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2020 Town Halls

The upcoming sessions mark the fifth consecutive fall the president’s office will host 15 or more town halls involving each campus, college, and major administrative unit.

For the full schedule and links to access the meetings please visit president.wsu.edu/town-halls-2020


COVID-19 Town Hall

November 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – noon

Live Captions


Living on Campus Spring 2021:
WSU Pullman Town Hall

Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Mary Jo Gonzales, Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs AKA “The Lady with the Lamp”, alongside fellow staff members, to discuss living on campus for the spring 2021 semester in Pullman.

Graphic with white text on crimson background: WSU Pullman Student Town Hall. Thursday, November 5. 5:30-6:30 p.m.


COVID-19 Town Hall

October 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. – noon

Live Captions


COVID-19 Town Hall

September 30, 2020
11:00 a.m. – noon

Transcript [pdf]


WSU Student Affairs Panel: Community Standards during a Global Pandemic

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Submit questions for the panelists in advance

We’ll address community standards related to COVID-19 precautions as well as issues of academic integrity and classroom disruption in a remote learning environment.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Dave Turnbull (moderator), Professor of Music and Faculty Senate Chair
  • Dr. Jill Creighton (host), Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Karen Metzner, Director for the Center for Community Standards
  • Dr. Dee Posey, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Psychology, Chair of the Academic Integrity Hearing Board
  • Dr. Phil Mixter, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences and Chair of the Academic Integrity Hearing Board

We hope you will join us for this important dialogue. We each play a role in the maintenance of our community standards.

Access the webinar via Zoom


COVID-19 Town Hall

September 10, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Transcript [pdf]


Convocation

August 21, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Transcript [pdf]

Welcome, new Cougs! Convocation is a special event—the official beginning of your academic journey here at WSU.

At University Convocation, faculty and staff will welcome you to the Cougar Family, introduce you to academic and community leaders, and help you get off to a good start in your first semester.

For more information please visit: convocation.wsu.edu


Pullman Community Response to COVID-19

August 19, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Transcript [pdf]


COVID-19 Town Hall

August 19, 2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Transcript [pdf]


WSU Pullman Student Town Hall

August 12, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Live Captions

You’re invited to join WSU’s next interactive, online town hall for students. We will focus on the Coug Experience for fall 2020.

Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of student affairs, will be joined by staff from across campus to answer your questions and showcase opportunities to come together as a Cougar community.


COVID-19 Town Hall

July 31, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Transcript [PDF]


COVID-19 Town Hall

July 24, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Transcript [PDF]


Parent Information Forum

July 2, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Transcript [pdf]


COVID-19 Town Hall

June 24, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Transcript [pdf]

WSU reschedules COVID-19 Town Hall out of respect for statewide day of action

Washington State University has postponed its COVID-19 Town Hall meeting scheduled for Friday, June 12 in recognition of the call by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County for a statewide day of action to support all Black lives in the state of Washington.

The leadership of WSU will be using the time that we would have spent participating in the town hall to engage in personal reflection and self-education on the subject of systemic racism. We encourage you to join us.

There are many resources available online that can help us all learn more about institutional inequality. For example, the Washington Post has compiled a series of stories, videos, photo essays and other materials that explore systemic racism in America. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is one place to start.

Washington State University will host its next COVID-19 Town Hall session on Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. In the meantime, please visit the WSU COVID-19 website for the latest news and information regarding the University’s response to the pandemic.


Parent Information Forum

June 4, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Transcript [PDF]


COVID-19 Town Hall

May 29, 2020
11:00 a.m. – Noon

Transcript (PDF)


COVID-19 Research Online Town Hall

May 19, 2020
11:00 a.m. – Noon

Transcript (PDF)


COVID-19 Town Hall

May 15, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Transcript (PDF)


Parent Information Forum

May 14, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Transcript (PDF)


2020 WSU System-Wide Virtual Celebration

May 9, 2020
10 a.m.

(with Closed Captioning)

(with Sign Language Interpretation and Closed Captioning)

Transcript (PDF)


COVID-19 Town Hall

May 1, 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Transcript (PDF)


WSU Presidential Town Hall – Pullman Community

April 16, 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Transcript (pdf)


COVID-19 Town Hall

April 10, 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Transcript (pdf)


COVID-19 Town Hall

March 27, 2020
11 a.m.-Noon

Transcript (pdf)


Modernization Project Kick-off

February 1, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Modernization Project Kick-off video screen in background, play button in foreground


Victor Saad
Professional Development

November 6, 2018
6:00–7:30 p.m.

Video Placeholder: Victor Saad, Professional Development.


President’s Town Hall:
AOI & Global Campus Students

September 17, 2018
6:00 p.m.


President’s Town Hall:
Non-college affiliated staff and students

September 12, 2018
Noon


University Convocation

August 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Convocation is the official welcome for all new freshman and transfer students as well as new faculty and parents. In many ways this ceremony marks the beginning of your collegiate journey and ushers you into the community of scholars. Some elements of convocation resemble commencement (graduation) which marks the culmination of your education at Washington State University. Students will receive their entering year pin at convocation.

In academia, the word “convocation” refers to a ceremonial assembly of the members of a college or university. Traditionally, academic convocations celebrate special events such as the beginning of the academic year or the anniversary of an institution.

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