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Floyd to present university address
February 20, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU President Elson S. Floyd will present his first State of the University Address at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Bryan Hall theatre.
Floyd will share his perspectives on WSU and outline his vision for the future. Faculty, staff, students and members of the general public are invited to attend.

Floyd took over as WSU’s 10th president in May 2007. Since then, he has maintained an active schedule of visits across Washington, meeting with business, government and community leaders, university supporters and people who are impacted by the university’s wide range of education, extension, research and outreach … » More …

Dr. Floyd to deliver system-wide address Friday
February 6, 2007

Incoming President Elson S. Floyd will address the University community this Friday, February 9 at 2:15 p.m. The address, to take place on the Pullman campus in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building, Room T-101, will be broadcast to WSU campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.A question-and-answer period with Dr. Floyd will follow his remarks. Attendees located in T-101 and at the regional campuses will be able to ask Dr. Floyd questions directly. Those watching via videostream may phone in questions by calling 1-800-390-7551 or by e-mailing them to The videostream will be available at address can be viewed live … » More …

Rawlins to deliver University Address
September 21, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins will discuss the university’s progress and the opportunities for WSU in the next decade when he gives his annual State of the University Address Tuesday, Sept. 26.The speech is open to the public. It will begin at 4:10 p.m. at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Pullman campus. The address can also be viewed live online at, who assumed the presidency in June 2000, has announced plans to retire in June 2007. He has stressed that his final year as president is a vital one for the university as it continues to … » More …

President to address many topics March 7
March 3, 2006

President V. Lane Rawlins will host his spring semester dialogue with the WSU community at noon Tuesday, March 7, in the Regency Room on the second floor of the CUB. Among the topics he plans to address are:• Academic initiatives• Private fund raising• Government relations• University funding and budgetsQuestions will be taken after the presentation. A live videostream will be available online. For that link, and for more interaction with WSU leaders, see

E-mail problems when sending to WSU employees
November 10, 2005

WSU employees moving — or having already moved — from Eudora to Microsoft Outlook need to use the “Global Address List” when sending e-mails to WSU addressees, according to John Daleo, Connect! project manager. Old or imported contact information and/or addresses with nickname information may be out-of-date. If these addresses are used, your e-mail might not go through and you might not receive a notice back. And, this can include just addresses that pop up when you hit the “reply” button.So, use the “Global Address List” when sending e-mails to WSU addressees. And, use the Global Address List information to update an existing address book.Don’t … » More …

Rawlins talks of progress, cites challenges ahead
September 21, 2005

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins talked about the need for higher education to be “a transforming force in this nation,” during his annual State of the University address delivered Tuesday in Bryan Hall Theatre on the Pullman campus.Rawlins said in his recent discussions with political and business leaders, they have frequently talked about the vital role that they say higher education must play in strengthening our economy and our quality of life.”There is a niche for us (at WSU) there, and it is a niche at the very top,” said Rawlins, who cited the critical job of higher education in not just “thinking … » More …

State of the university address set for Sept. 20
September 16, 2005

WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will review change and progress over the past five years and discuss important next steps during his annual President’s State of the University Address at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Bryan Hall auditorium. The address also can be viewed live online at Captioning will accompany the videostream for those who have difficulty hearing audio over the Internet.“We will continue enhancing undergraduate education,” Rawlins said. “Increasing private funding, improving compensation and strengthening our graduate program are other strategic goals we are benchmarking. I will lay out these and other goals, and how we will achieve them, in my … » More …

Unknown keeps physics students on edge of seats
March 25, 2005

Learn, discover and teach: these are the tenets of the WSU professor. Mark Kuzyk, professor and associate chair of physics, embodies all three. These attributes are what distinguish professors such as Kuzyk and why he is selected to give the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Address. The award recognizes achievements in research, scholarship and teaching that place the honoree in the front ranks of his or her discipline. Kuzyk, a professor at WSU for the past 15 years, is best known for the “Kuzyk quantum gap.” This theory shows there to be a significant gap between all materials and their fundamental physical limits; real materials fail to … » More …

Faculty earn Smith, Sahlin, Distinguished Address awards
February 3, 2005

The first five faculty recipients of awards bestowed annually in the spring by Washington State University have been selected. They will be honored publicly on April 1 at the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet. More information on the day’s World Class Face to Face Showcase events can be found at and in a Dec. 17 WSU Today article at awards and recipients include: • Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award: Phillip L. Senger, professor, Department of Animal Sciences. This award recognizes unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the academic year, including successful, innovative performance in instruction. A $5,000 award is … » More …

State of the University Address set for Sept. 15
September 3, 2004

Goals and opportunities for WSU will be highlighted by President V. Lane Rawlins at his annual State of the University Address, to be held at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Bryan Hall Theatre. In particular, he will discuss the budget challenges and opportunities WSU faces this year during a critical biennial legislative session. In what has become a yearly tradition, the president also will count down WSU’s top 10 accomplishments of 2003-2004.The address will be available by videostreaming the following day, Sept. 16, via a link from the Face to Face with WSU Leaders webpage at A reception will follow the address on … » More …