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Community engagement project targets asthma
February 7, 2014

postma-80TACOMA, Wash. – Patient-centered research to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma is one of five Washington state projects to receive funding recently from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI.

April 25 deadline for grad student research funding
February 5, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Individual and groups of graduate students are invited to apply for seed money from the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund to support their research and projects. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 25.

UW, WSU Spokane announce plans for medical education growth
September 12, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane and the University of Washington School of Medicine  will jointly ask legislators to allocate the money needed to fund 40 new permanent medical education seats in Spokane over a four-year period.

Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO of UW Medicine and Dean of the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) and WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown announced that goal Wednesday at the Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting at the Spokane Convention Center.

Ramsey says the larger classes would fulfill a very real need for physicians in Northwest communities.

“The Washington WWAMI program turns away many qualified students despite the large unmet need … » More …

Apply now for fall graduate student travel grants
July 12, 2010

PULLMAN – The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association now are taking applications for fall semester graduate student travel grants. These grants are intended to help students in their research and scholarly activities and to present papers at significant meetings.

 

The deadline for the fall 2010 travel grant applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The travel period is from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. Applications and further information can be found on the following website.

WSU News Briefs
December 5, 2008

Find your Pepsi fix at the Bookie
WSU’s contract with Coca-Cola means that the eateries in the new CUB — even those privately owned — all primarily serve Coke products.

 

The exception is the Bookie, which carries Pepsi because its contract with Pepsi pre-dates WSU’s contract with Coke.

 

There are a few non-Coke items sold outside the Bookie.

 

“Non-Coke products are sold, but only if it’s something that the Coke company doesn’t provide,” said Brian Keithley, Dining Services general manager. “That can be something that Pepsi represents, but you will never see the Pepsi logo. An example would be SoBe.”

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Will fountain flow again?
November 19, 2008

The fountain, at home at Stimson Hall. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)

 

PULLMAN — “Here we … uh, had … the Minerva Fountain,” fumbled Clare Wiser as he rounded the corner of Stimson Hall in spring 2007. Leading an outdoor campus art tour, the retired math professor-turned-docent for the Museum of Art found the words at the tip of his tongue — “here we have” — to be suddenly, and alarmingly, inappropriate. Where once had been a statue of a cherubic maiden holding a water-spouting fish, there now was only a concrete pad in a … » More …

State plan addresses evolving idea
January 18, 2008

The idea of performance contracts, or funding according to results, is part of a recently released draft of a state strategic master plan for higher education.

“There seems to be a gradually evolving interest by more people in coming to some kind of agreement or relationship” between legislative appropriation and higher education accountability, said Jane Sherman, WSU vice provost for academic policy and evaluation in Olympia.

The idea prompted WSU to prepare a performance agreement prototype in February 2005. It outlined potential increases in enrollment, degrees granted, nonstate research funding, student research experiences and more as returns for increasing state investment through 2011.

Some months … » More …

WSU projects funded in fed’s omnibus package
December 31, 2007

PULLMAN –- WSU programs in agricultural research and the health sciences in Spokane are among those that will benefit from allocations in the new omnibus federal budget, signed into law by President George W. Bush Wednesday.

“This funding will play an important role in promoting education, research and economic development for our state and region,” said President Elson S. Floyd. “We greatly appreciate the leadership role played by Sen. Patty Murray, and support of the state’s congressional delegation in targeting this money to worthwhile programs here in Washington.”

The bill includes $1.9 million toward construction of a new USDA Agricultural Research Service building … » More …

Increased budget opens doors
October 1, 2007

PUYALLUP – A 20 percent increase in the budget for Washington state’s Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plan means that WSU Extension educators and their partners will be able to reach more school-aged children and their families with research-based information about how best to spend scarce food dollars.

The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a total budget for the state of $15.9 million for FY08, approximately a 20 percent increase over the previous year. It includes $8.3 million in federal funding and $7.6 million in state and local cost share funds.

WSU Extension Food Sense Program Coordinator Elaine Mayes says … » More …

State funds 110 freshmen, bioproducts at Tri-Cities
April 24, 2007

The biennial budget approved April 22 by the state Legislature includes funding for 110 freshmen and a new bioproducts program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. “We greatly appreciate that the Legislature is supportive of campus growth,” WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor Vicky Carwein said. “The budget will help meet critical campus needs, especially as we expand programs and services to our new freshmen, as well as our transfer and graduate students.” The state budget includes funding for:• 50 FTE freshmen in 2007-08.• 60 FTE freshmen in 2008-09.• 20 FTE nursing students in 2007-08 and 5 additional FTE nursing students in 2008-09.• $4 million for bioproducts research, including $2 million to employ … » More …