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Cougar football gives back

WSU Cougar Football players Alex Brink (left) and Jed Collins read “The Story of Ferdinand” to local school children Thursday morning as a part of the Read for the Record campaign sponsored by Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe.  The national campaign was started by Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization that raises money to support early education programs for underserved children. […]

Passing it on

Terrell Young’s goal is to learn each college student’s name by the first day of class. And his interest continues long after they’ve graduated and have classrooms of their own. “I think that involvement is very important,” said the associate professor of teaching and learning at WSU Tri-Cities. “I hear regularly from dozens of my […]

Daycamp boosts literacy

Michael Dunn spent much of last summer drawing, reading, writing and laughing with children at his Thirsty Thinkers workshop. His goal was literacy education research. His plan was to encourage the elementary students to successfully write a story by first imagining the story, then illustrating it with drawings or sculptures and finally translating those illustrations […]

Gift teaches reading, funds faculty project

Mary Roe, professor of literacy education, sees her new summer reading program — in which her teacher-education students tutor Pullman school children — as a “triangle of learning opportunities.” First, tutoring will help children to become better readers and more successful students. Second, Roe’s students, who are future teachers enrolled at the College of Education, […]

WSU sets poetry reading on North Richland campus

The spring WSU Tri-Cities Reading Series will feature one of the state’s premier poets, Sam Hamill, on Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium on the north Richland campus. The event is free and open to the public.The author of more than 14 books of poetry and translations, Hamill has received […]

WSU Vancouver to host national library initiative

WSU Vancouver will host “Many voices, one nation, one night @ your library,” an engaging evening in which community members are invited to join faculty and staff in reading aloud from book passages that represent the community’s rich heritage, on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Library Building, Room 100.Faculty, staff and students will […]

Author to read from award-winning book

WSU Department of English will kick off the fall literary reading series with Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrom. Lunstrum will read from her book, “This Life She’s Chosen,” a collection of short fiction published by Chronicle Books in 2005. “This Life She’s Chosen” is Lundstrom’s first book and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great […]

Baseball-Hall-of-Fame poet Linda Kittell to give reading

The Washington State University Department of English will get its spring reading series underway March 1 with a reading by faculty member Linda Kittell.The 7:30 p.m. event will be in the Museum of Art/WSU, co-sponsor of the event. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.Kittell, a WSU faculty member […]