Pullman Campus News & Events October 18, 2022


Greetings to all. I am continually amazed by the beauty of our campus as the leaves turn. The cool air has made for lovely walks to the office and across campus to meetings. It is hard to believe we are at the midway point of the semester. This is a busy time of the academic year, so I hope that you each take time to yourself on occasion to recharge. For me this is a weekly hike, often to somewhere new. Whatever you do, I encourage you to unplug and enjoy the changing of the season.

There are a few notable upcoming dates that I wanted you to be aware of:

  • October 17–21, 2022: The WSU Safety and Wellness Expo is happening this week. Find ways to stay safe and healthy by getting connected to great ideas and supportive resources.
  • October 19, 2022: Join us for Alaska Airlines Day. A team of executives from Alaska Airlines will be on the Pullman campus for a series of events, including a prize-filled paper airplane toss, celebrating the airline’s partnership with WSU.
  • October 27, 2022: Cougar Football will be hosting the Utah Utes for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Martin Stadium.
    • Many parking lots on campus will be affected by this game. Thursday games happen infrequently, and, as many of you know, we do not control the timing of Pac‑12 games. I recognize that mid‑week changes to parking are disruptive, and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Alternative transportation options are available through Pullman Transit, and anyone with a CougarCard can utilize their services for no cost.
  • November 2 and 3, 2022: Michael and I (and Sammie and Lola 🐾) are excited to host our first open house at the residence. All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to attend. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying live music performances from School of Music faculty and students.

Last week, we were fortunate to host the WSU Native American Advisory Board, Native American Health Tribal Advisory Board, and Vancouver Campus Native American Community Advisory Board in a celebration of 25 years of WSU’s MOU with Washington tribes (PDF). Thank you to Vice Provost Zoe Higheagle Strong for your tremendous leadership.

Here’s to a successful second half of the semester.

All the best, and Go Cougs!

Elizabeth S. Chilton
WSU Pullman Chancellor

Carson College of Business gave students an opportunity to de-stress by hosting “Donkeys and Donuts” outside the entrance to Todd Hall last week.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

It’s Research Week at WSU

The sixth annual research week, hosted by the Office of Research, takes place this week. The event is dedicated to celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities for research at WSU. 

Voices that Echo: A Panel Discussion, Oct. 19

Attend a panel discussion with first-generation WSU alumni who have gone on to make a difference in our communities and share their experiences. Afterward, stay for a closing reception and congratulate the 2022 Latinx Heritage Essay awardees.

Jazz Concert in Kimbrough Concert Hall

On Oct. 20, the WSU Jazz Concert will feature both of the university’s nationally renowned large jazz ensembles as well as the jazz faculty. 

In case you missed it

United Nations recognizes Nancy Swanger among world’s top 50 leaders in senior living

The UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 50, an initiative to improve the lives of older people, their families, and their communities, announced Swanger and the other honorees on its website.

WSU awarded $2.6 million in grants to improve infectious disease modeling

A pair of federal grants totaling more than $2.6 million will help researchers at Washington State University better understand and predict how infectious diseases behave and spread in health care settings and other small populations.

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