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WSU finalizes logistics for Oct. 31 ASU home football game
September 12, 2013

footballPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has finalized the logistics surrounding the Thursday, Oct. 31, home football game, including discounted tickets for faculty and staff who want to stay and attend the game.

Plumbing employee held in Grove apartment fire
July 22, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Pullman police have arrested a suspect believed to have intentionally set fire to the Grove apartments.

On Monday, July 22, at about 4:05 p.m., detectives arrested Bryan Lee Kitchen, a 31-year-old Pullman resident, in connection with the July 14 fire. Kitchen had accompanied detectives to the Pullman Police Department for an interview and subsequently made admissions that led investigators to believe he was involved in setting the fire.

Kitchen worked for a plumbing subcontractor at the construction site, but police did not say what they believe to be his motive.


Kitchen had been a person of interest since … » More …

WSU housing coordinating with apartment owner after fire
July 15, 2013


PULLMAN, Wash. – Housing officials at Washington State University are in contact with Campus Crest Communities, the owner of The Grove at Pullman, on how to assist students impacted by an off-campus fire early Sunday morning. 

Terry Boston, assistant vice president for administrative services, said WSU is waiting for further analysis from Campus Crest regarding what the company can and cannot offer students affected by the fire.

Boston said WSU Housing has space available in on-campus residence halls and limited space in university-owned apartments for those displaced by the fire, and added that there … » More …

WSU Pullman closes freshman admissions
April 13, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU announced April 13 that it is not accepting any more applications for incoming freshmen at its Pullman campus.


Admissions officials in Pullman will continue to review transfer students’ applications, but will make no more enrollment offers to transfers at this time. Once WSU has more complete budget information, expected by May 1, the university will likely re-open admissions only to transfer students who have already earned their associates’ degree.


The Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Spokane campuses are continuing to accept applications at this time.


“In the spirit of openness and transparency, we believe it is important for us to … » More …

Possible attempted kidnapping in Pullman
November 12, 2008

PULLMAN – Four males attempted to force another male into a nearby white vehicle at about 1 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11). The victim was able to break free and get away. He was not injured.

The incident happened in an alley between Colorado and Campus streets at about the 400 block. The victim reported the incident to the Pullman Police Department Tuesday night.

The case remains under investigation by Pullman Police Department. For more information on campus safety issues, always check


Always walk in well lighted and well traveled areas

Travel in groups whenever possible … » More …

Award-winning writer reads memoirs
October 15, 2008

Writer Brandon R. Schrand will read from his award- winning memoir The Enders Hotel at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 16 in Kimbrough 101. 

Schrand is the 2007 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner and a summer 2008 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Dallas Morning News, The Utne Reader, Tin House, Shenandoah, The Missouri Review, Columbia, Colorado Review, Green Mountains Review, River Teeth, Ecotone, Oklahoma Review, Isotope, and numerous other publications.

Schrand also  has won the Wallace Stegner Prize, the 2006 Willard R. Espy Award, the Pushcart Prize, two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, … » More …

Five new names to be carved in stone
August 25, 2008

Five new names will be carved into the stones lining downtown streets at the Pullman Walk of Fame induction ceremony to be held Saturday, Aug. 30. The induction ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the Pine Street Plaza.

The Walk of Fame stones are set in the sidewalks along Main and Kamiaken streets downtown and feature the names of those who have significantly impacted the Pullman community or brought acclaim to the area.

John R. and Mary Ellen Gorham will be honored in the WSU Presidents and Distinguished Members of the WSU Community category. They have lived in Pullman since 1942 when they … » More …

Professor receives prestigious grant
April 21, 2008


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 achieve postural stability. Neck muscles are important for both static postural stability (i.e., holding up the head) and restoring head posture under dynamic conditions, such as those that might occur during a blow to the head or … » More …

Mobile blood drive around Pullman
April 1, 2008



The Inland Northwest Blood Center is in the area looking for donors. 


INBC is the primary blood provider to the Inland Northwest region, encompassing a population of nearly one million residents.  INBC was on the WSU Pullman campus on April 1-2, and will be in several other locations locally during the next week, including:


9a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at University of Idaho commons

11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 4 at West Park Elementary School (Moscow)

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 7 at Delta Chi … » More …

What happens to all that gravel?
February 25, 2008



Where does all the gravel come from that’s covering the WSU campus streets, and what happens to it once Old Man Winter leaves the Palouse?  That’s the question on people’s minds when they are stuck at a stop sign spinning their tires on the gravel.

Dennis Rovetto, director of plant services, Facilities Operations, said they call the gravel “gray gold” because it serves multiple purposes. The gravel comes from a local supplier and is kept in a 1,500-yard capacity building behind the motor pool building.

The reason it is kept … » More …