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Aug. 20: CONEXION to welcome new WSU multicultural students

welcome to the cougar family cardBy Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – It is anticipated that more than 500 multicultural freshman and transfer students will attend Washington State University’s CONEXION Orientation Program, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Compton Union Building senior and junior ballrooms. » More …

Colombian internship immerses students in academics, culture

Colombia Internship-group at Cerro de Montserrate-By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – Six Washington State University students spent four weeks in Colombia this summer helping sick animals like turtles and ocelots, and developing software that will aid police working with bomb-sniffing dogs. » More …

Summit regarding undocumented students planned

Student ambassadors By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Undocumented students across the nation are on edge due to the changing political climate, prompting WSU and other higher education institutions in the state to organize a summit to examine better ways to serve them. » More …

May 5: Student affairs vp to speak at multicultural graduation

PULLMAN, Wash. – About 240 graduates will be recognized during the annual Washington State University Multicultural Graduation Celebration, 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. » More …

Employee training webinar aids undocumented students

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

Undocumented-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty and staff have access to a new webinar to help them teach and support undocumented students at Washington State University. » More …

April 13-16: ‘Invisible’ students focus of Undocu-Queer Week

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

teresita_de_la_torre_artist_shirts-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Students often considered the most marginalized on college campuses will speak out during Washington State University’s Undocu-Queer Week April 13-16. » More …

May 8: Alumnus to speak at WSU multicultural graduation

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Damon-ArnoldPULLMAN, Wash. – Alumnus and former staff member Damon F. Arnold will give the keynote address at the free, public Washington State University Multicultural Graduation Celebration 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Schweitzer Event Center. Approximately 160 graduates are expected to be honored. » More …

Alumna returns to address multicultural graduates May 6


PULLMAN, Wash. – It has been 30 years since Melannie Denise Cunningham earned her bachelor’s degree in general studies from Washington State University. Since then, she has held key positions in the U.S. Navy, City of Tacoma and Washington state government.


She will return to the Pullman campus as keynote speaker for the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) graduation ceremony 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Schweitzer Event Center.


Cunningham was recommended by John Fraire, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment.


“She is someone who can share with students a different … » More …