Pullman Campus News & Events May 2, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We made it! A heartfelt thank you goes out to each of you for your incredible support of our students, our campus, and each other. To quote famed former head football coach Jim Walden, “I can’t tell someone who isn’t a Cougar what it’s like. There’s something that happens at Washington State; you quietly and subtly become infected…Washington State is a passion. Being a Cougar is a passion.”

As we enter into the final weeks of the semester, I hope you will all take some time to reflect on and celebrate the impact you are having on WSU Pullman. Each one of you is ensuring the success of our students and our institution not only today, but into the future.

I’m delighted to share with you some exciting new updates:

  • We’ve completed nearly a year of the weekly Pullman Campus Newsletter, and I want to thank those of you who have provided thoughtful feedback. This will be the last issue of the newsletter in its current form, since we will be shifting to a blog format this fall. Stay tuned!
  • This fall, we will be launching the WSU Pullman Signature Art Series. This set of events will highlight cross-collaborative events in the arts and humanities, and will feature the talents of WSU faculty, staff, and students. We will share more details in the coming months.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to celebrating the class of 2023 at the end of this week, and I’m enjoying the beautiful sunny weather that finally decided to make an appearance. I hope you all get to spend time this summer with friends, family, and of course, pets.

Thank you again, and as always, Go Cougs!


Elizabeth S. Chilton
WSU Pullman Chancellor

Super Coug fan Dash Dog and his younger brother Chase met up with WSU Pullman first-dog Wally before the Spring Game kicked off.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

2023 Pullman Spring Commencement this Saturday

Share the excitement and importance of academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends.

DVM Commencement 2023 scheduled for May 6

The commencement ceremony for the professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program takes place at 7:30 p.m.

Commencement celebrations at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Celebrate Spring Commencement in Cougar style at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. The visitor center will be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, to honor the Washington State University Pullman Class of 2023.

What Was Always Yours And Never Lost exhibit opens May 16

The exhibit provides an essential introduction to recent works of video art and experimental documentary by indigenous film and video makers from throughout North America.

In case you missed it

Thousands of WSU graduates being honored at commencement

More than 4,400 students from across the Washington State University system are graduating this spring.

University reaches new phase of support for first‑gen students

In recognition of its longstanding commitment to first-gen students, WSU was recently honored by the Center for First-generation Student Success.

WSU students connect with Palouse kids as Pen Friends

Pen Friends is a project of WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) that’s been around more than a decade.

First university to put gene-edited livestock into human food supply

A WSU sausage has made history. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the university to use its gene-edited pigs for human consumption — in this case, as tasty, German-style sausages.