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Calvert named WSU vp for advancement, foundation CEO

Lisa Calvert
Calvert

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lisa Calvert, a development and fundraising expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named vice president for advancement at Washington State University and CEO of the WSU Foundation. She will start at WSU on Oct. 25.

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Whistleblower Act encourages reporting, protects employees

whistlePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington state’s “Whistleblower Act,” RCW 42.40, was enacted to encourage state employees to report improper governmental actions. A whistleblower is entitled to protection from reprisal or retaliatory action. » More …

Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

Picciotto Gil interim vp advancement
Picciotto

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

Oct. 6: Top business executives share information technology

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Carson College logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Learn about technology careers and how technology drives value in successful businesses at the annual Business Technology Symposium, 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

WSU international students provide STEM education in Saudi Arabia

By Mary Catherine Franz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Muntathir Abdulghani and Ali Alibrahim
Abdulghani, Alibrahim (l-r)

PULLMAN, Wash. – As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, chemical engineering major Ali Alibrahim knew he wanted to be an engineer. » More …

WSU physicist receives DOE early career award

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Brian Collins
Collins

PULLMAN, Wash. – Brian Collins, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received one of 59 national Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for 2017. » More …

Pintak named fellow by Society of Professional Journalists

Pintak LawrenceINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, as a Fellow of the Society for his “extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism.” » More …