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Extending paychecks through summer

  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. […]

School of Music presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

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 […]

Faculty from 15 universities attend WSU institute

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 […]

Gift teaches reading, funds faculty project

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, […]

Centralized planning eases logistics for busy faculty

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) […]

Diagnosing the effectiveness of summer nursing institute

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 […]

Western educators get fired up about hospitality

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 […]

Football camp in full swing

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 […]

WSU Vancouver hosts design, discovery camps

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 […]