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Nurses to hold sports physical exam clinic
July 30, 2008

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver nursing staff and students will hold their third annual sports physical exams clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Battle Ground, Prairie and Hockinson high schools.
The cost of the exams is $20. Students from any high school may attend. Students should wear comfortable clothes, and bring their high school sports physical form with parent signature.

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Andrew Morrison exhibit on display at WSU Vancouver
July 30, 2008

VANCOUVER – The art of Andrew Morrison will be on display Aug. 11 – Sept. 18 at WSU Vancouver Administration Building gallery.

Andrew Morrison creates art work drawing from a number of sources for inspiration.  His work is influenced by his
Native American culture and heritage, as well as by hip-hop and street art. His work juxtaposes classically rendered figures and images of Native Americans in traditional dress with images from popular culture and graffiti tags. The result is a body of work that is hip, exciting and very unique.

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Vancouver takes time to evaluate gen ed
November 14, 2007

Photo: WSU Vancouver is in its second year of enrolling and educating freshmen. (Photo courtesy of WSU Vancouver).


After only one year of offering general education courses at WSU Vancouver, administrators and faculty members want more time to gather data and evaluate feedback before applying for permanent course approval.

“We really didn’t have time to take a deep breath and say, ‘Okay, let’s look at what’s happening,’ ” said Karen Diller, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver and chair of the general education advisory board.

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Debra Barnett of WSU Vancouver
October 2, 2007

Debra Barnett claims she’s no spring chicken, but this bird’s not ready to roost.


Barnett works full-time as principal assistant with education programs at WSU Vancouver. She also is studying for her bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in English.


“I’ve only got nine credits to go,” she said. “I’ve been working on the degree one or two classes at a time and have enjoyed every minute of it. I just love learning.”


Thrives on variety

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Attorney General Ashcroft lecture tickets still available
March 30, 2006

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Former Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at WSU Vancouver’s fourth annual Public Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. Ashcroft will speak on “National Security and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century.”Tickets are available to the general public for $10 with additional fees through all TicketsWest outlets. Tickets can be charged by phone at (503) 224-TIXX in Portland and at 800-992-TIXX in all other areas. Tickets can also be bought on the Web at Additionally, local high school and college students with current student IDs can attend for $5 through the WSU Vancouver Cashier’s Office. Students … » More …

GRACe symposium focuses on gender
September 30, 2005

The second annual Gendering Research Across the Campuses (GRACe) symposium will be held all day Saturday, Oct.15, in the Multimedia Classroom Building at WSU Vancouver.GRACe is comprised largely of female faculty members at WSU. The group provides a framework for discussion of scholarly work on gender and plans collaborative research and teaching activities that have gender as a central theme.The symposium theme is “The Politics of Movement.” Topics include:• global feminisms and women’s movements;• notions of citizenship, gender and economics;• immigration and migration; and• gender, identity and mass media.Grace Chang, Oakland activist, scholar and author of “Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy” … » More …

West Nile Virus lecture on Dec. 5
December 1, 2003

Washington State University Vancouver’s biology club is sponsoring a Dec. 5 lecture on the West Nile Virus, a newly emerging disease threatening both human and animal populations. WSU graduate Dr. Pamela Jen of Healing Star Veterinary Clinic will share current research on the cause, spread, symptoms and prevention of the West Nile Virus during a free, one-hour lecture from noon-1 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Room 129.WNV is a mosquito-borne disease that killed 199 people this year in the United States and Canada. Wildlife and domestic animals, particularly horses and birds, are especially vulnerable to infection and serve as host carriers of the disease. … » More …

WSU Vancouver offers Grantsmanship Writing Seminar
October 7, 2003

Washington State University Vancouver will offer an Oct. 17 grantsmanship writing seminar from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Multimedia Building, Room 6. The cost to attend is $75, which includes lunch.Gaining external funding is essential to nearly every research project or non-profit endeavor. Success at gaining new donors and sponsors rests on two important factors: 1) assembling a winning team and 2) achieving a strong match between one’s idea and a potential sponsor.Nationally recognized grant writing expert Dr. Robert Lowman, a faculty member in the research offices at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will discuss these two topics in the seminar, his fifth … » More …

Tips on avoiding West Nile Virus offered
June 16, 2003

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver’s Department of Nursing will present a June 21 lecture to explain how people can help control the spread of West Nile Virus.The free, one-hour lecture will begin at 10 a.m. in the Student Services Lecture Hall at WSU Vancouver. WSU alumna Dr. Pamela Jen of Healing Star Veterinary Clinic will discuss the history, transmission and symptoms of the WNV.WNV, a newly emerging disease that threatens human and animal populations, is a mosquito-borne disease that has killed 284 people in the United States and Canada. Wildlife and domestic animals, particularly horses and birds, are especially vulnerable to infection and … » More …