History

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 […]

Mentoring focus to advance faculty diversity

As the new director of Washington State University’s ADVANCE program, Jennifer Thigpen wants to help provide female and other under-represented faculty members the guidance and mentorship she felt she missed early on in her career. “The opportunity to make the process smoother for others is one of the reasons why I am passionate about the […]

Engaging and inspiring WSU Global students

Nominated by his students, Karl Krotke-Crandall, a WSU Global Campus lecturer in the Department of History, has been honored with the 2021-22 WSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award. “The flexibility of online learning opens the doors of life-changing higher education to a wide variety of people, diversifying our classrooms in

Making the grade and giving back

Three years ago, Marilou Cassidy, then 78 years old, decided to give herself an 80th birthday present: a college degree. She had earned numerous college credits over the years and WSU Vancouver was just 15 minutes away from her home. Even so, “It took me three or four months and a lot of nerve to […]

Tri-Cities Outstanding Seniors for 2022

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.

A champion of information literacy

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 […]

Exploring the labor movement in Portland

An exhibit at The Oregon Historical Society museum co-curated by Laurie Mercier, the Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at WSU Vancouver, delves into three decades of campaigns and actions by a coalition committed to restoring workers’ rights and empowering employees. Founded in 1991, Portland Jobs with Justice became a vibrant