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Floyd to present university address
February 20, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU President Elson S. Floyd will present his first State of the University Address at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Bryan Hall theatre.
 
Floyd will share his perspectives on WSU and outline his vision for the future. Faculty, staff, students and members of the general public are invited to attend.

Floyd took over as WSU’s 10th president in May 2007. Since then, he has maintained an active schedule of visits across Washington, meeting with business, government and community leaders, university supporters and people who are impacted by the university’s wide range of education, extension, research and outreach … » More …

Activist to discuss separation of church and state Nov. 7
October 24, 2005

Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will give a lecture on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Student Services Building auditorium (Room 110) at Washington State University Vancouver. Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public. Lynn has served as executive director of Americans United since 1992. In addition to his work as a long-time activist and lawyer in the civil liberties field, he is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has appeared frequently on television and radio broadcasts to offer analysis of First Amendment issues. News programs on … » More …

Gregoire’s proposed budget offers support to WSU
March 25, 2005

Gov. Christine Gregoire announced her proposed biennial budget on March 21, providing expanded support for Washington State University and the state’s higher education system. Major items that received funding included:* 830 new full-time students for the Washington State University system (including 400 for WSU Vancouver)* 3.2 percent salary increases for most employees starting July 2005, and a 1.6 percent one-time increase starting July 2006* $45 million for the Biotechnology/Life Sciences building in Pullman and $13.1 million for the Bioproducts Building in the Tri-Cities* $2.7 million in seed money for wastewater treatment planning in Pullman* no major reductions in higher education funding “We are very pleased with the … » More …

WSU paces trend of more state funding
January 7, 2005

State support for postsecondary education crept higher nationwide this fiscal year, according to a nationwide survey, and WSU paralleled that trend.In the budgets that states adopted for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, total appropriations for higher education rose by 3.8 percent, to $63 billion, from the year before, said a survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University. Survey results were reported in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.At WSU, the operating budget for 2003-2004 was $186,232,200, said Joan King, associate budget director-operations. The operating budget for 2004-2005 rose to $191,246,000 or an increase of about … » More …

State board approves five new programs
July 23, 2004

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved five new degree programs for Washington State University campuses.Among the programs approved by the board during its meeting this week are a Bachelor of Arts in professional development and a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and metabolism, both at the WSU Spokane campus.The professional development degree program was initiated by the university in response to a survey of employers in the Spokane and Couer d’Alene areas that indicated a need for the program, which would prepare workers for leadership roles in public agencies, non-profit organizations and private-sector firms. Coursework in the professional development program will center … » More …

High-demand programs nab $1.9 million in state funding
July 23, 2004

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved more than $1.9 million in funding for high-demand programs at Washington State University for the 2004-2005 academic year.The state budget allocated $3.56 million to increase enrollment in high-demand fields at Washington’s four-year colleges and universities during the upcoming academic year. WSU programs in management information systems, bioengineering, nursing, English as a second language, special education and prescience and prehealth science programs received shares of the money.The University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University and the Evergreen State College also received funding through the program.WSU programs that received funding include:* the bachelor’s degree program in management … » More …

State union seeks big pay boost for workers
July 9, 2004

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State employees are looking for a big pay raise, hoping to match the salaries paid by local government and outside peers for comparable work. But Gov. Gary Locke’s negotiators say the price tag could be prohibitive –over $1 billion. (For the full story, click on the following link and  go to http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20State%20Worker%20Pay&searchdiff=2&searchpagefrom=1)

State funding may focus on degrees not enrollment
May 25, 2004

The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board met May 20 at Washington State University’s Vancouver campus to review and update its master plan. The discussion focused on three concepts:* Restructuring state funding to colleges and universities based on the number of students graduated, rather than the number enrolled* Creating three-year options for baccalaureate degrees* Improving the process through which students transfer from two-year colleges to four-year universitiesFor a more complete story, see the article in The Columbian newspaper at http://www.columbian.com/05212004/clark_co/147429.html.

Summary of 2004 Supplementary Budget
March 30, 2004

The 2004 session of the state Legislature recently concluded. The following is a summary from Karl Boehmke, Washington State University’s Director of Planning and Budgeting, on how the proposed 2004-05 supplemental budget will affect WSU.Operating Supplemental BudgetOn the night of March 11, the last scheduled day of the 2004 legislative session, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a compromise capital budget. The 2004 supplemental budget represents changes to the 2003 – 2005 biennial budget passed by the legislature last spring.I. Recommendations for Washington State University are as follows:General Enrollment$1.0 million to fund 191 additional student FTE @ $5,453. (The Governor had budgeted $1.4 … » More …

State operating, capital budgets reviewed
March 17, 2004

Washington State University2004 Operating Supplemental BudgetFinal BudgetMarch 12, 2004On the night of March 11, the last scheduled day of the 2004 legislative session, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed a compromise capital budget. The 2004 supplemental budget represents changes to the 2003 – 2005 biennial budget passed by the legislature last spring.I. Recommendations for Washington State University are as follows:General Enrollment$1.0 million to fund 191 additional student FTE @ $5,453. (The Governor had budgeted $1.4 million for 288 for FTE @ $4,906. The House had recommended $1.6 million for 298 FTE @ $5,453. The Senate had recommended no new enrollment.) A new proviso … » More …