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May 1: Sustainable business and health discussed

Calbom-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Sustainability in business – and its impact on personal, public and planet health – will be presented in a free, public talk, “Sustainable Solutions,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Phase 1 Classroom Building at Washington State University Spokane, 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard. A 5 p.m. networking reception will be hosted by Avista.Continue reading

Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Colorful-carrots-at-farmers-market-by-Michael-Porter-CC-120WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that could help shape strategies and policies to sustain them.Continue reading

National Poetry Month activities at WSU Libraries

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Poetry-open-mic-100PULLMAN, Wash. – One of Lorena O’English’s favorite poems from her “misspent youth” is a cautionary tale about two maiden sisters, one of whom falls under the spell of goblin merchants selling fruit too good to be true. Only the strength of her sister’s love saves her.Continue reading

WSU selects two finalists for provost, executive V.P. position

PULLMAN, Wash. – The committee charged with naming a new provost and executive vice president for Washington State University has selected two finalists for the post and both candidates will be on campus next week to conduct interviews and meet with students, faculty and staff.

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Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Happy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to more positive feelings across several cultures, but people also report more upbeat behavior when they feel free to be themselves.Continue reading