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WSU receives federal grants to grow nursing workforce
July 5, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

WSU-Nursing-Pathways-students-80RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing received three federal grants totaling $1.1 million to reduce health disparities in Washington, increase access to qualified healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas and expand nurse educator preparation.

Dec. 9: Student small-town design ideas presented
December 7, 2015


PULLMAN, Wash. – Student design proposals for a visitor center and geology exhibit in LaCrosse, Wash., and a community creativity/design/building center in Moscow, Idaho, will be presented 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the second floor gallery of Carpenter Hall at Washington State University.

Today: Help Colfax community reimagine historic hospital
November 10, 2015

St.-Ignatius-hospital-webCOLFAX, Wash. – Ideas for use of the historic, former St. Ignatius Hospital building in Colfax will be sought and discussed at a workshop 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at The Center, 110 S. Main, Colfax, next to the Whitman County Library.

Dec. 10: Students present small-town, library designs
December 8, 2014


PULLMAN, Wash. – New uses for historic rock houses in LaCrosse, Wash., and ideas for Little Free Library boxes in small towns on the Palouse will be discussed in a free, public presentation by Washington State University fourth-year interior design students 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Carpenter Hall second-floor gallery.

Spotted owl had little effect on poverty, unemployment
March 22, 2010

PULLMAN – A major fear of the 1990s spotted owl controversy — that less logging would increase unemployment and poverty — did not significantly materialize on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, according to a new analysis by a WSU researcher.

Annabel Kirschner, a professor in the department of community and rural sociology at WSU, said the peninsula’s economic well-being was already hit hard by changes in the timber industry when harvest limits in spotted owl habitat began in the 1990s. More than timber limits, the industry restructuring continued to affect poverty in the 1990s. Meanwhile, according to Kirschner’s statistical analysis, Native American and Latino populations were significant … » More …