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Calvert named WSU vp for advancement, foundation CEO

Lisa Calvert
Calvert

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lisa Calvert, a development and fundraising expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named vice president for advancement at Washington State University and CEO of the WSU Foundation. She will start at WSU on Oct. 25.

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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

Picciotto Gil interim vp advancement
Picciotto

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

Major gift advances WSU thermodynamics research, careers

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Alexandra Navrotsky
Navrotsky

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announced today the creation of the Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics, made possible by a $1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry at University of California-Davis. » More …

WSU launches search for next chief advancement officer

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University today launched a national search for its next vice president of University Advancement and chief executive officer of the WSU Foundation. The position leads the university’s fundraising and advancement activities. » More …

April 21 winemaker dinners support WSU research

By Kaury Balcom, Viticulture & Enology

wineSEATTLE – Proceeds from winemaker dinners at various Seattle locations will support Children’s Hospital and Washington State University viticulture and enology research. Hosted by Auction of Washington Wines, the wine-paired meals begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and cost $150. » More …

Register for July 29 golf tournament that funds scholarships

Ford truck for golf tournamentPULLMAN, Wash. – The Palouse Ridge Golf Club will host the ninth annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament Saturday, July 29, to benefit Washington State University’s Facilities Services Scholarship Fund/Endowment. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. » More …

March 24: Hospitality business school celebrates 85 years

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – The School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) at Washington State University will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the CUB senior ballroom. The public is invited. » More …

Brunch raises $33,550 for Carson College of Business

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities’ recent Point to Success Brunch raised more than $33,550 for Carson College of Business degree programs. » More …

Register by Nov. 13: College fundraiser open to public

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

celebratecarson-logoSEATTLE – A new networking event in support of business education – Celebrate Carson College! – will be 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Herban Feast SODO Park, 3200 1st Ave. South, Suite 100, Seattle. » More …

WSU Foundation honors president emeritus Sam Smith

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

sam-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Foundation honored emeritus professor of plant pathology and eighth WSU president Samuel H. Smith as recipient of the 2016 Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award at the annual Recognition Gala Sept. 30. » More …