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Historic Mount Vernon house takes on new role with WSU
June 15, 2004

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Allan Osberg’s grandparents passed away before he was born, but he has always considered their 1914 farmhouse west of Mount Vernon to be part of his family heritage.Today the refurbished historic house is taking on a new role in the agricultural heritage of Skagit County, thanks to Osberg’s generosity and the efforts of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmlands, the Skagit Valley Farm Bureau and Washington State University.The Olson Heritage House was officially dedicated here Saturday (June 12) in ceremonies at WSU’s Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. The remodeled farmhouse will provide housing for research graduate students and … » More …

Making time for it all
May 7, 2004

When Craig Mayers goes home after a long day at work, he has more than a family waiting for him. He has plenty of accounting homework to do, too.Mayers, an accountant for Business Services in French Ad 240, has been taking two classes a semester for two years while working full-time to support his family. On May 8 his determination and will power will pay off when he receives his master’s degree in accounting.”My family moved to Pullman a few years ago so my wife could complete her bachelor’s degree in sociology,” Mayers said. “I began taking classes as well after I began working for … » More …

Research expo features graduate, professional work
February 11, 2004

The Graduate and Professional Student Association of Washington State University will present on Feb. 18 the annual Wiley Research Exposition, where graduate students exhibit their research to peers, faculty and the community.The event will be from 4-8 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Ballroom and is open to the public.”This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to prepare for large academic conventions. It also allows undergraduates to come into contact with research expected at the graduate level and present to the community firsthand experience of what goes on next door at Washington State University,” said Mark Shepski, GPSA committee member.Cash prizes will be awarded … » More …

Administration lends support to graduate assistant insurance
November 13, 2003

University leadership, via internal reallocation, will commit an additional $367,000 in fiscal year 2005 for graduate assistant health insurance, to take effect during the insurance plan year that begins Aug. 16, 2004. The reallocation of these funds represents the outcome of a collaborative, serious effort to enhance graduate assistant health benefits.“Graduate students are vitally important to the research and scholarship of Washington State University,” said Howard Grimes, dean of the Graduate School. “Erosion of health insurance benefits negatively impacts our current students and our ability to recruit outstanding scholars. Because of this, the Graduate School is committed to pursuing all available mechanisms to reverse the … » More …

Conservation grant looks for grad proposals
February 12, 2003

WSU’s Natural Resource Conversation Endowment Fund was established by Jane P. Conrad in 1982. The fund provides support in research projects related to conservation of renewable and nonrenewable resources. All currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply as individuals or as a group. There could be up to two awards of $1,200 for one year, with the possibility of renewal to a maximum of three years.(sorry, the remainder of this article was deleted in an IT error and is unavailable.)

Public service leadership grad certificate added
August 23, 2002

A new graduate certificate focusing on public service leadership is being added to Washington State University Spokane#s criminal justice program. The certificate was developed as a partnership between the Washington State Institute for Community Oriented Policing at WSU Spokane, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Association and the Washington Associate of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.Course work will be available in western Washington at the Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. Program organizers plan to offer the courses in Spokane only if there is sufficient demand.The certificate combines graduate-level inquiry and theoretical examination with an applied, hands-on practitioner-based senior mentoring program. The purpose of the program … » More …

Graduate exercise science program okayed
May 28, 2002

Students may now enroll in a new master’s degree program at Washington State University Spokane focusing on the cellular physiological responses to exercise.The Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved the M.S. in exercise science. The degree replaces the M.S. in kinesiology formerly offered at WSU Pullman.Exercise science is a scientifically based discipline that focuses on the body’s response to exercise. The degree is Washington’s only research-based graduate program in exercise science focusing on clinical and experimental exercise physiology with an emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms, said Sally Blank, associate professor of exercise science and coordinator of the graduate program. “We will benefit … » More …