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Cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Magnan-RVANCOUVER, Wash. – Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study by a Washington State University Vancouver psychologist. » More …

Rock Doc: Passive smoke affects kids’ long-term health

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Years ago I was a light smoker. Back in the day I thought nicotine did good things for my ability to think and learn. I was a serious student at the time, studying intensively seven days a week, so a powerful complement to black coffee was welcome in my life. » More …

Register for March 9 retirement seminars

Employees participating in the PERS 3 retirement plan have an opportunity to visit with Bill McGrath from the International City/County Management Association Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) in Pullman on Wednesday, March 9.

All sessions will be held in the Benefit Services meeting room, 230 French Administration Building. Three different sessions are planned: • 9-10 a.m. on retirement distributions• 2-3 p.m. on retirement allocations• 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a “drop-in session” for employees to ask questions or bring in investment statements for review.

“This is a great opportunity to update yourself on the workings of your retirement plan,” said Marie Weiss, benefit specialist.

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