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Associate professor selected as a research associate with the NARP

PULLMAN – David Pietz, associate professor of modern Chinese history, director of the Asia Program and director of the Global Studies Program, recently was selected as a research associate with the National Asia Research Program (NARP). Pietz was selected out of 140 nominees for this honor.   The NARP is a national research and conference […]

Master Beekeeper program

EVERETT – Due to the overwhelming response to last fall’s series, WSU Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply are sponsoring another apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program.   The five-week course serves as a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists. […]

Dropped class list ready soon for comment

A complete list of courses proposed to be dropped as a result of WSU’s academic affairs program prioritization (A2P2) is expected to be available for university review by mid-December.   Larry James, associate executive vice president, is negotiating with colleges this week about contested courses. He plans to complete the review and have the dropped […]

Meehan receives regional extension award

PULLMAN – Donald Meehan, Coupeville, director of WSU Extension’s Natural Resource Stewardship Program, received the 2008 Western Regional Excellence in Extension Award Sunday in Chicago.   The honor is one of five regional awards and one national award given annually by the National Association of State University of Land-Grant Colleges for excellence in educational programming. […]

Professor receives prestigious grant

  PULLMAN – Anita Vasavada, assistant professor of bioengineering at WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture, recently received an NSF CAREER grant to examine postural stability of the head and neck.   With this five-year $486,522 grant, Vasavada and her research team will study how the activation of neck muscles complements passive tissue stiffness to […]

Horticulturist leads Master Gardeners

Photo: Tonie Fitzgerald (left)   PULLMAN – Tonie Fitzgerald, a longtime horticulture educator with WSU Extension in Spokane County, is the new program leader for the statewide Master Gardener program.   “Tonie is known for her leadership in bringing community awareness and educational programming to Inland Northwest gardeners, arborists and landscape professionals,” said Linda Kirk […]

WSU Spokane hireseducation director

SPOKANE – WSU Spokane recently hired WSU alumnus Kenneth Roberts as director for the WWAMI Basic Medical Education Program, a five-state collaborative medical school partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Roberts will start his new position on Feb. 1. He will be responsible […]

WSU offers sustainable agriculture certificate

PULLMAN – The WSU Graduate School is offering graduate students in any discipline the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture. Students are eligible to pursue the certificate as long as they meet the prerequisites for the courses required. The certificate coursework will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current […]