Campaigns to inspire change topic of Tuesday lecture

RICHLAND – Societal changes started by Martin Luther King Jr., but left dormant until the election of President Barak Obama are the focus of a lecture Tuesday at WSU Tri-Cities.   “Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign and Unfinished Agenda in the Era of Obama” will be delivered by Michael Honey at 7 p.m. April 27 in […]

Employees learned about plans and changes

The annual Employee Benefits Fair for the Pullman campus was on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the French Ad/Lighty second floor atrium.   More than 30 vendors were available to answer questions about plans and changes. A Group Health representative explains one of their benefits plans. The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems display table. A […]

Faculty salary study recommends changes

Longstanding underfunding by the state Legislature is the major impediment to faculty salary increases, according to a recently completed report by a Faculty Senate salary committee. Salary compression is also a concern. The Faculty Affairs Committee and Faculty Senate will be considering salary issues, including those raised in the report, and will make recommendations to […]

VP for econ development and extension appointed

Gardner PULLMAN — John C. Gardner, vice president for research and economic development for the University of Missouri system, will become the vice president for economic development and extension for Washington State University on July 1. In making the announcement, WSU President Elson S. Floyd praised Gardner’s long and distinguished career in economic development, agriculture […]

Reformed system, new regulations awaited

Major proposed changes in the state’s personnel system — guaranteed to impact all 2,995 classified staff at Washington State University — were slated to be announced this week from Olympia as WSU Today went to press. Propelling these changes is the Personnel System Reform Act of 2002, which calls for several major actions: • Restructuring […]

Thanksgiving break changes

Due to Thanksgiving Break, be aware of the many changes taking place on campus, Nov. 22-30. Parking changes on campus Parking and Transportation Services has instituted changes in parking regulations affecting parking Nov. 24-29. Only crimson, orange and green permits are valid in crimson zones. Additionally, permits are not required in blue and gray zones […]

Presenter tells how brain research changes teaching

Approximately 175 teachers are meeting this week at Washington State University’s College of Education to learn about the latest research in effective teaching, including the keynote presentation about the educational implications of recent research in brain structure and development. The presenter is Robert Sylwester, emeritus professor of education at the University of Oregon, who focuses […]

State hearings at WSU eye changing residency rules

The hearing will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 405. The public hearings, including a May 27 hearing at University of Washington in Seattle, which is the next step in a process that began Feb. 26 when the HECB filed a formal notice to revise the Washington Administrative […]