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May 4, 2015

Posted by | May 8, 2015



Q&A from the Grad School/Registrar’s Office:  When would I submit an ‘X’ grade via zzusis?

Instructor’s illness or absence. If you are unexpectedly unable to assign grades for your class before the deadline, assign a grade of “X” via zzusis by the deadline.

  • An “X” grade is regarded as a place holder.
  • An “X” grade will prevent a student from graduating.
  • Be sure to submit the grades to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible so that the “X” grade is replaced with a final grade.
  •  Please also keep in mind when entering an “X” grade, Financial Aid views an “X” grade as not satisfactory progress towards the degree. This means that an “X” grade will affect a student’s financial aid status.

I have students who never attended or stopped attending my class.  What grade should I submit via zzusis?

Give all students listed in zzusis the grade earned during the term. All names listed should be graded and not left blank.

  •  A student is more likely to take action with an “F” grade than with a blank grade.
  • A blank grade will prevent a student from graduating.

Note: All outstanding incomplete work (including grades of I, X, and blank/no grade) must be completed and posted to the official transcript prior to the conferral of an undergraduate or professional degree.  Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5pm

This year’s Beekeeping Workshops are scheduled for July 10-12, 2015.

  1. The Beekeeping Short Course will begin with registration and social on Friday July 10th.  The next day’s events will start at 8:00 AM.  The course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands on demonstration. Bring a bee veil, comfortable protective clothing, and lots of questions. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $125
  2. Sunday, July 12, 2015 will be the Queen Rearing workshop.   This workshop emphasize hands on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queen-less systems will be demonstrated. Participants should bring a bee veil and comfortable protective clothing. Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students.  Registration fees $175



Course evaluations are due no later than May 8 in zzusis.

Deadline to Submit Final Grades via zzusis Tuesday May 12, 2015 by 5 PM.  See above for instructions.

New Graduate Students: Registration for Graduate School Orientation (for August 18) is now open. Please go to this website to register:

Students intending to do their final exams during the summer should be aware of these important deadlines:

Application for degree must be submitted by May 29, 2015.

Final Exam Scheduling form must be submitted by July 17, 2015

The last day to conduct final exams is July 31, 2015

There will be a shutdown of the steam supply in our building on the afternoon of May 18 & 19 (all day).  This event will affect the building heat, domestic hot water, humidifiers, autoclaves and cage washers. They will be removing & re-insulating the steam distribution pipe in the tunnel.  If this is a problem for you contact Mike Lavielle 509-335-9071 or Rodger Small 5-1118