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Speakers give update on college deficit, cost of materials

Speakers give update on college deficit, cost of materials

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019

Faculty Senate discussed an update on WSU’s deficit and the cost of student resources such as textbook materials Thursday afternoon at the Faculty Senate meeting. Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration, said WSU ended 2017 with a $30 million deficit. The university’s expenditures...

Draft has potential to change faculty titles

Draft has potential to change faculty titles

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

February 5, 2019

Faculty Senate hosted a town hall meeting Monday to discuss efforts in changing appointment titles for non-tenure track faculty members at WSU. Judi McDonald, faculty senate past chair, said there are departments in the university who want to remove modifiers when referring to faculty. These modi...

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2019

Adam Jussel, former director of the Center for Community Standards (CCS), stepped down after serving in that role since 2013. Jussel said he will become the dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He said he was drawn by the university itself and believes it is the next, best step...

Schweitzer chair plans to increase student experience

Schweitzer chair plans to increase student experience

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2019

Noel Schulz, a professor in WSU’s school of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named as the first Schweitzer Chair. Schulz said the primary responsibilities of her position, the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems, is to work with students and connect...

AAVMC awards WSU researcher

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2019

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) awarded Guy Palmer, WSU Regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases, with the 2019 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award. Bryan Slinker, college of veterinary medicine dean, said Palmer deserves the award based on his academi...

Commission looks for more gender-equal campus

Commission looks for more gender-equal campus

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 25, 2019

Members of the WSU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) discussed a study on women’s salaries, as well as updates on gender-neutral bathrooms during the faculty senate meeting. The commission conducted a study examining equity of women’s salaries at WSU. The college of arts and sciences con...

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

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...

Faculty, staff voice need for next provost

Faculty, staff voice need for next provost

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019

Search committee to finish screenings by end of February

Online publication labels professor as AI trailblazer

Online publication labels professor as AI trailblazer

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2019

The online magazine “Connected World” recognized a WSU associate professor as one of the 2019 artificial intelligence pioneers. Manoj Karkee, a biological systems engineering associate professor, said the magazine chooses its pioneers based on their use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and...

Students with disabilities program hires director

Students with disabilities program hires director

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2019

WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect) has recruited a new director for the program. WSU ROAR is a post-secondary education program designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is a two-year, non-degree seeking program which guides students toward ...

Anime teaches culture, history

Anime teaches culture, history

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2019

For many casual viewers, the thought of anime may first bring to mind images of vibrant characters like the bubbly and carefree Sailor Moon or pull at nostalgic heartstrings with the thought of childhood favorites like Totoro or Chihiro from Studio Ghibli productions. But anime is more than just pure...

Combating alcohol abuse in Native populations

Combating alcohol abuse in Native populations

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019

A WSU professor is leading research on alcohol abuse among Native people to promote effective, long-term treatments. Dedra Buchwald, director of the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), said the research is supported by a 5-year, $7.1 million grant from the National...

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