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Research approach to increase student retention in STEM

Research approach to increase student retention in STEM

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2019

WSU faculty hopes to increase student retention in STEM using a research approach to ensure higher rates of involvement in resources and programs available to students. Candis Claiborn, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, said there will be severalphases consisting...

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019

WSU will hold presentations this week to host finalists for the Office of Outreach and Education (OOE) executive director position. Allen Sutton, current director of the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at Auburn University and prospective OOE executive director, said he wants to drive OOE forward...

Professor devotes career to on-campus causes

Professor devotes career to on-campus causes

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019

A WSU regents professor in the School of Economic Sciences, Ron Mittelhammer, received the V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service for his dedication to bettering the university. “I am thrilled to win this award," Mittelhammer said. "I never expected it, but it happened, and I am...

Senators to vote on recommendations on titles

Senators to vote on recommendations on titles

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

Faculty senators will vote this coming fall on whether or not they approve of the recommended changes for WSU tracks and appointment titles. Judi McDonald, faculty senate past chair, said the senate has the absolute power to determine the ideal tracks and appointment titles for faculty and then make chan...

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

Guest speaker calls for more diversity at WSU

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2019

Gary May, chancellor for the University of California Davis, spoke at WSU about his personal adversities in combating racial bias in higher education. “Putting on these leadership lectures is a way to get students to think about getting into leadership positions in academia,” said Aaron Oforlea, ...

Researchers create catalyst to work in low temperatures

Researchers create catalyst to work in low temperatures

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2019

A WSU researcher has partnered with colleagues from the University of New Mexico and the Eindhoven University of Technology to develop a catalyst used in vehicle exhaust emissions that can withstand high temperatures and reduce pollutants at low temperatures. Abhaya Datye, a professor in the University...

Faculty raises concerns on proposed title changes

Faculty raises concerns on proposed title changes

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

Faculty Senators discussed concerns about proposed changes to faculty titles at the meeting Thursday.   Denise Yost, assistant professor for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, said the proposed non-tenure track changes include four sub-track categories, and instructors with ...

Vet Med dean will resign by the end of the year

Vet Med dean will resign by the end of the year

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2019

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) dean announced he will step down from his current position. CVM Dean Bryan Slinker said he does not want to leave CVM with an interim dean. He said WSU will begin a search process for a new dean this summer and expects interviews for the position to begin...

Student regent reflects on role, looks to future

Student regent reflects on role, looks to future

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019

Student Regent Jordan Frost will continue his leadership legacy at a high school in Issaquah when he leaves his position this summer. During his time as a regent, Frost said he works with nine other regents to look at the WSU system and see where there are challenges in the university and opportunities...

Service guide to help faculty deal with student issues

Service guide to help faculty deal with student issues

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019

A Cougar Health Services representative discussed new resources faculty can use to help students with mental health Thursday at the Faculty Senate meeting. Jennifer Ellsworth, director of counseling and psychological services, said there has been a resource developed for WSU faculty to support some...

Library displays history of veterinary medicine at WSU

Library displays history of veterinary medicine at WSU

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2019

A portion of the WSU Veterinary History Collection is on display from now through summer session at the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall, Room 170. Suzanne Fricke, WSU animal health sciences librarian, said Dr. J Frederick Smithcors started the collection in 1978. The collection contains almost 1,900...

Hospital CEO introduces health care plan to senate

Hospital CEO introduces health care plan to senate

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2019

A speaker from the Pullman Regional Hospital presented a $40 million plan to Faculty Senate Thursday. Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital, also presented a plan to the senate to improve health care services in Pullman. Adams said the American healthcare system is looking into improving...

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