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Airstream progress: Updating an American icon
August 2, 2010


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SPOKANE – Take a quick video update of the progress that WSU Spokane students are making on updating and remodeling an American travel icon – the Airstream trailer.


The 26-foot trailer is the focus of a summer design studio led by Todd Beyreuther, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Architecture and … » More …

Apply now for fall graduate student travel grants
July 12, 2010

PULLMAN – The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association now are taking applications for fall semester graduate student travel grants. These grants are intended to help students in their research and scholarly activities and to present papers at significant meetings.


The deadline for the fall 2010 travel grant applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The travel period is from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. Applications and further information can be found on the following website.

Bill tightens rules on hiring, wages, travel
February 23, 2009

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a legislative bill last week, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5460, that reinforces and tightens spending policies, including hiring, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel and wage increases.


The bill affects all state agencies, including higher education. WSU administrators are working with other higher education institutions and the state Office of Financial Management to determine exact implications. However, here is a brief summary of the items that affect WSU.


No salary or wage increases can be granted to individuals in exempt positions for the next 12 months, until Feb. 18, 2010.


Effective now through June 30, … » More …

Fund to help students reach meetings
April 28, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU alumnus Dr. Bruce Gibbins has established a fellowship fund to help graduate students attend professional meetings in their fields.

Gibbins, who earned bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees in the College of Sciences at WSU, remembers his days as a graduate student when he needed to go to professional meetings across the country but had barely enough money to cover his living expenses in Pullman. He watched long-time WSU bacteriology professor Herb Nakata “scrape together and scrounge cash from all kinds of sources” so that graduate students could go to professional meetings.

In establishing the fellowship fund, Gibbins wants to help the next … » More …

Football planning begins for next season
January 22, 2008

The dimmed lights in Martin Stadium signal the end of Cougar football season for some, but for others the work has just begun.

Football operations coordinator Shawn Deeds is busy planning the teams’ travel schedule for next year.

“It’s a process that takes about three-quarters of the year,” he said. “We plan for the entire season starting in January.”

This month, Deeds is sending bid request proposals to air carriers. Throughout February and March, he’ll contact hotels, police escorts and post-game food vendors, tirelessly looking for a competitive rate.

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New requirements for air and sea travel
August 21, 2006

The Departments of State and Homeland Security today announced and submitted for public comment the air and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative to secure and expedite travel. This initiative will require all U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, and Mexican citizens, to have a passport or other designated secure document to enter or re-enter the United States at airports and seaports by January 8, 2007.The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 mandated that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, develop and implement a plan to require U.S. citizens … » More …

Terrorist alert triggers airline passenger procedures
August 11, 2006

Due to the recent terrorist activities, higher travel precautions are currently be taken both nationally and internationally. To help minimize the impact on travelers, the following information has been provided the United States Private and Public Partnership National Governance,* The U.S. terrorist threat level has been raised to severe, or red, for all commercial flights flying from the United Kingdom to the United States.* The U.S. terrorist threat level has been raised to high, or orange, for all commercial aviation operating in the United States, including international flights. Flights from the United States to the United Kingdom are also orange.Increased Aviation Screening Procedures:* … » More …

Faculty travel application deadline is May 1
March 14, 2006

Faculty planning to travel sometime between July and December for academic reasons have until May 1 to submit applications for travel grants.The Faculty Travel Grant Program provides travel funds to develop faculty research, scholarly and creative activities. Funds may be used for activities such as conducting collaborative research with prestigious laboratories, attendance at professional meetings, conducting data-gathering efforts, visiting limited-circulation archival reference materials, and more. It is a reinvestment of Facilities and Administrative costs by the Office of Research.  Forms and more information can be obtained at more information, contact Jim Petersen, vice provost for research  at 335-9141 or, or Dan Nordquist, assistant vice provost … » More …

Travel enhances education
April 23, 2004

In order to provide students with a “world class, face to face” education, some classes travel abroad to see first hand how their field of study can be applied outside the classroom. That’s one of the reasons study abroad programs are part of many department course offerings. Katherine Keane, associate professor at the School of Architecture and Construction Management, described study abroad as a “great learning experience for architecture students.’’ In addition, she sees it as a complement to being in the Palouse, “since we are a rural area with limited access to architecture and physically far from other cultural experiences.” In 2002, Keane designed … » More …