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WSU Vancouver to present top awards at commencement

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Annual awards for research, teaching, service and student achievement will be presented by Washington State University Vancouver at the commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash. » More …

Summer construction at WSU

 


Photos and Soundslides by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

 

 

PULLMAN – Catch a quick photo tour of summer construction at the WSU Pullman and Vancouver campuses.

 

Below is a photo gallery of the WSU Vancouver applied technology building that is currently under construction. The first photo captured at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2,  from a live cam at the site.

 

Construction on the Applied Technology Building began Dec. 14, 2009, and is scheduled for completion on Sept. 15, 2011. The building will feature 56,000 square feet of space, and will provide research and teaching space in computer sciences and electrical engineering. To … » More …

WSU Vancouver recognizes award recipients

VANCOUVER – The WSU Vancouver 2009 commencement ceremony will include recognition of two faculty members and one undergraduate student. Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 16.

 

The Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence goes to Dawn Banker, clinical associate professor and academic coordinator for science programs. Building and maintaining relationships is at the heart of Banker’s work. She meets many of her students as goal-oriented juniors and seniors in high school and mentors them until they leave WSU Vancouver for graduate school or health-related careers. As part of her mentor role, Banker serves as a member of a committee that provides workshops for students … » More …

WSU Vancouver releases 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal

Vancouver  – WSU Vancouver announces the release of the 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal. The release party will be held during the Art Fair on Friday April 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Administration building, rooms 129 and 130. This event is free and open to the public. Free copies of the journal will be handed out.

 

The SCJ is a publication featuring blind juried works by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of WSU Vancouver representing three genres: prose, poetry and artwork. SCJ does not accept work previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies or ‘zines, in print or online.

 

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WSU Vancouver offers forum on economic renewal and community identity

WSU Vancouver will offer a public panel forum on economic renewal and community identity, April 15 from 12-1:15 p.m. in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Community leaders Kelly Sills, Ginger Metcalf and Paul Speer will lead the discussion about Clark County’s hard choices and significant opportunities to rebuild its economy and shape the identity of our community.

 

Sills is the economic development manager for the Board of Clark County Commissioners. Metcalf is the executive director of Identity Clark County. Speer is a board member of Leadership Clark County.

Volunteer for WSU Vancouver’s Cougar Pride Days

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver is hosting its annual Cougar Pride Days April 15 – 17. Cougar Pride Days at WSU Vancouver is a time when students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus neighbors get together to demonstrate their cougar pride by volunteering for clean-up projects on the landmark campus.

Cougar Pride Days projects include: boardwalk and trail construction, habitat restoration and campus building cleaning. All outdoor projects start at the Facilities Operations building and are planned for rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Gloves are provided, but remember to wear your boots!

For a list of projects or more information contact Facilities Operations … » More …

Jonah Edelman speaker for the Sherry Vaughan Distinguished Lecture Series

VANCOUVER – The Sherry Vaughan Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Jonah Edelman, CEO of Stand for Children, to WSU Vancouver at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Administration building, room 110.

Edelman’s address, “Despite the Downturn: How Can We Position Schools for Progress?” will focus on Stand for Children’s efforts to support Washington public schools.

Stand for Children is committed to achieving statewide policy changes for children and education. It has affiliates in Oregon, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Washington and will open a Colorado affiliate in April. Members have achieved a number of important education reforms and leveraged more than $2.3 billion in public funding for … » More …

Kweisi Mfume to speak at the Annual Public Affairs Lecture Series

VANCOUVER – Kweisi Mfume, former U.S. Congressman and CEO of the NAACP, will take the podium at WSU Vancouver’s fifth Annual Public Affairs Lecture Series. Mfume will touch on some of today’s most pressing topics in his address, “Race, Class and Economic Recovery in Obama’s America.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium.

Mfume has become one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals. On his journey through politics and business, Mfume has been a Baltimore city councilman, a five-term U.S. congressman and chief executive officer of the … » More …