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WSU awards and honors
January 23, 2009


First Cougar Gold Scholar Award presented
Ruth Bindler, professor for the College of Nursing, will have additional time to focus on her research on childhood obesity thanks to a WSU Cougar Gold Scholar Award.


The new award program, established by the Office of the Provost, gives leading scholars the opportunity for extended and concentrated scholarly work over a period of three academic years.


Bindler will be released from half of the usual obligations of teaching, advising and service in order to devote more time to her research. For nearly two … » More …

Nominate now for MLK Distinguished Service Award
December 3, 2008

PULLMAN — The WSU Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2009 MLK Distinguished Service Award for staff, students and community individuals or groups.

The MLK Distinguished Service Awards will recognize nominees who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions in continuing the work of Martin Luther King and who excel in the advancement of diversity through innovative and effective programs, service or outreach for staff, students or the WSU community.

Criteria for the awards, nomination forms and instructions can be found at The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 30.

Felicia Gaskins, Martin Luther King Distinguished Award Committee chair, said … » More …

Activities planned to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 12, 2006

Speeches, multi-cultural participation and presentations by school essay contest winners will highlight the Martin Luther King Jr. observance on the WSU Tri-Cities campus Tuesday, Jan. 17.Coordinated by the student Multicultural Club, activities begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the East Building on the north Richland campus.Principal remarks will be made by Richland’s Zelma Maine Jackson, chair of the Washington State Commission on African-American Affairs. A Tri-Cities resident for 25 years, Jackson also serves as a volunteer with United Way of Benton and Franklin counties. Her remarks are titled “The Fight for Civil Rights Continues: Extending Civil Rights To All Peoples.” Pasco’s Dallas Barnes, … » More …