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Four faculty promoted to regents
March 19, 2008

Four WSU faculty members have been promoted to the standing of Regents professor. This promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship and public service. Here are the recipients:

Michael D. Griswold, dean of the College of Sciences and professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, joined the WSU faculty in 1976.
He is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the study of male reproductive biology. He received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health and has … » More …

Four faculty named Regents professors
March 4, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash.– Four WSU faculty members have been promoted to the standing of Regents professor. This promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship and public service.

Michael D. Griswold, Norman G. Lewis, B.W. Poovaiah and Gregory W. Yasinitsky will be honored March 28 during the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet, part of WSU’s “World Class. Face to Face. Showcase” festivities to honor the achievements of faculty and staff across the university.

Griswold, dean of the College of Sciences and professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, is recognized as one of the leading authorities … » More …

WSU 4-H leadership coordinator honored
February 21, 2008

PUYALLUP – WSU State 4-H Teen Leadership Coordinator Jan Klein was honored Wednesday by the Washington State Legislature as an Outstanding Civic Educator. Klein, who is from the Lincoln County town of Edwall, was recognized for her work with youth on the local, regional, state and national level.

The Legislature recognized Klein during the second annual Civic Education Day in Olympia. Jeri Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Senate, and leadership from the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate joined civic education organizations from across the state in honoring 12 outstanding civic educators from Washington.

“Jan is the spark plug that has re-ignited our … » More …

Boehmke honored at farewell reception
December 4, 2007

The WSU community is invited to attend a farewell reception in honor of Karl Boehmke, executive director of Planning and B udget, who is retiring after 32 years of service. The reception will be on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The reception will be held in the Lewis Alumni Centre Great Hall and a breif program will be presented during the reception. For more information, call Willemina Kardong at 335-6664.

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Employees honored for CFD participation
September 14, 2007

Doris Lohrey-Birch has worked with the Combined Fund Drive for 16 years.

“It’s an easy way to contribute to things that are important to you,” said Lohrey-Birch, a senior secretary with the entomology department.

The CFD is Washington’s authorized and supported workplace giving program for state employees. For more than 20 years, employees have been donating to more than 2,000 local, national and international charities of their choice via the CFD.

“The needs are great, and even if a person is only able to contribute about $3 or $4 a month, that $3 or $4 can make a difference,” Lohrey-Birch said.

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Thrill of discovery, mentoring holds interest for 39 years
March 16, 2007

Thirty-nine years ago this fall, J. Thomas “Tom” Dickinson, a Regents Professor in physics, came to WSU. Since then, he has created an internationally recognized surface-science laboratory in his department.“I came to WSU right out of graduate school at University of Michigan,” said Dickinson. “It was a very wise decision.”Dickinson’s research is recognized worldwide, with colleagues from Japan and Europe visiting his laboratory regularly to work with him. His research has been funded continuously for 36 years by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, Navy, Air Force, NASA, NATO, and the National Institutes of Health. Currently his major topics of … » More …

WSU veterinarian elected to Institute of Medicine
October 9, 2006

PULLMAN– Dr. Guy Palmer, a veterinary pathologist at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to this prestigious body is one of the highest honors for those in biomedical research and human health care.The institute announced the election of its new members Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.”This is a tremendous honor and reflects the outstanding scholarly environment at Washington State University,” Palmer said. “I work with a wonderful group of colleagues and students dedicated to better understanding of transmission of vector-borne diseases and innovative approaches to vaccine development. This … » More …

Those killed in war on terrorism honored
February 3, 2006

The Global War on Terrorism in the past two years has claimed the lives of three Washington State University students and alumni. Due to the limited size of WSU Pullman’s veterans memorial, there is nowhere to inscribe their names and permanently recognize their sacrifice.

Recently, the university designated $15,000-$20,000 to have the memorial (located east of Thompson Hall and north of Murrow Hall) expanded to honor the recent and future sacrifices by WSU students.

Helping lead that effort were students, faculty and staff, including Charii Higgins, WSU Veterans Affairs coordinator.

“At first, administrators wanted to wait until the war was over. But no one knows … » More …

WSU physicist named Fellow of the AAAS
October 27, 2005

Washington State University physicist J. Thomas Dickinson was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this week.A member of the AAAS physics section, Dickinson was cited for “fundamental contributions to understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in fracture, tribology and laser interactions with materials.”Dickinson was the first director of the WSU Center for Materials Research and is recognized internationally for his contributions in both laser research and nanotribology. He holds the Paul A. Anderson Professorship in Physics and was named a Regents Professor in 2004. He is also a recipient of the WSU Distinguished Faculty Address Award, the President’s Faculty Excellence … » More …

WSU honors Constitution as federal law requires
September 16, 2005

In compliance with a newly implemented law requiring all federally funded schools to honor the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17 of each year, WSU has scheduled various local events to present students with U.S. Constitution information. The date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.The law was inserted into a spending bill last fall by West Virginia Democrat Sen. Robert C. Byrd. The law states that if Sept. 17 falls on a weekend, as it does this year, the holiday may be celebrated the week before.“I think it’s important for all citizens of the United States to understand the Constitution and know our … » More …