New approach to caring for underserved

SPOKANE – Following the recommendations of a panel comprised of academic and community experts, nurse practitioners at WSU will develop a clinical practice contract with one or more existing clinics in Spokane. This action will allow the nurse practitioners to continue to offer services within the community, but without the administrative responsibilities of operating a […]

College merger report goes to provost

The six-member faculty committee charged with recommending whether the College of Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts should be merged into a single College of Arts and Sciences sent its report and recommendation to the office of the provost and the president’s office just before Thanksgiving. John Paznokas, chair of the committee, referred all […]

WSU needs more top-50 rankings

The last university admitted into the 62-member Association of American Universities was Texas A&M in 2001. In that year, according to the Center for Measuring University Performance, Texas A&M ranked in the top 25 in three AAU-like criteria and in the top 50 in four others. Membership in the AAU came only three years after […]

Strategic plan update comments due Oct. 26

Comments on updating WSU’s strategic plan are due by Oct. 26, so the recently named committee can review them and prepare draft proposals for university leadership. The committee will review responses to the strategic plan survey (ONLINE @, input from forums held on all four campuses, and comments addressed to  The Strategic Planning […]

Search for police chief continues

The search committee seeking a new police chief for WSU will be doing more interviews, after three finalists who were originally identified all withdrew their names from consideration. Rich Heath, senior associate vice president for business affairs who oversees the WSU police department, said the search committee met again on Friday and will be interviewing […]

Arboretum Committee and Horticulture Club plant tree

The Washington State University Horticulture Club and the WSU Arboretum Committee continued an annual tradition this morning by planting a tree to honor WSU’s 2007 graduating seniors. The tree was planted at the WSU Arboretum east of Hulbert Hall and north of the Lewis Alumni Centre. The tree chosen to honor this year’s graduates was a White Oak (Quercus […]

Seeking a seamless system

A goal of education reformers nationwide is a seamless system that encourages student success by creating easy connections between preschool programs, the K-12 schools and vocational or college options. A recent report comparing the seamlessness of different states (see accompanying story) published in Education Week shows that Washington is rated just above average in that […]

Libraries names four finalists for director position

The search committee has named four finalists for the position of new director of WSU Libraries. Candidates will visit the WSU-Pullman campus in April to interview. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the open sessions, which will be announced through WSU Announcements after schedules are finalized. The four candidates are: Scott Walter, Roxanne Sellberg, […]

Environment school, center proposed

A third major proposal by the university’s Committee on Academic Structure (CAS) calls for the creation of a school of environment and a multidisciplined environmental research center. The proposal, which could affect 18 departments across the state, will be up for public discussion at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. The CAS, formed in 2004 by […]

Honorary doctoral degrees nominations now accepted

Nominations for recipients of honorary doctoral degrees from Washington State University are being accepted by the Honorary Doctoral Degrees Committee. The nomination period is open from September 29 to October 24. Nomination forms can be found at: must have achieved eminence in their fields and made literary, artistic or scientific contributions that enhance the […]