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WSU News March 7, 2017

WSU food scientist Barbara Rasco discusses international development projects and their impact on women at common reading lecture tonight

Washington State University School of Food Science Director Barbara Rasco will discuss her work on WSU international development projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan and their impact on women at 5 p.m. Tues., March 7, in CUE 203. The free public presentation is hosted by the Common Reading Program.

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Meat Sale- new products!

This Thursday, March 9 from 2:30-5:30pm, Cougar Quality Meats at the WSU Meats Lab is selling:

Cougar Smokie Sausages: $7/package

Pork breakfast sausage: $3.50/lb

Pork Bratwursts: $4.99/lb

All beef pepperoni sticks: $12/package or 2 for $20.

WSU Premium Angus Ground Beef: $4.75/lb

WSU Premium Wagyu Ground Beef: $6/lb

Variety Meats: Liver and heart- $2/lb, Tongue- $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 ahead of time. Cash, check, and card accepted. 

APAC Monthly Meeting

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) is pleased to host Lynn Valenter, Vice Chancellor from WSU Vancouver on the topic of “Effective Meetings”. Please join us for our March 9th meeting, 9:00-10:30am in Lighty 405.

Additional meeting locations are as follows:

WSU Spokane(SAC 415) WSU Tri-Cities(TWST 209) WSU Vancouver(MMC 101Q) Puyallup REC (Puyallup)(Chicona Room) University Centers -North Puget Sound WSU (Everett)(GWH 157)

The meeting can be viewed live by going to the WSU Experience website and selecting the APAC meeting . You are welcome to also call in 509-335-9445 ID 07388.

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Spring Global Learning Fair TOMORROW!

Open to all students, and free to attend, the Office of International Programs annual Spring Global Learning Fair will take place, tomorrow, 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 … » More …

AVP for Business & Financial Services Staff Training

AVP for Business & Financial Services, Business Service & Controllers Office Training.

The following offices will be closed from 9:45 – 12:00 on Thursday March 9, 2017 for all staff training. Controller’s Office including Accounts Payable, General Accounting, P-Card & Fuel Card,  Travel Services, Financial Reporting, Sponsored Programs, Student Accounts. Purchasing Services, including University Stores, Central Receiving, Contracts Office, and Treasury Services.  The Payroll Department and University Receivables will be operating on limited staff during that time

2017 Women’s Recognition Luncheon

Washington State University’s 2017 Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction Awards will be presented at the Women’s Recognition Luncheon in Pullman, Washington, March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. in the CUB Ballroom.

Each year, Washington State University honors women whose lives, work and mentorship promote equality and wellbeing for their communities. This year’s theme isHonoring Women’s Resilience.”  The awards are given by the WSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women. This year eight women will be recognized for their resiliency, achievements and contributions to the academic and local community, and to our society.

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Rowers ready to work March 11-12

After a long and cold winter, there’s bound to be a lot of projects around the house needing attention. Can’t get motivated to do them yourself?  Rent-a-rower instead! The men’s crew team is devoting several weekends this spring to helping people like you get the work done. We are taking reservations for March 11-12. Visit and click on the rent-a-rower link in the menu. It’s just $15/hour per rower.  All money raised will go to supporting the WSU Crew Team.

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 …

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 

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

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.

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.

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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 …

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.

Farewell Reception for Sarah Earhart, March 9th

Sarah Earhart, long time Facilities Services employee, and HR Manager for this department, will be moving on to the University of Idaho to continue her career in Facilities Human Resources.  Please join us on Thursday, March 9th, 2:00-4:00pm, McCluskey Services Building on Grimes Way, in the main reception area, for refreshments and conversation with Sarah.  This will be our opportunity to celebrate her 29 years of service to WSU, and wish her well in her new endeavor.

If you cannot join us on Thursday, please feel free to stop by her desk or send her an email.  Her last day at WSU will be Friday, March … » More …

December 2017