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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 @ www.wsutoday.wsu.edu 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 …

Department known for trust, respect
February 16, 2007

Matthew Marino was offered three faculty positions after completing his doctorate in spring 2006. He is now an assistant professor of special education at WSU, even though he was offered higher salaries at other institutions.“Money was not my first consideration,” Marino said. “I wanted a place where I could be happy and where I could make a contribution. I was extremely impressed with the faculty here.”Like Jo Olson, Marino chose to join the Department of Teaching and Learning at the College of Education.  Corinne Mantle-Bromley, chair of the department, said she understands Marino’s decision.“This atmosphere of trust is not my creation,” she said. “I came … » More …