The Daily Evergreen

Ranked writing center edits for success

Madison Callan, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2013

The WSU Writing Program was named as one of the top in the nation alongside 18 other Ivy League and top ranking universities."To win a distinction like this means WSU's reputation is well-known across the country," said Lisa Johnson, co-director of the writing program.U.S. News and World Report name...

Rescued python dies suddenly

Rescued python dies suddenly

Devin Trubey | The Daily Evergreen

October 15, 2013

Members of the WSU College of Veterinary Science rescued an 11-foot python on Oct. 8 that was badly burned after wrapping itself around a bathroom heater.After an unexpected turn on Saturday, the snake died due to unknown circumstances.“Rarely do we go and rescue an animal,” said Charlie Powell, pu...

Opportunities for service open up across the world

Nicole Seven | The Daily Evergreen

October 15, 2013

Instead of celebrating spring break on the beach, some students decide to spend their week giving back to the community.The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is partnering with a few different organizations to bring groups of students to Guatemala, India, Death Valley, Calif., and different locations a...

Luau reflects WSU diversity through cultural sharing

Arianna Kemis, Evergreen Multicultural reporter

October 14, 2013

Colorful lights and rhythmic sounds filled the CUB Senior Ballroom Friday night as the Pacific Islanders Club (PIC) performed for the 12th annual Dad’s Weekend Cultural Exhibition Luau.This year’s Dad’s Weekend came almost a month earlier than last year's, but despite the date change, the PIC welco...

Residence Life responds to Senate

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2013

What began as a response to students sharing their termination stories in the spring of 2013 has brought members of the 43rd ASWSU Senate to approve a resolution urging Residence Life to adjust its employment policies.Resolution 43-02 requests that the department of Residence Life create a more tr...

A doorway to knowledge

Chad Sokol Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2013

The front door to WSU has opened, said Roger Patterson, vice president of WSU Finance and Administration.Patterson and other university leaders spoke Saturday at the official dedication for the new Brelsford WSU Visitor Center. The new facility is located at 150 N.E. Spring St., near Reaney Park.The Vis...

Foley lecture discusses the Iran-US relationship

Lance Lijewski, The Daily Evergreen

October 11, 2013

The rise of the Islamic extremists, the financial support of Iraq by the United States during the Persian Gulf War and the controversial Iran-Contra situation were all on the table in a talk with a national expert in Iranian studies Thursday.The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted Stanford University prof...

Science clubs gear up for Dad’s Weekend

Madison Callan, The Daily Evergreen

October 11, 2013

Explosions and demonstrations put on by the physics and chemistry clubs will bring in Dad’s Weekend with a bang.At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday the clubs' members will drop pumpkins off the sixth and 12th floors of Webster Hall to the Webster Plaza."The idea behind the event is to recreate Galileo's gravity...

Parents notified of first MIPs

Teresa Lane Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2013

From now on, WSU will notify parents of students' first offenses for underage drinking.Previous policy dictated that parents would be notified after their students' second offenses for Minor in Possession (MIP).The change was written into the Standards of Student Conduct following recommendations by ...

Shutdown reaches Cougar Battalion

Shutdown reaches Cougar Battalion

Madison Callan The Daily Evergreen

October 10, 2013

WSU ROTC members are feeling the effects of the government shutdown as funding for programs and scholarships remain at a stand-still.Cadets in the program cannot access two forms of payment as a result of the government shutdown, said Todd Plotner, lieutenant colonel and professor of military scie...

Fighting the Violence

Fighting the Violence

Arianna Kemis Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2013

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and WSU's Violence Prevention Programs (VPP) is spreading the word.Nikki Finnestead, violence prevention coordinator at VPP, said this month is an excellent opportunity to highlight issues of relationship violence on campus.“We know that our data indicates that t...

ASWSU pushes appeals

Zack Briggs Evergreen ASWSU reporter

October 10, 2013

The ASWSU Senate delivered a resolution to the Department of Residence Life emphasizing the need for a transparent appeals process for paraprofessionals who undergo termination.At their Wednesday meeting in CUB 204, The Senate unanimously approved a motion to provide more than 150 WSU sponsors and r...

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