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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.

Grant helps create Hanford course for Tri-Cities freshmen
August 19, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities student intern

McAteerRICHLAND, Wash. – A professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities hopes to better engage freshmen by integrating local, Hanford history into a required core class this fall.

April 14-16: Freshmen display, explain their research
April 14, 2014

freshman-research-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Posters and presentations about work done by 480 first-year students will be exhibited Monday-Wednesday, April 14-16, in the CUE second-floor atrium at Washington State University.

Nov. 19-20: Freshmen debut research posters
November 18, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – What do college freshmen really want to know?

Find out at Freshman Academic Showcase where students display posters of their first research projects.

Alive! 2013 in full swing
June 18, 2013


Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services


PULLMAN, Wash. – Alive! 2013 is in full swing on the Washington State University Pullman campus, as new students go through a three-day orientation process.

Led by orientation staff, participants get a tour of the campus and a chance to meet and make friends with other incoming students.

Alive activities include:

Writing placement examination

Honors writing diagnostic exam

Meals with counselors and other students

Walking tour of downtown

Computer lab orientation

WSU Jeopardy/trivia

Overview of core curriculum, learning communities, common reading

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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. 


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WSU Pullman closes freshman admissions
April 13, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU announced April 13 that it is not accepting any more applications for incoming freshmen at its Pullman campus.


Admissions officials in Pullman will continue to review transfer students’ applications, but will make no more enrollment offers to transfers at this time. Once WSU has more complete budget information, expected by May 1, the university will likely re-open admissions only to transfer students who have already earned their associates’ degree.


The Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Spokane campuses are continuing to accept applications at this time.


“In the spirit of openness and transparency, we believe it is important for us to … » 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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Vancouver takes time to evaluate gen ed
November 14, 2007

Photo: WSU Vancouver is in its second year of enrolling and educating freshmen. (Photo courtesy of WSU Vancouver).


After only one year of offering general education courses at WSU Vancouver, administrators and faculty members want more time to gather data and evaluate feedback before applying for permanent course approval.

“We really didn’t have time to take a deep breath and say, ‘Okay, let’s look at what’s happening,’ ” said Karen Diller, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver and chair of the general education advisory board.

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