Online slideshow highlights volunteers
WSU students volunteer in the community on myriad projects, working as individuals and with church groups, Greek organizations, clubs and professional organizations, and peers in classes such as Human Development 205.
The Center for Civic Engagement, which coordinates much of their work, reports WSU students logged more than 13,000 volunteer hours during fall semester 2007.
To view a slideshow that captures a tiny slice of what they have contributed to our community, visit
Nominate student employees by Feb. 13
Faculty and staff are encouraged to show appreciation for dedicated student employees by nominating them for a Student Employment Center award. The honors will be announced during National Student Employment Week April 13-19. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 15.
Nominated students must be expected to complete at least three months full-time or six months part-time employment between June 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008. Nominators may put forward more than one student for consideration.Please e-mail to request a nomination form.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Coug!
A jet sporting WSU logos soon will be flying Horizon Air routes overhead. The airline recently announced it would honor the four largest public universities in Oregon and Washington by painting four 70-seat CRJ-700 jets in university colors and marks.
The WSU jet is first. Painting began in late December and will take about 10 days per aircraft. The release date is yet to be announced.
WSU research in National Geographic
A brief update on multi-agency efforts to save the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit from extinction is featured in the Jan. 2008 issue of National Geographic.
WSU has been the lead research institution for the project and site of three captive breeding programs. A small number of rabbits were released in March but most were lost to predators.