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Showcase Schedule


Events throughout the week

Dates, times, and locations may change, so please check this page frequently.

Tues., March 26

State of the University Address

3:10 – 4:10 PM

President Schulz will highlight some of the University’s most noteworthy accomplishments of the past year and discuss the future evolution of the WSU system.

Emerit Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture

Noon- 1:30 PM

Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) 518

An emerit who contributes to academia, the University, the community, and mankind while in retirement delivers the annual lecture.

Wed., March 27

Distinguished Faculty Address

Time: 3:00 PM

Spokane Health Education & Research Building, Room 432 (Spokane Campus)

Address is available both in person and livestreamed. Livestream link coming soon.

The annual Distinguished Faculty Address honors a faculty member who has risen to the front ranks of their discipline through achievements in research, scholarship, and teaching.

Everyone welcome.
Watch live here. 

Three-Minute Thesis

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: WSU Pullman Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building (VBRB), Room 305

Map of location

In this research communication competition, doctoral students have 3 minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. Developed by the University of Queensland in Australia, Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can present them concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Thur., March 28

Academic Showcase

9 AM – Noon

Compton Union Building | Senior Ballroom

This poster session celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and graduate students engaged in WSU’s central mission: the advancement of scholarship, research, and the arts.

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Exposition

9 AM – Noon

Compton Union Building | Senior Ballroom

WSU Pullman graduate and professional students present their original research, scholarship, and/or creative work while competing for $9,600 in awards.

Fri., March 29

Celebrating Excellence Banquet

5 PM

Compton Union Building | Senior Ballroom

Join us in honoring the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. The awards program recognizes distinguished members of the University community.