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Showcase 2020 Schedule


Events throughout the week

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

Wed., March 25

Distinguished Faculty Address


More information will follow soon.

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

Everyone welcome. Reservations are appreciated. Register for the event by Wednesday, March 4.

Food and drink available during the presentation. Reception will immediately follow the address.

Three-Minute Thesis


The Three-Minute Thesis competition will be conducted online. Awardees will be announced in late March. Videos of contestants will be released publicly at that time.

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 26

Academic Showcase


More information will follow soon.

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. Work will be on display for the campus community to view.

GPSA Research Exposition


More information will follow soon.

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

Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture


More information will follow soon.

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Don Matteson will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Mad Chemist’s Partnership with Graduate Students.”

Professor Matteson is the 2020 recipient of the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award.

Fri., March 27


COVID-19 Online Town Hall

(State of the University Event)

11 a.m.

The COVID-19 Town Hall (State of the University Address) has been rescheduled to Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m. President Schulz will deliver it exclusively to an online audience.  Join the Town Hall here.

RSVP with your plans to attend.

Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors


Join us in honoring the diverse publishing achievements of WSU faculty, students, staff, alumni, and retirees. This event recognizes those who have authored/co-authored or edited a book (including ebooks) within the past year.

Celebrating Excellence Banquet


More information will follow soon.

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

Reservations required. Space is limited. Reserve seats by Friday, March 13.
Business attire suggested.

Mon., March 30

Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA)


More information will follow soon.

Look, listen, and learn from WSU undergraduate students engaged in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. Freshmen through seniors in all disciplines compete for awards by sharing original contributions to their fields. The public is invited to attend.