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WSU co-sponsors multi-ethnic literature conference
March 19, 2009

The Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies and the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) will co-sponsor the 23rd annual MELUS Conference at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, April 2-5.

Founded in 1973, MELUS endeavors to expand the definition of American literature through the study and teaching of Latino American, Native American, African American, Asian and Pacific American, and ethnically specific Euro-American literary works, their authors and their cultural contexts.

More than 100 scholars from around the world will convene to present scholarly works devoted to this year’s theme, “Poetic Justice: Imagination, Empowerment and Identity in … » More …

Natural resource scholars to speak on environment issues
April 5, 2006

Keith Blatner, professor and chair of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at WSU, and Roje S. Gootee, a WSU doctoral candidate, will speak on the “Committee for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO): A Brief Overview” on April 12.The lecture, which is sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute, is part of the Environmental Studies Colloquium Group Brown Bag Lecture Series. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in CUE room 518, and lunch will be provided.CEREO has focused on providing aid to those performing environmental research, education and outreach. Its primary mission has been to promote system-wide interdisciplinary environmental scholarship … » More …

Achievers Scholars info. sessions April 19 & 20
April 8, 2005

Faculty and staff mentors are needed for the Washington Achievers Scholars Mentor Network.  Achievers Scholars are high-potential students from low-income families with a scholarship from the Washington Education Foundation. Many are first-generation college students and students of color.  These students add diversity to the campus and are not only strong academically but also contribute greatly to the extracurricular activities on campus. A recent College Board Report indicated that more than 40% of students from affluent families receive a Bachelor’s Degree, while only 6% of students from the lowest income group do.  Mentors are critical to the retention, graduation, and leadership potential of these students.  As … » More …

Deadline for tracking int’l students jolts nerves
September 6, 2002

The staff at International Programs is breathing a bit easier this week, but unknown federal regulations and deadlines governing the tracking of international students and scholars still have that office nervous.The distress of Sept. 11, including the ongoing war on terrorism and the formation of a Homeland Security department, has brought numerous changes to international programs at universities nationwide. The biggest change was a requirement that all colleges and universities provide real-time tracking of international students via electronic forms. That information and system must be in place and functioning no later than Jan. 30, 2003 — less than five months away.Failure to comply can result … » More …