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Tri-Cities Outstanding Seniors for 2022

Cougar spirit mark.One graduating student from each department in the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU Tri-Cities was honored as an “Outstanding Senior” at a reception in April 2022. Students were selected by faculty in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their time at WSU Tri-Cities.

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A champion of information literacy

Katy Whalen.Katy Whalen, assistant director of the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) first-year course at WSU Pullman, believes the key to students gaining and practicing information literacy skills lies in tapping into their own natural curiosity.

“Curiosity…prompts us to ask critical questions about the world around us—and to sometimes make personal connections to the subject matter before » More …

College honors for faculty, staff, students

Previews of award posters for Choong-Shik Yoo, Cheryl Schultz, Sarah Barnett, and Ryan Rice.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 » More …

Fighting for Uncle Sam and for civil rights

Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on two fronts.A new documentary about African Americans who fought in the U.S. military in the late 1800s and early 1900s features expert commentary from Ryan Booth, an assistant professor of history at Washington State University.

“Both the Buffalo Soldiers and the Indian Scouts have been waiting a long time for their story to be told,” Booth said. “My hope is that this documentary gives people a better understanding » More …

Celebrating WSU authors

Crimson Reads 2022: An annual celebration of WSU authors.Three speakers, including a history alumnus and an English faculty poet, kicked off the WSU Libraries’ “Crimson Reads” event in March 2022. The annual showcase highlights the diverse publishing activity and achievements of WSU authors who have authored, co-authored, or edited a book, including e-books, within the past year.

This year’s theme, “Reflections of Home: Contextualizing Meaningful Spaces Through Literature,” included presentations by: » More …

Faculty career advancements

Collage of unnamed faculty and staff members.Twenty-four College of Arts and Sciences faculty members across the WSU system were promoted and/or granted tenure for 2022—the most career advancements awarded by the Office of the Provost to any of the institution’s 11 colleges this year. Tenure and promotion recognize scholars who are leaders in their fields. Promotions were awarded » More …