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Update benefits with changes in family

If you’ve had a recent change in your family, your insurance and retirement benefits might need alteration as well.   Marriage, divorce, new children and children no longer eligible for coverage could make an adjustment timely.   To add new eligible dependents, you must send a completed Employee Enrollment/Change form and appropriate dependent certification form(s), […]

Artwork from Zambian children on display

VANCOUVER– Miniature sculptures and drawings done by sixth grade school children in the southern African national of Zambia Currently are on display in the WSU Vancouver Library until Thursday, Sept. 18. The artwork will be auctioned off in late September to help raise funds for the children’s village.   Local resident Nancy Macklin visited small […]

Continuing coverage for older dependents

Medical/dental coverage for dependent children may be affected if they’re graduating or going off to college. Dependent children are eligible to continue coverage under their parents’ WSU employee plan through age 19. Those 20-23 are eligible if they are registered as a student and attending classes at an accredited secondary school, college, university, vocational school […]

WSU faculty, students help orphans in China

    (Mathew Sandoval, a senior in the SHS dept., modeling how to play and elicit language with children with special needs at the Hangzhou Children’s Welfare Institute)   Speech therapy is a relatively new field in China. In fact, the first department of speech therapy opened at a major university there in 1988. So, […]

Online safety stressed to teachers, parents

PULLMAN – K-12 educators, after school program personnel, parents and others who work with children now have access to in-depth training about online safety that includes how to effectively teach this information by grade level to students. “Internet Safety for Educators” is a new comprehensive six-week online course developed and offered by Washington State University’s […]

Extending insurance to children in college

Employees with children due to graduate or going off to college in the fall may want to assess the medical/dental coverage of these dependents under WSU’s insurance plans. Dependent children are eligible to continue coverage under the employee plans through age 19. A dependent age 20-23 is eligible to continue coverage if he or she […]

Helping children to health

Ruth Bindler has learned that small grants can be stepping stones on the path to a million-dollar grant. Bindler, professor of nursing, in collaboration with Kenn Daratha, assistant professor of informatics at WSU Spokane, recently was awarded $1.33 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an obesity prevention research project that will begin in […]

Daycamp boosts literacy

Michael Dunn spent much of last summer drawing, reading, writing and laughing with children at his Thirsty Thinkers workshop. His goal was literacy education research. His plan was to encourage the elementary students to successfully write a story by first imagining the story, then illustrating it with drawings or sculptures and finally translating those illustrations […]

Preschool aids those with hearing impairments

Kaid’dub Pavel, a bright-eyed, blond-haired, effervescent 4-year-old, is leading the way for a new WSU preschool program that focuses on honing the oral language and listening skills of children with hearing impairments. Each Monday and Friday morning, Kaid’dub and a handful of other preschool children gather with speech-language pathologist Carla Jones, audiologist Michele Fredrickson, and […]