Pullman Campus News & Events November 8, 2022

Dear Pullman Campus Colleagues,

The last few weeks have flown by with so many wonderful activities and events happening on campus. I am especially excited to be writing to you today, November 8, for a number of reasons:

  • It’s National First-Gen Day! As a first-generation college student, I know well how critical it is to have resources and services to support our First at WSU students. We have a series of events scheduled on campus for individuals to learn more and to celebrate the opening of the new First-Generation Student Center in the CUB. See the full list of activities online, and I hope to see you at the faculty and staff open house between 4–6 p.m.
  • Today marks the official 25th anniversary of WSU signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with federally recognized tribes in the state of Washington — thirteen tribes have signed the MOU with WSU to date. November is Native American Heritage Month, and it is important to acknowledge that the Pullman campus is located on the traditional homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus peoples. Learn more about the activities surrounding Native American Heritage Month on the Native American Programs website.
  • It’s Election Day and #CougsVote. I strongly encourage everyone to do their part and vote — your voice matters. If you are a Washington resident, be sure to drop off or mail your ballot before 8 p.m. WSU is also hosting a Voting Hub in the CUB Senior Ballroom today, where individuals can register to vote, pick up voter pamphlets, and print ballots.

I also want to thank everyone who stopped by our open house last week. Michael and I enjoyed seeing so many new faces and connecting with students, colleagues, and community members. Sammie and Lola wanted to make sure we thanked everyone for the pets and endless games of fetch…and the delicious slider from Birch and Barley that Lola snatched from one of you. 🙂

All the best, and Go Cougs!

Elizabeth S. Chilton
WSU Pullman Chancellor

P.S. — Congrats to our men’s and women’s basketball teams for an undefeated start to their seasons. Looking forward to cheering you on in Beasley.

Guest artist Joseph L. Jefferson joined the WSU Jazz Festival last Wednesday. High schoolers from across the region came to participate.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

Test of WSU Alert system planned for Pullman Nov. 9

Tomorrow, Emergency Management will be running a test of alert systems through WSU Alert, WSU Pullman’s Campus Outdoor Warning System, Alertus, and the university’s social media platforms.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Summit: Health Justice — Nov. 9

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Live transcripts will be available for all speakers and breakout rooms.

WSU hosts Veterans Day events systemwide

In recognition of Veterans Day, Washington State University will be hosting a series of events across the university system this week.

Career Pathways Panel: Pathways to Leadership for Women

Association for Faculty Women presents Career Pathways Panel: Pathways to Leadership for Women Thursday, Nov. 10, noon–1 p.m.

Celebrate Fall Family Weekend Nov. 11–13

The WSU community is invited to celebrate WSU’s annual Fall Family Weekend Nov. 11–13.

In case you missed it

WSU releases strategic plan annual report

Washington State University has introduced four system-level priorities and metrics geared to help reach its strategic plan goals. The report on these efforts shares progress and next steps for WSU.

Partnership uses simulation to help prepare athletic trainers

A partnership between two Washington State University colleges is ensuring athletic training students are prepared for the most difficult moments in their profession.

Teens with COVID-19 knowledge reported better well-being

A pandemic survey found that adolescents who answered more COVID‑19 test questions correctly also reported lower stress, anxiety and depression as well as lower loneliness and fear of missing out, or FOMO.

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