Floyd discusses budget plans, progress

      PULLMAN – WSU leaders are working toward implementing strategic budget cuts, not across-the-board cuts, said President Elson S. Floyd in Wednesday’s State of the University address.   He has asked administrative vice presidents to submit budget plans for their areas by Oct. 15 and he expects to hold public hearings on those […]

PERS plan 2 members can join Plan 3 in January

Every January, eligible Plan 2 members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) have the opportunity to transfer to Plan 3, if they were hired before March 1, 2002. Those hired later are not eligible because they were asked to make an irrevocable decision for their plan choice within 90 days of hiring.   Resources […]

Business competition awards $100,000

PULLMAN – The WSU Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business, took place in Pullman April 11-12.   The two-day event included more than 100 competitors in four divisions, including two WSU divisions, and high school and non-student divisions. For the first time winning teams from the […]

Specialist to speak on terrorism preparedness

RICHLAND — What should you do if a “dirty bomb” is detonated in your community? How would emergency responders and elected officials react? Steven L. Stein will explain Washington state’s plan in his lecture “Radiation: Terrorism and Public Preparedness” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the East Auditorium at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Drive, […]

Business plan competition winners awarded

The Washington State University College of Business has announced the winners of its fourth annual WSU Business Plan Competition. The competition, held on the Pullman campus April 13 and 14, included 21 student teams from the Pullman campus and four open, non-student entries from the Palouse region. Hosted by the WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies […]

WSU students take innovation to business plan competition

Three undergraduate students from WSU are headed to Santa Barbara, Calif., March 3 and 4 as one of nine teams invited to participate as semifinalists in a national business plan competition.College of Business senior Nick Rapagnani and bioengineering seniors Ahmad Bayomy and Sepideh Zolfaghari will present to a panel of judges at the third annual […]

Some staff have opportunity to change to PERS 3 this month

Each January, eligible Plan 2 members of PERS have the opportunity to transfer to Plan 3 under certain conditions. WSU employees who have earned service credit in January can opt to transfer to PERS 3 this month if they first established membership prior to March 1, 2002. Those higher education classified staff members hired on […]

WSU hones focus, efforts for technology transfer

A new director, strategic goals, program evaluation and funding requests have poised technology transfer at Washington State University to achieve its full potential. “Part of our land grant mission is to get technology out to impact the people and commerce of the state,” said Jim Petersen, WSU vice provost for research. “We actively are working […]

Academic structure considered

Provost Robert Bates, during a recent dialogue, highlighted the development of an academic plan that works in conjunction with the university’s strategic plan. The academic plan will:• Identify selective areas of emphasis and build upon them. • Improve the quality of WSU’s core academic programs and focus on high priority academic majors and degrees to enhance efficiency […]

WSU groups to review five-year parking plan

The university’s Parking and Transportation Task Force has been reviewing a capital and financial plan that would add campus parking spaces, continue to enhance customer service and maintain existing parking structures and lots. The plan, including rate proposals, will be presented for additional feedback to various constituent groups. This is in accordance with WSU’s internal […]