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October 2017

Global Case Competition

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Five teams comprised of WSU students from campuses across the system and a range of disciplines will compete to solve this year’s case, Digital Inequality: Information and Communications Technologies in Tanzania.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Changing Realities of the Virtual and Physical Worlds

October 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As technology develops, how will Artificial Intelligence impact our lives?

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November 2017

Get Research Savvy with Nexis Uni

November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover how the latest database added to the WSU Libraries system, Nexis Uni, can help with your research.  This database provides access to a range of legal and full-text information in a variety of disciplines.

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Parts of a Paper Series: Academic Abstracts

November 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Parts of a Paper Series: Academic Abstracts November 7, 11:00am-1:00pm An academic abstract communicates complex research ideas in a concise form to help the researcher market her work. Conference organizers in their selection process usually apply their evaluation criteria to the abstract. Publishers and researchers use abstracts to sift through copious amount of scholarship. The abstract that you write represents your research and helps you successfully publish papers, participate in conferences, and build your reputation…

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The Biology of Stress and how to Cope with it in your Family

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Everyone experiences stress, and Dr. Sara Waters, researches how that stress functions and impacts the child-parent relationship. 

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Financial Literacy Series: Saving and Investing

November 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Financial Literacy Series: Saving and Investing November 14. 11:00am-1:00pm Mapping out a savings and investing strategy to reach your goals can be very personal. This lesson will help you relate some key topics and questions to your goals, as well as examine your plans and needs through a savings and investing lens. That way, you’ll organize your financial thoughts into a solid, yet flexible strategy. In this lesson, you’ll learn about:  • The differences between…

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Interviewing: The final frontier

November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm As the final step between you and your desired job—the interview—is critically important to prepare for in advance. Chris Miller, Global Campus career counselor, will cover interview preparation techniques, the various types of interviews you may encounter and the do’s and don’ts of interviewing during his webinar at 6:30pm on Nov. 15.  A special highlight will be a tutorial of the new online software, InterviewStream, allowing you a customizable way to practice for interviews…

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Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop

November 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop November 16, 2:00-4:00pm Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training and how to realistically incorporate these practices into your daily life as a graduate student. We will…

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Final Online ’80s Trivia Night

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00pm Remember huge shoulder pads, Pac-Man, the Rubik’s Cube, and big hair? If you remember the 80s like it was yesterday, be sure to join Global Connections for the final Ready Player One themed trivia night at 7 p.m. on November 16. While having read this year’s common reading book may prove helpful, it is not required to participate. Trivia topics include ‘80s Pop Culture, Video Games, Spielberg, Space Age, and Virtual Reality. Here’s how…

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Global Connections Art and Essay Contest Submissions are due!

November 26, 2017

Global Connections is offering two contests exclusively for Global Campus students this semester. Each contest centers around this year’s common reading book, Ready Player One, and has a cash prize of $500.

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Parts of a Paper Series: Introductions

November 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Parts of a Paper Series: Introductions November 28, 11:00am-1:00pm In this workshop, you will learn about the elements of a good introduction to a research paper; you will also have a chance to work on your own writing in small groups and with the help of a GPWC facilitator. This session is designed for graduate students who are working on a research paper — for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please…

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The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

November 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. Do you know all your financial aid options? How about how enrollment can impact your aid?  Join Maja Gillespie and Andy Lehr for a webinar highlighting the different types of financial aid, including scholarships, and the support available to you from WSU Student Financial Services.  The fundamental process of submitting your FAFSA or WASFA, and their fast-approaching deadlines, will also be covered. Bring your financial aid…

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Effective Communication Webinar

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Effective Communication Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. Each day you may interact with a variety of people you have relationships with: co-workers, romantic partners, family members, supervisors, and friends.  Communication is key to maintain positive relationships with all of these people in your life. Sara Wynne, WSU Health Educator, will guide webinar participants through methods to improve their communication skills by identifying different communication styles, avoiding common errors in communication, and employing assertive communication techniques in difficult situations.…

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December 2017

The Cheeky Scientist Series: Networking and Referrals

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: The Cheeky Scientist Series: Networking and Referrals December 2, 10:00am-12:00pm   This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use…

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De-Stress Yoga with Joanne Greene

December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Take a 45-minute break from your busy week to de-stress and practice self-care with Joanne Greene, registered yoga instructor and WSU UREC Program Director. In this workshop at 6:30 p.m. on December 5, Joanne will introduce mindfulness and meditation techniques while integrating them in a short yoga practice that aims to improve participant’s moods through mindfulness and movement. After the workshop, you’ll walk away with several exercises and methods to help you de-stress in the future. Register for the live,…

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January 2018

Online Fiction Book Club: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

January 3- February 13, 2018 Jump into Neil Gaiman’s mysterious, dark world of American Gods with fellow Global Campus students during Global Campus Connections’ Online Fiction Book Club. Join Global Connections program coordinator—and book enthusiast--- Kaitlin Hennessy to discuss the novel that has been described as “A fascinating tale…by turns thoughtful, hilarious, disturbing, uplifting, horrifying and enjoyable—and sometimes all at once, in a curious sort of way.” The first 20 students who sign up for the online book club will…

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Know your Student Rights: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As a Washington State University student, you have rights and resources that protect you and can address discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct as you pursue your education. At 6 p.m. on January 11, Holly Ashkannejhad from WSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity will cover the University’s policies prohibiting these acts as well as available reporting, safety, medical, and university resources. Register for the live webinar

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Test Taking Strategies for Global Campus Students

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are just starting out as an online student or you are in your final classes, start off your semester armed with information on what to expect when taking tests and gain concrete strategies to prepare for exams by attending this Global Connections webinar at 6:30 p.m. on January 17.  James Bledsoe, Senior Career Advisor, will provide valuable information on everything managing from test anxiety to common student errors during exams and…

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The 31st Annual MLK Community Celebration with Shaun King

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Since 1986, the first year of the Martin Luther King holiday, Washington State University has held an annual program to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The annual celebration highlights the work and service of WSU community members contributing to social justice through arts, leadership, and volunteerism. Shaun King, prominent journalist and activist, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the community celebration.  As the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a regular…

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How to Write an Effective Scholarship Essay

January 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Prepare yourself to write compelling scholarship essays with help from April Seehafer, Director of WSU’s Distinguished Scholarships Program.  At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, in a livestreamed presentation, April will cover how to compose an effective scholarship essay and provide suggestions on how to ask for letters of recommendation. She will also share ways to further develop your portfolio for the future. Register for the Scholarship Writing livestream

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Technology Tutorial of VoiceThread and Panopto

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to use the media-capture tools VoiceThread and Panopto with help from WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation professionals, Mary Packer and Theron Desrosier. VoiceThread and Panopto are two software programs popularly used for online discussions, projects, and collaborations in and outside of the course space.  During this live webinar at 6 p.m. on January 25, Mary and Theron will show students how to get started using these interactive programs and answer questions about their features. Register for the VoiceThread…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Methods and Results

January 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on methods and results in a research paper. This session is designed mostly for graduate students in the STEM disciplines who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please bring a draft of your work. You will have a chance to work on your own writing in small groups and with the help of a GPWC facilitator. Register…

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Checklist for Graduation

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get all the information you need to be prepared to graduate and participate in commencement, and learn the difference between the two, during this live Global Connections webinar. Chrisi Kincaid, Global Campus Academic Advisor, will walk you through everything from how to track your graduation requirements to applying to graduate, and address frequently asked questions about commencement. Join this webinar at 6: 30 p.m. on January 30 so you can know what to expect on the road to graduation. Register…

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Super Bowl Apps and Fan Food with Chef Jamie Callison

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fuel your Super Bowl party with hardy snacks to keep your guests cheering all day!  Learn how to make Crimson Fire Cheese Jalapeño Poppers, Sesame- Ginger Chicken Wings, Cougar Gold Cheese Stuffed Potatoes and Corn Dog Pops with WSU’s own Executive Chef Jamie Callison during this live, online cooking demonstration at 6 p.m. on January 31.  Best of all, each of these recipes can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy game day with your team. Register for…

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February 2018

Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Public speaking, interviews, meetings, presentations...these events can be terrifying and nerve-wracking.  Do you ever find yourself out of breath and unable to speak? In this workshop we will explore strategies to put you at ease and help you find strength in these moments.  By working with voice and breath, you will learn to communicate more effectively with those around you. Register for the livestream on the PDI CougSync Page

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The Other 98%: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Students

February 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Sometimes we get so caught up in ourselves and the perfect time to do things, but I realized there isn’t a perfect time. After many discussions, I decided to make this book more about you. I want to share my story with you, while also giving you the blueprint to create your own story by becoming the student-athlete entrepreneur. I have played basketball since the age of 9, and have created traits within playing that have helped mold me to…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk about types of data and we can say and cannot say about the different types of data.  Some of the topics we will cover are given below. …

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Boeing Speaker Series: Aerospace Marketing with David A. Okrent

February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Boeing Speaker Series is designed as a professional development opportunity for students who are part of the Boeing Mentorship program. However, anyone is invited to attend these interactive, live WebX presentations. The speakers are all Boeing professionals and they speak on a variety of topics related to the aeronautics industry or Boeing specifically. Anyone who is interested in Boeing and/or aeronautics will find the talks interesting and will gain insight. Please follow the below directions to join the event…

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The Plant-Based Diet

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Find out what is a Plant-Based Diet and its potential benefits during the next Global Connections webinar with Registered Dietitian Alice Ma from WSU Dining Services. Alice will also address the common concern of how to get plant-based sources of protein, iron, calcium and other nutrients in your diet.  Participants who attend the webinar at 6:30 p.m. on February 7 will get ideas and resources for incorporating plant-based ingredients and recipes into their meals as well as have the opportunity…

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Build your Work Experience with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and Teach for America

February 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The paid service programs AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and Teach for America can offer college graduates positions to develop their professional skill set and build work experience.  A wide-range of majors can find opportunities through these programs in nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and community groups in the U.S. and abroad. At 5 p.m. on February 8, WSU Career Consultant at the Carson College of Business Center for Student Success, Leanne Ralstin will cover each of these unique service programs’ different goals,…

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Writing Workshop Series: Writer’s Block and Writing Strategies

February 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

For this highly hands-on workshop, expect to learn strategies to employ while pre-writing, writing, and revising documents, such as journal articles, your thesis, or even a short email. This workshop is intended for students who know what they need to write and have done the necessary research but may be struggling with getting words on paper or making sure the words on the paper are the ones they really want. Particular focus will be given to practicing the strategies, so…

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One Billion Rising Zumba Dance Class

February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the global movement to stop violence against women. One Billion Rising is a dance event celebrated around the world that raises awareness to end violence against women and girls.  You are invited to join WSU University Recreation’s One Billion Rising Dance via livestream at 6 p.m. on February 14 as we rise, release, and dance, in a one-hour long free Zumba class.  One Billion Rising began on Valentine’s Day 2012 as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that…

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Student Conduct Task Force Recommendations Information Session

February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Washington State University Student Conduct Process Task Force has submitted 32 recommendations designed to make the university’s student conduct process reflect best practices nationally. The recommendations are part of the report that the task force — comprised of 17 WSU faculty, staff, students and alumni — recently wrote after finishing a year-long, comprehensive review of the current student conduct process. The report was submitted Jan. 22 to WSU President Kirk Schulz. The recommendations address a variety of topics, ranging from improving…

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Financial Literacy Series: Credit and Debt

February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Credit can be a very useful part of your financial toolkit if you develop good habits. That enticing credit card offer in your mailbox may sound perfect, but it could actually be the opposite. This lesson will help you approach credit decisions in a positive way so your decisions support your personal life choices. In this lesson, you’ll learn about: • Why credit equals debt. • The components of a credit report. • Different credit types. • How to build…

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WSU Alumni Virtual Mixer

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connect with other WSU alumni in an online, speed-networking forum with convenience and ease. This is a great opportunity to expand your career contacts and grow your network with Cougs in your city and across the country. During the event you will be paired with multiple participants for several rounds of timed, text-based chats that will allow you to expand your personal and professional networks. Discussion topics can range from career opportunities to restaurant recommendations. The time is yours, so…

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Leadership Workshop Series: Understanding the Tides of Transition

February 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You’ve undoubtedly heard the catchphrase “the only constant is change.”  You’ve likely paid the price when transitions were poorly managed by you or others.  Whether the change is personal (new apartment or different relationship) or professional (institutional, departmental, global), this workshop offers a simple yet profound way to understand and appreciate transitions such that you can move through the next chapter of uncertainty with understanding, empathy and ease. Register for the livestream on the PDI CougSync Page

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The Impacts of Childhood Trauma

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Sara Waters, WSU Human Development professor, will examine the issue of trauma and the mental as well as physical health outcomes associated with childhood trauma. Join Dr. Waters’ webinar at 7 p.m. on February 21 to further explore how people who experienced childhood trauma may improve health outcomes and how we can prevent trauma from occurring. Register for the free webinar using the below form.

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Discover the Databases of WSU Libraries

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a more efficient researcher by investing thirty minutes on February 22, at 6:30 p.m.  You will learn about the databases available to you at WSU and how to strategically search for sources in them. Erica England, WSU Global Library Liaison, will show students how to locate and identify subject-specific databases then use search methods to find materials that will be applicable to their research question.  During this webinar, Erica will highlight multi-disciplinary databases like JSTOR, and will demonstrate how…

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Fitness Myths

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In today’s world there are many popular facts and fictions on how you can train your body to be healthier, stronger, or faster.  Will doing dozens of crunches every day give you the strongest core?  Is hitting that killer cardio class the key to losing those last few suborn pounds?  Join Master Trainer and WSU Fitness Coordinator Ramon Sodano for an in-depth look into common fitness truths and myths during his one hour webinar.  Bring your own exercise questions to…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Discussion and Conclusion

February 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on discussion and conclusion in a research paper. This session is designed for graduate students who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please bring a draft of your work. You will have a chance to work on your own writing in small groups and with the help of a GPWC facilitator. Register for the livestream on…

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Resume Writing with Chris Miller

February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Your resume is your first, and often your only, time to get noticed by a potential employer. Chris Miller, WSU Global Campus Career Counselor, will cover the crucial do’s and don’ts of resume and cover letter writing at 6:30 p.m. on February 27.  Resources for developing strong resume content and a participant activity will be included in this live webinar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm8NfeBRMlQ Register for this webinar and event updates using the below form.

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March 2018

The Cheeky Scientist Series: LinkedIn Presence

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job seeking/transition process. Hiring managers use LinkedIn to determine whether they will bring in a candidate for an interview, this topic will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used to strategically maximize it’s impact. In addition, we will show candidates how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search, and sell themselves to perspective employers. Register for the livestream on the PDI CougSync Page

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Women Leaders and their Stories Panel

March 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Women Leaders and their Stories Panel will be a livestreamed mentorship event to inspire students beyond the classroom as they pursue their careers and futures.  At 6 p.m. on March 6, join this panel of five professional women from diverse backgrounds to gain perspective on pathways towards leadership and community engagement.  Each member will discuss what they do, how they got there, and what enables them to succeed.  The audience will have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions of…

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Boeing Speaker Series: Eco Demonstrator with Christin Datz

March 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Boeing Speaker Series is designed as a professional development opportunity for students who are part of the Boeing Mentorship program. However, anyone is invited to attend these interactive, live WebX presentations. The speakers are all Boeing professionals and they speak on a variety of topics related to the aeronautics industry or Boeing specifically. Anyone who is interested in Boeing and/or aeronautics will find the talks interesting and will gain insight. Please follow the below directions to join the event…

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Using Google Scholar for Research Webinar

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Different than your standard Google search, Google Scholar can be used to cast a wide net to find peer-reviewed scholarly papers.  Search across a variety of disciplines to discover e-books, academic articles, court opinions and more to broaden your pool of research.  Attend this live online tutorial at 6:30 p.m. on March 8 to find out how Google Scholar can aid your research process and how to access full-text publications you find through Google Scholar. Register for this webinar and…

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Career Mentors

March 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Succeeding in today’s competitive career environment demands experience and know-how that eludes even the most sophisticated students.  A career mentor can help give critical insight and guidance to students looking to build a professional network and learn from a professional in the field.  Join Leanne Ralstin, Career Consultant for the Carson College of Business Center for Student Success, for a livestreamed event on how to find a mentor, how to develop that relationship, and what to expect from the experience. Register…

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Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture with Joe Berger

March 22, 2018 @ 1:25 pm - 2:40 pm

The Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to give students the chance to hear from top Hospitality Business Management industry professionals.  The WSU School of Hospitality Management is honored to have Joe Berger as the next presenter for this annual series.  Berger is executive vice president and president of Americas for Hilton.  He is responsible for the operations functions of over 350 corporately managed Hilton hotels and Hilton Grand Vacation resorts throughout North, Central and South America. During Berger’s livestreamed presentation,…

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Writing Workshop Series: Literature Reviews

March 23, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Literature reviews provide a framework for critically situating your research in the larger scholarly conversation. This hands-on workshop will review resources and strategies for conducting literature reviews. Register for the livestream on the PDI CougSync Page  

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State of the University Address

March 27, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Please join President Kirk Schulz and the WSU community statewide for the president’s annual State of the University address. The address is one of the kickoff events of WSU’s 2018 Showcase activities—the annual celebration of the excellence of the University’s faculty, staff, and students. The past year has been marked by remarkable achievements across the University’s statewide enterprise. From record-breaking enrollment to major steps forward in advancing health care, from unparalleled success in the athletic arena to WSU’s growing presence…

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Online Trivia Night: The 1990s

March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet other Global Campus students and test your knowledge during the next online trivia night!  The student selected topic this session is the 1990s!   Prove how well you remember the decade that gave us grunge, the World Wide Web, and Dolly the sheep at 7 p.m. on March 27. Here’s how it works: Participants will be randomly placed into virtual teams with fellow Global students. Teams will be given a question and can collaborate to determine their answer by mic…

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Productive Workplace Feedback

March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Julia Schonert, instructor at WSU’s Carson College of Business and senior organizational development consultant, to learn the simple principles expert communicators use to improve communication through regular feedback. With the skills you gain from this live webinar, you’ll never have to avoid telling someone “the truth” again.  At 6:30 p.m. on March 28, learn what feedback is, how to receive it, how to give feedback to superiors, peers and direct reports, and how to reduce defensiveness.  You’ll also learn…

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Financial Literacy Series: Loan Repayment

March 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You borrowed money to pay for school, and now you’re in debt. Don’t worry— there are plenty of ways to face it head- on. (Debt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.) This lesson will help you fully understand your options so repayment will feel moremanageable. In this lesson, you’ll learn about: • Your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. • Your repayment plan options. • How your payments relate to your spending plan. • Solutions to repayment…

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April 2018

Week of Women in STEM: Keynote Speech by Gerri Martin-Flickinger

April 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The distinguished keynote speaker of WSU’s Week of Women in STEM is Gerri Martin-Flickinger, the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Starbucks.  Under her leadership, Starbucks Technology is focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based and digital solutions that empower partners and delight customers globally.  Prior to Starbucks, Gerri served as Chief Information Officer at Adobe, VeriSign, Network Associates, Inc. and McAfee Associates, Inc.  A '85 graduate of WSU with a B.S. in Computer Science, Gerri will discuss how she overcame…

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WiSTEM Panel Discussion

April 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

At 5 p.m. on April 4, the Week of Women in STEM Panel Discussion will address topics from how to get started in the field to tips on work-life balance.  This livestreamed panel will be moderated by Dr. Noel Schulz, a professor in the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the university’s First Lady. The panelists include: Tiffany Ludka-Gaulke, MD, Physician at Providence Medical Group, WSU alumna, ‘04 Honors and Neuroscience D. Joshi, PhD, Professor and Chair,…

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Bringing VR Experiences to the World: A Journey from WSU to Silicon Valley

April 5, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Jay and Uma Jayaram, former WSU professors, will return to campus to present the Lanning Lecture for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at 3:10 p.m. on April 5. The Jayarams will discuss the extension of their research into virtual reality (VR) technologies to form their company VOKE VR, which they sold to Intel in November 2016. This company, now known as True VR, immerses viewers at live events such as football games, fashion shows, and concerts, and…

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WSU Accreditation Open Forums

April 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Representatives from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will visit Washington State University April 9–11 for an onsite accreditation review. WSU graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend their respective open forum, which will allow for a unique opportunity to meet with the Evaluation Committee. Both forums will be livestreamed for Global Campus students to participate. WSU Accreditation Open Forums Livestreamed on Monday, April 9 Graduate students: 2:00-2:45 p.m. (PT) Undergraduate students: 3:30-4:15 p.m. (PT) Participate online via…

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Online Fiction Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Run away to the circus of 1932 by reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen with fellow Global Campus students. Join Global Connections program coordinator— and book enthusiast— Kaitlin Hennessy to discuss this novel during the Online Fiction Book Club.  The Washington Post promises that “You’ll get lost in the tatty glamour of Gruen’s meticulously researched world, from spangled equestrian pageantry and the sleazy side show to an ill-fated night at a Chicago speak-easy.” The first 15 WSU Global Campus…

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The Psychology of Grit and Resilience

April 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The concepts of grit and resilience have gained popularity in mainstream culture—but how can you develop these traits to achieve your own ambitions and aspirations? At 6 p.m. on April 10, WSU Psychology Professor Paul Kwon will share research which identifies factors that can increase psychological resilience. Dr. Kwon will explore methods you can use to persevere in pursuing your life goals despite obstacles that may arise, how to identify values important to you, and how to translate these values into goals.…

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Boeing Speaker Series: Horizon X- The Future….Today with Justin O’Brien

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Boeing Speaker Series is designed as a professional development opportunity for students who are part of the Boeing Mentorship program. However, anyone is invited to attend these interactive, live WebX presentations. The speakers are all Boeing professionals and they speak on a variety of topics related to the aeronautics industry or Boeing specifically. Anyone who is interested in Boeing and/or aeronautics will find the talks interesting and will gain insight. Justin is a Middle Eastern and Africa Country Manager…

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Preparing for Law School

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you thought about attending Law School?  Join Kristi Denney, attorney and co-director of the WSU Pre- Law Resource Center, to find out if Law School is a good option for you.  Kristi will cover what the law school application process entails and discuss career options for those who hold a Juris Doctor degree.  During the webinar at 6 p.m. on April 11, you’ll learn how to make yourself a good candidate for law school and how the Pre-Law Resource…

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Career Personality Assessment: Interpreting your Jungian Type

April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore how personality plays a role in career development with Chris Miller, Global Campus career counselor, at 6:30 p.m. on April 12. Find out how to interpret your 4-letter Jungian Type to look at how these types of personality assessments can help you with planning, decision-making and professional communication in your career.  Limitations of such assessments will also be discussed during the webinar. Participants should complete the free personality assessment before attending. Attend the webinar using this link. Or register…

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The Cheeky Scientist Series: Interviewing and Negotiating

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This topic discusses the strategy of interviewing beyond just answering questions. There is an entire process of preparation for an interview, beside learning how to answer interview questions. We will detail the entire interview preparation that is required for professionals to demonstrate they are invaluable to a company; from the research to the categories of interview questions, and the best ways to respond. Most jobseekers don’t negotiate even though companies expect them to negotiate. We will cover how companies start negotiations long before the candidate realizes, to condition the candidate for…

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Warm Up like a Champ

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Regardless of your fitness level, if you want to be stronger, faster, or leaner then it is key to warm up before you workout. This often overlooked component of healthy exercise is also crucial to preventing injury. Master Trainer and Coordinator of Fitness Services at Washington State University, Ramon Sodano, will walk you step by step through his research-based four part warm up protocol during his next live online event.  Join Global Connections at 6:30pm on April 18 to learn…

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From Traditionalists to Generation Z: Generational Differences in Psychology

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6 p.m. A regular topic around the dinner table and in social scientists’ research, the differences in behavioral, emotional and social characteristics between generations is a subject that fascinates many.  At 6 p.m. on April 19, participants will learn what social scientists have observed about how our personalities are, and are not, influenced by when we were born. During this webinar, Dr. Chris Barry from WSU’s Department of Psychology will discuss three primary perspectives on generational…

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Writing Workshop Series: Reference Management Software

April 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley. Register for the livestream on the PDI CougSync Page

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“But I Liked Your Post?!”: Shallow Political Engagement in the Era of Transitory Communication and a Dialogue about Democratic Engagement

April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Political engagement in the United States seems to be nose diving in terms of voting, but protest over politics seems to be on the increase, particularly in digital space. Building on his research and teaching, Dr. Richard Pineda, director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, offers insight into what has created the intersection of shallow political engagement with visceral public reaction and a growing gap in citizens’ understanding of civic…

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Online Fiction Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Run away to the circus of 1932 by reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen with fellow Global Campus students. Join Global Connections program coordinator— and book enthusiast— Kaitlin Hennessy to discuss this novel during the Online Fiction Book Club.  The Washington Post promises that “You’ll get lost in the tatty glamour of Gruen’s meticulously researched world, from spangled equestrian pageantry and the sleazy side show to an ill-fated night at a Chicago speak-easy.” The first 15 WSU Global Campus…

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May 2018

Online Fiction Book Club: The Circle by Dave Eggers

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enter the ranks of the Circle, a corporate internet titan, for a suspenseful story to start your summer reading with the Online Fiction Book Club. Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “A vivid, roaring dissent to the companies that have coaxed us to disgorge every thought and action onto the Web . . . Carries the potential to change how the world views its addicted, compliant thrall to all things digital.” Join Global Connections program coordinator— and book enthusiast—…

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Online Fiction Book Club: The Circle by Dave Eggers

May 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enter the ranks of the Circle, a corporate internet titan, for a suspenseful story to start your summer reading with the Online Fiction Book Club. Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “A vivid, roaring dissent to the companies that have coaxed us to disgorge every thought and action onto the Web . . . Carries the potential to change how the world views its addicted, compliant thrall to all things digital.” Join Global Connections program coordinator— and book enthusiast—…

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November 2018

Fear Less Do More

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

This presentation will address your own soonish future by changing your perception of fear and inspiring you to take action. Michelle Poler’s humorous and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. Using authentic storytelling, engaging visuals, and drawing from her “100 Days Without Fear” project, Poler shows how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential. One of her key findings lies in Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” where she uncovered how needs not…

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January 2019

Paul Rucker Lecture

January 14 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject. This event was not recorded.

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Behind Happy Faces

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest speaker and mental health advocate Ross Szabo presents “Behind Happy Faces”. Understand and take charge of your mental health! Join us on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. for an inspirational talk, empowering you to strengthen your mental health and reduce the stigma of illness. Watch Now

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The History of Outdoor Recreation, Leadership and Education

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

From the early days of Kurt Hahn’s Outward Bound program in the early 1940’s, whose goal it was to increase the survival chances of young sailors, to the modern experiential education movement, we’ll outline the progression through the important people and organizations that championed this industry. Watch Now!

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February 2019

Atomic Comics

February 5 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Mark O’English (WSU Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections) at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, for “Atomic Comics: Evolving Depictions of Science in Comic Books and Popular Culture.” This presentation will address the history of how nuclear issues have been portrayed (and mis-portrayed) in comic books on the last 60 years. Once the shining savior of humanity, nuclear power has moved, sometimes dramatically, sometimes gradually, to generally being viewed as a mistake. O’English will look not at the science…

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How to maintain your New Year’s Resolution

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you feel like you lack the motivation necessary to turn your new year’s resolutions into solutions? In this webinar we will discuss the fundamentals of behavior change, goal setting, and the six dimensions of wellbeing in order to give you the tools you need to start on and maintain your goals for this year. These techniques can be applied to your life whether you are new to health and fitness, seeking to supplement current knowledge, or have a chronic…

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A Meal to Fall in Love with

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison and learn how to cook the perfect romantic meal, just in time for Valentine’s Day. During the webinar, he’ll show you how to prepare delicious appetizers, the perfect salad, a homemade pasta dish and delectable desserts. Jamie is known for his unique ability to take a menu items that seem difficult to prepare, such as homemade pasta, and show how simple and easy they really are.   Watch Now

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REC Day Kickboxing

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

In a live session that is sure to pack a punch, UREC Instructors Mykala and Katie will guide you through non-contact boxing drills, which include strength training and cardio. All fitness levels and experiences welcome and no equipment needed! Let’s get ready to work hard, sweat, and have lots of fun! Join us on Friday, February 22, 5:00–5:50 p.m. Watch Now

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March 2019

On the Power of Memoir: Writing Black Lives into the Future

March 19 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m. when we are pleased to welcome Darnell Moore to WSU to share his work with social justice issues and the developments he has made in the U.S. and abroad. Darnell L. Moore is the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. He is currently Head of Strategy and Programs at Breakthrough US and is the former Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS (an iOne digital platform) and…

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WSU Week of Women in STEM

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a Week of Women in STEM online. This week filled with special events serves to empower women and girls to expand their professional goals and stimulate interest in the growing STEM community.  Join us for the WiSTEM Smart Tech Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. This panel is in collaboration with Common Reading. Diane Cook, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Shelley Fritz, Nursing Watch now

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April 2019

Growing Wild: Five Healing Herbs to Know

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Curious about the medicinal herbs growing wild in the Pacific Northwest? Join herbalist Kelly Ann Nickerson, MS, who was born and raised on Fidalgo Island, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, as we go in depth on the identification, medicinal virtues, and administration routes of useful and abundant healing plants of this region. Watch Now!  

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WSU Online MBA Information Session

April 17 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm

You are invited to our live webcast on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m.—reserve your virtual seat today! During this webcast, you will hear about the online MBA program and student experience from the Associate Dean of Professional Programs in the Carson College of Business, Cheryl Oliver. You will also hear from a member of our admissions team, Enrollment Advisor, Ryan Rukhaberlen. Presenters: Cheryl Oliver and Ryan Rukhaberlen The WSU Online MBA information session will feature: WSU  Online MBA  program overview. WSU  Enrollment Advisor.…

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Lying to Myself with Ryan Leaf

April 19 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Friday, April 19, 3-4 p.m., for Lying to Myself with Ryan Leaf. Ryan Leaf is a former Coug and NFL Football player who will be speaking about his journey towards self-discovery. He is an advocate for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. Ryan works to destigmatize mental and behavioral health illnesses and says, “asking for help is a sign of…

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May 2019

How to Become an Insurance Agent

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. for an in depth look at what it takes to work in the insurance industry. We will cover licensing requirements, how the income structure works, independent agents vs. captive agents, a look into Farmers Insurance, etc. Our presenters are Ty Peck, who has been with Farmers for 5 years in various roles ranging from sales to training, and Brittany Sorley, who was been with Farmers for 1½ years as the Recruiting…

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Hip-Hop Majorette with Krimson Kouture ft. Vashti B.

May 29 @ 5:20 am - 6:20 pm
Free

Join this live-stream and learn fun moves with fellow WSU students. Hip-Hop Majorette is a high-energy, lyrical, synchronized dance style that incorporates ballet, jazz, modern dance, hip-hop, and gymnastics. Led by WSU’s very own Krimson Kouture dance team who specializes in this style and advocates for self-expression and diversity, this beginner class will teach basic majorette routines and choreography, all with hip-hop flair, confidence, and sass. No prior experience needed; all are welcome to let loose and have fun! Watch…

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July 2019

Bear Conservation and Research at Washington State University

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us and we’ll introduce you to the bears on campus at Washington State University in Pullman, WA and talk about the research we do on that has helped conserve bear populations world-wide. Get an up-close view of the bears, see their personalities, and learn about how we work together to accomplish our research–from how to train a bear for voluntary blood draws, to how bear research might be able to help astronauts survive space travel, to unlocking potential cures…

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August 2019

Military and Veterans Global Campus Info Session

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join WSU Global Grad and Veteran Jeff Willadsen and Admission Counselor Emily Chandler to explore all that WSU Global Campus has to offer for active duty military members, veterans, reservists and military families. Among other topics, we’ll discuss military and veteran educational benefits, how to use your military experience as transfer credit, WSU Veterans Affairs resources, and more. We’ll also cover the admission process, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and what to expect as an online WSU student. This session…

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Military and Veterans Student Success Info Session

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join WSU Global Grad and Veteran Jeff Willadsen and Assistant Director of Student Services, Joy Thompson as they discuss how WSU students who are active duty military members, veterans, reservists, or military family members can better reach their academic goals and achieve college success. They’ll cover a wide range of topics including degree planning, academic advising, veterans’ financial benefits, and what to do if you an active duty member or reservist who is unexpectedly called on to deploy. They will…

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September 2019

Designing a Mobile App to Assist Refugees

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Chien-Yi Chu and Ayad Rahmani from WSU’s school of Design and Construction as they discuss a mobile app concept they designed to help refugees in the United Kingdom. In the future, they hope the app will assist refugees as they assimilate to their new home, navigate their first days in unfamiliar surroundings, and become a part of their local community. Watch this event!

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CPA Exam Review Course Panel Discussion

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Representatives from some of the leading CPA exam review courses will present information on the CPA exam, how to study and prepare for the exam and how to register and sign up for the exam.  If you plan to take the CPA exam, this information will be extremely helpful in setting you up for success. Join us with your CPA questions. Presenter information coming soon. . .  Watch today!

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Common Reading Series Through Western Eyes: Humanitarian Communication and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Irom will talk about the Western media coverage of the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis that originated in Myanmar and has now spilled over into the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Malaysia.  The presentation will explore media coverage of “distant suffering” as a cultural product that draws on earlier iconographies, ideologies, and relationships of dominance.  How does the media build proximity and distance between spectators and people they will never meet? This central question will be explored by…

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Study Abroad for Global Campus Business Students

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you interested in study abroad? Come learn about all the different opportunities available to Global Campus business students. We’ll talk about short term opportunities, summer programs, scholarships, and more! Courtney has been helping Carson College of Business students study abroad for three years. Before coming to CCB she received her Masters in International Education Management and worked supporting international experiences for students in Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Courtney has traveled to Italy, France, Ireland, Greece, Chile, Jamaica, Costa…

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Careers for Sociologists or Social Scientists

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What are the careers sociology or social science majors pursue?  What skills and knowledge should I focus on communicating in my resume?  How do I craft a meaningful cover letter?  If these questions have been on your mind, please join Sarah Whitley in this webinar to further your knowledge on the types of careers you can pursue with a sociology or social science degree.  Sarah Whitley, has serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Career and Professionalization Advisor for the…

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Virtual WSU Global Campus Town Hall

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Dave Cillay, Vice President of Academic Outreach and Innovation, and ASWSU Global, your student government, for a virtual town hall! Get your questions answered, share your thoughts, and express your comments about WSU’s Global Campus and it’s offerings!  They are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on September 25th at 6:30 p.m. (PDT)! Any current student in attendance will be entered to win a grand prize!  David R. Cillay is the Vice President of Academic Outreach and…

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Protein 101

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In today’s day and age there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to nutrition, especially protein.  While protein is an essential macronutrient of the body it is often over consumed and misunderstood.  Alas, let us at wellbeing help you!  Join Master Trainer, and WSU Kinesiology Instructor Ramon Sodano during this live stream to learn the ins and outs of protein.  Topics will include what protein does, why it’s needed, how to identify proper daily intake, types of proteins…

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October 2019

Business Technology Symposium 2019

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The annual Business Technology Symposium convenes a panel of technology executives from leading enterprises. Panelists discuss current and emerging issues facing information technology leaders. Presenters: Brian Abrahamson, Chief Information Officer at Pacific North West Laboratories and Joan Qafoku, Senior Consultant, Cybersecurity at KPMG Register today!

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Common Reading Series: Reading by Terese Marie Mailhot

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson and the U.S. Congress passed the Removal Act, a bill that forced Native Americans to leave the United States and settle in the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River, effectively turning them into asylum seekers in their own land. This history of being forced-refugees is still on the minds of many tribal members in the U.S., including artists and writers. Join our livestream as visiting writer, Terese Marie Mailhot reads from Heart Berries and answer questions.…

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Pacific Northwest Conference 2019: Unify to Lead

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference is the largest student leadership conference in the region, bringing hundreds of students together to develop effective leadership skills. Participants engage in workshops that match their interests, current leadership roles or future opportunities.  Join as as we livestream the Keynote speaker, Justin Jones-Fosu and other workshop presenters. Register today!

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Jazz Band I Concert

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Global Connections on October 08, at 7:30 p.m. as we enjoy the sounds of the Jazz Band I. The Washington State University School of Music is excited to announce that student ensemble performances this semester will be available via livestream. Dean Luethi, director of the School of Music, notes “We want to make the WSU Pullman Music experience available to everyone, whether you live in Pullman, graduated from WSU, have children performing on our stages, are thinking about pursuing…

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Find the Right Career 2019

October 9 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

After you’ve started your degree you still have many career options to consider. How do you find a career that balances your interests, skills, and values without hours of online browsing and randomly applying for jobs? Chris Miller is the WSU Global Campus career counselor. He earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Washington State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gonzaga University. His career counseling training was completed through the career center at WSU, and he…

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Common Reading Series: The Evolution of Between-Community Relationships in Humans

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you read the news, you might be left thinking that humans are a xenophobic and parochial species. If we actually look at the data, however, we see a very different picture: our species can be both very tolerant and very aggressive toward members of other communities. Why is that? How did humans come to be that way? Rewinding from 2019 to two million years ago, Dr. Anne Pisor walks through the forces of natural selection that favored so much…

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