This month's issue of Provost Perspective: Thank you for the honor of serving WSU; Nominations open for faculty awards; Convocation coming up in August; New Faculty Orientation

July 2019

Provost Perspective

Dan Bernardo and others seated and conversing with one another.

Thank you for the honor of
serving WSU

Serving as provost of Washington State University has been a true honor, and I am proud of the many things accomplished in partnership with faculty, staff, and administrators. Thank you for your dedication to WSU and your hard work on behalf of our students and our state. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Mitzi Montoya, our next provost, and I am excited about the future of our great University.


Nominations open for faculty awards

Annual awards are one small way the University community can recognize the outstanding teaching, research, and leadership of our faculty. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to submit nominations for any of WSU’s faculty awards. The internal recognition is important in building the case for external awards and academy memberships—two key factors in the Drive to 25.

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Convocation coming up in August

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to Convocation, set for August 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Beasley Coliseum. The event serves as the welcome for all new students, faculty, and parents to WSU’s community of scholars. Faculty are encouraged to wear regalia and join the procession, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the lower corridor of the coliseum.

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New Faculty Orientation

New faculty will be welcomed to campus with a day of inspiration, information, and education at New Faculty Orientation on Friday, August 16. Resources for teaching, research, professional development, and more will be featured and the day concludes with a reception at the president’s home.

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College Highlights

Amit Bandyopadhyay, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was named a fellow of the Professional Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Bandyopadhyay’s research focuses on the areas of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing of advanced materials.

Stacey J.T. Hust, chair of the strategic communication department in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, received the Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award from AEJMC’s Commission on the Status of Women. The award recognized Hust’s excellent representation of women through personal excellence and high standards in journalism and mass communication education.

Joshua Neumiller, vice chair and Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received an award for distinguished service from the American Diabetes Association last month. Neumiller was honored for his service as editor-in-chief of the Diabetes Spectrum, the ADA’s academic journal.

Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The honor from the oldest chemical society in the world demonstrates an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences and a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist.

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