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WSU Vancouver hosts Poverty Banquet event
July 1, 2009

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver is hosting a banquet to raise awareness about local and global poverty issues 7 – 8 p.m. Friday, July 10 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This event is free and open to the public.

Upon arrival, guests (or groups of guests) will be randomly assigned to dine in one of three groups representing world income classes:
– Upper 15% – Three-course dinner
  (representing the 15% of the world’s population with a per capita yearly income of $9,076 or more)

– Middle 25% – Pizza
  (representing the 25% of the world’s population with a … » More …

Vancouver offers new online deaf education program
June 30, 2009

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver will offer a fall-start option for its new Online Deaf Education Endorsement in addition to the summer-start program now in session. The program is designed for teachers and education students who want to expand their career opportunities with the ability to teach children with hearing loss. Deaf education is a growing field and teachers are currently needed.

WSU Vancouver’s endorsement program is the only one in the region that offers teachers and education students the opportunity to prepare to teach in auditory/oral, English-based sign or American Sign Language classrooms.

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Todd Norcott photography on display at WSU Vancouver
June 24, 2009

VANCOUVER – An exhibit of Todd Norcott’s photography is
currently on display through the end of July in the Washington State University Vancouver library.

Norcott is a Vancouver native and has as body of work that focuses on images of the Pacific Northwest. He has established himself as an important part of the Vancouver art scene. His photos are part of the Southwest Washington Medical Center collection and local community members such as the Mayor Royce Pollard and Vancouver city council member Tim Leavitt have also purchased his prints.

The WSU Vancouver exhibit displays more than … » More …

Digital tech students launch boys, girls club websites
June 22, 2009




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
June 22, 2009

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
June 5, 2009

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
June 2, 2009


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
May 22, 2009




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
May 22, 2009

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
May 21, 2009

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 …