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HRS training at your convenience

If you miss a professional development session coordinated by Human Resource Services, there’s a good chance you can view the video on your computer at your convenience.   HRS coordinates nearly 400 professional development workshops each year. More than one-third are provided in collaboration with AMS/WECN videoconferencing services.   Employees outside Pullman can participate via […]

Supplemental budget request itemized

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents. Operating Budget • Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000 The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, […]

Prof’s expertise gives new life

Brett Atwood, clinical professor of journalism, knew he was in an alternate universe when he showed up to interview for a consulting job last spring and got teleported to an undisclosed and secure location. Well, he didn’t get teleported; his avatar, or online persona, in Second Life, an online 3-D digital world with 9 million […]

Hansen steps down as WSU police chief

PULLMAN – Washington State University Police Chief Steve Hansen will step down from that position, which he has held since 2000 and become a lieutenant on the force. The announcement comes at the conclusion of a WSU internal auditor’s investigation into a complaint of improper computer use in the police department. According to the auditor’s […]

WSU Vancouver Information Night rescheduled

VANCOUVER– The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University Vancouver is hosting an information night for prospective students at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 23 in the Student Services building. Due to the Washington State University Vancouver campus closing for bad weather Jan. 16, when the event was originally scheduled, the Engineering and Computer […]