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Microwave pasteurization improves food safety, flavor
February 10, 2014

By Sabrina Zearott for CAHNRS communications

Juming-Tang-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new technology available to food companies increases product quality while reducing the chance of contaminated chilled or frozen meals being sold in retail markets.

Innovative police safety app debuts at White House conference
January 10, 2014

Vila-B-2013-80SPOKANE, Wash. – An app to reduce the impact of fatigue on police officers and improve safety will be presented at a White House innovation conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, by Bryan Vila, Washington State University Spokane professor of criminal justice and criminology.

WSU ranks high for LGBT student inclusion, safety
August 22, 2013

GIESORC anniversary

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University ranks as one of the best universities in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.


Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making colleges and universities safer, more inclusive spaces for LGBT individuals, this week released its annual nationwide list, “Top 25 LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities.” It is the first time WSU has been included.


“I am proud of the work we have done as a campus and community to address the needs and concerns of our LGBT students,” said Heidi Stanton Schnebly, director of … » More …

WSU shares ‘smart home’ technology with the world
August 15, 2013

smart home sensors


Sensors are in place throughout this smart home.


PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a National Science Foundation grant to share their “smart home in a box” technology with 60 institutions and scientists around the world in what will be the largest-ever installation of such home monitoring systems.


The collaborators will develop their own monitoring projects in a home or a lab and report back their results. With this data, the WSU researchers will be able to develop a system for using and sharing cutting-edge, smart environments data on … » More …

Take Back the Night march draws large crowd
October 14, 2010

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Photos by Robert Hubner and Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services



PULLMAN – The 27th annual Take Back the Night march drew a sizable crowd Wednesday evening bringing together the Pullman and WSU communities in solidarity against violence.


The march began on the Glenn Terrell Mall – near the annual Clothes Line Project that displays hundreds of personal messages about how violence has affected many lives – and wound its way through campus, ending near Beasley Coliseum.


A short candlelight vigil followed the march, giving … » More …

Sexual harassment, discrimination prevention training
July 27, 2010



PULLMAN – “Eradicating discrimination and sexual harassment and fostering a respectful environment requires an ongoing, demonstrated commitment from all members of the university community,” said WSU President Elson Floyd in an April 2010 statement.


Human Resource Services and the Office for Equal Employment, in response to the president’s statement, have developed  an online training program that includes WSU policy and processes through the WSU Online Learning System.


“The focus of this training is to assist WSU in maintaining safe and respectful working and learning environments,” said HRS Director Theresa Elliot-Cheslek.


Entitled “Sexual Harassment … » More …

Family Forest Expo presented in Auburn
January 15, 2010


OLYMPIA – The second ever Family Forest Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Green River Community College in Auburn.


Family owners of private forestland in Washington will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy.


Some 220,000 families in Washington own more than half of the state’s private working forestland.


Gates at the event will open at 7:30 a.m. and presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m.


Participants will be able to attend up to seven different expert presentations, choosing from more than two-dozen topics. Among the … » More …

WSU is gearing up for a Week Without Violence
October 1, 2009

PULLMAN – Imagine a lifetime without violence. What would it take to make it real? WSU faculty, staff and students will contemplate answers to these questions as part of the YWCA of WSU Week Without Violence, Oct. 12 through Oct. 16.

Suzanne D. Hamada, program coordinator for YWCA of WSU, said if life without violence can be envisioned, the first steps towards making it a reality have already begun.

“The activities we have planned will encourage everyone to think about the values and behaviors that contribute to violence and are designed to empower our community to make a change,” she said.

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Reporting party in Aug. 19 assault recants story
August 27, 2009

PULLMAN – The reporting party in the assault alleged to have occurred on Aug. 19 on Glenn Terrell Mall near Library Road has recanted her story to WSU Police. As reported earlier, the assault alleged to have occurred on the evening of Aug. 24 also has been recanted.

Police officials are continuing to investigate the assault that was reported in the early morning hours of Aug. 24 on Troy Lane near the Smith CUE on the Pullman campus. They request that anyone with information in that case contact them at 335-8548.

2007 WSU drinking water report available
April 21, 2008


WSU Environmental Health and Safety has issued the 2007 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report that summarizes the drinking water quality for the Pullman campus system.

The US Environmental Protection Agency requires that large public water systems issue an annual Consumer Confidence Report to the users of the drinking water system.  The annual drinking water quality report explains where the water comes from, what it contains, and the water sampling and treatment that WSU performs to prevent health risks. 

To obtain a copy of the report, to ONLINE @ or contact Gene Patterson at 335-3041,, for details.