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March 29: Reception, lecture by emeritus award winner

PULLMAN, Wash. – Albert J. von Frank will receive the 2017 Washington State University Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award and will deliver the associated address, “Science and Poetry in the Modern University,” followed by a reception, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in Todd 125. » More …

Feb. 16, April 8: Book release, signing about blind adventurer

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. A book release party for his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy (pictured at right), will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at BookPeople in downtown Moscow, Idaho. » More …

Nov. 9: Literary agent to discuss publishing industry

taryn-fagernessPULLMAN, Wash. – Literary agent and alumna Taryn Fagerness will share publishing industry insider tips at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Honors Hall Lounge as part of the free, public Department of English Visiting Writer Series at Washington State University. » More …

Oct. 28: Julian Sands performs as Nobel poet Pinter

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

julian-sandsPULLMAN, Wash. – British actor and “A Room with a View” film star Julian Sands will perform “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” live at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. » More …

$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gisela-ernst-slavit-headVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University has won a five-year, $2.2 million grant to increase the number of certified K-8 teachers with bilingual and English learners (EL) endorsements and to provide professional development to improve EL instruction. » More …

WSU Writing Program ranks among top in nation

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Counselors in the WSU Writing Program.

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Writing Program at Washington State University again has been named among the 21 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. WSU is the only institution in the Northwest to “typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum,” according to the rankings criteria. » More …