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Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate. » More …

Nov. 1-30: WSU benefits open enrollment begins today — consider your options

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word BenefitsPULLMAN, Wash. – The annual universitywide benefits open enrollment period begins today, Nov. 1, and runs through Nov.30 for employees enrolled on Public Employee Benefits. » More …

Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to WSU campus

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program. » More …

3 million Alaska Airlines travel miles available to students, faculty, staff

Imagine Tomorrow bannerPULLMAN, Wash. – Alaska Airlines has committed three million airline miles to WSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as part of the company’s three-year sponsorship of WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow program. » More …

$1.5M for specialty crop research to improve fruits, vegetables, farming

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

usda looPULLMAN, Wash. – Seven research teams at Washington State University will enhance the competitiveness of Pacific Northwest crops by fighting devastating diseases and advancing sustainable agriculture, thanks to more than $1.5 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds from the Washington state and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture. » More …

Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

WSU community invited to help shape two Student Affairs leadership posts

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University community is invited to provide input on how to best shape two new leadership positions within the Division of Student Affairs. » More …

WSU sets record enrollment; growth seen on campuses statewide

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University again experienced record enrollment this fall, registering a total of 30,614 students statewide. » More …

Personal tragedy fuels student’s passion for helping others with depression

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

Morgan Slack and Tyler PULLMAN, Wash. – Morgan Slack knew the warning signs for people contemplating suicide. As a Washington State University student, she even trained other students how to spot them as part of her work at the university’s Health and Wellness Services. » More …