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Digital tech students launch boys, girls club websites




VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver students from the Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Program have launched a website for the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington on June 16. The website was produced during the Senior Seminar in spring 2009. The website was designed to provide the public with general information about the organization and to develop interest and support from the community. 


Students involved in the production of the website include Ben Hook, project manager;  Andrew Espana, lead designer; Christie Hougham and Melissa Vik, content strategists; and Jeremy Harget, programmer. Kyle Ralston produced the … » More …

WSU Vancouver: Community forum on economic crisis impacts

VANCOUVER – Leaders from throughout Southwest Washington will participate in a forum focused on the health impacts of the economic crisis on low-income people and people of color. Initiated and sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver’s Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ), the forum will be held Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library located at 1007 E. Mill Plain Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.

The forum aims to spur further research into the impacts of the crisis by educating the community about policy initiatives and organize strategies for addressing the crisis.

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WSU Research Assistant Excellence Award goes to Vancouver student

Vancouver – The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), awarded Washington State University Vancouver Research Assistant, Niel Hayes, the Research Assistant Excellence Award for his work on Global Warming. This is the first time a Vancouver student has received this award.

Hayes’ project is an eco-conscience refrigeration project studying an environmentally friendly refrigerant (Co2) in high-pressure ‘mini-channeled brazed plate heat exchangers. Hayes’ faculty advisor, Amir Jokar, nominated Hayes for this award for his dedication, professionalism and consistent level of research caliber that represents the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) program.


“This award is a great honor and hopefully will … » More …

WSU Vancouver professor to speak at NW Workplace Violence Conference


VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver Assistant Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Armando Estrada, will moderate and present a seminar at the Northwest Workplace Violence Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.

Estrada will moderate four sessions from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, and will present information about employment relations in his seminar, “Employment Issues: Handling Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, and/or Abuse Situations” from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

“My goal is to provide participants with information about strategies that human resource professionals can use to deter, prevent and … » More …

The daily painting of Sharman Owings at WSU Vancouver




VANCOUVER – Thirty two paintings by Sharman Owings are currently on display in the Engineering Life Science building at Washington State University Vancouver. 


Thirty of the paintings on display are small-scale oil paintings Owings painted one a day for 30 consecutive days. The subjects are portraits, landscapes and scenes painted from life. They combine a spontaneous feel, showing brush strokes and bold colors, and an attention to detail. This exhibit will run until July 18.

“My weapon of choice is oil paint though I occasionally stray into other areas. The one … » More …

Digital breakfast on the menu at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER – The Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver and the greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a breakfast talk from 8 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, in the Firstenburg Student Commons. Topics include social networking and a showcase by DTC students. The cost is $25 for the event and continental breakfast.

Professors Dene Grigar and John Barber will present, “The Digital Future: Today’s Technologies and Their Implication for the Future.”  They will talk about how social networking has become important in business and communication systems and, as a result, additional professional social networks and tools have … » More …

Jeannie Moreno exhibits blanket and cup paintings

VANCOUVER – Painter and printmaker Jeannie Moreno is exhibiting two distinct bodies of work in the Washington State University Vancouver Administration building gallery through July 18. One series of work focuses on the images and patterns in Native American trade blankets. The other series uses the image of teacups.

The Blanket series was inspired by an exhibit of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s artwork that showed both his private collection of trade blankets and the glass piece he created based on those blankets. After seeing that exhibit, Moreno began looking closely at the patterns and images in those blankets and created her own body of … » More …

WSU Vancouver presents annual fall concert

VANCOUVER – The Community Choir and University Singers from Washington State University Vancouver present their annual fall concert 12 to 1 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Administration Building, room 110. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Blue Lot for $3.

This year’s theme is “Music from the Southern Hemisphere.” The choir’s director is Lee Jennings.

Learn more about the choir at

WSU Vancouver hosts holiday open house

VANCOUVER – The WSU Vancouver Office of Development and Alumni Relations invites the community to share the holiday spirit at an open house in the Firstenburg Student Commons, 4 to 7 p.m., Dec. 3.

The WSU Vancouver Community Choir will perform at 5 p.m., followed by a greeting from Chancellor Hal Dengerink at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone from the community is welcome on campus to shop late at the Bookie, munch on holiday snacks, hear the chancellor speak on what will be happening at WSU in the coming new year, get gifts wrapped in WSU gift wrap, and have their picture taken with WSU … » More …

Young artists Trevarthen and Keitel show

VANCOUVER – Two young, promising artists are displaying their artwork in the Engineering Life Sciences Building at WSU Vancouver from Aug. 11 – Sept. 18. In the first floor gallery are the paintings of Brooke Keitel; the duct tape artwork of Reid Trevarthen is in the second floor gallery.


Keitel’s artwork is influenced by the Pacific Northwest landscape. Her abstract expressionist paintings are created with the Columbia River and the Willamette in mind. She says that her artwork “has a quality of liquid essence taken from the lush watery landscapes … » More …