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Media advisory: Daschle, Lott to discuss political reforms
September 17, 2015

SEATTLE – In a sense, early returns from the 2016 election are already in: Civility is losing to vitriol in a landslide. But two former U.S. Senate majority leaders – Republican Trent Lott of Mississippi and Democrat Tom Daschle of South Dakota – have been promoting a plan to restore civility to governing.

Through June 12: Exhibit on government management of trash
May 20, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government.

Teens become lobbyists at WSU 4-H conference
February 10, 2014

4-H-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 200 youth will take on the roles of lobbyists at the annual Washington State University Extension 4-H Know Your Government Conference in Olympia Feb. 15-18 at the Red Lion Hotel.

NSF grant to study corporate influence on government
November 8, 2013

By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University sociologist Mikhail Balaev has received a two-year National Science Foundation award of $170,000 to study political and corporate ties in the American government.

WSU 4-H Know Your Government receives state award
August 6, 2013

Know Your Government conference


Participants at a past conference discuss a bill that would change high school
graduation requirements.



OLYMPIA, Wash. – 4-H Know Your Government has been selected as one of five distinguished programs to receive the 2013 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award. The statewide award, presented by CityClub of Seattle, recognizes a commitment to developing civic knowledge, skills, experience and values. 

“We give teens the tools to understand how to be involved in active citizenship,” said Jan Klein, Washington State University Extension 4-H adolescent specialist. “Once youth realize how the … » More …

WSU to host Nat’l Institute of Food and Agriculture Workshop
August 4, 2010

PULLMAN – Washington State University, in partnership with several national agricultural and food organizations, is hosting a one-day, workshop on the preparation and management of competitively awarded, systems-based grant applications. The event will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8.


Partnering with WSU are the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), and the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


These organizations require that grant applicants use a systems approach to meet challenges faced … » More …

Sims to address global climate change
November 13, 2007

PULLMAN – King County Executive Ron Sims will speak on “Regional Solutions to Global Climate Change” at a lecture scheduled at 3:10 p.m. Nov. 16 in Food Science and Human Nutrition, T-101(above Ferdinand’s) on the WSU campus. A reception following the presentation will be held in the Ensminger Pavilion (across from the Alumni Centre).

As executive, Sims oversees the 14th largest county in the nation. With a population of 1.8 million, King County is home to about 30 percent of Washington’s population and accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s jobs.

Sims has led efforts to protect more than 100,000 acres … » More …

WSU opens three small business centers
September 10, 2007

SPOKANE – WSU announced the opening of three new small business development centers as part of Gov. Christine Gregoire’s “New Washington” initiative. Small business development centers (SBDC) have been opened in Longview, Aberdeen and Pullman, as part of a strategy to extend technical assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs in areas that had been underserved.


Brett Rogers, WSU small business development centers state director, announced that the centers will be open by mid September. “I am pleased with the quality of applicants we had for all the positions and I am confident that the small business owners in each new region will be … » More …

Dillman selected for federal committee
November 3, 2006

PULLMAN – Don A. Dillman, Regents Professor and the Thomas S.Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy in the Departments of Community and Rural Sociology and Sociology and the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University, has been selected to serve on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee for the next three years.”Don’s appointment to the advisory committee recognizes his long history of outstanding scholarship and will enable the federal government to make better decisions,” said James N. Petersen, vice provost for research at WSU.The FESAC was created in 1999 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics … » More …