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Reminder: set up multi-factor authentication before Dec. 18
November 21, 2019

WSU’s IT department says only 20% of WSU accounts have set up multi-factor authentication. The deadline is Dec. 18, because the new system goes live on Dec. 19.

Here are some helpful tips on setting this up from Carl Paukstis:

Remember, if you don’t do this before Dec. 18, you will be locked out of myWSU. 

Please encourage your students to do this too.


New Faculty Seed Grant notice of intent due Dec. 6
November 21, 2019

The Office of Research and Office of the Provost support the annual New Faculty Seed Grants to help junior faculty develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that lead to sustained professional development and extramural funding.

The 2020 application cycle begins November 1. A Notice of Intent is required and must be submitted by 5pm December 6, 2019 in order to be considered for this program. Late NOIs will not be accepted. Full proposals are due February 14, 2020 by 5 pm.

If you are planning on submitting, please first submit the notice of intent to the office of research. Thank you! -Julie

Deck the halls, actually the doors – student fundraiser
November 19, 2019

It’s that time of year again…This year the S1 class will be decorating office doors with Holiday Cheer to raise money for their class. This is such a fun activity and fundraiser for the students. Price is by donation (average donation is $20). If paying by check, please make it out to WSU.

Reserve your door before November 30, 2019 by emailing Reba Carlson at  With the following information: Your Door number, preferred date for decorating (December 1, 2, or 3), if you will be providing decorations, and if you want a specific look!

Dean candidate on Spokane campus this Thursday
November 19, 2019

The first Dean candidate will be on campus this Thursday. She will meet with faculty from 9-10, and staff from 10-11. She will give a presentation at 1:00 PM in SNRS 205 and all faculty and staff are invited to attend. If you cannot attend the presentation in person, Zoom is offered:

This presentation is open to all on campus and can also be viewed on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 352 223 747


Faculty: Please complete Teaching Portfolio Survey by Nov. 20!
November 18, 2019

Input Needed! CON Teaching Portfolio Survey:

A workgroup has convened to evaluate and propose changes to the current process of putting together a teaching portfolio for promotion. Your valuable input is needed. So if you have submitted a teaching portfolio, mentored someone putting one together, or have been an evaluator of a teaching portfolio please respond to this very brief survey. Survey closes November 20th!

CON Teaching Portfolio Very Brief Survey 

Thank you for your feedback,

CON Teaching Portfolio Workgroup

Holiday Blanket Drive for House of Charity
November 18, 2019

WSU College of Nursing is hosting a blanket drive for the House of Charity. With the cold weather already here and getting colder, there is a need for warm blankets, socks, hats, gloves, coats and anything else that would keep a person warm! Please bring your gently used, clean items to Heidi Belcher in office #153. She will deliver our donated warmth on December 20th. Call with any questions 509-324-7310.

J1 class hosting Potato Bake fundraiser this Friday! Donations needed
November 18, 2019

The J1 class will be hosting a Potato Bake next Friday, 22 Nov 2019, from 11-2, main floor by room 105. In order to make this fundraising event a HUGE success, we’re asking for donations of the following items. A donation sign-up will be placed on the refrigerator in the first floor workroom, so if you can provide any of the following items, sign-up! Cash donations for supplies are also enthusiastically welcomed—those you can put in Laura Wintersteen’s box. We would request that all donations be provided by Wednesday the 20th.

Diced onions (2 lbs)
Chives (5oz)
Tomatoes (4 lbs)
Cheese … » More …

Need help with Office365 or Email? The help desk has a knowledge base for that
November 12, 2019

The Crimson Service Desk has a comprehensive knowledge base that covers a range of topics and softwares including Office365, OneDrive, Email, Panopto, Blackboard and more. The site is searchable and easy to navigate. Here are just a few examples of some of the topics covered:

Office365 – Email forwarding

Office365 – How to Share Files in Office 365 Groups
Email – How to add an Office 365 account to iphone and ipad
Email – How to Create and Add a Signature to Messages in Outlook for Windows
OneDrive – How to Upload a File
» More …

Washington DOH warns health professionals of license scam
November 8, 2019

The Washington Department of Health issued the following alert on Friday:

The Washington State Department of Health has been notified that scam artists are calling various health professionals across the state claiming suspicious activity with their license. Reports indicate that scammers are using department phone numbers as their own.

This appears to be part of a larger extortion scheme related to scammers posing as government officials. This is not how the department or boards/commissions operate, and all health professionals should be skeptical of anyone making such demands.

Please be aware that the department, boards, and commissions … » More …

Kudos to Denise Smart for becoming a certified Healthcare Disaster Professional
November 8, 2019

Denise Smart recently became a board-certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center describes the NHDP-BC credential as “a valid and reliable assessment of the knowledge, skills and competencies of healthcare professionals relevant to all phases of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery cycles. The goal is to promote successful outcomes for the public, disaster responders, and healthcare professionals involved in a disaster.”

An applicant achieves certification by completing all five FEMA training programs online, which cover incident command protocol, triage, OSHA regulations, community and individual preparedness, and more, and passing a 175-question exam.

Congratulations Denise!


Nursing students holding food drive for WSU Spokane campus pantry
November 8, 2019

Please consider donating non perishable items for the WSU Spokane campus pantry. Nursing students are collecting items for the food drive until Thursday, November 14. You can place your donated items in the provided box in the main lobby, outside of the Student Services office.

New printer/copiers on the 2nd and 4th floors – Spokane
November 8, 2019

To install the printer type the following in to the search bar in the lower left corner of your desktop (if don’t see the search bar hold the windows button and s to open the search bar).  Type:


Hit enter.

If you are on the 4th floor scroll down to  Nursing-424-Konica308e and double click on it.

If you are on the 2nd floor scroll down to  Nursing-224-Konica308e  and double click on it.

This should install the printer and make it available on your machine.

If you encounter issues, please contact Michael Lynch.

Graduating nurses will soon have access to HEAL-WA, Washington’s online medical library
November 8, 2019

As graduation draws near, it’s a good time to remind nursing students that once they are licensed in Washington State, they will have access to, the on-call library for Washington’s health care practitioners.

HEAL-WA provides fast and reliable access to evidence-based information no matter where graduates live or work in Washington. From a computer or mobile device, a HEAL-WA user can access the latest research on, for example, safe patient handling or opioid abuse, point-of-care diagnostics for diabetes or the flu, printable patient handouts in English and Spanish, and free opportunities to earn continuing education credits.

Signing up for a … » More …

Todays thought from the Healthy Work Culture Committee
November 8, 2019

Today’s thought:

“Authentic love flows freely and naturally, having no demands because it has no insecurities.”

Each week our Healthy Work Culture committee will offer a thought for the day, and information about upcoming events. If you have something to contribute, please send them to Mike Lynch, at