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WSU students land national Goldwater scholarships

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Goldwater-winnersPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University students won annual Barry M. Goldwater scholarships and one student received honorable mention. The merit-based awards, typically for $7,500, go to college sophomores and juniors in science, engineering and mathematics who intend to pursue a career in research. » More …

Lupke earns award, will do research as Fulbright chair

lupke-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Christopher Lupke, associate professor of Chinese language and culture, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award (
) for fall 2014 as visiting research chair at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).  » More …

Students earn national scholarships to study abroad

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University students are among approximately 800 undergraduates nationwide awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this fall.

About 20 percent of applicants are successful, and supporting essays are particularly important to the application, said Sarah Ann Hones, director of the distinguished scholarship program at WSU. More than 30 WSU students since 2006 have received the scholarship. 

More information regarding the Gilman, or applying for distinguished scholarships and other prestigious awards, can be found online at

The recipients are:   

* Galen Green, a sophomore English major from WSU Vancouver, who … » More …

CSSA to host Chinese New Year Gala

PULLMAN – The Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host a Chinese New Year Gala at Gladish Auditorium on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 7 – 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will showcase Chinese traditional and modern dance, Chinese opera, traditional Chinese musical instruments as well as Chinese Kungfu. There will also be comedic performances, a Chinese Fashion Show and other performances to showcase Chinese culture.

For more information, visit

Gladish is located at 115 NW State Street.

Fall photography exhibit features WSU student

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jian Tie Yang’s photographs are on display in the Washington State University Vancouver Library now through the end of November.
Yang grew up in China and the photography series serves as a visual reflection of the memories he had as a child. He is a master of fine arts in photography student at WSU in Pullman.

The artist currently has two black and white displays located in the library. The first, “Left Behind,” utilizes objects found in derelict farmsteads and abandoned homes in the rural Palouse countryside. Some of these items were removed from their original context and … » More …

Chinese journalists to spend day touring WSU campus

PULLMAN — With the potential to reach more than 300 million people in China, members of the Chinese media are coming to Pullman to take home a taste of Washington agriculture and Washington State University.Sixteen members of the Chinese media will visit the Pullman campus on Monday, June 19, as part of a week-long tour highlighting Washington’s agricultural products, especially Washington sweet cherries. The Washington State Fruit Commission is sponsoring the tour. The journalists will create an educational video highlighting Washington’s agriculture to promote trade of Washington agricultural products and student recruiting in China.The group will interact throughout the day with various departments and schools … » More …

Chinese classes flourish

Christopher Lupke, WSU’s first tenured professor of Chinese, is quick to point out that while that represents a 2,250 percent increase, it’s still less than one percent of students at WSU.But it’s a start.“What we have in the United States is a gaping knowledge deficit,” said Lupke. “Language is key. Language is key to an unmediated understanding of another culture. We’ve ignored this for too long.”Eloy Gonzalez, chair of the foreign languages department, said enrollment is up across the board in WSU foreign language courses, an increase of 31 percent in the past five years, but Lupke’s ability to develop interest in Chinese has been … » More …