Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

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News from University College units, programs, initiatives, and affiliates


Undergraduate Education

1-7-10  WSU Welcomes "Omnivore's Dilemma" Author Michael Pollan to Present Common Reading Lecture Jan. 13 

11-2-09  President, Provost Call for Advising Retreat 12-2-09

4-29-09  OUE Celebrates Excellence of Nearly 50 Faculty, Staff, and Students with Awards Presented in 14 Categories

10-24-08  WSU Appoints General Education Visioning Committee

04-08-08  WSU Undergraduate Education Presented 38 Awards to Students, Faculty for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Writing Program

11-16-09  WSU Writing Program Presents Biennial Report on Junior Portfolio Findings (2007-9)

11-12-09  Writing Contest Winners Lunch with WSU President Elson S. Floyd to Discuss Ideas on Renting, Musical Performances, and Light Pollution

10-12-09  WSU Students Innovatively Pursue the "Write Way" on Oct. 20

8-20-09  WSU Writing Program Ranked Among Nation's "Best" by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2010"

8-07-09 WSU Writing Program Presents at National WPA Conference; Patrick Johnson Lands Award

2-03-09 WSU Writing Program Recieves National Certificate of Excellence (2009)

12-04-08  Writing Across the Curriculum (Writing in the Disciplines) Workshop on "Academic Integrity and Generation Napster" Set for Dec. 16, 2008

4-11-08  Writing Program Administrator Diane Kelly-Riley Lands National Research Grant

1-18-08  WSU Students Access 24/7 Northwest Online Tutoring Consortium

1-04-08  Writing Program Opens New Graduate Student Center

10-29-07  WSU Student Writers Well Prepared for their Disciplines, New Study Reports


Undergraduate Research

3-29-10  Four Students Land WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium Awards

3-24-10  WSU Undergraduate Researchers Share Their Projects, Results at Undergraduate Research Symposium Monday, March 29 in the CUB

3-04-10  WSU Undergraduate First-Year Students Invited to Summer Week to Explore Research

3-02-10  WSU Undergraduate Research Announces Spring 2010 Symposium

1-20-10  Information Sessions Set for Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 (2010)

10-23-09  Twenty-two Receive Auvil Scholars Awards for Fall 2009

8-27-09  Auvil Fellowship Applications Due by Sept. 15, 2009

7-07-09  Six NSF-Funded Summer "Research Experience for Undergraduates" Programs, plus Two Related Programs, Underway at WSU; Most Sites in the Northwest

3-13-09 Seven Students Awarded Weir, Auvil Fellowships for Spring 2009

2-06-09 Summer Research Opportunities (NSF-Funded REU Programs, CURE, and more); Feb. Information Night

11-19-08  Six $2,500 NASA Space Grant Applications Due Dec. 22 for WSU Undergraduates

10-21-08  Eight Students Earn Awards at WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium 2008

10-02-08  Auvil Fellows for Fall 2008 Announced by WSU Undergraduate Research

10-01-08  UGR Symposium (2008) Set for Oct. 17 in Smith Center for Undergraduate Education; Posters on Display Through Mid-Day Oct. 18

9-04-08  Auvil Fellowship Applications for Fall 2008 Due Sept. 12

9-08-08 UGR Gets New Home in Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 509


Learning Communities

6-08-10  Greg Mortenson to Visit WSU in January 2011 for Common Reading Lecture

5-22-10  WSU Selects "Stones Into Schools" by Greg Mortenson as 2010 Common Reading Book for Freshman

2-05-10  Learning Communities Director Named to State Consortium

5-27-09  Omnivore's Dilemma Back on Menu for Common Reading

3-31-09  Common Reading Book Whets Appetite for Learning

3-26-09  WSU Selects "Omnivore's Dilemma" as 2009 Common Reading Book for Freshmen


Honors College (an affiliate unit to the University College)

5-18-10  Honors Students Take Off on Foreign Adventures

5-18-10  Honors Students Focus on Biophilia in New UH 390 Course

5-11-10  Honors College Presents Top Awards to 14 Students, 3 Professors at 2010 Commencement Banquet May 7  

5-11-10  Honors Student Kristofor Nyquist Wins Alumni Association Award for Academics

5-10-10  Honors Student Alan Emanuel Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

4-27-10  Three Honors Students Selected as Highlight Students for WSU’s Spring 2010 Commencement

4-19-10  WSU Libraries Honors Carol Anelli, Three Honors Students as Award Winners at Ceremonies April 21

3-29-10  Honors Students Participate in Three Undergraduate Researh Events; Seven Land Awards

3-24-10  WSU Honors College Represented by 27 Students at Two March 29 Research Events

3-24-10  WSU Honors Students Makeup Nearly Half of Undergraduate Presentations at University’s Academic Showcase

3-24-10  Honors Council Member Rebecca Craft Named WSU Woman of the Year

3-06-10  Honors Alumna Leslie V. Rowe, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique, Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award

2-17-10  Honors College Celebrates 50th Anniversary with V.N. Bhatia Lecture, Student and Faculty Presentations March 6

1-27-10  Assistant Dean Jessica Casslesman Receives WSU Outstanding Academic Advisor Award

12-29-09  Honors College Presents Faculty, Students with Awards at Fall 2009 Commencement

12-17-09  Honors Student and WSU Wide Receiver, Jared Karstetter, Receives Pac-10 Awards

12-14-09  Honors Students Submit Study Abroad Photos for Education Abroad Contest

12-12-09  Honors Student Samuel Kammerzell Highlighted at Fall 2009 Commencement

10-19-09  Eight Honors Students Receive Fall 2009 Auvil Scholars Awards

9-29-09  Rachel Halverson Receives Washington Service Award

9-03-09  Honors Faculty Member Carol Anelli Receives National Teaching Award from Her Discipline

7-31-09  Honors Alumnus Shannon Coulter Named Executive Officer of University of Auburn Naval ROTC Unit

7-29-09  Kristen Kopczynski Helps Evaluate the REU LAR Program

7-15-09  Honors College Students Participate in WSU REU Program

6-27-09 Libby Walker Named Dean of WSU Honors College

5-27-09 Pass with Distinction Spring 2009

5-21-09 Honors Students Andrew Whitaker and Laura Hartner Selected as Highlight Students for WSU 2009 Commencement

5-04-09 Honors Student Emily Rietmann Presents at the Conference on College Composition and Communication

4-27-09 HSAC Lands WSU Award for Educational Impact

4-06-09 Honors Junior Whitney Patterson Recieves Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

3-24-09 Rachel Halverson Presents Honors Invited Lecture March 26 in Honors Hall Lounge

3-17-09 Junior Derick En'Wezoh Elected President of WSU Student Body

3-10-09 WSU Honors Dean Libby Walker Named President of the Western Regional Honors Council

3-03-09 WSU Honors College Hosts Green-Themed Conference in Spokane

2-26-09 Eleven WSU Honors Students Present Work at Western Regional Honors Council Conference

2-04-09 Carol Anelli Recieves WSU Sahlin Faculty Excelelnce Award for Instruction

12-12-08 All Nine Nominees Receive "Pass with Distinction" on Their Fall 2008 Theses

12-01-08  Additional Courses for Spring 2009

11-18-08  Honors' Alumnus Lewis Lee Guest Speaker at December Commencement Ceremonies

11-12-08  Rachel Halverson Receives Teaching Award from Professional Society

11-04-08  Selena Galaviz Named Highlight Student for WSU Commencement Fall 2008

10-27-08 Honors Hosts Regional Conference March 2009 in Spokane; Norton Keynote Speaker

10-13-08 Navarre, Souza, Hohner, and Jordan Receive Prizes at WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium 2008

10-06-08  Philosophy Chair Shier Joins Honors Council

10-02-08  Eleven Honors College Students Named Auvil Fellows for Fall 2008


Center for Advising and Career Development

1-27-10  Jane Parker Receives WSU ACADA "Outstanding Advisor Award"

12-30-09  WSU Career Expo Brings Recruiters to Pullman Feb. 9 in Beasley Colliseum

10-21-09 WSU Career Expo Leads to 245 Student Interviews for Career Positions

9-22-09 More Than 100 Recruiters Converge on WSU for Career Fairs Oct. 6-7


New Student Programs


General Education

12-18-09  Gen Ed Report Approved by Provost

5-15-08  World Civilizations Partners on Information Literacy Project with WSU Libraries

4-24-08  World Civilizations Names Outstanding Students for Spring 2008

4-08-08  WSU Undergraduate Education Celebrates Contributions of World Civilizations' Ken Faunce, Jeff Sellen, and Trevor Bond


Teaching Academy (an affiliate unit of the University College)

1-11-10  WSU Teaching Academy Open Nominations for 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award; Deadline Jan. 29

1-11-10  WSU Offers Graduate Teaching Workshop Jan. 16

12-28-09  WSU Teaching Academy Seeks Nominations for 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award by Jan. 29

1-09-09  WSU Teaching Academy, Graduate School Host Teaching Workshop; Kick Off New Certificate Program

1-08-09  WSU Teaching Academy Opens Nominations for New WSU Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Tenure Track Instructors

5-18-08 Provost's Speaker Series Welcomes Quantitative Reasoning Experts to WSU April 10-11


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