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English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

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 regents will debate school funding

CARMEN JARMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

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

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Administration, GPSA, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

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

Schulz requests pay raise for staff

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

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’

Grad school dean hopes to make ‘bigger moves’

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

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

Provost Dan Bernardo to step down, move into new role

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

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

Universities collaborate on education campaign

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

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


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

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

New regent will serve Academic Affairs Committee

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

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

High school STEM program receives funding

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

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

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

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...

WSU introduces new budget office role

WSU introduces new budget office role

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The new executive director for budget, planning and analysis wants to help recover WSU’s fiscal health and update the current payroll system. Kelley Westhoff began her new role on Nov. 1 after Joan King, former associate vice president and chief university budget officer, retired from her position...

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