PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student athletes excel on the field, court, baseball diamond and track, not to mention area rivers. Their success takes hours of hard work, dedication and discipline. Many of them also excel in the classroom.
Read all of WSU President Elson S. Floyd’s Perspectives column here.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington geologist who defended his theory of the Missoula flood when everyone else attacked it as wrong will be the subject of a free, public presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 24, in Todd 216 at Washington State University.
The event ties to the WSU common reading book, “Being Wrong,” by Kathryn Schulz, which is being used in many courses for first-year students.
WSU scientists Lisa Carloye and Kirsten Peters will discuss J. Harlen Bretz, a geologist who taught at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago in the early 1900s. Biologist … » More …
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Renny Christopher has accepted the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at Washington State University Vancouver. She will take her post on Aug. 5.
Christopher most recently served as associate provost at California State University, Channel Islands.
The vice chancellor for academic affairs is WSU Vancouver’s chief academic officer.
Christopher will be responsible for academic development, coordination of academic programs, advancing campus diversity efforts, and development of infrastructure to support the growth of quality research and teaching.
“Renny’s experience as a part of a branch campus system will serve us well, she is … » More …
Football academics rise sharply under Coach Paul Wulff
11-15-10 ESPN Northwest – Why Wulff Needs Another Year
11-15-10 KXLY – Wulff win and recruiting should earn him another year (click photo for video commentary)
11-15-10 Ted Miller’s Pac-10 Blog – notes : “Wulff inherited a disaster … but the black smoke is clearing, and a program appears to be reemerging.”
11-15-10 WSU Today – Tuel named Pac-10 offensive player of the week
PULLMAN – WSU led all Pacific-10 Conference schools with seven … » More …
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PULLMAN – Some students “get it” during a classroom science lesson, and some don’t. Both groups would do better, said Jeana Simpson, if they would stop and think about their thinking.
Critical thinking is at the heart of Simpson’s mission to improve science lessons in the Nine Mile Falls School District, where she teaches sixth and seventh grades. Her zeal landed her the 2010 Vitt and Mary Ferrucci Distinguished Educator Award in Math, Science and Technology Education.
“It’s not enough to teach content alone,” … » More …
VANCOUVER – Students and faculty will present a showcase of their research, scholarship and artwork at the 5th Annual Research Showcase at WSU Vancouver. The event will be April 10 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Firstenburg Student Commons; it is free and open to the public.
WSU Vancouver is a nationally recognized research university with a dynamic and growing faculty conducting research and pursuing scholarship of regional, national and international impact, all of which will be on display. In addition, many WSU Vancouver faculty and students will be exhibiting the results … » More …
Faculty in eight disciplines at WSU are among the most productive researchers in the country in their respective fields, earning a top-10 ranking according to a recent survey by Academic Analytics, a for-profit higher education consulting firm owned in part by State University of New York at Stony Brook.
According to Academic Analytics, which began reporting faculty productivity rankings three years ago, WSU researchers in the plant sciences ranked No. 2 in the United States, only behind the University of Wisconsin. WSU faculty conducting work in animal sciences ranked fourth, and those conducting food science research ranked sixth in terms of productivity. Agronomy and crop … » More …
For the third year, WSU will award grants for faculty/staff projects that assess undergraduate learning outcomes and use the results to improve teaching and curriculum. This year, however, applicants are asked to focus their projects specifically at the program and department levels.Also new: The contact person and “answer man” for those with questions about the proposal process will be Tom Matthews, who recently was appointed to the new position of assistant vice provost for educational assessment. He can be reached at 335-4203 or email@example.com. His office is in Smith CUE 503K. Matthews said this year’s proposal process is designed to support academic programs and departments … » More …