Lightning and thunderclaps accompanied tumbling snowflakes last Thursday night over the Palouse in what meteorologists call a thundersnow. The Nov. 16 event moved through areas including Moscow and Pullman within a 10-minute time period. Though brief, it presented an enthralling, seldom-seen show.
It’s too soon to know if we’ll have a repeat season, but the recent blitzing of winter-like storms is consistent with the presence of a La Nina that’s developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Working with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, students in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles created the bags this fall as a dual class project. Teams of students, mostly freshmen and sophomores, learned to track down quality used textiles and assemble a real product, at the same time gaining lessons in community service.
The event will start at 11:50 a.m. at the top of the Terrell Mall, outside of the CUB. A flag procession and bagpipers will lead participants down the mall to the Veterans Memorial where a short program will be conducted.
Join the Physics and Astronomy Club on Saturday, Nov. 4, for this popular, pre-game, gravity bound extravaganza.
Researchers at WSU are are trying to better understand how sport, especially in mass media, influence national identification and are looking for volunteers to participate in focus groups.
Baseball players are among the most superstitious of professional athletes, with myriad rituals and routines to keep a winning streak alive or to pull a struggling team out of a slump. In 171 years of the sport’s existence, the list of do’s and don’ts covers everything from what to eat before a game to not washing your socks after the game is over.
Stories about ghosts and the unexplained are common across the Pullman campus, but few are as spine-tingling as the mysterious encounters in Bryan Hall.
Russell Michaelsen didn’t graduate from the WSU College of Nursing until he was nearly 50, after working as a medical lab tech, logger, commercial fisherman, hunting guide, and builder. As a nurse, he added inventor to that list of vocations. His company, based in the Health Education & Research Building on the WSU Spokane campus, specializes in development of products designed to prevent infections.
With over 350 registered student organizations on the Pullman campus, WSU relies on many faculty, staff and graduate students to advise these groups.
Cheer with the WSU Cheer Squad, dance with the Crimson Girls and share your Cougar pride with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members as No. 15 Washington State prepares for the Saturday night showdown against Colorado at Martin Stadium. The annual homecoming bonfire is set for 6 p.m. tonight.
Spend quality time with your Cougar family before the game and take advantage of affordable food options, including Cougar Smokie Sausage, Cougar Gold mac and cheese, turkey and brisket sandwiches, hamburgers and more at the CUB before Saturday’s big game.
Lambert Ngenzi wants to use what he is learning about geospatial analysis to help farmers in rural Africa conserve and manage vital water resources. He already has participated on an international research project improving water reservoirs in Ghana and Burkina Faso, a role he would have trouble envisioning for himself just a few years ago as a war refugee.
The first major steps toward focusing on interdisciplinary excellence were taken in the autumn of 1919.
Since 1892, our land-grant school has been advising Washingtonians on topics ranging from canning jams to breeding cattle. Thousands of paper bulletins have carried the expertise of faculty and extension agents tackling everything imaginable. The project of digitizing these treasures fell to Mark O’English, the WSU archivist in charge of University history, and a team of students.
Researchers at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking 13 healthy cats to help study whether the antacid, omeprazole, reduces the effectiveness of clopidogrel (Plavix®). Clopidogrel is commonly used in both human and animal medicine to prevent blood clots.
WSU cello professor Ruth Boden is challenging the received wisdom that classical music is played in tuxedos in concert halls with whisper-quiet audiences who’ve paid big bucks for a seat.