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Study shows growing impact of Washington wine industry
September 9, 2015

wine-80SEATTLE – The economic impact of wine and wine grapes in Washington shows an increase of $1.3 billion since 2009, or a compound growth rate of 8.5 percent per year, according to a study released today by Washington State Wine. The economic impact of the state’s wine industry was $4.8 billion in 2013, up from $3.5 billion in 2009.

April 9: Revolutionizing Alzheimer’s, cancer, other treatments
March 31, 2015

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Harding-JoeSEATTLE – Activating or inhibiting the growth factors linked to dementia, cancer and wound healing will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University Innovators lecture and reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle.

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 …

WSU Tri-Cities appoints council to support growth
March 16, 2007

RICHLAND — The newly appointed Advisory Council for Washington State University Tri-Cities held its first meeting Thursday, March 15.The members were appointed by WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. Richland attorney Tom Cowan is the chairman.Advisory Council members were briefed by WSU Tri-Cities campus administrators on issues including the upcoming first freshman class and the ongoing efforts to secure legislative funding for increased student enrollment and bioproducts research. The meeting also included approving the Advisory Council bylaws and signing up for one of three committees: Development; Government and Community Relations; and Faculty, Alumni and Student Affairs.According to the bylaws, the group¹s purpose is to foster closer … » More …

Record growth with half the staff
October 13, 2006

The WSU Alumni Association has been the fastest growing alumni association in the Pac-10 athletic conference during the past year, said Jud Preece, association marketing director. The WSUAA growth rate also exceeds the rates of WSU’s 22 peer institutions — defined as U.S. public land-grant universities with veterinary schools but not medical schools.At a time when many of the nation’s largest universities are reporting a decline in membership, the WSUAA is bucking the trend. The WSUAA:• Grew by 4,500 members last year, the largest single year increase in the history of WSU.• Saw 12 percent annual membership growth vs. 2 percent average annual membership growth … » More …

Small town jobs growing with research, matchmaking
October 22, 2002

When you live in Colville, Okanogan or even Pullman, Wash., good job opportunities can be few and far between. Oddly, at the same time, employers in urban areas often grumble about having too limited a pool of trained workers and high employee turnover.That’s just the nature of living in a small town or locating in an urban area. But it may not be that way much longer. WSU’s Telework Project is laying the groundwork to help merge and solve both of these problems. In short, when the state’s current limping economy snaps back to life, small rural communities that have worked with the Telework Project … » More …