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WSU athlete, alum playing in Women’s Rugby World Cup
July 22, 2010

Ashley Kmiecik ’05.
Courtesy USA Women’s Rugby.


PULLMAN – The USA Women’s National Rugby Team chose Ashley Kmiecik (’05, BA Liberal Arts) to start in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup in England this August.


Kmiecik will play as a fullback with the USA Women Eagles beginning with a match versus Kazakhstan on August 20.


The 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup features the top 12 teams from around the world. The teams are sorted into three pools and will play pool opponents on three match days. The fifth-ranked USA Women’s Team is … » More …

Lipizzaner Stallions to perform June 24
June 23, 2005

The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will be performing 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24,at Beasley Coliseum. The Lipizzaner Stallions are on their 35th Anniversary Tour in 2005. In 1970, Producer Gary Lashinsky created a new family arena attraction.Many horses and riders were brought from Europe to perform in this unique family oriented arena attraction. Over the years, twenty-three million people throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, Australia and Hawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle.All new music, choreography and routines have been incorporated in this anniversary edition with a major emphasis on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, from its original … » More …

2,900 freshman, transfer students explore WSU
June 22, 2005

PULLMAN — More than 2,900 freshman and transfer students and some 1,900 parents are expected to participate in a series of “Alive!” orientation sessions this summer at Washington State University in Pullman.Terese King, director of New Student Programs, said the focus of the “Alive” program is to help students with their transition from high school to WSU and college life. Parents and students who participate can get information about resources on campus that can help them succeed, she said.The first freshman orientation session began June 14. Remaining sessions are slated for Jun 29-July 1; July 6-8; July 11-13; July 16-18; July 20-22; July 25-27; and … » More …

WSU to Celebrate Crimson Pride in Seattle Sept. 14-17
June 7, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University will celebrate its annual week in Seattle with a number of events, including a spirit rally in downtown Seattle, an evening of jazz, a diversity scholarship luncheon and a football game that matches the Cougars up against the Grambling State Tigers.Kick-off between the Cougars and Tigers is set for 4 p.m. at Qwest Field. Pregame and half-time performances by the Cougar Marching Band is scheduled, plus a special postgame concert by the show band from Tigerland, which has performed at the Super Bowl and worldwide. Grambling has produced more than 200 NFL players and was home to the winningest college … » More …

No funding for biotech building; nursing center gets $31.6M
April 22, 2005

Although the university’s top capital budget item —  a $57.1 million Biotechnology/Life Sciences Building in Pullman — failed to gain legislative approval, the state did provide funding for several other major projects in its final compromise capital construction budget, approved on April 21. Plus, there appears to be strong support for the project in next session or biennium.Lack of funding for the Biotech/Life Science building project “is is a major disappointment not only to university researchers, but also to many legislators,” said Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budget. “Leaders in both the House and Senate made it clear that the bio-technology building would be the first priority for the next budget. “That is unusual and means … » More …

Showcase poster session draws large crowd
April 1, 2005

Showcase 2005 kicked off 10 a.m. Friday with a record 194 research posters being presented. The variety was enormous with such research topics as: textile innovations; adolescents interaction with music media; ceramic bone implants; veterinary use of anti-inflammatory drugs; the benefits of rural airports; microengines; surveying techniques; and sustainable community development. Immediately following the poster session was the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Address presented by professor Mark Kuzyk, and entitled “From Black Holes to the Internet: How we use the Scientific Method to Understand the Mysteries of Things Unseen.” At 5:30 p.m. the Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet was slated to begin in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. … » More …

Six university presidents say Senate budget falls short
March 30, 2005

(Based on a press release from the Council of Presidents)The presidents of six Washington public universities and colleges, having reviewed the recently proposed Senate budget, said Tuesday, March 29, that they preferred Gov. Gregoire’s budget. The Council of Presidents, in a press release, stated that they “appreciate that state Senate budget writers proposed a fiscal plan that funds salary increases for faculty and staff and adds 4,000 more enrollment opportunities for students in their system.” However, that budget proposal “falls short” in comparison to Gregoire’s proposal, which it described as providing “a positive and straightforward commitment to fund higher education.”COP expressed particular concern that the Senate … » More …

Gregoire’s proposed budget offers support to WSU
March 25, 2005

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced her proposed biennial budget on March 21, providing expanded support for Washington State University and the state’s higher education system. Major items that received funding included:* 830 new full-time students for the Washington State University system (including 400 for WSU Vancouver)* 3.2 percent salary increases for most employees starting July 2005, and a 1.6 percent one-time increase starting July 2006* $45 million for the Biotechnology/Life Sciences building in Pullman and $13.1 million for the Bioproducts Building in the Tri-Cities* $2.7 million in seed money for wastewater treatment planning in Pullman* no major reductions in higher education funding “We are very pleased with the … » More …

12 companies awarded $657,000 for research
January 21, 2005

12 companies awarded more than $657,000 in funding Washington Technology Center’s Research & Technology Development (RTD) grants program awards more than $1 million annually to university researchers teamed with technology companies on projects that show potential for commercial success.  Twelve Washington companies received awards totalling more than $657,000 in the most recent round of funding. These recipients represent businesses all across Washington, east to west and north to south, with research support provided by three of the state’s major academic institutions: University of Washington, Washington State University and Central Washington University. Five of the 12 grants involve WSU research projects.  Below are short summaries of … » More …

Researchers, entrepreneurs can apply now for 2005 grants
January 21, 2005

The Washington Technology Center is now accepting applications for its spring round of research funding awards. WTC’s Research and Technology Development (RTD) awards are designed to help integrate new technologies into Washington business operations.   Companies that team with researchers from academic institutions or research centers can receive up to $240,000 in financial support for collaborative research projects. WTC invests more than $1 million annually on behalf of the state towards technology projects with strong commercial potential through this grants program.   Winning an RTD grant could help companies fund critical research to accelerate to-market delivery of an innovative technology or next-generation product release. It … » More …