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WSU News March 6, 2017

Spring Break Adventures with the ORC

This spring break WSU’s Outdoor Recreation Center will be leading a pair of week-long excursions. These adventures will take place in California’s Yosemite Valley and Arizona’s Glen Canyon. Participants will get to kayak through the scenic Glen Canyon, one of the country’s premier flat water kayaking locations. On the Yosemite trip, hikers will be able to witness and explore the beautiful valley that is the crown jewel of Yosemite National Park. If these trips sound like an amazing adventure to you make sure you sign up early! This year’s excursions are filled but the ORC holds many trips like this throughout the year. For more … » More …

Final VCEA Dean Candidate Visit – March 6

We are pleased to announce the final Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Dean finalist will visit Washington State University on Monday, March 6. The WSU community is encouraged to attend the finalist’s open presentation which will outline their vision for the College. Dedicated time will also be reserved for question-and-answer.

Finalist #3
Monday, March 6 from 9:10 – 10:30 AM

Pullman: Compton Union Building (CUB), Auditorium Room 177
Bremerton: Humanities and Student Services (HSS), Room 306
Everett: Gray Wolf Hall (GWH), Room 157
Seattle: Conference Room 2
Spokane: Nursing Building (SNRS), Room 119
Tri-Cities: West Building, Room … » More …

Summer Session Info Fair March 8

Summer Session registration is now open, and students can come learn about summer campus resources available to them at the Info Fair! 11:30 am-1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8 in the CUB Jr. Ballroom. Free t-shirts, pizza, henna tattoos, caricature drawings and more! Do Summer Session YOUR WAYPullman & Global Campus. Visit 

WSU Transportation Services, gravel lot maintenance

WSU Transportation Services would like to inform you that we will be doing our annual gravel lot maintenance the week of spring break (3/13 – 3/17/2017) in the locations listed below. Please plan ahead as your parking zone may be affected by the lot maintenance. If you would like help finding alternate locations to park, please contact our office at 509-335-PARK (7275) or email


Monday, 3/13/2017

Monday, 3/13/2017

Yellow 3 lot on Spokane St. and College Ave.

Crimson 3 lot on Opal St.

Red 2 lot behind the IPF

McCluskey paint shop lot


Tuesday, 3/14/2017

Yellow 3 lot on west … » More …

Institute of Biological Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Michael Udvardi, Senior Vice President & Division Director, Plant Biology Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, will be presenting the seminar entitled, “Deconstructing symbiosis: Loss-of-function mutations reveal key genes for symbiotic nitrogen fixation in Medicago truncatula”, Thursday, March 9, in Clark Hall 149 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

Contact Teresa Beckvold at 509-335-8382 or

Robert A. Cheatham Lecture – Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

“Engineer Your Future Through Leadership”
Karen Colonias, President and CEO, Simpson Strong-Tie
March 9 @ 3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Karen joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the Research and Development. In 1994, she became Manager of R&D and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering in 1997. In 2006, Karen continued as VP and took on the role of Branch Manager for the Simpson Strong-Tie Stockton, California manufacturing facility where she successfully ran one of their largest profit centers.  She then transitioned into the role of CFO, Treasurer, and Board Secretary in 2009 then began her … » More …

February ITS Billing Statements are available

The February 2017 Information Technology Services billing statements are now available.

If you have signature authority access or have been delegated by a signature authority

for access you may view your ITS charge details at:

For questions regarding this communication please contact CougTech by

email at, or by phone at 335-4357.

Concrete Wall Testing – Wednesday, March 8th

A structural wall testing consultant will be on site next Wednesday, March 8th, testing the structural integrity of an existing concrete retaining wall located between Wilson Road and the Food Service Building (Housing & Dining Services). The Windsor Probe will be conducted between 9:00am and 10:00am.  This probe puts out a loud audible report very similar to gun fire, and possibly louder. The process should be short and somewhat intermittent.  We apologize for any disturbance this may cause.

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 …

Nevada St/Washington St. Intersection Closure, 3/10 – 3/12

Due to the extension of the new water line along Nevada Street,  the final connection for the line is in the intersection of Washington and Nevada Streets, forcing a closure of that intersection.  The closure is scheduled to  begin on Friday, March 10th,  at 7 AM and continue through Sunday, March 12th, to 5 PM.

Washington Building staff and students will need to access their parking lot from the West side.  Physicians parking lots on the East side will still be accessible.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work towards opening up the new Mall/Nevada Street connection to College Avenue.

Questions or concerns, please contact … » More …

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

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.

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 …

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.


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

December 2017