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Honors College Students Named September Student-Athletes of the Month

Hayden Schmidt and Emma DahlineHonors College Students Named September Student-Athletes of the Month

Washington State football’s Hayden Schmidt and soccer’s Emma Dahline have been named the Academic Services Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2018.

A redshirt junior safety on the field, Schmidt (Mount Vernon, Wash.) is academically a senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in Spanish. He is enrolled in the Honors College and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Schmidt has a 3.73 grade point average, which he’s balanced while earning IFC Greek of the Year in 2017. » More …

Honors Alumnus one of two ASU professors to receive 2018 NIH New Innovator Award

Rizal Hariadi

Two ASU professors receive 2018 NIH New Innovator Award

No. 1 in innovation” is an accolade Arizona State University proclaims proudly in all realms of university life. Today, ASU proved once again that it is deserving of such a title.

ASU Professors Nicholas Stephanopoulos, assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences, and Rizal Hariadi, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, both researchers in the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, were announced as recipients of the 2018 NIH New Innovator Award. » More …

Honors Assistant Clinical Professor Annie Lampman named NCHC Poetry Master Class facilitator

Annie Lampman

Honors Assistant Clinical Professor Annie Lampman named NCHC Poetry Master Class facilitator

E. Annie LampmanProfessor Annie Lampman will lead the Poetry Master Class at the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Boston, MA, November 7-11. NCHC Master Classes offer small, arts-based, performance workshops in Drama, Film, Music, and Poetry. Select honors students from across the nation work with expert facilitators and fellow honors students at the NCHC conference each year, honing their craft, learning new techniques, networking, and finally presenting at a culminating Master Class Showcase event. » More …

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

By Emma Ledbetter for The Daily Evergreen

Learning another language has networking, cultural benefits all students should embrace

Bar graph showing the enrollment rates for foreign languages taught at WSU
Enrollment rates and class capacities in all foreign language courses, except for Spanish, are very low compared to other courses at WSU. Requiring a foreign language would ensure all students can benefit from them. Enrollment rates and class capacities in all foreign language courses, except for Spanish, are very low compared to other courses at WSU. Requiring a foreign language would ensure all students can benefit from them.

As a freshman entering college, I was excited for the opportunity to take new and interesting classes that were not available to me in high school.

Even though I took four years of Spanish and received credit through a college-in-the-high-school program, I decided during orientation to enroll in Italian 101. I loved taking Spanish, but I’ve been interested in the Italian language and culture since childhood, and I knew taking it at WSU would be a valuable and enriching experience. » More …

Honors alumni presents thesis at American Psychological Association meeting in San Francisco

Hayley Masterson

Honors alumni presents thesis at American Psychological Association meeting in San Francisco

Hayley Masterson
Dr. Phyllis Erdman, Hayley Masterson, and Tires (a service dog they met at the convention) at the APA poster session in San Francisco, August 2018.

2018 Honors College graduate Hayley Masterson presented her honors thesis at the American Psychological Association meeting in San Francisco in August. Hayley worked with Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Phyllis Erdman (WSU College of Education) and Dr. Lori Kogan (Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine) in the 2nd cohort of the Human-Animal Interaction Collaborative (HAIC) between the honors colleges of WSU and CSU. Hayley graduated in microbiology and her honors thesis (“Animal Loss and Grief Experience of Pet Owners: How to prepare pet owners for the end of life process”) received “Pass with Distinction.”

Honors Thesis Research Published in Neuropharmacology

Chloe Erickson and Professor Brendan Walker

Honors thesis research published in Neuropharmacology

Chloe Erickson and Professor Brendan WalkerThe 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.

Read the paper here >>

Honors students and alumni attend Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program

Honors students and alumni at historic Mount Vernon

Honors students and alumni attend Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program

Honors students and alumni at historic Mount VernonThis month Honors College students and graduates Alyssa Norris, Savannah Rogers, Matthew Winchell, and Garrett Kalt gathered at the historic site of Mount Vernon for the alumni weekend of the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program. Each year since the leadership program first began in 2014, WSU has been represented by a student fellow from the Honors College. This year, Matthew Winchell attended the six-week leadership program and Garrett Kalt was selected as the student intern for the summer.

CAHNRS Coug making a difference

Esther Rugoli

CAHNRS Coug making a difference

WSU sophomore Esther Rugoli works in the greenhouse on a research project.
WSU sophomore Esther Rugoli works in the greenhouse on a research project.

CAHNRS is a diverse college that is home to students with various backgrounds, interests and motivations. The common denominator between all CAHNRS students is that they hope to contribute to a system larger than themselves. There is always a pathway that leads past the classroom, campus, and even the United States. » More …

Paige Danielson Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team

Paige Danielson

Paige Danielson Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team

Washington State University junior rower, Paige Danielson, has been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Women’s At-Large Academic All-America Second Team, selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced Thursday. » More …