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Some doctoral programs among best in nation
October 1, 2010




What is the NRC?

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Members in the National Academies


A number of WSU doctoral programs are among the leading programs nationally, according to a report this week from the National Research Council. WSU administrators said graduate programs and research at the university have experienced dramatic growth in the years since data was gathered for the report.


Comparative data

The report and database evaluated more than 5,000 programs in 62 fields at 212 educational institutions using a complex methodology and statistical analysis to measure what … » More …

Advancement, external affairs aligned by function
September 30, 2010



WSU Advancement and External Affairs (AEA) will be organized into six broad functional areas in a reorganization plan announced by Vice President John Gardner.


The areas are:

Alumni Relations




Government Relations

Economic Development and Global Engagement


The teams will be led either by a single person or a small group, all reporting to Gardner.


Further refining two key areas, Development and Marketing/Communications, will begin immediately to ensure an internal structure and leadership that best support … » More …

Floyd discusses budget plans, progress
September 30, 2010




PULLMAN – WSU leaders are working toward implementing strategic budget cuts, not across-the-board cuts, said President Elson S. Floyd in Wednesday’s State of the University address.


He has asked administrative vice presidents to submit budget plans for their areas by Oct. 15 and he expects to hold public hearings on those plans later this year.


“Everything must and should be on the table as we attempt to balance the budget,” Floyd said.


No across-the-board cuts

During the question-and-answer session following the speech, he said he does not plan to make cuts across the board, because such cuts lead … » More …

Business, finance vp post not for faint hearted
September 29, 2010




Profile of Roger D. Patterson

WSU’s new administrative structure

WSU Today

– Three VP positions eliminated: Reorganization aims at economies of scale

About the
Office of Business and Finance

Service areas
under the Office of Business and Finance

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

PULLMAN – Ongoing budget cuts, mergers and staffing reductions. Taking over the leadership of the university’s Office of Business and Finance in 2010 is not for the faint … » More …

Pac-10 men’s basketball TV schedule annouced
September 28, 2010




WSU men’s basketball announces 14-game schedule

Women’s basketball to be nationally televised

Pac-10 basketball website

2010-11 Men’s basketball season ticket information

2010-11 Women’s basketball season ticket information

WSU Men’s basketball blog

PULLMAN – WSU men’s basketball will seen on national television a minimum of nine times this season, Pacific-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday along with the Pac-10 men’s basketball television schedule.


Second-year head coach Ken Bone and the Cougars will make their season national television debut Dec. 3 on FSN against Kansas … » More …

Vet Med offers clinical trial for dogs with cancer
September 28, 2010



PULLMAN – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a financial incentive to pet owners whose dogs participate in a clinical trial regarding B cell lymphoma, a type of blood cell cancer.


Artemisinin is a drug derived from the plant Artemisia annua. It has been traditionally used by Chinese herbalists in the treatment of skin diseases and malaria. In addition to its well-known antimalarial properties, the drug has recently aroused interest as an anticancer drug. 


In the laboratory, the drug causes cancer cell death and changes that could sensitize cancers making them more susceptible to common chemotherapy … » More …

Fraudulent phishing e-mail alert; hit delete
September 27, 2010



PULLMAN – Another fraudulent e-mail is spreading across the WSU campus.


Some WSU employees have reported receiving an e-mail that fraudulently appears to be from WSU’s Information Technology Services with the subject line “Washington State University” and the following text in the body of the email:


“Your E-mail Box has reached its maximum limit of 20GB storage and your account will be deactivated if you do not upgrade it now. To upgrade your Washington State University Webmail account, kindly click on the below link and follow the instructions to upgrade to 100GB storage. [Link omitted]

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WSU Athletics and ISP Sports add to radio network
September 24, 2010



PULLMAN – WSU Athletics and ISP Sports have added Seattle-based radio station KIXI, 880 AM, to the WSU ISP Sports Network, it was announced Thursday, Sept. 23.


The addition of KIXI provides extended coverage of Cougar football to the Seattle area, providing another outlet for WSU fans to listen to Bob Robertson and Jim Walden announce Cougar football. KIXI will cover Saturday’s game against USC.


“WSU and ISP heard from fans in the Seattle area and, with assistance from Cougar alumni, we were able to make this happen,” said WSU ISP Sports Assistant Vice President and General Manager Pete … » More …

Grimes Way Playfield nearing completion
September 23, 2010



Photos and article by Robert Frank, WSU Today




07-15-10, WSU Today – Green space created around Grimes Playfield

02-09-2010, WSU Today – Recreational playfield project up for comment

WSU Today – Returfing Martin Stadium

Capital Planning and Development – Recreational playfield improvement project

About Field Turf

How the Field Turf system works

Study: Life cycle assessment of synthetic turf systems

PULLMAN – The remodeling of the Grimes Way Playfield is nearing completion, with the turf … » More …

Is a college degree still worth the cost?
September 21, 2010




WASHINGTON, D.C. – People with bachelor’s degrees, on average, currently earn about 66 percent more than those with a high school diploma, during their lifetime, and about 42 percent more than those with an associate degree, according to a new study by the College Board.


The College Board today, Sept. 21, released its 2010 edition of “Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society.” This is the third edition of the study, with the first two in 2004 and 2007.


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