Professor Dr. W. Lee Beatty with a student in the lab.

WSU Faculty & Staff

Welcome to Fall Semester 2015!

Welcome Week highlights for faculty and staff include the All University Welcome at 1 pm Monday, August 17. The All-University Fall Picnic at 4:30 pm Monday, August 17 and the WSU-Rochester Kick-Off Picnic at 4:30 pm Thursday, August 20.

View the 2015 Faculty/Staff Welcome Week Calendar (PDF) and 2015 Welcome Week Agenda (PDF) for detailed information on all the week's activities.

It's a great week to be a Warrior!

Faculty & Staff Welcome

Monday, August 17, 1pm - 3pm

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the WSU All-University Faculty and Staff Welcome on Monday, August 17, from 1pm - 3pm in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium. The event will include a State of the University address by WSU President Scott R. Olson and an introduction of new faculty, staff and administrators.

Downloadable invite (PDF)

Fall Family Picnic

Monday, August 17, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us for the annual All-University Fall Picnic 4:30 - 6:30pm Monday, August 17 at the Winona Lake Park Band Shell or the rain location at the Atrium of the SLC.

All-University New Student Welcome and Picnic

Wednesday, August 19, 11am

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the WSU New Student Welcome and Picnic at 11am Wednesday, August 19 in McCown Gymnasium.

This is the official University Welcome for Fall 2015 freshmen, transfer and international students. Join us to help welcome the new students and make them feel part of the WSU community.

Seating takes place from 10:30 -11am. The short ceremony will be followed by a picnic lunch. Wear your purple to this informal event--no regalia required!

Faculty & Staff Development Workshops

Thursday, August 20, 9am - 11am (Stark 103)/Roch-ST 118 (ITV)
and 2pm - 4pm (Stark 103)/Roch-ST 118 (ITV)

Wed. 9 to 11: The Equity Teach-in is being facilitated by a group of people including Colette Hyman, Marilyn Klinker and Kendra Weber.
Wed 1pm - 2pm: Tips for Successful GEP Proposals – Rita Rahoi Gilchrest
Wed. 1pm - 3pm: New Fixed Term Faculty Syllabus workshop – Sara Hein
Wed. 3pm - 4pm: New Fixed Term & Adjunct Faculty Welcome – IFO leadership
Wed. 4pm - 5pm: New Fixed Term & Adjunct Faculty Intro to TLT – Chad Kjorlien
Thurs. 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm: Fac. Dev. Workshops and the Helping First Gen students – Faculty Development Committee
Thur. 11am - 1pm: Intro to PDP/PDRs – Academic Deans

Workshop Topic: Encouraging Persistence in Students, Building Retention
Session 1: 9:00am to 11:00am
Session 2: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

No RSVP required.

WSU-Rochester Kickoff Meeting and Picnic

Thursday, August 20, 3pm - 4pm Meeting; 4pm - 5:30pm Picnic

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the Academic Year Kickoff Faculty/Staff Meeting and Picnic Thursday, August 20. The Faculty/Staff meeting will take place at 3pm in CF 206/208, Rochester campus. The picnic will follow from 4pm - 5:30pm on the plaza outside Coffman Hall (weather permitting). The menu includes grilled burgers, veggie burgers, chicken breasts, hot dogs, fresh fruit, vegetable pasta salad, lemonade and dessert.

RSVP to Brenda Phillips at 507-285-7139 or by Friday, Aug. 14.