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Tree-planting honors WSU pioneer

BY MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The legacy of one of Washington state’s and WSU’s earliest pioneers came full circle Tuesday when a tree directly related to the one he originally owned was planted at WSU's arboretum in honor of Earth Day.The butternut tree, which was brought to the state by pioneer George Washington Bush more than 100 y...

Student leader awarded for violence prevention

Student leader awarded for violence prevention

BY MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU Ph.D. candidate for criminal justice and criminology recently won an award for her outreach and dedication on teaching bystanders violence prevention.Ph.D. candidate Amber Morczek was recently awarded the Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award, a $1,500 scholarship to further her research.The award is ...

Provost and VP candidates to make rounds at WSU

From staff reports

April 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU committee has selected two finalists for the positions of university provost and executive vice president, both of whom will speak at public forums this week in the CUB Auditorium.A. Dale Whittaker, the vice provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and acting vice president for Student Affair...

Planning a fairer education

BY MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The new director of a center at WSU is dedicated to preparing to-be teachers with an education curriculum sensitive to Native teaching.Francene Watson was recently named the new director for the Clearinghouse on Native Teaching & Learning at WSU.The Clearinghouse is a professional development center that...

Quinoa on the Palouse

BY NOHELANI QUIGTAR | Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Assistant Professor Kevin Murphy will discuss all things quinoa at the Innovators Lecture Series in Seattle on April 24.The Innovators Lecture Series is an event highlighting research made by WSU professors and scientists and promoting informed discussion about matters of vital importance in the 21st c...

Volunteers work for environmental awareness

BY MADISON CALLAN | Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Service, sustainability and environmental awareness will be celebrated all week in honor of Earth Day.The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), Student Involvement, the ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and the WSU Environmental Science Club are working to host various events on campus each day to ...

Students seek bone marrow donations to fight cancer

BY SHANE MICHARD | Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Marcus Fowler, a Pullman resident diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2011, survived because of a bone marrow transplant.“If you donate to somebody, chances are you just saved their life,” Fowler said. “I am only here because I had a transplant.”In order to save lives like Fowler’s, a new...

Twelve days until Zoe Underground, Interfaith House to be evicted from WSU’s campus

BY MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER AND MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporters

April 18, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Zoe Underground and the Interfaith House, both leasers of a historic building on the north end of campus, have received notices to evict the building by the end of April.The current owner, Synod of Alaska-Northwest, is a Presbyterian oversight council that manages religious institutions across the Pacific North...

New task forces for branch campuses

FROM STAFF REPORTS

April 17, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU President Elson S. Floyd and Interim Provost Dan Bernardo recently approved the creation of two new task forces to evaluate and improve current academic and administrative systems at WSU branch campuses."We are a broad-reaching research and land-grant institution with multiple locations, so the goal is, how do we plan in...

ASWSU to cease substantive bills

FROM STAFF REPORTS

April 17, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

ASWSU announced that no substantive bills will likely be passed this semester in a meeting Wednesday.Now that the end of spring semester is only a few weeks away, the senate is expediting bylaw modifications for the incoming 44th senate.“It’s pretty normal for senates to ramp up bills and agendas ...

Shark soup discussions on the menu for animal welfare forum

Shark soup discussions on the menu for animal welfare forum

BY ZACK BRIGGS | Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The ethics of shark fin soup and the issue of animal welfare were called into question last night.More than a dozen WSU students attended a public forum organized by the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) yesterday to discuss issues associated with animal wellbeing, from local and global angles.  “G...

Taking selfies with strangers to learn more

From staff reports

April 14, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Four WSU students have begun a week-long campaign that challenges others to snap pictures of themselves with complete strangers.Through various social media, the creators of the Selfies with a Stranger campaign ask fellow students to leave their comfort zones and interact with people they might other...

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