Economic Issues Conference Dec. 6-7 in Pasco

PULLMAN – Energy and agriculture will be the focus of the first annual WSU Economic Issues and Outlook Conference scheduled Dec. 6-7 at the Red Lion Inn at Pasco. “The agriculture and energy sectors are operating in unprecedented economic conditions and experiencing record commodity prices,” said Tom Marsh, associate professor in WSU’s School of Economic […]

WSU provides rural poor with support

PULLMAN – WSU’s role as a land-grant university has reached global proportions. In addition to its presence in the state’s 39 counties, the university has made a commitment to the rural poor in developing countries, from Malawi and central Asia, to Afghanistan and now Iraq. WSU is working to develop and promote alternative livelihood options […]

Economic battle awaits combat vets

(Photo: Alair MacLean. Photo by Shari Clevenger, WSU Vancouver) Combat veterans from the military draft period — those who actually fought in America’s wars from World War II to Vietnam — are less likely to be employed or to have been employed, according to a WSU study. If employed, they tended to earn less than […]

WSU offers insights on infrastructure

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink and WSU Professor of Economic Sciences Ken Casavant will present, “Transportation: Economic Incentives and Infrastructure in Southwest Washington,” at 7:30 p.m., May 23. The free presentation will be in the WSU Vancouver Administration Building, room 110, and is open to the public. The presentation, co-sponsored by […]

Outreach inventory: get your program on the list

Quick, describe the difference between any two of the following: outreach, extension, engagement and extended university services. If you’re a bit fuzzy or utterly stumped, don’t feel alone. There certainly is some overlap between these programs and terms. But, one term you want to clearly understand — regardless of what department you are in — […]