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Jazz performer, educator receives WSU alumni award

horace-alexander-youngPULLMAN, Wash. – Horace Alexander Young, chair of contemporary music at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, was honored recently with the Washington State University Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of three decades of professional touring and recording jazz music with top performers worldwide while also teaching privately and at the university level. » More …

University seeks input about student conduct process

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters – is invited to provide input as the external review of the university’s student conduct process moves forward. » More …

New scholarship in honor of alumnus, entrepreneur

By Corrie Wilder, Murrow College of Communication

fred-hoggPULLMAN, Wash. – The first full-tuition scholarship for students in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University will be offered for the first time in fall 2017. » More …

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

deke-gassettBONNEY LAKE, Wash. – After a bomb exploded in a Washington State University dorm in 1979, student resident advisor Deke Gassett organized fundraising for the WSU police to acquire more protective Kevlar vests. While a drug enforcement agent just eight years later, Gassett himself was protected by a Kevlar vest, saved others’ lives and won awards for his actions. » More …

Longtime state education leader wins award from WSU

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gene-sharratt-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former faculty member Gene Sharratt recently received the annual Advocate for Education Award from the Washington State University College of Education for promotion of good educational practice or policy at the state, regional or national level. » More …

Oct. 20: Tri-Cities to install chapter of national honor society

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

phi-kappa-phi-logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will be welcomed as home to the 338th chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society at an installation ceremony at noon Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CIC art gallery. » More …

Wheat farmer, WSU supporter receives alumni award

randy-suess-wsu-alumni-award-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Randy Suess, area wheat farmer and advocate for Washington State University agriculture research and extension, was honored Wednesday with the WSU Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his support of local and global wheat partnerships and of ag and community programs throughout the region. » More …

Oct. 7: Annual Pre-Law Day connects students, alumni

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fifth annual Pre-Law Day will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in CUE 518 with keynote speaker Brenda Williams, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and associate dean of the University of Washington School of Law. » More …

Oct. 14: Meet the makers and taste Cougar III wine

By Elizabeth Rudd, Brelsford WSU visitor center

cougar-iii-winePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumni Annette Bergevin and Dave Harvey of Bergevin Lane Vineyards will discuss their Walla Walla winery and wines at 2:30 p.m. during a tasting at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, 150 E. Spring St., Pullman. » More …