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On-campus tutors help students through classes

On-campus tutors help students through classes

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2014

When it comes to academics and study habits, many incoming students find the transition from high school to college difficult.Although students might struggle at first, many groups on campus offer services geared toward helping students reach their potential through tutoring services, writing assistan...

Transfer students are Cougs, too

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014

“Transfer students are Cougs, too – they just have different needs,” said Rodney Prioleau, the president of a WSU club dedicated to serving the university’s transfer students.Team Transfer helps connect transfer students and provides them with information about WSU resources. The club was formed ab...

RSOs bring students together

RSOs bring students together

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014

There are more than 400 registered student organizations at WSU. From bonding over Nerf gun fights to hanging out with birds of prey, these clubs enable students to pursue their interests and make friends.“(RSOs are) an opportunity for any student to gain experience in new things and leadership,” said Ber...

Leach gets $500,000 raise

From staff reports

August 5, 2014

WSU football coach Mike Leach can look forward to an additional half-million dollars in annual salary.Athletic director Bill Moos recently amended Leach’s contract, raising his annual media compensation from $100,000 per year to $600,000 per year. The pay bump raises Leach’s total guaranteed annu...

Kathleen Hatch

Kathleen Hatch

Herman Meier | The Summer Evergreen

July 30, 2014

Kathleen Hatch, the former assistant vice president and executive director of University Recreation, accepts a retirement gift at her farewell party at the Student Recreation Center, July 29. Hatch was instrumental in coordinating the building project from 1998 to 2001 and managed its operation until re...

‘Warrior for students’ retires after 25 years at WSU

‘Warrior for students’ retires after 25 years at WSU

JONATHAN CARRIGAN | Evergreen reporter

July 30, 2014

After 25 years of service, the woman who spearheaded the construction of the Student Recreation Center has retired from WSU.Friends, family and coworkers gathered to celebrate Kathleen Hatch’s retirement July 29 at the building she helped to establish nearly a decade and a half ago.“Today, I belie...

K-12 funding battle keeps state colleges waiting

JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2014

As the Washington State Supreme Court and the Legislature duke it out over basic education, public universities might need to wait a little longer before they see additional assistance from the state.The state Supreme Court ruled in its 2012 McCleary decision that the Legislature was not doing enoug...

WSU Dairy Club hopes spotlight brings in new members

MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen managing editor

July 9, 2014

With a Ferdinand’s flavor in the running for the national title of best university-made ice cream, the WSU Dairy Club hopes more recognition will result in more members.The flavor – called Apple Cup Crisp in celebration of WSU's annual football game against UW – has progressed to the second and fin...

Cougar women gain skills at Seattle conference

MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen managing editor

July 9, 2014

Two WSU students attended a women’s leadership conference where they acquired skills to take into their future careers in medicine and law.Faduma Abdi, a junior biological science major from the WSU Tri-Cities campus, and Morgan Brown, a senior science communication and women’s studies major, eac...

New app puts WSU at fingertips

New app puts WSU at fingertips

From staff reports

July 9, 2014

WSU has released an app that enables users to follow what’s happening at each of the university’s four campuses. It also makes it easy to check Pullman Transit bus routes, campus parking zones and Green Bike locations.The app, which still has some features under development, became available to iPhon...

‘Wicked problems’ on table for US food, agriculture director

From staff reports

July 5, 2014

The head of U.S. food and agriculture will visit WSU on July 9 to address societal changes he refers to as “wicked problems” – including population growth, poverty and climate change.Sonny Ramaswamy, the director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture ...

WSU launches student financial literacy program

From staff reports

July 5, 2014

WSU has created a new program in an effort to help students make informed financial decisions before, during and after college.The Cougar Money Management Program provides access to free financial literacy training, personal finance education and resources for scholarships, internships and loan repaym...

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