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‘A therapist at heart’: Sojourners’ Alliance director says farewell

Steve Bonnar, retired director for Sojourners' Alliance, plays with his Great Pyrenees dog, Moose.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When Rebecca Rucker moved to Washington from California with her son, they were homeless with nowhere to go until they found Sojourners’ Alliance.  There she met Steve Bonnar, who later offered her a job at the organization. Rucker now works at Sojourners’ Alliance as an intake specialist to ...

WSU graduate ‘shines’ academically, outside of class

Sparkle Watts recently graduated from WSU. She will take a gap year then pursue law school.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

WSU graduate Sparkle Watts has a fitting name for her personality, said Donna Arnold, associate director of Multicultural Student Services.  “When she comes into a room, she really just shines,” Arnold said. “She has this charisma working and talking with people.” Watts graduated this s...

Roberta Kelly hangs up her educational cap

Roberta Kelly, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication professor, will say goodbye to teaching as she retires this semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

As senior undergraduate students finish their own last semester at WSU, so will some instructors. After nearly 35 years in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, a prominent communication professor packed her office and prepared to retire. Roberta Kelly, a communication professor from the Bronx in New Y...

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

In her time at WSU, Ariana Andrade has served as president of the Association of Women in Communications, worked as Murrow Ambassador for two years straight, and has worked to improve the Murrow College and WSU community. Andrade transferred to WSU two years ago from Cypress College in Cypress, Cali...

Dahmen Barn home to ‘family’ of artists

Dahmen Barn home to 'family' of artists

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

Art can come in multiple forms: sculpting, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, scratchboards and beading. These mediums are only a few that are showcased at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. Located in Uniontown, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn are housed in exactly that: a barn. Julie Hartwig has ...

Whitman Library Goes Digital

Whitman Library Goes Digital

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

With 14 different locations of the Whitman County Library all closed for quarantine, Director Kristie Kirkpatrick is doing what she can to continue the availability of resources for students and their families. “The change has been challenging,” Kirkpatrick said. “We are adapting as quickly...

Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

Football player, senior reflects on path to graduation

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Athletics has always come naturally for 23-year-old Hayden Schmidt, whether it’s playing club soccer, competing in nationals for roller skating or walking onto the WSU football team. The WSU senior’s passion for soccer began when he was a child, Hayden said. He attended youth camps and eventually...

Serving it forward with one gift card at a time

O-Ramen is one of several restaurants participating in Serve it Forward.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

One WSU employee strove to find a solution for food insecurity that would help both community members and business owners during the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order. Jamie Callison, the executive chef in the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, created a program called Pullman Serves...

Vet hospital adapts animal health care during pandemic

Dr. Catherine Krus, cares for “Rose,” a 3-year-old alpaca suffering with tick paralysis. The tick was located and removed from the dark spot on the neck.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

The WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the largest veterinary referral center in the Pacific Northwest and with COVID-19, the hospital is still open and finding ways to adapt and serve the animals of Whitman County. Public Information Officer Charlie Powell said the hospital is providing care for...

Ways to help: what you can do for your community

Ways to help: what you can do for your community

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

It’s hard when you’re (hopefully) stuck at home in the midst of a global pandemic and there’s not much you can do to help without putting yourself or others at risk. Pullman nonprofits haven’t slowed down though, and there are still ways to help them out whether we want to go outside or not. ...

Locals use 3D printing, laser cutting to make medical supplies

and shipped 510 face shields and hundreds of ear savers in one day, sending them to local towns including Pullman.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

“Makers” of the Palouse united over a Facebook page to make medical supplies for local hospitals during the shortage of personal protective equipment caused by COVID-19. Palouse Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS) is a chapter of a global group, Pauseibilities owner Shishona Turner said, a laser cutt...

History for the new age: Thousands of photos turned digital

KWSC football recreation vs. Baylor

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2020

A photo can last 500 years if it’s stored properly, but its access is limited to in-person.  “I love to have the physical book in hand, but a lot of times, that's not possible,” Lipi Turner-Rahman, Kimble Digitization Center manager, said. “This whole episode [COVID-19] now is showing us ...

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