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Perspectives: Farewell to a friend

Bernardo-80This week’s post is quite personal, but I thought I might take the opportunity to share a few perspectives about my friend and colleague, Dr. Elson S. Floyd. Saturday, I lost more than a close colleague; I lost my most influential mentor, my boss, and one of my closest friends. I suppose that writing this blog post is as much about personal grief therapy, as sharing my perspectives and experiences with the man.Continue reading

WSU praises Senate support for FAA Center of Excellence

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials at Washington State University applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee today for including $10.5 million for the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment in its funding measure for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.Continue reading

‘Historic’ heatwave settling over Pacific Northwest

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

AgWeatherNetLogoPULLMAN, Wash. – The severe heatwave descending upon the Pacific Northwest this weekend is highly unusual because it’s occurring in June and also because it is the second heatwave to strike before the month is over, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.Continue reading

Washington Legislators to honor President Floyd

Elson S. Floyd, PhD

The Washington State House of Representatives and Senate both plan to take up floor resolutions honoring WSU President Elson S. Floyd today. The House is scheduled to take up its resolution shortly after it comes to order at 10 a.m. The Senate is scheduled to take up its resolution shortly after it comes to order at noon. The proceedings can be viewed online at by clicking on the “watch live” button on the top right.