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Peer support important for men in accelerated nursing degree programs

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

male_nurse_wsu_spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Peer and mentor support can help students succeed in high-stress, accelerated nursing degree programs and might be especially important for men in those programs, according to a study conducted by faculty from the Washington State University College of Nursing. » More …

Chat button: WSU experts await your Blackboard questions

By Richard H. Miller, Global Campus

blackboard-learn-250PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty seeking help with Blackboard Learn can go to the transition page, select the live chat button, and get a quick personal reply from Geoff, Cassie, Grayson or several other Washington State University Global Campus experts. » More …

Grants will expand services for first-generation students

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

first-scholars-logo-160PULLMAN, Wash. – The First Scholars program has helped Washington State University surpass the national percentage of first-generation students who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrollment. Yet the program only has capacity to accept 20 new students each fall. » More …

Helping with move-in a pleasurable semester start

 

 


Photos, article and SoundSlides by Tim Marsh, WSU Today

 

Student move-in began Sunday, Aug. 15

              Bob Tattershall assists students with move

                    Horn

PULLMAN – When does WSU’s fall semester 2010 begin? Look at the academic calendar and you see classes start Aug. 23.
 
But, for Sarah Horn, Stephenson Hall South residential education director, and Bob Tattershall, Housing & Conference Services director, it began 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. … » More …

Company owners honored for supporting education

 PULLMAN—The couple whose company is the longtime sponsor of the state’s Teacher of the Year Award have themselves been honored by the WSU College of Education.

Charles and Virginia Beresford of Manson, Wash., received the 2008 Advocate for Education Award. It was presented by Dean Judy Nichols Mitchell at the college’s Scholarship and Excellence celebration on Sept. 27. 

“Their contribution has had an amazing influence on our public schools,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson in a message of congratulations. “The Beresford Company has made it possible for our state … » More …

Group offers support for advisers

Academic advising and training took a step forward recently with establishment of a WSU chapter of the national Academic Advising Association (ACADA).

“WSU has a core group of people from across the university who interact with students on a daily basis,” said Lisa Laughter, WSU ACADA president and Student Advising and Learning Center coordinator of college success workshops. “Any interested person who does advising of any type at WSU is invited to explore our chapter.”

The nine primary goals of ACADA include:
• increasing communication among advisers;
• strengthening recognition of the significance of academic advising in the recruitment, retention and academic … » More …

Senator Patty Murray visits campus

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., was on the WSU Pullman campus this (Tuesday) morning to tour the site of the proposed federal Agricultural Research Service (ARS) facility, the third building in WSU’s planned research and education complex. In the photos, Pete Jacoby, associate dean, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, shows Murray plans for the seven-building complex. They are inside the complex’s first completed building, plant biosciences. The group then walks past the foundation of the second building, life sciences, which is expected to be completed in May 2009. Then they pass the site of the ARS lab building, which, according to … » More …

New program promotes education

PULLMAN– Regardless of academic potential, many students living in Northeastern Washington, where towns are often separated by seemingly endless and desolate roads, don’t show-up on the radar screen at most colleges and universities. This is especially true if they are from impoverished families that have no experience with higher education.With the help of a new U.S. Department of Education grant, Washington State University will soon be in position to seek out the academic talent hiding in this region of the state. WSU received notice last week that it had received a commitment of $220,000 for four years to start a new Educational Talent Search Program … » More …

Foundation launches faculty/staff fund drive

The WSU Foundation has begun the 2006 faculty and staff fund drive — “For YOUR WSU!” — which will run through April. The drive rejuvenates a long-standing tradition of annual support from the university’s faculty and staff. “Everyone at WSU — whether they teach, conduct research, or work as administrative, clerical or support staff — makes a difference every day in the health and vitality of our university,” said Chris Bingley, vice president for Annual Giving Programs. “Making a gift to the university is an important way to ensure WSU continues to succeed. Internal support of the university’s vision speaks volumes to our external donors.” … » More …