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WSU announces preliminary budget-reduction plan
May 1, 2009

Article by James Tinney, WSU News Service

Photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services



WSU will cut about 370 jobs, eliminate several academic programs and reorganize some administrative units as part of its preliminary plan to reduce its budget by 10.38 percent or about $54 million for the upcoming biennium.

The job losses will be felt on all four of the university’s campuses and on research and extension units statewide. Of those jobs, 165 represent unfilled positions; the remaining 206 jobs are filled and will be eliminated. The university employs more than 6,200 people statewide.

A complete unit-by-unit breakdown … » More …

Floyd, Bayly to co-chair new committee on budget reduction
December 8, 2008

PULLMAN — WSU President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly have formed a university budget committee to assist in the fact-finding and decision-making regarding the budget reductions facing the university for this fiscal year and the upcoming biennium.

“This committee is representative of our university community while remaining adequately small and nimble to quickly and decisively respond to the budget opportunities and challenges that await us in the coming months,” Bayly said.

He said the committee will be asked to:

* Review and assess all potential action plans related to the  institution’s budget;
* Help provide clear communication … » More …

WSU seeks nominations for Faculty Diversity Award
November 14, 2008

PULLMAN — The creation of a new Faculty Diversity Award last year at WSU generated so much enthusiasm that it will be presented along with the University’s other faculty awards during the annual Showcase event, March 27, 2009.

The WSU Office of the Provost and Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity are calling for nominations and applications for the 2008-09 Faculty Diversity Award.  Nominations and applications can be submitted online at or  The deadline is Dec.30.

“We received so many outstanding applications for last year’s award that the award selection committee had a challenging time choosing a winner,” said Alex … » More …

Funding provided for veterinary communication program
April 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has attracted a major corporate partner with a pledge of $150,000 to fund its pioneering clinical communication efforts. Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp. has provided $150,000 to the WSU program. SPAH is a leading manufacturer and marketer of biologicals, pharmaceuticals and specialty products for animals. A portion of the gift will also establish the Schering-Plough Animal Health Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Communication. The remainder will be used to further develop and implement an effective clinical communication teaching curriculum that can be applied in the training of veterinarians worldwide. “We are grateful to Schering-Plough for sharing the vision … » More …

WSU veterinary research publications most noted in U.S.
March 8, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University is ranked first in the nation when it comes to other institutions’ scientists recognizing and noting WSU research in their own scientific papers. The ranking was published in the March 5, edition of “What’s New in Research,” an editorial component of Essential Science IndicatorsSM available at . The ranking comes from a tally of the average number of citations per scientific paper published by the top 100 federally-funded U.S. universities that published at least 200 papers between 2001 and 2005. All papers were published in Thomson Scientific-indexed journals of veterinary medicine and animal health. “In scientific publishing, scientists … » More …