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Provost will match food drive donations
November 16, 2017

Canned goods and non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Provost’s Office at French Administration, room 436, through Friday, Dec. 8.

The Siberian research vessel on Lake Baikal used by the Kozhov family, whose members have gathered lake samples for more than six decades.
The serendipitous side of science and Siberia
November 14, 2017

One day Stephanie Hampton, the data-crunching limnologist at WSU widely recognized for her work on Lake Washington, was perusing books on eBay when she came across the seminal work on Lake Baikal by Mikhail Kozhov, the patriarch of a family of Russian scientists she’d met while collaborating on research in Siberia. When it arrived, she discovered it was inscribed to famous American limnologist John Brooks and Kozhov’s family members later verified the signature and handwriting as authentic.

Valerie Cheathon
The calculus of grace
November 13, 2017

For Valerie Cheathon, it all adds up. She plans to earn a master’s degree in applied math so she can make movies. Sitting in the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University one morning, she clearly sees the world as a weave of numbers—and stories.

Reusable shopping bags created by WSU students
Students fashion reusable bags for community food pantry
November 9, 2017

Working with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, students in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles created the bags this fall as a dual class project. Teams of students, mostly freshmen and sophomores, learned to track down quality used textiles and assemble a real product, at the same time gaining lessons in community service.

More Coug Life

Veteran’s Day ceremony planned
November 7, 2017

The event will start at 11:50 a.m. at the top of the Terrell Mall, outside of the CUB.  A flag procession and bagpipers will lead participants down the mall to the Veterans Memorial where a short program will be conducted.

Baseball superstitions: Just in time for Halloween, World Series
October 31, 2017

Baseball players are among the most superstitious of professional athletes, with myriad rituals and routines to keep a winning streak alive or to pull a struggling team out of a slump. In 171 years of the sport’s existence, the list of do’s and don’ts covers everything from what to eat before a game to not washing your socks after the game is over.

The ghost of Bryan Hall
October 31, 2017

Stories about ghosts and the unexplained are common across the Pullman campus, but few are as spine-tingling as the mysterious encounters in Bryan Hall.

Retired nurse finds encore career as inventor
October 30, 2017

Russell Michaelsen didn’t graduate from the WSU College of Nursing until he was nearly 50, after working as a medical lab tech, logger, commercial fisherman, hunting guide, and builder. As a nurse, he added inventor to that list of vocations. His company, based in the Health Education & Research Building on the WSU Spokane campus, specializes in development of products designed to prevent infections.

Homecoming bonfire rally
October 20, 2017

Cheer with the WSU Cheer Squad, dance with the Crimson Girls and share your Cougar pride with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members as No. 15 Washington State prepares for the Saturday night showdown against Colorado at Martin Stadium. The annual homecoming bonfire is set for 6 p.m. tonight.

Get ready for Homecoming
October 19, 2017

Spend quality time with your Cougar family before the game and take advantage of affordable food options, including Cougar Smokie Sausage, Cougar Gold mac and cheese, turkey and brisket sandwiches, hamburgers and more at the CUB before Saturday’s big game.

The ultimate DIY source
October 11, 2017

Since 1892, our land-grant school has been advising Washingtonians on topics ranging from canning jams to breeding cattle. Thousands of paper bulletins have carried the expertise of faculty and extension agents tackling everything imaginable. The project of digitizing these treasures fell to Mark O’English, the WSU archivist in charge of University history, and a team of students.

COOL Cat study needs feline volunteers
October 9, 2017

Researchers at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking 13 healthy cats to help study whether the antacid, omeprazole, reduces the effectiveness of clopidogrel (Plavix®).  Clopidogrel is commonly used in both human and animal medicine to prevent blood clots.

The backpacking cellist
October 6, 2017

WSU cello professor Ruth Boden is challenging the received wisdom that classical music is played in tuxedos in concert halls with whisper-quiet audiences who’ve paid big bucks for a seat.

Cheese in a can
October 5, 2017

In the late 1930s, the WSC Creamery wanted to find a new way to store cheese. Wax cracked easily and plastic hadn’t been invented.

A good apple (cider)
October 4, 2017

Did you know the cider apple research program was started at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC in 1979?