Pullman Campus News & Events November 29, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As we head into the end of the semester, I have a few updates that I am excited to share with you:

  • The former President’s Residence will officially be renamed the Ida Lou Anderson House. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ms. Anderson, she was a graduate of Washington State College in 1924. Her family resided in Colfax, and she faced significant physical challenges as a result of contracting polio as a child. Following her graduation, she received an MA from the University of Chicago, and then joined the faculty here in Pullman. One of her first students was none other than Edward R. Murrow. I am beyond thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of one of the most influential women in WSU’s history. An official ceremony will take place in the spring — more details to come soon.
  • I am in the process of establishing an advisory council for the first-ever Pullman Strategic Plan. You may recall that we presented a draft of the plan to the Board of Regents in September, and they were very supportive. The newly-formed advisory council will be establishing the metrics used to measure progress on our goals and objectives. I am looking forward to sharing these metrics, as well as the finalized goals and objectives, with the Regents in the spring. You are welcome to view the anticipated goals and objectives on the Chancellor’s Office website.
  • WSU Pullman has its own website. As many of you know, the WSU homepage has always served as the homepage for the Pullman campus as well. A new systemwide home page will be rolled out broadly this week, and we will continue to build out the Pullman site throughout the coming months. A huge thank you to WSU’s central marketing and communications team for their support as we continue our OneWSU evolution. If you have feedback in the meantime, please send it to pullman@wsu.edu.

Finally, I hope you all were able to take some time last week to rest and recharge. The last few weeks have been extremely challenging for our community, and it is critically important that we take the time needed to care for ourselves and others. I encourage everyone to attend tomorrow evening’s candlelight vigil, either in person or wherever you are, as we remember Ethan, Xana, Madison, and Kaylee. Together, we are #VandalStrong.

With gratitude,

Elizabeth S. Chilton
WSU Pullman Chancellor

P.S. — Congratulations to our Cougar Volleyball team on their #BoeingAppleCup sweep of Washington on Friday, AND for their earning their seventh-straight NCAA tournament appearance. Go Cougs!

Butch T. Cougar kept WSU fans engaged and energetic through all the highs and lows of last weekend’s Apple Cup action.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

Inclement winter weather in Pullman

In the event WSU Pullman changes from a normal operations schedule due to inclement weather, a WSU Alert will be sent out to our campus community.

Already-picked apple sales resume Dec. 2 & 3

Apple sales will resume Dec. 2–3. Sales will continue in December as long as there are apples to sell. There will not be sales starting winter break through January.

WSU Horticulture Club Poinsettia sales this Friday

The WSU Horticulture Club will be selling poinsettias at the greenhouses near Ferdinand’s this Friday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Nominations for Crimson Spirit Award due Dec. 6

Do you know a WSU employee who is exceptionally creative in problem-solving or who consistently goes above and beyond? Nominate them for the Crimson Spirit Award today.

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