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Nov. 8-17: Homeless shelter designs featured at exhibit
November 3, 2017

homeless shelter paper modelBy Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s School of Design and Construction will hold an exhibition featuring student designs for portable homeless shelters, as well as a full-scale version that they built.

Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter
April 25, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Architecture and Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU architecture student team has designed a shelter that they hope might someday improve the lives of homeless people.

WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts
December 6, 2016

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver.

Nursing care translates to help for homeless man
October 24, 2016

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

ashlee-iverson-headRICHLAND, Wash. – When Ashlee Iverson went fishing with her dad recently on a remote stretch of the Yakima River, the last thing they expected was company. They were surprised to find a homeless man named Brett living by the river.

Aug. 29-Sept. 22: Students design shelter for homeless
August 25, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Student designs for sheltering the homeless in Washington will be on display Aug. 29-Sept. 22 in the Carpenter Hall gallery at Washington State University. An opening reception with refreshments will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

Nov. 17-23: Food drive, panel mark hunger, homeless week
November 13, 2013

hunger-homeless-120PULLMAN, Wash. – Food and clothing drives, fasting, community service projects, a cardboard “city” and a public forum will highlight Washington State University’s observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23.

WSU, community groups plan for hunger/homeless week
September 24, 2013

hunger week



PULLMAN, Wash. – Groups and classes at Washington State University and community organizations are invited to help plan events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23.


The WSU Center for Civic Engagement hosts planning meetings at 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12 in CUB 310. Representatives are welcome.


Groups that cannot send representatives but are interested in participating may email Erin McIlraith, CCE marketing and communications coordinator, at


Grant benefits student teachers, homeless kids
January 16, 2009


A community program founded by WSU faculty member Susan Finley seven years ago recently received a grant allowing her to assess the program so other communities can benefit from what she is learning.


Finley, a College of Education associate professor at WSU Vancouver, founded At Home At School (AHAS) to provide fun educational activities and tutoring to needy children, educate teachers on how to help these kids, and research the results. A $170,000 grant for three years from the Legacy Health System’s Community Health Fund will pay other faculty to take on Finley’s teaching responsibilities … » More …

Representatives discuss “Beloved Community”
April 15, 2008

VANCOUVER – Representatives from the Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement League, will speak at WSU Vancouver, 12 to 1:15 p.m., April 17 in the Library building, room 201.

The WHEEL women, all homeless or formerly homeless, will discuss and read from their recently published poetry anthology, “Beloved Community,” which represents the first national effort to feature the writings of homeless women. The presentation is sponsored by the WSU Vancouver College of Liberal Arts Speakers Program and the American Social Movements and Culture class.

They will also be speaking at 6:30 p.m. April 17, at In Other Words Books, 8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, and at … » More …

Hunger and homelessness week aims to educate
November 6, 2007






Pullman students, faculty and staff can help fight hunger and homelessness Nov. 11-17 through a series of events that are meant to bring awareness, education and support to the problem.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a national event that aims to heighten awareness of hunger and homelessness issues. With this in mind, the Center for Civic Engagement is working with various groups on campus to bring a variety of events to campus, according to Laura Lahne, student involvement coordinator for the Center for Civic Engagement.

A “Campus Canned Food Drive” … » More …