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Oct. 15: Deadline to nominate next common reading book
September 1, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Nominations of books about leadership and social justice will be accepted through Oct. 15 for the 2016-17 common reading used by students in first-year classes at Washington State University.

Helping with move-in a pleasurable semester start
August 17, 2010



Photos, article and SoundSlides by Tim Marsh, WSU Today


Student move-in began Sunday, Aug. 15

              Bob Tattershall assists students with move


PULLMAN – When does WSU’s fall semester 2010 begin? Look at the academic calendar and you see classes start Aug. 23.
But, for Sarah Horn, Stephenson Hall South residential education director, and Bob Tattershall, Housing & Conference Services director, it began 10 a.m. … » More …

Small army of faculty, staff guide Alive! 2010
June 29, 2010

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Tim Marsh, WSU Today.  Music: “The Monkey King,” played by WSU Jazz Big Band and written by Patrick Sheng.



Article by Robert Frank, WSU Today


PULLMAN – Fall semester incoming students are gearing up for a successful transition via the WSU’s 21st annual Alive! orientation program.


During June and July, about 3,300 students and their parents will attend one of 10 two- or three-day long Alive! programs. 


The required program includes a wide range of activities designed to acquaint students with academic policies, programs and expectations, as well … » More …

Olympia update: Legislators negotiate compromise
April 14, 2009

The Legislature is now moving into a critical phase as budget writers are negotiating the differences between House and Senate budget versions with just 13 days of session remaining.


Never have the stakes been higher than in the budget discussions. Legislative leaders are talking now to resolve a $47.4 million difference between the House and Senate budgets for just Washington State University. The House budget (Substitute House Bill 1244) cuts 29 percent of state funding from WSU or $151.4 million. The Senate budget (Senate Bill 5600) reduces the WSU state budget by 20 percent or about $104 million.


WSU announced today that … » More …

Tri-Cities receivesgift of $100,000
February 20, 2008

RICHLAND – CH2M HILL has presented WSU Tri-Cities with an additional gift of $100,000 to help wrap up final funding of the campus’s freshman scholarship program.
The donation was announced at Tuesday’s Freshman Scholarship Luncheon, where 31 of the community’s scholarship supporters were recognized. About 60 of the 102 full-time freshmen were able to attend.
“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of CH2M Hill and the other community members who stepped up to make our first freshman class a success,” said Vicky Carwein, WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor. “CH2M HILL truly is a partner in the pursuit of higher education.”
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WSU reports spring enrollment growth
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU reports enrollment growth at all four of its campuses this spring — a total spring semester enrollment of 22,741 students, up 4.8 percent from last spring.

The growth is driven by this fall’s influx of freshmen students — the largest freshman class in the history of the Pullman campus, the second year of freshmen at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities’ first freshman class. All four WSU campuses exceeded their enrollment targets funded by the state.

As a result of the rising number of full-time students, particularly at the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students shows … » More …

WSU reports higher, diverse enrollment
September 5, 2007

Washington State University’s 10th day enrollment figures show increased student numbers at all campuses, a record influx of freshmen and higher numbers of minority students.

Overall, WSU is showing a 3.1 percent increase in enrollment statewide, from 23,654 students last fall to 24,396 in fall 2007. The numbers are buoyed by the first class of freshmen at WSU Tri-Cities, continued strong freshman enrollment at WSU Vancouver and the Pullman campus’ largest freshman class ever.

“We are very pleased with our enrollment profile for WSU statewide,” said Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president.

“We feel we are very much becoming a destination … » More …

Local business donates first scholarship to 2008 freshman
May 4, 2007

RICHLAND – Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International has donated two freshmen scholarships to Washington State University Tri-Cities. One of the $6,000 scholarships is for the 2007 incoming class. The second $6,000 scholarship is the first donated for the Richland campus’ second wave of freshmen – the class that starts in fall 2008. “Our resources are limited, but we see this as a good value to the community – to the Tri-Cities and to the Department of Energy workforce,” said Jou Hwang, who co-owns ATL with his wife, Alice Hwang. “ATL is looking to the future of continued analysis and broadened horizons in nuclear and technological … » More …

Three-part freshman program announced at WSU Tri-Cities
October 25, 2006

TRI-CITIES Vicky Carwein, chancellor at WSU Tri-Cities, has announced a major initiative — including scholarships, mentoring and internship programs — to support the students of the campus’s first freshmen class, scheduled to begin classes next fall.Carwein said, “I know that students and their parents will catch the excitement of the outstanding academic program we’ve developed for these freshmen.  But, for many, this three-part initiative will be the ‘icing on the cake’ to get them to apply.”The initiative, announced by Carwein, has three components:* Mentors:  Each freshman will be linked with a mentor who can provide career insight and encouragement throughout the year.  Mentors serve as role … » More …

Outdistancing the competition
September 1, 2006

The statistics are surprising. Across the nation, it is predicted that upcoming high school graduates will be the first generation with lower rates of college attendance than their parents, according to Vicki McCracken, associate vice president and associate vice provost for enrollment services.This shift in enrollment patterns reflects a number of demographic changes including nearly zero population growth in many regions of the country — with birth rates declining in most Caucasian families. Growth is primarily seen in the non-Caucasian segments of the population — such as in the Latino population in Washington State — where many families have not had a history of attending … » More …