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Snow removal accessibility requests
November 8, 2017

As winter arrives, the Facilities Operations Grounds Department is preparing it snow removal plans and priorities and wants to hear from people who have specific snow-removal needs because of disabilities.

Jenna Caneva and her faculty mentor Sammy Perone
Researchers benefit from undergrad practicality
November 7, 2017

Getting ready for school on a snowy day can be quite a challenge for young children. In addition to eating breakfast, getting dressed and packing up workbooks, they have to remember extra things like boots, gloves, a hat, and a coat. Undergraduate researcher Jenna (Eva) Caneva helped turn this real-life scenario into a simple cognition exercise to test the ability of 6-to-10-year-olds to follow instructions.

Look who’s coming to the Benefits Fair on Nov. 8
November 7, 2017

The fair for the Pullman campus is taking place 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on November 8 in the CUB Junior Ballroom. To find the schedule of other fairs occurring around the state, visit the HCA webpage.

More University Affairs

Building security plans for Nov. 10
November 6, 2017

In the interest of building security and energy conservation, Facilities Services will not be unlocking any Pullman campus buildings on Friday, November 10.

Honors College sets another enrollment record
November 6, 2017

A record 290 first-year students enrolled in WSU’s Honors College, setting an enrollment record for the fourth straight year. The class includes 14 National Merit Scholars (WSU had 16 overall), an all-time high for WSU and firmly in the top 25 in the country, and comparable with land-grant peers such as Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Freshman retention rate on the rise
November 2, 2017

WSU retained 80.8 percent of freshman students from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, a rise of nearly 2 percentage points from the previous year.

Arts and music programs continue to thrive at WSU
November 1, 2017

Last week’s announcement that WSU will no longer subsidize a performing arts program that brings traveling concerts and other performances to the Pullman community has led to confusion regarding the impact on the University’s arts and music curriculum. Discontinuation of the auxiliary WSU Performing Arts series in 2018 will not impact WSU’s outstanding academic programs, or the more than 100 performances or exhibits offered by those programs each year.

WSU physicist receives DOE early career award
October 27, 2017

The five-year, $750,000 grant will support physicist Brian Collins and his team of graduate and undergraduate students in their research developing and testing new resonant X-ray scattering techniques that reveal how organic, carbon-based molecules assemble, orient and conform into nanostructures.

WSU secures more than $1.5 million for specialty crop research
October 25, 2017

To support Washington’s $3 billion apple and pear industry, its $734 million potato industry, and other important crops like fresh strawberries, cut peonies and cider apples, WSU crop scientists, engineers, plant pathologists, economists and other specialists are joining forces.

Howard shares leadership philosophy
October 24, 2017

Christopher Howard, the president of Robert Morris University, recently discussed his approach to leadership. Howard will deliver the first address in WSU’s new Excellence in Leadership Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in the CUB Senior Ballroom.

Panel eyes opportunities for women in business
October 24, 2017

Opportunities for women in the business-related disciplines of finance, entrepreneurship and management information systems will be the focus of a professional panel discussion, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Spark 227 on the WSU Pullman campus. A reception will follow in the Spark atrium.

WSU and Amazon collaborate in effort to foster greater innovation
October 24, 2017

Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support the expansion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the WSU system. Grants will be available to students, staff and faculty across all of WSU’s campuses, colleges, research stations and extension offices located throughout the state and can be awarded in any field, including the humanities, engineering, physical and life sciences, and the arts.

WSU Spokane receives grant for victim services
October 23, 2017

A $300,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will enable Washington State University Spokane to enhance what it has to offer victims of domestic or dating violence or stalking.

Addicted to your cell phone?
October 20, 2017

Learn the warning signs, along with healthy ways of using technology for connection, self-expression, and recreation during a presentation by Dr. Loren Brown at 5 p.m. Monday at CUE 203.