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August 18, 2010




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PULLMAN – The WSU Wellbeing staff is offering a new service called Ask WB.


Ask WB is a health education and information resource for faculty, staff and students. Submissions will be kept anonymous and answered by Wellbeing staff in collaboration with WSU educators, health care providers and health professionals. 


The Wellbeing staff will help find the answers and information related to the eight dimensions of health:





emotional health

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Cougar Gold puzzles Obama press corp
August 18, 2010




Fall 2010 Washington State magazine – The secret to Cougar Gold 

08-14-10 WSU Today – Circa 1987: Oldest Cougar Gold cracked open, still tasty

WSU Today
– Cheese can design changes; product remains 

09-16-08 WSU Today – Ferdinand’s 60th anniversary

05-12-06 WSU Today – What’s in a name? WSU bullish on Ferdinand’s … but since when? (See
historic photo) 

05-12-06 WSU Today – What’s in a name? WSU bullish on Ferdinand’s … but since when? (See
historic photo) 

SEATTLE – … » More …

Leadership training series to begin Sept. 1
August 18, 2010

The 2010-11 Leadership Training Workshop Series, designed for new department chairs, school directors and other university leaders, is slated to begin Sept. 1.


This year’s series includes 10 workshops, 90 minutes in length each, that are scheduled from Sept. 1-March 24. The workshops are are offered both via classroom and via WSU Videoconferencing Services.


The university provides the series annually for faculty and staff members. Two of the major goals of the series are to:

train new university leaders to deal with the issues they will face in their jobs

help experienced leaders … » More …

Nuclear waste panel fails to address underlying mistrust
August 17, 2010


PULLMAN – A renewed federal effort to fix the nation’s stalled nuclear waste program is focusing so much on technological issues that it fails to address the public mistrust hampering storage and disposal efforts.
Writing in the latest issue of the journal Science, 16 researchers from around the country say a special White House panel on high-level radioactive waste needs to focus more on the social and political acceptability of its solutions to succeed.


“While scientific and technical analyses are essential, they will not, and arguably should not, carry the day unless they … » More …

Helping with move-in a pleasurable semester start
August 17, 2010



Photos, article and SoundSlides by Tim Marsh, WSU Today


Student move-in began Sunday, Aug. 15

              Bob Tattershall assists students with move


PULLMAN – When does WSU’s fall semester 2010 begin? Look at the academic calendar and you see classes start Aug. 23.
But, for Sarah Horn, Stephenson Hall South residential education director, and Bob Tattershall, Housing & Conference Services director, it began 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. … » More …

Demand for ‘teacher quality’ could doom schools
August 14, 2010


VANCOUVER – The federal government’s Race to the Top program for improving American education won’t work because it’s based on a faulty assumption, according to a WSU expert in teacher development.


“There is no one national version of a quality teacher,” said Associate Professor Jason Margolis. “Successful teaching depends on where teachers are, how well they understand the thinking and culture of their students, and how well they use that information to help the students learn.”



Journal commentary

Margolis is a WSU College of Education faculty member in Vancouver. He makes his case in … » More …

Oldest Cougar Gold cracked open, still tasty
August 14, 2010

Al Howell and Russ Savadalena (l-r) with 23-year old Cougar Gold
cheese, cracked open on Aug. 12, 2010 at Ferdinand’s Creamery.
Photo by Tim Marsh, WSU Today





Fall 2010 Washington State magazine – W19: The secret to Cougar Gold Cheese

Wall Street Journal
– Cougar Gold puzzles Obama press corp

08-11-10 WSU Today – Cheese can design changes; product remains ‘gold’

09-16-08 WSU Today – Ferdinand’s 60th anniversary

05-12-06 WSU Today – What’s in a name? WSU bullish on Ferdinand’s … but since … » More …

Public forum set for 11 a.m. Monday in CUB ballroom
August 13, 2010

WSU President Elson S. Floyd has scheduled a public forum for Monday at 11 a.m. in the Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom to answer questions and hear comments related to an administrative reorganization that was announced on Friday.


President Floyd’s memorandum to the university community can be found here.

The university’s new organizational chart can be found here.


For those who cannot attend the public forum in person, you can view the live video stream at


The following group viewing locations have been reserved for our branch campus and WSU West colleagues:
• Spokane … » More …

Cougars gearing up for strong season start
August 13, 2010


Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services




Cougar defense shines
in first 2010 scrimmage

By Joseph Nickell, WSU Athletics


PULLMAN – The WSU football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday at Martin Stadium, and the Cougar defense held its offensive counterpart in check for most of the afternoon.

Four different Cougar defenders recorded sacks, including redshirt senior defensive end Kevin Kooyman, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Steven Hoffart, redshirt freshman safety Casey Locker and freshman defensive tackle Kalafitoni Pole.

The defensive pressure also forced two interceptions, one … » More …

WSU Veterinary College re-establishes eye care
August 12, 2010

PULLMAN – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has reintroduced ophthalmological services at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman.

Dr. Terri Schneider, former head of the hospital’s community practice service, has completed a three-year residency with Dr. Bill Yakely of the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane.  She is now in the process of completing board certification with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

The service is open to the public without referral during regular business hours Thursdays and Fridays each week. Schneider is available for consultation for afterhours ocular emergencies that are seen by resident staff veterinarians.

“We can … » More …