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Distinguished Scholarships Presentation with Steve Crown

Steve CrownSteve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation, will speak in the Honors College lounge about distinguished scholarships, what makes a competitive application, and opportunities through the Rhodes Scholarship and the Schwarzman Scholarship. Mr. Crown studied Russian Language and Literature at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and serves as President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARTS). This event is open to all WSU students.

MLK 2018 Community Celebration with Keynote Speaker Shaun King

Since 1986, the first year of the Martin Luther King holiday, Washington State University has held an annual program to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The annual celebration highlights the work and service of WSU community members contributing to social justice through arts, leadership, and volunteerism.

Shaun King, prominent journalist and activist, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the community celebration. As the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a regular political commentator, King covers the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, discrimination and social justice issues across the nation. His speech titled “The New Civil Rights Movement”, part of the community celebration, will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. on January 18.

Register for the livestreamed event

Meet Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen hopes to become the first undergraduate in WSU’s 127-year history to ever have studied on all seven continents through the University’s study abroad programs.

Meet Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen is in his third year of studies at Washington State University, where he is pursuing a double major in chemistry and international business, and maintains a 3.74 GPA. His next study abroad experience as a WSU student will take him to Argentina and Antarctica. » More …

International Programs Vice President Highlights Global Case Competition

Team TanzEquity, winners of the Global Case Competition.

International Programs Vice President Highlights Global Case Competition


As we embark on this holiday season, I would like to extend “Season’s Greetings” to everyone on behalf of the Office of International Programs (IP).

This has been a truly remarkable year in our efforts to globalize Washington State University. The successful launch of the INTO WSU partnership has already resulted in more than 150 new international students in the fall semester, and an additional 109 confirmed entrants for spring 2018. The INTO partnership is just one part of IP’s overall strategy to assist WSU in the “Drive to 25.” One of our pathway students, Lazim Ahmed, shares his story about joining the WSU family. » More …

The Courage to Follow Her Own Story: WSU alumna and CNN anchor Ana Cabrera

The Courage to Follow Her Own Story: WSU alumna and CNN anchor Ana Cabrera

Anna CrabreraPULLMAN, Wash. – When Ana Cabrera first set foot on Washington State University’s Pullman campus in 2000, she had no idea she’d become a CNN weekend news anchor 17 years later.

She didn’t know that she’d cover major national stories like riots in Ferguson, Missouri, marijuana legalization, and immigration. She was unaware of how relentlessly top journalists work to deliver thoughtful, round-the-clock news coverage. And she certainly couldn’t predict a contentious political climate that would pose unprecedented challenges to a free press. » More …

Honors College student achievements recognized by President Schulz

Honors College student achievements recognized by President Schulz

Newsletter from the desk of Kirk Schultz

Dear Faculty and Staff:

I hope all of you enjoyed some well-deserved time off over the Thanksgiving break. I had the opportunity to represent the University at several Apple Cup events in Seattle last weekend, including at a WSU Alumni Association event Friday evening. More than 300 enthusiastic alumni and friends turned out to hear about some of our university-wide successes this academic year and to cheer on the Cougar football team before we took on the University of Washington in the Apple Cup game Saturday evening. » More …

WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

WSU senior Ryan Summers finalist for Rhodes scholarship

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University computer engineering, German, and Honors College student Ryan Summers interviewed Nov. 17-18 in Seattle as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, arguably the oldest and best known of the prestigious scholarships available to American college graduates.

WSU has had 10 Rhodes Scholars from 1907 to 1956. Prior to Summers, the most recent finalist was in 1984. » More …

El Pomar Fellowship Information

Stop by the Honors Lounge on Friday, November 3, any time between 1:00 and 3:00pm to meet with ’15 WSU Honors College grad, Devon Seymour, a current El Pomar Fellow.

The El Pomar Fellowship is a highly selective, two-year post-undergraduate leadership training program that develops today’s young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders. It is designed to bring together highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests, and develop them into effective leaders for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The Fellowship seeks to develop professional skills and educate Fellows in the role of philanthropy in the nonprofit sector, while offering direct management experience.

Student Led Research Panel

The Honors College will be hosting a student-led research panel, where students engaged in research will present on their work and experiences. Students interested in undergraduate research are encouraged to come and learn how research is done, and how they can get past the difficulty of taking the first steps in getting research experience! Presenters will be speaking about a range of topics ranging from ecological studies and lab studies to music composition and theory.

The presenters are:
Patrick Robichaud – Office of Undergraduate Research
Juliana Brutman – Studies with rats
Bethany Tegt – Ecology
Leandro Lessin – Effect of human activity on animal activity
Megan Kearny – Music and composition

Questions may be directed to the Honors College Delegate to ASWSU, Hayden Arend, at