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Senior uses past leadership positions to prepare for future

Senior uses past leadership positions to prepare for future

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

Rhea Gonzaga, senior political science major, has held several leadership positions throughout her career at WSU. She said she loves programming and providing opportunities for people to come together. Two years ago, Rhea said, she helped put on the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference,...

Event will open land-grant dialogue

Event will open land-grant dialogue

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

A system-wide symposium will focus on the development of land-grant universities in a constantly developing society from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the CUB Senior Ballroom. WSU Chief of Staff Christine Hoyt said the symposium, “A Call to Action,” will be broadcast to other WSU campuses via...

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

Researcher analyzes data from college-aged males on sexual violence

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

An associate professor at WSU helped analyze research on the sexual aggression of college-aged males. Michael Cleveland, department of human development associate professor, said the research implemented the use of longitudinal data, or data collected over a period of time, to examine how alcohol...

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

New law will require sexual assault kits to be tested faster

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a Washington House Bill aimed to eliminate the backlog of sexual assault kits in the state. Tina Orwall, Washington state representative from the 33rd legislative district, said she began eliminating the backlog in 2014. “I had been touring evidence rooms, and...

Community honors outgoing provost

Community honors outgoing provost

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2019

Dozens of people gathered at the corner of Northwest Ritchie Street and Grand Avenue on Tuesday to honor the career of outgoing Provost Dan Bernardo. Bernardo’s name was added on a plaque located at the President’s Grove on Grand Avenue. “It is truly an honor to be recognized with the lik...

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...

Three WSU athletes arrested on felony vandalism charges

Three WSU athletes arrested on felony vandalism charges

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

After allegedly jumping on and damaging two cars, three WSU athletes were arrested on suspected felony vandalism charges. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the alleged incident was reported by witnesses at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at Cougar Ridge Apartments. He said the witnesses of the alleged i...

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

Researcher studies monsoons in South Asia

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

As monsoons in South Asia become less predictable and more intense, WSU research is helping understand how and why it happens. Deepti Singh, assistant professor in WSU’s School of the Environment, said seasonal monsoons have an impact on the life and economy of people living in countries like India. Singh...

Student to attend exposition for Denmark-inspired hotel project

Student to attend exposition for Denmark-inspired hotel project

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

An interior design major will attend a hospitality design exposition in May after winning a sustainable design competition for her Denmark-inspired lifestyle hotel project last March. Junior Keyaira Mumford said she received a $7,500 scholarship award and a paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to share...

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...

Club donates funds for Mary’s Park

Club donates funds for Mary’s Park

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman donated $25,000 for the construction and purchase of Americans with Disabilities Act-friendly playground equipment for Mary’s Park. Larry Clark, a Kiwanis Club of Pullman board member, said the club is focused on serving and helping local children and schools. “We...

International enrollment, study abroad increases

International enrollment, study abroad increases

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019

An increased participation in study abroad programs and international enrollment becomes more apparent as the university embarks on its “Drive to 25” initiative with a greater focus on internationalization and building diversity. Asif Chaudhry, vice president for WSU International Programs, sa...

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