President’s column: WSU tops Pac-12 for athlete scholars

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student athletes excel on the field, court, baseball diamond and track, not to mention area rivers. Their success takes hours of hard work, dedication and discipline. Many of them also excel in the classroom. Read all of WSU President Elson S. Floyd’s Perspectives column here.

Scientists talk about standing tough in face of opposition

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington geologist who defended his theory of the Missoula flood when everyone else attacked it as wrong will be the subject of a free, public presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 24, in Todd 216 at Washington State University. The event ties to the WSU common reading book, “Being Wrong,” by […]

WSU Vancouver names vice chancellor for academic affairs

Christopher VANCOUVER, Wash. – Renny Christopher has accepted the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at Washington State University Vancouver. She will take her post on Aug. 5. Christopher most recently served as associate provost at California State University, Channel Islands. The vice chancellor for academic affairs is WSU Vancouver’s chief academic officer. Christopher […]

Coug football No. 1 Pac-10 All-Academic Team

Football academics rise sharply under Coach Paul Wulff     Related:   11-15-10 ESPN Northwest – Why Wulff Needs Another Year    11-15-10 KXLY – Wulff win and recruiting should earn him another year (click photo for video commentary) 11-15-10 Ted Miller’s Pac-10 Blog – notes : “Wulff inherited a disaster … but the black smoke […]

It’s not just what you know, but how you think

    Related More information, visit PULLMAN – Some students “get it” during a classroom science lesson, and some don’t.  Both groups would do better, said Jeana Simpson, if they would stop and think about their thinking.   Critical thinking is at the heart of Simpson’s mission to improve science lessons in the Nine […]

Showcase highlights research, scholarship

VANCOUVER – Students and faculty will present a showcase of their research, scholarship and artwork at the 5th Annual Research Showcase at WSU Vancouver. The event will be April 10 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Firstenburg Student Commons; it is free and open to the public.  WSU Vancouver is a nationally recognized […]

Faculty rankings controversial

Faculty in eight disciplines at WSU are among the most productive researchers in the country in their respective fields, earning a top-10 ranking according to a recent survey by Academic Analytics, a for-profit higher education consulting firm owned in part by State University of New York at Stony Brook. According to Academic Analytics, which began […]

Teaching and learning grants deadline Nov. 15

For the third year, WSU will award grants for faculty/staff projects that assess undergraduate learning outcomes and use the results to improve teaching and curriculum. This year, however, applicants are asked to focus their projects specifically at the program and department levels. Also new: The contact person and “answer man” for those with questions about […]