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The parking and transportation task force is inviting public comment on proposed parking zone changes that, if implemented, would take effect prior to the start of the fall 2008 semester.
or more information, contact Chris Boyan, 335-2950.
Mom’s Weekend is April 11-13, and departments hosting activities are asked to submit events by Feb. 26 using the form ONLINE @ www.events.wsu.edu/moms-weekend. The information will be listed at no charge in the weekend events booklet and website.
Faculty needed to fill committee vacancies
The Faculty Senate committee on committees is looking for volunteers to fill faculty vacancies on senate and university committees. A list of vacancies and the application can be found ONLINE @ http://facsen.wsu.edu/committees/Committee_Vacancies.html.
Tonie Fitzgerald, a longtime horticulture educator with WSU Extension in Spokane County, is the new program leader for the statewide Master Gardener program.
Fitzgerald succeeds Linda Chalker-Scott, an extension horticulture educator in Puyallup.
Lunar eclipse over the Palouse Feb. 21
A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Palouse area Feb. 21. Michael Allen, instructor in WSU’s department of physics and astronomy, said that when the moon rises that evening at 5:11 p.m. the eclipse will already have begun, but the center of the eclipse — when the moon is directly in the center of the earth’s shadow — will not occur until 7:26 p.m. The eclipse will end at 10:17 p.m. “The best time to watch the eclipse is from 5:43 to 9:09 p.m.,” he said.
Proposals are due March 21 for up to eight grants of up to $5,000 each for innovative ideas to enhance teaching and learning at WSU.
The Office of Undergraduate Education is sponsoring the grants, which are funded by an endowment from Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith.
Find details ONLINE @ http://provost.wsu.edu/SmithTeachingandLearningEndowmentRFP(1).pdf.