Honors student, Hannah Utter, receives award in creative nonfiction
Honors student, Hannah Utter, has been awarded the Western Regional Honors Council Literature Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her creative nonfiction essay was chosen by a faculty committee at the University of Wyoming and will be published in Scribendi—the Western Regional Honors Council’s literary magazine based at the University of New Mexico. Hannah has been invited to attend the WRHC annual conference and award ceremony in Bozeman, Montana, March 2019, to receive her cash prize and recognition.
Jokes aside, the English language is a huge and diverse system containing over 170,000 words. With the language constantly adapting, that number only grows. In a language so large, word choice is incredibly important for authors as they write because words are able to evoke a range of feelings and emotions.
“Word choice and arrangement is foundational to good writing,” said Annie Lampman, a clinical assistant professor who teaches creative writing in the Honors College. » More …
The Walton Lecture brings a distinguished leader in the insurance and risk management field to campus to share professional perspectives with students. The lecture is hosted by the WSU College of Business’ Department of Finance and Management Science and made possible through an endowment from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington. The endowment honors Max Walton, the group’s past president.
Keynote speaker: Steve Legg, Director of Risk Management, Starbucks Coffee Co., CPCU, ARM
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 5 – 6 p.m.
Location: Todd 216
Sponsor: Department of Finance and Management Science
Steve Legg has been with Starbucks since 1997, serving as director of risk management since 2006. His responsibilities include global property and casualty insurance, claims management, risk financing activities, and management of the risk team within Starbucks’s treasury and risk management department. Legg served on the Board of the Washington State RIMS chapter for seven years, serving as president in 2005-2006. He has a degree in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley. Legg lives in the Seattle area with his wife Carla and their seven-year-old twins.
Honors thesis research published in Neuropharmacology
The results of Honors student Chloe Erickson’s thesis have recently been published in the international journal Neuropharmacology. Chloe worked with Honors Faculty Fellow Professor Brendan Walker in the Laboratory of Alcoholism and Addictions Neuroscience at Washington State University. The research investigated factors that affect alcohol dependence. Chloe graduated in neuroscience and was recognized with an Auvil Award for undergraduate research.
Dhingra honored for ongoing mentoring of undergraduate researchers
PULLMAN, Wash. – Amit Dhingra, associate professor of genomics and biotechnology at Washington State University, has been honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research for his long-term commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. » More …
Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall
WSU School of Music and Honors College alumnus Eric McElroy is currently a candidate for Birmingham Conservatoire’s Advanced Postgraduate Diploma. McElroy earned his Master’s degree at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien with full honors.
On August 31 McElroy performed solo piano works by contemporary composers including his composition The Perilous Realm in Bryan Hall Theatre at the WSU Pullman campus, which won the prestigious MTNA National Young Artist Composition Competition. » More …
Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference
Dr. Robin Bond of the Honors College, together with Dr. Trevor Bond of the Washington State University Libraries, traveled recently to Reading, England to present at the Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: ‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’. Their papers were part of a panel exploring the Personal Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, which belongs to the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections of the WSU Libraries in Pullman, Washington. » More …
PULLMAN, Wash. – Alyssa Norris, a WSU junior in engineering and an Alaska native, has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category.
“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national and global scale,” said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU’s Office Undergraduate Education. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture announced the names of outstanding students, faculty, and staff at its annual convocation ceremony last Thursday. Award winners include the following: » More …
WSU junior Alyssa Norris recognized by national Udall Foundation for 2017-18
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University junior and Alaska native Alyssa Norris has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category, said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.
“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national, and global scale,” said Seehafer. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.” » More …