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Seniors credit fraternity, sorority for confidence, success

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – As a first-generation college student, Celia Balderas lacked confidence when she arrived as a freshman at Washington State University. For Clayton Simundson, a first-season football injury meant an entirely new direction for his college career. » More …

Register by Friday for Feb. 20 teaching forum

Faculty member Sola Adesope will speak at the forum.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Experiential learning and teaching international students are some of the topics, along with a networking lunch, that will be part of the free Teaching Innovation Forum 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in CUE 518 and 512. » More …

Faculty remind students to take engagement survey

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Freshmen and seniors at Washington State University will receive an email Tuesday from Provost Daniel J. Bernardo asking them to respond to the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE). Results will be used to help shape WSU programming. » More …

Search extended for faculty athletics representative

PULLMAN, Wash. – The recruitment period for a new faculty athletics representative (FAR) has been extended by two weeks to Friday, Feb. 3, after the initial application period was compressed due to the closure of the university Wednesday and competing priorities at the beginning of the semester. » More …

Tri-Cities running start inspires student to dream, accomplish

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Ryan Wagstaff felt ahead of his high school classmates intellectually and struggled to find his path – until he found the running start program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. It welcomes high school juniors and seniors to take university courses at no cost. » More …

$25M grant to improve student success in higher education

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GEAR UP staff work with Tri-Cities area high school students.

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. » More …