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Doctoral student to receive award

PULLMAN – Xyanthe Neider, a doctoral student in the WSU College of Education, will receive the 2008 Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Award from the American Education Research Association (AERA). The award is given to a graduate student who best demonstrates a consistent and promising commitment to the critical study of […]

Grad/professional writing center opens

The Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC) has opened in Smith CUE 414. It is the newest facet of WSU’s writing program, which has served undergraduates for 23 years. “The communications needs of graduate students are very specific,” said Lisa Johnson-Shull, director of the program’s writing center. “Our challenge was to begin to develop a […]

WSU offers sustainable agriculture certificate

PULLMAN – The WSU Graduate School is offering graduate students in any discipline the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. Students are eligible to pursue the certificate as long as they meet the prerequisites for the courses required. The certificate coursework will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current […]

Ph.D numbers up 9.5 percent

Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School, set a goal of a 5 percent increase in graduate enrollment for this semester and, if you look at the numbers he is most concerned about, WSU nearly doubled that goal. “I’m very happy with these numbers,” he said, showing a graph of new doctoral student enrollments that […]

WSU Vancouver prepares for commencement

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver will honor the 740 members of the class of 2007 at the annual commencement ceremony, May 12 at 1 p.m. at The Amphitheater at Clark County in Vancouver. This eighteenth class from WSU Vancouver is the largest ever, with 590 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. The guest speak […]

Graduate Women in Science host wine event

Dr. Carolyn Ross, Food Sciences & Human Nutrition, will demonstrate her research — sensory analysis techniques to identify and describe changes in flavor and odor profiles of red wines-on March 30.  Participants will receive an introduction to the sensory analysis of wines, and then taste “standards” prepared from Livingstone wine by Dr. Ross.  Participants will […]

Preparing teaching assistants to teach

Preparing graduate students to be successful teaching assistants involves more than giving them a textbook and a sample syllabus. Yet sometimes that’s all they get. It’s the sink or swim mentality. This fall, the Graduate School created a lifeline — not only for floundering students, but for anyone looking for more effective teaching methods. The […]

In pursuit of Ph.Ds

Much has changed at WSU since 1990, including impressive new buildings for teaching and research, burgeoning centers for collaborative research, a new president and provost, and an ambitious strategic plan for the future.But one thing hasn’t changed: WSU produces about the same number of Ph.Ds today as it did 15 years ago, about 160 each […]

Ready for the big leagues?

In what league does WSU want to play? Basically, that’s the question, said Orlando Taylor, dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research at Howard University. Taylor, who was invited to co-chair WSU’s Graduate Education Commission last year, said WSU is a good institution with the potential to be great — if it […]