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Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
March 3, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.

Study: We’re easily swayed by initial images of food
February 2, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication

Rachel-Bailey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – If you’re having a tough time losing weight, you might consider how powerfully first impressions influence choices. According to a new Washington State University study, initial images of food in advertisements can determine the way we react.

Missing ingredient in energy-efficient buildings: People
December 2, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Julia-Day-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but without training or an operator’s manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them.

Student news debuts live November election coverage
November 4, 2014

election-coverage-300PULLMAN, Wash. – Area residents will be able to watch live local election coverage beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, thanks to broadcast students with The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Cell phones may offer help for problem drinkers in college
October 21, 2014

cell-phonePULLMAN, Wash. – Help for college students facing challenges with alcohol may be as close as their cell phone. Porismita Borah of Washington State University has received a pilot grant to see how mobile technologies can help encourage safer behavior.

CBS News correspondent to receive Murrow College award
October 17, 2014

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????PULLMAN, Wash. – CBS News Correspondent Clarissa Ward has been selected to receive the 2015 Murrow Award for International Reporting from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Oct. 9: Info session for engineering entrepreneur program
October 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Tesla-visit-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Students interested in starting and running a technology-based business are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Dana 15 at Washington State University. Refreshments will be served.

Murrow College faculty numbers reach all-time high
September 17, 2014

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University has welcomed 14 new faculty members this semester, allowing the college to meet the growing demand for communications degrees, digital media education and communications research.

Sept. 12: Keith Jackson to attend building renaming
August 27, 2014

Keith-JacksonPULLMAN, Wash. – Legendary journalist and sports broadcasting figure Keith Jackson has confirmed he will be in Pullman for a dedication ceremony to name a building in his honor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Through Oct. 6: Virtual 5K raises funds for research
August 12, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Simon LicenPULLMAN, Wash. – A globetrotting Washington State University researcher’s colleagues in Europe will join others in supporting his work through a 5K fundraiser – and they won’t even have to leave home.