Coug Life

WSU programs partner to get more students outside

WSU School of the Environment professor Alex Fremier believes there is no substitute for students immersing themselves in the environments they study. But figuring out how to get them to those environments, feed and shelter them, and keep them safe is outside his area of expertise. That’s why, when he takes his class on a […]

Students embrace historical significance in Palouse course

A multidisciplinary humanities course is taking Washington State University undergraduates out of the classroom and into the Palouse. Part of WSU’s First-Year Focus Program, the course Landscapes of the Palouse introduces undergraduate students to the importance of the region through activities that contemplate its many histories. They engage with people who live, work, and care about […]

History senior to speak at World War II conference, travel to Normandy

History scholar and 2023 WSU graduate Alicia Callahan’s Honors College thesis about the heroic efforts of World War II soldiers has drawn national attention, earning her a summer speaking engagement in Washington, D.C., and a trip to Normandy, France. Callahan, who was honored as this year’s Department of History Outstanding Senior, will present her thesis about the U.S. Army’s heroic 6th Armored Division’s service […]

Chemistry at-home lab kits keep students on track

To help chemistry students complete hands-on lab requirements while transitioned to remote instruction due to COVID-19, the Department of Chemistry will provide home lab kits to students taking selected undergraduate chemistry courses during the Summer 2020 term. “Given the current ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order in Washington state, we revisited the idea of lab kits […]

First-generation student a champion for equity and inclusion

History student and vice president of the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC) Savanna Navarro Kresse is excited for the grand opening of the new Mosaic Center for Student Inclusion open in September. Located in the Floyd Building, the center is dedicated to diverse students of all kinds allowing them to gather, learn […]

Art for Social Change showcase and winners

The annual Art for Social Change Competition and Showcase shines a light on local artwork that express the significance of social justice, community building and black history. This year, accepted works were featured in a public exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery 3 and awards presented by co-sponsoring departments across campus. Students from all campuses […]

WSU Fight Song, composed by students, turns 100

As the patriotic fervor from World War I began to subside, students at then-Washington State College found themselves uninspired by the songs associated with the school. Two senior music students, Zella Melcher of Spokane, Wash., and Phyllis Sayles of Lapwai, Idaho, took on the task of writing new music to energize the student body. “They debuted their creation to great […]