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“Understanding Opioid Use Disorder” event planned on campus in June
May 21, 2019

Title: Understanding Opioid Use Disorder: supportive strategies for prevention and long-term recovery
Date: Saturday, June 22, 8:00AM – 4:45PM
Location: The Bookie, Spokane WA
Cost: free

Description: The Understanding Opioid Use Disorder conference brings together diverse partners to outline strategies and lay the foundation of lasting partnerships to identify patients in need, treat OUD, and aid in long-term recovery from opioid dependence. It includes both presentations and interactive workshops to build skills and deepen understanding of the disease and how to effectively support patients who suffer from OUD.

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WSU assistant attorney general
May 15, 2019

During our staff meeting Wednesday morning the chancellor noted that WSU Health Sciences has an Assistant Attorney General on campus now. Here is that person’s full name and contact information:


Andrew A. Schillinger

Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General | Washington State University
PO Box 641031 | Pullman, WA  99164-1031
Phone 509.335.2636 | Fax 509.335.1663 |

Our Healthy Work Culture: a get-together for Naomi Lungstrom
May 14, 2019

Please join your colleagues after work on Wednesday, May 14, for a get-together for Naomi Lungstrom. The event takes place at the Saranac, starting at 4:30-ish.

There’s a card in Gerry Manfred’s office if you’d like to sign it.

WSU account access has changed
May 14, 2019

In order for a user to access myWSU from this point forward, they must have an active Okta account. OKTA is a third party WSU has contracted with to manage network security.

If a user has a Netword ID and password, they are able to visit anytime, on any device, to activate their Okta account.

If you cannot activate your account, please contact Crimson Tech support at 335-4357.


This week: Our Healthy Work Culture
May 8, 2019

Today’s thought:

“Spend some time reflecting upon the difference between thought and awareness. It makes a vast difference in your life.”


There will be an after work get together soon to send Naomi off! Keep your eyes open for more info.

Each Wednesday 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

Ka’imi Sinclair to present webinar on May 28
May 8, 2019

The Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research will present a webinar featuring Dr. Ka`imi Sinclair, Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University. Dr. Sinclair’s talk is titled Cultural Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Diabetes Self-Management Education Intervention for Priority Populations.

The webinar will take place Tuesday, May 28th from 11 a.m. to noon PDT.

It’s viewable via Zoom: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

The day of the Webinar, slides will be posted at this link:



Awards Committee thanks all who submitted nominations
May 6, 2019

The Awards Committee wishes to thank all the faculty, students, and staff who submitted nominations for the spring 2019 college of nursing awards. Student award winners were recognized at graduation ceremonies across our campuses last Friday and Saturday. This was a highly competitive process this spring and we join with all our colleagues in congratulating the winners as well as all those that were nominated. Faculty and staff awards will be announced this Friday May 10 at the faculty/staff gatherings.

With much appreciation,

Your Awards Committee: Janessa, Sandy, Janet P., Tulla, Laura W. Anita, Renee



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Holistic Admissions update
May 1, 2019

In April, the Faculty Governance Steering Committee approved appointment of an ad-hoc faculty governance committee to work on holistic admissions for all programs at the College of Nursing. The ad-hoc committee is formed of all interested faculty, staff, program directors, administrators, and students. The chairs are Janet Katz for faculty and Wendy-Williams-Gilbert for administration. The first meetings were held April 8 and April 15. We had more than 20 attendees representing all employee categories, program specialties, and campus locations. Minutes from those meetings are on the intranet under FGO and then Holistic Admissions.

This week: Our Healthy Work Culture
May 1, 2019

Today’s thought: Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection!

Had a great time at trivia last week.  Be on the lookout for the next get-together later in the month at NoLi Brewing. The plan will be to walk over from campus, so we’ll get our exercise too.

Each Wednesday 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


Come say goodbye to Naomi Lungstrom
April 30, 2019

Please come help say goodbye and good luck to our colleague Naomi Lungstrom, who’s moving to Seattle.

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Time: 11 am to noon
Place: SNRS 119
Light refreshments

Please no gifts, but cards and notes are welcome!

WSU Regents will meet in the CON next week
April 29, 2019

The WSU Board of Regents will meet in the College of Nursing next Thursday and Friday, May 2-3.

Meetings will take place in various locations, including SNRS 205, 201, 401, and 119, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday and 8:15 a.m. on Friday.

Please just be aware that we’ll have guests in the building.