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Cattle could protect butterflies, conserve prairies
September 3, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Taylors_checkerspot_butterfly-80OLYMPIA, Wash. – Carefully managed cattle grazing can improve weed control, plant health and plant diversity on native prairies, according to anecdotal evidence. However, no systematic study has attempted to track the impacts of managed grazing on native prairie plant communities in western Washington – until now.

March 25, 28: Pullman native returns for vocal concert
March 11, 2014

Kristofer-Barber-color-80PULLMAN, Wash. – An international performer who got his childhood start in Pullman’s Summer Palace and Washington State University’s opera program will return to share his talent and experience in a concert and master class in late March.

Workshop addresses academic interactions
March 18, 2008

Many important aspects of academic development occur outside the classroom in the informal conversations, interactions, and mentoring that take place between faculty and students.

 

Discussions during office hours, email exchanges, and spontaneous hallway meetings may seem natural and welcome to native English speakers, contributing much to their learning and progress.

 

However, due to language barriers and cultural differences, non-native English speakers may be reluctant to engage faculty outside the classroom; when they do so, the results can be ambiguous for both instructor and student. What did each person understand?

 

This one hour workshop to learn ways to promote more fruitful (and more … » More …

Tri-Cities lecturer focuses on relationships
February 27, 2008

RICHLAND – Building and strengthening reciprocal teaching relationships with Native American students will be the topic of a 7 p.m. lecture this Thursday (Feb. 28) at WSU Tri-Cities.

The speaker, Michael Pavel, an associate professor in the WSU Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology in Pullman, is also a Traditional Bearer of Southern Puget Salish traditional culture, focused on learning the language, traditions, rituals, history, and ceremonial way of life among the Twana and other Pacific Northwest Salish peoples.

The WSU Tri-Cities College of Education spring lecture will be in the East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and … » More …

Speech program promotes Native learning
September 17, 2004

There is a great need for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to serve Native American communities, not just in the Northwest but around the country. In response, Washington State University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers a program that encourages Native American students to pursue professional education in these fields.Speech, language and hearing disorders occur at a 5 to 15 percent greater frequency for Native Americans than the general population, and an estimated 74 percent may not be receiving services. With only 21 nationally certified, Native American speech-language pathologists in the Northwest, the need for more is acute. “Often there are communication differences associated with … » More …