Three hours work time approved for Showcase celebrations

showcase-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Three hours of work time for employees to attend Showcase events March 26 and 27 have been approved by Dan Bernardo, provost and executive vice president of Washington State University. He welcomes faculty to encourage classes to attend the Academic Showcase poster session, as well.

Showcase is WSU’s annual opportunity to better understand, highlight and celebrate the work and accomplishments of colleagues.

Employees are approved to use three hours of work time to attend the Academic Showcase poster session 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 27, in the CUB ballroom and/or the Distinguished Faculty Address 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Kimbrough Hall. Faculty, staff and students are asked to schedule attendance with their supervisors so it does not disrupt university operations and so everyone may take advantage of the opportunity.

Faculty members who are teaching during the time of the Academic Showcase are welcome to encourage students to attend the event in lieu of class if faculty believe the students might gain some benefit from attending. Faculty might have students write and hand in a short paper on a particular poster that is applicable to the class.

Faculty can make arrangements to have students sign in at the registration desk if they desire to have attendance monitored. (To make arrangements for a student sign-in procedure, contact Ana Burton at by March 20).

Registration closes Wednesday, March 18, for the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on Friday, March 27. Register for this and the Distinguished Faculty Address at