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WSU research sought for parent-teen project

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

parent-teen-communicationPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University researchers have been asked to join a nationwide Experiment.com crowdfunded project to help parents and teens communicate about romantic and sexual relationships. » More …

Grant to help parents guide their college students

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

laura-hillPULLMAN, Wash. – Parenting doesn’t end when children head off to college, though there’s not much advice for what parents should do. With a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University will look at how parents can best support their college-age offspring. » More …

WSU researcher receives grant to build family audio database

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

VanDam-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Computer, speech and cognitive sciences will benefit from audio recordings of children’s communications that will be compiled into a database with funding from a National Science Foundation grant. » More …

WSU orientation offers guidance for parents too

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

BumpusPULLMAN, Wash. – The transition to college can be as tough for parents as it is for students. To help parents cope, Washington State University has initiated Letting Go and Staying Connected, the final workshop during the 12 Alive! student/parent orientation sessions in June and July. » More …

By avoiding baby talk, dads may help kids acquire language

From the Acoustical Society of America

child-research-cropSPOKANE, Wash. – In an era of shifting parental roles and increased involvement, researchers from Washington State University are investigating whether fathers modify their speech in the same way as mothers when talking to their children. This is the first study that has examined fathers’ verbal interactions with their children in a real-world setting using automatic data processing. » More …

New orientation visit designed for Spanish-speaking parents

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

La-Bienvenida-dad-daughter-80PULLMAN, Wash. – About 200 parents and students are registered to participate in Washington State University’s La Bienvenida program on the Pullman campus May 17-18. » More …

Extension program to strengthen families expands

PULLMAN – WSU’s ability to support parents and youth through WSU Extension’s Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth 10 to 14-years-old has recently expanded to the state’s most populated area, thanks to a grant from the Raikes Foundation.

 

The Strengthening Families Program is a research-based, best-practices model that reaches families with 10 to 14-year-old youth to provide parent, youth and family education. The Raikes Foundation grant, in the amount of $140,815, will expand the program to audiences in King County. The Raikes Foundation is a private family foundation based in Seattle, with a mission of providing opportunities and support for adolescents. The current … » More …

Work and memories tie them to WSU

WSU is one of many stops in the careers of some employees. For others, this university and small-town Pullman will forever be home. Such is the case for a handful of faculty members who have followed in the footsteps of their parents, who also were on the faculty at WSU.

“As a kid, you can’t get away with anything in a small town,” remembers Alan McCurdy, professor and scientist with food science and human nutrition. “The whole faculty would know within three hours if someone was in trouble.”

McCurdy came to Pullman in 1946 … » More …