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WSU adjusts Spring 2021 academic calendar in response to COVID-19

Washington State University is making changes systemwide to its Spring 2021 academic calendar while continuing to offer education primarily at a distance in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Spring 2021 semester will begin on Jan. 19, which is about one week later than previously scheduled. Rather than having a weeklong spring break in March, WSU will set aside three weekdays when classes will not be taught. » More ...

WSU Everett sees fall 2020 enrollment growth

Enrollment across the Washington State University system fell just 1.4% this fall, with record gains in WSU’s online Global Campus helping offset declines at three of the university’s five physical campuses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  WSU Health Sciences Spokane and WSU Everett also saw enrollment increases compared to Fall 2019. Campuses in Pullman, Vancouver and Tri-Cities saw declines.  » More ...

WSU College of Medicine receives accreditation to launch first residency program in Everett

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine today announced that it has earned accreditation to launch its first residency program and is accepting applications immediately. The WSU Internal Medicine Residency Program-Everett, based at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, is a three-year residency training program with a focus on primary care. Sixteen resident positions have been approved for the first year; 12 categorical and four preliminary positions will be welcomed in June 2021 with 12 more added each year over three years to cap at 40 total residency positions when fully supported. » More ...

Cougar plates drive record WSU scholarship support

Washington State University’s Cougar license plate program set another annual record, generating more than $673,000 in scholarship support for WSU students during the 2019-20 fiscal year. This is the highest annual total raised by any specialty plate in the State of Washington. The Cougar license plate has long been the number one specialty plate in the state, with nearly 23,000 crimson plates registered on the road today. » More ...

Welcome to fall semester 2020!

August 17, 2020

Greeting Cougs!

I am so excited to welcome new and returning Cougs to our fall 2020 semester. At WSU Everett, faculty and staff have spent the summer preparing for our first full semester of remote learning. If you were unable to join our virtual town hall last week to discuss some of incredible resources WSU has available to you, please follow this link to watch the recording.

You are part of the Cougar family, and that means you are going to have a Cougar experience. That starts with “Week of Welcome” at Washington State University, beginning with Virtual Bingo Night tonight. View events for the WSU system and WSU Everett campus on our website, the Events tab on our Facebook page, or follow the campus on Instagram and Twitter. Each event is also listed in your campus newsletter, which is delivered every Monday morning.

Being part of the Cougar family also means you will have the support you need to earn your degree. That includes career services from our Student Affairs department, access to the Student Food Pantry by appointment, mental health counseling and Academic Success and Career Center tutoring. Laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots are also available to loan at no cost, and Washington State University led efforts by the state of Washington to develop a network of public Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots. Learn more about your resources here.

This year will be full of learning and growth. When you complete your degree, you will be able to tell employers the obstacles you overcame to achieve your dreams. I promise you, the skills you will gain with us during these trying times are the exact skills they want from a modern employee.

Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Keep up the momentum. Mask up. And Go Cougs!

Dr. Paul Pitre, Chancellor
Washington State University Everett

Career-readiness through cross-disciplinary project-based learning

EVERETT, Wash. - Aug, 5, 2020 - WSU Everett faculty members from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, the Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture and the Carson College of Business observed that several industries challenge Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education to incorporate business and communication experiences to prepare students for the workplace. These recommendations encouraged WSU Everett faculty to design this experiential learning project for students, as highlighted in their research, "STEM-Oriented Alliance for Research (SOAR) An educational model for interdisciplinary project-based learning." The study was presented at the 127th ASEE Annual Conference in June. » More ...

Fall shifting to distanced-learning Cougar experience

To our Cougar community and WSU Everett campus, As Governor Jay Inslee and WSU President Kirk Schulz have shared, the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of our lives. President Schulz recently shared that Washington State University’s fall 2020 semester will be delivered remotely for undergraduate students, with extremely limited exceptions for in-person instruction. » More ...

Research | Securing Solar as the Backbone for Carbon Reduction

Solar is a frequent topic when discussing the world’s clean energy future. Inexpensive renewable electricity from solar is foundational to other carbon-reducing technologies, alternative fuels, and storage options. Data shows that deploying renewables as the primary energy source on the grid and supplementing peak times with fossil fuels can reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions significantly.   There is understandable resistance to change in the utility industry – decades of infrastructure have been optimized for existing energy sources and adding renewables would require adaptation for those sources and the grid system at large. While the outlook on solar energy is very positive, there are significant obstacles to overcome before grid-scale implementations can be the norm.  » More ...

Student Affairs Fall Preview

Dear #EverCougs community, We are so excited to welcome you back to campus this fall! As outlined in the letter from WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre on Thursday, June 25, while campus life will look different, Student Affairs is working hard to ensure you have a great experience outside of the classroom this fall. WSU Everett continues work with local health districts and governments to adapt to guidelines outlined by Governor Inslee. Maintaining the health and safety of our community continues to be our priority. All while providing opportunities to learn, connect, and live the New Coug Experience. Below are a few things you can expect from Student Affairs in the fall. » More ...