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Student construction management team wins two in a row
February 26, 2014

By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University construction management students won first place in the Associated Schools of Construction student competition for the second year in a row.

People don’t really like unselfish colleagues
August 19, 2010

PULLMAN – You know those goody two-shoes who volunteer for every task and thanklessly take on the annoying details nobody else wants to deal with? That’s right: Other people really can’t stand them.

Four separate studies led by a WSU social psychologist have found that unselfish workers who are the first to throw their hat in the ring are also among those that coworkers most want to, in effect, vote off the island.


“It’s not hard to find examples, but we were the first to show this happens and to have explanations why,” said Craig Parks, lead … » More …

Football team adds to community clean-up
May 5, 2009

PULLMAN – Showing their pride in Pullman, Washington State University Cougar football team players and coaches picked up litter at different locations around the city on Friday afternoon, May 1.


Their effort — a special addition to Cougar Pride Days held in April – included players (l-r) Daniel Simmons, Ontario, Calif.; Shane Thomas, Spokane; and Eric Block, Bellevue, picking up litter in shrubbery along Grand Avenue near FedEx Kinko’s and Golden Teriyaki. In addition to litter pickup, the Cougars handed out WSU 2009 football posters and schedule cards to Pullman business owners and customers.


Photo by Tim Marsh, WSU University Relations

Student team addresses human mobility
November 1, 2007

VANCOUVER — The debate team from Washington State University Vancouver presents, “Has the automobile ravaged our nation? Can we return to a world of human mobility?” This debate is open to the public and will be held at noon, Nov. 7 on campus in the Administration Building, room 110.

Inspired by this year’s New Student Reading Project, “Asphalt Nation,” by Jane Holz Kay, the debate is sponsored by the WSU Vancouver General Education program. Team members are Joseph Ficken and Tia Ostergren for the government team, Anna Patterson and Bryce Smith for the opposing team.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 … » More …

Floyd moves toward completing leadership team
July 12, 2007

PULLMAN — President Elson S. Floyd has moved toward completing his leadership team, naming two new administrators — a vice president for information services and a vice president for enrollment management.

Viji Murali (Mer-ahl-e), who has served as vice president for information technology and chief information officer for Western Michigan University since 1999, will assume the role of vice president for information services and chief information officer at WSU. John Fraire, currently the associate vice president for enrollment management at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., is WSU’s new vice president for enrollment management.

Floyd said his only remaining top-level appointment will be for the position … » More …

WSU faculty, students honored by Entomological Foundation
January 29, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University faculty and students were members of a team honored recently by the Entomological Foundation for work that brought a major pest effecting hybrid poplars in check.John Brown, professor of entomology; Douglas Walsh, environmental and agrichemical education specialist at WSU’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center; and graduate students Eugene Hannon and Neal Kittleson, who received their doctorates in December, were members of a team that received the foundation’s Integrated Pest Management Team Award at the foundation’s award ceremony in December.The award recognizes small collaborative team efforts involving industry and academic scientists that result in a successful integrated pest … » More …