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Industry invests in future diversity via WSU team mentoring

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

marleny-garcia-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – High-tech industries in Washington and beyond need diverse employees to help them successfully compete in the global marketplace. Some have turned to Washington State University’s team mentoring program (TMP) to find job candidates. » More …

Oct. 6-Nov. 24: Workshops on stereotypes, self-identification

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By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free workshop series beginning this week will have participants use a variety of art forms to tell stories that will spark critical conversations about labels, stereotypes and ways of self-identification. » More …

Three students earn national minority research awards

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three undergraduate researchers at Washington State University recently won national awards for presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Seattle. » More …

Oct. 30: Workshops help women, minority faculty advance

By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach & Innovation

ADVANCE-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – ADVANCE at Washington State University will offer two workshops Oct. 30 at the Best Western of Moscow, Idaho, to help women and minority faculty enhance communication skills and leadership strategies. » More …

High school students can learn about Gates scholarship

PULLMAN, Wash. – High school students, especially seniors, are invited to learn about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program for college funding, including application help, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Lighty Student Services 260 at Washington State University. 

The program selects 1,000 students annually to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any U.S. college or university.

To be eligible, students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; have a minimum 3.3 GPA; and meet federal Pell grant income and other eligibility.

More information about the scholarship can be found at http://www.gmsp.org. To … » More …

WSU Class of 2013-14 is large, diverse

Fall semester classes are now underway on Washington State University campuses throughout the state. It is great to see both new and returning students making their way around campus again!

While we don’t have official numbers yet, we are on track to have another large freshman class this year, nearly 4,000 again, which would be the third largest in the history of the university.

The nature of our student body is changing as well as the numbers. For example, the number of transfer students is up, and … we have made dramatic progress in diversifying the WSU student body. This semester, a full third of our … » More …

Yakima Valley students eye health care careers

 

 

PULLMAN – About 20 Yakima Valley high school students will interact with health care educators and professionals July 19-22 in the sixth annual “Connecting Youth with Health Careers” program on the WSU Pullman campus.

The camp at WSU takes place during the last week of a four-week program and it is organized by the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Wash. Students will stay in a WSU dormitory.

The Toppenish program, “Connecting Youth with Health Careers,” is a grant-funded health careers opportunity program for students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background.  The goal is for students to successfully complete … » More …

Nominations for community awards invited

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver established two Community Awards of Distinction as part of its 20th anniversary celebration last year. The awards will be presented annually and nominations are currently being accepted.

 

The awards will be presented to community members or organizations in two categories: community partnership and equity, diversity and inclusion. Any member of the community may submit a nomination.

 

The award for community partnership will be given to an individual or organization whose leadership has made a significant impact on the community. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment to community partnerships, prosperity, vitality and overall well being … » More …

WSU reports higher, diverse enrollment

Washington State University’s 10th day enrollment figures show increased student numbers at all campuses, a record influx of freshmen and higher numbers of minority students.

Overall, WSU is showing a 3.1 percent increase in enrollment statewide, from 23,654 students last fall to 24,396 in fall 2007. The numbers are buoyed by the first class of freshmen at WSU Tri-Cities, continued strong freshman enrollment at WSU Vancouver and the Pullman campus’ largest freshman class ever.

“We are very pleased with our enrollment profile for WSU statewide,” said Robert Bates, provost and executive vice president.

“We feel we are very much becoming a destination … » More …

WSU Vancouver to host MESA Day

VANCOUVER, Wash. — WSU Vancouver will be hosting Southwest Washington’s Annual MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. The MESA mission is to bridge the gap in academic achievement with enriching educational opportunities for African-American, Native American, Latino and female students who are underrepresented in mathematics, engineering and science careers.Southwest Washington MESA students from Jason Lee, Cascade, Pacific, Jemtegaard, Canyon Creek and McLoughin middle schools will have the opportunity to participate competitively in various design activities to showcase their math, engineering and science skills. The competitive design activities will include Math Olympiad, Foil Floaters, Catapault, Straw Towers, Naked … » More …