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Senate members talk purpose, transparency

Senate members talk purpose, transparency

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 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 16, 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 26, 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 20, 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...

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The WSU School of Economic Sciences (SES) announced Jill McCluskey as the first female director for the school, set to begin her duties in the fall. McCluskey has been the associate director at the school since 2015. She will replace current director Alan Love on August 16. “I’m excited for...

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

WSU and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians have joined efforts to track the effects of medicinal cannabis use with patients. Michael Thompson, communications director for the tribe, said the lack of medicinal cannabis research is one of the driving forces of this new project. This survey would provide...

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

A WSU working group made up of students, faculty and staff will revisit Executive Policy 15 and propose it this fall to allow students and faculty to better understand the regulations of free speech. The EP 15 working group deals with sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and is under...

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A newly developed sensor for plastic milk gallons will be able to determine if milk is expired before the consumer opens the container. Shyam Sablani, researcher and professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, said a team of researchers led by the department, the WSU and UI School...

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2019

Faculty and staff heard the final provost candidate discuss ways WSU could create a better system to improve research and education Monday morning. Mitzi Montoya, dean of Oregon State University's College of Business, said universities need to respond to the changing student body, more and more of...

Group holds implicit bias training

Group holds implicit bias training

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

In partnership with other divisions on campus, a group will offer a workshop this fall to increase implicit bias awareness for any department or program in the process of hiring. Phyllis Erdman, executive associate dean for academic affairs in WSU’s College of Education, said the working group aims t...

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

The second finalist for the executive director of the Office of Outreach and Education position, Enrique Romo, spoke to students and staff Thursday afternoon. Romo currently works as executive director for access and diversity at Weber State University. He previously worked at the University of Texas...

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

As attendees filled the room, W. Andrew Marcus, a professor in the University of Oregon (UO) Department of Geography, shook hands with and talked to those who came to watch the provost finalist session Thursday morning. Marcus emphasized the importance of his moral compass, which includes three facets:...

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