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Applicants to travel and do community service activities

Twenty students and faculty from WSU and WSU Vancouver will be participating in the Spring to Action, Break for Change trip to do service activities throughout Washington, and learn about sustainable agriculture.   The service projects will include working on sustainable farms in Washtucna and Everett, helping with flood relief in Chehalis, and serving lunch […]

Cougar basketball travels to Seattle

The third annual Sterling Savings Bank Night with Cougar Basketball, featuring Washington State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett and Women’s Basketball Head Coach June Daugherty, will take place, Friday, Oct. 19 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66) in Seattle. Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. with a social and silent […]

WSU expert says U.S. heading toward catastrophe

Seattle- Washington State University faculty member Thomas Preston believes it’s not a matter of if but when and how renegade terrorist groups will use weapons of mass destruction to cause the greatest number of civilian deaths possible. Only one percent of the approximately 600,000 cargo containers brought into Seattle ports each year are inspected, making […]

New TV ads highlight life-changing research

WSU recently began a series of television ads featuring the far-reaching impact of the university’s research. The ads are being aired on cable and major stations in Seattle and Spokane. They will run during prime-time viewing hours in three-week segments throughout the spring. Topics include:• Taxol cancer treatment • Bone replacement • Biomediation of water […]

Grant workshop offers advice

The Grant Institute will offer a five-day workshop series Dec. 4-8 at the University of Washington, Seattle. Professional Program Development and Grant Communication will offer individuals an increased knowledge of grant writing and communication principles. The workshop series consists of four courses including Program Development and Evaluation, Advanced Grant Writing, Strategic Grant Research and Advanced […]

Smith provides a face for WSU on the West side

When Robin Klemm arrived in Seattle from Philadelphia two years ago her expectations for being able to connect with fellow economists were pretty low.   “Philadelphia has an active community of economists,” said the former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business and former president of the Philadelphia Council of Economists. […]

WSU Gears Up for September “Seattle Week”

WSU has a number of academic, alumni and entertainment events planned for its fourth annual “Seattle Week” Sept. 12-16, including a gridiron football match-up with the Cougars taking on the Baylor University Bears.The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kick off Sept. 16 at Qwest Field. For ticket information, visit or call (800) GO-COUGS.The […]

Innovative Wells Fargo chief touts people, diversification

Wells Fargo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kovacevich will be the guest speaker at the College of Business (CB) Power Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. Reservations cost $25 and can be made online at Kovacevich’s leadership “is integral to what has been described as ‘the best managed […]