Pullman Campus News & Events January 17, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday, we honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday presents an opportunity for us all to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy. A leader committed to the betterment of society through equity and justice, Dr. King reminds us of the power we have — individually and collectively — to propel change in support of equity. I encourage you all to participate in acts of service this week and throughout the year. Every act makes a difference. Please also view the events scheduled throughout the spring dedicated to honoring Dr. King. I hope you can attend some or all of the events, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Today, on the National Day of Racial Healing, we have another opportunity to expand our individual and collective growth. While we have come far as a society, we have a long way to go to truly achieve equity. The day’s activities provide avenues for conversation, reflection, and healing. I hope that we can use today to come together to find ways to combat racism through community building. Please join in the events today and share your experience on social with #HowWeHealWSU.

In closing, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of our students and each other. Your commitment to lifting each other up is what inspires me every day.

Be well,

Elizabeth S. Chilton
WSU Pullman Chancellor

The hustle and bustle of students returned to the Spark and other parts of campus last Monday, marking the first day of the spring semester.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

WSU Schnitzer Museum begins ‘Hostile Terrain 94’ exhibit Jan. 17

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibition that seeks to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Nominations for MLK Spirit Awards due Jan. 20

The Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2023 Spirit Awards.

Banff Film Festival on Jan. 23

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival highlights the many aspects of mountain culture throughout the world.

Art for Social Change submissions due Jan. 31

The Art for Social Change competition seeks artistic submissions for our competition and showcase.

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Washington State University has joined a nationwide effort led by the National Association of System Heads (NASH) to increase degree and credential completion, improve social mobility, and reduce student debt.

New leadership announced for Composite Materials and Engineering Center

Vikram Yadama has been named director, and Julia Day has been named associate director of Washington State University’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center.

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