Study assesses retreats to hone faculty writing competency

PULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Education conducts one of the first intensive writing retreats offered by a public university for newer faculty. One of the first studies to systematically assess results is included in a 2014 special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Faculty Development.

Nov. 7-8: ‘Lyrical,’ ‘insightful’ author talks about Web, print

PULLMAN, Wash. – Risky experiences flying a single-engine airplane across remote landscapes, tracking the lives of wildland firefighters and more will be discussed in a free, public presentation by author W. Scott Olsen at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

New faculty prepare for research, grant writing

RICHLAND, Wash. – Seven new Washington State University faculty members recently became students again during an intensive retreat to improve their writing skills for research articles and grant proposals. “It was inspiring to see how motivated our new faculty are to pursue their passions and translate that into publishable work and grant projects,” said College […]

Workshop aims to teach faculty how to get published

PULLMAN – WSU faculty will have the chance to learn what steps to take to get their writings published at a workshop Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop is part of the Experiential Learning Workshop series offered by CAHNRS Academic Programs and is conducted by the WSU Writing Programs. The workshop will […]

WSU News Briefs

Find your Pepsi fix at the Bookie WSU’s contract with Coca-Cola means that the eateries in the new CUB — even those privately owned — all primarily serve Coke products.   The exception is the Bookie, which carries Pepsi because its contract with Pepsi pre-dates WSU’s contract with Coke.   There are a few non-Coke […]

Grad/professional writing center opens

The Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC) has opened in Smith CUE 414. It is the newest facet of WSU’s writing program, which has served undergraduates for 23 years. “The communications needs of graduate students are very specific,” said Lisa Johnson-Shull, director of the program’s writing center. “Our challenge was to begin to develop a […]

WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award

Washington State University’s Writing Programs has received a 2007 Award for Innovation from the Conference on Basic Writing, a national collegiate organization aimed at aiding educators to teach effective written communications. It is the latest accolade for Writing Programs, which has been among the top “Academic Programs to Watch For” in all six years of […]