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WSU cheer squad earns sixth, Crimson Girls eighth at nationals

wsu spirit squad 2018BUENA VISTA, Fla. – WSU’s cheer squad placed sixth and the Crimson Girls finished eighth in the finals Jan. 14 at the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dancers Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships. » More …

Daily Evergreen, writers named best in the Northwest

By Steve Nakata, Office of Student Affairs & Enrollment

evergreen-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, received top honors in five categories during the recent Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 10 Conference, including the best all-around campus newspaper in the Northwest. » More …

Awards and honors

If you or someone you know has received an honor, please e-mail the information to Cynthia King at cynking@wsu.edu.

Bridgette Johnson, manager of field operations, parking and transportation services, received the February Crimson Spirit Award, which is given monthly to an employee who demonstrates superior service, creativity, problem solving, extra effort, or trust and respect in a difficult situation. Look for the nomination form under the Crimson Spirit Award link ONLINE @ www.employee-recognition.wsu.edu to recommend an exemplary employee.

• A team of clinical experts and librarians assembled by the Essential Speech, Language and Hearing Bookshelf has named a book co-authored by Gail … » More …

Awards and Honors

If you or someone you know has received an honor, please e-mail the information to Cynthia King at cynking@wsu.edu.

• Nanoscientist Lai-Sheng Wang, professor of physics and materials science at WSU Tri-Cities and affiliate senior chief scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has been elected to the rank of fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Wang’s election recognizes his “distinguished and innovative contributions to the field of atomic clusters and for pioneering work on gaseous multiply charged anions.”

Three others at WSU have been elected … » More …

Faculty member honored for international work

Naidu Rayapati, a plant virologist at the Washington State University Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, has received the International Service Award from the American Phytopathological Society.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to plant pathology by international members for countries other than their own. Rayapati was honored for accomplishments in solving virus disease problems in subsistence agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and for capacity building for virus research in developing countries.

Rayapati, a member of the WSU faculty since 2004, is a native of India, where he earned three academic degrees. During his career, he has worked on crop virus problems in various developing countries, … » More …

Awards & Honors

Paul Hirzel,associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, Greg Kessler,director and associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, and former student Mike Jobes recently received one of three honor awards from the American Institute of Architects Seattle. There were 150 entries. The award was for “The Canyon House” — home of Kenneth Campbell, professor of physiology and bioengineering — designed on a 40-acre property overlooking the Clearwater River upstream from Lewiston, Idaho. The home “conforms with particular aptness to its place in the landscape…’’ wrote jurors in their comments about the award. A WSU pharmacy student is the … » More …

Awards & Honors

Laila Miletic-Vejzovic, head of Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant for lecturing and research in library science at the Research Library in Zadar, Croatia, during a six-month sabbatical that begins this month.Miletic-Vejzovic will initiate, develop and implement a project to provide access to the most significant collection among the Research Library’s holdings, the Dalmatica Collection. She will also initiate and develop a digital initiatives program at the same library, making access to manuscripts and photographs in hard copy and electronically readily available. In addition, she will lecture in library science at the Library School in Zadar. … » More …

Awards & Honors

• Battelle executive Dennis B. Cearlock received WSU’s Alumni Achievement Award last month. He was recognized for “superb corporate achievement as founder, president and CEO of two national companies, as an executive for Battelle Memorial Institute, and for generous support of Washington State University and Sigma Nu fraternity.”Cearlock holds a bachelor’s degree (1964) and a master’s (1965) in civil engineering from WSU. His doctorate (1977) is from the University of Washington. Cearlock served on WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture Advisory Board, 1984-98. He helped the college start the Center for Digital-Analog Integrated Circuits as an industry/university cooperative research effort. He also played a key … » More …