September 11–15, 2017

Proudly sponsored by the
Administrative Professional Advisory Council

We want to hear your voice!
Monday, September 11
Lynn Valenter
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
Running Effective Meetings
Higher education relies heavily on meetings. A productive meeting actually SAVES time. Learn how to design, conduct, and close an effective meeting. What are some common causes of failure and how can they be avoided? Includes a brief introduction to facilitation.
10:30 a.m.–noon | CUB 210
Tuesday, September 12
Human Resource Services
Benefits: Q&A Session
Join HRS for a Q&A session on benefits. Learn what is available to you as an employee and how to access these benefits.
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Lighty 401
Wednesday, September 13
Devon Grant
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sleep, It Matters!
Come learn about the benefits of sleep and the consequences (health and behavioral) of not getting enough sleep.
12:10 p.m.–12:50 p.m. | Terrell 24
Thursday, September 14
Dr. Tom Tripp
Professor of Management
4 Myths of Office Conflict
The typical causes of office conflict are not what most people think. Therefore, the solutions are not what most people think, either. Learn the real common causes and what to do about them.
12:10 p.m.–12:50 p.m. | Terrell 24
Friday, September 15
Dr. Noel Schulz
WSU First Lady and Professor, VCEA
Mapping Your Own Professional Development
Developing your own professional development map is crucial to achieving your goals. During this presentation, WSU First Lady and Professor, Noel Schulz, will share her experiences reaching her career goals and lessons learned in the process.
Noon–1:00 p.m. | FSHN T101
Non-Pullman sites to be finalized; your local APAC representative will communicate room locations.
Discounts, fun activities, and more…

Need some new Coug gear?
All week take advantage of 20% off at The Bookie!

The discount does not apply to any sale items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or coupons. Note the 20% discount does not apply to Cougar Gold cheeses, NOOKs, magazines, textbooks, graduation gowns, or convenience items (candy, pop, chips, etc). For online sales, please use the following email/phone number for orders. Mailorder: 509-332-2537 x101, or Leslie Martin: 509-332-2537 x109,

Let’s get healthy!
All week in Pullman, take advantage of the Chinook and UREC with free admittance by showing your CougarCard.

Ice Cream Socials!
Tuesday, September 12
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lighty 401 Hallway

Non-Pullman Campuses: Your APAC Representative will be communicating dates and times.

Grab a bite!
Pullman employees can enjoy special discounts on Wednesday, September 13 from 5–7 p.m. at these local eateries. You must present your CougarCard for the discount.

Cask: ½ off appetizers
Porch Light Pizza: ½ off pizza
Birch & Barley: ½ off Birch & Barley icon menu from 3–7 p.m. (look for the Birch & Barley icon on the menu items)
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