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Awards honor outstanding faculty, staff, and students

Undergraduate awards Twenty-three outstanding seniors, each representing a degree program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, will be honored at a separate medallion ceremony on Friday, May 3, the day before commencement. By College of Arts and Sciences for WSU Insider.

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WSU Pullman hosting high school linguistics competition

Washington State University’s Pullman campus is a host site for the initial round of this year’s North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition. As part of the annual contest, high school students from around the country use their logic skills to work through complex linguistics puzzles, often centered on decoding ciphers. Students who do well in […]

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Certificate programs open doors for undergraduates

Quantifying soft skills and problem-solving initiative can be tricky for new graduates heading to the job market. Three new interdisciplinary certificate programs offered by the Department of Art will provide students with recognized credentials that demonstrates their interdisciplinary skills and perspective. The three certificates — business of art, eco-arts and public engagement, and graphic design — offer any WSU student the […]

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Ashley Boyd appointed as new UCORE director

Helping faculty design classes for the new equity and justice course designation and addressing the changing educational landscape catalyzed by ChatGPT are two areas that Ashley Boyd, incoming director of University Common Requirements (UCORE), looks forward to addressing.  Boyd, a Washington State University associate professor of English, began her new position as UCORE director on […]

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]

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Boyd and de Vries selected as research faculty fellows

The Office of Research is proud to welcome two new faculty fellows for the 2023 academic year. Ashley Boyd, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English, and Tor de Vries, assistant professor in the Department of Digital Technology and Culture, have both been selected to assist in furthering the Office […]

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AAPI students work together on art for racial healing

On Jan. 17, in a bustling hallway on the main floor of WSU Pullman’s Compton Union Building—known by students as the “CUB”—some people had stopped to stare. In between the crimson pillars was a long panel half-painted in earthen shades, periwinkles, and soft warm tones. Off to the side, the accompanying sign read: “AAPI Mural.”

Members of the Washington State University community participate in National Day of Racial Healing activities around the Pullman campus.

Once a Coug, always a Coug

Transfer student Carrie Colbert earned her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies at WSU, graduating in 2009, and then earning an MBA at Grand Canyon University. She currently works for ALSCO, a linen company. One of her tips for current students: ask for help when [you need] help and remember “that you become part of a […]

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Power of Poetry

From her theater work to becoming editor-in-chief of a literary journal, Noelle Niemeier is determined to prove writing is just as important as careers in STEM. Niemeier, an English major on the creative writing track, wanted to work in writing ever since she was a little kid. She began journaling song lyrics and channeling her […]

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