Leadership training series to begin Sept. 1

The 2010-11 Leadership Training Workshop Series, designed for new department chairs, school directors and other university leaders, is slated to begin Sept. 1.   This year’s series includes 10 workshops, 90 minutes in length each, that are scheduled from Sept. 1-March 24. The workshops are are offered both via classroom and via WSU Videoconferencing Services. […]

Managing in Cougar Country today

  The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference for managers and supervisors is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203.   A variety of workshops will focus on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.”    In addition there will be workshops on what is considered appropriate – and inappropriate – […]

WSU hosts Environmental Health and Safety Conference

The Fourth Annual Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony will be held Oct. 4 at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow conference participants to interact with various WSU and community service organizations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch […]

Grant management added to faculty series

Managing grants once faculty members receive them is the focus of a new track of classes offered as part of WSU’s Office of Research Faculty Development Series (FDS). “We want our staff and faculty who manage grants trained well,” said Nancy Shrope, assistant director in the Office of Grant and Research Development (OGRD). In order […]

Nobel laureate known for money management

Nobel Laureate William F. Sharpe will present “Equilibrium Simulation”, the 2006 Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture in Finance, at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Todd 276. The event is free. “Dr. Sharpe is widely considered one of the ‘founding fathers’ of modern portfolio theory,” said Rick Sias, professor of finance and the Gary P. […]

Lovrich suggests ways to manage time

Managing time doesn’t have to be challenging. The following are some suggestions on how to organize a schedule for success: • Identify goals and priorities. • Know when you are most productive and alert and schedule more intensive tasks then. • List big tasks as far in advance as possible; break them into workable bites; […]

Multi-species enterprise conference May 23-24

A conference focused on developing rural enterprises based on sustainable livestock and resource management strategies is scheduled May 23-24 at the Ritzville La Quinta Inn.Keynote speaker An Peischel of Tennessee State University will discuss goat management and livestock grazing behavior in relation to invasive vegetation management, creating niche markets and enterprise development.Producers Dave Billingsley and […]

School, industry cooperate to craft savvy students

Walls are coming down in the architecture and construction management professions. Early communication and cooperation are tunneling through traditional barriers between the various disciplines that create our built environment. Designers are forging bridges to builders, contractors to owners, financers to those in charge of continuing building maintenance. And WSU is offering innovative programs to educate […]

Managing funding topic of series

A four-part video workshop series designed to help research managers will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Neill 416. The first video, “Post-Award Issues for the Pre-Award and Departmental Administrator,” will be shown twice — 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. To register, go to The 2006 series is from the National Council of University […]

Will your department be ready in an emergency?

“That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, “Twilight of the Idols.” Chris Tapfer, emergency management coordinator for WSU’s Office of Business Affairs and associate director of University Recreation, believes this quotation to be true. He remembers how the eruption of Mount St. Helens shut down the university in May 1980. “It […]