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WSU regents extend President Floyd’s contract to 2021
February 24, 2014

Floyd-E 2009 80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today voted to extend the contract of WSU President Elson S. Floyd until June 30, 2021. Floyd requested that his compensation remain unchanged at this time.

March 6: Singers perform new, Renaissance works
February 24, 2014

Cottam-singing-110PULLMAN, Wash. – The Madrigal Chamber Singers and Concert Choir will perform music from contemporary and Renaissance eras in a free, public concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University. Both groups are under the direction of Lori Wiest, professor.

March 7: Senior sings of spring, love in free recital
February 24, 2014

Kochanski-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Student Sara Kochanski will present a free senior voice recital – “Songs of Spring, Fury and Love” – at 4:10 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

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Feb. 28: Deadline to apply for summer internships
February 24, 2014

WRPS_logo-220RICHLAND, Wash. – Applications are due Friday, Feb. 28, for an internship program that matches Washington State University Tri-Cities students with small businesses and nonprofit agencies.

WSU Board of Regents to hold special meeting
February 21, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, February 24, beginning at 2:00 pm, via teleconference. The meeting will be held in French Administration 422B on the WSU Pullman Campus.

March 5: Clean tech lab groundbreaking
February 20, 2014

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Groundbreaking on a clean technology laboratory at Washington State University will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at 2001 E. Grimes Way, the intersection of Grimes and Quad Services Road (the southern part of Lincoln Drive on campus and Google maps). Completion is scheduled for October 2015.

WSU to offer pharmacy degree program at PNWU in Yakima
February 20, 2014

320px-PNWU_Logo-80YAKIMA, Wash. – Applications will be accepted starting mid-summer for a Washington State University doctor of pharmacy degree program in Yakima offered by WSU and the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences beginning in August 2015.

Plague rises from the dead, studied in fleas at WSU
February 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

WSU-fleas-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A study’s recent finding about a plague that struck 1,500 years ago might seem arbitrary – except that it involves a resurrected pathogen whose secrets, pulled from ancient teeth, can help us understand our world’s emerging diseases.

March 18-20: Health reform in rural communities
February 19, 2014

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health will take place in two conferences March 18-20, drawing health professionals from Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

March 6, 13: Workshop helps families keep lands intact
February 18, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

family-land-workshop-230EVERETT, Wash. – Many landowners want to preserve their family lands and associated businesses but don’t know how to engage the next generation(s) in the process. A two-part succession planning workshop, including dinners, will be 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 6 and 13, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Professor, food engineering innovator named ASABE fellow
February 18, 2014

Juming-Tang-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Juming Tang, a food engineer and professor at Washington State University, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, an award granted to just 2 percent of members worldwide.

Feb. 27: Learn about handheld devices at ‘Gadget Menagerie’
February 18, 2014

gadgets-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries will hold free, public training 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Terrell 20E about e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices – how they work, what they have in common and basic tips.

WSU researcher creates cooking-oil based ‘bioasphalt’
February 17, 2014

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Wen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Over the past century, asphalt has played an integral role in the American economy, keeping us all connected through a sprawling, easily accessible web of national roadways.  But now, thanks to a researcher at Washington State University, the familiar fossil-fueled-based product is going green.

March 12: Ireland’s Caladh Nua in concert
February 17, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. — Ireland offers up its finest in traditional music and song when Caladh Nua takes the stage Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington State University in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

Team presents vegetable grafting findings in China
February 14, 2014

Miles-C-2012-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A team of Washington State University vegetable horticulture researchers travels to China next month to present their research findings as part of a global effort to increase environmentally friendly vegetable production through grafting.  Their efforts may stimulate a new market for vegetable production in Western Washington.

March 1: Mushroom cultivation course offered in Sultan
February 14, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

SULTAN, Wash. – Whether you have a tiny backyard or hundreds of acres, growing gourmet mushrooms can be a satisfying and tasty venture. In the Pacific Northwest, there are about a dozen mushroom species including oyster, shiitake, and maiitake, which can be grown using many of our native tree species. Ensuring success with this type of backyard farming, however, involves developing a good understanding of the process and knowledge of the techniques involved.