• WSU Extension’s Full Immersion Spanish Institute has received a Recognition of Excellence Award for Innovations in Outreach and Engagement from the University Continuing Education Association. The program, developed by Randy de Mars, coordinator of the WSU North Central Washington Learning Center in Wenatchee, is a comprehensive language and culture program designed to increase understanding […]

The quiet crisis

Native Americans and their tribal lands are more likely to be exposed to American military explosives and toxic munitions. This was the conclusion of a research study announced last year by Gregory M. Hooks, professor and chair of Washington State University’s Department of Sociology, and Chad L. Smith, one of his doctoral students, now an […]

WSU Vancouver to host lecture series

The Honors Program at WSU Vancouver will present a series of seminars titled “Disaster: Natural, Social, and Political Forces Collide” beginning Thursday, March 9.All seminars are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held from 7-9 p.m. in room 6 of the Multimedia Classroom Building.The series will premiere with “The […]


•Nancy Magnuson, Eastlick Distinguished Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences, has received the 2005 Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award from the Association for Faculty Women at WSU. The award honors an AFW member whose leadership has advanced the role of women at WSU and/or who has demonstrated leadership in higher education, the community or her profession […]

Vancouver lecture series eyes homelessness

“Globalization of Homelessness and Poverty” is the focus of Washington State University Vancouver’s Spring 2005 Honors Lecture Series.The series, which will take place throughout spring semester, will feature nine lectures dealing with poverty. Upcoming lectures include: Feb. 27, Mark Lakeman, representative from The City Repair Project in Portland, will discuss “The Village Lives.” March 17, […]

WSU ceremony honors veterans Nov. 11

A Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at Washington State University will salute those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military.Army Capt. James Shull and Air Force Capt. Ralph Gehringer, both WSU alumni who died while on duty, will be honored, said Charii Higgins, WSU Veterans Affairs coordinator.Shull, originally from Moore, Idaho, graduated from […]

Awards & Honors

• Shira Broschat, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Physics, cited for her “status in the physics community and … contribution to the institute (as a member of an editorial board).” Broschat’s research regarding the way light or energy scatters off rough surfaces has been […]

Awards &

• Edward R. Murrow School of Communication associate professor Susan Ross has received a Fulbright grant to conduct research on how and why the media change the portrayal of groups, thereby influencing public opinion and public policy.Ross’s research focuses on the First Amendment and new technologies, the First Amendment and marginalized groups, and roles of […]

Library leader books third fulbright award

Laila Miletic-Vejzovic, head of Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant for lecturing and research in library science at the Research Library in Zadar, Croatia, during a six-month sabbatical that begins this month. Miletic-Vejzovic will initiate, develop and implement a project to provide access to the most […]