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Martinez Foundation teams up with universities

PULLMAN — When Edgar Martinez throws out the honorary first pitch at the Seattle Mariners’ “Salute to Latinos in Beisbol Day,” he’ll be sharing Safeco Field with students whom he is helping become teachers. The former all-star Mariner and his wife, Holli Martinez, are teaming up with WSU, the University of Washington and Seattle University […]

WSU seeks Carnegie classification

WSU is seeking community engagement classification for higher education from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. No institutions in Washington hold this classification.   “As the land-grant university in the state, with a presence and community partnerships in all 39 counties, WSU is well positioned to be one of the first,” said John […]

Family foundation gives $1.5 million

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver’s Child Development Program will be expanding in to a private, full-day kindergarten, thanks to a $1.5 million dollar donation from the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Family Foundation. This is the foundation’s initial gift, and the largest cash gift to date for WSU Vancouver. The funding will be used for a variety […]

News topics — Boring science; Seattle focus; RateMyProf

Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU faculty and staff, or addressing issues in higher education. To see a full article, just click on the live URL link. * Columbia Tribune — UM executive might go Floyd’s way: Washington State University recruits honcho in research, * The Daily Evergreen — WSU […]

Signature campaign started for 4-H license plate

The Washington State 4-H Foundation has begun a signature campaign to authorize a specialized license plate that will provide supporters with an opportunity to show their 4-H pride and increase visibility of the state’s largest youth-serving organization. Thirty-five hundred signatures are needed to complete the application process. Proceeds from the sale and renewal of the […]

Developing nursing doctorate focus of WSU Vancouver grants

VANCOUVER – Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation and the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation have given $100,000 and $25,000 respectively to Washington State University Vancouver towards a two-year statewide initiative to develop a Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) program. The gifts will allow WSU Vancouver to strengthen high levels of leadership and quality in the nursing workforce. […]

Foundation launches faculty/staff fund drive

The WSU Foundation has begun the 2006 faculty and staff fund drive — “For YOUR WSU!” — which will run through April. The drive rejuvenates a long-standing tradition of annual support from the university’s faculty and staff. “Everyone at WSU — whether they teach, conduct research, or work as administrative, clerical or support staff — […]

$1 Million Firstenburg gift announced at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Ed and Mary Firstenburg, through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, have given $1 million to Washington State University Vancouver to create the Firstenburg Student Commons. The WSU Board of Regents approved the naming at its regularly scheduled meeting held Nov. 18 in Seattle.The gift will allow WSU Vancouver to purchase the current […]