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Training, mentoring needed to support department chairs

By McKenna Miller, intern, College of Education

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite playing a critical role in the academic success of higher education, department chairs are among the least studied and most misunderstood management position. » More …

Washington a model for suicide prevention training

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – More than half the states mandate suicide-prevention training for public school teachers, but only seven states have policies requiring healthcare professionals to get similar training. That’s one of the findings of a research study conducted by Washington State University College of Nursing student Sara Van Natta. » More …

ROTC student completes ‘10 toughest days in Army’

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – ROTC senior cadet Andrew Carrosino recently completed “The 10 Toughest Days in the Army” – successfully graduating from air assault school at the Fort Benning Warrior Training Center near Columbus, Ga. » More …

Training, info sessions address changes in pesticide handling

pesticides-signPUYALLUP, Wash. – Pesticide handlers must be trained annually and training records maintained starting in January, according to recent changes in the federal Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Many resources are available to employers to meet the requirements, said Catherine H. Daniels, Washington State University Extension pesticide specialist at WSU Puyallup. » More …

Tidal Leadership online course wins award

tidal-leadershipPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Tidal Leadership online certificate program has won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium outstanding online program award, which recognizes access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness and student and faculty satisfaction. » More …

April 29: Train to be a weather spotter in two-hour class

storm-readyPULLMAN, Wash. – The National Weather Service is looking for local weather-spotting volunteers. A free, two-hour recruitment/training course will be co-sponsored by Washington State University Emergency Management at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in CUE 202. » More …

Missing ingredient in energy-efficient buildings: People

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Julia-Day-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but without training or an operator’s manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them. » More …