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AgWeatherNet hits the Palouse
January 30, 2008

The WSU AgWeatherNet team recently installed a weather station at WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm located two miles southeast of Pullman. The station is equipped with sensors for monitoring and recording air temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, leaf wetness, soil temperature and moisture at a depth of eight inches, and rainfall. 

“The ease at which current and historical weather data from across the state can be viewed is impressive” said Spillman Farm manager Ryan Davis of the AgWeatherNet system. 

AgWeatherNet provides online access to raw data derived from a network of 77 publicly owned, regional weather stations. Most stations are … » More …

WSU reports spring enrollment growth
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU reports enrollment growth at all four of its campuses this spring — a total spring semester enrollment of 22,741 students, up 4.8 percent from last spring.

The growth is driven by this fall’s influx of freshmen students — the largest freshman class in the history of the Pullman campus, the second year of freshmen at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities’ first freshman class. All four WSU campuses exceeded their enrollment targets funded by the state.

As a result of the rising number of full-time students, particularly at the Vancouver and Tri-Cities campuses, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students shows … » More …

Regence executive committee meeting today
November 8, 2007

PULLMAN – The Board of Regents Executive Committee of Washington State University will hold a special meeting on Nov. 8, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a matter that should not be delayed until the board’s next regularly scheduled meeting: a delegation of authority to the president to approve a contract.

The meeting will be held in French Administration, Room 422, on the WSU Pullman campus. The regents will participate in the meeting via teleconference.

Pullman: WSU’s hometown
October 10, 2007

WSU has an impact on every city where it has a campus. But clearly, it is in Pullman where that impact is felt most powerfully.

As one of the smallest cities nationwide to host a major research university, Pullman is a singular spot. Certainly, it holds a fond place in the hearts of all those alumni who have earned degrees here. In the past months, I have greatly enjoyed getting acquainted with the distinctive people and places of the Palouse.

The Pullman campus plays an enormous role in the everyday life of its home city; we must make sure that influence is a beneficial one. … » More …

Teeing up future golfers
October 5, 2007

WSU’s Men’s and Women’s golf teams hosted the Pullman Junior Golf Club recently to inaugurate the new practice facilities at Palouse Ridge Golf Club. The university has noted that the course will be used as a cooperative tool to benefit the community, as well as the university.  All of the youth lined up to jointly break in the new grass tee. (Photo courtesy of CourseCo Inc., which Oversees construction and maintainance of the course.)

Board of Regents to meet at WSU Tri-Cities March 3
February 27, 2006

The WSU Board of Regents is expected to take actions regarding two major construction projects for the Pullman campus when the board meets Friday, March 3 at 9 a.m. in the Consolidated Information Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus.The meeting agenda is available online at .The regents will be asked to authorize issuing revenue bonds to pay for the renovation of the Compton Union Building. The building is slated to be closed at the end of spring semester; scheduled completion date for the project is August 2008.The regents will consider a proposed lease with the Student Book Corporation; the Bookie will become an … » More …

Liberal arts/tech degree has employers recruiting
October 28, 2005

A new WSU degree combining technology and liberal arts has employers eagerly seeking qualified graduates. The degree is called digital technology and culture (DTC).To create this unique degree, liberal arts and technology courses were combined. Today there are 150 students majoring in DTC.If a parent questions: Can my child get a job with this degree? said Pullman coordinator and assistant professor of English Patricia Ericsson, “the answer is, there has been no placement issue at all.”The initial concept for a degree began seven years ago on the Vancouver campus in response to the technology industry’s demand for graduates who were both computer literate and had … » More …

WSU to purchase Magpie Forest
April 22, 2005

In celebration of Earth Day, 2005, Washington State University announced April 22 its plans to purchase Magpie Forest, a 14-acre patch of endangered Palouse Prairie still surviving on the northern edge of Pullman.Magpie Forest has long been valued by local conservation groups and researchers for the rich biological diversity of its native plants, but the explosive growth of housing in Pullman caused many to worry that the land soon would be divided up for housing developments.Mel Taylor, director of special projects and external relations for WSU Business Affairs, said, “Faculty, local conservation groups and city officials all strongly supported the purchase and conservation of Magpie Forest … » More …

Pullman gets the first snow of the winter
November 30, 2004

Pullman and the Inland Northwest took its first major hit of snow for the year. Some bikes on the Pullman campus did not make it inside before the storm. If you’re wondering about tomorrow’s weather, there is a live link to The Weather Channel in the far right-hand column of the WSU Today website. (Photo by Evan Epstein, WSU Today)