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Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

Office of Outreach and Education finalist hopes to promote diversity, inclusion

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

WSU will hold presentations this week to host finalists for the Office of Outreach and Education (OOE) executive director position. Allen Sutton, current director of the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at Auburn University and prospective OOE executive director, said he wants to drive OOE forward...

Polls close for Pullman special election today

Polls close for Pullman special election today

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Tuesday is the last day Pullman residents can vote on a special election ballot, which will decide on a $29.1 million bond for a project at Pullman Regional Hospital. Megan Guido, PRH director of marketing, said the project will cost about $40 million, and will be partially funded by the $29.1 mill...

GPSA approves new board members, budget

GPSA approves new board members, budget

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under GPSA, News, Top-feature

GPSA held its last meeting of the school year and voted to approve new directors, the budget and a bylaw amendment. The organization had its general election recently. However, certain executive board member seats were not been filled, GPSA Vice President David Silva said. GPSA members confirmed thre...

Kamiak Elementary holds family night

Kamiak Elementary holds family night

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

To welcome incoming students, four local elementary schools will be hosting Family Welcome Nights this week. Several students from kindergarten to fifth grade will be zoning into different schools due to the completed construction of Kamiak Elementary. Shannon Focht, Pullman School District communications...

Ryan Leaf addiction after NFL career

Ryan Leaf addiction after NFL career

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf hosted a talk Friday about his struggles with mental health and addiction following his NFL career. Leaf said he felt like he was “pretty special” after being drafted second overall in the 1998 NFL draft. He said he was a successful athlete through his youth and...

Environmental groups to host biennial sustainability fair

Environmental groups to host biennial sustainability fair

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Environmentally focused organizations are hosting the fifth, biennial WSU Sustainability Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the CUB Senior Ballroom. The expo-style fair will now include a new awards ceremony. Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU’s Environmental Health and Safety department...

Business college to have new program requirements

Business college to have new program requirements

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU’s Carson College of Business will have new program requirements for incoming freshmen this fall. Thomas Tripp, WSU Vancouver senior associate dean for academic affairs, said there will be changes in the Next Carson Coug business curriculum and co-curriculum program, such as moving certification...

State Route 26 detour in effect

State Route 26 detour in effect

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

April 21, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 26 east of Othello at 7 a.m. Monday up until Friday to undergo the final part of the bridge reparations. Drivers must take the 32-mile detour through Connell, according to the WSDOT press release. Crews will replace the guardrail and rebuild the bridg...

Pullman man faces four felony charges

Pullman man faces four felony charges

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 20, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News

A 23-year-old Pullman resident was arrested Thursday after detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force found cocaine and other drug paraphernalia in his house, according to a press release from the task force. Francisco J. Torres Jr. is facing three felony counts of delivery of a controlled s...

Annual Plant Science Day to have hands-on experiments

Annual Plant Science Day to have hands-on experiments

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU’s Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Student Organization is hosting the fifth annual Plant Science Day on Saturday. John Hadish, the organization’s vice president, said the free event will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building concourse. There will be signs...

Pullman plans to make some parks more accessible

Pullman plans to make some parks more accessible

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

The city is looking into the construction of a more accessible playground to improve paths and recreation components at Mary’s Park and Sunnyside Park throughout the year. Pullman Parks Superintendent Alan Davis said Mary’s Park at Johnson Road will be an inclusive playground with a soft-surface...

Speaker addresses importance of physical activity

Speaker addresses importance of physical activity

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A public health, planning, and transportation consultant talked about ways to make Pullman more biker- and pedestrian-friendly and the importance of it. Mark Fenton said most Americans only walk 5,000 steps daily even though the recommendation is double that number. By taking part in moderate physical...

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