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Extending paychecks through summer
October 6, 2008


WSU employees who work only during the academic year can spread their paychecks over all 12 months with the help of WSU Payroll Services.


First, determine the amount you want to save from each paycheck. This will create a nest egg from which to draw money when you’re not receiving a regular paycheck.


Next, set up a savings account with Washington State Employees Credit Union or the Washington School Employees Credit Union. They provide this program in cooperation with payroll services.


Then, sign a payroll deduction form authorizing payroll services to withhold … » More …

Campus hangs on to sun-filled days
September 26, 2007

Students are getting their fill of sunshine this week as fall showers creep into to the forecast. The following are a few photos of students enjoying the last rays of summer. 




School of Music presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
July 10, 2006

PULLMAN– Washington State University’s School of Music, for its fifth annual summer musical, has chosen to present the cult classic, “Little Shop of Horrors.” This 1980 off-Broadway musical was made even more popular by the 1986 movie version, starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Jim Belushi and Bill Murray.  The production will be presented in Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus July 21, 22, 28 and 29 with the performances starting at 8 p.m. Tickets will be on sale an hour before each performance in Bryan Hall Theatre at the prices of $5.00 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults. Bring the entire family as … » More …

Faculty from 15 universities attend WSU institute
June 16, 2006

Kayleen Pritchard from the Pacific Education Institute and Rodger Hauge from Eastern Washington University (l-r in photo above) were two of the 26 faculty from 15 Washington colleges and universities who came to WSU for the Teachers of Teachers of Science (TOTOS) conference, June 8 through 10.The TOTOS members spent part of their time at Klemgard County Park, east of Pullman, in a hands-on experience with environmental education.In the attached photo, Pritchard and Hauge are checking for macroinvertibrates in Union Flat Creek at Klemgard Park.TOTOS was established in 1997 by John Paznokas, associate professor of the School of Biological Sciences, as a professional organization for university … » More …

Gift teaches reading, funds faculty project
March 31, 2006

Mary Roe, professor of literacy education, sees her new summer reading program — in which her teacher-education students tutor Pullman school children — as a “triangle of learning opportunities.” First, tutoring will help children to become better readers and more successful students. Second, Roe’s students, who are future teachers enrolled at the College of Education, will gain valuable hands-on experience by interacting with students struggling to read. Third, Roe herself, as the organizer and supervisor of the tutoring relationships, expects to learn from the students and their interactions. “In these outreach programs, I always learn from my students’ experiences and then bring those insights and … » More …

Centralized planning eases logistics for busy faculty
January 6, 2006

Faculty who want to work with keen, diligent undergraduate students can be hindered by many obstacles. Time, money and logistics -— how to find the right students and how to get them (if they’re not already at WSU) to campus — are among the most daunting. But WSU’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) has found ways around these roadblocks, and the Graduate School is collaborating with MME to leverage that experience to benefit the entire university. In the works is a summer research program that would bring undergraduates to the Pullman campus from early June to early August. Like MME, some other units … » More …

Diagnosing the effectiveness of summer nursing institute
September 16, 2005

In a continued university effort to assess instruction in order to offer the best undergraduate education, WSU’s Intercollegiate College of Nursing (ICN) plans to research the effectiveness of its Native American Summer Nursing Institute.The institute, which has been in operation since 1995, is intended to recruit Native American students into college and nursing.“Early evaluations have shown that, after attending the camp, more students saw nursing as a career with autonomy, power, financial rewards and a chance to contribute to their tribes,” said Janet Katz, assistant professor at ICN. “But we want more data on whether this type of recruitment program works.”A $19,203 grant from Group … » More …

Western educators get fired up about hospitality
June 27, 2005

PULLMAN — Twenty-eight high school teachers from seven Western states donned starched chef’s aprons embroidered with their names and sharpening professional knives from their sets as they sliced into a unique summer school program at At Washington State University.“We were excited to give these educators from Washington, Alaska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon a taste of our hospitality program,” said Terry Umbreit, director of the School of Hospitality Business Management in the business college.These educators switched their typical roles by becoming students once again to get hands-on lessons about everything from haute cuisine meal preparation to kitchen knife handling, and from fundamentals of … » More …

Football camp in full swing
June 23, 2005

PULLMAN — If you’re on the Pullman campus and it sounds like there’s a football game or scrimmage going on, well there is, kind of. A lot of them.Washington State University’s athletic’s program welcomed 670 prep players from throughout the region, including 11 teams, for the 2005 Cougar Football Camps. The camps began Wednesday, June 22 and run through Saturday, June 25. And with the sun out, one of the most popular attractions on the field are the water dispensers. (Photo below.) .Athletics hosts several summer camps each year, including men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, track and football. These camps are important to WSU for several reasons. “Not … » More …

WSU Vancouver hosts design, discovery camps
June 22, 2005

VANCOUVER — Washington State University Vancouver will co-host “FairPlay! Design and Discovery Camps for Girls,” an experience for girls entering grades 7-12 that allows them discover new interests and work with like-minded girls and women engineers.Now in its second year, the program explores engineering careers and concepts through the design process and hands-on projects. Participants learn about environmental engineering, electricity, surveying, and why Band-Aids are shaped like they are. Traditional camp activities like rock wall climbing, hiking and swimming are also part of the fun. Girls will present their inventions in a Solutions Showcase for parents/guardians, camp staff and practicing engineers at the end of … » More …