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TRIO program supports students in all areas of life

Staff at WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program support first-generation students, as well as those from lower-income families and students with disabilities.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

A first-generation student described her college experience as a rollercoaster ride. But with the support of WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program, she is able to navigate through higher education as a mother and student.  "When TRIO says that they really focus on the studen...

GPSA Senators talk stipends, childcare center

GPSA Senators will meet again for a GPSA Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2020

GPSA senators met to discuss registered student organizations, upcoming training and the Python Working Group, which focuses on a computer programming language that processes data during a meeting Monday night.  Jill Creighton, associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students, spok...

GPSA senators vote in new member, discuss training resources

GPSA senators met virtually for the first time on Monday.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2020

GPSA senators met for the first time this fall on Monday night to discuss mandatory fees, mentor training and travel grants.  There are two upcoming Professional Development Initiative events, which involve a project management and teaching assistant workshop, said Anika VanDeen, second-year doctoral student in ...

Wording of vaccine ads matter, WSU alumna says

Porismita Borah, associate professor of strategic communications in WSU's Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, helped with a study on usage of certain language in ads.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Words matter for any organization trying to reach an audience. The same goes for vaccine ads, according to a new WSU study. A recent WSU alumna and an associate professor conducted the first experimental study on how social normative messages in vaccine ads affect consumer behavior.  Xizhu Xiao, stra...

Interim chair’s past experience influences path to horticulture

Amit Dhingra, interim chair for the horticulture department, began his two-year term as chair June 1.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Amit Dhingra was recently named interim chair for the horticulture department.  His two-year term started on June 1. He has served as a horticulture professor at WSU since 2006. Growing up in New Delhi, India, Dhingra said he had an interest in farming but did not know much about the topic. His...

GPSA ends semester with plans for summer

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Monday night marked the last time GPSA senators will meet during the 2019-2020 school year. Senators approved a motion to contribute $5,000 per month during May, June and July for the graduate student grocery subsidy program.  “I think it’s just to be on the safe side to continue this over the summer,” ...

GPSA contributes to safety project, student grocery program

Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the campus-wide safety project will include a blue light crosswalk and blue light station.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

April 14, 2020

GPSA senators approved $10,000 to go toward a campus-wide safety project, as well as $5,000 for a student grocery-subsidy program on Monday night.  Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the safety project will include a blue light crosswalk at the intersection of NE Col...

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