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WSU Writing Program ranks among top in nation
September 14, 2016

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Writing Program at Washington State University again has been named among the 21 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. WSU is the only institution in the Northwest to “typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum,” according to the rankings criteria.

April 12: Author to speak about notorious rare map thief
April 7, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Michael-Blanding-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow.

March 22: Writing assessment workshop examines racism
March 9, 2016

Asao-InouePULLMAN, Wash. – A workshop for faculty and graduate students who have students write in their courses will focus on race and writing assessment development at 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Avery Hall Bundy reading room and via AMS at other Washington State University campuses.

Feb. 25: Coming-of-age, diversity novelist to read, talk
February 22, 2016

torresPULLMAN, Wash. – Justin Torres, whose 2012 debut novel “We the Animals” follows three half-Puerto Rican brothers who “tear their way through childhood” in Brooklyn, will read and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

How a joking phrase builds rapport … no kidding
January 27, 2016

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Nancy-BellPULLMAN, Wash. – The phrase “just kidding” is more than a way to escape a failed attempt at humor. Research has found it serves at least four distinct functions and plays an important role in maintaining relationships.

WSU Tri-Cities partners to develop English language learning
January 19, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities is partnering with Canada-based VanWest College to develop a nationally accredited English language learning program that will benefit international students and the local community.