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Friday, August 2 @9 am
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Everyone is cordially invited to this annual event Fri., Aug. 2. More than 80 students from 50 schools nationwide will be by their posters from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the CUE Atrium (second floor).

Wednesday, August 7 @3:30 pm
Pullman Farmers Market
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Join the Pullman Farmers Market for fresh farm products, artisan goods, handmade items, live music and more 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 10 @8 am
Official University Move-In Presented by BECU

Washington State University’s official move-in, presented by BECU, begins on Saturday, August 10, 2019, when staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and help students unload. Week of Welcome events will begin that week, with events that help students meet people and get to know campus. movein.wsu.edu

Saturday, August 10 @2 pm
WSU Alumni Association Parent Social
Lewis Alumni Center

For parents that are WSU Alumni Association current members, stop by the Lewis Alumni Centre after move-in, enjoy a snack, air conditioning, and write a special postcard to your student before heading home.

Monday, August 12 @10 am
Q*Hort: An LGBTQ+ Student Orientation
Compton Union Building

Designed for incoming LGBTQ+ students (and allies), you will meet new friends; connect with other LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff; and learn about LGBTQ+ campus resources!

Monday, August 12 @3 pm
Study Abroad Backyard Bash
Bryan Hall

Are you ready to be a Global Coug? Explore the countries and cultures that wait you when you study abroad.  Join us for global games and prizes in the Bryan Hall “back yard!”

Monday, August 12 @6 pm
SEB Music and Games on the Mall
Terrell Mall

Come find live music, fun, cornhole tournaments, and more at this casual and relaxed hang-out event!

Tuesday, August 13 @9:10 am
Webconference
Class / Instruction
Spark

Educational Technology Tool training sessions will explore WSU’s educational technology available to you. Technology tools can enhance the learning experience by providing opportunities for student engagement, content review, tutorials, and reinforcement of reading. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Tuesday, August 13 @11:10 am
General University Classrooms (GUC)
Class / Instruction
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Tuesday, August 13 @12 pm
Q*Hort: An LGBTQ+ Student Orientation
Compton Union Building

Designed for incoming LGBTQ+ students (and allies), you will meet new friends; connect with other LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff; and learn about LGBTQ+ campus resources!

Tuesday, August 13 @1 pm
Residence Life Block Party

On the Northside, Hillside, and Southside of Campus, Residence LIfe will be throwing Block Parties!

Tuesday, August 13 @2:10 pm
Teaching via Videoconference (VC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Tuesday, August 13 @3:10 pm
General University Classrooms (GUC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Tuesday, August 13 @7 pm
Trivia Tuesday
Spark

Come for a fun evening of Trivia!  Multiple rounds emceed by various campus departments.  You don’t have to have a team to participate! The Spark Starbucks will be open during this event! Win tons of prizes!

Wednesday, August 14 @10:10 am
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 training, we suggest you bring your own device to follow along. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Wednesday, August 14 @11 am
Week of Welcome Student Employment Job Fair

This will be set up as a tabling event for current and incoming students to learn about different departments and what types of employment and career resources they have for students.

Wednesday, August 14 @11 am
Student Employment Job Fair
Terrell Mall

Campus employers will be set up to talk to students about on-campus employment opportunities.

Wednesday, August 14 @2:10 pm
Teaching via Videoconference (VC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Wednesday, August 14 @3 pm
CUB 4th floor open house
Compton Union Building

This is an opportunity for new students to visit and meet the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) staff to learn about the various programs and services available to them in the 4th Floor of the CUB. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, August 14 @3:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
Class / Instruction
Spark

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

Wednesday, August 14 @3:30 pm
Pullman Farmers Market
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Join the Pullman Farmers Market for fresh farm products, artisan goods, handmade items, live music and more 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

Wednesday, August 14 @7 pm
Pep Rally & Class Photo
Martin Stadium

Learn Cougar Traditions and join the rest of the entering year class of 2019 in a massive photo!

Wednesday, August 14 @9 pm
Up All Night
Terrell Mall

SEB is back and ready to start the year off with the first Up All Night!

Thursday, August 15 @9 am
Blackboard Introduction
Spark

Many of your courses will use Blackboard for grade posting, instructor communication, learning materials, assignment submission, and more. Stop by Spark G10 – right across from Starbucks – to learn more.

Thursday, August 15 @10:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Rubrics and Assignment
Class / Instruction
Spark

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

Thursday, August 15 @12 pm
Transfer Student Luncheon
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Transfer students are encouraged to attend the Transfer Student Luncheon to meet with other incoming Transfers and talk to Transfer Clearinghouse representatives. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, August 15 @12 pm
Disability Access and Equity: An Introduction to Accessibility at WSU
Washington Building

People with disabilities are often underrepresented in entertainment media, education, health care, and transportation.  While not all students at WSU have a disability, most students either know someone personally with a disability or will meet someone with a disability during their time at WSU.

This open house and inclusive presentation…

Thursday, August 15 @1:30 pm
Academic College Kickoff Events
Terrell Mall

Meet on the Glenn Terrell Mall at 1:30pm to be walked to your College or Department’s Kick-off Event. Please note that students joining the Carson College of Business are REQUIRED to attend this Academic College Kick-off Event.

Thursday, August 15 @2 pm
Voiland College Academic Kick-Off -“Ask Me Anything”
Workshop / Seminar
Spark
“I’m part of the VCEA, AMA”

Welcome to the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, aka the VCEA! Come and meet VCEA Student Success team and Student Ambassadors as they participate in an “Ask Me Anything”…

Thursday, August 15 @3:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Tests and Quizzes
Careers / Jobs
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Thursday, August 15 @4 pm
Transfer Clearinghouse Open House
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

If you are a student with transfer credit and you’d like to learn more about transfer-specific resources and services, including any questions about course evaluations, stop by the Transfer Resource Center to connect with the Transfer Clearinghouse staff. We will be providing food, refreshments, and activities to engage you with…

Thursday, August 15 @7 pm
Talent showcase & open mic
Todd Hall

Join us for a talent showcase, highlighting dance, stepping, stomping, and hula, performed by many different campus organizations and clubs you can join!

Friday, August 16 @10 am
Convocation Presented by BECU
Beasley Coliseum

Presented by BECU, this official university welcome ceremony is an important part of beginning your journey at Washington State University. Students who attend will receive your entering year pin.

Friday, August 16 @11 am
All Campus Picnic Presented by BECU

The All Campus Picnic is presented by BECU.  Enjoy a classic picnic barbeque and get connected to 200+ campus and community involvement opportunities!

Friday, August 16 @2 pm
Undocumented initiatives at WSU

Come join of as we introduce you to our Undocumented Initiatives at Washington State University and connect you with the resources that will increase your success during your time here at Washington State University.

Friday, August 16 @2:45 pm
Week of Welcome Industry Tour: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory
Careers / Jobs
Off Campus

Join us during Week of Welcome for an Industry Tour at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory.

– Schweitzer Engineer Laboratory is based in Pullman,WA with employees worldwide

-Develops embedded system products for electrical power systems to make them safe

-Employs all engineering/CptS disciplines with internships year-round

Space is limited to 20 students,…

Friday, August 16 @3 pm
International Center Coffee Hour
Compton Union Building

Coffee Hour is a fun event that focuses on meeting new people and sharing cultures.

Friday, August 16 @5 pm
Lentil Festival

The National Lentil Festival runs from August 16-17 in Pullman’s downtown.

Friday, August 16 @7 pm
Planetarium Show: Backyard Binocular Astronomy
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The pattern of the constellations remains unchanged from generation to generation. Using these familiar landmarks (skymarks?) to guide us, we will point out some of the fascinating astronomical objects that can be seen with binoculars. Maybe a little too faint for the unaided eye, but not requiring the power of…

Friday, August 16 @9 pm
CUB Outdoor Movie

Join us for a showing of Avengers: Endgame outside on top of the Library Roof!

Saturday, August 17 @11 am
Lentil Festival

The National Lentil Festival, runs from August 16-17th in Pullman’s downtown.

Saturday, August 17 @2 pm
Being LGBTQ+ on the Palouse
Chinook

A panel discussion to talk about what it is like being part of the LGBTQ+ community here at WSU and in Pullman.

Saturday, August 17 @7 pm
Price is Right
Compton Union Building

Students can come and participate in Price is Right type events, like Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Hole in One, and Money Games! Students will receive a ticket when they enter and tickets will be pulled at random to figure out who is going to be playing each game.

Saturday, August 17 @9 pm
Light Up the Night
Terrell Mall

This classic dance party will have glow-in-the dark fun, including yard games, and free pizza!

Sunday, August 18 @11 am
SRC Backyard BBQ
Student Recreation Center

Join University Recreation in welcoming the new school year. Join us for FREE food, t-shirts, demonstrations and music. This event is free and open to everyone.

Sunday, August 18 @3 pm
CONEXION
Compton Union Building

CONEXION is a reception to welcome new multicultural students to the Cougar Family. Colleges, departments, and student organizations participate by setting-up informational tables to help make you aware of services available.

Sunday, August 18 @5 pm
Planetarium Show: Backyard Binocular Astronomy
Presentation
Sloan Hall

The pattern of the constellations remains unchanged from generation to generation. Using these familiar landmarks (skymarks?) to guide us, we will point out some of the fascinating astronomical objects that can be seen with binoculars. Maybe a little too faint for the unaided eye, but not requiring the power of…

Tuesday, August 20 @10:10 am
Cougar Capture: Panopto
Class / Instruction
Spark

These training sessions will explore WSU’s educational technology available to you. Technology tools can enhance the learning experience by providing opportunities for student engagement, content review, tutorials, and reinforcement of reading. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Tuesday, August 20 @1:10 pm
Webconference
Class / Instruction
Spark

Educational Technology Tool training sessions will explore WSU’s educational technology available to you. Technology tools can enhance the learning experience by providing opportunities for student engagement, content review, tutorials, and reinforcement of reading. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Tuesday, August 20 @3:10 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 training, we suggest you bring your own device to follow along. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Wednesday, August 21 @9:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Grade Center
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.

Wednesday, August 21 @12:10 pm
New Faculty Luncheon
Careers / Jobs
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

AOI’s Learning Innovations’ Teaching Conversation and Idea Exchange is an exciting opportunity for faculty – new and experienced – to thrive in the mutuality of the professional and personal experiences that shape a university educator’s career. Come be a part of the conversation! 

Wednesday, August 21 @2:10 pm
Cougar Capture: VoiceThread
Class / Instruction
Spark

Educational Technology Tool training sessions will explore WSU’s educational technology available to you. Technology tools can enhance the learning experience by providing opportunities for student engagement, content review, tutorials, and reinforcement of reading. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Wednesday, August 21 @3:30 pm
Pullman Farmers Market
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Join the Pullman Farmers Market for fresh farm products, artisan goods, handmade items, live music and more 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

Thursday, August 22 @10:10 am
Blackboard Learn: Tests and Quizzes
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Thursday, August 22 @11 am
MME Seminar
Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory

Characterizing Complex Mixtures For Improved Chemical Processes

Presented by
Steven R. Saunders, Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering

Thursday, August 22 @12:10 pm
Teaching via Videoconference (VC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Thursday, August 22 @2 pm
VCEA Ice Cream Social
Social

The VCEA brings you Free Ferdinand’s Ice Cream, VCEA Clubs provide toppings

Thursday, August 22 @3:10 pm
Blackboard Learn: Rubrics and Assignments
Class / Instruction
Spark

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

Friday, August 23 @9:10 am
Perusall: Ensure Your Students are Reading
Class / Instruction
Spark

Educational Technology Tool training sessions will explore WSU’s educational technology available to you. Technology tools can enhance the learning experience by providing opportunities for student engagement, content review, tutorials, and reinforcement of reading. You can attend any session in Spark 102 (Pullman campus) or virtually.

Friday, August 23 @11:10 am
General University Classrooms (GUC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Friday, August 23 @2:10 pm
Teaching via Videoconference (VC)
Class / Instruction
Spark

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Friday, August 23 @3:10 pm
General University Classrooms (GUC)
Class / Instruction
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

With a focus on face-to-face classes, these sessions will cover how to address specific teaching and learning goals as well as ensuring your class progresses smoothly and uninterrupted using WSU classroom technologies.

Monday, August 26 @4:10 pm
CHE 598 Seminar Series
Workshop / Seminar
Spark

In 2016 Austin Winkelman earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and in Applied Physics from Whitworth University

Tuesday, August 27 @3 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Navigating Handshake
Careers / Jobs
Spark

ProPEL your career through Handshake- learn how to navigate WSU’s jobs portal and set up your personal profile so that employers can find you.

Wednesday, August 28 @3:10 pm
ProPEL Workshop: Navigating Handshake
Careers / Jobs
Spark

ProPEL your career through Handshake- learn how to navigate WSU’s jobs portal and set up your personal profile so that employers can find you.

Wednesday, August 28 @3:30 pm
Pullman Farmers Market
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

Join the Pullman Farmers Market for fresh farm products, artisan goods, handmade items, live music and more 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

Thursday, August 29 @12:10 pm
Faculty-Led Workshops: PLAN (Produce. Learn. Achieve. Network.)
Careers / Jobs
Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE)

Join the conversation and be a part of a teaching community that values innovation and collaboration! Meet colleagues from different disciplines to share ideas, techniques, tips, tricks, etc. Lunch or snacks will be provided for Pullman attendees. All sessions are available via videoconference at all WSU sites.

Thursday, August 29 @4:10 pm
Colloquium: Physics & Astronomy – Dr. Jessica Werk
Workshop / Seminar
Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Jessica Werk. Dr. Werk will present their talk, “A Colossal Galaxy Adventure.