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Center offers summer tutoring over Zoom

Tutors at the Academic Success and Career Center are currently helping students with their summer classes over Zoom.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The Academic Success and Career Center is hosting free tutoring on Zoom this summer for all WSU students. This is the first time summer tutoring is available to all campuses, including Global Campus, said ASCC Assistant Director Alicia Petersen.  Summer tutoring is usually held in-person on th...

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

Zoom application offers updates for students, faculty

Ever since Zoom was put in place at WSU, there have been about 360,000 meetings with 1.9 million participants from July 2019 through April 2020.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2020

Zoom users must update their application by May 30 to continue using its video services. If users do not update Zoom by that date, they will be unable to access meetings until they do so.  Jacqueline Southwick, communication manager for WSU Information Technology Services, said the update takes a few m...

CAPS psychologists offer telemental health services for students

Counseling and Psychological Services psychologists are using Zoom and phone calls to speak to patients. One licensed psychologist suggests people should form a routine to help them become productive.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

The Counseling and Psychological Services under Cougar Health Services is offering telemental, or remote, health resources to WSU students who are still in Washington state. Loren Brown, associate director at Counseling and Psychological Services, said CAPS can help those who are currently out of state to c...

Professors protect against ‘Zoom bombing’

Gabriel Condon, instructor of classical and jazz guitar, plays a song for his students at the beginning of his Music 120 class September. 2019 morning in Kimbrough 115.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

When Gabriel Condon put together a Songwriters Roundtable, he expected the event to be an opportunity for musicians around the WSU campus to share their music. What he did not expect was for his meeting to be the target of Zoom bombing. Condon, instructor of classical and jazz guitar, said within 15 ...

Local churches, mosque adjust to ‘new reality’ of COVID-19

A sign outside the Pullman Islamic Center after COVID-19 pushed Gov. Jay Inslee to order residents to stay home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the executive order to stay home, it left religious leaders questioning how they would conduct their day-to-day services. “I think all of the churches feel the ache of not being together physically,” said Ern Menocal, lead pastor for the Hills Church in Pullman. The...

Second provost candidate presents to university community

Julie Kmec, co-chair of the Provost search committee, discusses how the search guidelines for a new provost are constantly being adapted to fit the needs of the university on Monday evening in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

The second presentation during WSU’s provost search featured a variety of color-coordinated maps from a geography professor seeking to become the university’s next provost. “As a geographer I felt I had to throw in at least one or two maps in,” provost candidate Robert McMaster said. M...

OPINION: Zoom is better than pre-recorded lectures

Having structure while learning is important and this makes Zoom the better option for students.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 10, 2020

Since WSU’s transition to distance-learning methods due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, two main methods are in use by instructors to teach their classes: Zoom lecture sessions or pre-recorded lectures. While pre-recorded lectures and assignments may offer flexibility to students, having Zoom sessions he...

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