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Personal tragedy fuels student’s passion for helping others with depression

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

Morgan Slack and Tyler PULLMAN, Wash. – Morgan Slack knew the warning signs for people contemplating suicide. As a Washington State University student, she even trained other students how to spot them as part of her work at the university’s Health and Wellness Services. » More …

WSU regents approve Food Quality Building addition

By Kathy Barnard, WSU University Communications

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Creamery will be able to turn a drain on its resources into a possible new revenue stream and educational tool, thanks to action by the WSU Board of Regents today. » More …

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Sign up for asthma research by Nov. 21

If you have asthma, you could earn up to $300 by participating in an asthma/exercise study for WSU’s Health & Wellness Services and National Aquatic & Sports Medicine Institute.
The study, which begins in January, needs 170 people between 18-40 years old with medically diagnosed asthma. Sign up for a screening appointment by Nov. 21 ONLINE @


Nominate co-workers for Crimson Spirit

The Crimson Spirit Award is designed to acknowledge the staff and faculty at WSU who exemplify university values and promote strategic goals through things like superior quality service, noteworthy extra effort … » More …

Research project looking for people with asthma

PULLMAN — WSU Health & Wellness Services and the National Aquatic & Sports Medicine Institute are looking for 170 individuals with asthma to participate in an asthma and exercise study.


Potential participants must be between 18-40 years old and have medically diagnosed asthma. Upon completion, participants may receive up to $300. Although the study begins in January, individuals interested in participating should sign up for a screening appointment at Health & Wellness Services by Nov. 21. Screening appointments can be scheduled by visiting


“Research shows that exercise can be beneficial for people with asthma; however, it can also stimulate an … » More …

Undergrad’s research chosen for exhibit

PULLMAN – A WSU senior’s research interest in exercise and health has drawn national attention to her and WSU.

Amy Jemelka, a movement studies major in the College of Education, is one of 60 undergraduates nationwide chosen to present research at the April 30 “Posters on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the national Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), the event allows students to display posters on their investigations, as well as meet with members of Congress to discuss the impact of research on their undergraduate experience.

The Centralia native’s poster is titled, “Cardiovascular Fitness, Anxiety, Depression, and Insulin … » More …

First influenza of season diagnosed

PULLMAN – Influenza has arrived again at WSU. A patient at Health and Wellness Services today tested positive for influenza A, cconfirmed case in the clinic for the current flu season.

“There is a misperception that if you haven’t gotten sick by now, then you’re safe from the flu,” said Marsha Turnbull, health education administrator at HWS. “In reality it isn’t uncommon to see flu season in Pullman begin in January and continue through spring.”

It’s not too late to get vaccinated. While it does take a couple weeks for the vaccine to be effective, it is still a good idea to add that … » More …

More than 50 cases of the flu diagnosed last week

Health and Wellness has diagnosed more than 50 cases of influenza throughout the week, and there are likely many more cases out there, said Dr. Bruce Wright, director of Health and Wellness Services.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe sickness. “We have been very busy the last three weeks treating people with flu-like symptoms,” Wright said.Flu symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose and sore throat, Wright said. This seems to be an increase in influenza from previous years, Wright said.The main … » More …