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2024 AP Appreciation Week

Photo of Mental Toughness presenter Collin Henderson
Time: Recorded WSU APAC Event
Location: Virtual Event| View the recording of this event here

March 4 – March 8, 2024

Tuesday, March 5th – Mental Toughness: Tools to Overcome and Thrive

With Mental Performance Coach Collin Henderson, Founder & CEO of Master Your Mindset, LLC., Author, Podcast Host, & WSU Alumnus

Based on research from positive psychology and cognitive behavioral training, 9x author and Mental Performance Coach, Collin Henderson shares his experience as a two sport division-I student-athlete (Go Cougs!) and medical sales professional who struggled and overcame self-doubt and crippling anxiety.

Learn the skills and drills to develop an elite mindset, inner-belief, and resilience. Coach Collin believes in prehab, not just rehab. You can’t just train your body and technical skills. Mental training is the future of leadership, business, and sport, so be ahead of the curve and learn how to make mindset training a vital and consistent part of your professional development!

AP Leaders of Color: Finding Success in Higher Education
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Virtual Event|View the recording of this event here

Wednesday, March 6 – AP Leaders of Color: Finding Success in Higher Education

With moderator Trymaine Gaither, Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring esteemed leaders. In this 60-minute virtual event, our panelists will delve into the challenges, triumphs, and strategies for success as leaders of color in higher education, with time dedicated to prepared questions followed by engaging with audience Q&A.

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Panelists: Suzi Billington, Lori Manzanares, Kiara N. Drake, Stephen Bischoff, and Donavyn Velez-Fucal 


Remote Gentle Yoga image of yoga mats on a shelf

Wednesday, March 6 – Gentle Chair Yoga

With Joanne Greene, Health & Wellness Executive Director, UREC

Join this remote Yoga class from the comfort of your own space. In this low-intensity yoga class, we will modify and conduct all poses and stretches while seated, making this a great option for beginners or those needing additional support. This is also suitable for those wanting to supplement their work day with a quick mid-day mindfulness and stretching break, perhaps on the office chair. We will work to build strength, flexibility, and mindfulness and complete our yoga practice feeling resilient and refreshed.

Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm | Add this event to your calendar
Location: ZoomRequest more information on this event 

2024 AP Contribution Award Ceremony
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
(Awards at 3:30pm)
Remote Location:
Remote Zoom | In-person
Live YouTube Review Link

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Thursday, March 7 – AP Contribution Awards

The APAC Contribution Awards recognize Administrative Professionals (APs) who have made exceptional contributions to Washington State University and their respective areas or units. This award highlights nominees for exemplary productivity, innovative problem solving, positive working relationships, and university and community service.

Join us and your colleagues in recognizing the AP’s nominated for this award. A total of six awards will be selected based on representation and work location. The award recipients will receive $1000.

In Person Location:

Pullman: CUB Junior Ballroom
Tri-Cities: East Hall, 212 Chancellor’s Conference Room
Spokane: SAC 401A
Vancouver: VDEN 236
Everett: TBD

10% Off Bookie Coupon

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) invites staff to participate in the system-wide events offered below. You are encouraged to take advantage of these specials as available.

Staff receive 10% off at The Bookie at all WSU system locations in person all week! (The discount does not apply to any sale items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or coupons). Please present your Cougar Card and state you would like the APAC discount. Note: The 10% discount does not apply to Cougar Gold Cheeses, Textbooks, Graduation gowns or convenience items (candy, pop, chips, etc). For questions, please contact Erin Svancara, (509) 332-2537 x109,