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

WSU Faculty & Staff

Welcome to Fall Semester 2016!

Welcome Week highlights for faculty and staff include the All University Welcome at 1 pm Monday, August 15. The All-University Fall Picnic at 4:30 pm Monday, August 15 and the WSU-Rochester Kick-Off Picnic at 4:30 pm Thursday, August 20.

View the 2016 Faculty/Staff Welcome Week Calendar (PDF) and 2016 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 15, 1pm - 3pm

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the WSU All-University Faculty and Staff Welcome on Monday, August 15, from 1pm - 3 pm in the Vivian R. Fusillo Main Stage Theatre. 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.

Fall Family Picnic

Monday, August 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us for the annual All-University Fall Picnic 4:30 - 6:30 pm Monday, August 15 at the Science Lab Center Atrium & outside rain or shine.

All-University New Student Welcome and Picnic

Wednesday, August 17, Noon

All WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend the WSU New Student Welcome and Picnic at noon on Wednesday, August 17 between Somsen & the Performance Arts Center.

This is the official University Welcome for Fall 2016 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 11:30 am - noon. 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 18, 9am - 11am (Stark 103)/Roch-SH 201 (ITV)
and 2pm - 4pm (Stark 103)/Roch-CF 103 (ITV)

Wed. 9 to 11: Digital Humanities Teach-in.
Wed 1 pm - 2 pm: Tips for Successful GEP Submission – Stark 103
Wed. 1 pm - 3 pm: New Fixed Term Faculty Syllabus workshop – SLC 120
Wed. 3 pm - 4 pm: New Fixed Term & Adjunct Faculty Welcome – IFO Leadership, SLC 120
Wed. 4 pm - 5 pm: New Fixed Term & Adjunct Faculty Intro to TLT – Chad Kjorlien, Maxwell 158
Thurs. 9 am - 11 am and 2 pm - 4 pm: Fac. Dev. Workshops – Stark 103/Roch-SH 201 (ITV)
Thur. 1:30 pm - 2 pm: WSU-R Reception – HS 128
Thur. 2 pm - 3 pm: WSU-R Faculty & Staff Meeting – HS 128

Workshop Topic: Models of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship in the Arts & Humanities
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.