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HRS Return to Work guide now available
June 2, 2020

Through the duration of Phases 2 and 3 of the state’s Safe Start Washington plan, WSU employees who can telework without hampering essential operations should continue to do so.

Campus and Community

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Science & Technology

WSU PhD graduate Junhua Song hold a sodium-ion battery in two fingers.
Researchers develop viable sodium battery
June 1, 2020

The team reports one of the best results to date for a sodium-ion battery. It is able to deliver a capacity similar to a low-end lithium-ion battery and to recharge successfully, keeping more than 80 percent of its charge after 1,000 cycles.

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Food & Agriculture

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Peppers
May 22, 2020

WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardener Betsy Burlingame loves peppers for “their intense flavor,” which ranges from herbaceous and vegetal to sweet and spicy.

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Health & Medicine

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WSU student’s research leads to training for oncology nurses
May 21, 2020

Sexual intimacy is an important quality-of-life issue for cancer patients, but it’s a difficult subject to talk about – even for nurses.  Freyja Herzog, who just earned her bachelor’s degree from the WSU College of Nursing, wanted to do something about that.   

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Announcements

CORETECH continues to serve Cougs
June 3, 2020

You can still find the devices you need at CORETECH with online and phone orders. Additionally, WSU’s Apple Authorized Campus Store is now offering storefront pickup for select products.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
June 3, 2020

Know someone who’d be interested in working in Student Affairs or Higher Education? Tell them to apply to the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, they can attend our workshop and we’ll help walk them through the application process.

University Stores is open!
June 3, 2020

University stores is open regular hours, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the COVID crisis.

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