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George Pinyuh
January 1, 1900

PULLMAN, Wash.- George Pinyuh, a retiree from the WSU County Extension, died on Feb. 20, 2013. He worked at WSU from 1976-1994.

Engage others by building intercultural learning in your classroom
January 1, 1900

PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty are invited to a cultural
intelligence (CQ) workshop 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Honors College
lounge. Space is limited; please RSVP by 5 p.m. Feb. 26 to Rachel Halverson,

Washington State University Department of Foreign Languages
and Cultures is the sponsor of the workshop.

Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, a linguist with expertise in
cultural learning and a professor at Calvin College, will teach participants
about engaging students across cultural lines in a productive way.

Intercultural learning theories are at the heart … » More …

Larry O. Klossner
January 1, 1900

Larry O. Klossner, a retiree from Facilities Operatoins, died on Feb. 8, 2013. He retired from WSU in July of 2012.

Phillip Wilder
January 1, 1900

Phillip Wilder, a retiree from WSU Tri-Cities, died on Sept. 24.  He worked at WSU from 1986-2006.

Endowment honors Sam Reed’s 45 years of public service
January 1, 1900

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will establish an endowment to fund The Sam Reed Distinguished Professorship in Civic Education and Public Civility in honor of Reed’s distinguished record of public service. He will retire from public office as Washington’s 14th secretary of state in January 2013.


Reed received his bachelor’s degree in social studies and master’s degree in political science from WSU.


“Much of my grounding in political science, history and politics came from mentors and professors in my undergraduate and graduate school years at Washington State and I am so happy to think that future … » More …

Debra Franck
January 1, 1900

Debra Franck, an active employee in the WSU Department of Nursing, died on Oct. 9. She worked at WSU from 2004 – 2012.

Gen Ed proposal focuses on ways of inquiry
January 1, 1900

PULLMAN – There is still time to comment on the general education proposal that was unveiled earlier this semester.

Hour-long forums are being held at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in CUB 212. In addition to holding open forums, the committee is also accepting comments online. Comments will be accepted until Oct. 15.

Tom Tripp, head of the General Education Committee, said he has been pleased with the level of engagement across the university, but would like to hear from even more people.

“People are giving very thoughtful and constructive feedback,” he said, both in person and in online comments. … » More …