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Feb. 15: Film about educating girls, overcoming poverty
February 13, 2017

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public showing of the documentary, “Girl Rising,” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in CUE 203, presented by the Washington State University common reading program.

WSU activities raise awareness of poverty Nov. 13-19
November 7, 2016

By Erin McIlraith, Center for Civic Engagement

paw-2016-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s annual Poverty Awareness Week will include food and supplies drives, documentary showings, discussions, community service projects and more Nov. 13-19.

Nov. 15-21: Many events mark Poverty Awareness Week
November 10, 2015


PULLMAN, Wash. – Food and clothing drives, documentary screenings and discussions about homelessness in Seattle and more will be part of Washington State University’s Poverty Awareness Week Nov. 15-21.

Nov. 18: Public discussion on how to address poverty
November 10, 2014

By Erin McIlreath, Center for Civic Engagement

public-square-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – As part of Poverty Awareness Week, employees, students and community members will discuss aspects of poverty and how to address them at noon Tuesday, Nov.18, in the CUB Butch’s Den.

July 9: U.S. food, ag director to discuss ‘wicked problems’
July 1, 2014

Ramaswamy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The head of U.S. food and agriculture will address societal changes he refers to as “wicked problems,” – including population growth, climate change and poverty – at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in room T101, Food Science and Human Nutrition building, at Washington State University Pullman.

Grant extends efforts to reduce rural poverty
July 27, 2010

SPOKANE – The efforts of 40 rural Washington communities to help themselves reduce poverty and improve prosperity will receive a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation, based out of St. Paul, Minn.


The foundation has announced a $300,000 grant to WSU Extension that will help help those communities that have participated in the Foundation’s Horizons program over the past five years. Horizons is an 18-month leadership development and community planning process aimed at reducing poverty in communities of less than 5,000 people with high poverty rates.


The grant will help the communities to build partnerships … » More …

Horizons Program brings hope, change to rural towns
February 4, 2010



Students help
with Horizons projects


Hundreds of students have been paired with the rural towns the Horizons Program assists, through collaboration with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).


From fall 2007 through fall 2009, 289 students in 16 class sections, one club, and six internships served more than 5,300 hours with the Horizons communities in Washington, said Michael Schwartz, a graduate assistant for distant service learning in the CCE. 

The relationship has benefited students as well as the communities, he said.

Among the groups participating, and projects they worked on, were:

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Learn about student’s involvement in philanthropic activities around the world
April 2, 2009

Students interning in the Education Abroad Office and Office of International Students and Scholars will be giving global philanthropy presentations on April 22 in CUE 202 at 4:00 p.m.


The event will showcase students’ involvement in one of three projects:
-Health Care in Peru
-Poverty Alleviation in Malawi
-Sustainable Communities through Education in Nigeria


Refreshments will be available from 4-4:15 p.m. The program will be from 4:15-5:30 p.m.
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Residence Life educates on oppression
January 26, 2009

PULLMAN — Designed to raise awareness and promote diversity education, the Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive learning experience for all WSU members. The 2009 Tunnel of Oppression will be in McCroskey Hall, Feb. 2-4, from 3-8 p.m.


This year, attendees will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as Veteran’s issues, body image, sexual orientation, genocide, sweat shop labor, poverty, domestic violence and learning disabilities.


The Tunnel of Oppression is a program that takes people on a tour through a series of rooms where different kinds of injustice and other scenarios are … » More …

Speaker to discuss int’l sustainable development
March 2, 2006

The regional director for Church World Service will speak at WSU on March 7. The presentation’s goal is to raise awareness about international sustainable development.Lynn Magnuson, who has over 25 years of experience working with ecumenical-interfaith groups, will specifically address global poverty, HIV/AIDS, clean water, fair trade and peace-building.The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in Compton Union Building room 212 and will include a question-and-answer session. The event will be hosted by Global Perspectives and is free and open to the public.