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Oct. 15: Deadline to nominate next common reading book

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. » More …

Grant helps create Hanford course for Tri-Cities freshmen

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. » More …

Alive! 2013 in full swing

 

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

Program, the WSU … » More …

Small army of faculty, staff guide Alive! 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 …

WSU Pullman closes freshman admissions

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

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


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.

The WSU Vancouver program … » More …

Two fraternities’ freshmen relocate

PULLMAN – Citing safety concerns, WSU administrators are temporarily relocating 32 freshman residents from two fraternity houses to university residence halls. Staff members are assisting freshman residents in the Theta Chi and Delta Chi chapters with the move, planning to have everyone settled in a residence hall by Friday (Nov. 9).

According to Michael J. Tate, vice president for The Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity, the difficult decision to relocate the students was made in the interest of their safety.

“We understand that asking students to pack up and move to a different residence on such short notice is not ideal … » More …