Faculty salary study recommends changes

Longstanding underfunding by the state Legislature is the major impediment to faculty salary increases, according to a recently completed report by a Faculty Senate salary committee. Salary compression is also a concern. The Faculty Affairs Committee and Faculty Senate will be considering salary issues, including those raised in the report, and will make recommendations to […]

NEH fellow brings medieval text to 21st century

Literary archeology is one way to describe the work of Joan Grenier-Winther, an associate professor of French in the department of foreign languages and cultures. With a focus on the poetry of French knights of the 14th and 15th centuries, her job is to identify all known copies of a particular work, use a variety […]

Asking the good, focused question

Once a Coug, always a Coug. Guy Palmer, professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology, completed his Ph.D. at WSU and left to work for the University of Florida. But when a job opened in 1988, Palmer returned to WSU.  “I wanted to live in the Northwest for recreational purposes and I knew there was strong […]

Professor faces fire in a hotel hallway

For Joseph Campbell, just another night in a hotel became the most frightening experience of his life. On Dec. 29, Campbell, associate professor of philosophy, checked into the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. with plans to attend a conference and interview candidates for two open faculty positions in his department the next day. “A […]

WSU names Fuller to Kays Distinguished Professorship

WSU professor Mark A. Fuller has been named the new holder of the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professorship in Management Information Systems.Fuller has been on the WSU faculty since 2000 and has led the Department of Information Systems since 2002. In 2006, he was promoted to full professor.“The Kays Professor is someone who will study […]

Sociologist Short Jr. receives WSU Lifetime Service Award

Sociologist James F. Short Jr., a nationally respected researcher and university leader, received the WSU President’s Award for Lifetime Service March 24.One of the nation’s leading authorities in juvenile gang behavior, delinquency and criminology, Short joined the WSU sociology faculty in 1951 and retired in 1997, when he became an emeritus professor. Although retired, he […]

Flores Niemann selected as 2006-07 ACE fellow

Yolanda Flores Niemann, associate professor and chair of the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at WSU, has been named an American Council of Education fellow for the 2006-07 academic year.Designed to develop academic leadership, the program enables ACE fellows to spend an academic year working closely with a college or university president at a host […]

Zuiches accepts post at North Carolina State

James J. Zuiches, a professor in Washington State University’s department of community and rural sociology and a former dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, will assume duties as vice chancellor for extension, engagement and economic development at North Carolina State University starting March 15.   In his new role, Zuiches […]

WSU prof Sturgeon lauded

A WSU professor was among five honorees winning 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards for their outstanding contributions to promoting human rights. Noël Sturgeon, a professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies, actively mentors students and consistently teaches the ideals espoused by King inside and outside the classroom, said nominators. She […]

Johnson logs quarter century of contributions

Glenn Johnson is celebrating his 26th year as the “Voice of the Cougs” and he has the press pass to prove it. Along with a wall collage of broadcast-station photos from WSU students past, Johnson’s office proudly displays press passes from his 26 years of service to WSU Athletics. “I thought this was his 25th […]