Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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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Studying trauma impact of police killings

It feels personal. The Black college students interviewed by Betty Wilson racially identified with unarmed Black victims of highly publicized police killings. In them, they saw their relatives, their friends — and themselves. “Am I next?” one student asked, encapsulating the ongoing fear many expressed. Wilson herself felt deep sadness in learning about the death […]

Betty Wilson.

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 […]

WSU commencement 2023. Students in cap and gown look up to confetti falling from the ceiling of Beasley Coliseum.

National Gilman Scholarships support study abroad

Eight undergraduates pursing seven different degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences recently received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships toward the study abroad program of their choice. They will use the funding to study in Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain this summer and fall. The Gilman scholarship, an initiative funded by the U.S. […]

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Community and equity training

The Community and Equity Certificate Program is helping faculty and staff across the WSU system expand their understanding of equity-mindedness and build a toolkit for engaging more effectively with students, colleagues, and community partners. Kara Whitman, assistant professor in the School of the Environment, likened the workshop breakout discussions to a faculty learning community where

Turning community service into state law

As a sophomore, Aydan Garland-Miner (’22) founded the WSU chapter of PERIOD, a nonprofit organization that provides support for those who face period poverty. Three years of events, workshops, emails, and distribution events later, she found herself on a Zoom call with members of the Washington State for Menstrual Equity Coalition, watching Gov. Jay Inslee […]

Aydan Garland-Miner.

Graduating seniors in the WSU Top Ten

Six College of Arts and Science students are among the WSU Top Ten Seniors for 2022: Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro. Learn more about them and their plans for the future. Nominated from across the WSU system, these women and men represent the highest standards in […]

Cameron Barton, Michaela Bayerlova, Aydan Garland-Miner, Annie Lu, Jocelyn Granados Mejia, and Cristina Navarro.

Faculty career advancements

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

Outstanding seniors excel in academics, leadership, service

Writers, researchers, scientists, musicians, athletes, activists, adventurers… the 23 students who received this year’s Outstanding Senior honors from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) excelled in academic performance and in service to their department or school and to the broader Washington State University community. Among those honored for 2021 are Regents scholars, National Merit […]

Top Ten Seniors for 2021

Five of the WSU Top Ten Seniors are graduating with degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences: Dallas Hobbs, Brandt Fischer, Samantha King-Shaw, Kyle Kopta, and Ariel Medeiros. For more than 80 years, WSU has recognized top seniors in each graduating class. These women and men represent the highest standards in specific aspects of […]