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WSU Press Publishes Veterinary History Catalog

PULLMAN, Wash.–The WSU Press has released A new book, “Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine: A Short-title Catalog of the Washington State University Veterinary History Collection,” compiled by J. Fred Smithcors and Ann Smithcors of Santa Barbara, California. The Veterinary History Collection in the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections is comprised of nearly 1,900 books, journals, manuscripts, fine illustrations, and other rare documents that illuminate the history and practice of veterinary medicine over the past 500 years. The core of the collection was acquired by J. Fred Smithcors during the 1950s when he taught a pioneering veterinary history course at Michigan State University. The … » More …

Northwest Presidents Join Call to Change Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three Pacific Northwest university presidents have joined in an open letter to state and land-grant college executives across the nation, urging reform designed to put students first on the campus. Presidents Samuel Smith of Washington State University, Judith Ramaley of Portland State University, and Paul Risser of Oregon State University are among 25 current and former university presidents who have signed a letter titled, “Returning to our Roots: The Student Experience,” released here today. The three Northwest educators serve on the 25-member Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities. The letter calls on public institutions to become “genuine learning … » More …

Endowment honors Sam Reed’s 45 years of public service

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will establish an endowment to fund The Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility in honor of Reed’s distinguished record of public service. He will retire from public office as Washington’s 14th secretary of state in January 2013.

 

Reed received his bachelor’s degree in social studies and master’s degree in political science from WSU.

 

“Much of my grounding in political science, history and politics came from mentors and professors in my undergraduate and graduate school years at Washington State and I am so happy to think that future … » More …

Gen Ed proposal focuses on ways of inquiry

PULLMAN – There is still time to comment on the general education proposal that was unveiled earlier this semester.

Hour-long forums are being held at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in CUB 212. In addition to holding open forums, the committee is also accepting comments online. Comments will be accepted until Oct. 15.

Tom Tripp, head of the General Education Committee, said he has been pleased with the level of engagement across the university, but would like to hear from even more people.

“People are giving very thoughtful and constructive feedback,” he said, both in person and in online comments. … » More …

Debra Franck

Debra Franck, an active employee in the WSU Department of Nursing, died on Oct. 9. She worked at WSU from 2004 – 2012.

Endowment honors Sam Reed’s 45 years of public service

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will establish an endowment to fund The Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility in honor of Reed’s distinguished record of public service. He will retire from public office as Washington’s 14th secretary of state in January 2013.

 

Reed received his bachelor’s degree in social studies and master’s degree in political science from WSU.

 

“Much of my grounding in political science, history and politics came from mentors and professors in my undergraduate and graduate school years at Washington State and I am so happy to think that future … » More …

Phillip Wilder

Phillip Wilder, a retiree from WSU Tri-Cities, died on Sept. 24.  He worked at WSU from 1986-2006.

Larry O. Klossner

Larry O. Klossner, a retiree from Facilities Operatoins, died on Feb. 8, 2013. He retired from WSU in July of 2012.

Engage others by building intercultural learning in your classroom

PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty are invited to a cultural
intelligence (CQ) workshop 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Honors College
lounge. Space is limited; please RSVP by 5 p.m. Feb. 26 to Rachel Halverson, rachel_halverson@wsu.edu.

Washington State University Department of Foreign Languages
and Cultures is the sponsor of the workshop.

Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, a linguist with expertise in
cultural learning and a professor at Calvin College, will teach participants
about engaging students across cultural lines in a productive way.

Intercultural learning theories are at the heart of … » More …

George Pinyuh

PULLMAN, Wash.- George Pinyuh, a retiree from the WSU County Extension, died on Feb. 20, 2013. He worked at WSU from 1976-1994.