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Butch and friends at WSU Homecoming festivities.
Get ready for Homecoming
October 19, 2017

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 in the California White Mountains holding a rock with the mountains in the background.
Undergrad research enables this WSU junior to give back
October 18, 2017

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.

Mark O’English
The ultimate DIY source
October 11, 2017

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.

More Coug Life

COOL Cat study needs feline volunteers
October 9, 2017

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.

The backpacking cellist
October 6, 2017

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.

Cheese in a can
October 5, 2017

In the late 1930s, the WSC Creamery wanted to find a new way to store cheese. Wax cracked easily and plastic hadn’t been invented.

A good apple (cider)
October 4, 2017

Did you know the cider apple research program was started at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in 1979?

The fabric of the university
October 3, 2017

After 38 years with WSU, artist Tim Doebler’s creations have become interwoven throughout the university. Commemorative and recognition placards in building lobbies. A stone monument on Terrell Mall. Finely crafted tokens of appreciation awarded to University leaders and supporters. And, of course, the ornate university mace, a fixture at every convocation and commencement.

Cougars ever more
October 3, 2017

The official WSU mascot can trace its origins to an October 25, 1919 football upset over the heavily favored California Bears.

WSU in the spotlight
October 1, 2017

Friday night’s 30-27 upset win over fifth-ranked USC thrust WSU into a national limelight that continued to shine throughout the weekend as the Cougars climbed to No. 11 on the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. A sampling of reactions, from ESPN to the Washington Post, suggests others are discovering what Cougar Nation already knew has been building on the Palouse.