a stipend. For more information on the Palouse Fresh Food Project, click here. To learn more about this position, contact Tiffanie Braun, CCE Assistant Director, at Apply here.


Summer Youth Equine Program

Summer Youth Equine Program June 15 – 19 

This program is for students age 10-14 and their parents.

It is a great opportunity to gain team work, problem solving skills, and confidence.

No experience with horses is required!

Come to the information session on Tuesday June 2 at 6:30 in WSU’s Cleveland Hall room 160.

For questions contact Dr. Erdman at



Go climbing with the ORC

Looking to improve your climbing skills and get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer? Register for any of these trips TODAY:

  • National Trails Day: Clean-Up and Climb at Granite Point – June 6 (Register by May 31)
  • Climbers Toolbox at Minnehaha – June 13th (Register by June 7)
  • Day Hike at Elk Creek Falls – July 19 (Register by July 12)
  • Post Falls Climb – August 2 (Register by July 26)
  • Belay Clinics – May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 27,  28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16-22
  • Lead Clinics- June 6, 27, July 11, 25, August 15, 22

SRC members get a discount on trips and clinics! For more information and to register, go to


SkillBurst! A new tool in your training account

One of the most common concerns we field in HRS Training and Development is, “There is just too much to pick from!” This is a fair observation since HRS coordinates over 400 live Instructor Led Sessions each year and the online resources include over 3,500 courses and more than 25,000 books.

We hear you! A new approach to working with this situation – SkillBurst! – has just been launched. Continue reading


June 4 – Purchasing Card: new cardholders (videoconferenced)

Purchasing Card Applications are available at BPPM 70.08.19


Gain the skills and knowledge to make your running routine stick!

Always thought about running to get in shape but never knew where to start? Get started today by signing up for our running workshop on June 9.

Learn about programs and philosophies as well as safety and prevention strategies.

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


June 4– Coaching the van driver training (Pullman)

In this training program you will learn about conducting a vehicle inspection, safe driving skills and driving environments. Additional driving concerns and collision reporting procedures are also discussed. This program is highly recommended for drivers of WSU cargo or passenger vans. This training takes place on June 4, 1:30-4 p.m.

To register now, click here!