Cole receives honorary degree, says ‘just do it’

(Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)   PULLMAN — Johnnetta Cole reflected on her time at WSU and urged graduates at the Dec. 8 commencement ceremonies to make a difference in their world .   “It is here at WSU where I first came to fully appreciate that an education is about coming to understand the […]

Spring grads can expect healthy job market

Grads next spring can look forward to a healthy job market, although growth has slowed, according to a recent report issued last week by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. Job opportunities for recent graduates are expected to expand by 4-6 percent next year, the report says, down projected increases of 6-14 percent […]

They like what they see

Steve Burkett doesn’t want to hear any more stories about how hard it is to recruit minority students to do graduate work at WSU. He has evidence that it can be done.In the past, the Graduate School has encouraged recruitment of McNair Scholars but left the process up to individual departments. In January, Burkett worked […]

Graduate experience provides focus and purpose

* Students increase her productivityJill McCluskey is an associate professor at WSU Pullman in the School of Economic Sciences, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. “Graduate students make you more productive rather than less productive,” said McCluskey, who is chair of graduate studies for the School of Economic Sciences.The key, she said, is […]

WSU Spokane commencement to honor 442 graduates May 5

WSU Spokane will celebrate 16 years of tradition when diplomas are handed out at the Spokane Opera House on May 5. The spring commencement program, which includes graduates of the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing and some programs of Eastern Washington University, begins at 2 p.m.The ceremony will honor 442 students earning undergraduate, graduate, and […]

Golden and diamond grads add sparkle to campus

Washington State University and its various colleges are preparing for one of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual Golden and Diamond Grads Reunion. Held each year in April, the reunion welcomes back to campus students who graduated 50 years ago (golden grads) and 60 years ago (diamond grads). This year’s attendees received […]

Future looks 13 percent brighter for 2005 grads

What a difference a year makes! Graduates in the class of 2005 may have more job opportunities to select from than their predecessors when they hit the job hunting trail next spring. According to the 2005 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook survey, American employers plan to hire 13.1 percent more graduates […]

Gov. Locke Addresses WSU Graduates

PULLMAN, Wash, — Gov. Gary Locke told Washington State University graduates of his family’s educational journey and urged them to fulfill the promise of their own education during the university’s 108th spring commencement ceremony May 8 at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Pullman campus. “As I look out on this wonderful sea of […]