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The Ask Cougs portal is a way to expedite the process of receiving students’ questions and concerns.

ASWSU plans to implement Ask Cougs portal by fall

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 30, 2021

ASWSU’s new portal is under development to increase students’ access to resources and increase transparency and communication between students and the university. Students can submit their concerns...

Student Affairs plans to incorporate ASWSU leaders’ suggestions to make resources more accessible, including enhancing click and search engine optimization.

Student Affairs to ‘revamp’ websites, make student resources more available

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs plans to make it easier for students to find and access university resources in the upcoming fall semester. Earlier in the month, Student Affairs leaders met with...

ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said students should not have to spend a lot of time navigating through different websites or figuring out who to contact to ask their questions.

Resource accessibility to be ‘modernized’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief April 20, 2021

Transferring to WSU in August 2019 was a challenge for Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare, senior neuroscience major and ASWSU senator, as she tried to navigate through the university’s set of resources. Finishing...

Keenan Souve, senior civil engineering major, said while the drive-through is better than nothing, he does not know how likely he is to participate. 

WSU to hold drive-through graduation event 

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

After a trying year of virtual learning, WSU Pullman is putting together a drive-through graduation event to celebrate seniors living in Pullman. The event will take place 10 a.m. May 1, said Kim Holapa,...

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Division of Student Affairs lays off 19 employees

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor November 20, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs will eliminate more than 70 positions to satisfy budget cuts outlined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, which university officials discussed in an all-staff division meeting...

Matt Skinner, associate vice president of finance and administration, said appointment of deputies prepares a second-in-command to step in and operate a department if necessary.

WSU appoints three faculty members as deputies

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

Three faculty members have been appointed as deputies for their respective departments to help department heads or step in and operate a department if necessary.  Laura Griner Hill, Matt Skinner and...

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.

WSU community standards panel to stream live

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of...

Family Weekend is open for people who support WSU students including parents, siblings, aunts and uncles.

Mom’s and Dad’s Weekends change to ‘Family Weekends’

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2020

After last year’s Coug Dad of the Year Award went to a student’s brother, a committee of staff members rebranded WSU’s Mom's and Dad’s Weekends to Family Weekends.  The rebrand was done to...

Joni Ford, assistant director of new student programs, said WoW’s transition online occurred recently.

University staff prepare for Week of Welcome

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief August 17, 2020

Week of Welcome transitioned to a virtual format this year but will feature new events such as an online Fight Song Sing-A-Long and a virtual resource fair. WoW will continue until Aug. 23. Kimberly...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he is taking a five percent pay cut starting May 2020 until July 2021.

Schulz takes pay cut, updates Faculty Senate on provost search

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter April 10, 2020

The Division of Student Affairs is expecting to return $12-14 million to students requesting partial refunds for housing and dining fees. “This is a significant impact and just keep in mind, this...

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