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College taps diversity, international programs leader

Ernst-Slavit makes a presentation at a Noche de Familia event for prospective students and their families at WSU Vancouver. (Photo by Laura Evancich) PULLMAN, Wash. – To better prepare teachers and improve scholarship that extends to other cultures and languages, the College of Education (COE) has appointed Gisela Ernst-Slavit associate dean for diversity and international […]

Students ride a combine, experience the Palouse

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eight international Cougs recently experienced wheat harvest firsthand with Whitman County wheat farmer Toby Nelson and his crew. Jody White, international program specialist for WSU’s Office of International Programs (IP), facilitated the farm visit to expose international students to the local community and the main agricultural product of eastern Washington. Learning from […]

Multicultural Americans portrayed in

  RICHLAND — “Mixed,” a one-woman show that portrays multicultural Americans, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, at WSU Tri-Cities in the West Building Atrium, 2710 University Drive. Maya Lilly wrote “Mixed” to illustrate her personal experience of growing up multiracial. Her play brings to life eight characters, male and female, with ethnic […]

WSU Tri-Cities students meet Rev. Jesse Jackson

RICHLAND – Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to meet at noon Thursday, March 27, with student leaders from WSU Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College.             The conversation with about 50 students is on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Room 120 of the Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Richland. The by-invitation session is sponsored by […]

Activities planned to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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 […]

Graduation rates tracked by ethnicity

To recruit, retain and graduate a diverse and successful student body is one of the specific goals of the strategic plan developed over the past year by WSU’s Office of Equity and Diversity (OED). To help achieve that objective, an OED benchmark has been created to measure the graduation rates of students of color. The […]

ASWSU, Office of Equity and Diversity to host fund raiser

The Associated Students of Washington State University and the WSU Office of Equity and Diversity will host the second annual Multicultural Fundraising Dinner Feb. 26 in the Compton Union Building Ballroom.The dinner, “Empowering a Vision…Multicultural Leaders of Tomorrow,” will raise money to fund four multicultural recruiting conferences held throughout the year at WSU. The conferences […]

ASWSU hosts multicultural fundraising dinner

Seattle businessman, philanthropist and WSU regent Ken Alhadeff will be the guest speaker at “Empowering a Vision… Multicultural Leaders of Tomorrow,” a fundraising dinner set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the CUB Ballroom. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Washington State University, the dinner will raise money for a variety of annual multicultural […]

Tri-Cities students write, illustrate multicultural books

 TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Students in Professor Deanna Gilmore’s “Developing Literacy in a Multicultural Setting” class will read from children’s books they have both written and illustrated during special public presentations Dec. 10 and 11 at Washington State University Tri-Cities.“I wanted students in this graduate course to both learn how to write a children’s book, so […]