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Online management tools help ease chronic pain

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

WilsonSPOKANE, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that people can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively and dealing with emotions. » More …

Web enticements aim to net students

In a crowded and competitive field, WSU is using online resources to attract the attention of high-ability high school seniors who have, at least initially, set their sights elsewhere.

In February, WSU marketing and communications sent out more than 100,000 e-mails to high-achieving high school students in the Pacific Northwest who had requested that their SAT scores be sent to a number of high-caliber universities, but not WSU.

“These are very cold prospects,” said Anna Sherwood, marketing director of recruitment strategies. “But if even a handful of them end up enrolling at WSU, the effort will be successful.”

The key feature of the … » More …