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NSF and National Geographic Society funded researcher to speak at WSU
December 3, 2008

The Entomology Club Student Choice Seminar, “Looking Upward and Outward: Forest Canopy Research and Outreach” is on Dec. 12. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, from The Evergreen State College’s Environmental Studies Program will be speaking at 3:10pm in room T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition building.

Dr. Nadkarni was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition program. She carries out field research in Washington State and in Monterverde, Costa Rica with the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.

For more information about Dr. Nadkarni’s research, visit:

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Mentoring and Motivating seminar
November 21, 2008

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council is sponsoring a seminar December 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the ETRL Building, Room 101 on Mentoring and Motivating. The seminar is open to all WSU administrative professionals. It will discuss effective mentoring steps, coaching, and understanding and developing a mentoring partnership.  Many of the pitfalls and myths, attributes and benefits of being a mentor will also be covered.

The seminar will be available to off-site WSU staff through WECN.  Registration with Gayle Anderson, (509)335-8344 or is required.

Nuclear power plants topic of seminar
February 27, 2008

RICHLAND – The “Economics, Environment, and Security for Nuclear Power Plants” is the topic for a professional development seminar at noon Friday (Feb. 29) at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The lunch-hour seminar is in the West Building, Room 210, at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

Friday’s speaker is Ken Lionarons with Energy Northwest. Four more nuclear-related seminars are scheduled this spring.
For more details on this seminar or the nuclear-related engineering courses offered at WSU Tri-Cities, see The WSU Tri-Cities contact is Dr. Truong Vo at 509/372-7362 or » More …

Chancellor’s seminars highlight global change
January 28, 2008

WSU Vancouver is launching a new lunchtime presentation titled the Chancellor’s Seminar Series, running 12-1:30 p.m. Fridays March 7,  April 4, and May 16 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Ticket price for each seminar is $30 per person, including lunch and parking, or $80 all three seminars. For more information and to register, go ONLINE @ and, or call 360/546-9600.

“The Chancellor’s Seminar Series offers an outstanding lineup of speakers from within the WSU community of experts – along with national experts from outside of our institution — to address issues impacting Clark County residents,” said WSU Vancouver Chancellor … » More …

DRS hosts retirement seminar, pension workshops
March 16, 2007

The state Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will offer its free retirement planning seminar and pension workshops in Pullman on Saturday, April 21, (location to be determined). These take place once every two years, so employees and their spouses/partners are encouraged to attend.The 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seminar will include general information presentations on: financial planning, estate planning, Social Security benefits, state retiree health insurance, the voluntary employee beneficiary association (VEBA), state deferred compensation program (DCP), and the state pension plans for PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System), PSERS (Public Safety Employees’ Retirement System), SERS (School Employees’ Retirement System), and TRS (Teachers’ Retirement System).  These are large … » More …

Vancouver coached on grant strategies
March 3, 2006

Vancouver faculty and graduate students will hear strategies for winning grant proposals at a daylong seminar on Friday, March 31, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, WSU Vancouver. Topics will include: research and design of successful proposals; importance and roles of both program managers and reviewers; the writing process and a question-and-answer session. A panel of representatives from regional foundations will discuss how to approach foundations to determine the appropriateness of a particular program for their funding. Eric Shulenberger, with the Graduate School at the University of Washington, will present the seminar. A former federal research program manager, he regularly teaches proposal strategy, tactics and writing. … » More …

WSU Spokane presents seminar on sustainability
January 20, 2006

The WSU Spokane Third Friday Seminar Series presents “What Accounts for the Adoption of ‘Sustainability’ Policies and Programs in American Cities?” on Friday, Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Health Sciences Building.Hosted by the WSU Spokane Office of Research and the Health Research and Education Center, the lecture features political science professor and former WSU Spokane interim chancellor Nicholas Lovrich. Wine and cheese will be served.Dr. Lovrich’s presentation is based on a Spring 2005 joint graduate seminar in environmental science and political science, in which 10 graduate students investigated the three rival theories of creative class, social capital, and political culture … » More …

WSU Vancouver hosts lectures on culture, gender
August 26, 2005

The Honors Program at Washington State University Vancouver will present a series of seminars this fall called “World Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality.” All seminars are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held from 7-9 p.m. The series will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 8 with “Smashing the Ceiling: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and the Arts,” a live music performance and interactive lecture by acclaimed singer-songwriter, artist and cultural activist Magdalen Hsu-Li. As a bisexual woman of color and a person living with Tourette syndrome, Hsu-Li is a popular and inspiring lecturer on the college and university circuit. This … » More …

Mount St. Helens seminar at WSU Vancouver April 25
April 26, 2005

Washington State University Vancouver will present the final seminar April 25 in its series on some of the lessons learned since March 1980, when a series of small earthquakes signaled the reawakening of Mount St. Helens, to its catastrophic eruption two months later.”Something Extraordinary is Happening in the Crater at Mount St. Helens: Lessons from the 1980-1986 and 2004-2005 Dome-Building Eruptions” will be presented at 7 p.m. by geologist Dan Dzurisin of the U. S. Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver.  The seminar will be in Student Services Building, Room 110, and is free and open to the public.As if to commemorate the 25th anniversary … » More …

PERS retirement seminar June 11
April 22, 2005

A free retirement seminar for those with the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) will be held all day Saturday, June 11, at WSU Pullman. “It is never too early to start thinking about and planning for your retirement,” said Marie Weiss, WSU benefit specialist. “The Department of Retirement Systems comes once every two years to Pullman, so make this important event a ‘must do,’ register and attend each of the sessions.” Previous attendees at this seminar have said they have a better idea of what planning needs to be done before they retire, Weiss said. The seminar, for PERS 1, 2 and 3 participants, covers … » More …