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WSU apple a non-biotech non-browning alternative
January 14, 2014

WA-38--175PULLMAN, Wash. – A genetically engineered apple that doesn’t brown after it is cut has received media attention recently. Meanwhile, Washington State University’s recently released apple variety, WA 38, also is extremely slow to brown – and it was developed with conventional breeding techniques used for millennia.

WSU, Albertsons partner to provide strep throat testing
January 14, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

Schwartz-80SPOKANE, Wash. – After receiving training from a Washington State University professor and in collaboration with a local physician, pharmacists at eight Albertsons/Sav-on pharmacies in the Spokane area have begun testing for and treating strep throat.

Jan. 28: WSU hosts forum about health care options
January 13, 2014

health-care-250PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and Pullman community members are invited to learn about health insurance options 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the CUB junior ballroom.

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It’s an owl! It’s a hawk! Rare visit one for record books
January 13, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Dec14-owl-300PULLMAN, Wash. – Owls, like most creatures, “sometimes just hit the road and go,” said raptor expert Erik Stauber, a retired wildlife veterinary professor from Washington State University. So when he spotted an odd looking bird perched on a bare tree near a Moscow, Idaho, shopping mall, he suspected it was a rare visitor from a faraway land.

WSU recommends flu vaccinations as students return
January 13, 2014

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

vaccination-arm-90pPULLMAN, Wash. – With spring semester classes resuming this week amid reports of increasing influenza activity across the country, health officials at Washington State University are urging returning students to practice good health habits and get a seasonal flu vaccination.

Innovative police safety app debuts at White House conference
January 10, 2014

Vila-B-2013-80SPOKANE, Wash. – An app to reduce the impact of fatigue on police officers and improve safety will be presented at a White House innovation conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, by Bryan Vila, Washington State University Spokane professor of criminal justice and criminology.

Jan. 23-24: Free will explored in philosophy forum
January 9, 2014

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Mele-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Recent discoveries in neuroscience are challenging long-held beliefs about conscious decision making or “free will.” Alfred Mele, an expert in action theory, will examine this critical intersection of science and philosophy in two free public events Jan. 23-24, at Washington State University Pullman.

Vet student exhibits passion for horses; reception Jan. 31
January 9, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Kaylin-w-horses-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaylin Wells has sketched and doodled as long as she can remember. Her primary subject – horses – galloped surreptitiously across class notes, book margins and scraps of paper at school.

Unique online power engineering program gets under way
January 9, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Citing the need for trained engineers in the power industry, Washington State University in fall 2014 will debut the first online professional master’s degree program in electrical power engineering.

Jan. 31: Faculty vocal ensemble presents Mozart
January 8, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new faculty vocal ensemble, Cantiamo!, will perform “Many Moods of Mozart” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

Feb. 13: Soil quality topic of farm, consumer workshop
January 8, 2014

Youngquist-soil-workshop-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Participants will dig into quality, hands-on learning at a “Practical Soil Health for Farmers” workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.

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.

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.