WSU students gain from autism learning center partnership

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – In a bustling classroom, college student Kellie Carns shows Daniel Fast, age 4, a small yellow car and encourages him to point to a matching picture and name the object: “Kuh…” she prompts. “Car,” he responds – to her satisfaction.

Oct. 1 – WSU Common Reading: Cornell Clayton to discuss civility, democracy

PULLMAN, Wash.— U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) hollers “You Lie!” at President Barack Obama during his health-care speech to Congress. Conservative talk-radio showman Rush Limbaugh labels a caller a “slut” because she advocates insurance coverage for contraceptive care. Occupy Wall Street protesters portray bankers as criminals.  Is American democracy in the midst of an “incivility […]

March changed lives of former WSU employees

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks during the March on Washington. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   Related Former WSU Cougar Basketball Coach George Raveling, who stood nearby Martin Luther King, Jr., at the event, also received his written speech. Read the story at WSU Cougars website. To read more about the Ashbys’ experiences, see http://diversity.wsu.edu/. They […]

Expert on human learning to speak

PULLMAN – John Bransford, an internationally known expert in cognition and technology, will deliver the annual WSU Philip C. Holland Lecture this month. He will address the topic of “Preparing People for Rapidly Changing Global Environments” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. A reception will follow in the Smith […]

Brokaw speaks of troubled times, need for excellence

“I am privileged to accept this award in the name of a man who was my first hero in broadcast journalism,” said Tom Brokaw as he held the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting at WSU last night. Brokaw told the capacity crowd, which included Edward R. Murrow’s son and grandsons, that […]

Preschool aids those with hearing impairments

Kaid’dub Pavel, a bright-eyed, blond-haired, effervescent 4-year-old, is leading the way for a new WSU preschool program that focuses on honing the oral language and listening skills of children with hearing impairments. Each Monday and Friday morning, Kaid’dub and a handful of other preschool children gather with speech-language pathologist Carla Jones, audiologist Michele Fredrickson, and […]

Activities planned to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Speeches, multi-cultural participation and presentations by school essay contest winners will highlight the Martin Luther King Jr. observance on the WSU Tri-Cities campus Tuesday, Jan. 17.Coordinated by the student Multicultural Club, activities begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the East Building on the north Richland campus.Principal remarks will be made by Richland’s Zelma […]

WSU Spokane announces new faculty member

Washington State University Spokane has announced the appointment of Nancy Potter as assistant professor in the graduate program in speech and hearing sciences. Potter received a doctorate in communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top programs in the nation. She holds a master’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of […]