Seven-year-old George wants to design computer games. Five-year-old Erik hopes to become a policeman. Fourteen-year-old Jaime finds archaeology and history fascinating. These youngsters and dozens of their peers recently took an important step toward achieving their dreams by participating in the Data Literacy Playshops program hosted by Washington State University data scholars. The youth and […]
Students majoring in digital technology and culture (DTC) at WSU Pullman spent three days on a professional field trip to connect classroom learning to real-world careers and learn first-hand about the work of creative professionals. The five students began their experiential learning at the Vancouver campus, where the Pullman students were able to connect with […]
Amid rising global demand for workers skilled in contemporary technologies who are also culturally literate, Washington State University is making changes to enhance the popular Digital Technology and Culture program. One of WSU’s fastest-growing degree programs with more than 400 students across four campuses—Pullman, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Global—DTC was recently elevated to department status, providing […]
Joel Kemegue, Campus Civic Poet for 2023, presented his original poems “Saturn Devouring His Son” and “Afrocentric Studies: Geography” before a live audience in Avery Hall at the Department of English’s January Open Mic night. Kemegue is a fourth-year English major with a focus in creative writing.
The College of Arts and Sciences honored Zachary Humphreys, an aspiring lawyer and public official, as bearer of its gonfalon in the fall 2022 commencement ceremony at WSU Pullman. Humphreys, who majored in political science on the pre-law track, carried the college’s shield-shaped banner in the event celebrating December graduates. Selection as a college gonfalon […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just in time for the holidays, Washington State University Emeritus Professor of Music Greg Yasinitsky has a new song, “It’s Santa!,” which is now streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, and more. “It’s Santa!” has a fun, swinging rat pack vibe of vocals backed by a roaring big band. The band is Yasinitsky’s […]
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