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Nov. 1: Political context of ugly elections discussed
October 27, 2016

fightPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University faculty Cornell Clayton and Travis Ridout will talk about “The Worst Election Ever? Putting ugly and negative campaigns in context” at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Bryan Hall 308, as part of the Foley Institute coffee and politics series. Pizza and pop will be served.

Video: WSU celebrates historic fundraising effort
September 18, 2015

campaign-celebrationPULLMAN, Wash. — Students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors gathered Friday on Washington State University’s Pullman campus to celebrate the successful conclusion of the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas.

Sept. 18: BBQ, program celebrate success of $1B campaign
August 17, 2015

campaignPULLMAN, Wash. – Successful completion of the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas will be celebrated with a program at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on the Terrell Mall and library roof lawn.

Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
March 3, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communicaton

DixonPULLMAN, Wash. – On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs.

Campaign 2014 report: A surge in ‘dark money’
September 16, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Ridout-80PULLMAN, Wash. – With the midterm election seven weeks away, outside interest groups are pumping a record amount of anonymous “dark money” into television political ads, according to a Washington State University researcher who tracks national campaign advertising.

The Campaign for WSU tops $900 million mark
June 2, 2014

By Trevor J. Durham, WSU Foundation

campaign-logo-250PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Foundation announced today that The Campaign for Washington State University surpassed the $900 million mark en route to its $1 billion goal.

John Gardner named new VP for development
April 29, 2014

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

Gardner-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd announced this morning the appointment of John Gardner as new vice president for development and CEO of the WSU Foundation. Gardner will assume his new responsibilities effective July 1.

50 business leaders kick off Applied Sciences campaign
November 18, 2005

SPOKANE — More than 50 prominent business leaders gathered Nov. 17 at the Davenport Hotel for a fundraising breakfast in support of WSU’s Applied Sciences Laboratory, a Spokane-based contract research organization that will undertake a broad range of applied research projects for government agencies and private corporations.Part of the Institute for Shock Physics, the Applied Sciences Laboratory was established in 2003 with grant funding from the Office of Naval Research. To expand the scope of the initiative and attract world-class scientists to contribute to this endeavor, WSU is involved in a campaign to raise a $15 million endowment.At the breakfast, publisher Stacey Cowles—the chair of the … » More …

The 2004 Presidential Campaign Ad Wars
April 21, 2004

The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University is sponsoring a public lecture on “Early Lessons from the 2004 Presidential Campaign Ad Wars” Thursday, April 22. The lecture will be given by Ken Goldstein, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project and the University of Wisconsin News Lab. “Goldstein is an internationally recognized expert on political advertising, voter turnout, and presidential elections,” said Ed Weber, director of the Foley Institute.“His reputation for unbiased and non-partisan analysis has made him a key source of information for national … » More …