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WSU committed to helping student veterans succeed
September 10, 2021

There are around 1,500 students on the post 9/11 G.I. Bill attending classes across the WSU system. Pullman alone has more than 1,100 students who are veterans or military affiliated.

Women’s basketball achieves perfect academic score
May 14, 2014

women's-bbal-seniors-130INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released its 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures, and nine Washington State University intercollegiate athletic programs posted perfect single-year scores, it was announced Wednesday.

President’s column: WSU tops Pac-12 for athlete scholars
October 24, 2013

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, 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.

Scientists talk about standing tough in face of opposition
September 23, 2013

common readingPULLMAN, 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 …

WSU Vancouver names vice chancellor for academic affairs
July 16, 2013


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 …

Coug football No. 1 Pac-10 All-Academic Team
November 17, 2010

Football academics rise sharply under Coach Paul Wulff





11-15-10 ESPN NorthwestWhy Wulff Needs Another Year   

11-15-10 KXLYWulff 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 …

It’s not just what you know, but how you think
August 11, 2010




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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 …

Showcase highlights research, scholarship
March 27, 2008

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 rankings controversial
December 5, 2007

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 …