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Search for new CAHNRS dean narrowed to four finalists
November 15, 2017

Four finalists for the position of dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences have been identified and will visit Washington State University during the weeks of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

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.

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.

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.