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Parking zone comments solicited
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.
The university community can review the proposed changes and submit comments ONLINE @
or more information, contact Chris Boyan, 335-2950.
Mom’s Weekend luau (Photo by WSU Photo Services)
Mom’s weekend calendar deadline Feb. 26
Mom’s Weekend is April 11-13, and departments hosting activities are asked to submit events by Feb. 26 using the form ONLINE @ 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 @

Fitzgerald leads state Master Gardeners
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.

Teaching/learning proposals due March 21
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 @

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WSU Insider will be back Tuesday

The staff at WSU Insider hopes you make the most of your Memorial Day holiday. Fresh posting will resume Tuesday. If you’re looking for thoughtful reading this holiday weekend, consider this 2019 article about Carson College of Business’s Matt Beer and his efforts to honor fallen heroes like Air Force Captain Larry Trimble, a Palouse native and WSU graduate who […]

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