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WSU News March 2, 2017

Entomology Spring Colloquium

The speaker for Monday, March 6, is Dr. Brandon Hopkins. Dr. is the Apiary and Laboratory Manager for the WSU Apiary Program. The title of his presentation is Cold Cases – Using Cryopreservation and Refrigeration to Help Honey Bees.” For more info about Dr. Hopkins go to:  All colloquium presentations are held in FSHN 354, the Entomology Department classroom and begin at 2:10 PM.  The AMS dial # is 5701680.


Spokane Street Closure Postponed

Due to weather, the roofing project at the Elson Floyd Cultural Center has been postponed until late March.  No detours or road closures will be planned until closer to March 27.

Thank you for noting this change in schedule.

Cougar Baseball Home Opener Friday!

Don’t miss the opening home stand at Bailey-Brayton Field when Cougar Baseball hosts Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 2 p.m. All WSU Faculty and Staff are invited to the game and will receive complimentary admission w/WSU ID. Additional Tickets are $2!

The series continues Saturday at NOON with a double header – one ticket good for both games!

Then on Sunday it’s Sunday Fun Day at 1 p.m. It’s your chance to win a free pizza from Dominos while playing BINGO and kids can run the bases with Butch postgame!

Season tickets are on sale now for $25. Don’t miss an inning of Cougar … » More …

GIESORC Director Candidate Forums

Please join us at the presentation and open forums for the three finalists to be the Director of the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. The GIESORC serves so many students, groups and communities across campus and the search committee wants to hear from as many people as possible.

Candidates will be giving a short presentation followed by an extended question and answer session.


Presentation/forum information:

Thursday, March 2 from 3:00-4:00 PM in CUB 406
Candidate: Matthew Jeffries

Friday, March 3 from 1:00-2:00 PM in CUB 406
Candidate: Dr. Brianna Becker

Monday, March 6 from 1:00-2:00 PM in CUB 406
Candidate: Dr. Nicholas Franco

March 9 – Department Pay Training (videoconferenced)

Originating in Pullman, this course is available statewide through Academic Media Services videoconferencing. This session takes place March 9, 2 – 3:30  p.m.

 All departments must have two people who have been trained in inputting hours for hourly staff and reviewing gross pay for departmental employees.

You cannot access DEPTPAY without this training.
Authorized access to DEPPS is a prerequisite to attending this course.

To reserve your place now, click here!

March 9 – Purchasing Card: Reconcilers and PaymentNet4 Users (Videoconferenced)

Required for staff members new to PCard reconciliation responsibilities and recommended for experienced PCard Reconcilers.  The course content includes:

– The role and responsibilities of the PCard Reconciler.
– Organizing and maintaining PCard documentation.
– An overview of budget coding elements used for transaction reconciliation.
– PaymentNet4 basics, such as: system set up, access, reconciling transactions, and reporting.
– PaymentNet4 deep dive into more advanced topics, such as: tax, coding splits, transaction queries, and restricted transaction reporting.
– Tips and tricks for: checking the balance on cards, looking up declines, identifying disputes, and submitting fraud cases.

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March 9 – Customer Service Training (videoconferenced)

WSU strives to provide an exemplary service experience to our clients.  This is a challenge for an institution this large and distributed across so many locations and serving a diverse client base.  This interactive workshop focuses on the “Client Service Skills” that make WSU memorable to our students, to their parents, and to each other.

The next session takes place on March 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

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

March 9– Keeping up and keeping track (Pullman)

RSS, blogs, social bookmarking, social networking . . . Have you heard of any of these and wondered what they were about or how you could use them for your work at Washington State University? This hands-on computer lab offers an overview of concepts and a chance to start using these web resources to help you Keep Up and Keep Track.

This is a session local to Pullman and it takes place on March 9, 9:30 – 11:30 am.

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

Global Campus Presents: St. Patrick’s Day Feast with Chef Jamie

Chef Jamie Callison will demonstrate how to make a delightful St. Patrick’s Day Feast worthy of celebration.  Learn how to make house-cured corned beef, Irish soda bread, savory cabbage slaw and prefect potatoes during this livestreamed culinary event.

One WSU Global Campus student who participates in the chatbox during the event will win Callison’s cookbook “The Crimson Spoon.”

Join us Wednesday, March 8th at 5:00 pm for the free online event

Register here

DRS Plans 1, 2, 3 and DCP Overviews

On March 3, 2017 Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will provide presentations on the various DRS Retirement plans, including PERS, TRS, LEOFF, and the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).  If you would like an overview of your plan, and to ensure you know the various features it provides, you are encouraged to attend.    

8:30am to 10:00am        Plans 1, 2 and 3, with an overview of the DCP – Lighty 405

11:30am to 12:30pm       Plans 2 and 3 with an overview of the DCP Program – Lighty 405

10:30am to 11:00am       Deferred Compensation Program – Lighty 405

1:30pm to 2:30pm            Deferred Compensation Program – … » More …

Spring Global Learning Fair

Open to all students, and free to attend, the Office of International Programs annual Spring Global Learning Fair will take place, Wednesday, March 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the CUE Atrium.

The event will provide information for students to globalize their education through Education Abroad, the Global Leadership Certificate, the Global Case Competition and other exciting ways to go global!

There will be over 15 representatives from education abroad providers and WSU programs with opportunities to study, intern, and volunteer around the world. Students can learn about financing education abroad through scholarships, partnership discounts, and financial aid, while entering to win 50 … » More …

Meat Sale at WSU Meats Lab

Cougar Quality Meats at the WSU Meats Lab is selling pork breakfast sausage for $3.50/lb, pork Bratwursts for $4.99/lb, cougar smoky sausages for $7/package, all beef pepperoni sticks for $12/package or 2 for $20, and extra bacon (frozen) from last semesters sale for $6/lb. We also have high quality variety beef including liver, heart, and tongue while supplies lasts. Liver and heart are $2/lb and tongue is $4.50/lb. Stop by the Meats Lab any Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30pm or contact the Meats Lab at to reserve your product. We are also happy to announce that we will have a card reader this sale … » More …

Dr. Bettina Love Seminar Mar. 2

When: March 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: CUB Auditorium
The Women’s Resource Center and the Coalition for Women Students are pleased to announce that Dr. Bettina Love is going to be visiting WSU and giving a talk titled “The Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, Education, Class, Indigenous Identities, and Social Movements.” For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center or take a look at the Facebook event listing.

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Cancelled: Pre-Retirement Seminar March 6

Human Resource Services will be cancelling the Pre-Retirement seminar scheduled for March 6, 2017.  The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will be holding a Pre-Retirement Session from 8:30 – 10:00 in Lighty 405 on March 3, 2017, which for PERS/TRS/LEOFF plan participants will cover most of the same information normally provided in the HRS presentations.  For more details on the DRS presentations please visit our website.

The HRS Pre-Retirement seminars are held on a monthly basis, with the next session scheduled for April 5, 2017.  Additional dates/times will be available here.

As always, please feel free to contact HRS at » More …

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