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Oct. 28: Community garden presentation canceled
October 19, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

tomatoesEVERETT, Wash. – This event has been canceled and may be rescheduled for the spring.

The desire to eat healthy and help local food banks has prompted many neighborhoods to start community gardens. But some struggle to attract volunteers and keep going. A director of a successful garden will speak about the project 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

June 11: WSU Tri-Cities to host first Nonprofit Summit
June 9, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

mooyoung-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will bring together the expertise of more than 70 nonprofit professionals, stakeholders and community leaders to achieve transformational change locally when it hosts the first Nonprofit Summit 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 11, in Consolidated Information Center 120.

April 17, 18: Cougar Pride Day offers opportunities for service
April 10, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

coug-in-communityRICHLAND, Wash. – The public is invited to participate in two community service projects with Washington State University Tri-Cities students, employees and alumni on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18.

Aug. 16: Community invited to welcome new students
August 5, 2014

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By Steve Nakata, Office of Student Affairs

Move-in-Shirt detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Community members are invited to welcome new students to Washington State University during Move-in 2014 on Saturday, Aug. 16.

4-H volunteers feel impact, offer help after Oso mudslide
April 30, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Lilianna with horstOSO, Wash. – For 4-H volunteers like Debbie Foster, helping in a crisis is second nature. When 150 cattle needed to be moved because of flooding from the Oso mudslide, she showed up with her trailer to get the job done.

The Palouse known as an MS hot spot
September 14, 2007

The unique beauty of the Palouse has inspired glorious names — Paradise Creek… Paradise Ridge… Paradise Street. Yet people in the small towns dotting this bit of heaven also live with a vague uneasiness — the hidden and unpredictable threat of multiple sclerosis.

That threat drew researcher Brett Parmenter to WSU in 2006. As assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, she is in eastern Washington — one of the nation’s hot spots for MS — for the singular chance to help answer questions about this puzzling disease.

What is MS?
MS is a debilitating neurological disorder that reportedly affects more than … » More …

Cougar Pride Days kicks off in Spokane
March 30, 2007

Photo: James Dalton, Kelly Lagrutta, Judith Van Dongen, Al Pignataro and Mike Wilhelm pitch in to plant a tree donated by the Kingrey’s. (Photo by Becki Meehan.)Spokane, Wash.—The weather was wonderful and the enthusiasm contagious as WSU Spokane faculty, staff, and students joined efforts today to beautify campus in celebration of Cougar Pride Days 2007. More than 35 volunteers divided the duties of planting trees, cleaning up the river bank, painting over graffiti, and cleaning up the undeveloped areas of campus. ASWSU leadership also provided cupcakes after the clean-up efforts in honor of WSU’s birthday. Photo: A group photo of the 2007 volunteers was … » More …