Monday, as a part of the Feminist/Queer Dialogue Series, an interdisciplinary research team presented their work to a Zoom audience.
The researchers included Cassandra Gulam, associate professor of Spanish language and culture for WSU Vancouver, Harrison Higgs, associate professor of fine arts, and Maria Galindo-Cordova, WSU Vancouver sophomore humanities major.
The research hopes to amplify workers’ voices and illustrate the struggles that they faced during the pandemic. The project also raises awareness of the impact family home childcare providers played on young children’s and family lives.
WSU students Zenna Glaser and Claudia B. Jacobo have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. A Gilman Scholarship enables American students to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures through study abroad so that they may gain skills critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.
Ms. Jacobo, who is from Spokane Valley, is majoring in Japanese and expects to graduate in spring 2024. She will be participating in an exchange program at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, in the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.
Ms. Glaser, from South Carolina, is majoring in International Business and Marketing and expects to graduate in spring 2023. She will be spending the fall 2022 semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai University, which is between Kyoto and Osaka, Japan.
Daniela Carvajal-Macias, a junior pre-law student majoring in Spanish, has been selected for a National High School Equivalency Program/CAMP Association Congressional Internship.
Carvajal-Macias, who is a student in Washington State University’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), will begin her 10-week internship on May 30. She has been assigned to work with Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who has served Arizona’s 3rd congressional district since 2003.
“I am super excited and a little nervous,” Carvajal-Macias said. “I want to learn more about what it is like to work in a congressional office, and I look forward to seeing where this opportunity takes me.”
Carvajal-Macias will work alongside Grijalva’s staff to draft communications to constituents, write and review documents, and strategize to develop and advance legislation on issues he supports. Although CAMP interns typically serve in Washington, D.C., she will carry out her duties virtually due to the pandemic.
The Office of the Provost has named Lisa Guerrero as Washington State University’s associate vice provost for inclusive excellence.
Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of comparative ethnic studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.
“We’re excited to have Dr. Guerrero leading our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic affairs at WSU,” said Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice president. “Lisa brings outstanding professional experience and institutional knowledge to this position and will be a terrific partner for our colleagues across the WSU system.”
Washington artists will have the opportunity to share their creative visions in response to the Black Lives Matter movement with help from a new grant program established by Jordan Schnitzer in partnership with Washington State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program will distribute $2,500 grants to 20 artists across the state of Washington who will be asked to use their voices, experiences, and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism.
A panel is being formed to review the artist submissions which will include: Ryan Hardesty, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU; Io Palmer, associate professor , Department of Fine Arts WSU; Lisa Guerrero, professor, School of Lanuages, Cultures, and Race WSU; Trymaine Gaither, Honors College WSU; and Mikayla Makle, Black Student Union WSU. Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31.