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WSU News March 10, 2017

Neuroscience Seminar: Big Data Analytics in Brain Science

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience invites you to a seminar Friday, March 10th 12:10 pm in the Veterinary Biomedical Research (VBR) building, room 305 presented by Dr. Shuiwang Ji of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Washington State University.

AMS Dial-Up: 5771645

WSU Spokane: SPBS 204

WSU Vancouver: VECS 209

Shared Leave

Patricia Wilson, Office of Research Assurances, has been approved for shared leave.

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 509-335-4521, 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.


Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. Jeremy Holt

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Jeremy Holt, Department Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M. Dr. Holt will present his talk, “Structure and dynamics of neutron‐rich matter on Earth and in the stars” Tuesday, March 7 at 4:10 p.m. in Webster 17. 

Meet for refreshments before the lecture at 3:45 – 4:10 p.m. in the foyer on floor G above the lecture hall.

Upcoming Common Reading Event: WSU International Development Projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Barbara Rasco will discuss her work on WSU international development projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan focusing on the impact of these projects on women and the issues they face. Rasco earned both a Ph.D. and J.D. degree; she is an internationally recognized authority on food safety laws and regulations and is an expert on aquatic food products.

Join us March 7th at 5:00 pm in Pullman at CUE 203 or online via livestream for this presentation.

Register here for the livestream, sponsored by Global Campus.

Learn about the latest advancement in academic technology

Curious about the next big thing in academic technology?  Then will want to attend WSU Professor Don McMahon’s faculty-led workshop: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education, at noon on March 7, in CUE 518.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are exciting new technologies with amazing potential as educational resources. This workshop provides practical takeaway tools for educators interested in these technologies. Get started with existing mobile devices as well as hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools like Smartglasses and VR Goggles. Discover how to use these tools to support your instruction.

To register for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education, visit » More …

Email Server Maintenance Notification

Information Technology Services will perform email server maintenance to on Saturday, March 11, between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Incoming mail will remain accessible during the upgrade, however there will be a short period during which outgoing mail functionality will be unavailable.

ITS encourages users to plan accordingly and avoid any potential communication delays.

Please direct any questions to CougTech by phone at 509-335-4357 or by email at

ITS Communications contact:  Jacqueline Southwick,

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.


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 Student Leader of the Month Announced

Last year, the Leadership Center at Washington State University began an initiative to more deeply appreciate and honor our student leaders through individual recognition. The inaugural Student Leader of the Month award aims to distinguish student leaders that impact the WSU community through leadership, as well as encourage others to learn and engage with student leadership offerings at WSU. In order to be considered for the Student Leader of the Month Award, a nomination must be submitted by a student, staff, or faculty member of Washington State University. After reviewing nominations, Leadership Center staff have selected Mr. Clayton Simundson to receive the honor of Student Leader of the Month at Washington State University for the month of March, 2017.

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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 …

Make Your Reservation to Attend the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet

Register now to attend the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on Friday, March 31.  Reservations will be accepted through Friday, March 17, at

Celebrating Excellence honors the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. The newest recipients of the Eminent Faculty Award, the V. Lane Rawlins Distinguished Lifetime Service Award, the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards, the President’s Employee Excellence Awards, the President’s Distinguished Teaching Awards for Non-Tenure Track Faculty, the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award, the Faculty Diversity Award, the Association for Faculty Women Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award, and the presenter of the Distinguished Faculty Address are honored at this banquet. This … » More …

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