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Tuesday, April 2 @10 am
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

This annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates.

Tuesday, April 2 @3:30 pm
Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award Reception
Presentation
Lewis Alumni Center

You’re invited to the 2019 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award presentation and reception as WSU recognizes Thomas Graedel for his contributions to the understanding of atmospheric chemistry and his work to develop the field of industrial ecology.

Tuesday, April 2 @5 pm
Currie & Brown Information Session
Careers / Jobs
Sloan Hall

Currie & Brown is one of the world’s leading construction consultancy firms dedicated to advising clients in the management and utilization of their physical assets.

Tuesday, April 2 @5 pm
Voice Masterclass with Mark Calkins and Cynthia Lawrence
Kimbrough Music Building

Cynthia Lawrence is an Endowed Professor of Voice at University of Kentucky and a regular guest of leading opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera.

Mark Calkins is an Associate Professor of Voice at Berea College in Kentucky.  Mark is a former member of the Lyric Opera Center…

Wednesday, April 3 @8 am
Women’s Leadership Conference
Off Campus

The conference will explore the theme: Finding Your Power: Cultivating Authentic Leadership. This year’s theme speaks to the importance of culture change through individual and shared empowerment, cultivating leadership through positive, open and honest relationships; and building a diverse and innovative community to create dynamic, respectful and inclusive work environments.

Wednesday, April 3 @9 am
44th Murrow Symposium
Conference / Symposium
Compton Union Building

Through a mixture of industry experts, speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for conversation, the Murrow Symposium explores the communication industry, our challenges and accomplishments and opportunities for development and growth.

Wednesday, April 3 @2 pm
Perusall: Ensure your students are reading
Class / Instruction
Spark

Use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations. This platform allows students to make comments, ask questions, and interact with peers in a quick and scalable way that allows misconceptions about the reading (or other media) to be easily identified. This tool is also a strong candidate for a flipped classroom.

Thursday, April 4 @10 am
2019 Smerdon/Reeves Lecture
Off Campus

Come hear six exciting experts in the areas of DNA repair and chromatin speak about compelling new developments in the area of basic cancer research at the 2019 Smerdon/Reeves Lecture

Thursday, April 4 @10:30 am
MME Graduate Seminar Series
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Modeling and Simulation of Microstructure Evolution and Deformation in an Irradiated Environment

Thursday, April 4 @12 pm
Foley Talk: “Responsibility and Avoidability”
Conference / Symposium
Bryan Hall

Harry Silverstein, WSU professor emeritus in philosophy, presents “Responsibility and Avoidability” in the Foley Speaker’s Room.

Thursday, April 4 @12 pm
When can the ends justify the means?
Bryan Hall

Should you kill one person if that means more people will therefore not be killed? Harry Silverstein will explore the “avoidability” conception of responsibility – that one is responsible for an outcome if there was an alternative, and not responsible if there was not.

Thursday, April 4 @2:10 pm
Musical Careers with vocalists Cynthia Lawrence and Mark Calkins
Kimbrough Music Building

Cynthia Lawrence is an Endowed Professor of Voice at University of Kentucky and a regular guest of leading opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera.

Mark Calkins is an Associate Professor of Voice at Berea College in Kentucky.  Mark is a former member of the Lyric Opera Center…

Thursday, April 4 @4:10 pm
Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. Stan Whitcomb
Workshop / Seminar
Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and The OSA-SPIE Student Chapter invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Stan Whitcomb, LIGO Laboratory.

Thursday, April 4 @4:30 pm
Jazz Wires
Kimbrough Music Building
Thursday, April 4 @5 pm
CougTalks: Overcome Series
Workshop / Seminar
Bryan Hall

Join the conversation with Caitlin Bletscher with “Overcoming Boundaries, Thinking Globally, Acting Locally” and seeing past our communal actions and how they impact the world!

Thursday, April 4 @7 pm
Potter Lecture in Philosophy
Conference / Symposium
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

John Martin Fischer, an expert in free will, moral responsibility, and both metaphysical and ethical issues pertaining to life and death, will present the 55th Frank Fraser Potter Lecture in Philosophy.

Friday, April 5 @9:30 am
April Qualtrics open lab
Information Technology Building

Open lab this week will be all about Qualtrics. Please bring any questions and Qualtrics projects you would like help with.

Friday, April 5 @10 am
Stanford professor Greg Walton lecturing on student success
Compton Union Building

Greg Walton, an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University, will deliver a keynote lecture entitled, “Psychologically ‘Wise’ Interventions to Bolster Belonging and Reduce Inequality in College.”

Friday, April 5 @12 pm
“Equality on Trial,” Humanities Washington
Compton Union Building

Equality on Trial: Race, Fairness, and the US Supreme Court. Should all human beings be treated the same, or is it possible to be treated equally but unfairly?

Friday, April 5 @3 pm
Counseling Psychology guest speaker — Janet T. Thomas, Psy.D.
Cleveland Hall

The supervision of psychotherapy carries with it significant responsibilities. Supervisors must oversee the welfare of their supervisees’ clients, facilitate the supervisees’ professional development, and serve as gatekeepers for the profession.

Friday, April 5 @3 pm
EECS Executive Speaker Series: Deb Gracio-PNNL
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a National Laboratory? Do you know what goes on at a National Laboratory?

Friday, April 5 @3:30 pm
Art As Action: A Performance Lecture
Daggy Hall

A performance lecture by Jessica Cerullo and Tia Kramer in collaboration with performers from Whitman College’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Friday, April 5 @5:10 pm
Guitar Studio Recital
Performance
Kimbrough Music Building

This concert is open to the public and without charge.

Saturday, April 6 All day
Lower Granite Dam Tour
Careers / Jobs

Student’s will visit the Lower Granite Dam. There is not cost to attend. Student’s will be provided with transportation for the tour. If you are an international student, please visit Dana 138 with a copy of your passport.

Monday, April 8 @4:10 pm
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Graduate Seminar Series
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Olivia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017 from Washington State University. She began undergraduate research as a sophomore, focusing on developing a miniaturized pyrolysis and gasification reactor to demonstrate biomass conversion principles in undergraduate classrooms. She traveled to Accra, Ghana in 2015 with her research team to…

Tuesday, April 9 @3 pm
Roundtable: Latino-Iberian Leadership: Milestones and Pitfalls
Workshop / Seminar
Compton Union Building

Would you like to share and get to know successful Latin-Americans professionals that reached a leadership position at their workplace, what were their strengths, their pitfalls and how they overcame them?

Wednesday, April 10 @3 pm
Community of Practice
Class / Instruction
Spark

Community of Practice meetings provide faculty an opportunity to share and discuss their teaching experiences and ideas with their peers.

Thursday, April 11 @10:30 am
MME Graduate Seminar Series
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

An Averaged Continuum Model of Active Particle Systems

Presented by Alexander Panchenko, Professor—Department of Mathematics & Statistics, WSU

Thursday, April 11 @5 pm
Lūʻau at Southside Café
Social

Dining Services, in partnership with the WSU Hawaiʻi Club, is hosting a Lūʻau at Southside Café!

Thursday, April 11 @7 pm
SEB presents: Drag Show
Compton Union Building

We’re kicking off Mom’s Weekend with SEB’s third annual Drag Show! Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja and, Phi Phi O’Hara will put on a fierce show.

Friday, April 12 @12 am
Mom’s Weekend Tea & Spa
Exercise / Fitness
Chinook

Treat your mom and yourself to a delightful English tea and spa experience. Appointments are 1 hour long and consist of a 30 min massage including neck, shoulders, arms, hands, followed by 30 minutes for tea, dessert, and peaceful conversation time for mother and student.

Friday, April 12 @1:40 pm
Donuts with the Dean…and Mom
Social
Sloan Hall

Kick off Mom’s weekend with Donuts with the Dean! Join your Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Dean Mary Rezac donuts and conversation, bring your Mom!

Friday, April 12 @2 pm
Digital Foundations Workshop: Digital Mindfulness
Holland Library

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of emails and texts you receive each day? Confused by the number of websites and electronic resources assigned by your various classes?

Friday, April 12 @2:30 pm
Edible Book Festival
Terrell Library Atrium

Registration is now open for WSU Libraries’ fourth annual Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 12, part of WSU Mom’s Weekend activities.

Friday, April 12 @6 pm
WSU Schnitzer 2019 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Reception
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

This annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, this thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students and museum visitors.

Friday, April 12 @6 pm
Jewett Observatory: Yuri’s Night
Presentation

Yuri Gagarin was the first man to enter space, and he completed one orbit of the earth on April 12, 1961. On the 50th anniversary, Yuri’s night began in Vienna and grew to an annual world space party.

Friday, April 12 @7 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Sensation
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The spectacular solar system. This movie-like fulldome simulation was created at WSU with narrations by Prof. Guy Worthey and musical backing tracks.

Friday, April 12 @8 pm
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Mom’s Weekend Opera Workshop
Performance
Bryan Hall

Otto Nicolai’s opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, based on Shakespeare’s play, will appear on the Bryan Hall Stage during Mom’s Weekend with comedy, romance and a little fantasy.

Saturday, April 13 @12 am
Mom’s Weekend group bike ride to Moscow
Exercise / Fitness
Outdoor Recreation Center

Take Mom on this b-e-a-utiful bicycle ride across 10 miles of the Palouse on the Bill Chipman Trail to neighboring Moscow, Idaho.

Saturday, April 13 @7 am
Royal Canin Canine Canter
Off Campus

Come join the Royal Canin Canine Canter at McGee park! Check-in is at 7 a.m. The run starts at 8 a.m. and it is a fun 5k run/walk.

Saturday, April 13 @10 am
Outdoor Family Fun Day
Off Campus

Activities will include amphibian catch and releases, plant identifications, bird watching and banding, insect collecting, wild yeast collections for baking, and much more!

Saturday, April 13 @11 am
Annual Mom’s Weekend Egg Drop
Webster Physical Science Building

Join us as we attempt to make eggs survive multiple story drops off of Webster Hall!

Saturday, April 13 @12 pm
Mom’s Weekend Challenge
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Want an opportunity for you and your Mom to work together and explore your limits? This unique challenge will be a great bonding experience for you and Mom.

Saturday, April 13 @1 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Sensation
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The spectacular solar system. This movie-like fulldome simulation was created at WSU with narrations by Prof. Guy Worthey and musical backing tracks.

Saturday, April 13 @2 pm
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Mom’s Weekend Opera Workshop
Performance
Bryan Hall

Otto Nicolai’s opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, based on Shakespeare’s play, will appear on the Bryan Hall Stage during Mom’s Weekend with comedy, romance and a little fantasy.

Saturday, April 13 @2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Sensation
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The spectacular solar system. This movie-like fulldome simulation was created at WSU with narrations by Prof. Guy Worthey and musical backing tracks.

Sunday, April 14 @9 am
Mom’s Weekend Kayak Tours
Exercise / Fitness

Enjoy quality time with your mom in the great outdoors! Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States.

Sunday, April 14 @10 am
Mom’s Weekend Open Climb
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Enjoy quality time with Mom at the Student Rec Center Climbing Wall for a session of indoor climbing where our climbing wall supervisors will help you climb to the top!

Sunday, April 14 @5 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Sensation
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The spectacular solar system. This movie-like fulldome simulation was created at WSU with narrations by Prof. Guy Worthey and musical backing tracks.

Monday, April 15 @2 pm
Ally Training
Workshop / Seminar
Chinook

Ally Training is a broad presentation on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* individuals.

Monday, April 15 @5:30 pm
De-Escalation Training
Workshop / Seminar
Compton Union Building

Understanding when to walk away from provocation is a vital element for successfully deescalating otherwise volatile events.

Tuesday, April 16 @3:30 pm
Building Coalitions Across Divides Workshop
Workshop / Seminar
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

We live in a time of great divides where the tensions and dynamics within today’s culture require us to build more bridges and fewer walls.

Tuesday, April 16 @6 pm
Aux Cord Jeopardy
Compton Union Building

Is your music taste really that fire? Find out at SEB’s Aux Cord Jeopardy, a game for music lovers of all genres!

Tuesday, April 16 @7 pm
The Great Tax Debate: Who Should Pay and How Much
Compton Union Building

This exchange will tackle subjects of individual and corporate tax rates, the carbon tax, and the overall best approach when it comes to taxation and defining wealth.

Tuesday, April 16 @8 pm
Jazz Band Concert featuring Tia Fuller, saxophone
Performance
Bryan Hall

Tia Fuller is a touring artist and full-time professor at Berklee College of Music, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, (Magna Cum Laude) and Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder (Summa Cum Laude).

Wednesday, April 17 @9 am
Strategies for Enhancing Student Success IV
Class / Instruction
Spark

This series will explore active learning methods shown to result in greater learning achievement while also reducing drop, withdrawal, and failure rates.

Wednesday, April 17 @5:30 pm
Anonymity on the Web Tech Talk
Workshop / Seminar
Sloan Hall

Erik Ostrom, System Administrator for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s Information Security Group, dives into what it takes to protect your privacy online.

Wednesday, April 17 @7 pm
Jazz Forum
Performance
Kimbrough Music Building

The Jazz Forum provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and guest artists to perform for the public in an informal setting.

Thursday, April 18 @8:30 am
Exercise without Exercising
Chinook

Health promoters have realized that simply telling people to exercise more has been ineffective. But we can build communities where functional physical activities such as walking, bicycling, and transit use “stick” and become a more routine part of daily life.

Thursday, April 18 @10:30 am
MME Seminar
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Modified Residual Entropy Scaling of Transport Properties, presented by Ian Bell, NIST.

Thursday, April 18 @1 pm
Blackboard Grade Center
Class / Instruction
Spark

We’ll explain different setup options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Thursday, April 18 @2:10 pm
Percussion Ensemble: Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra + LIVESTREAM
Kimbrough Music Building

Due to illness, the Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra was not performed at the April 2 Percussion Ensemble concert. The Concerto, by David Gillingham, will be performed by the WSU Percussion Ensemble featuring Mark Stevens on piano with possible additional performances by the Percussion Studio.

Thursday, April 18 @3 pm
VCEA Convocation
Ceremony / Service
Compton Union Building

A celebration honoring our outstanding students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, April 18 @4:10 pm
Social Disparities in Health ~ Dr. Angela Garcia~ Anthropology Colloquium
Lecture
College Hall

Cardiometabolic diseases (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are the leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide. Diabetes, for example, will double in the next 30 years, with 80% of the rise occurring in middle and lower- income countries.

Thursday, April 18 @4:10 pm
Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. H. Philip Stahl
Workshop / Seminar
Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. H. Philip Stahl, Space Optics Manufacturing Technology Center; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

Thursday, April 18 @8 pm
Symphonic Band/Symphonic Wind Ensemble/Orchestra + LIVESTREAM
Performance
Bryan Hall

This special concert featuring three instrumental ensembles will begin with the Orchestra as they feature Bogdan “Theo” Mynka, co-winner of the 2019 WSU Concerto/Aria Competition, singing beloved tenor arias by Donizetti, Lalo, and Tchaikovsky.

Friday, April 19 @4:10 pm
Brass Chamber Music
Bryan Hall

This concert features seven different School of Music student brass chamber music ensembles.

This concert is open to the public and without charge.

Friday, April 19 @5:10 pm
WSU Piano Student Recital: Works by Chopin
Kimbrough Music Building

Solo Piano: Natalie Kahler, Cameron Barton, Hannah Annonen, Jacqueline Southwick, Miles Sutton, Jacob Schermerhorn, Garrett Snedeker, Kate Uhm, Morgan Zearott

This concert is open to the public and without charge.

Saturday, April 20 @10 am
Pullman Winter Market
Social
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

The Pullman Farmers Market presents the Pullman Winter Market for the 2018-2019 season. Featuring local producers and artisans offering handmade and homegrown goods.

Saturday, April 20 @11 am
Plant Science Day

Eat Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, extract DNA from Plants, get your picture with a human sized Venus flytrap, do lots of cool hands on experiments and learn what it takes to to be a plant scientist!

Monday, April 22 All day
Sweat the Stress
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Research strongly supports that physical activity increases the brain’s ability to learn, reduces stress, and increases mental health. Schedule your study breaks with UREC and check out a new class or activity to help you sweat your stress!

Monday, April 22 @11 am
Sustainability Fair
Compton Union Building

The WSU Sustainability Fair is a way for WSU faculty, staff, and students and companies to promote and share sustainability focused research, projects, services, and products within the WSU community.

Monday, April 22 @12:15 pm
Green Coug Awards
Compton Union Building

These awards take the time to appreciate the hard work that you do to maintain a clean and healthy campus for the students of today and tomorrow. Green Cougs are always innovating to make our campuses more environmentally sustainable. Improvements can come in the form of a program, a system…

Tuesday, April 23 @11 am
ESIC seminar series: Resilient cyber physical systems
Lecture
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Hear the latest techniques developed by their teams for integrating systems health management into cyber-physical systems like transportation networks and power networks.

Thursday, April 25 @7 am
CORETECH Cougar Appreciation Sale
Compton Union Building

Everyday Apple Education pricing plus special sale discounts make this the perfect time to purchase Mac notebooks and iMac devices, as well as iPad products.