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Pullman Kiwanis holds annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project

In the past, Pullman Kiwanis conducted the project as a three-day drive with a school bus parked at Dissmore’s. This year, there will not be an in-person drop-off location due to COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman is holding its 12th annual Stuff the Bus project to provide students with school supplies. Donations are accepted until Aug. 14. The project is a collaboration between the Kiwanis clubs in Pullman and Moscow, as well as the school districts of Pullman, Moscow, Colfax and Colton-Uniontow...

County’s total for positive COVID-19 cases rises to 66

County's total for positive COVID-19 cases rises to 66

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 20, 2020

Nine new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 66 cases.  Six of the new patients are currently stable and isolating at home, according to a Sunday press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Three patients are males aged 1-19, 60-79...

WSU offers English-improving program to international students for fall

The INTO WSU Academic English Program’s goal is to help international undergraduate and graduate students increase their English language proficiency.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

Faculty members from the WSU Intensive American Language Center are working with Global Campus instructional designers to offer students an English-improving program online for fall.  Kate Hellmann, director of WSU’s International Student and Scholar Services, said the INTO WSU Academic English Progr...

WSU team designs masks, tests level of protection for use

Shawn Brow, nurse anesthetist in Spokane and adjunct faculty with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, wears a mask that she and her team designed.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

Members of WSU faculty designed and tested facial coverings to see if they can be used by healthcare professionals as a last resort. Early in the pandemic, the team heard there was going to be a shortage of N95 masks. They wanted to design a mask a healthcare provider might use if they lacked suffic...

Application available for small businesses to receive aid amid COVID-19

Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett said CAC worked with the county to allocate $80,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for small businesses.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

The Community Action Center is accepting applications for its second round of microenterprise grants. CAC Executive Director Jeff Guyett said the microenterprise grants come from the Community Development Block Grant. The state’s Department of Commerce funds CDBG, which totals to about $120,000.  ...

Cougs Rise staff members continue to help high school students during pandemic

Ray Acuna-Luna, project director of Cougs Rise, said Cougs Rise has two different programs to help high school students transition to higher education: Coug Tracks and the Bridge Program. 

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

The Cougs Rise summer programs moved online due to COVID-19, but staff members are trying to create a student experience closest to the one they would have had in person.  Ray Acuna-Luna, project director of Cougs Rise, an initiative that helps low-income and first-generation students transition into co...

Internet outage to occur on campus Saturday

Internet outage to occur on campus Saturday

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

WSU Information Technology Services will perform maintenance on its firewall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, which will result in a short internet outage on campus sometime during the day. ITS Communications Manager Jacqueline Southwick said the firewall is a security device that monitors incomin...

Four more cases confirmed in Whitman County

Four more cases confirmed in Whitman County

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 17, 2020

Four new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 57 cases.  Three of the four patients are females aged 20-39 years, according to a Thursday press release from the Whitman County EOC. They are all stable and isolating. The other patient is a female aged 60-79 years, according to ...

Mural in solidarity with BLM movement draws support from residents

Local activists spoke about painting a mural downtown at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

A proposal from the Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter for a mural in downtown Pullman received support from several city officials though no vote was made on the topic. Jason Kennedy, Pullman resident and activist, said the mural is intended to express support for the Black Lives Matt...

WSU administration discloses more details about fall classes

Courses will be taught in a mixture of face-to-face instruction, distance learning and online. Students are encouraged to develop their personal methods of organization to prepare for fall.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Fall instruction will incorporate different types of teaching models, and students will be expected to follow specific classroom protocols to ensure the safety of other students and instructors.  “These are evolving. We monitor the public health situation constantly,” said Mary Wack, vice provos...

WSU to place disinfectant in classes, common areas during fall

Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said disinfectant will be placed in every classroom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Disinfectants will be provided to WSU departments for free to prepare for fall.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said each classroom will have two containers of Alpha HP, one container of disinfectant for electronics and Cougar Clean hand sanitizer. The d...

Tortoise saved after being run over, left for dead

Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco, holds Terri the tortoise. Terri's shell was injured after getting run over, and she is still recovering.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

When an engaged couple saw a tortoise with part of her shell missing, they may not have known much about tortoises, but they knew they had to help her. Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco, said she and her fiance drove over two hours to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the closest pl...

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