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WSU and UI to Offer Beef 300 short course
December 3, 2008

PULMAN – Production of high quality beef and beef products will be the focus of the second Beef 300 short course scheduled Jan. 7-10 at WSU and the University of Idaho.

The event is offered by WSU and University of Idaho Extension, and the WSU Department of Animal Sciences in cooperation with the Washington Cattlemen’s Association, the Washington Cattle Feeders Association and the Washington State Beef Commission. The short course will take place on both the WSU and Idaho UI campuses.

Participants will learn how environmental, nutritional, genetic and managerial factors contribute to meat quality as well as how meat quality influences the price producers … » More …

Engaging students, changing the world
November 13, 2007

Photo: Willie Heggins, top, with children on playground equipment his classs purchased and installed (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services).


A leadership studies minor, revived in 2006, has developed such allegiance that students are working to create an endowed scholarship for it.

The program was created in 1994 at the College of Education, but activity faded after its founder, assistant professor Jack Burns, left WSU in 1997. From 2004 to 2006 Willie Heggins III, assistant professor of educational leadership and director of the minor program, worked to revive it and recruit … » More …

Floyd to speak at leadership banquet, auction
October 10, 2007

WSU President Elson S. Floyd will be keynote speaker for the inaugural Leadership Development banquet and silent auction, scheduled for Nov. 16.

The 6 p.m. Friday event, organized by students in WSU’s leadership development class, will be held at Schweitzer Engineering Labs Event Center. Proceeds will be used to create an endowed scholarship for students demonstrating exemplary leadership at the university and in the Pullman community. 

Goods and services to be auctioned include a week’s vacation in Hawaii, and a WSU basketball jersey signed by coach Tony Bennett and his team. The … » More …

Release time and class time approved for Showcase
March 2, 2007

WSU has approved the use of one hour of work time for all university employees to attend the Academic Showcase 9 a.m.-noon March 23 in Bohler Gym. Employees are asked to schedule attendance with their supervisors so everyone may attend without disrupting university operations.If faculty members teach during that time, they are welcome to encourage their students to attend the event in lieu of class. Professors can make arrangements to have students sign in at the registration desk by contacting Tena Old at by March 14.

Fly-fishing class has students hooked as avid instructor carries on legacy
January 9, 2004

Eight dollars per hour. As public information officer for the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and public information director for the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, that’s what Charlie Powell earns — to teach fly-fishing at WSU, that is.But in truth, he would probably teach for free because he loves the sport and loves to teach it to others.“It’s a privilege for me to teach,” Powell said. “My philosophy for the class is that it’s a lifelong physical activity that gets people out into the environment and stresses physical and mental health. Through teaching, I can turn out 20 to 25 anglers each … » More …