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Mayor Johnson: Hills of Pullman will prepare you for hills of life

GLENN JOHNSON | Pullman mayor, Voice of the Cougs

August 15, 2014


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Welcome back (or welcome for the first time) to Pullman as you start your 2014 fall semester at WSU. This semester represents something new for me as well. For the first time since 1979, I won’t be teaching a class and will miss the daily interaction with students that I’ve enjoyed for 35 years....

Dean of students: Keep calm and ask for help

MELYNDA HUSKEY | WSU dean of students

August 15, 2014


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Greetings and welcome (back) to WSU! We are so glad you’re here and ready to start the school year. As the dean of students, my job is to help you make the most of your WSU experience. Before the semester really kicks off, here are a few tips for starting off right.Don’t let things slide! Go to eve...

A welcome from your student body president

JARED POWELL | ASWSU president

August 15, 2014


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On behalf of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU), I would like to welcome students back to this wonderful place known as Pullman. I hope that all of you had a great summer with some great memories and are ready and excited to get back into the swing of things here at WSU.This ...

Center for Civic Engagement helps students help others

Center for Civic Engagement helps students help others

ERIN MCILRAITH | CCE marketing and communications coordinator

August 15, 2014


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“What is civic engagement?” is the question I’m asked most often by students visiting the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). I can give you some great definitions of civic engagement, but to truly understand what the CCE does, I have to share what civic engagement is all about at its core.It’s ...

Grad students, unite: the GPSA at WSU

MELANIE THORNTON AND NATHAN NEALE | Graduate and Professional Student Association

August 15, 2014


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Welcome to Pullman, new graduate and professional students. On behalf of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), we would like to inform you of a few opportunities and services available to you throughout your time here at WSU, and ways that you can get involved.GPSA is the leading ...

Provost: College marks new chapter in book of life

DAN BERNARDO | WSU provost

August 15, 2014


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Week of Welcome is a magical time in the life of WSU. Our campuses at Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver and the Tri Cities spring back to life as students, faculty and staff reconvene after the summer. A buzz of new activity surrounds residence halls, fraternities and sororities, the Bookie, the CUB and every aca...

New city, same laws: How to behave in Pullman

GARY JENKINS | Pullman Police chief

August 15, 2014


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On behalf of the Pullman Police Department, I would like to welcome new and returning WSU students to Pullman! My staff and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, and you can rest assured that we will do whatever we can to prevent crime and personal injury for those living and lear...

Don’t overlook the advantages of student employment

Francis McNeilly, Staff Assistant-Federal Work Study, Fin Aid | Guest commentary

April 14, 2014


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With national student employment week upon us, what benefit does student employment have?  First, it is an escape from academics. Students have a chance to learn valuable job skills outside of the classroom and have a breather from being buried in books, paper, homework and computer screens.Organiz...

It’s time for more egalitarian gender roles

Professor Laurie Smith-Nelson, Psychology 230 professor | Guest commentary

March 7, 2014


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Gender roles, those pesky expectations imposed by society based on biological sex, have changed in some ways in the last few decades. In other ways, little has changed.Several social forces contributed to changing women’s roles in the 1960s and 1970s.First, more women entered the paid workforce dur...

GIESORC helping LGBT community

Matthew Jeffries, GIESORC Sexual Health Awareness Week Director | Guest commentary

March 7, 2014


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While all students are served through Health and Wellness Services on campus and other area resources, access can sometimes be difficult for LGBT students.Questions that students are asked by medical professionals can be uncomfortable to answer for any student, especially about their sexual history.Sexu...

PETA works to stop animal abuse

Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA Cruelty Investigations Department vice president | Guest commentary

February 24, 2014


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I'll never forget the frigid December night when PETA's fieldworkers found Noel. While many people were celebrating the holidays with their families inside their cozy homes, this sweet, sad dog was tethered to a thorny bush, shivering violently.Scabs and sores covered her ears and tail, and she didn'...

A legacy threatened

ANDREW LUPALOVSKY | Guest commentary

February 14, 2014


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During my time at Washington State University, I became part of a family with 22 members who stand above the rest. Those original 22 members, who I spent day in and day out with, had highs and lows with, and grew so close to may never have become the first brothers I ever had without the experience...

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