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Party, fair, films share cultures
October 15, 2004

WSU’s second annual International Education Week will be Oct. 16-23 and will include not only WSU students, faculty and staff, but also the greater Pullman community.Schedule• The week will start off with a party in Reaney Park, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Open to the public, the party will feature the Seattle steel drum band Bakra Batá, as well as tables hosted by international groups and food and other vendors.• Bakra Batá will give another performance at the IEW kickoff celebration noon-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the CUB auditorium.• A cultural fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in CUB 123. International … » More …

Hall of fame to serve as entrance to new institute
October 1, 2004

International pioneers of cutting-edge inventions and breakthrough products will be the focus of Washington State University’s new, interactive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame.“We believe this will be the first center in the world to highlight the accomplishments of these very dynamic and creative people,” said WSU College of Business and Economics Dean Len Jessup.The hall will serve as the entrance to the planned state-of-the-art Pullman learning facility, the Grant Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, named for Gus Grant, co-founder of Sprint and a 1941 WSU alumnus. Grant has been a driving force behind WSU’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative, which charges the College of Business … » More …

An international Hall of Fame
September 22, 2004

International pioneers of cutting-edge inventions and breakthrough products will be showcased collectively for the first time in Washington State University’s new, interactive “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame.”“We believe this will be the first center in the world to highlight the accomplishments of these very dynamic and creative people,” said WSU College of Business and Economics Dean Len Jessup.Jessup and Gus Grant, co-founder of Sprint and a 1941 WSU alumnus, announced plans Sept. 10 to create the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame while at the college’s inaugural meeting of its national board of advisers in Seattle.Grant has been a driving force behind WSU’s Entrepreneurship … » More …

Travel enhances education
April 23, 2004

In order to provide students with a “world class, face to face” education, some classes travel abroad to see first hand how their field of study can be applied outside the classroom. That’s one of the reasons study abroad programs are part of many department course offerings. Katherine Keane, associate professor at the School of Architecture and Construction Management, described study abroad as a “great learning experience for architecture students.’’ In addition, she sees it as a complement to being in the Palouse, “since we are a rural area with limited access to architecture and physically far from other cultural experiences.” In 2002, Keane designed … » More …

Fakedegrees.com getting university attention
September 20, 2002

Fakedegrees.com, which sells fake diplomas for $75, says it plans to extend its product lines in the future to include fake transcripts, references and letters of recommendation. As a result, the company is getting attention from a number of universities and colleges. Officials from several institutions have demanded that a company that sells fake diplomas over the Internet stop listing the colleges# names on its website. According to a “Chronicle of Higher Education” article, fakedegrees.com has complied with many of the cease-and-desist requests, removing the names those institutions from their website. However, the company advertises that it will make fake diplomas from colleges not listed … » More …

International Programs names two new directors
September 6, 2002

International Programs recently appointed two key leaders to its management team.Mary Furnari assumed her role as the assistant director of International Student Services on Aug. 12. Furnari, comes from the University of Idaho, where she was the coordinator of International Student/Scholar Programs since 1995. Furnari takes over the duties of Uta Hutnak, who retired in July after 17 years as assistant director of International Programs /International Student Services. From 1998 to 1999, Furnari was resident director of the University Studies Abroad Consortium China Program at Sichuan University. From 1991 to 1995, she was the international student advisor at the University of Idaho. And from 1985 … » More …

Deadline for tracking int’l students jolts nerves
September 6, 2002

The staff at International Programs is breathing a bit easier this week, but unknown federal regulations and deadlines governing the tracking of international students and scholars still have that office nervous.The distress of Sept. 11, including the ongoing war on terrorism and the formation of a Homeland Security department, has brought numerous changes to international programs at universities nationwide. The biggest change was a requirement that all colleges and universities provide real-time tracking of international students via electronic forms. That information and system must be in place and functioning no later than Jan. 30, 2003 — less than five months away.Failure to comply can result … » More …