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WSU Extension programs to be honored by Western Extension Directors
April 22, 2009

PULLMAN –  WSU Extension programs that have eradicated Spartina, a noxious invasive weed in Willapa Bay, and that are keeping a grain pest in check by means of biological control, will be honored in July at the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting in Blaine.

Eradication of Invasive Spartina in Willapa Bay, a program led by Kim Patten, a horticulturist at the WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit, will be one of two state programs that will receive WEDA Awards of Excellence.

Successful Biological Control of the Cereal Leaf Beetle in the Western United States and Canadian Provinces, a program led by Diana Roberts, a … » More …

CAHNRS, extension employees honored
April 7, 2009


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PULLMAN – Faculty and staff of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences and WSU Extension were honored Saturday, April 4, at the 50th annual CAHNRS’ awards banquet

Derek McLean, assistant professor of animal sciences, assistant animal scientist and associate director of the Center for Reproductive Biology, received the R.M. Wade Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. McLean emphasizes critical thinking and experiential learning in the classroom. His laboratory activities expose students to state of the art technologies as they answer important questions.

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Awards and honors
February 9, 2009

• WSU Spokane’s graduate program in interior design ranked ninth in the nation in a recent list released by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly journal for architecture and design professionals. Rankings are based on surveys of professional design firms.

 

“The ranking suggests our graduate students are doing extremely well in entry level positions,” said John Turpin, associate professor and department chair. “We have had the program for seven years and enough students have gone through to where people are starting to take notice,” he said.

• For the third time in the last 10 years, a student in WSU’s Distance Degree Programs has been named the … » 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 @ 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 …

MLK Jr. award recipients announced
January 14, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash.—A WSU Puyallup event planner, a WSU Pullman graduate student and the WSU Health Advocates have been selected to receive WSU Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards.

WSU honors a select group of individuals and organizations annually with the Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award for their work in promoting equity and diversity.

This year’s recipients will be recognized during WSU’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in the Compton Union Building Jr. Ballroom.

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Betsy Fradd, a media relations and event planning specialist at the … » 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 …