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Cougars gearing up for strong season start


 


Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

 

 

 


Cougar defense shines
in first 2010 scrimmage

By Joseph Nickell, WSU Athletics

 

PULLMAN – The WSU football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday at Martin Stadium, and the Cougar defense held its offensive counterpart in check for most of the afternoon.

Four different Cougar defenders recorded sacks, including redshirt senior defensive end Kevin Kooyman, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Steven Hoffart, redshirt freshman safety Casey Locker and freshman defensive tackle Kalafitoni Pole.

The defensive pressure also forced two interceptions, one … » More …

Motorola to show mobile data capture, wireless infrastructure

TRI-CITIES – The Motorola Technology Tour is coming to WSU Tri-Cities to put on a demonstrationof its mobile data capture and wireless infrastructure, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the main parking lot along Sprout Road.

 

Hosted in its Motorola Solutions Truck, DataPro Solutions provide seminars in the morning on how mobility can and has improved companies in the Pacific Northwest. Participants will be able to view solutions available in the Tri-Cities, and discuss costs with experts.

 

Topics will include:

Mobile inspection forms

Food and waste traceability

Mobile labor tracking

Agribusiness solutions

Manufacturing solutions

Inventory and asset tracking

Maintenance tracking and service order … » More …

Inventory catalogues 10,000 trees on campus

 

 

 

PULLMAN – Capital Planning and Development is continuing the long process of inventorying all the trees on the WSU Pullman campus. Cynthia Arbour, campus planner, has recorded about two-thirds of the campus, about 7,000 trees. She predicts there will be more than 10,000 trees in the inventory when it’s completed. 

 

The project helps with maintenance and future planning of the campus by providing accurate information on all the trees on campus.  

 

“It’s really helpful to know if we are looking to put in a new building or some new infrastructure, what trees will be impacted by that project and … » More …

Family forest management focus of field day

 

WSU Extension educator Andy Perleberg teaches a short course for family forest landowners that helps them focus on what they want to accomplish. Photo courtesy of WSU Extension

 

 

EVERETT – The annual Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day in King County will be presented by WSU Extension and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, July 31.

 

The daylong event for private forestland owners will feature more than 24 hands-on workshops on a variety of forestry topics for all ages and skill levels. The field day is designed to be family friendly, with … » More …

Aviation biofuel development takes off at WSU

Alaska Airline Boeing 737-800 (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airline)

 

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PULLMAN – A major WSU effort to develop aviation biofuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest” project; the first of its kind in the U.S.  In partnership with Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, The Port of Portland, and Spokane International Airport, the project will look at biomass options within a four-state region as possible sources for creating renewable jet fuel.

 

“This really is … » More …

Apply now for fall graduate student travel grants

PULLMAN – The Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association now are taking applications for fall semester graduate student travel grants. These grants are intended to help students in their research and scholarly activities and to present papers at significant meetings.

 

The deadline for the fall 2010 travel grant applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. The travel period is from Oct. 1-Jan. 31. Applications and further information can be found on the following website.

Daugherty raises defibrillator awareness in Seattle

SEATTLE – WSU women’s basketball Head Coach June Daugherty is continuing in her efforts to raise awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), speaking at an event being held in conjunction with the Seattle Sounders FC game Sunday, July 11.

 

Daugherty is working with the Heart of Seattle Schools Project, whom through private funding, is assisting the Seattle School District to implement an AED program in every school, raise awareness regarding SCA and produce a safer community.

 

“I am honored to be asked to participate in such a worthy community cause,” Daugherty said. “Every child in our great state … » More …

Transition to all electronic internal news system begins

Efforts to expand the use of electronic news and internal communication and phase out the use of printed publications, including WSU Today, will begin Monday, Feb. 16.

 

The first of several phases in that plan includes:

 

• Launching a daily e-mail bulletin, titled WSU Today Update, which will provide headline links to news articles universitywide. The bulletin will be sent to all university employees and graduate students beginning Feb. 16.

 

• Adding features and services to the WSU Today website to better meet employee needs and to take advantage of Web 2.0 technology.

 

• Delivering WSU Announcements once … » More …

WSU internal comm. moved to electronic only

Internal communications at WSU will be delivered electronically only, according to a policy announced Jan. 14 by President Elson S. Floyd as part of an effort to reduce operating costs and save resources.

 

As a result, WSU Today – the university’s newspaper for faculty, staff and graduate students – will cease to be offered in print format. WSU Today will provide internal news and information via its website and other electronic formats.

 

Floyd urged departments to convert their internal communications to electronic delivery as promptly as possible. By July 1, all internal communication must be electronic.

 

This decision comes out … » More …