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Zebras visit Veterinary Teaching Hospital
April 30, 2014

zebra_8094PULLMAN, Wash. – Two male zebras, Kenya and Zig Zag owned by Don Miller of City Goat Farm and Zoo in Spanaway, Wash., were patients Tuesday in Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

May 5 deadline for Imagine Tomorrow judges
April 30, 2014

By Richard H. Miller, Conference Management

Imagine-Tomorrow-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The 2014 Imagine Tomorrow competition is seeking judges to evaluate the work of 9th- through 12th-graders exploring alternative energy sources. The deadline for judges to register is May 5.

Advisor selected as national multicultural leader
April 29, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Mendez-Liana-80PULLMAN, Wash. – An academic advisor in the College of Education’s sport management and kinesiology programs has been elected to a national leadership position with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

May 9: Librarians discuss information literacy
April 29, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Studies show that professors overestimate students’ abilities to locate, assess and legally use information resources, and students often misjudge their own searching and evaluating skills.

May 6: Grad students present theses in three minutes
April 29, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

3MT-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Graduate students will deliver their version of the “elevator speech” in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the College of Education’s graduate student lounge in Cleveland 70; the Washington State University community is invited to watch.

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth
April 24, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.

April 30: Students ‘pet stress away’ before finals
April 23, 2014

Pet-your-Stress-Away-120PULLMAN, Wash. – With finals week looming for Washington State University students, many will receive comfort from animals to help cope with stress. Dogs from the Whitman County Humane Society will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the CUB Butch’s Den.

New WSU work develops first ‘spitefulness scale’
April 23, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

David MarcusPULLMAN, Wash. – Some of the world’s nastiest behavior grows out of spite, the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to yourself.