By Linda Weiford, WSU News PROSSER, Wash. – As Washington state emerges from its most blistering summer on record, the state’s hottest place was, ironically, an area known for giant irrigation sprinklers and well-tended orchards and vineyards. With the mercury hovering above 100 degrees for 22 days, including a scorching 113 in June, the Tri-Cities […]
By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – The last time Prosser experienced a month as warm as February 2015, relative to normal, some people were still using typewriters and cordless telephones.
By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PROSSER, Wash. – It’s official. This summer’s heat set a record. And it followed the warmest spring in 20 years, which made the 2014 growing season an unusually prolonged period of anomalous warmth.
After months of planning for a one-day Northwest Public Radio fund drive, Mary Hawkins awoke with serious doubts about pulling it off. Campus phone lines had been down the day before and an icy blizzard had blown through eastern Washington during the night. With drifting snow and closed highways, Hawkins, liaison between Educational Public […]
The WSU Alumni Association has been the fastest growing alumni association in the Pac-10 athletic conference during the past year, said Jud Preece, association marketing director. The WSUAA growth rate also exceeds the rates of WSU’s 22 peer institutions — defined as U.S. public land-grant universities with veterinary schools but not medical schools. At a […]
College and university enrollment will likely increase for years to come. According to new statistics, a record 49.6 million students filled U.S. schools in 2003, breaking a mark set by their baby-boomer parents and grandparents and giving educators a new generation of challenges.The growth is largely due to all the children who were born in […]
Andy Mackie of Brinnon, Wash., leads more than 1,700 participants in setting a new Guinness record for world’s largest harmonica band at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle on Sunday, May 29. Mackie works with WSU Jefferson County Extension and 4-H programs teaching not only how to play musical instruments but how to build them. […]
For the sixth year in a row, state auditors found no material violations at Washington State University. That appears to be a record for state higher education. “To my knowledge, there has been no other higher education institution that has had no audit finding for four or more years,” said Barry Johnston, director of WSU’s […]