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College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome, New Cougs!

We’re excited you are part of the WSU College of Arts and Sciences family! Please join us on Zoom for the CAS Kick-Off on Thursday, August 20, at 2:00 p.m. for an opportunity to meet the dean and other campus leaders who will play an important role in guiding you toward personal, academic, and professional success.

Many of our academic units are also hosting online open houses throughout the Week of Welcome. Stop in at any (or all!) of them to learn about degree programs and student clubs, meet faculty and staff, and ask questions!

All WSU students are welcome to attend any CAS event.

See you soon, and Go Cougs!

Week of Welcome. Presented by BECU.

See the full WSU Pullman schedule at wow.wsu.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences Kick-Off

Thursday, August 20
Welcome Session

Meet the dean, practice the WSU Fight Song, and learn about the break-out sessions.
Watch the replay on YouTube.

Remember to fill out your interest form by Sunday, August 23, at 9:00 p.m.
We’ll follow up with more information, and you’ll be entered to win one of several raffle prizes!

Breakout Sessions

All six sessions will start immediately after the Welcome Session and run concurrently for 90 minutes. Students are encouraged to visit all of the breakout sessions and in any order! Stop in to learn about opportunities at WSU, meet helpful staff, and ask questions.

If you missed the live chat sessions, or just want more information, click the name visit the website and/or reach out with an email!

Study Abroad & Global Opportunities

Kelly Newlon, director of global learning, Office of International Programs: kelly.newlon@wsu.edu

Career Education & Internships

James Bledsoe, career development coordinator, College of Arts & Sciences: bajames@wsu.edu
Judy Hopkins, internship coordinator, Academic Success and Career Center: judy_hopkins@wsu.edu

Leadership & Involvement

Brian Shuffield, director, Student Involvement and Leadership: shuffield@wsu.edu

Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research main office: ug.research@wsu.edu

Civic Engagement

Ben Calabretta, associate director, Center for Civic Engagement: ben.calabretta@wsu.edu

Distinguished Scholarships

April Seehafer, director, Distinguished Scholars Program: seehafer@wsu.edu


Academic Open Houses

New and returning students are invited to visit with faculty and staff to learn about degrees, student clubs, research and creative opportunities, and more! All WSU students are welcome to attend any academic open house Zoom event.

Got Questions?

Let me know!

Arlene Parkay
Asst. Director of Recruitment & Retention
parkaya@wsu.edu

Anthropology
Wednesday, August 19
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Email for information:
kamille.spelman@wsu.edu

Biological Sciences
Friday, August 21
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Email for information:
brandon.fris@wsu.edu

Chemistry
Tuesday, August 18
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Email for information:
jlessman@wsu.edu

Criminal Justice & Criminology
Monday, August 17
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Email for information:
siskeo@wsu.edu

Data Analytics
Thursday, August 20
11:00 a.m. – Noon

Email for information:
Jill.shafer@wsu.edu

Digital Technology and Culture
Thursday, August 20
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Email for information:
jill.shafer@wsu.edu

Earth & Environmental Sciences
Wednesday, August 19
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Email for information:
alecia.hoene@wsu.edu

English
Friday, August 21
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Email for information:
kimberly.pedersen@wsu.edu

Fine Arts
Thursday, August 20
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Email for information:
jill.shafer@wsu.edu

History
Friday, August 21
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Email for information:
jordan.pike@wsu.edu

Languages, Cultures, and Race
Tuesday, August 18
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Email for information:
slcr@wsu.edu

Mathematics & Statistics
Wednesday, August 19
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Email for information:
molly.clayton@wsu.edu

Major Exploration Advising Program
Thursday, August 20
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Email for information:
explore.majors@wsu.edu

Music
Thursday, August 20
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Email for information:
s.miller@wsu.edu

Philosophy
Wednesday, August 19
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Email for information:
scottdj@wsu.edu

Physics & Astronomy
Monday, August 17
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Email for information:
rstratton@wsu.edu

Political Science
Wednesday, August 19
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Email for information:
twool@wsu.edu

Psychology
Tuesday, August 18
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Email for information:
chioma.a.heim@wsu.edu

Sociology
Tuesday, August 18
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Email for information:
torkelson@wsu.edu

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Wednesday, August 19
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Email for information:
pthoma@wsu.edu

Health Professions Student Center
Wednesday, August 19
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Email for information:
becky.jewell@wsu.edu


Meet your CAS Student Ambassadors!

Stop in and say hello during the All Campus Resource Fair.
Friday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The CAS ambassadors come from all across our academic programs. They represent the college at recruitment and alumni programs, and help make college-wide events successful. In addition, ambassadors plan and sponsor events and programs designed to meet the needs and interests of WSU students.

#GoCougs!