College of Arts and Sciences

Global Campus: 30 years of opportunity

In 1992, Washington State University extended its land-grant mission by launching one of the nation’s first opportunities for students to pursue a degree from anywhere on the globe through distance delivery. Today, our Global Campus is the second largest campus by enrollment in the WSU system with more than 4,000 students enrolled in one of […]

Acclaim for teaching excellence

Bala Krishnamoorthy, professor of mathematics and statistics at WSU Vancouver, has been named the first recipient of the Yang “Wendy” Liu Award for Excellence in Teaching International Students. In nominating Krishnamoorthy for the award, PhD student James Asare noted, “In all three of Bala’s classes I took, what struck me the most was his careful […]

Pullman Outstanding Seniors excel in diverse fields

An international researcher, a police cadet, a certified nursing assistant, and a young mother who speaks five languages (in addition to baby talk) are among the 24 College of Arts and Sciences students named Outstanding Seniors of 2022, all of whom are exemplary in their academic achievements, leadership, and service to the community.

College honors for faculty, staff, students

Eighteen faculty, two staff, and five graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the 2022 College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social in April. Professor Craig Hemmens, a national leader in ethical criminal justice practices, and Choong-Shik Yoo, a pioneer in static high pressure

Rising diversity at WSU

The graduating Class of 2022 is one of the most diverse in WSU history. This year’s largest-ever percentage of students of color completing their degrees “is a continuation of a trend that WSU has observed over the last several years,” said Saichi Oba, vice provost for enrollment management. “We believe there’s a lot more room […]

Most-read research stories of 2021

As the pandemic dragged into its second year, Washington State University research that grabbed the most media attention either provided some comfort and hope or warned of more dangers ahead. CAS faculty featured in four of the top 10 most popular stories—including the number one spot—and were well-represented in the next 76 press releases tracked […]

Faculty book club tackles Common Reading selection

Sixty faculty from across WSU are reading a shared book and engaging in group discussions surrounding equity and social justice that will impact their students and courses across the university. Hosted by the WSU Teaching Academy, a university-wide organization of teaching experts, the group’s first official book club is the current WSU Common Reading selection Tales […]

Core-to-Career program enhances career readiness

Starting early in their college program, WSU students will soon directly experience how college coursework prepares them to be career ready, thanks to a University Common Requirements (UCORE) general education pilot program. “In this way, classes across several disciplines will feature messaging about career-readiness, and these lessons will impact students even before they declare their […]

Keynote for incoming students: “You belong!”

In her faculty address at the Pullman Convocation ceremony, Melissa Parkhurst took the opportunity to not only welcome incoming students—freshmen, transfers, as well as sophomores who spent their first year online—but to bring greater recognition of the many ways WSU and the Coug family is here to support and help them in their journeys. “It […]