Over the past few weeks, the President's Cabinet has been reviewing the budget information and scenarios for the FY19 budget deficit. We are currently estimating budget deficits that range from -$3 million dollars to -$6 million dollars for FY19. President Olson has asked his Cabinet to begin having budget discussions within their units and develop budget reduction plans for a 5%, 6% and 7% reduction. The budget targets are not meant to be across the board reductions, but rather a starting point for conversations on what the impacts will be to the University at these levels of reduction.
While we understand this is a busy time for all involved, the President has asked that the Vice Presidents have preliminary reduction plans developed by early January. This will provide the Cabinet time to review the plans, seek more clarifying information and make adjustments as needed. The All-University Finance and Facilities Committee will be involved in reviewing plans and recommendations as they move along. As has been past practice at the University when faced with a large budget deficit, we will be asking the Finance and Facilities Committee to undertake a review and recommendation of our principles that will guide the budget process. In addition, the President will be convening a meeting of bargaining unit leadership in the near future to discuss the budget situation.
All University Budget Forums
We will be holding three budget forums in the next couple of weeks to give the campus opportunity to come and find out more information and ask questions about our budget situation.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. in Haake Hall, Room 175
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m. in Haake Hall, Room 175
Thursday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. at Rochester, Location TBD
WSU Connect, a mobile app recently adopted by WSU (spearheaded by the Student Senate), allows students to learn about and engage with, campus clubs, activities, and events. The WSU Connect platform provides a single point through which students, faculty & staff can discover campus options and plan accordingly.
Visit the App Store and download WSU Connect today and prepare to get involved!
From November 15 to March 15, vehicles parked on all city streets between midnight and 6:30 a.m. must be on the even-numbered side of the street when the date is even and on the odd-numbered side of the street when the date is odd. This is based on street addresses; generally, the north or east side of a street is even-numbered and the south or west side of a street is odd-numbered.
Alternate Side Parking regulations also apply to some municipal lots; signs are posted to indicate odd or even parking.
Vehicles in violation of the Alternate Side Parking ordinance are subject to $25.00 tickets and possible towing. Tickets may be mailed or paid at the Police Department.
Vehicles towed during a tag and tow operation will be towed to Borkowski towing. A release slip must be obtained by the registered owner of the vehicle from the Police Department in order to get the vehicle out of storage. All fees for towing and storage are paid to Borkowski's.
Patricia Rogers, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at WSU, is featured on a podcast "To A Degree: Provosts, Pedagogy and Digital Learning". The episode is based off an EDUCAUSE conference that took place this past fall. Rogers and her colleagues spoke with a panel of chief academic officers about what it means to go digital: what higher ed is doing well, what higher ed must do better, how to engage and support faculty in the effort to bring digital resources into instruction, and the working relationship between the chief academic officer (CAO) and the chief information officer (CIO).
Julie Ponto, Professor and Program Coordinator for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's and Doctoral Programs in Nursing, has co-authored a book chapter on cancer care in one of the leading medical-surgical nursing textbooks. The chapter can be found using the following citation: Visovsky, C.G. & Ponto, J. (2018). Care of patients with cancer. In, D.D. Ignativicius, M.L. Workman, & C.R. Rebar (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care (9th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
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