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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

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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 …

Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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Ed, Beatriz Schweitzer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. » 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 …

Pezeshki to direct new area of industrial engagement

PULLMAN, Wash. – Chuck Pezeshki has been named director of industrial engagement in Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. He will maintain his appointment as full professor. » More …

Industry invests in future diversity via WSU team mentoring

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

marleny-garcia-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech industries in Washington and beyond need diverse employees to help them successfully compete in the global marketplace. Some have turned to Washington State University’s team mentoring program (TMP) to find job candidates. » More …

Community invited to ‘buy a brick’ for student union

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Members of the community are invited to become part of Washington State University Tri-Cities’ new student union building by buying a brick, bench or patio planter. » More …

Provost wears bees to raise awareness of bees, research

Bernardo-bee-beardPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Provost Dan Bernardo didn’t break a sweat as a few thousand honey bees formed a beard on his face for a good cause Friday afternoon. » More …

June 24-26: Wine and Jazz Weekend benefits research

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By Kaury Balcom, Wine Science Center

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University and the Auction of Washington Wines will host the Tri-Cities Wine and Jazz Weekend June 24-26. » More …

Through July 1: Museum of Art displays newest works

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – Andy Warhol and Jim Dine prints, as well as Northwest works from the Seattle Art Museum, will be among the pieces on exhibit through July 1 in “From the Collection: New Acquisitions” at the Washington State University Museum of Art. » More …

Schweitzer gift in memory of powerful professor Flechsig

By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Al-FlechsigPULLMAN, Wash. – In honor of a fondly remembered professor, Edmund Schweitzer and Schweitzer Engineering Lab are making donations of $100,000 each to the Alfred and Nancy Flechsig Fund for Laboratory Improvement at Washington State University. » More …