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March 6: Test of WSU Alert emergency notification system slated
February 28, 2018

PULLMAN, Wash. – A spring semester test of the WSU Alert emergency alert system, including campus outdoor warning sirens, will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, on the Pullman campus by the Office of Emergency Management.

Oct. 12: Test of WSU Alert emergency notification system
October 5, 2017

warning signPULLMAN, Wash. – A fall semester test of the WSU Alert emergency alert system, including campus outdoor warning sirens, will be conducted at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, on the Pullman campus by the Office of Emergency Management.

Prescription assistance tied to fewer ER visits for some
April 4, 2016

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Mason-BurleySPOKANE, Wash. – A graduate student at Washington State University Spokane is the lead author on a research paper that shows an overall drop in emergency room visits and hospitalizations by patients who are served by the Spokane Prescription Assistance Network, which helps low income people get free and reduced-price medications.

Rec offers CPR and first aid certification
June 22, 2011



PULLMAN, Wash. – Check, call, care. Do you know what to do if someone is injured and needs medical attention?


Pullman residents are invited to become certified in CPR and first aid through the American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training Courses being offered at the WSU University Recreation Center through August 10.


Two course formats are being offered this summer at discount prices for UREC members. These courses include:


• Standard First Aid and Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED which is a six-and-a-half hour course covering CPR, automated external defibrillator use and first aid. This course costs … » More …

WSU student in Japan tells of hardships, fears
March 15, 2011



OSAKA, Japan – Asian studies major Kelsey Hoskins is one of a handful of students from Washington State University currently studying in Japan. She is in Osaka, where few residents even felt the effects of the earthquake. In her most recent message to her friends at WSU, she describes the prevailing fear among citizens of radiation and another major earthquake, as well as a growing frustration in the inability to help more. 



March 15, 2011

I don’t know much more at the moment, but many of my … » More …

Pharmacy faculty assist community
February 28, 2008

In early February, the Spokane Regional Health District called two WSU College of Pharmacy faculty members into action after a county declared state of emergency closed all county roads in southern and west Spokane County due to heavy snow.

“This was about a partnership that WSU College of Pharmacy has had with the community for years,” said Dr. Colleen Terriff, associate professor of Pharmacy at WSU Spokane. “People from the community call, state the problem, and together we find a solution.”

Terriff was phoned by Spokane Regional Health District Emergency Management Coordinator John VanSant and asked to get involved in creating a plan for … » More …

Emergency messaging results analyzed
February 6, 2008

“This a WSU Alert emergency message…” When classes were canceled last week (Jan. 31 and Feb. 1), most faculty staff and students received an e-mail, text message or phone call — or two, or three — starting off with these words and notifying them that classes had been canceled.


In the end, approximately 75 percent of the people who were registered with the WSU Alert system received a message. Many got it more than once, because they did not “confirm” that they had received it. Failure to confirm reception of an emergency notification triggers the system to either call back at a later time, … » More …

Feds offer guidance on sharing student info
November 1, 2007

The Department of Education has provided new guidelines to parents and educators regarding when information about troubled students can be disclosed under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

FERPA, a federal law governing student records, is often criticized for being too complicated.

Stimulated by the Virgina Tech shooting spree this spring, the DOE produced a series of pamphlets for parents, elementary and secondary-school officials, and college administrators. The purpose of the pamphlets is to provide some “rules of the road,” said Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings at an Oct. 31 news conference during a visit to a high school in a Washington … » More …

Emergency messaging system contracted
October 15, 2007

Photo: Messages can be delivered in a variety of ways. (iStockphotos).


WSU has signed a three-year $109,236 contract with the National Notification Network (3N) for a comprehensive electronic emergency message system. It will improve safety by helping the university alert people to potential threats like terrorists, bombs and shooters — like the gunman at Virginia Tech  last spring.

The system, which will be installed over the next month, will allow WSU to send messages to its students, faculty and staff statewide.

The system can send emergency messages simultaneously via e-mail, … » More …

WSU hosts Environmental Health and Safety Conference
October 2, 2007

The Fourth Annual Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony will be held Oct. 4 at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow conference participants to interact with various WSU and community service organizations.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch for an initial noon panel discussion, which will be open to the general public and feature local law enforcement officers and mental health specialists discussing community and workplace violence. The panel will include Pullman Police Chief Ted Weatherly, Moscow Police Lieutenant Paul Kwiatkowski, Mike Berney of Palouse River Counseling, … » More …