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Regents approve plan for Spokane nursing building
January 27, 2006

PULLMAN – The Board of Regents approved the schematic design Friday (Jan. 27) for a $34.6 million building to house the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing on the Riverpoint campus of WSU Spokane.The 80,000-square-foot building will replace the school’s current facilities on Fort George Wright Drive. It will include a nursing practice lab, distance education classrooms, computer and research labs and administrative and faculty offices. It will be located on the northwest corner of Riverpoint and Spokane Falls boulevards.Schematic design of the five-story structure was done by Integrus Architecture of Spokane in association with LMN Architects of Seattle. Groundbreaking for the construction, which … » More …

Hulbert named Cook Endowed Chair at WSU
December 12, 2005

Scot H. Hulbert, interim head of the department of plant pathology at Kansas State University, will assume duties July 1, 2006, as the next R. James Cook Endowed Chair in Cropping Systems Pathology at Washington State University.”The position is a joint appointment in the departments of crop and soil sciences and plant pathology,” said Daniel J. Bernardo, dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. “This is an excellent hire for both departments, as well as the entire plant science program. Since his acceptance, Dr. Hulbert was named a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.”Dr. Hulbert will not … » More …

Ground broken for Mt. Vernon facilities
June 6, 2005

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Washington State University agricultural research center facilities at Mount Vernon was strictly ceremonial, but the symbolism was important to the growers and community members who participated.“This has been a long time coming,” said John Roozen, president of Northwest Agricultural Research Foundation as he prepared to turn a symbolic shovel of dirt.  “This feels really great.”Local growers and community leaders joined officials of WSU Extension and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences on June 1 to celebrate the pending start of construction on the new facilities.CAHNRS interim dean R. James Cook announced to the gathering that the … » More …

Cook’s commitment lauded
April 8, 2005

A special award, the President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service, was bestowed at the April 1 Showcase celebration banquet on R. James Cook, interim dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.In making the presentation, WSU President V. Lane Rawlins described Cook’s career as “one of superlatives.” Rawlins cited Cook’s authorship of more than 200 scientific articles and three books, as well as his membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the USDA-ARS Hall of Fame and other scholarly associations.Cook came to WSU in 1965 as a plant pathologist with the USDA-ARS center located at the university. In 2003, at Rawlins’ request, … » More …