By Nella Letizia
PULLMAN, Wash. – After three decades of distinguished public service, former Washington State Congressman and 57th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas S. Foley leaves a powerful legacy in public policy and education throughout Washington and nationwide. Widely admired for his quiet commitment to respectful leadership, Foley died this morning at age 84 at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – October marks the peak of wild mushroom picking in the Northwest, and a Washington State University plant pathologist nicknamed the “mushroom queen” is just the person you’d want in tow. She can keep you from getting lost in the woods and from eating a mushroom that tastes bad – or worse, one that will make you sick.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University is launching an online M.A. degree in strategic communication with classes to begin in January 2014.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Six original Andy Warhol prints recently were given to the Washington State University Museum of Art from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. They are the largest Warhol prints in the museum’s permanent collection (up to 40 x 40 inches) and depict both mundane and recognizable pop culture references.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Patrons of Washington State University Libraries soon will use a single search box to find journals, books and digitized collections. Users will see other improvements, too, including access to some 9 million titles and 26 million resources from 36 other higher education institutions.
SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane students from each of the health disciplines on campus are offering their expertise at free wellness fairs for teachers at 10 schools in the Spokane Public Schools district.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s new visitor center is now open, creating a new front door to the University. WSU leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and members of the surrounding community gathered this morning to formally dedicate the new 4,224-square-foot building. WSU President Elson S. Floyd heralded the new facility as a great partnership between the City of Pullman and the WSU campus.