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Christine Horne

Do Americans want to use more renewable energy?

Yes they do – regardless of whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, according to new research by Washington State University sociologists.

Christine Horne, professor of sociology, and Emily Kennedy, assistant professor of sociology, published a study in the journal Energy Policy that shows many Americans would prefer to power their homes with wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy if given the option.

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WSU Vancouver to present three top awards at 2017 commencement May 6

Washington State University Vancouver will present its 2017 awards for research, student achievement and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. The following three individuals in the College of Arts and Sciences will each receive a Chancellor’s Medallion:

Candace Goucher
Goucher

Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence–Candice Goucher, professor of history

Chancellor’s Award for Student Achievement– Julian Rivas, B.A., social sciences, with a concentration in human resources administration and a certificate in case management

Enrique Brouwer
Brouwer

Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence– Enrique Brouwer, instructor of psychology, and foreign languages and cultures.

 

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Sahlin awards honor outreach, teaching, leadership, research

Two members of the College of Arts and Sciences are among the four WSU faculty to receive the 2016-17 Sahlin awards at the Showcase Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet on March 31.

Julie Kmec
Kmec
Craig Parks
Parks

Julie Kmec, Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Sociology, will receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction; and Craig Parks, professor of psychology and assistant vice provost, will receive the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Leadership. » More …

WSU’s online bachelor’s degree program earns high ranking

Washington State University has again ranked highly in a list of the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the country. In U.S. News & World Report’s ranking, WSU came in 15th among all bachelor’s programs in the U.S. Last year, it ranked 34th.

Four of the six most popular majors for WSU online students are in the College of Arts and Sciences: social sciences, psychology, criminal justice, and political science. Last fall, more than 2,000 undergraduate students, and nearly 1,000 graduate students, were enrolled.

The university plans to add three online degrees this summer, including a bachelor of science degree in data analytics with specializations offered through CAS.

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Vancouver native crowned Miss Washington

A WSU social sciences student from Vancouver is on her way to the 2017 Miss America pageant.

Alicia Cooper
Alicia Cooper

Miss Clark County Alicia Cooper was crowned Miss Washington on Saturday after competing for the title against pageant representatives from other regions in the state.

Cooper, 21, plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in social science and a minor in psychology at WSU. » More …