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Four finalists named for CAHNRS dean position

By Todd Mordhorst, Provosts Office

PULLMAN, Wash. – Four final candidates for the dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences were announced Nov. 15 by Provost Dan Bernardo and the search advisory committee. » More …

Shoppers opting to skip Black Friday crowds, say it’s just another day

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

black friday ... nah PULLMAN, Wash. – According to a new survey from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents are planning to skip Black Friday this year. » More …

Brooks named SBDC advisor for Skagit, Island, San Juan counties

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cynthia Ann Brooks has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center in Skagit County where she provides no-cost, confidential advising to entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to start, grow or transition a business.

Businesses today operate in a rapidly changing world, Brooks said, and successful businesses are those that can both adapt to changing conditions and pivot to new opportunities. “Business as usual is what we do without thinking about it,” Brooks said. As an SBDC advisor, “we are in a position to help people think things through in a different way.”

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Nov. 20: Application deadline; 3 million Alaska Airlines miles available

2018 Alaska Airline mileage graphic PULLMAN, Wash. – Alaska Airlines has committed three million airline miles to WSU faculty, extension employees, graduate and undergraduate students with travel funding needs as part of the company’s three-year sponsorship of WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow program. » More …

Nov. 29: Tax policy expert to speak on federal tax system reform

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Thomas Neubig WSU Hoops Tax Institute speaker
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PULLMAN, Wash. – The potential impact of currently proposed federal tax reform bills will be discussed by a founding member of the Tax Sage Network, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Spark G45 at Washington State University. » More …

High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through occupant studies

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

air vent with cover over itPULLMAN, Wash. – Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don’t typically get used as intended. The numbers don’t add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do not understand how to use the building. » More …

Organic agriculture major expands to Western Washington

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

WSU Everett buildingEVERETT, Wash. – Western Washington residents now have the option to earn a Washington State University degree in organic agriculture in their own back yard. » More …