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Collision of color greets returning students
August 12, 2013

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services



PULLMAN, Wash. – Runners starting in bright white T-shirts completed their races wearing all the colors of the rainbow in the first Color Me Coug 5K Sunday at Washington State University.


Part of the Week of Welcome for new and returning students, the event was hosted by the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center. Along the route, race staff placed at “color stations” sent clouds of bright-hued cornstarch into racers’ paths.

Yakima Valley students eye health care careers
July 15, 2010



PULLMAN – About 20 Yakima Valley high school students will interact with health care educators and professionals July 19-22 in the sixth annual “Connecting Youth with Health Careers” program on the WSU Pullman campus.

The camp at WSU takes place during the last week of a four-week program and it is organized by the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Wash. Students will stay in a WSU dormitory.

The Toppenish program, “Connecting Youth with Health Careers,” is a grant-funded health careers opportunity program for students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background.  The goal is for students to successfully complete … » More …

Nominations for community awards invited
July 13, 2010

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver established two Community Awards of Distinction as part of its 20th anniversary celebration last year. The awards will be presented annually and nominations are currently being accepted.


The awards will be presented to community members or organizations in two categories: community partnership and equity, diversity and inclusion. Any member of the community may submit a nomination.


The award for community partnership will be given to an individual or organization whose leadership has made a significant impact on the community. The recipient will have demonstrated commitment to community partnerships, prosperity, vitality and overall well being … » More …

Anderson nabs NACAC Track Championship gold
July 12, 2010

MIRAMAR, Fla. – WSU athlete Jeshua Anderson won the gold medal in the intermediate hurdles July 11 at the North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.


Anderson, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., won the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 49.33 seconds after having the fastest semifinals time of 48.85 Saturday. In the Sunday final, Anderson finished well ahead of the runner-up, Winder Cuevas from the Dominican Republic, who ran a time of 50.13, and Reggie White, USA/USC, who finished third in a time of 50.15.


Anna Layman, a WSU … » More …

Cougs look to beat Gonzaga
October 26, 2009

PULLMAN – The WSU Men’s Crew Team will host Gonzaga University Friday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. The race will be at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.


Ganzaga defeated WSU in last Saturday’s varsity eight-man race, losing by a four-second margin. The Cougars are looking to improve their performance in this upcoming race.


Lecture examines music, race and gender
March 9, 2007

Pullman – “The Racial and Gendered Life of an American Song: Irving Berlin’s ‘Heat Wave’ on Film and Stage” is the topic of a lecture to be given March 23 by Caryl Flinn, professor of women’s studies and media arts at the University of Arizona. Flinn’s lecture can be heard at 11:10 a.m. in room 518 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, at the Washington State University campus. Flinn, the author of three books, teaches courses in film theory and history, feminist and gender theory, and popular culture. She has published articles in the areas of film music, sound, and feminist and queer theory, … » More …

Minority enrollment lagging in universities statewide
August 30, 2006

SPOKANE — Despite eight years of effort, minority enrollment is still down at Washington colleges and universities after voters passed an initiative outlawing racial preferences in admissions.Black, Hispanic and Native American students are less likely to go from high school to college, and more likely to drop out, than their white peers. And fewer than 5 percent of faculty members in the state are black, Hispanic or Native American.For the full article, go to The Seattle PI, 

Students question vps regarding racial harassment
March 8, 2005

Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff crowded into the CUB Cascade Room Tuesday afternoon, March 8, for the Vice Presidents’ Forum. At the event were a large number of students who asked questions and made comments regarding the outcome of a recent conduct hearing addressing allegations of racial harassment. The meeting, which usually lasts about one hour, went on for more than two hours, with a standing room only crowd. On the Vice Presidents’ Forum panel were Steve Desoer, director of Human Resource Services; Charlene Jaeger, vice president of Student Affairs; Michael Tate, vice president for Equity and Diversity; Sally Savage, vice president for University Relations; and Mary … » More …

Black Women’s Caucus hosts annual conference
February 17, 2005

The Black Women’s Caucus of Washington State University will host its annual African-American Women’s Conference Feb. 26, featuring workshops and seminars on issues of gender and race.Guest speakers and facilitators for the events include Eunice Johnson, Mary Grimes and the Rev. Carmen Woods. Conference registration is $10; the deadline to register is Feb. 17. The ticket price includes a noon Women of Color Awards luncheon in the Compton Union Building Cascade Room.Jessica Care Moore, poet, actor and performer, is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education Auditorium, Room 203. The performance is free and open to the … » More …