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Intern witnesses Supreme Court immigration deliberations

By Steve Nakata, Advancement Services

Adi-Villanueva-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University junior Adilenne Villanueva felt anticipation and anxiety while watching the U.S. Supreme Court justices deliberate on a landmark case recently. » More …

Migrant parents’ work ethic helps student build success

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Rafael-Mendoza-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Rafael Mendoza learned from his migrant parents that if you work hard, the opportunities are endless. His success as a Washington State University Tri-Cities business student and intern have proved that true for him. » More …

Summer internship leads to job months before graduation

By Ben Reynolds, AREVA

Jared-BeaucheneRICHLAND, Wash. – Jared Beauchene never figured he’d work in a nuclear fuel plant right out of college. But he will; in fact, he will start part-time as a mechanical engineer this fall with the AREVA company before turning full-time following spring graduation. » More …

National Needs Fellowship focuses on training leaders

PULLMAN – WSU has received a $258,000 National Needs Fellowship grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to help train the next generation of policy makers, educators and researchers in agriculture.

The grant, in the form of fellowships, will support three Ph.D. students for three to four years. WSU was one of 12 universities selected by the USDA to receive NNF grants for fiscal year 2008. The program targets a number of areas short in expertise, including agricultural systems engineering, agricultural management and economics, and sustainable sciences.

Markus Flury, professor of soil physics; Joan Wu, associate professor of biological systems engineering; Claudio Stockle, … » More …

Internship requirement reaps reward

Photo: Mary Wandschneider teaches a course on internships in the Department of Human Development. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services). Graduates, excited about their major, might be forced to take a job outside their field of interest because that’s all they can find. It happens, but not so much in the Department of Human Development.Chair Thomas Power said a lot of the credit goes to the department’s long-established and well-structured internship program.“In my mind, it’s really one of the most important things they do here,” he said. “I think it really gives students a good running start.” Mary Wandschneider, internship supervisor and an instructor … » More …

Study and service abroad

PULLMAN – The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23 in the Todd Atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitor can meet with 25 study abroad program providers and learn more about study and internship opportunities in over 40 countries. WSU faculty will be present to share information on programs for summer 2007. Students in any field of study can find programs to enhance their education and give a global perspective on their area of study. On Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. –  5 p.m. th Community Service Learning Center, Multicultural Student Services, and the Education Abroad Office are … » More …