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Tuesday, January 7 @9:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
Class / Instruction
Spark

In this training, we will explain different grade center set up options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Tuesday, January 7 @4:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Basics
Class / Instruction
Spark

All WSU courses are associated with a Blackboard course space for instructors to use as needed. For each of these trainings, we suggest you bring your own device to follow along. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually via zoom. 

Wednesday, January 8 @3:10 pm
Zoom Basics: How to get started
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share.

Thursday, January 9 @9:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Rubric & Assignments
Class / Instruction
Spark

Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria. In this session we will cover rubrics, assignments, and SafeAssign.

Thursday, January 9 @10:10 am
General University Classroom (GUC): Informational Tour
Class / Instruction
Spark

General University Classrooms (GUCs) and Active Learning classrooms are designed to support faculty in student engagement and collaboration. Register for a personalized tour of the technology in the classroom you will be teaching in.

Thursday, January 9 @11:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Tests & Quizzes
Class / Instruction
Spark

This training will provide a review of Blackboards full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

Friday, January 10 @9:10 am
Teaching via Video Conference: Tips and Strategies
Class / Instruction
Spark

Video conferencing is a synchronous distance learning technology that allows students throughout the state —and beyond—to take part in the WSU educational experience.

Friday, January 10 @11:10 am
General University Classroom (GUC): Informational Tour
Class / Instruction
Spark

General University Classrooms (GUCs) and Active Learning classrooms are designed to support faculty in student engagement and collaboration. Register for a personalized tour of the technology in the classroom you will be teaching in.

Friday, January 10 @1:10 pm
Perusall: Ensure your students are reading
Class / Instruction
Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Friday, January 10 @2:10 pm
Zoom Basics: How to get started
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share. Learn about how this tool can be used to conduct real time classroom sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters and so much more!

Friday, January 10 @7 pm
Planetarium Show: SENTIENT
Presentation
Sloan Hall

During the Spring semester of 2013 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, students explored the topic of consciousness.

Sunday, January 12 @5 pm
Planetarium Show: SENTIENT
Presentation
Sloan Hall

During the Spring semester of 2013 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, students explored the topic of consciousness.

Monday, January 13 @5:30 am
All Access Week
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Join us for FREE fitness classes and events for All Access Week Spring 2020!

Tuesday, January 14 @10 am
WSU Schnitzer Museum presents Trimpin Ambiente432
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The Washington State University Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is proud to present the exhibition Trimpin Ambiente432. On view at the museum from January 14, 2020 this ongoing exhibition is located in the Pavilion Gallery. As always, all exhibitions at the museum are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 14 @10:10 am
Zoom Basics: How to get started
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share. Learn about how this tool can be used to conduct real time classroom sessions, meetings, office hours, host remote presenters and so much more!

Tuesday, January 14 @7:30 pm
Guest Recital: David Riley, piano and Jasper Wood, violin
Performance
Bryan Hall

Violinist Jasper Wood and pianist David Riley bring a program full of virtuosic fireworks and expressive depth to the Bryan Hall Theatre stage. Anchoring the concert is Beethoven’s famous “Kreutzer” sonata as well as American composer Matthew Fuerst’s 3rd violin sonata, the world premiere recording of which was released by…

Wednesday, January 15 @11:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
Class / Instruction
Spark

In this training, we will explain different grade center set up options, show how to grade and comment on student work, and demonstrate how to use the electronic rubric.

Wednesday, January 15 @2:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Basics
Class / Instruction
Spark

New to Blackboard? This is the training for you! We will show you how to create, upload and edit content, including a review of the feature-rich content editor. We’ll suggest valuable ideas, short cuts, and tips designed to save you time and energy managing your online class.

Wednesday, January 15 @4:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Resumes
Careers / Jobs
Spark

Need a résumé? Your current résumé not landing interviews? Don’t know where to start? Let us help! We will discuss format, style, and how to write a résumé that best reflects your strengths and talents. Please bring a copy of your current résumé (hard copy or electronic).

Wednesday, January 15 @5:30 pm
Get Involved 2020 kickoff
Compton Union Building

We’re kicking off 3 weeks of events and hundreds of opportunities for students to get involved.

Wednesday, January 15 @5:30 pm
Girls Who Code WSU College Loops
Compton Union Building

Located in the CUB Sr. Ballroom, the first ever Girls Who Code WSU College Loops will be tabling and look forward to welcome those who are interested in the club and have an interest in coding.

Thursday, January 16 @10:10 am
Teaching via Video Conference: Tips and Strategies
Class / Instruction
Spark

Video conferencing is a synchronous distance learning technology that allows students throughout the state – and beyond -to take part in the WSU educational experience.

Thursday, January 16 @11 am
MME Seminar: The World of Cryogenics Design and Installations (Hydrogen Lean)
Workshop / Seminar
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Cryogenic liquids manufactured in the Industrial Gas industry consist mainly of Liquid Nitrogen, Argon and Oxygen from air, Hydrogen from methane cracking (CH4), and Helium from natural gas. In most cases, these elements are liquefied for reduced transportation costs.

Thursday, January 16 @3:30 pm
Young Men in Song + LIVESTREAM
Performance
Kimbrough Music Building

The WSU School of Music will host the 6th annual Young Men in Song Festival. Each year we invite high school and middle school directors to bring their tenors and basses to campus for a day of rehearsals, sectionals, sessions on technique, a quiz bowl, and a final informal performance.…

Thursday, January 16 @4:10 pm
Zoom Basics: How to get started
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Zoom allows users to communicate through web cam, chat, and screen share.

Thursday, January 16 @4:10 pm
Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. Sarah Kaiser
Workshop / Seminar
Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Sarah Kaiser, Pensar Development. Dr. Kaiser will present her talk, “The science isn’t magic, but we are.”

Thursday, January 16 @5:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Resumes
Careers / Jobs
Spark

Need a résumé? Your current résumé not landing interviews? Don’t know where to start? Let us help! We will discuss format, style, and how to write a résumé that best reflects your strengths and talents. Please bring a copy of your current résumé (hard copy or electronic).

Thursday, January 16 @6 pm
MLK Program Film Series: “A Raisin in the Sun”
Film Screening
Compton Union Building

Join us for a screening of A Raisin in the Sun. This film tells the story of a black family’s experiences in south Chicago as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father.

Friday, January 17 @10:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Rubrics & Assignments
Class / Instruction
Spark

Electronic rubrics reduce grading fatigue and ensure more consistent judging criteria. In this session we will cover rubrics, assignments, and SafeAssign.

Friday, January 17 @12:10 pm
MLK Program Film Series: “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”
Film Screening

This documentary by Robert Greenwald weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election, where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.

Friday, January 17 @1:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Tests & Quizzes
Class / Instruction
Spark

This training will provide a review of Blackboards full array of powerful question formats and setting options that allow you to precisely control and manage delivery of online assessments.

Friday, January 17 @5:30 pm
Cougs, Let’s Dance: International Beats
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Everyone, let’s grab our passports: From K-Pop to Bollywood, we will dance our way around the world! Of course, we will make sure to add songs from Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull, too!

Monday, January 20 @2:30 pm
Intro to yoga & meditation
Exercise / Fitness
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Practice being present in the moment through gentle movement and breathing.

Tuesday, January 21 All day
Swim the Pac – 12
Exercise / Fitness
Student Recreation Center

Swim the Pac-12 is a challenge to motivate swimmers of all levels to move to the pools for fitness. Participants can water walk, aqua-jog, or swim their way through the challenge – the main point is to get in the water and enjoy the benefits of swimming!

Tuesday, January 21 @9 am
Implicit Bias Workshop: Student Edition
Workshop / Seminar
Compton Union Building

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes and/or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.

Tuesday, January 21 @5 pm
Anti-Racism: Becoming a better ally
Workshop / Seminar
Compton Union Building

This workshop introduces the concepts of diversity, cultural competence, anti-racism, intersectionality, and white fragility.

Tuesday, January 21 @6 pm
MLK Program Film Series: “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
Film Screening
Compton Union Building

Join us for a screening of The Last Black Man in San Francisco. This movie tells the story of Jimmie Fails and his dream of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco.

Wednesday, January 22 @10 am
LinkedIn head shot photo shoot
Careers / Jobs
Dana Hall

Join us in the Internships & Career Services Office (Dana 138) to get a professional head shot taken–perfect for LinkedIn, Handshake etc.

Wednesday, January 22 @1 pm
Implicit Bias Workshop: Faculty/Staff Edition
Workshop / Seminar
Compton Union Building

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes and/or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.

Wednesday, January 22 @4:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Interview Skills
Careers / Jobs
Spark

Interviewing can be scary. This workshop addresses key aspects of the interview process: preparation, interview types, what to expect and answering the behavior-based questions. A good resume gets you noticed; strong interview skills will help you land the job.

Thursday, January 23 @12 pm
Comedy & Politics with W Kamau Bell
Lecture
Bryan Hall

What is the role of comedy in politics? Stand-up comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell, frequently weaves sociopolitical commentary into his work, including a recent Netflix comedy special Private School Negro, and the CNN documentary series United Shades of America.

Thursday, January 23 @3:30 pm
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Lighty Student Services Building

This training introduces students to their rights and responsibilities under WSU’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct.

Thursday, January 23 @4 pm
AOI LIFT Panel
Workshop / Seminar
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

The LIFT Fellows program focuses on the implementation of pedagogical and behavioral innovations and implementations across the undergraduate curriculum with goals to support students’ academic success, increase their life skills and resilience, and transform their experience at WSU.

Thursday, January 23 @5:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Interview Skills
Careers / Jobs
Spark

Interviewing can be scary. This workshop addresses key aspects of the interview process: preparation, interview types, what to expect and answering the behavior-based questions. A good resume gets you noticed; strong interview skills will help you land the job.

Thursday, January 23 @6:30 pm
MLK Community Celebration with W. Kamau Bell
Lecture
Compton Union Building

The event will feature a keynote address from W. Kamau Bell, a sociopolitical comedian and host of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell.

Thursday, January 23 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist Recital: Matthew Kim, trumpet
Performance
Bryan Hall

Guest Artist Recital

Matthew Minhyuk Kim, Trumpet; Yoon-Wha Roh, Piano

This concert is open to the public and without charge.

Friday, January 24 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series: Cantiamo! + LIVESTREAM
Performance
Bryan Hall

A Triangle of Love: Robert, Clara and Johannes will celebrate the love and friendship between the wonderful Romantic era composers, Robert and Clara Schumann with Johannes Brahms.

Monday, January 27 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

Kristin Bryant earned her Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Washington State University in 2015.

Monday, January 27 @4:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Career Fair Prep
Careers / Jobs
Spark

You have 30 seconds to make an impression…are you ready? Prepare for the Career Expo—learn how to research employers, give your best impression and network effectively.

Monday, January 27 @7 pm
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Exercise / Fitness
Compton Union Building

Hosted by the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour highlights the many aspects of mountain culture throughout the world.

Tuesday, January 28 @3:10 pm
Perusall: Ensure your students are reading
Class / Instruction
Spark

In this training, you will learn to use this tool to proactively engage students in reading and provide a focus of conversation with automatically graded annotations.

Tuesday, January 28 @5 pm
Winter Blues Buster Day 1
Student Recreation Center

Student Affairs is hosting two-days of events to help you get over the winter blues! Day one will be at the Student Recreation Center, day two is at the Elson S Floyd Cultural Center, come join us!

Tuesday, January 28 @6 pm
BPC Resource Night Kick-Off & Teaming Event
Todd Hall

Join your fellow Cougs and the Palouse entrepreneurial community for an evening of networking, partnership, and new ideas! Join a team!

Wednesday, January 29 @5 pm
Winter Blues Buster Day 2
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

Student Affairs is hosting two-days of events to help you get over the winter blues! Day one will be at the Student Recreation Center, day two is at the Elson S Floyd Cultural Center, come join us!

Wednesday, January 29 @5:30 pm
2020 Etiquette Dinner
Careers / Jobs
Compton Union Building

Registration is now open for the 2020 Etiquette Dinner. This free event is designed to teach students how to present themselves in a professional setting.

Wednesday, January 29 @7:30 pm
Jazz Forum
Performance
Kimbrough Music Building
Thursday, January 30 @12 pm
Moving to America: From Mexican to Mexican-American
Bryan Hall

The politics of immigration have become increasingly hostile. Join Carlos Gil, who explores the issue through tracing his family’s history of immigration to southern California.

Thursday, January 30 @5:30 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Career Fair Prep
Careers / Jobs
Spark

You have 30 seconds to make an impression…are you ready? Prepare for the Career Expo—learn how to research employers, give your best impression and network effectively.

Friday, January 31 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series: Equinox + LIVESTREAM
Performance
Bryan Hall

Proceeds from ticket sales in the series benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets, on sale one hour before performances in the lobby, cost $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+) and non-WSU students and free for WSU students with ID.