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School garden sprouts from ‘Growing Groceries’ training
January 8, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

Mauer-60LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – A 29-year veteran of the Lake Stevens School District, librarian Linda Mauer readily admits that, though a lifelong gardener, there were plenty of gaps in her knowledge – especially when it came to growing food.

WSU online programs rank among top in nation
January 8, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University online graduate programs in business and engineering as well as the online bachelor’s degree program are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today.

Online MBA among top 10 for academic excellence
January 8, 2014

best-online-programs-grad-business-100PULLMAN, Wash. – For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Washington State University among the top 10 best online graduate business programs for its MBA and Executive MBA degrees. WSU’s College of Business was recognized for continued strides to provide a world-class education that is personalized and convenient to students.

Jan. 25: Registration open for Country Living Expo
January 8, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

cattlemen's-winterschool-logo-250STANWOOD, Wash. — The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool will offer more than 175 workshops and classes in skills from cheesemaking and beekeeping to agribusiness, landscape design and small-scale solar power.

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Discovering western Washington grains in a glass
January 7, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Demand for locally grown beer and booze has set the stage for craft brewing and distilling industries to capitalize on the flavors of western Washington wheat and barley.

Looking back at autumn: Average season ends with chill
January 6, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – Autumn weather in Washington typically becomes increasingly active from September to November, but that was not the case in 2013. September kicked off the season with a superstorm, one of the highlights of the fall.

Business owner adjusts to thrive post-recession
January 3, 2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Ben-Warfield-SBDC-80TACOMA, Wash. – Ben Warfield knew how to operate a masonry business as a mostly one-man shop – he had watched his father do it for more than 20 years. When Warfield opened his own business in 2008, he figured that’s mostly what he would do, too.

Jan. 11: Rebuilding west side grain economy
January 2, 2014

grains-conference-100TACOMA, Wash. – Registration is open for the 2014 Cascadia Grains Conference aimed at rebuilding a regional grain economy west of the Cascade Mountains in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

Jan. 18: Food gardener training expands expertise
January 2, 2014

EVERETT, Wash. – Gardeners tend to be lifelong students – always seeking ways to improve. Advanced training for food gardeners will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, from the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Growing Groceries program.

Appointments reflect growing partnerships, outreach
December 23, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd has announced the appointment of three key administrative leaders to reflect the institution’s growing scope of public, private and governmental partnerships.

Health consortium receives funds for teaching health center
December 20, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane health consortium will receive a $900,000 appropriation from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to ease the shortage of physicians in Spokane and eastern Washington and support an interprofessional teaching health facility for students in medical sciences, nursing, pharmacy and other health sciences.

Jan. 25: Steampunk tour of ‘The Fantasticks’ at WSU
December 19, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Veteran theatrical touring company Nebraska Theatre Caravan will bring its steampunk-inspired adaptation of the legendary musical, “The Fantasticks,” to Washington State University’s Jones Theatre at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Researchers uncover secrets of destructive plant virus
December 19, 2013

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Pappu,-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University professor and a colleague from Australia have deciphered the inner workings of one of the world’s most destructive crop viruses.

Insects studied to understand changing Elwha ecosystem
December 18, 2013

insect-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As the largest dam removal in U.S. history brought Pacific salmon back to Washington’s Elwha River for the first time in nearly a century, scientists were considering the changing ecosystem’s impact on those foundational Elwha Valley dwellers: insects.

Jan. 20-22: Oilseed, direct seed cropping systems conference
December 17, 2013

conference-logo-170KENNEWICK, Wash. – Early registration ends Dec. 31 for the only regional conference offering an extensive program on oilseed and direct seed production systems. It will be Jan. 20-22 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Video: Light up your holidays with microbial fuel cell
December 17, 2013

microbe-tree-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Under a tiny Christmas tree in an engineering building on the Washington State University campus sits a questionable “gift” – a muddy bucket of water with a “Happy Holidays” greeting.

WSU students gain from autism learning center partnership
December 16, 2013

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

Domino-project-120SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction.

WSU antibiotic resistance expert cautious about FDA proposal
December 16, 2013

Call-D-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The three-year phase-out of food animal antibiotic uses and over-the-counter antibiotic sales proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raises questions from an expert at Washington State University.