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Student senates at WSU and the U of I are sponsoring the 2009 Career Fair
January 16, 2009

PULLMAN – Over 35 employers will be visiting the Palouse to talk with students about summer employment, internships and career positions.


The 2009 WSU-UI Career Fair will take place on Jan. 27 at WSU’s Ensminger Pavilion and Jan. 28 at the UI Sub Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Recruiters representing large national and international companies, smaller regional businesses, and state and federal agencies will be seeking employees.


Undergraduate and graduate students in all majors are encouraged to attend either location. Students should bring their resumes as some employers will be doing on-site interviews.


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A history of lentil farming on the Palouse
August 18, 2008


PULLMAN – The National Lentil Festival will be held in Pullman, Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23. Among Saturday’s displays at Reaney Park will be the “Farming Tent ” which offers a glimpse into the life of wheat and lentil farmers on the Palouse during the past century. In addition to photos and hands-on exhibits, visitors may also view a slide show presentation concerning all things lentil. (See instructions below.)


Lentils first arrived on the Palouse in 1916 when Farmington native, J. J. Wagner, asked a local Seventh Day Adventist pastor to order seed from Europe. Wagner then planted two test rows on his farm … » More …

AgWeatherNet hits the Palouse
January 30, 2008

The WSU AgWeatherNet team recently installed a weather station at WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm located two miles southeast of Pullman. The station is equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, leaf wetness, soil temperature and moisture at a depth of eight inches, and rainfall. 

“The ease at which current and historical weather data from across the state can be viewed is impressive” said Spillman Farm manager Ryan Davis of the AgWeatherNet system. 

AgWeatherNet provides online access to raw data derived from a network of 77 publicly owned, regional weather stations. Most stations are … » More …

Passport to a Culinary Adventure features music
November 13, 2007

The Native American Music 265 class and the Palouse Falls Intertribal Drum Group will perform on Nov. 13 from 5-6 p.m. at the Northside Café. Both groups will also perform on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the Stephenson Dining Center.

Their performances are part of WSU Dining Services Passport to a Culinary Adventure, A Taste of Northwest Native America. Starting at 11 a.m. each day, the menu will feature a different Northwest Native American-inspired dish.

This is the third installment of Passport to a Culinary Adventure. A Taste of Scandinavia is scheduled for the month of December.

The Palouse known as an MS hot spot
September 14, 2007

The unique beauty of the Palouse has inspired glorious names — Paradise Creek… Paradise Ridge… Paradise Street. Yet people in the small towns dotting this bit of heaven also live with a vague uneasiness — the hidden and unpredictable threat of multiple sclerosis.

That threat drew researcher Brett Parmenter to WSU in 2006. As assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, she is in eastern Washington — one of the nation’s hot spots for MS — for the singular chance to help answer questions about this puzzling disease.

What is MS?
MS is a debilitating neurological disorder that reportedly affects more than … » More …

NPR StoryCorps to collect everyday history in Palouse
July 15, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s Northwest Public Radio will host StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of America, when it arrives in Moscow, Idaho, Aug. 25 to collect the stories of Palouse residents as part of the program’s cross-country tour.This unprecedented project, modeled after the Works Progress Administration projects of the 1930s, will travel to every corner of the United States, instructing and inspiring individuals to record their stories in sound for the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is the largest oral history project ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 stories already collected from the project’s first year and plans … » More …

Interviews wind up three-day event
March 2, 2005

This week’s Career Expo of the Palouse winds up Wednesday with post-expo interviews. Students prepared for job seeking Monday at an open house hosted by WSU Career Services. The expo itself, featuring more than 125 regional graduate schools and employers, was held Tuesday.Recognized as the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the Career Expo is an annual opportunity for students to gain internships, summer employment and career opportunities. It is jointly sponsored by WSU and the University of Idaho.For more information, see