WSU Cougar Head Logo Washington State University
WSU Insider
News and Information for Faculty, Staff, and the WSU Community


WSU holds Undergraduate Research Symposium

PULLMAN – Freshmen through seniors from throughout WSU will participate in the first Undergraduate Research Symposium Nov. 9 and 10 on the Pullman campus. Monetary awards totaling $2,000 will be awarded for the best presentations and posters. “There are numerous examples of undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities taking place at our university, and the […]

WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award

Washington State University’s Writing Programs has received a 2007 Award for Innovation from the Conference on Basic Writing, a national collegiate organization aimed at aiding educators to teach effective written communications. It is the latest accolade for Writing Programs, which has been among the top “Academic Programs to Watch For” in all six years of […]

In pursuit of Ph.Ds

Much has changed at WSU since 1990, including impressive new buildings for teaching and research, burgeoning centers for collaborative research, a new president and provost, and an ambitious strategic plan for the future.But one thing hasn’t changed: WSU produces about the same number of Ph.Ds today as it did 15 years ago, about 160 each […]

Ready for the big leagues?

In what league does WSU want to play? Basically, that’s the question, said Orlando Taylor, dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research at Howard University. Taylor, who was invited to co-chair WSU’s Graduate Education Commission last year, said WSU is a good institution with the potential to be great — if it […]

WSU marks 40th anniversary of TRiO programs

Washington State University senior Patricia Madrigal often thinks back to her childhood when her parents labored in the apple orchards near the Tri-Cities. They wanted a better life for Patricia and her siblings, so they pushed them to study hard and prepare for college. Madrigal will graduate in May with a degree in sociology and […]

Solving employee differences for 10 years

This year marks the 10th anniversary of WSU’s Conflict Resolution Program (CRP), a groundbreaking service in Washington higher education and still one of only two in the state. In 1994, university administrators met with two local ministers who expressed concern for the well being of university personnel. A task force subsequently created by Sam Smith, […]