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Sept. 23, 24: Growing new farmers in two 12-week programs
September 5, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

CultivatingSuccessLogoEVERETT, Wash. – Helping people gain the knowledge needed to farm successfully is the focus of two courses in the Cultivating Success series from Washington State University Extension.

July 10, 11: WSU hosts farm-to-table livestock courses
May 27, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

livestock-200EPHRATA, Wash. – Sustainable farm-to-table livestock production lets small farms raise meat for family, friends and income while using land effectively and minimizing environmental impact. Washington State University will offer day-long courses in sustainable beef, pork, poultry, lamb and goat production July 10 and 11 at Castle Rock and Bremerton, Wash.

Education Abroad Fair highlights global opportunities
January 12, 2009

PULLMAN – The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 20 in the CUB Junior Ballroom  Students in any field of study can find cost-effective programs to enhance their education and give a global perspective on their area of study. Visit the fair to talk with more than 20 study abroad program providers offering study and internship opportunities in over 40 countries.

 

In addition, WSU faculty will be present to share information on their summer and semester programs abroad. Faculty-led programs are growing in popularity and offer a unique opportunity for in-depth, field-based study abroad while … » More …

Palouse Ridge Golf Club ranked 15th by Golfweek
October 29, 2008

Pullman— Based on its exalted ranking, WSU’s Palouse Ridge Golf Club, opened in August, 2008, now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the finest new courses in the nation.

 

Golfweek’s annual ‘Best New Courses’ rankings are based on input from nearly 500 raters who regularly submit ballots based on 10 criteria, each of which is graded on a 10-point scale. Palouse Ridge is ranked 15th out of 50 on Golfweek’s list. The publication defines new courses as those having opened in the past two calendar years (2007-2008).
 
“We are thrilled by this prestigious ranking,” … » More …

WSU extends organic agriculture major
April 24, 2007

Washington State University, home of the nation’s first major in Organic Agriculture Systems, is expanding its offerings this summer with its first online class in organic agriculture. The new course, “Organic Gardening and Farming,” was developed and designed by WSU Regents Professor John Reganold and doctoral student Jennifer Reeve, who will be the course instructor. The course begins May 7.“We’ve had many inquiries from place-bound students in Washington and elsewhere as to the availability of the new Organic Agriculture Systems major via distance education,” said Cathy Perillo, coordinator of the Agriculture and Food Systems program which offers the major in Organic Agriculture Systems.“There are many … » More …

Fewer students need it
October 27, 2006

Theoretically, WSU students do not need remedial or precollege mathematics instruction because they learned everything in high school that they need to be ready for university mathematics courses. Practically, however, some students need help to meet WSU’s increasingly stringent math proficiency requirements.The good news is that there are fewer students who require those precollege courses, according to Alan Genz, who chaired the Mathematics Department from 2000 to August 2006, when he returned to faculty status.“WSU is increasing its requirements and our students are coming in better prepared,” he said. “Our freshmen are doing better at math now.”Comparing enrollments in the precollege math courses in the … » More …

Learning how to include service learning in courses
September 27, 2005

A Service-Learning Course Construction workshop held in October at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom will allow two- and four-year faculty and staff to learn more about constructing courses that include service learning elements.The workshop, which will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, is sponsored by Washington Campus Contact, Seattle University’s Center for Service and Center for the Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Workshop objectives include:*Providing fundamental content, such as definitions, models and principles, and integrative dimensions such as reflection, community engagement and assessment *Connecting faculty and community members who are experienced in service learning courses with workshop attendees hoping to learn … » More …