In a letter Wednesday to the WSU community, President Kirk Schulz provided a roadmap for Fall 2020, outlining how the university plans to adjust operations for the safety of its students, faculty and staff.
Multi‑Factor Authentication for more WSU applications, including Office 365, Blackboard, Adobe and Cougar Card, is scheduled for implementation the evening of Aug. 4.
Murdoch was hired following a national search and assumes the chair’s role on Aug. 3. Interim Chair Kris Johnson has led the department since 2015 and will return to teaching and research.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has appointed Washington State University Director of Athletics Pat Chun to its Division I Council. Chun’s four-year appointment began July 1, 2020.
Students transferring to or from WSU who have completed their lower-division general education courses will have a more seamless transition thanks to a new partnership with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
This is the latest step in an ongoing WSU effort to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors following the outbreak of COVID‑19.
The university firmly supports the international scholars affected by the federal action to block new H‑1B visas and is working with congressional members and others to advocate on their behalf.
This freeze is in-line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s May 13 Governor’s Directive, which placed a freeze on hiring, personal services contracts and equipment and software costing more than $5,000 among state agencies.
Completing the return‑to‑work checklist is done in conjunction with units and departments creating plans and procedures around topics like sanitation and physical distancing.
The political advertising expert will begin a four‑year term as director of the school on July 15. He replaces Professor Steven Stehr, who served nearly four years as interim director and then director of the school.
John Schoettler, who graduated from WSU in 1980, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the university’s governing board for a term that begins July 1.
Undergrad resident tuition to increase 2.5% and President Kirk Schulz, who has taken self-imposed salary and other compensation cutbacks, received a five-year contract extension from Board of Regents.
WSU Transportation Services will offer annual parking permit renewals for current annual permit holders for 2020-21, beginning at 10 a.m. July 9, through 5 p.m. July 26.
Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology (V&E) from Washington State University.
WSU will open fall semester with a mix of in‑person and online instruction, then transition to an entirely distance learning approach for the final few weeks of the semester following Thanksgiving break.
Beginning Monday, June 29, employees will be required to attest they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to returning to a WSU work location.
Nicholas Dolce takes over as senior director of development for the College of Agricultural Human, and Natural Resource Sciences starting July 1.