Flooding impacts WSU Extension staff

  Many people in western Washington, including WSU Extension and Research staff,  are still without power or phone service due to flooding earlier this week. Below are a few of their stories and some photos from that region.     * Jennifer Leach, WSU County Extension director, Wahkiakum County: “We were without phone service until this evening….we […]

Rawlins presides at final Pullman commencement

PULLMAN – Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins urged graduates to discover their own truths and live by them as he presided at his final Pullman commencement ceremonies Saturday as the university’s president. Rawlins, who has served as WSU president for seven years, is retiring. Elson S. Floyd, formerly the president of the University […]

WSU receives record construction budget

The waiting is over. Construction dollars are available in the upcoming budget to finish the Life Sciences Building in Pullman. And in the end, it was not even a debatable issue. It was the highlight of a record $180.6 million WSU construction budget released by Senate and House leaders after completing negotiations on the compromise […]

Final budget puzzle solved with $508.6 million for WSU

Legislative leaders believe they have solved the puzzle of the operating budget and the solution will boost Washington State University’s state funding 17.9 percent in the next two years. Student enrollments will increase at all campuses, agricultural research funding will be boosted by $5.3 million, and salaries will increase by an average of 3.2 percent […]

WSU Vancouver prepares for commencement

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver will honor the 740 members of the class of 2007 at the annual commencement ceremony, May 12 at 1 p.m. at The Amphitheater at Clark County in Vancouver. This eighteenth class from WSU Vancouver is the largest ever, with 590 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. The guest speak […]

Asking the good, focused question

Once a Coug, always a Coug. Guy Palmer, professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology, completed his Ph.D. at WSU and left to work for the University of Florida. But when a job opened in 1988, Palmer returned to WSU.  “I wanted to live in the Northwest for recreational purposes and I knew there was strong […]