Nov. 15, 16: Soldiers’ letters come to life in powerful play

PULLMAN, Wash. — The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will take center stage when the Griffin Theatre Company presents “Letters Home” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University. Both performances will be followed by discussion.

Defense grant expands police fatigue study

SPOKANE, Wash. – A research study on police fatigue that starts this summer at the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center (SPRC) has received a funding boost from the U.S. Department of Defense. A two-year, $244,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research has nearly doubled the funding for and expanded the scope of the […]

Combat veterans face more lifelong challenges

MacLean VANCOUVER – Americans often view the plight of their country’s combat-weary veterans as similar to the stark and often iconic scenes from photos reflecting foreign battlefields over the decades.  But recent WSU research suggests that, for many U.S. veterans, combat is a defining experience that often sets the trajectory of the balance of their lives.   In […]

WSU Extension 4-H joins with partners to serve military families

PULLMAN – WSU has been awarded a one-year, $1.75 million grant to enhance the communications and information resources available to military families.   WSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is among the handful of higher education institutions working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense to strengthen support for military families throughout […]

Washington State Military Kids and Families Summit

  PUYALLUP – The third annual Washington State Military Kids and Families Summit will focus on providing needed resources to military children and the people who support them.   The event, open to military families, educators, community leaders and the public, is Nov. 13 in Tacoma.   Workshops include how children cope with deployment, transitions […]

Economic battle awaits combat vets

(Photo: Alair MacLean. Photo by Shari Clevenger, WSU Vancouver) Combat veterans from the military draft period — those who actually fought in America’s wars from World War II to Vietnam — are less likely to be employed or to have been employed, according to a WSU study. If employed, they tended to earn less than […]

Researcher awaits FDA’s OK for microwave technology

PULLMAN – U.S. soldiers may enjoy field rations that look and taste better thanks to technology developed by researchers with the International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities & Trade Center at Washington State University. Juming Tang, IMPACT Center food technology fellow, and his team have received a U.S. patent for a newly developed, microwave sterilization […]

WSU honored for 4-H program that helps military kids

When the U.S. military needed a way to help the children of soldiers deployed in Iraq, it turned to 4-H to accomplish Operation: Military Kids. Because Washington has one of the highest deployment rates in the country, it was chosen in April 2004 for one of five pilot OMK programs; today more than 30 states […]

Online course convenient, free

The Military Science Department was first on the WSU Pullman campus to require all faculty and staff to take the online Preventing Sexual Harassment training course.Lt. Col. Jeff Baker, chair of the department, noted that the course was similar to the annual harassment prevention training provided by the U.S. Army. “This training is preventative and […]

Military life vs. media portrayals discussion

The ASWSU will host “As Seen on TV? A Discussion on Real Life in the Military” Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Todd 116.The event will consist of a panel of military veterans who will discuss and answer questions from the audience about what is and is not real in the way the military […]