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WSU Running Start student smashes Rubik record
April 13, 2009


WSU professor John MacNamara monitors as Johnson works to solve cube and break the Guinness World Record


PULLMAN – Mats Johnson, a Pullman High School senior and a WSU Running Start student, earned a potential spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by unscrambling 64 Rubik’s Cubes in one hour on April 10 at the WSU Visitors’ Center.


WSU faculty members Glenn Johnson and John McNamara served as monitors for the effort, which was Mats Johnson’s senior project at Pullman High. The attempt was made in accordance with rules supplied by Guinness World Records and … » More …

Northwest Public Radio hosts “StoryCorps”
April 6, 2009

PULLMAN — StoryCorps, a national initiative to document the voices of Americans, will be in Wenatchee from June 4 through June 27 to collect conversations between residents of North Central Washington. The project is sponsored by Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and KOHO Radio.

The StoryCorps mobile StoryBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio — will be parked in front of the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee at 123 North Wenatchee Avenue. 

At the MobileBooth, interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other – often family members or friends. A … » More …

Awards and Honors
January 16, 2009

• WSU recently was named among 119 national university and college recipients of the 2008 “Community Engagement Certificate” from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Washington D.C.-based foundation selection recognizes higher education institutions that demonstrate excellence in “alignment between mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.” Find more ONLINE @ and search “Carnegie.”

• Palouse Ridge Golf Club was named one of Golf magazine’s “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play” in its “Best New Courses of 2008” feature in the January 2009 issue. Recently enrolled in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, the golf … » More …

Faculty awards support wide array of research
December 12, 2008

PULLMAN — Teaching writing skills, recruiting school principals, and tracking sports-related concussions are among the array of research topics that will be explored with the help of $75,000 in Faculty Funding Awards presented by the WSU College of Education.


The awards, ranging from $2,500 to $6,000, were announced by Dean Judy Nichols Mitchell.


“These awards stimulate broad thinking, help our faculty identify new lines of research, and serve as incentives to retain the best of our faculty. In particular, the grants promote the efforts of junior faculty, encouraging them in their work toward tenure and to remain at WSU,” said Mitchell. “The … » More …

Northwest Public Radio raises $260,000 in one day
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN–Despite the economy, a fire alarm and time constraints, Northwest Public Radio staff and volunteers took 2,400 pledges from listeners in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia for a total of $260,000 in just one day of on-air fundraising Thursday. More calls are expected in the next few days.


“We expect to make our goal of 2,500 pledges by early next week. Public radio listeners are so incredibly loyal, even in hard economic times”, said Rita Brown, development director. “We received phone call after phone call from people who gave us money and thanked us for bringing them the … » More …

Staff honored for productivity, service, problem-solving
March 3, 2006

Five WSU employees will receive President’s Employee Excellence Awards at the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet March 24, part of WSU’s annual World Class. Face to Face. Showcase festivities to honor the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff across campus.The awards recognize outstanding contributions to WSU by administrative professional and classified employees from across the state. Each recipient is awarded a plaque and $2,500 provided by the WSU Foundation.Nominations focus on outstanding contributions made by the employee toward increasing the productivity of the unit; innovative problem solving; positive working relations with students, the public, and co-workers; and community service.The winners are:• Dana “Dee Dee” Torgeson, administrative … » More …