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Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Faculty Senate discuss financial effects of COVID-19

WSU received a $39 million budget cut because of the pandemic, said Colleen Kerr, vice president of external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer for WSU. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU Faculty Senate members discussed Washington’s new salary threshold, which can exempt some employees from receiving overtime pay, during a meeting Thursday.  Lisa Gehring, WSU assistant vice...

WSU creates new faculty position to research potato production, health

The new chair will research how farmers can protect potatoes from soil pathogens, said Scot Hulbert, associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences Office of Research.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

After receiving a $3 million endowment from members of the potato industry, WSU created a new endowed chair position to lead research on potato production and soil health. The individual chosen as the...

Division of Student Affairs lays off 19 employees

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs will eliminate more than 70 positions to satisfy budget cuts outlined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, which university officials discussed in an all-staff division meeting...

College dean volunteers with group that promotes school-based counseling

Mike Trevisan, dean of WSU’s College of Education, said he plans to coordinate a meeting with school counselors from different countries to create school-based counseling programs.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

The dean for WSU’s College of Education was nominated for a chair-elect position in which he will volunteer with a group that promotes school-based counseling. Mike Trevisan, dean of WSU’s College...

WSU professor evaluates Indigenous populations’ reaction toward possible COVID-19 vaccine

As part of a panel that reviews the protocols of ongoing studies, Lonnie Nelson, associate professor at WSU’s College of Nursing, will ensure that Native American communities are accurately represented, so communities can decide how vaccines will be disseminated.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

An associate professor for WSU’s College of Nursing in Spokane is concerned with the lack of Native American representation in the ongoing trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine.  Lonnie Nelson, associate...

Group discusses discrimination against Asian Americans amid pandemic

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association are sending out electronic flyers and use their social media page to inform people of key community events. 
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association discussed combating increased discrimination against Asians because of the pandemic, as well as raising awareness of the...

WSU gains 3 percent less donations this year, regents say

WSU President Kirk Schulz said the university opened a new pharmaceutical startup called Athira Pharma.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents discussed a decrease in donations made to the university and the possible reallocation of funds.  WSU received $38.7 million from donors and stakeholders, said Lisa Calvert,...

Professor seeks to increase number of women working in information systems

Michelle Carter, associate professor for the Carson College of Business, said she focuses primarily on identifying implicit biases people have when they think about female professors.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

A group of women are working together to address gender inequality within academic information systems careers, where women occupy less than 30 percent of the field.  One of those group members is...

WSU Libraries implements new video database

AVON is being used to meet WSU’s demands for academic videos and video streaming. AVON is more affordable
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

WSU Libraries is offering students and faculty members a new video database, which contains more than 72,000 videos. ProQuest’s Academic Video Online is licensed through the Orbis Cascade Alliance,...

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization with more than 700 community members, said Bobby Ryder, president of Pullman Civic Trust. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

A representative from Pullman Civic Trust asked GPSA senators for their financial support to transform the regional railroad system into walking trails.  Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer...

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