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Western educators get fired up about hospitality
June 27, 2005

PULLMAN — Twenty-eight high school teachers from seven Western states donned starched chef’s aprons embroidered with their names and sharpening professional knives from their sets as they sliced into a unique summer school program at At Washington State University.“We were excited to give these educators from Washington, Alaska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon a taste of our hospitality program,” said Terry Umbreit, director of the School of Hospitality Business Management in the business college.These educators switched their typical roles by becoming students once again to get hands-on lessons about everything from haute cuisine meal preparation to kitchen knife handling, and from fundamentals of … » More …

Football camp in full swing
June 23, 2005

PULLMAN — If you’re on the Pullman campus and it sounds like there’s a football game or scrimmage going on, well there is, kind of. A lot of them.Washington State University’s athletic’s program welcomed 670 prep players from throughout the region, including 11 teams, for the 2005 Cougar Football Camps. The camps began Wednesday, June 22 and run through Saturday, June 25. And with the sun out, one of the most popular attractions on the field are the water dispensers. (Photo below.) .Athletics hosts several summer camps each year, including men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, track and football. These camps are important to WSU for several reasons. “Not … » More …

Teams converge for WSU Spokane MESA competition
March 21, 2005

Some 200 students in grades nine and 10 will participate this week in the annual Washington State University Spokane Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Competition.The event is set to run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 22 and March 24 in the Phase I Classroom Building on the WSU Spokane campus, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.During the two-day event, more than 60 teams will deliver presentations on a variety of topics centered on scientific inquiry, understanding scientific systems and solving science or engineering problems.Students prepare for two months with volunteers from Avista Corp. and Agilent Technologies. The volunteers serve as mentors for research, planning and … » More …

Award to be announced Oct. 22
October 15, 2004

In May, 509 high school juniors throughout the state were nominated for the 2005 Regents Scholars program by their principals. All nominees meeting the program criteria are offered a Crimson Regents Scholarship ($6,000 over two years), with 75 receiving the Silver Regents Scholarship ($8,000, over two years), and 25 receiving the Distinguished Regents Scholarship (four-year scholarship for the full amount of undergraduate resident tuition, mandatory fees, a book stipend, and on-campus housing and board).The Regents Scholars Selection Committee, made up of faculty and staff, has reviewed the nomination forms, academic references, high school transcripts and other materials from this talented group of scholars over the … » More …

WSU hosts high school chemistry students
December 12, 2003

More than a dozen chemistry students from St. George’s School in Spokane visited Washington State University recently to perform advanced laboratory experiments involving atomic spectroscopy equipment. With additional funding, the chemistry program is hoping to see this trend expanded statewide.Working with chemistry instructor Jeremy Lessmann, the juniors and seniors from St. Georges identified the chemical components they extracted from apples by using atomic spectroscopy techniques. Participation in the WSU program allows the students to conduct laboratory procedures that cannot be performed in high school labs due to the need for sophisticated, expensive equipment and required safety equipment. The timing permitted the students to use labs … » More …

Teachers from four states cookin’ on all burners at WSU
July 19, 2002

High school teachers from four Western states rolled up their sleeves at Washington State University recently, hungry to get their hands messy as they participated in a unique summer school program.In chef’s hats and starched white aprons, these 25 men and women educators became students once again, getting hands-on lessons about everything from haute cuisine meal preparation to kitchen knife handling, and from wine tasting to human resource/personnel issues facing the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.Faculty and staff in WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management spent weeks creating a relevant, yet fun, curriculum especially for this group—members of the nationwide Hospitality Business Alliance. In … » More …

FFA leaders on campus
May 16, 2002

The 72nd Annual Future Farmers of America Leadership Conference for Washington is on campus this week, May 16 – 19. The College of Agriculture and Home Economics will host some 2,500 high school students (grades 9 – 12), teachers and parents from almost 200 schools throughout the state. This conference attracts students to WSU to participate in many leadership workshops and competitive events, including public speaking, sales, marketing, job interview, food science, communications, parliamentary procedure, extemporaneous speaking, meat science and animal science. Evening sessions in Beasley Coliseum include featured speakers, award presentations, and entertainment from the many talented students attending this convention.If you have any … » More …