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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

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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 (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services.

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June 1 – New Employee Orientation (videoconferenced)

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!

**NEO sessions are available statewide via AMS Videoconferencing

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Two more Blackboard workshops this week

With Angel scheduled to go off-line in August, faculty are encouraged to start preparing their Blackboard Learn course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services has two more  workshops set for this week, both in-person and online.

  • Features and Functions at 1 p.m. May 27 (Van Doren 102)
  • Rubrics and Assignments at 1 p.m. May 28 (webinar)

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University Communications Mailing Services tip of the week

REQUESTING A MAIL STOP (WSU Pullman).

Send a written request to the Mailing Services supervisor to request a Pullman campus mail stop. Approval of a new mail stop is based on existing or projected mail volumes. A full-time secretary is required and the office must be open for delivery of mail on all days the University is officially open for business.

For more information contact University Communications at 335-2365, email joyr@wsu.edu, srigby@wsu.edu or visit ucomm.wsu.edu/mailing.

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June 2 – Staff Recruitment: Outreach and Advertising

This course is designed to give hiring managers, search committee members and search support a practical understanding of the outreach and advertising process for Civil Service and Administrative Professional positions.  Specific topics will include samples for print and online advertisements, online job boards, contracted newspaper vendors, resume database searches and the best times to advertise.

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

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Stadium Way closure through 5/28.

Due to unforeseen conditions, Stadium Way traffic will be re-routed through this Thursday, May 28.  Please follow traffic signage and personnel.  We apologize for the short notice and appreciate your patience as this work is completed.
Jason Harper
335-8299

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Shared leave

Michelle Ely, Academic Success & Career Center, 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 (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services.

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Three Blackboard workshops this week

With Angel scheduled to go off-line in August, faculty are encouraged to start preparing their Blackboard Learn course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering three workshops this week, both in-person and online.

  • Video Tools at 9 a.m. May 26 (Van Doren 108)
  • Features and Functions at 1 p.m. May 27 (Van Doren 102)
  • Rubrics and Assignments at 1 p.m. May 28 (webinar)

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