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WSU sets record enrollment; growth seen on campuses statewide

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University again experienced record enrollment this fall, registering a total of 30,614 students statewide. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities experiences another record enrollment fall start

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities experienced another record enrollment this fall, celebrating a 5.1 percent increase in undergraduate students, which brings the campus to a total of 1,937 students » More …

Nov. 14: Open house showcases undergraduate degrees

By Kristy Phillips, WSU Tri-Cities Admissions

open-houseRICHLAND, Wash. – Prospective undergraduate students will explore options to pursue a bachelor’s degree during a Washington State University Tri-Cities open house 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on the Tri-Cities campus, 2710 Crimson Way in Richland. » More …

Crowds prompt Ferdinand’s to open this Saturday

Ferdinand's-80PULLMAN, Wash. — There’s good news for anyone craving Ferdinand’s ice cream this weekend. The Washington State University creamery’s ice cream shop will be open 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. » More …

Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux

 

 

PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.

 

Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s management structure to help reduce costs and deal with ongoing cuts in state funding. The plan eliminated three vice president positions and consolidated five administrative divisions into two. For most employees that was an alteration in the org chart, a change in view from … » More …

WSU among schools favored by job recruiters

 

 

WSU ranks among the state universities that have become the favorites of companies recruiting new hires, according to a Wall Street Journal newspaper survey reported today (Sept. 13). WSU tied for 25th on the list.

 

The survey of top corporate recruiters, whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates, found recruiters find it’s more efficient to focus on fewer large schools and forge deeper relationships with them. Recruiters said graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically and fit well into corporate cultures.

 

“The ranking strongly indicates that WSU … » More …

WSU Pullman closes freshman admissions

PULLMAN – WSU announced April 13 that it is not accepting any more applications for incoming freshmen at its Pullman campus.

 

Admissions officials in Pullman will continue to review transfer students’ applications, but will make no more enrollment offers to transfers at this time. Once WSU has more complete budget information, expected by May 1, the university will likely re-open admissions only to transfer students who have already earned their associates’ degree.

 

The Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Spokane campuses are continuing to accept applications at this time.

 

“In the spirit of openness and transparency, we believe it is important for us to … » More …

RSVP now for Cougar Pre-Law Day

Thinking about law school? Then join fellow pre-law students for an afternoon of seminars and workshops presented by WSU alumni, faculty, and guests at Cougar Pre-Law Day on Friday April 10 from 1-5 p.m. in CUE 518.

 

Topics will include:
Keynote Address by Justice Stephens
The Honorable Debra L. Stephens of the Washington State Supreme Court will deliver the keynote address. Justice Stephens took office January 1, 2008, and is a native of Spokane. 

 

Admissions
A discussion on how to prepare, apply, and be successful on the road to law school.

 

Law School
We’ll learn what … » More …

Ph.D numbers up 9.5 percent

Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School, set a goal of a 5 percent increase in graduate enrollment for this semester and, if you look at the numbers he is most concerned about, WSU nearly doubled that goal.

“I’m very happy with these numbers,” he said, showing a graph of new doctoral student enrollments that have increased from 178 in 2005 to 247 in 2007. The increase from 2006 to 2007 was 21 students, or 9.5 percent.

“Kudos for everybody,” he said. “We’re being successful here and we need to understand that and value that.”

Total graduate enrollment increased only 0.3 percent systemwide, and 3.8 … » More …