The Daily Evergreen

Rethinking science in elementary classrooms

MADISON CALLAN | Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

With a state grant for more than half a million dollars, WSU faculty are looking to boost science education in classrooms across the country.Andy Cavagnetto, a science educator in the College of Education and the School of Biological Sciences, is the lead principle investigator of the grant, which wa...

TED Talk comes to WSU

MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The series that's featured Steve Jobs, David Blaine and Jane Fonda, among others, is coming to WSU.TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks are viewed by millions worldwide, and on April 26, the renowned lecture series will make a stop in the CUB Senior Ballroom.Fifteen faculty members will deliver ...

Sirens and mass texts nothing to worry about

From staff reports

April 9, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Sirens will blare at precisely 12:05 p.m. Wednesday on the WSU campus.The Office of Emergency Management will conduct its spring semester test of the CougAlert! system, which disseminates timely information during emergencies and other situations that might disrupt normal operations.All subscribed st...

WSU Athletics digging out of $10 million hole

JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

With the Services and Activities Fee Committee looking to wean the WSU athletics department off S & A funds in coming years, the department will depend on its new television contract to pay off its current $10 million deficit.The department has operated at the deficit this fiscal year in an effort ...

I’m James

MADISON CALLAN | Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

His name’s James. It's right there, on his T-shirt.James Lagek, a 20-year-old WSU junior majoring in business and economics, is the founder and sole contributor of Imjames.net, a website that aggregates links for practically every event associated with the university. He’s also fond of his custom-made s...

Remembering Rita

CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Those who knew Rita Dianne Best remember her with a beanie on her head, a toolbox in hand, and a compassionate smile on her face.Best, a 20-year-old WSU senior, was found dead in her College Crest apartment March 30 after acquaintances told police she hadn't been seen recently. A coroner's report reveal...

University’s search for permanent provost underway

BY ZACK BRIGGS | Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Washington State University’s nationwide search for a permanent provost is still underway, and candidate qualifications remain high.The hunt began last November when WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced the formation of a faculty-led search committee.Hired by WSU, Texas-based consulting firm R. Wil...

Woman of the Year leads through experience

Woman of the Year leads through experience

BY MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Researcher, professor, mentor; 2014 WSU Woman of the Year Laura Hill is known for her prevention research but leaves her mark on everyone she meets with her compassion and desire to help others.Leah Hyman, a human development graduate student, nominated Hill as the Woman of the Year."Laura has changed...

Meeting Murrow

BY MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

More than 15 communication professionals visited WSU on Thursday as a part of the annual Murrow Symposium to give insight and tips to students interested in the field.Speakers from around the nation discussed creating multimedia packages, network careers, and the latest digital trends.“Very informing f...

University distributes funds to campus organizations

University distributes funds to campus organizations

BY JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="1aba0ec2-bbc8-11e3-bcd4-001a4bcf6878"}}The mandatory Services and Activities fees will rise in the 2014-2015 academic year by 4 percent.The Services and Activities Fee Committee met Thursday night to discuss how funds will be allocated for the coming year. After five...

Association for Women Faculty honor outstanding grad students

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The Association for Faculty Women honored graduate students whose work benefited their community.Three students received the Harriett B. Rigas Award, two the AFW Founders Award, and one the Karen Depaul Leadership Award at the WSU Association for Faculty Women awards ceremony last night.Recipients of the Riga...

WSU waives tuition for students impacted by mudslide

FROM STAFF REPORTS

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU is offering to waive tuition for students impacted by the massive Snohomish County mudslide.President Elson S. Floyd created the initiative to alleviate the financial burden for students from the Darrington and Oso communities coming to WSU for the 2014-2015 academic year. He announced initiative in a...

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