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Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

One of Linda Vargas’ first memories was crossing the U.S. border and missing her dog, who she had to leave behind, she said during an event that encouraged people to vote.  The WSU Undocumented Initiatives’ event “Why You Should Vote: Voting as an UndocuAlly” featured several WSU students ...

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...

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last 26 days, 924 cases were confirmed within Whitman County. Before that, there were 142 confirmed positive cases over an approximately five-mon...

Students connect medical history to today’s practice

Thinh Tran reached out to his roommates, friends and professors to create the History of Medicine Club, which he started in fall 2019.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor

August 24, 2020

Thinh Tran grew up in a family centered around business, but he decided to go a different route. Tran, senior molecular biology major, saw his family practitioner when he was younger and realized that was the path he wanted to take. Now as a senior, Tran leads the History of Medicine Club, which ...

‘Home to me means being with my sisters’

President Mailari Munoz said she felt like an outcast before joining the Kappa Delta Chi multicultural sorority at WSU.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

When Mailari Munoz gets a good grade and posts about it on Snapchat, she can expect her sorority sisters to swipe up and send her congratulatory messages. After transferring to WSU when she was 21, Munoz wanted to find her place in the university. When she joined Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Rho Ch...

Students find their inner leader

The three-tiered program offered by WSU allows students to attend workshops and engage in community service, like Adopt-a-Block. WSU alumna Keanna Maki says she went to Spokane to hear speakers talk about their leadership position.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Kaye Gill joined the Emerging Leaders certificate program as a freshman because she was interested in leadership but could not see herself as a leader. Three years later, Gill is the director of the Cougar Leadership Team, which organizes the three-tier leadership program starting with Emerging Leaders. “I’m...

Group celebrates Mexican culture

The Ballet Folklorico de WSU group has previously performed
at Mom’s Weekend, recognition events and graduation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Michelle Cordova decided to lead Ballet Folklorico at WSU with one goal in mind: connecting people to their roots using dance.  Ballet Folklorico is a new WSU club led by Cordova, sophomore landscape architecture major. She was born in Seattle and moved to Mexico when she was two years old.  F...

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 13, 2020

WSU students may soon see more information about practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as part of a new system-wide “Cancel COVID” campaign.  Students who are interested in health communication, health promotion or spreading awareness about COVID-19 can apply to be Cancel COVID Champions online...

WSU human resource officer joins national board as region representative

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in the university's human resources department since 1999.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

When Theresa Elliot-Cheslek graduated from WSU in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in sociology, she was adamant that she would never go back to eastern Washington. “Things change when you get older,” she said. Elliot-Cheslek, WSU vice president and chief human resource officer, has served in ...

WSU officials address COVID-19 concerns in online town hall

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU must submit a financial plan to the state government, which is due June 1.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall meeting today that administrators are planning for some in-person learning at all WSU campuses for the fall 2020 semester.  This does not mean that next semester will look “normal” like fall 2019 did, said Bryan Slinker, interim provost a...

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom's Weekend


March 13, 2020

WSU Pullman students received an email Friday morning saying classes will be held online for the rest of the semester and Mom's Weekend is canceled.  This decision only applies to WSU Pullman at this time, said Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications. Weiler sai...

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

WSU cancels Mom's Weekend, other university events

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU canceled a number of university events in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on social gatherings of more than 250 people in some counties. Here is a list of canceled and postponed events as well as some that are still happening as of March 14: Canceled: Mom’s Weekend ...

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