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Bears chill out, research center heats up expansion

Shen Wu Tan | Evergreen contributor

July 1, 2015

Pullman grizzly bears were served giant ice cubes and fruit-flavored ice pops last weekend in an attempt to help beat record heat levels.Adult grizzlies and cubs alike have been taking plunges in a steel pool, laying on the giant ice cubes, and devouring the ice-pops during a mini-staycation of thei...

WSU holds open house with President Floyd’s family, faculty and students

WSU holds open house with President Floyd’s family, faculty and students

Eli Majnarich | Evergreen reporter

June 23, 2015

The Washington State University community gathered at the president's residence to offer their condolences to the Floyd family on Tuesday afternoon. Carmento Floyd, Elson S. Floyd’s wife, was the first to greet those walking through the door.Whether it be a handshake or hug, Mrs. Floyd made sure n...

WSU students lead on-campus memorial service for Elson S. Floyd

WSU students lead on-campus memorial service for Elson S. Floyd

Eli Majnarich | Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2015

As the students, staff, faculty and those who had the pleasure of meeting Elson S. Floyd arrived, quiet chatter filled Glenn Terrell Mall.ASWSU President Adam Crouch began the student-led memorial service for WSU’s former president and the crowd fell silent.Hundreds of individuals gathered to pay t...

The apple detectives

CODY COTTIER | Evergreen research reporter

May 4, 2015

The apple detective is hard at work to solve the case of the lost Palouse apples.In order to preserve the diversity and heritage of apple varieties, the WSU Department of Horticulture teamed up with David Benscoter, a retired federal investigator-turned-apple detective. They are working to rediscover app...

Boren Scholarship sends students overseas

From staff reports

May 4, 2015

Studying abroad can be expensive. But thanks to the Boren Scholarship, a Washington State University student will be leaving the country without breaking the bank.“We’ve been very successful in having at least one student win every year,” said Sarah Ann Hones, director of distinguished scholars...

A virtual doctor’s appointment, teaching sex education

SHANE MICHARD | Evergreen research reporter

May 4, 2015

Anonymous, technological platforms are proving to be effective in health communication among teenagers, eliminating uncomfortable face-to-face conversations.Jessica Willoughby, assistant professor of health communication in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, is assisting a health study in N...

Using every opportunity to succeed

EMILY STORM | Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2015

Young entrepreneur and senior majoring in financial markets Troy Carpenter did not hesitate to pursue his dream of working in economics.The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources recognized Carpenter as the Family and Consumer Scientist of the Year.“I fell in love with it in high sch...

Giving back with a new scholarship

ALYSEN BOSTON | Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2015

Mary Alice Hall-Vaughn, a Washington teacher known for her passion in the classroom, lost her battle with liver cancer last year.Starting in the fall of 2015, Washington State University’s College of Education will offer an endowed scholarship in her memory.Mary Alice’s son Joe Vaughn, a WSU senior, said his fathe...

WSU students take home three prestigious scholarships

Cody Cottier | Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2015

Two WSU students, Justin Niedermeyer and Seth Schneider, recently received Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, and a third student, Angela Rocchi, received an honorable mention.Created by Congress in 1986 in honor of the U.S. Senator from Arizona, Goldwater scholarships are annual, merit-based awards gi...

New app will help with greek recruitment

New app will help with greek recruitment

FROM STAFF REPORTS

May 1, 2015

Bigs, littles, brothers, sisters, bids, rituals and initiations - words frequently spoken in the subculture of Greek life. While they may have no meaning to some, these words mean everything to those who hold true to the traditional lifestyle honored by its members.As the semester comes to a close, WSU...

Roberto the Robot to greet incoming students

SHANE MICHARD | Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2015

A small, arm-waving mechanical greeter will welcome incoming freshmen attending Alive! orientation this summer at Washington State University.Built over two years by a couple groups of students, Roberto the Robot uses a Microsoft Kinect sensor to mimic arm movements, track bodies with his LED eye, and ...

WSU develops STD test

BY SARAH SHANNON | Evergreen contributor

April 30, 2015

Researchers at Washington State University developed a diagnostic test for the most common non-viral sexually transmitted disease in the United States and the world.John F. Alderete, the principle investigator and a professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, is researching Trichomonas vaginal...

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