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WSU Blended Learning wines presented at spring release party

By Kaury Balcom, WSU Viticulture & Enology Program

WSU viticulture enology student pours blended wine.RICHLAND, Wash. – A dinner event introducing new wines from the WSU Blended Learning student-made wine program is slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Budd’s Broiler in Richland, Wash. The public is invited to attend.

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Jan. 27: Tri-Cities brunch featuring Ryan Leaf to benefit Carson College

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU_Tri-Cities_brunch_fundraiser_2017RICHLAND, Wash. – A brunch fundraiser to support the Carson College of Business will be hosted by Washington State University Tri-Cities, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Anthony’s at Columbia Point in Richland, Wash. » More …

Shane Giese named CAHNRS alumni, development senior director

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

GiesePULLMAN, Wash. – The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences has appointed Shane Giese as the new senior director of CAHNRS Alumni and Development. » More …

Amazon Catalyst program welcomed to WSU campus

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University announces the launch of a collaborative program with Amazon titled Amazon Catalyst — a successful innovation grant program. » More …

Calvert named WSU vp for advancement, foundation CEO

Lisa Calvert

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lisa Calvert, a development and fundraising expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named vice president for advancement at Washington State University and CEO of the WSU Foundation. She will start at WSU on Oct. 25.

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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

WSU launches search for next chief advancement officer

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University today launched a national search for its next vice president of University Advancement and chief executive officer of the WSU Foundation. The position leads the university’s fundraising and advancement activities. » More …

WSU Foundation honors president emeritus Sam Smith

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

sam-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Foundation honored emeritus professor of plant pathology and eighth WSU president Samuel H. Smith as recipient of the 2016 Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award at the annual Recognition Gala Sept. 30. » More …

Schweitzer family, SEL give to Floyd medical education fund

Schweitzer-111pxSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University announced today that Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) contributed $100,000 to the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund to honor the memory of a valued friend and community leader. Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, founder and president of SEL, presented the gift to WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown at SEL’s world headquarters in Pullman, Wash., on Thursday afternoon. » More …