WSU News https://news.wsu.edu   Wed, 27 May 2015 15:14:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 WSU student pharmacist selected as national scholar https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/27/wsu-student-pharmacist-selected-as-national-scholar/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/27/wsu-student-pharmacist-selected-as-national-scholar/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 15:05:52 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138835 SPOKANE, Wash. – Student pharmacist Ryan Nottingham intends to work with geriatric patients as part of an ambulatory health care team after graduating next year. To learn more about pharmacy education, she applied for – and won – one of 85 national travel scholarships to attend the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of … Continue reading WSU student pharmacist selected as national scholar

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NottinghamSPOKANE, Wash. – Student pharmacist Ryan Nottingham intends to work with geriatric patients as part of an ambulatory health care team after graduating next year. To learn more about pharmacy education, she applied for – and won – one of 85 national travel scholarships to attend the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in July.

“Working directly with the people I educate, whether they be patients or students, is my top priority in my future career,” said Nottingham, a Bainbridge Island, Wash., native who will be based in Olympia, Wash., to complete six pharmacy practice rotations for her doctor of pharmacy degree.

RobinsonWSU pharmacy faculty member Jennifer Robinson was chosen with Nottingham for the 2015 AACP Walmart Scholars Program. It provides $1,000 to student-faculty pairs to attend the national meeting and teacher seminar, which will be in National Harbor, Md.

“The scholarship will give me an opportunity to explore academic pharmacy from a position of an educator, rather than as simply a student,” said Nottingham. “I am looking forward to learning from some of the top educators in the world of pharmacy.”

“Ryan is an exceptional student pharmacist who has the ability to fit in any career path she chooses,” said Robinson, who is also director of student services for the WSU College of Pharmacy. “She has the building blocks needed to be a successful clinical pharmacist and educator.”

 

Contact:
Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy communications, 509-368-6679, lmaricle@wsu.edu

 

 

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Grant to fund feasibility study of research park rehab https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/grant-to-fund-feasibility-study-of-research-park-rehab/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/grant-to-fund-feasibility-study-of-research-park-rehab/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 20:40:21 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138830 PULLMAN, Wash. – A recent federal grant will allow Washington State University to study the economic and technical viability of renovating the buildings at its research and technology park on the north edge of campus.  The WSU Offices of Economic Development and Commercialization received a $158,467 Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. … Continue reading Grant to fund feasibility study of research park rehab

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research-parkPULLMAN, Wash. – A recent federal grant will allow Washington State University to study the economic and technical viability of renovating the buildings at its research and technology park on the north edge of campus. 

The WSU Offices of Economic Development and Commercialization received a $158,467 Science and Research Park Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“This grant helps build toward our long-term goal to foster more business development and innovation, both from WSU and the community, for the economic prosperity of the region and the state,” said Anson Fatland, WSU associate vice president for economic development.

“Supporting innovators and entrepreneurs at every stage is crucial to ensuring America remains competitive in the global economy,” said Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development.

For more information, including a list of 2014 grant recipients, see http://www.eda.gov/oie/2014-risp-competition.htm.

Learn more about WSU’s Office of Economic Development at http://economicdevelopment.wsu.edu/ and the Office of Commercialization at http://commercialization.wsu.edu/.

 

 

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June 20: Field day scheduled for forest owners https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/june-20-field-day-scheduled-for-forest-owners/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/june-20-field-day-scheduled-for-forest-owners/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 17:07:33 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138821 CLE ELUM, Wash. – A forest field day for landowners of five or 500 acres will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Vukonich Family Farm near Ronald, Wash. Demonstrations, classes and exhibitors will be available throughout the day. Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists … Continue reading June 20: Field day scheduled for forest owners

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forest-field-dayCLE ELUM, Wash. – A forest field day for landowners of five or 500 acres will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Vukonich Family Farm near Ronald, Wash. Demonstrations, classes and exhibitors will be available throughout the day.

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Chain saw safety demonstration at a previous forest field day.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chainsaw safety and maintenance, and forestland security and safety. Youth activities will be provided all day.

Early registration by June 12 is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more. After that date the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family. An optional BBQ lunch will be available for $10 per person to benefit local school clubs. Lunch reservations must be received by June 12.

A brochure with details, driving directions and the registration form can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Ronald.pdf. Or contact WSU Extension forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or andyp@wsu.edu

 

Contact:
Andy Perleberg, WSU Extension forester, 509-667-6540, andyp@wsu.edu

 

 

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WSU in the Media – May 26, 2015 https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/wsu-in-the-media-may-26-2015/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/wsu-in-the-media-may-26-2015/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:36:07 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138816 The New York Times – A group of Washington State University journalism students spent 11 days in Cuba, meeting Cuban journalists at state-run newspapers and Radio Havana, along with ordinary Cubans, from a taxi driver to a hairdresser. The trip was authorized under U.S. rules as educational, and professors kept careful records of their itineraries, … Continue reading WSU in the Media – May 26, 2015

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The New York Times – A group of Washington State University journalism students spent 11 days in Cuba, meeting Cuban journalists at state-run newspapers and Radio Havana, along with ordinary Cubans, from a taxi driver to a hairdresser. The trip was authorized under U.S. rules as educational, and professors kept careful records of their itineraries, as required by regulations — even though they’ve never, from past trips, been asked for proof of their activities.

The Charlotte Observer – Modern dads may change diapers and fill sippy cups, but you still won’t catch them using baby talk. That’s according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University, Spokane, who found that while mothers often use high-pitched tones and varied cadences to communicate with their babies and toddlers, fathers play it straight, speaking to their little ones as if they were adults. “Moms raised their pitch by around 40 hertz,” a verifiable change in sound, said Mark VanDam, a WSU-Spokane assistant professor in the speech and hearing sciences department. “Dads had no statistical effect at all.”

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Ask Dr. Universe: What are the cookies used on gadgets? https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/ask-dr-universe-what-are-the-cookies-used-on-gadgets/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/ask-dr-universe-what-are-the-cookies-used-on-gadgets/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:29:19 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138814 PULLMAN, Wash. – A cookie is a tiny file of text that gathers information about you as you browse the Web. You might be familiar with cookies if your computer has ever asked if you wanted to turn them on or off. Let’s say you want to go visit your favorite website. Maybe it is … Continue reading Ask Dr. Universe: What are the cookies used on gadgets?

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Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – A cookie is a tiny file of text that gathers information about you as you browse the Web. You might be familiar with cookies if your computer has ever asked if you wanted to turn them on or off.

Let’s say you want to go visit your favorite website. Maybe it is one with cat videos. Humans seem to love cat videos, especially the ones where we are doing something silly.

Learn more in the complete Dr. Universe column here.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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Aug. 14 deadline: Nominations sought for advising awards https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/aug-14-deadline-nominations-sought-for-advising-awards/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/aug-14-deadline-nominations-sought-for-advising-awards/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:21:07 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138812 PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations for outstanding academic advisors will be accepted through Aug. 14 by Washington State University’s Academic Advising Association (ACADA). Award recipients will be entered to compete for regional and national awards. Send nominations/applications to Yung-Hwa Anna Chow at campus zip 2421 or ychow@wsu.edu. This should include a 1- or 2-page letter providing … Continue reading Aug. 14 deadline: Nominations sought for advising awards

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations for outstanding academic advisors will be accepted through Aug. 14 by Washington State University’s Academic Advising Association (ACADA). Award recipients will be entered to compete for regional and national awards.

Send nominations/applications to Yung-Hwa Anna Chow at campus zip 2421 or ychow@wsu.edu. This should include a 1- or 2-page letter providing examples of the applicant’s use of developmental advising, involvement in and use of the university network in advising students, and encouragement of students’ responsibility for their education. Include the name, college, department, email and phone number of the nominee.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

New advisor (advising for three or fewer years)
1. Academic Advising Primary Role – Individuals whose primary role at WSU is academic advising.

Advisor (advising for more than 3 years)
1. Academic Advising Primary Role
2. Faculty Academic Advising – Individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching but who spend a portion of their time at WSU providing academic advising/mentoring/support services to students.
3. Academic Advising Administrator – Individuals who may provide direct academic advising services but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director responsible for an academic advising program at WSU.

 

 

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June 19: Jazz and Wine Festival, free music clinic at Tri-Cities https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/june-19-jazz-and-wine-festival-free-music-clinic-at-tri-cities/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/26/june-19-jazz-and-wine-festival-free-music-clinic-at-tri-cities/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:07:21 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138808 By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Jazz musician Wes Mackey will perform at Washington State University’s first Jazz and Wine Festival 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, on the Columbia Center Rotary Stage at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. Wine and food will be available for purchase around the stage area as Mackey … Continue reading June 19: Jazz and Wine Festival, free music clinic at Tri-Cities

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Mackey-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Jazz musician Wes Mackey will perform at Washington State University’s first Jazz and Wine Festival 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, on the Columbia Center Rotary Stage at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.

Wine and food will be available for purchase around the stage area as Mackey plays. For more information, visit http://tricities.wsu.edu/jazzandwine.

Mackey, who has toured the world during more than 50 years of performing, will also hold a free, public lecture and clinic 1-2:30 p.m. in the WSU Tri-Cities East Auditorium.

He went from working the “dusty honky tonks” of Georgia to performing in five-star venues. As a soloist or bandmaster, his dynamic stage presence and uplifting performances have made him a favorite in Europe. His last Tri-Cities performance sold out.

A variety of ticket options are available at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1613/index.aspx?sid=1613&gid=3&pgid=1455&cid=2670.

With the $75 Chancellor’s Crimson Premier ticket, a limited number of 20 guests will receive backstage access to Mackey and attendance at the chancellor’s reception. The reception will include a private social opportunity and photo with Mackey, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine. Also included is one pass for the premier parking lot and one chair in the VIP seating area.

The $40 Cougar Gray VIP ticket, limited to 70, will include one parking pass, one chair in the VIP area and ease of access to wine and food vendors during the event.

With the unlimited number of $10 general admission tickets, guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the concert.

Garlick Enterprises is the title sponsor for the festival, and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Those interested can contact Marisela Garza at 509-372-7207 or marisela.garza@tricity.wsu.edu.

 

Contacts:
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations, 509-372-7333, maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu
Loraine Wilson, WSU Tri-Cities executive assistant to the chancellor, 509-372-7258, lorraine.wilson@tricity.wsu.edu

 

 

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Environmental scientist receives Alumni Achievement Award https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/environmental-scientist-receives-alumni-achievement-award/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/environmental-scientist-receives-alumni-achievement-award/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 18:07:31 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138800 RICHLAND, Wash. – Wayne J. Martin, recently retired from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as acting chief operations officer for national security directorate, was honored Friday with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of career achievements, mentorship of aspiring scientists and service to education in the Tri-Cities community. Throughout his … Continue reading Environmental scientist receives Alumni Achievement Award

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Martin-alumni-award-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Wayne J. Martin, recently retired from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as acting chief operations officer for national security directorate, was honored Friday with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of career achievements, mentorship of aspiring scientists and service to education in the Tri-Cities community.

Throughout his career, Martin has served as an environmental scientist, project manager and line manager on a broad range of geologic and geochemical issues as they relate to the natural environment, groundwater monitoring and hazardous waste characterization. He has been a positive role model and mentor to underrepresented scientists and students in his community.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management in 1978 from WSU, a master’s degree in radiological sciences from the University of Washington and a doctorate in environmental and natural resource sciences in 1996 from WSU.

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Alumni award honoree Wayne J. Martin, right, with Rob Ellsworth, past president of the WSU Alumni Association.

As a project management office director for chemical, biological and nuclear surety at PNNL, he had oversight of more than 100 research projects that were primarily laboratory intensive. PNNL is located near the Hanford Site, which has the largest quantity of radioactive waste in the world; some of Martin’s research was related to understanding contaminant migration from that waste.

He mentors graduate students at PNNL and supports student intern involvement. He has provided leadership in organizations promoting education, including the WSU Tri-Cities advisory council and the advisory board for local MESA (mathematics, science and engineering achievement) for middle and high school students.

Martin is on the Kadlec Health System board of directors, is a member of the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and has chaired the board of trustees at Columbia Basin College.

His awards include: 2011 Distinguished Alumnus from WSU Tri-Cities; 2010 Community Stewardship from the Black History Month Committee at PNNL; 2010 Trustee of the Year for the State of Washington Community and Technical College System; 2008 America’s Most Accomplished African-American Scientists from the Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal; 2007 Black Engineer of the Year for Community Service from the Council of Dean of Engineering of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and U.S. Black Engineer Magazine; 2004 One of 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science from Science Spectrum Magazine; and 2003 Laboratory Director’s Award (Fitzner-Eberhardt Award) for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Engineering Education from PNNL.

The WSUAA Alumni Achievement Award was created in 1970 by the WSUAA Board of Directors to recognize alumni who have given outstanding service to WSU and made contributions to their professions and communities. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association. Of an estimated 250,000 students who have attended WSU, Martin is the 514th Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

 

Contacts:
Wayne J. Martin, PNNL, 509-531-7465, wmartin@owt.com
Christina Parrish, WSU alumni engagement, 509-335-6907, parrishc@wsu.edu

 

 

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Streamlining international student reporting https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/streamlining-international-student-reporting/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/streamlining-international-student-reporting/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 17:10:46 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138795 PULLMAN, Wash. – Reporting about international students is mandated by the U.S. government, but there are ways for universities to make it less arduous for students and international programs personnel. “I don’t think people realize how much has to get reported on an international student,” says Robert Rigg, who coordinates the Student and Exchange Visitor … Continue reading Streamlining international student reporting

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Reporting about international students is mandated by the U.S. government, but there are ways for universities to make it less arduous for students and international programs personnel.

“I don’t think people realize how much has to get reported on an international student,” says Robert Rigg, who coordinates the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) at Washington State University.

He was featured in a recent article highlighting three main areas where universities can create efficiencies in the process – in the office, in student interactions and in faculty communications.

Read the complete article from Terra Dotta, a student management software company, at http://www.terradotta.com/articles/article-Streamline-SEVIS-Compliance-05-15.pdf.

 

 

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Gifted students experience college via 3-day field trip https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/gifted-students-experience-college-via-3-day-field-trip/ https://news.wsu.edu/2015/05/22/gifted-students-experience-college-via-3-day-field-trip/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:57:25 +0000 https://news.wsu.edu/?p=138786 PULLMAN, Wash. – About 300 fifth- through eighth-grade gifted students from the Spokane, Wash., school district Odyssey program are getting a taste of college this week during a three-day field trip at Washington State University. They are experiencing classes in cheese making, astronomy, veterinary anatomy, Shakespeare and much more. They will visit WSU museums and … Continue reading Gifted students experience college via 3-day field trip

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PULLMAN, Wash. – About 300 fifth- through eighth-grade gifted students from the Spokane, Wash., school district Odyssey program are getting a taste of college this week during a three-day field trip at Washington State University.

Odyssey Kids_0814They are experiencing classes in cheese making, astronomy, veterinary anatomy, Shakespeare and much more. They will visit WSU museums and the visitor center and participate in a library scavenger hunt. They will practice registering for classes, staying in a residence hall, eating at a dining center and navigating their way around campus.

 

Photos of cheese making class and library scavenger hunt by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.

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