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Board of Regents approve baseball project, Cosmic Crisp funds

A sign showcases the proposed cougar baseball complex outside Bailey-Brayton Field.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

January 26, 2019

This story has been updated to add another proposal the Board of Regents approved. The Board of Regents approved to redesign Bailey-Brayton Field and to support marketing efforts for the Cosmic Crisp apple on Friday at the Board of Regents retreat in Seattle. The $10 million project, also known as Back to Omaha (BTO), will be covered through private donations, according to a pr...

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

Donna Potts, newly appointed chair of WSU’s English department, points out the challenges in her new position in Avery Hall on Tuesday.

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019

WSU English professor Donna Potts was selected to serve as chair of the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Potts said she was encouraged by Ashley Boyd, assistant professor in the English department, to run for the open position because of her commitment to the department. “I’m...

WSU regents will debate school funding

WSU Board of Regents members Brett Blankenship, left, Ron Sims and Alyssa Norris listen to a discussion during the Regents meeting Sept. 21, 2017.

CARMEN JARMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019

The WSU Board of Regents will begin a two-day retreat for their first meeting of the new year today at SeaTac. Regents plan to discuss and approve funding for expansions to the Bailey-Brayton Field as well as marketing of WSU's Cosmic Crisp Apple. With regards to Bailey-Brayton Field, regents will...

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

Ellen Taylor, associate vice president of student engagement, says WSU should open a better discussion about mental health Tuesday in the Lighty Student Services building.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2019

As the Washington State Legislature continues its session this month, GPSA has been lobbying for certain issues affecting students such as mental health. GPSA is lobbying to raise awareness about student’s needs regarding mental health services, said Josh Munroe, GPSA vice president of legislativ...

Schulz requests pay raise for staff

WSU President Kirk Schulz listens and responds to questions and concerns posed by the ASWSU senate Oct 31.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz and other presidents of public universities in Washington sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking for a pay raise for faculty and staff. Schulz said pay raises will come from funding provided by the state. Every two years, the university asks for a certain percentage of salary...

Grad school dean hopes to make ‘bigger moves’

Lisa Gloss, new dean of WSU’s graduate school, was a former interim director and worked in the school of molecular biosciences. Gloss is now in charge of setting the mission and goals for graduate school students.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of graduate students who earn a doctoral diploma from WSU every year. The newly-appointed dean of WSU’s graduate school hopes to continue the improvement student and faculty experience. Lisa Gloss was appointed as interim dean of the g...

Provost Dan Bernardo to step down, move into new role

Dan Bernardo, WSU provost and executive vice president, has held several administrative positions over his 14-year career at WSU. Bernardo will continue to work for the university as a special adviser to university President Kirk Schulz.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 3, 2018

Dan Bernardo, WSU provost and executive vice president, will step down from his position after 14 years as a WSU administrator once a replacement is hired. Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communications for WSU, said Bernardo will remain in his role as provost until a replacement takes...

Universities collaborate on education campaign

The “Yes, It’s Possible” campaign promotes the affordability of college to students in the state. The project has been mostly on digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

WSU and UW collaborated on the “Yes, It’s Possible” campaign aimed at promoting how affordable college can be for Washingtonians. “Yes, there’s a rivalry on the field,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president of marketing and communications. “Fact of the matter is, 364 days of the year,...

Former administrator receives threat after Gesser piece

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018

Uri Farkas, a former WSU athletics administrator who was heavily cited in the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity’s original investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Jason Gesser, received a threat via email following The Daily Evergreen’s reporting of the allegations. A public records request ...

New regent will serve Academic Affairs Committee

Lisa Keohokalole Schauer started her new position on Nov. 1 and was encouraged by Gov. Jay Inslee to apply.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018

The newest recruit to the WSU Board of Regents, Lisa Keohokalole Schauer, was appointed to the Research and Academic Affairs Committee on Nov. 1. Schauer previously served in the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee at WSU Vancouver. She said the experience she gained in that position will be helpful...

High school STEM program receives funding

Ray Acuna-Luna discusses the additional $120,000 given to Cougs Rise. He says the program is looking to give high school graduates STEM experience early on.

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018

Cougs Rise, an initiative of WSU’s Office of the Provost, has received an additional $120,000 in funding to help create a summer STEM program for graduating high school students. Funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Cougs Rise serves first-generation or low-income students...

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

Athletic Director Pat Chun said it is still too early to make a decision about the start of spring football practices.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun spoke about the importance of athletics at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday night. Chun said the athletic program places an emphasis on academics. He said the better athletes are in the classroom, the more successful they are on the field, and therefore academics...

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