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Student creates Vancouver winter graduation celebration

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Karissa Kysar, a junior majoring in hospitality business management, saw a need—a need for a celebration designed to recognize Washington State University Vancouver students who graduate in December. Fall graduates are encouraged to participate in spring commencement ceremonies, but Kysar wanted something immediate to mark the occasion. » More …

Smart home integration gets boost from business advising

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Curtis-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies, is in the enviable position of having a business that grew during the recession. He started in 2008, and by 2009 he had two employees and a steady stream of new and returning customers. » More …

A better health care experience for the marginalized

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Flemmer-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Sitting on an exam table in a flimsy gown can intimidate anyone. If you also happen to be lesbian, gay or bisexual, the experience can be even worse. » More …

Grant helps injured employees get back on the job

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

Smart-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A nursing professor at Washington State University Spokane has developed materials to save time and money for employees, employers and the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). » More …

Student hopes to boost elementary learning with technology

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Dornan-80GRAHAM, Wash. – “Exceptional” and “exemplary,” Elissa Dornan is the last teacher standing in Washington state. As a finalist for a regional teaching prize of $100,000, she is up against a teacher from Blackfoot, Idaho, and another from Billings, Mont. » More …

Masculine, feminine faces valued more in industrial world

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Hewlett-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – In a world of cover girls, matinee idols and celebrated sexiest men and women, it’s easy to think that humans have always put a lot of stock in a masculine or feminine face. » More …