WSU News


Skip the fat diets and make your healthy choices last!

Looking for the right diet plan for you? Many diets out there cut out important nutrients we need.

Find out what the best fit for you is at our Fad Diets workshop on July 14, 2015.

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


Save the date! July 16 | H1-B Visa Process Webinar

Human Resources Services in collaboration with Jan Keiser, Immigration Compliance Specialist, International Programs, and the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) will host a webinar on Thursday July 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. on the H1-B visa process.

Reserve your seat now: register here!

*Webinar will be available at all WSU locations (Connection details will be sent to individuals who have pre-registered.) Continue reading


July 9 – New Employee Orientation (local)

New to WSU? New Employee Orientation (NEO) helps new employees learn about the University while providing them with the resources to become a successful employee. NEO is broken into two sessions:

  • Part 1: New Employee Orientation is recommended for all employees; this portion occurs from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. New Employee Orientation provides medical, dental, life and disability insurance information, as well as information on payroll, employment basics, resources and leave processes.
  •  Part 2: New Employee Retirement Orientation: is highly encouraged for all retirement plan eligible employees (choose the session below) that corresponds with your employment type.
  • Faculty and Administrative Professional retirement information 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Civil Service and hourly retirement information 3-4 p.m.
  • We encourage all new employees to attend within their first 30 days of employment

To enroll click HERE!


Swim with UREC this summer

Beat the heat and jump in the pool at the SRC this summer! Register for swim lessons or join us for open swim hours. SRC members receive a $10 discount on all swim lessons.

  • July 7-30 in Smith Gym (registration ends July 7)
    • Adult Beginner Swim Lessons
    • Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons
  • July 13-23 in SRC Pool (registration ends July 13)
    • Level 1 & 2 Youth Swim Lessons
    • Level 3 & 4 Youth Swim Lessons
    • Level 5 & 6 Youth Swim Lessons
    • Parent & Child Swim Lessons
    • Preschool Swim Lessons

Swim lessons provide a safe space to learn and improve swimming skills. For more information on swim lessons and open swim hours, please visit


Surplus Stores closed Friday, July 3

Surplus Stores will be closed Friday, July 3, and will not be open for our weekly Friday Public Sale. We will resume our Friday Sales the following Friday, July 10. See you then!


Shop at Surplus Stores

Surplus Stores has many items that WSU departments may be interested in. Surplus currently has stacking chairs, classroom tables, laptop mobile storage cabinets, Steelcase dividers, desks, office chairs, stools, lateral file cabinets and much more.

Just bring a signed IRI.

WSU department shopping hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information call 335-3089 or email


Shared leave

Roxanne Holden, Capital Planning & Development, 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.


Inland Northwest Student Affairs Colloquium

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Inland Northwest Student Affairs Colloquium to be held at North Idaho College (NIC) on July 28.  The theme of the colloquium this year is “The Core to Student Success:  Identifying Tools Surrounding Persistence & Retention.”  This is an exciting opportunity to connect and share ideas with your colleagues at our local institutions.

Registration is only $35 now, but bumps up to $50 on July 20.

Please contact Jane Summers ( or Liz West ( if you have any questions.


SRC Memberships are now prorated

Now is the perfect opportunity to test out a SRC membership. Starting July 1 through August 15 memberships to the Student Recreation Center will be prorated. Come see the facilities and everything UREC has to offer.

Spouse/Partner of Student: $69

Faculty/Staff: $77

Current WSU Alumni Association Members: $100

For more information visit

The SRC will be closed for cleaning and maintenance August 2-8.


July 8 – Graduate Assistantship Processing (videoconferenced)

Designed for WSU administrative staff, the Graduate Assistantship Processing workshop focuses on PERMS, waivers, new student programs in the Graduate School, trainee internships, English proficiency exams, direct deposit, payroll deductions, meeting deadlines in a timely manner. Departmental best practices are also discussed.

This session takes place July 8, from 2-3:30 p.m.

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