The first complex weapon system developed by humans is helping Washington State University students learn about both ancient technological innovation and modern-day experimental archeology. Originating in Europe over 30,000 years ago, the “atlatl” consists of a short stick or board with a cup at one end that enables the wielder to throw a dart farther […]
The Department of Physics and Astronomy was recognized by WSU leadership for its outstanding assessment of student learning and the associated implementation of positive changes to its undergraduate curriculum and instruction at the Fall 2022 Celebration of Assessment Excellence, held this month on the Pullman campus.
From Thoreau’s cabin to Wharton’s mansions to Dreiser’s skyscrapers and Ann Petry’s streets, American literature brims with vivid depictions of built environments that strongly influence individual lives, communities, and culture. Exploring these stories to understand ways
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 […]
Prior to 2020, students enrolled in Washington State University’s natural resource ecology course (SOE 300) made field trips to Kamiak Butte County Park, 20 minutes north of Pullman, as part of a semester-long project. As lovely as spending class time off-campus in nature is, it’s also a challenge for students who don’t drive. During the pandemic, […]
In his Politics of Developing Nations summer course (Pol_S 400), Richard Elgar begins each class with a pop music song whose lyrics apply to the lesson’s subject matter. “The Clash appears quite a lot, like ‘Rock the Casbah’ when we look at the Middle East,” said Elgar. “Also songs like ‘Zombie’ by the Cranberries when […]
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
Two arts & sciences faculty members teaching in two of the most popular disciplines at WSU have been honored by the Washington State University Teaching Academy for their excellence in teaching and learning across the institution.
Students who speak Spanish fluently but who learned the language informally, perhaps at home, will soon have an opportunity to increase their competency and improve their writing skills in a course being developed by Sophia López-López, assistant professor of Spanish. Spanish for Heritage Speakers (SPAN 308) will help students gain a formal understanding of the […]
Blythe Duell, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, earned her PhD at WSU Pullman in 2008. After teaching at a small college in the south, she returned to her alma mater to teach and help train the next generation of community-engaged students.