CFD recognizes top department efforts
Campus Involvement will enjoy the sweet rewards of its efforts this month as its members, about 24, are treated to an ice cream social at Ferdinand’s for achieving a 100 percent participation rate in the 2007 Combined Fund Drive.
 
Earning honorable mention was the WSU Foundation, with 97 percent participation among its 65 employees. In 2007, 769 WSU employees contributed to the CFD, compared to 730 in 2006. Pledges we’re up more than $12,000, with $173,273 in total pledges.
 

Behavioral business research center planned

The College of Business will enhance its ability to partner with industry to research pressing issues with the creation of the Center for Behavioral Business Research.
 
WSU students will be trained in behavioral research methods through hands-on experience under the supervision of WSU faculty and graduate students while generating consumer research on pertinent industry-motivated topics.
 
For more informaiton visit www.wsutoday.wsu.edu and search for “business.”
 

Loera expands responsibilities

Lucila Loera, dean of students, has taken on additional responsibilities as leader of the Office of Campus Involvement. The change was spurred by the departure of Greg Wilkins, who directed the Office of Campus Involvement since July 2006.
 
Diabetes professorship established

A new endowed professorship focusing on diabetes education in the College of Pharmacy will be held first by the professor for whom it is named. Professor R. Keith Campbell has been appointed to the R. Keith Campbell Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Care.
 
The J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, which Campbell has held since July 2004, will shift to Margaret E. Black, associate professor of pharmacy.
 
For more information visit www.wsutoday.wsu.edu and search for “pharmacy.”
 
Annual facts and figures brochure available
The 2007-2008 WSU Statewide Facts and Figures brochure contains the most up-to-date figures for student enrollment, as well as selected budget and employee information, and highlights of some of WSU’s signature programs in research, education, outreach and the arts.
 
For printed copies, e-mail Barb Olson at bjolson@wsu.edu. Be sure to specify your campus zip and the number of copies you need. An excerpted version of the brochure can be found at  www.facts-figures.wsu.edu.
 
Nominate student employees by Feb. 15
Nominations for outstanding student employee are due Feb. 15 to the Student Employment Center.E-mail studentjobs@wsu.edu to receive a nomination form.
 
Each student must have completed, or be expected to complete, at least three months full-time or six months part-time employment between June 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008.
 
Alumnus award nominations due Feb. 29
Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 29 for the Regents Distinguished Alumnus Award. First presented in 1962, the award is the highest honor bestowed upon a WSU alumnus.
 
For more information and the nomination form visit www.regents.wsu.edu/distinguished-alumni
 
Science fair seeks volunteers
Faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed for Palouse Kids Judge! The annual science fair for area fifth-graders, hosted by the neuroscience program, will be all day Tuesday, March 4, at the Ensminger pavilion.
 
Volunteers will help set up and tear down displays and guide groups through the exhibits. No science background is needed.
 
Contact Bobbi Sauer at 335-7675 or bsauer@vetmed.wsu.edu or stop by McCoy 110 for more information or to sign up.
 
Nominate common reading book by March 1
As the “Flu” season winds down, the call for nominations for the fall 2008 common reading book has gone out. The common reading committee is looking for suggestions for a book to be read and incorporated into the classes of all entering freshmen.
 
Nominations, due by March 1, can be submitted from a link at commonreading.wsu.edu. The 2007 book, “Flu” by Gina Kolata, was used in a variety of first-year classes and was the basis for events in the residence halls, libraries and health and wellness