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WSU Tri-Cities partners with youth program for academic camps in east Pasco community

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Citiies

ALAS_WSU Tri-Cities summer campRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities has joined forces with a local youth-operated program to grow its home-based extracurricular learning opportunities in a community in east Pasco.

The organization, Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success (ALAS), originated several years ago when Lakeview community youth wanted to improve their neighborhood through offering child friendly activities, leadership building opportunities and additional academic resources right in their home area.

“We started a program because there were a lot of kids running around, and it used to be a place known for drugs … » More …

Campus climate, DACA, university update focus of town hall meeting

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By Meredith Metsker, University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is focusing on action when it comes to balancing the budget and addressing concerns about campus climate and the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Kirk Schulz said Tuesday. » More …

Sept. 11-15: WSU Staff Appreciation Week

By Stephanie Rink, Carson College of Business

wsu logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Take a pause to celebrate the hard work of WSU staff at Staff Appreciation Week events from Sept. 11-15, sponsored by the Administrative Professional Advisory Council. » More …

2017 Global Case Competition registration now open

By Hunter Jones, Office of International Programs

Dignity Before Detention WSU global competition team PULLMAN, Wash. – Registration for the 2017 Global Case Competition is now open. Registration will be open until all teams are filled and meet the competition requirements. » More …

Sept. 14: WSU Tri-Cities celebrates grand opening of student union building

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

wsu tri-cities student union building RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities invites members of the public to join the grand opening celebration of its $5.73 million campus student union building, 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. » More …

Enterprise Systems migrating applications from mainframe to Cloud

By Jacqueline Southwick, Information Technology Services

palouse cloudsPULLMAN, Wash. – For more than three decades, WSU’s IBM mainframe — a highly secure and reliable platform for large-scale online and batch transaction processing — has effectively managed WSU’s business applications. » More …

Training, mentoring needed to support department chairs

By McKenna Miller, intern, College of Education

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite playing a critical role in the academic success of higher education, department chairs are among the least studied and most misunderstood management position. » More …

Weathercatch: State’s biggest wildfire human caused, weather spread

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – A human is to blame for starting Washington state’s largest wildfire, burning since July 23. » More …

Things college students should consider before getting a pet

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is recommending that college students consider all aspects of pet ownership before taking the plunge. » More …

Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors welcome new leader, broader mission

By Ann Goos, Director of Public Affairs

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has elevated the university’s Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors program to a Presidential Task Force status and appointed associate professor Amit Dhingra to lead the program. » More …