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WSU conservation efforts making an impact
September 1, 2004

Since the mid-1980s, Washington State University has decreased the amount of water it pumps from the Palouse region’s deep aquifer from about 700 million gallons annually to about 600 million gallons annually, despite a growth in enrollment and facilities on the Pullman campus. <br><br>University officials attribute the decrease to multiple campus water conservation strategies, including use of water-conserving building plumbing fixtures, more efficient irrigation techniques and improvements in the campus chilled water and steam distribution systems.  The university has invested in more efficient industrial chillers and cooling towers for its chilled water system and the new steam plant on Grimes Way should allow for further water … » More …

Pullman stops accepting 2004 freshmen applications
May 21, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has stopped accepting applications from incoming freshman to its Pullman campus for the fall 2004 semester, having received more applications than last year for a class that is expected to be slightly smaller than last year’s.Janet Danley, interim executive director of enrollment services, said WSU has received about 500 more applications from prospective first-time freshmen than last year, about 9,600 overall. The university plans to admit a class of about 2,950 first-time freshmen this fall, compared to last year’s freshman class of 3,032.In the wake of last year’s large class, university administrators made the decision to limit enrollments this … » More …

Foundation moves downtown
April 11, 2003

The Washington State University Foundation has moved into the Town Centre building in downtown Pullman to occupy the second and third floors of the three-story brick building on the southwest corner of Main and Kamiaken streets. The remaining space is occupied by Sam Dial Jewelers, Quizno’s Subs and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.”Washington State University and the Pullman community have been partners for more than 100 years,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “The Foundation’s move to the Town Centre will strengthen this partnership and enhance the university community’s participation in the economic potential of downtown Pullman.” “The relocation to downtown Pullman helps consolidate the Foundation’s … » More …

Sensory facility tests coffee, building new client list
March 21, 2003

Coming soon to a grocery store near you — several new coffee flavors handpicked, or rather, taste-bud-picked by WSU sensory panelists.In the past several weeks, about 55 WSU volunteers took part in a flavored coffee taste-testing panel conducted by researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The company that hired WSU to conduct the study is preparing to launch three newly formulated coffee flavors of chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla, based on the research results. The new coffee should soon be available in most grocery stores. Conducting sensory panels such as this is nothing new to FSHN, said Stephanie Clark, an assistant professor … » More …