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AP Appreciation Week

Title: Remote Gentle Yoga overlayed on a photo of yoga mats

Monday, April 10th – Gentle Chair Yoga

With Cassondra Yarlott, UREC Yoga Instructor & Assistant Director of Operations, WSU Access Center

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 – 12:40pm
Location: ZoomRequest more information on this event
Meeting ID: 939 8518 4394
Passcode: 731629

Title: Mental Toughness: Tools to Overcome & thrive overlayed on a photo of speaker Collin Henderson
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: ZoomView the recording of this event here
Meeting ID: 926 3912 5488
Passcode: 811909

Tuesday, April 11th – 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!


Title: The Resilient Coug: building Professional Resilience for Personal Well-Being overlayed over a photo of the presentation speaker Skye McKennon
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: ZoomRequest more information on this event recording
Meeting ID: 952 9587 0356
Passcode: 196776

Wednesday, April 12th – Resilient Coug Training

With Skye McKinnon, PharmD, BCPS, ACSM-GEI; WSU Associate Professor

  • Feel emotionally drained from your work?
  • Find yourself fatigued by the thought of another day on the job?
  • Question if you are making a positive contribution in your work?

If these sentiments resonate with your experience, like many other Americans, you may be experiencing burnout. The encouraging news is burnout can be prevented or reversed through cultivating resilience.

This activity will briefly introduce approaches, skills, and techniques to help you develop natural resilience. The concepts of connecting to meaning and purpose, and positive psychology will be presented. You will leave with actionable tools to help you grow and strengthen your professional resilience to enhance personal well-being.


Title: AP Contribution Awards overlayed on top of a photo of former award winners 5 AP's sitting together smiling in the CUB Senior Ballroom
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
(Awards at 12:30pm)
Remote Location:
ZoomRequest more information on this event recording
Meeting ID: 950 2758 1275
Passcode: 255788

Thursday, April 13th – 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, 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: VCLS 308 W
Everett: TBD

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

Staff receive 20% 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 20% 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,

For Tri-Cities Administrative Professionals:
Enjoy 50% off of drinks from April 10th – 14th at Roscoes Coffee, 2003 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354
Present your Cougar Card for the APAC discount, or use the code: APGOCOUGS for mobile orders.

For WSU Vancouver Administrative Professionals:
WSU Vancouver Staff and Faculty will receive free outdoor gear rentals from the Recreation Office located in the annex building on campus if reserved between 4/11-4/15. This includes stand up paddleboards, tents, backpacks, camping chairs and more! Rentals can be redeemed that weekend or in the future, but must be reserved during 4/11-4/15. To reserve your rental, please visit the online rental form>> We appreciate you button

For WSU Pullman Administrative Professionals:
The Student Recreation Center and Chinook Student Center welcome WSU AP staff to use either facility for free during APAC’s staff appreciation week. Non-members should check in with their WSU cougar card at the membership desk during each visit.