Student service a growing part of academic life

Jeannie Curtis wasn’t sure Human Development 205 was her cup of tea, especially when she discovered she’d be working with 21 undergraduates to raise awareness of HIV prevention. “Normally I supervise 18, 19 and 20 year olds,” said Curtis, 39, a program supervisor in New Student Programs. “This time they were going to be my […]

Environment school, center proposed

A third major proposal by the university’s Committee on Academic Structure (CAS) calls for the creation of a school of environment and a multidisciplined environmental research center. The proposal, which could affect 18 departments across the state, will be up for public discussion at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. The CAS, formed in 2004 by […]

Nearly 200 poster sessions featured at Showcase

More than 196 abstracts have been submitted for the Academic Showcase Juried Poster Session to be held 9 a.m.-noon Friday, April 1, in the CUB ballroom and 200 series rooms. The poster session will celebrate the achievements of individuals engaged in WSU’s central mission: the advancement of scholarship, research and the arts. Work will be […]

Plans for employees, students to view Showcase

The president and provost have approved the use of one hour of work time for all WSU employees to attend the Academic Showcase, which will run 9 a.m.-noon Friday, April 1, in the CUB. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to schedule attendance with supervisors so university operations aren’t disrupted and so all can enjoy […]

Academic structure considered

Provost Robert Bates, during a recent dialogue, highlighted the development of an academic plan that works in conjunction with the university’s strategic plan. The academic plan will:• Identify selective areas of emphasis and build upon them. • Improve the quality of WSU’s core academic programs and focus on high priority academic majors and degrees to enhance efficiency […]

Totally tubular but evolving

Construction of the WSU Spokane Academic Center is under way with ground having been broken in May. The sight currently features excavation and column construction. The $33.8 million, 106,000-square-foot building will be located between the Health Sciences Building and the Phase I Classroom Building, with completion scheduled for fall 2006.  The Academic Center will provide […]