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Advancement, external affairs aligned by function
September 30, 2010



WSU Advancement and External Affairs (AEA) will be organized into six broad functional areas in a reorganization plan announced by Vice President John Gardner.


The areas are:

Alumni Relations




Government Relations

Economic Development and Global Engagement


The teams will be led either by a single person or a small group, all reporting to Gardner.


Further refining two key areas, Development and Marketing/Communications, will begin immediately to ensure an internal structure and leadership that best … » More …

Emergency communication service contract renewed
August 31, 2010



About Everbridge 

Everbridge customers


PULLMAN –  WSU has renewed its contract with Everbridge corporation to provide the university with emergency communication programs and services.



Committee review

WSU entered its original three-year contract with Everbridge (formerly the National Notification Network, or 3N) in September 2007. With the contract nearing its end, the university put together a committee in the spring of 2010 to assess the effectiveness of the Everbridge system, and determine whether WSU should extend its vendor contract.

The committee examined:


performance of Everbridge … » More …

Association for Women in Communications recognizes WSU chapter as outstanding
June 19, 2009

PULLMAN – The WSU chapter of The Association for Women in Communications has been named the AWC Outstanding Chapter in the Nation for 2009 for substantially increasing its activities and membership.

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication chapter was selected for the recognition from more than 30 student chapters. It is the 11th national AWC award received by the WSU chapter in the past 10 years.

“Our AWC chapter, under the leadership of student president Stephanie Whorton, added 20 new members and raised more than $1,000 from two fundraisers, including a silent auction on Mom’s Weekend,” said Roberta Kelly, the chapter’s faculty adviser.

Members also … » More …

Extension Engaged to feature Small Business Development Center
December 3, 2008

Extension Engaged, The monthly webcast produced by WSU Extension, will feature a look at the WSU Small Business Development Center’s statewide business assistance activities on Dec. 19.

Guests will include John Gardner, WSU Vice President for Economic Development and Extension, and Brett Rogers, Director of the Small Business Development Center. Two SBDC advisors and clients will also appear via videotaped interviews.

The Program will begin at 10 a.m. at the WSU Extension/CAHNRS teleconferencing studio, room T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building. All WSU faculty and staff are invited to be members of the studio audience, but are asked to be in their … » More …

WSU prof to testify on media ownership
November 9, 2007

SEATTLE – Elizabeth Blanks Hindman, associate professor of communication and gradate program director for the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at WSU, will join a panel of prominent news and broadcast leaders from across the state this afternoon in offering perspectives on media ownership in testimony before a hearing of the Federal Communications Commission.

She will provide her testimony as part of an 11-member panel that will include Mark Allen, president and CEO of the Washington State Association of Broadcasters; Frank Blethen, publisher/CEO of the Seattle Times; Ray Heacox, general manager, KING Broadcasting Seattle; Pamela S. Pearson, vice president/general manager, KCPQ/KMYQ-TV, the Tribune … » More …

Communications ‘lifeline’ helps others stay informed
March 25, 2005

When burst pipes and other calamities struck all over campus in January 2004 due to 20-below temperatures, Debbie Hill took the several hundred calls from frantic university members, calmed them down and organized a troubleshooting plan. Maybe not your typical day, but Hill, plant communication coordinator for Facility Operations, did it with composure and style. “She’s our lifeline for everything we do in our jobs,” said Annette Barton, Fac Ops maintenance mechanic II, whose work depends on communications dispatched by Hill. “She lets us know what’s going on, where we need to be and what equipment is needed … we rely heavily on her skills.” … » More …

Communications staff nabs 17 CASE awards
April 11, 2003

Members of Washington State University’s communications staff carried home numerous awards from a recent Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VIII conference in Coeur d’Alene.”These awards represent the excellent work of many people working hard to execute our integrated marketing strategy across the university,” said Sally Savage, vice president for University Relations. “It’s gratifying to see that their creative and strategic delivery of the university’s world class message has been rewarded by their peers in this very competitive business.” “Washington State Magazine” took seven awards in the district competition, which included submittals from universities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. In the … » More …

Native American students hosted at WSU camp
June 11, 2002

The tiny percentage of Native American students who pursue engineering is the impetus behind the Ny’EE camp currently underway at WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture. The camp, which is free for the students, has grown every year since its 1999 inception. Its name, Ny’EE, or Native Youth Exploring Engineering, came from a student in the first year of the camp.At the camp, Native American 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from throughout the region come to WSU for five days to learn about engineering and this year — for the first time — communications.Workshops teach basics in engineering and try to instill a joy … » More …