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Student Affairs plans to incorporate ASWSU leaders’ suggestions to make resources more accessible, including enhancing click and search engine optimization.

Student Affairs to ‘revamp’ websites, make student resources more available

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs plans to make it easier for students to find and access university resources in the upcoming fall semester. Earlier in the month, Student Affairs leaders met with...

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine raised the most money for an individual organization, totaling over $337,000 from 259 gifts.

WSU Day of Giving raises over $700,000 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

The annual #CougsGive Day of Giving April 14 brought in over $700,000, a new benchmark from the previous giving average of $400,000-$450,000. The event began in 2015 as a way to raise money for the university...

Designer Brandon Dunbar said his brother modeled his collection.

WSU apparel design students showcase collections in fashion show

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

WSU students studying apparel design presented their collection during the 38th annual university fashion show April 10.  Apparel design majors created their collection based on this year’s...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said decisions about requiring vaccinations will be made by the end of this semester, pending legal counsel.

Hybrid classes require ‘heavy lifting’ from WSU faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2021

WSU administrators spoke with faculty senators about the university’s COVID-19 response as fall semester approaches during the last Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. President Kirk Schulz and Provost...

Misinformation is difficult to navigate because there are often elements of truth embedded throughout the rest of the information, said Erica Austin, WSU professor and director of the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

WSU faculty member speaks on COVID-19 misinformation

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2021

According to one WSU faculty member, misinformation is a prominent factor of the pandemic and has ultimately determined many people’s decisions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The problem is...

Kelly Brayton received the 2020 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award from Purdue University for her groundbreaking research on tick-borne diseases.

WSU professor receives distinguished award from Purdue

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

A WSU microbiology professor received the 2020 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award from Purdue University.  Kelly Brayton, chair of the WSU Department of Microbiology and Pathology, received...

Over 545,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker.

WSU class teaches students how to deal with death 

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 29, 2021

From early ages, children are censored from death. Death is not death. Instead, death is taking a long nap or moving to a farm upstate. This censorship sheltered a lot of children, who are now university...

Group wins creative jam for app development 

Group wins creative jam for app development 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 19, 2021

WSU students Joshua Barden, Brentin Peters, Pablo Salas and Aljaz Kunc won first place in the WSU Creative Jam+ competition for their prototype Unison, a mobile app that keeps track of different rent payments.  Winners...

“I think the whole system of tenure is not well suited to attracting more diverse faculty,” said Joe Hedges, associate professor of painting/intermedia. “People are talking about revising the process in such a way that it is more equitable.”

Plan drafted to establish equity for career track, tenure faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

When one WSU professor heard he had received tenure, a weight lifted off his chest – six years of his life had not been wasted. The sensation quickly faded, said Joe Hedges, associate professor of...

Todd Butler started as a professor of English renaissance literature and later became the head of the English department.

Todd Butler becomes dean of WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 17, 2021

Former Interim Dean Todd Butler has recently taken on the position of dean of WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Butler began working at WSU 18 years ago. He said he wanted something bigger...

Originally, the university was expecting a loss of $54 million in revenue. The increase can be attributed to the loss of revenue in WSU Housing, Dining and Student Auxiliary Services, said Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration.

Board of Regents discusses finances, standardized tests

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor March 15, 2021

In addition to discontinuing ACT and SAT tests, the WSU Board of Regents received updates regarding university finances and the restructuring of the WSU system during their two-day meeting Thursday and...

Davi Kallman, awareness coordinator and access adviser at the WSU Access Center, said there are several categories of awards recognizing undergraduate, graduate, staff, faculty members and alumna.

Nominations for awards recognizing women close March 19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 15, 2021

The deadline to submit nominations for the WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards is 5 p.m. March 19.  The WSU President's Commission on the Status of Women is in charge of the event....

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