Civic Engagement

Stats students partner with camp for kids

Each semester, students in Janet Peters’s “Statistics in Psychology” course partner with a regional nonprofit to analyze data and turn it into usable information. “When I started doing service learning in my classes, the first question I asked was ‘How do I help students understand the power of the skills they are learning?” said Peters. […]

Taking the LEAD in fostering student democratic engagement

In recognition of WSU’s high level of student engagement, the university has been selected as a 2019 LEAD Initiative Institution by NASPA, a national organization for student affairs professionals. The honor recognizes colleges and universities that are committed to making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education. WSU is the […]

Foley Fellows to share research across the state

Five WSU College of Arts and Sciences faculty will be speaking around the state about their research in a new partnership between the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service and Humanities Washington, a nonprofit that aims to foster thoughtful conversation and critical thinking. For the next two years, WSU’s “Foley Fellows” will be among […]

Students analyze data, volunteer to aid homeless

Eyes were opened and hearts touched as students in a WSU Tri‑Cities psychology statistics course recently worked with homeless people at Tri‑City Union Gospel Mission. Each semester, Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor of psychology, has her students work with a local service-based organization to provide a real-world experience and “a practical look into how they […]