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WSU celebrates initiative for new center for teaching, learning
September 12, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will celebrate a new initiative aimed at creating a Center for Transformational Teaching and Learning, and recognize those investing private funds to make it a reality.

The celebration will be part of Fall Festival activities held by the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, on the grounds outside Hulbert Hall on the Pullman campus. The Center for Transformational Teaching and Learning (CTLL) will be housed in CAHNRS once approved by WSU Faculty Senate.

Kim Kidwell, WSU

Kidwell

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Legislative changes demand new strategies
January 18, 2008

The single biggest legislative blow to higher education over the years has been the state’s decision to pay a decreasing percentage of university costs.

So says Karl Boehmke, an astute legislative observer who retired last month as WSU executive budget director after 32 years of service at the university. He worked directly for the last three presidents preparing state funding requests, as well as creating and managing the university’s budget.

“In the ‘70s and before, there seemed to be a feeling among the public and the Legislature that it was the … » More …

Wellbeing initiative due this spring
March 2, 2007

University Recreation is working to launch a campuswide employee wellbeing initiative this spring. It will be developed and delivered by multiple campus departments and organizations, said Kathleen Hatch, executive director of UREC.“The main goal of the wellbeing initiative is to improve people’s livelihood,” said Brad Stewart, employee wellbeing coordinator at UREC.  Among the initiative’s goals are:• increasing employee awareness of health issues • providing fitness activities • fostering a supportive environment  A wellbeing website will be launched to provide education, activities, self-assessments and resource information. A survey will be distributed to all faculty and staff to determine programming needs and interests.  “UREC for You” will … » More …

Energy-related research focus of April 6 workshop
March 28, 2006

Faculty who are interested in energy-related issues are invited to attend the WSU Energy Initiative Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the CUB Cascade Room.   Funded by the Office of Research, this workshop is a multicollege event designed to initiate collaboration among faculty on energy issues. The goal is to create bridges across disciplines and involve faculty from many schools and departments.Workshop sessions will include:10 a.m. Introduction and Welcome10:10 a.m. Energy Research Initiatives, James N. Petersen10:25 a.m. WSU Energy Program, Jacob C. Fey10:45 a.m. Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy, Shulin Chen11:15 a.m. Energy Choices as Risk Choices: The Gene RosaInterface of Humans and … » More …

Impact of I-884 tax considered
October 15, 2004

Following is a summary of the impact on Washington State University of Initiative 884, if it were approved by the people of Washington state who will vote in the Nov. 2 elections. The summary is provided for information purposes. WSU takes no position on the initiative.Summary of the ballot measureAccording to the Washington secretary of state, I-884 would create a fund designated for preschool through college education by increasing the retail sales tax rate by 1 percent. The fund would support: • preschool assistance for low-income children• additional K-12 programs selected by school districts with citizen input• additional higher education enrollments, scholarships and research• salary … » More …

Design students contribute to Easter Seals initiative
September 19, 2002

Guest speakers from Kentucky, Colorado and California will address the link between health and design with Washington State University Spokane Interdisciplinary Design students and area architects on Friday, Sept. 20.In conjunction with the Northwest Architecture for Health Panel and the Easter Seals Society, WSU Spokane will host the seminar on Multigenerational Wellness Design. This is “an all too often overlooked critical relationship,” according to Keith Diaz Moore, assistant professor of architecture and landscape architecture. Diaz Moore is a nationally certified architect with expertise in the design and performance of gerontological and other life-care environments.Diaz Moore built this semester’s studio class on the Easter Seals national … » More …