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Why thunderstorms are rare in the Pacific Northwest

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Last year on May 29, a thunderstorm rolled into parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho causing sporadic power outages and several reports of minor hail damage to cars. Though the storm caused no significant or widespread damage, the event was big news for residents who witnessed it. » More …

Alumna, 100, a grad of WSU’s first four-year pharmacy class

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Geraldine-Kerr-headSPOKANE, Wash. – A member of the first graduating class of the four-year bachelor of science in pharmacy degree at Washington State Agricultural College (now Washington State University), Geraldine (“Jeri”) J. Kerr celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16. » More …

Moses Lake business advisor earns state recognition

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Allan-PetersonMOSES LAKE, Wash. – Allan Peterson, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Network (SBDC), was named the network’s 2016 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in eastern Washington. » More …

May 19: Students showcase science, technology projects

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Presentation-from-last-year's-STEMposium-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Over 200 middle and high school students from eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana will participate in the third annual Spokane STEMposium at Washington State University Spokane on May 19. » More …

Carson College of Business recognizes faculty, staff, students

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By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Carson College of Business recently honored its outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students during an annual awards event at Washington State University Pullman. » More …

New mental health tool expedites patient evaluation

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new assessment tool to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. It could also speed up long-delayed competency evaluations for people awaiting trial. » More …

WSU program ensures bodies for medical study

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medicine

David-Conley-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students. » More …

College of Pharmacy celebrates students, alumni, donors

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Annual awards and alumni/donors who allowed the College of Pharmacy to present $325,000 in student scholarships this year were celebrated recently at the Washington State University Health Sciences campus in Spokane. » More …