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SNAP benefits accepted at The Market on Cougar Way

The Market is located in Global Scholars Hall.

By Chantell Cosner & Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eligible low-income students and families have an on-campus location where they can purchase food using their SNAP benefits, thanks to a partnership between Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. » More …

Wine gala benefits scholarships, endowment

RICHLAND – This year’s Celebrate Washington Wine gala and auction held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery raised more than $240,000. Proceeds from the sold-out event will benefit the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program.

 

Net proceeds will combine with funding pledged by the Washington Wine Education Foundation to help complete the endowment for the program’s chair, as well as providing funding for undergraduate scholarships, educational exchange programs and equipment for the program.

 

Thomas Henick-Kling, director of WSU’s Viticulture and Enology  Program, said the generosity of auction donors and attendees will go far in strengthening the popular and growing program.

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Cable 8 Productions presents benefit concert

WSU Cable 8 Productions and Stephenson South residence hall will present a benefit concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in Stephenson Down Under. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Organizers hope to raise $10,000 to donate to the Schulze-Makuch family of Pullman to cover expenses for their son’s cancer treatment. Dirk Schulze-Makuch is an associate professor at WSU Pullman.

The concert will feature bands Chariot on Fire of Pullman, Passion of California and My Paper Camera of Boise.

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance or $12 at the door. They can be purchased at the CUB or by e-mailing WSUbenefitConcert@gmail.com. Students will … » More …

Tickets on sale for 7th annual benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues”

PULLMAN – The 2009 WSU benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” is nearly here. Tickets for the benefit production will go on sale Feb. 2. They will be sold in the main lobby of the Compton Union Building. Hours of ticket sales are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the price is $8 a ticket, or $10 if purchased at the door.

V-DAY WSU, a registered student organization, puts on the WSU benefit productions of “The Vagina Monologues” every spring. Productions of the award-winning play will take place at 7:30 p.m. February 12, 13, and 14. The play will be featured in Jones Theatre, … » More …

Health benefit enrollment open

Open enrollment in WSU health-care plans for 2008 runs Oct. 1 through the end of November. This is the one time each year that employees can change health plans and/or enroll or drop dependants without prior approval.

Information will be mailed to employees during October about plan options, changes and adjusting coverage online.

Rates for 2008 reflect a reduction in growth from previous years, due to changes approved by the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), said Gov. Christine Gregoire recently. The cost of providing health care to state employees for 2008 is projected to increase by 3 percent, down from 11 percent in … » More …

Phased retirement can benefit WSU, employees

Some WSU employees may have the option of easing into retirement, thanks to the university’s Phased Retirement Plan.To participate, you must meet some basic criteria, including:• Administrative professional or faculty employee• Age 55 or older • At least 10 years of cumulative service to WSU• On the TIAA-CREF retirement planIt is recommended that you talk with Benefits Services staff several months before you make a formal request for phased retirement. There is an application and approval process, followed by drawing up of a formal contract. Contracts typically are limited to seven years, though extensions may be renewed year by year.Phased retirement can benefit both employees … » More …

Performance will assist women around the world

Women from Pullman to Louisiana to East Asia stand to benefit from the 2006 production of “The Vagina Monologues,” which is performed yearly at WSU as part of V-Day, a worldwide effort to stop violence against women through education, awareness and fund raising. Last year’s benefit raised about $8,000. The cast and crew each year choose the beneficiaries of the WSU performance. This year they are:• The nonprofit Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, which has served victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence since 1979 via 24-hour crisis intervention; counseling; legal, medical and child advocacy; emergency shelter; referrals and support groups.• The … » More …