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Students skip class to witness solar eclipse

Students skip class to witness solar eclipse

KATIE SHADLER and L. A. BRYAN
August 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News, Showcase

Scattered around the Jewett Observatory, dozens of students, faculty and Pullman families wearing $3 solar shades gathered to view a near-total eclipse. Inside the observatory, physics and astronomy graduate student Jerred Jesse showed a projection of the moon covering the sun and the little sun...

Salmon harvest impacts Northwest culture

Salmon harvest impacts Northwest culture

ALYSEN BOSTON, Evergreen news editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Features, News

When thinking of endangered species, elephants and pandas usually come to mind. These and other listed animals are banned from sale, yet in America there is one endangered species whose meat is still found in grocery stores. Pacific Coast salmon happen to claim that unique title. Steve Katz, a WS...

WSU students launch free lottery app

WSU students launch free lottery app

ALYSEN BOSTON, Evergreen news editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, News

A team of WSU students designed an app that allows users to win jackpots up to $250 by submitting free virtual tickets. WSU junior Thad Lewis, CEO and cofounder of Grattis, said the app is not too good to be true. “We’re just trying to give people free money,” Lewis said. “It really...

Architecture students design portable homeless shelters

KAIA JOHNSON | Evergreen reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Local, News

A WSU architecture studio of third-year students will put their projects to the test in a homeless shelter design competition in Spokane this week.The 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Spokane Homeless Shelter Design Competition, sponsored by Integrus Architecture, asks participants to design a di...

Native student wins employee of the year

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

Frazier Myer enjoys feeling like he’s part of something bigger than himself, which is why he loves his job as communication assistant for WSU Native American Programs (NAP).Myer, a senior communication student, has worked under Faith Price, the program’s assistant director, at the NAP for two ye...

WSU custodial director to retire after 33 years

WSU custodial director to retire after 33 years

TYLER WATSON | Evergreen reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features, News

After 33 years of working for WSU, 17 of which were spent supervising more than 100 employees, the current WSU custodial director will retire next month.In what he called the highlight of his career, Tom Parrish received the President’s Employee Excellence Award on March 31. He said it was “unre...

Only thing to change is his title

Only thing to change is his title

WILLIAM MCCADDEN | Evergreen reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

Joseph Iannelli, the new associate dean for international programs, will be responsible for managing student exchange programs and international research collaboration, adding to his continued responsibilities as the founding director of the WSU Tri-Cities School of Engineering and Applied Sciences....

Elk hoof disease management

Elk hoof disease management

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, Campus, Features, News, Politics

Senate Bill 5474, which passed the Senate yesterday, addressed elk hoof disease that has been affecting cloven-hoofed animals in Washington and surrounding areas.This bill came about after increased reporting of elk hoof disease spread across the state, as well as to some parts of Oregon and the Cascades...

Chief Joseph project suffers site issues

Chief Joseph project suffers site issues

KAIA JOHNSON | Evergreen reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

After setbacks due to unforeseen site conditions, construction of the Chief Joseph apartment complex buildings B and C will soon come to an end. The new buildings are set to reopen for use on July 20.The soil on the property had to be excavated, as well as on-site utilities left unmarked in the desi...

Plant hostel to test planet hostility

Plant hostel to test planet hostility

WILL DEMARCO | Evergreen reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

Two WSU researchers will be using a “plant hotel,” a machine that analyzes seedlings, to understand better how climate change affects plant growth.WSU plant physiology assistant professor Henning Kunz and plant pathology assistant professor Kiwamu Tanaka will conduct the experiment, which is expe...

‘Transformative arts experience’

ROSEMARIE BLUME | Evergreen reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

After years of restriction to just one gallery, where curators have trouble attaining a diverse array of art, WSU’s $15 million Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art building will open in spring 2018.“I think we feel that we’ve come to the point where we have grown out of the space of our current build...

‘An area of inclusion’

‘An area of inclusion’

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
February 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, News

The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is set to open on the first day of fall semester, after more than two years and $16 million of design and construction.The Cultural Center was a vision of late WSU President Elson S. Floyd’s, said Maria de Jesus Dixon, manager of operations. It bears his name to show ...