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Oct. 15: Author to discuss musical life of Indian school
September 15, 2014

Parkhurst-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

Grants help improve childhood literacy, reduce truancy
September 8, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities intern

Strand-80RICHLAND, Wash. — Faculty from Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pullman have received two grants to evaluate state programs intended to improve childhood literacy and reduce school-age truancy.

School supplies collection precedes football game
September 23, 2013

school supplies donations driveSEATTLE – Cougar fans are invited to donate school supplies and other items to the annual CyberCoug Seattle Football Supplies Drive on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Ave S, Seattle.

Items will be accepted during the three hours prior to 7 p.m. kickoff for the WSU vs. Stanford game at CenturyLink Field. Donations of school supplies, clothing, shoes, toiletries and baby items are welcome. For a detailed list, and more information, see

Donations will go to Mary’s Place, a women’s and children’s homeless shelter. Associated Students of … » More …

Educational leadership expands to south Puget Sound
August 28, 2013

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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Sometimes, if it isn’t broken, you do want to fix it.


Case in point is an educational leadership program that was so successful it needed to be expanded.


Washington State University Vancouver has offered the school principal/program administrator credential programs in southwest Washington since it was established more than 20 years ago. Approximately 225 students from the WSUV College of Education programs are in leadership positions throughout the state.


But to the north, in the south Puget Sound region, a huge population of working teachers, counselors and others has found it … » More …

Regents to meetat WSU Tri-Cities
March 19, 2008

PULLMAN – The Board of Regents of WSU will be asked to approve establishment of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the School of Global Animal Health at the board’s regular meeting to be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Room 120 of the Consolidated Information Center on the Tri-Cities campus.

The agenda for the meeting is available at

The plan to elevate the Murrow School to stand-alone college status was announced in January. The school has previously been part of the College of Liberal Arts. The change, which was endorsed by a group of communications deans who visited the school … » More …

Murrow shuns department structure
February 4, 2008

Edward R. Murrow is credited with using a new medium — at that time, television — to inspire, inform and educate millions. Now, the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication is working to emulate its namesake by exploiting the strengths of emerging technologies — as well as the strengths of its faculty.

This month the school, with the blessing of Provost Robert Bates and President Elson S. Floyd, will present the Faculty Senate with a proposal to move the school to college status.

“It’s charting new territory,” said Erica Austin, interim director … » More …

Second eagle dies at WSU Vet Hospital
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN — The second of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., died Friday night at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


The body of the 5 year-old mature eagle “Carpenter” was found in his cage by crews Saturday morning.


“This is a very difficult time for everyone here who works to save raptors,” said Dr. Nickol Finch, who heads up the raptor rehabilitation program at WSU. “We have students and volunteers who spend countless hours fighting to save these great animals, but given these eagles’ poor condition the odds of survival were not good from the beginning.”


Both eagles … » More …

WSU health researchers consider TVs in classrooms
March 7, 2006

A new study by WSU researchers Erica Weintraub Austin and Bruce Pinkleton found that in-school public affairs programming, which contains news and advertising or public service announcements, can provide some benefits to young adolescents. But the study also found justification for concerns-including those voiced by the American Academy of Pediatrics- about the commercialization of the classroom.The in-depth report, “Benefits and Costs of Channel One in a Middle School Setting and the Role of Media-Literacy Training,” appears in the March issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the AAP.Channel One is a public-affairs program shown to middle, junior and senior high school students nationwide. The daily program … » More …

Graduate school for you?
October 6, 2005

Potential graduate school students will have the opportunity to peruse more than 50 booths Thursday (Oct. 13) at Washington State University Spokane’s second annual Graduate School Fair.The event is from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Riverpoint Campus in the Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane. Admission is free. On-campus parking is free from 3-8 p.m.Representatives from private and public colleges and universities from across the region and nation will answer questions for prospective graduate students.”We are pleased with the positive responses from many of the universities and colleges in the region,” said Kiley Schenk, event organizer and academic coordinator for Health Policy and Administration. … » More …