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Students partner with local businesses, gain real-world writing experience

A technical writing course at WSU Tri-Cities partnered with local businesses and organizations to produce documents ranging from manuals, to booklets, to instruction guides. This opportunity allowed students to hone the skills they cultivated throughout the course to fulfill a real-world business need. Vanessa Cozza, clinical assistant professor of English and instructor of the course, […]

Bridging world history: African metalworking, Caribbean foods, and more

Although she spent much of her career in administrative positions, history professor Candice Goucher has always thought of herself as a scholar first and foremost. Her research combines the theories and methods of history, archaeology, ethnography, art history, ecology and chemistry. She is well known for her books and articles on African foodways, metallurgy, and […]

WSU physicist receives prestigious U.S. Department of Energy early career award

Brian Collins, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received one of only 59 national Early Career Research awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for 2017. Around 700 scientists from across the country applied for the award. The five-year, $750,000 grant will support Collins and his team of graduate and undergraduate students in their […]

Art for Life’s Sake

WSU Vancouver’s fine arts department may not have a lot of person-power, but it has a powerful commitment to the creative well-being of the campus. Art classes can help with practical skills such as eye-hand coordination and the ability to move between digital and analog experiences. And they can instill critical thinking and cultural awareness […]

Game Day

Imagine running through a fantastical digital world of myth and danger—treasures and ancient artifacts around every corner. Now imagine being a new college graduate and saying “I built that” in a job interview. Both are reality for the 2017 graduates of the WSU Vancouver Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Last May, the program graduated […]

Top Ten Senior Awards

Five of this year’s Top Ten Seniors are receiving a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. A sixth is receiving two CAS minors. For more than 80 years, Washington State University has recognized 10 of the top seniors in each graduating class. These five women and five men represent the Pullman campus’ highest […]

WSU freshman displays grit, glamour, community spirit

Washington State University freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss (IJM) pageant. The lively and lovely 19-year-old from Tacoma is Washington’s reigning IJM teen queen […]

Arts & Sciences recognizes top faculty, staff, students

Fourteen faculty, six staff and six graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social in April. Regents Professor Greg Yasinitsky, director of the School of Music and acclaimed saxophonist, received the college’s highest honor, the Distinguished Faculty award, in recognition of his 35-year career […]

The matter of antimatter

Deep in the bowels of a large brick building on the WSU campus is a laboratory guarded by red flashing lights and warning signs. A tiny window in the door offers glimpses of stainless steel machinery while a low pulsating hum emanates through thick concrete walls. Inside the W. M. Keck Antimatter Laboratory, a deuteron […]

Online psychology degree ranks among nation’s best

WSU recently was recognized for excellence in psychology education among colleges and universities nationwide. Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) ranked WSU’s online degree program in psychology among the 12 “Best Online Psychology Degrees for 2016.” Only one other Pac-12 school made the list of 50 top programs among the thousands of colleges offering online psychology degrees. […]