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Alumnus named head coach of Penn State football

Franklin-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus James Franklin, 41, has been named head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team.

He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from the Washington State University College of Education in 1999.

A Pennsylvania native, Franklin most recently led Vanderbilt University to bowls in all three of his seasons there. He replaces Bill O’Brien, who left Penn State after two years to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans.

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Strength in numbers

Prioritizing family, whether at home or on the field, is what drives Jake Dickert in his first full season as the WSU head football coach. Dickert and the Cougs play the Huskies in the Apple Cup this Saturday.

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Strength in numbers

Prioritizing family, whether at home or on the field, is what drives Jake Dickert in his first full season as the WSU head football coach. Dickert and the Cougs play the Huskies in the Apple Cup this Saturday.

Global Campus inducts first distinguished alumni

The first five inductees were Shelley Broader, Nancy Krook, Lisa King, Katey Koehn, and Gary Rubens — all leaders in business or philanthropy and supporters of the worldwide WSU Global Campus community.

Insider will return Monday, Nov. 28

WSU Insider is taking a break to join with the rest of the university community in celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy the break. We’ll be back the morning of Nov. 28 with fresh posts and all the latest information for the WSU community.

Learning from indigenous populations common thread in new grants

Three new grants with funding from the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences will promote community education with a common focus on learning from Native populations.

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