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Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2019

Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president for campus life, spoke about the death of a 19-year-old WSU fraternity member during a regular WSU Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. Creighton said the university does not have a lot of information on the cause of Samuel Martinez’s death...

Panel of leaders share stories

Panel of leaders share stories

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

Five WSU women faculty members shared personal stories about their career experiences during the Association for Faculty Women’s Pathways to Leadership: Women Leaders and their Stories event Tuesday night at Avery Hall. Anne Cox, AFW president and associate professor of kinesiology, said the event...

Director retires after 18 years of work with students

Director retires after 18 years of work with students

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

Associate athletic director Jerry Pastore will retire on Friday after serving at WSU for 18 years. Senior associate athletic director Sunday Henry said Pastore’s retirement will leave a void in the athletic department. “It’s such a bittersweet retirement because no matter how ready you are...

Senators question provost search, fiscal health

Senators question provost search, fiscal health

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2019

WSU Faculty senators probed WSU President Kirk Schulz about the search for a permanent provost and the fiscal health of the university at a Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday. Schulz said the co-chairs of the Provost Search Committee are Stacy Pearson, vice president of finance and administration,...

LGBTQ+ affinity group holds first meeting

LGBTQ+ affinity group holds first meeting

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2019

The LGBTQ+ faculty and staff affinity group discussed ways to use $1,200 from the President's Commission for Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO) to create a communal space during its inaugural meeting on Friday.  Amber Graham, conduct hearing officer in the Center for Communit...

Interim provost hopes to move WSU toward excellence

Interim provost hopes to move WSU toward excellence

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2019

WSU’s newly appointed interim provost Bryan Slinker plans to focus on increasing the access of university programs for students while finding a way to best achieve the land-grant mission. Slinker said he was asked by President Schulz to take the job until they find a permanent replacement for the...

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz publicly spoke about the departure of former provost Mitzi Montoya for the first time during a WSU Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday. Schulz said that Bryan Slinker, interim executive vice president and provost, will not replace Montoya permanently and plans to retire on...

Provost to step down from position

Provost to step down from position

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2019

WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya announced Thursday she is stepping down from her position as provost. WSU President Kirk Schulz scheduled a meeting for Monday with the faculty senate executive committee to discuss how this change will affect faculty, according to an email to the faculty senate from Greg...

Senate members talk purpose, transparency

Senate members talk purpose, transparency

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

The WSU Faculty Senate hosted a guest speaker on the topic of faculty service at its first meeting of the year Thursday. Melanie-Angela Neuilly, interim associate vice provost for faculty inclusive excellence, spoke about faculty service in communities as a method of restoring trust between universities...

Celebration will honor regents professor

Celebration will honor regents professor

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2019

Regents Professor Don Dillman said he witnessed the evolution of technology during his time at WSU. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dillman’s employment at WSU. Dillman first came to WSU in 1969. He began as an assistant professor for the rural sociology and sociology departments. He said his...

Event to celebrate entomology research, faculty

Event to celebrate entomology research, faculty

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2019

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) will host a celebration of the Department of Entomology and research at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Ensminger Pavilion. Laura Lavine, chair of the Department of Entomology, said the event is an opportunity to celebrate alumni and friends...

History professor named new department chair 

History professor named new department chair 

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

Recipient of WSU’s Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History was named chair of the history department. Matthew Sutton, history professor, said he began his three-year term as department chair on Friday. He said Matthew Jockers, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, made the decision...

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