DIALOGUE WITH PRESIDENT RAWLINS
Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
firsthand from President Rawlins about important issues for the
University. He will open the dialogue at the Compton Union Building,
Room 125-127. He will provide observations on current topics and
then will welcome your questions and comments. A live videostream
of the discussion will be on the Web. Check the Faculty/Staff or
Current Students page of the WSU Web site for links. You may submit
questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENGAGED: COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE FOR ADULTS
Debra Kollock will host this program designed to motivate,
inspire, and inform adults to think about starting or returning
to college. The goal is to help adult learners overcome the barriers
like financial aid, career goals, finding the right program, and
simply how to get started. Testimonials from successful students
will be interlaced with discussion from a panel of experts. Mark
your calendar for February 6, 6:30-8:00 pm. Satellite: Galaxy 03
(R) 95w, on transponder 04
A comprehensive new survey of Latinos in the United States
reveals an array of attitudes, values and experiences that is distinct
from non-Hispanics. Latinos take different views than non- Hispanics
on what it takes to be successful in a U.S. workplace, and Hispanics
overall show a strong attachment to the Latin American nations where
they or their ancestors were born. While Latinos generally take
a positive view of life in the United States, many express concerns
about the moral values Latino children are acquiring here. The survey
was done by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The complete report, 'The 2002 National Survey of Latinos"
can be viewed at http://www.pewhispanic.org.
The Pew Hispanic Center's mission is to improve understanding of
the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle
Latinos' growing impact on the nation. The Center strives to inform
debate on critical issues through dissemination of its research
to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the
SITE FOR USDA INFORMATIONAL MEETING
U.S. Department of Agriculture is pleased to present a series of
public meetings entitled, Briefing on the 2002 Farm Bill & USDA
Programs and Services.
the request of the Secretary's Office, USDA's National Office of
Outreach and a designated 'host' agency are currently sponsoring
these meetings throughout the U.S. (Virginia, Mississippi. Texas,
Puerto Rico). Risk Management Agency (RMA) has been designated as
host agency for the Pacific Northwest meeting in Pasco, Washington
at the Trade, Recreation, Agriculture Center (TRADE) on Monday,
briefings are designed to highlight changes and new provisions in
the 2002 Farm Bill and to acquaint USDA customers with a wide array
of agency offerings. It will enable the Department to interact with
a broad spectrum of customers, including small farmers, growers,
landowners, municipalities, community-based organizations, and under-served
customers, particularly minorities and women. There are twelve USDA
agencies participating (Agricultural Marketing Service; Agricultural
Research Service; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Cooperative
State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Farm Service Agency;
Food Safety and Inspection Service; Food and Nutrition Service;
Foreign Agricultural Service; Forest Service; Grain Inspection,
Packers & Stockyards Administration; USDA Office of Outreach;
Natural Resources Conservation Service; Risk Management Agency;
and Rural Development). A continental breakfast and lunch will be
provided (free). Agenda and registration is available online at
http://www.usda.gov/da/briefings/briefing.htm or by calling 1-800-880-4183.
Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated for meal count.
DOLLARS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This is a good time of year to make plans for professional
development, including the Galaxy II conference we've mentioned
in previous Extension Updates. Cooperative Extension supports employee
engagement in appropriate out-of-state travel and conferences to
the extent this is part of a professional development plan. Refer
to the "State Support" section in the Policies
and Procedures Web site. Program Directors, District Directors
and Department Chairs will handle requests for additional financial
support of travel to meetings beyond that already budgeted by county,
district, or departmental resources on a case-by-case basis. You
should identify travel for professional development in their Plan
of Action and discuss with your direct supervisors at the time of
your annual review.
ENERGY PROGRAM PRESENTATION TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
January 21st Dave Sjoding, the Acting Director of the Extension
Energy Program, made a presentation to the House Technology, Telecommunications,
and Energy Committee in Olympia. Dave was joined by Jane Yung Dennie
to talk about "The WSU Energy Program A national leader and
catalyst for creating powerful energy solutions
." You can find the PowerPoint presentation posted on the Energy
program Web site. You can listen to the presentation at www.tvw.org.
Congratulations, Dave and everyone at the Extension Energy Program.
SEEKS OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN GRADUATE STUDIES
The Association for Faculty Women (AFW) is now accepting nominations
for its annual awards to outstanding women in graduate studies.
Part and full time students completing their masters or doctoral
degrees in the 2002-2003 academic year (graduation dates December
2002, May 2003, August 2003) are eligible. To nominate a woman for
this honor, please complete the information requested and send it
to both the nominee and the AFW Awards Committee Chair (Valeria
Pietz, email@example.com, campus
must be received by 5:00pm Friday, February 7, 2003.
all nominations have been received, application materials will be
sent to nominees and application and evaluation forms will be also
be available from the AFW Web site www.wsu.edu/afw. Each application
must include the candidate application form, a statement of her
pertinent personal background information and work significance
(2-page limit), a vita, three confidential evaluations, and GPA.
Completed application packets must be received from the nominees
by 5:00pm Friday, February 28, 2003.
10: END OF PAPER PAYSTUBS
This should be a surprise to no one since it was announced in
early December: Washington State University employees who are paid
through direct deposit will no longer receive paper paystub receipts,
starting Feb. 10. Instead, your paystub information will be posted
on a secure university website. This does not apply to people who
receive their paychecks at home through the mail. This move will
save the university roughly $45,000 per year in paper, envelopes,
printing, postage and staff time. And it will provide employees
with an easy-to-manage-and-retrieve data system.
payday, an e-mail message will alert employees that their pay has
been electronically deposited and that their online paystub details
are available via WSU's Payroll and Benefits Services website at
www.wsu.edu/webpbs. Questions questions can be directed to WSU Payroll
Services at 509-335-1277.
exactly do I locate my paycheck information on the Web?
From the WSU home page (www.wsu.edu), select either the home page
for Faculty & Staff or Current Students.
the eInfoCenter button on the top right-hand side of the Web page.
Expand the categories on the eInfoCenter page by clicking on the
words "Expand All Categories" on the top line, top left-hand
side of the screen.
Scroll down to Payroll on the left-hand side of the webpage and
click on "View E/S" to view and/or print your earnings
your network ID and password and click on the OK button.
the pay cycle you want to view and/or print.
will be in Washington DC through January 30th. Linda will be in
Pullman next week.
Linda Kirk Fox, PhD
Acting Dean and Director
Washington State University
PO Box 646230
Pullman WA 99164-6230
(509) 335-2933 Office
(509) 335-9223 Desk/Voicemail
FAX (509) 335-2926