Nairanjana Dasgupta, professor, mathematics, was awarded the 2019 Washington State University President’s Award for Leadership and Engagement.
Carrie Cuttler, assistant professor, psychology, won the 2019 Student Choice Award for Best Professor at WSU.
Anna Plemons, clinical assistant professor, English, WSU Tri Cities, was named the University’s 2019 Woman of the Year.
Eric Dexter, doctoral candidate, environment, WSU Vancouver, was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral research fellowship by the European Commission.
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, professor, psychology, was chosen to deliver the Distinguished Faculty Address at WSU Showcase 2019.
Lori Wiest, professor, music, was named to receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award in Leadership at WSU Showcase 2019.
Clif Stratton, assistant professor, history, was named to receive the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Instructors and Clinical Faculty at WSU Showcase 2019.
Diane Gillespie, professor emeritus, English, was named to receive the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award at WSU Showcase 2019.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, music, released a new CD titled YAZZ Band (WSU Recordings). The disc also features music faculty members Sarah Miller, Brian Ward, and David Jarvis, along with alumni Patrick Sheng and PJ Kelley, and Professor Emerita Ann Marie Yasinitsky. YAZZ Band was recorded in the WSU Recording Studio by David Bjur, recording engineer. Bebop Spoken Here, UK, named YAZZ Band among “CDs of the Year – Big Bands.”
Veronica Sandoval, doctoral candidate, languages, cultures, and race, was keynote speaker at the annual Children of Aztlan Seeking Higher Education (CASHE) conference whose theme was “You are the ripple that causes the movement.” She also was awarded the Arnold and Julia Greenwell Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities from the Graduate School at WSU and received the Chicana Caucus Student Scholarship at the 45th Annual Meeting of National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. Sandoval authored “Immigration, Surveillance, and Unaccompanied Minors in the Rio Grande Valley: Nepantla Praxis in the Works of Borderland Artist Celeste De Luna” in 2018 El Mundo Zurdo 6 (Aunt Lute Press).