Program takes giant leap

Students taking dance classes at Washington State University have a little extra spring in their steps this semester with the installation of a solid, sprung-wood floor designed especially for dancing. Until now, dancers shared the Wadleigh Theatre stage, which created a logistical nightmare with acting, costuming and lighting classes also needing the space. In addition, […]

Interior Design program names new director(s)

In a move that reflects growth at Washington State University Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute, the new director of WSU’s interior design program will also serve as assistant director of the Institute. Professor Nancy Blossom comes to WSU Spokane from The George Washington University, where she directed the interior design program. “Many programs aspire to the […]

International Programs names two new directors

International Programs recently appointed two key leaders to its management team. Mary Furnari assumed her role as the assistant director of International Student Services on Aug. 12. Furnari, comes from the University of Idaho, where she was the coordinator of International Student/Scholar Programs since 1995. Furnari takes over the duties of Uta Hutnak, who retired […]

Public service leadership grad certificate added

A new graduate certificate focusing on public service leadership is being added to Washington State University Spokane#s criminal justice program. The certificate was developed as a partnership between the Washington State Institute for Community Oriented Policing at WSU Spokane, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Association and the Washington Associate of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. […]

Eight doctoral candidates settle in for summer

Eight doctoral candidates from across the country arrived on campus June 12 to work with WSU faculty during the six-week Summer Doctoral Fellows Program. The program’s purpose is to offer graduate students the opportunity to prepare for academic careers as future faculty members. During the program, the Fellows will participate in seminars on the changing […]

Graduate exercise science program okayed

Students may now enroll in a new master’s degree program at Washington State University Spokane focusing on the cellular physiological responses to exercise. The Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved the M.S. in exercise science. The degree replaces the M.S. in kinesiology formerly offered at WSU Pullman. Exercise science is a scientifically based […]

Panelists to discuss diabetes program

Diabetes and the “Extension Diabetes Education Program” will be the focus of the next Extension Engaged program, slated for 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. Guest panelists will be Sue Butkus, extension nutrition specialist; Jill Armstrong Shultz, professor and scientist with Food Science and Human Nutrition; and Cindy Corbett, assistant professor with the College […]