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Small army of faculty, staff guide Alive! 2010
June 29, 2010

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Tim Marsh, WSU Today.  Music: “The Monkey King,” played by WSU Jazz Big Band and written by Patrick Sheng.



Article by Robert Frank, WSU Today


PULLMAN – Fall semester incoming students are gearing up for a successful transition via the WSU’s 21st annual Alive! orientation program.


During June and July, about 3,300 students and their parents will attend one of 10 two- or three-day long Alive! programs. 


The required program includes a wide range of activities designed to acquaint students with academic policies, programs and expectations, as well … » More …

Human heart disease key might lie with hibernating bears
June 24, 2010



Video by Adam Wallberg, WSU News Service intern



PULLMAN – WSU’s Bear Center is currently looking at hibernation and how a bear can survive with a very low heart rate for an extended period of time.


“Humans or other animals could not do what the bears do in hibernation without developing heart failure,” said Dr. Lynne Nelson, associate professor of cardiology.  “A bear’s heart rate is 80-90 beats per minute when active, but when hibernating its heart rate drops to 15-18 beats per minute.”


“You can see the blood settling in the heart, and you can see what looks … » More …

Register now for Hardhat Classic Golf Tourney
June 4, 2010

Above l-r, Jordan Bowker, 2010-2011 WSU Facilities Operations scholarship recipient; Andrew Seaman of Jess Ford of Pullman; and Steve Westbrook, FacOps scholarship committee chair, pose at Palouse Ridge Golf Club with a Ford 2010 F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd pickup truck, the tourney’s hole-in-one prize which is sponsored by the dealership. Caitlyn Dimock, the other scholarship recipient, was not available for the photo.



PULLMAN – Registration to play in the Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Club is open through Aug. 1. The tournament is an annual … » More …

Managing in Cougar Country today
May 10, 2010


The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference for managers and supervisors is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203.


A variety of workshops will focus on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.” 


In addition there will be workshops on what is considered appropriate – and inappropriate – behavior in the workplace. How should you confront inappropriate behavior should it arise? What are the unique responsibilities of supervisors in regard to the issues of potential harassment and discrimination?


This workshop provides definitions and examples of workplace harassment and highlights the Executive … » More …