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Education Abroad Fair highlights global opportunities
January 12, 2009

PULLMAN – The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Tuesday, January 20 in the CUB Junior Ballroom  Students in any field of study can find cost-effective programs to enhance their education and give a global perspective on their area of study. Visit the fair to talk with more than 20 study abroad program providers offering study and internship opportunities in over 40 countries.

 

In addition, WSU faculty will be present to share information on their summer and semester programs abroad. Faculty-led programs are growing in popularity and offer a unique opportunity for in-depth, field-based study abroad while … » More …

Education abroad highlights global opportunities
January 18, 2008

The WSU Education Abroad Fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Todd Atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Students in any field of study can find cost-effective programs to enhance their education and give a global perspective on their area of study. Visit the fair to talk with 25 study abroad program providers offering study and internship opportunities in more than 40 countries.

In addition, WSU faculty will be present to share information on summer and semester programs abroad. Faculty-led programs are growing in popularity and offer a unique opportunity for in-depth, field-based study.

Other opportunities for students include bilateral and … » More …

WSU holds Undergraduate Research Symposium
October 31, 2007

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 symposium offers a chance all students, from all colleges and majors, on all WSU campuses, to present their work to the community,” said Dave Bahr, director of undergraduate research.

The symposium will consist of two parts oral presentations and poster presentations. Students typically will participate in one or … » More …

WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award
March 30, 2007

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 rankings by “U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges” edition, beginning in 2002. WSU received the innovation award for its English 102 course, a one-credit tutorial that employs skilled and specially trained student writers as peer tutors. The conference judges viewed the WSU English 102 program to have broad … » More …

In pursuit of Ph.Ds
September 1, 2006

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 year.Total enrollment at WSU has increased more than 25 percent in the past 15 years, but the percentage of graduate students to undergraduates has shrunk to about 11 percent, putting WSU dead last among its peer institutions. Creating critical massWhile quantity doesn’t always equal quality, there is a critical mass … » More …

Ready for the big leagues?
September 1, 2006

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 can marshal its resources and use them well.“If you’re going to compete with the great land-grant universities, it will be necessary to make certain strategic choices,” he said. “You can get there.”Funding priorities, curricular changes and hiring criteria all need to be examined with an eye toward improving graduate education, he … » More …

WSU marks 40th anniversary of TRiO programs
February 18, 2005

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 become the first female in her extended family to earn a college degree. When asked what helped her achieve success at WSU, she gives much of the credit to the Student Support Services program. SSS belongs to the TRiO family of special services funded by the U.S. Department of Education. … » More …

Re-energizing radiochemistry: buck the trend, lead the way
February 18, 2005

The Palouse might not have a lot in common with the rolling hills of Tuscany, but just as Florence, Italy, was the birthplace of the Renaissance, Pullman is becoming home to the rebirth of radiochemistry. Today there are seven graduate students in radiochemistry at WSU, up from four in 2002, making it one of the largest programs in the country. It is second only to the University of Missouri, Columbia, and gaining fast. Next year, depending on funding, there may be as many as 15 graduate students in WSU’s program. Nationally, enrollment in radiochemistry programs — the chemistry of radioactive elements — peaked about 30 … » More …

Vancouver, Tri-Cities citizens support four-year universities
October 29, 2004

Last spring the state Legislature gave WSU Vancouver, WSU Tri-Cities and the University of Washington branch campuses an assignment: to conduct a study gauging current and future higher-education needs in the areas served by their branch campuses. Now those studies are being reviewed by the WSU Board of Regents. The Legislature stated: “Each branch campus shall examine its instructional programs, costs, research initiatives, student enrollment characteristics and regional context and make a recommendation by Jan. 15, 2005, to the Higher Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives for the future evolution of the campus.” It directed the branch campuses to make recommendations concerning: … » More …

Solving employee differences for 10 years
August 20, 2004

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, former WSU president, concluded that a program was needed to help employees and students confidentially resolve conflict at the lowest possible level. Since then, the CRP has served hundreds of WSU employees and students in communities throughout the state; the only requirement is that WSU personnel are involved in the conflict. … » More …