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Humane Society to honor Lauren McCluskey

Humane Society to honor Lauren McCluskey

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2019


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

The Whitman County Humane Society (WCHS) is expanding its building to include a wing it will call the Lauren McCluskey Cat Wing, in honor of McCluskey since her death in October. More than a year ago, members of the Board of Directors decided they wanted to expand the shelter due to overcrowding. WCHS did not have enough money for a new building, which would cost $400,000...

Students build chest cavity, arm simulator

Students build chest cavity, arm simulator

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Showcase, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) will continue its partnership with WSU’s Mechanical and Materials Engineering program to improve their prototypes of wearable arm and chest simulators. Becky Highfill, PRH Center for Learning and Innovation director, said the simulation labs will use the new equipment....

Commission revamps ArtFest, public art policy

Commission revamps ArtFest, public art policy

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Pullman Arts Commission revised its public art policies and procedures and discussed Pullman ArtFest, formerly known as ArtWalk. “We’ve been looking at other cities and towns … to freshen our policy up so that it’s new and fits better,” said Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chai...

Speakers give update on college deficit, cost of materials

Speakers give update on college deficit, cost of materials

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019


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

Faculty Senate discussed an update on WSU’s deficit and the cost of student resources such as textbook materials Thursday afternoon at the Faculty Senate meeting. Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration, said WSU ended 2017 with a $30 million deficit. The university’s expenditures...

Students, professors present agricultural projects

Students, professors present agricultural projects

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Students and professors presented posters featuring agricultural projects during the BIOAg Symposium in the Ensminger Pavilion on Thursday. Chad Kruger, director of WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the BIOAg program fosters research and education projects focused...

WIAA changes could impact Pullman High School

WIAA changes could impact Pullman High School

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2019


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

Pullman High School’s sports league may look different starting in 2020 due to new amendments passed by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). On Jan. 28, the WIAA classification committee voted in favor of an amendment to change the classification system for high schools,...

ASWSU, City Council hold joint meeting

ASWSU, City Council hold joint meeting

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under ASWSU, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

City Council and ASWSU members discussed several topics including a collaborative task force dedicated to expand mental health resources in a joint meeting on Wednesday in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural center. Ann Parks, city council member spoke about a collaborative group composed of WSU faculty staff, city...

Local co-op hopes to establish by 2020

Local co-op hopes to establish by 2020

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2019


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

The Pullman Good Food Co-op board has started the process of establishing a cooperative in Pullman and they hope to settle by 2020. Co-op board of directors president Destiny Sternod said they sold memberships at the Co-optastic Carnival event in September 2018 and gathered around 60 to 70 owners. Owners of...

Franklin Elementary incorporates ‘cozy corners’ to classrooms

Franklin Elementary incorporates ‘cozy corners’ to classrooms

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2019


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

Cozy corners have been implemented into Franklin Elementary classrooms to help students self-regulate their emotions during the school day.  Franklin Elementary Principal Stephanie Bray said cozy corners are quiet areas in classrooms where students may go to decompress and take a breath. The average...

WSU Police Department seeks more officers

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Steve Hansen, assistant chief of the WSU Police Department (WSUPD) and one of the officers in charge of adding to the WSU force, said the department is experiencing some difficulty hiring because of low funding.  He said new officers are a normal addition to the department, as people leave for retir...

Regents approve baseball facility funds

Regents approve baseball facility funds

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The Board of Regents approved a $10 million project Jan. 25 to start building a new baseball facility at WSU. Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university will loan money for the baseball facility. The university has $4 million in donations for this project already, according to an official document....

Paraeducators receive 15 percent wage increase

Paraeducators receive 15 percent wage increase

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Pullman School District paraprofessionals are receiving a wage increase of 15 percent with an additional 2 percent added every year until August 2021. Bob Maxwell, Pullman School District superintendent, said paraprofessionals, also known as paraeducators or “paras,” are staff members who provide...

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