Enjoying leading in the midst of seismic flux

    PULLMAN – John Fraire’s world is in seismic flux – restructuring of his division, doctoral thesis deadlines, changing student demographics, enrollment growth expectations and, like everyone else, budget cuts. But despite the demanding challenge, he’s enjoying it.   Seven months ago, WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced a major reorganization of the university’s […]

First student of color bridges two cultures

  Ihei Yamauchi is pictured at the front right in this 1908 photo of the WSU Civil Engineering Society.     Excerpted from an article by Hayao Nakahara in the 2010 issue of Insight magazine, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment     WSU’s first student of color was born in Japan. Although he returned […]

Tri-Cities lands $1.1M grant for student services

  WSU Tri-Cities graduation 2010. Photo Courtesy of WSU Tri-Cities.     RICHLAND – WSU Tri-Cities received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a Student Support Services Program for low-income and first-generation students.     WSU Tri-Cities will use this five-year grant to increase student success to graduation. About […]

Student Support Services lands U.S. DOE grant

    Related U.S. Department of Education Federal Trio program   PULLMAN – The U.S. Department of Education will award WSU $223,496 a year for five years to continue the university’s Student Support Services program (SSS).   This is the third federal grant to support the WSU SSS program since its inception, said Lucila Loera, […]

Yakima Valley students eye health care careers

    PULLMAN – About 20 Yakima Valley high school students will interact with health care educators and professionals July 19-22 in the sixth annual “Connecting Youth with Health Careers” program on the WSU Pullman campus. The camp at WSU takes place during the last week of a four-week program and it is organized by the Yakima Valley […]

Nominations for community awards invited

VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver established two Community Awards of Distinction as part of its 20th anniversary celebration last year. The awards will be presented annually and nominations are currently being accepted.   The awards will be presented to community members or organizations in two categories: community partnership and equity, diversity and inclusion. Any member of the community […]

Graduate numbers increase

WSU graduate student numbers continue to climb for fall 2008. Tenth-day enrollment figures show 3,396 graduate students — up from 3,330 in fall 2007.   Enrollments showed the most growth on the Pullman (up 26) and Spokane (up 34) campuses while WSU Tri-Cities dropped by nearly 40 students. WSU Vancouver increased by 4.   “Over […]

WSU Vancouver film festival features diverse directors

  Still image from director Charles Burnett’s film “Killer of Sheep.”   VANCOUVER  – “Visions From the Inside: Directors Look at Their Communities,” is the first diversity film festival to be offered at WSU Vancouver. Ten films will be shown Sept. 10 to Oct. 14 at various afternoon and evening times in the Administration Building, […]