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President outlines university budget, financial management plans

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“With the end of the legislative session earlier this month, the University’s financial picture for the upcoming academic year is much clearer. » More …

Nov. 8: Farm recordkeeping workshop offered

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

financial-management-80pEVERETT, Wash. – Accurate and up-to-date financial records are essential for successful farms and agricultural businesses. A workshop, “Farm Recordkeeping for Productivity and Profitability,” will be offered 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, in Everett. » More …

WSU achieves 40 percent increase in outside funding

PULLMAN – In the midst of a lingering economic downturn and despite continuing reductions in state funding, WSU faculty and researchers have achieved more than a 40 percent increase in the amount of outside research and other grant funding awarded over the past two fiscal years.

 

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Howard Grimes, WSU vice president of research and Graduate School dean, said the university processed a record $218.33 million in grant awards during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The total represents nearly a 26 percent increase over the $173.88 million in grants awarded WSU in FY 2009 and a 42 … » More …

Finance leader to speak, receive top alumni award

PULLMAN – A nationally recognized leader in investment management will be presented with WSU’s highest alumni award and will speak at a free public lecture series he established at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in the CUB auditorium.

 

Gary P. Brinson (’68 MBA) is known for his intellectual contributions to the financial investing world. He is founder and head of Brinson Partners Inc., president of GP Brinson Investments, and chairman of the Brinson Foundation.

He established the Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture in Finance series at WSU and will deliver the 10th anniversary address. He will speak on “Investment Markets: Past, Present and … » More …

WSU study shows best factors predicting success

 

 


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PULLMAN – A recent study of the academic performance of nearly 6,000 WSU students who enrolled as freshmen here in the fall of 2002 or 2003, found that men and women participating in varsity athletics are more than twice as likely as similar non- athletes to graduate within either five or six years of their initial enrollment.

 

Similarly, the study concluded that – all other influences being equal – … » More …

Weathering the stress of today’s financial tornado

The current economy and budget cuts are putting financial pressure and stress on many families. Here are a few things to consider in dealing with the different circumstances.

 

How well you manage, and how well you come through this financial storm, depends upon many things – your experience in emergencies, your preparedness, and the choices you make.

 

A good approach is to consider what might be the best way to protect yourself, your family and friends.Under stress, we don’t necessarily think clearly, make good judgments, or manage emotions well.This is because the normal stress response is designed for short, critical emergencies, “fight-or-flight” situations. … » More …

Take charge of your future retirement

RICHLAND — Plan ahead for your retirement with hands-on lessons at an educational course at WSU Tri-Cities.

 

“Retirement Planning Today” is designed for adults ages 50 to 70 and led by Todd Halterman, a securities and investment advisor and president of Pacific Crest Planning Inc. in Kennewick.

 

“In today’s environment, it never has been more important for an investor to be educated and informed,” Halterman said. “This course brings a lot of practical, real-life answers to the questions people have about retirement planning.”

 

Attendees will learn how to:

• Determine the amount of money needed to retire.

• Create goals for a … » More …