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Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Common Reading Program accepting book nominations

The ideal book will have connections to various subjects around WSU campuses, said Karen Weathermon, co-director of WSU’s Common Reading Program. 
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

The WSU Common Reading Program is accepting nominations for the 2021-22 common reading book until Nov. 15. The common reading selection committee decided there will not be a theme for book nominations...

All WSU campuses to switch to Canvas by fall 2021

The way Blackboard was fundamentally coded is incompatible with the student information system, so issues connecting would continue to arise, said Greg Crouch, clinical professor and associate chair for undergraduate studies.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

Editor's Note: The dates in this story have been corrected. The trial program will open to all faculty members from any campus, except Global Campus, in spring 2021. Blackboard will no longer be used after...

WSU sees enrollment decrease

While WSU's enrollment decreased 1.4 percent, there were nationwide predictions that college enrollment might decrease by 20 percent.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 23, 2020

As classrooms across the nation move to online learning, WSU — like other universities — saw a slight dip in fall 2020 enrollment. There was a 1.4 percent decrease across all WSU campuses. The Pullman...

WSU President review describes accomplishments, challenges

The president emeritus of University of Wisconsin completed a review of WSU President Kirk Schulz.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2020

The comprehensive review of WSU President Kirk Schulz lists both accomplishments and challenges he has faced since his appointment in 2016.  The review was conducted by Kevin Reilly, president emeritus...

WSU offers employees tuition waivers for online classes

Cathy Lentz, program manager for Academic Outreach and Innovation, said some WSU employees are eligible for tuition waivers which will be applied for courses this summer.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2020

For the first time, WSU employees are able to waive tuition for Global Campus’ summer classes. Global Campus lets students take courses online. Students are not required to be online at a set time...

Shirts designed to raise money for student emergency funds

Tony Poston, president of College Hill Custom Threads, said he had the idea to create shirts with the WSU logo and the word
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2020

A virtual pop-up shop is selling WSU campus-themed shirts in which proceeds will go toward helping students. Six shirts have been designed — one for each WSU campus — with the university logo and...

Second provost candidate presents to university community

Julie Kmec, co-chair of the Provost search committee, discusses how the search guidelines for a new provost are constantly being adapted to fit the needs of the university on Monday evening in the CUB Junior Ballroom.
JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2020

The second presentation during WSU’s provost search featured a variety of color-coordinated maps from a geography professor seeking to become the university’s next provost. “As a geographer I...

Professor awarded for contributions to community

Jose Garcia-Pabon listens to an attendee during a leadership training workshop for Latino parents at the 2014 Latino Leadership Initiative.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2018

A member of the Community and Economic Development team at WSU Extension received an award from the Rural Sociological Society to commend his efforts in reaching out to and educating the community. Jose...

Student starts Women in Communications chapter at Everett campus

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter October 10, 2018

A WSU Everett student recently started an Association for Women in Communications chapter at her campus that will be a sister chapter to WSU Pullman’s. “The Association for Women in Communications...

WSU Everett to consolidate resources

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter February 8, 2018

With a campus-wide plan to reduce spending and increase revenue, WSU Everett will cut spending by restructuring their resources. With less than 200 students enrolling this past spring, Everett is the...

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