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Through February: WSU display explores mental health
February 8, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

James-WhitbreadPULLMAN, Wash. – In the United States, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness each year, yet it remains a topic of secrecy and stigma for many, including on college campuses.

Surge in flu cases at Health and Wellness Services
March 12, 2009

PULLMAN –The number of students going to WSU Health & Wellness Services (HWS) for the flu in the last two weeks is more than triple the number of the last three months combined.


“We’ve diagnosed 28 students with influenza since the beginning of March. It’s a mixture of type A and B, and other clinics in the area as well as the hospital have also seen an increase in the number of flu patients,” said Dr. Bruce Wright, director of HWS. “I’ve had a few phone calls from faculty wondering if there’s a new illness going around campus. … » More …

Awards and Honors
November 14, 2007

If you or someone you know has received an honor, please e-mail the information to Cynthia King at

• Nanoscientist Lai-Sheng Wang, professor of physics and materials science at WSU Tri-Cities and affiliate senior chief scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has been elected to the rank of fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Wang’s election recognizes his “distinguished and innovative contributions to the field of atomic clusters and for pioneering work on gaseous multiply charged anions.”

Three others at WSU have been … » More …

Planning for possible pandemic under way
January 20, 2006

The threat of an influenza pandemic has health and safety officials worldwide on alert as they monitor and map cases of the newest virus (H5N1) in Southeast Asia and Europe. Ironically, WSU Pullman is experiencing a fairy-tale-like year in which (as of Jan 17) “not one case of common influenza” has been reported to Health & Wellness Services. But that doesn’t mean the bubble won’t break or that WSU leaders are sitting idly by. On the contrary, health and safety officials are using this lull to prepare locally and regionally for a possible battle against a future pandemic or epidemic. Influenza pandemics are “rare but … » More …

Health & Wellness services flu vaccine in high demand
October 26, 2005

Washington State University Health and Wellness Services began offering $15 flu vaccines on Oct. 24. However, demand has been so high that HWS was temporarily out of the vaccine. It was hoping to receive a new vaccine shipment by Oct. 28.To receive a flu vaccine, WSU students can stop by the HWS medical clinic, located at Stadium Way and Nevada Street, from 8-11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, or from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday.Students unable to stop by the clinic and WSU employees who want a flu vaccination can visit for a schedule of flu vaccine outreach locations. HWS offers flu vaccine outreaches through Operation … » More …