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College of Art & Sciences honors outstanding faculty and staff

Seventeen faculty and six staff were recently honored by the College of Arts and Sciences for exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to the college and the University.

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment.

WSU Visting Writers Series presents Sarah Vap

    PULLMAN – The WSU Department of English Visiting Writers Series will present poet Sarah Vap reading from her recent work at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in Kimbrough Music Building, Room 101.   Vap is the author of “Dummy Fire,” which won the 2006 Saturnalia Poetry Prize, and “American Spikenard,” which received the 2006 […]

Telling a joke? Better make it a good one!

PULLMAN – Offering up a joke – at least one of that isn’t politically incorrect or “off-color” – is rarely considered particularly risky socially. But a recent study at WSU suggests jokesters do risk receiving a surprising amount of derision from their audience – particularly when it’s made up of those they love most.   […]

Workshop addresses academic interactions

Many important aspects of academic development occur outside the classroom in the informal conversations, interactions, and mentoring that take place between faculty and students.   Discussions during office hours, email exchanges, and spontaneous hallway meetings may seem natural and welcome to native English speakers, contributing much to their learning and progress.   However, due to […]

WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award

Washington State University’s Writing Programs has received a 2007 Award for Innovation from the Conference on Basic Writing, a national collegiate organization aimed at aiding educators to teach effective written communications. It is the latest accolade for Writing Programs, which has been among the top “Academic Programs to Watch For” in all six years of […]

Pulitzer Prize winner visits WSU

The WSU Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts will present Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler on Wed., March 7, as part of the Spring 2007 Visiting Writer Series. The reading will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m and is free. Additional support is provided by the Museum […]