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Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case

Honors’ Samantha Case, Double Major at WSU

Samantha Case
Case atop Ben A’an Mountain in Scotland

As a little girl, Walla Walla High School graduate Samantha Case was up early collecting eggs and feeding chickens on her family farm. Her efforts soon grew to a business where Case would sell eggs at the local farmer’s market and restaurants throughout the valley.

Samantha is now about to graduate from Washington State University with a double major and has been accepted to a prestigious master’s program at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) where she will specialize in information management and preservation. » More …

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Honors Students Recognized with Research Awards

Thirteen Washington State University Honors College students have received awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund, established in 2013, supports researchers as they progress in their careers. The Carsons, who are WSU alumni, have supported the university with their service and numerous financial gifts. The Carson award is the first to give preference to student researchers who are in their junior and senior years.

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Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall

Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall

McElroy with Clinical Associate Professor Pamela Lee

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 …

Aug. 25-26: Musical comedy ‘First Date’ at Bryan Hall Theatre

First Date

Aug. 25-26: Musical comedy ‘First Date’ at Bryan Hall Theatre

Casey (Mikalah Barem) and Aaron (Bogdan Theo Mynka) are on their first date (photo l-r), but they are joined by various personifications of the voices in their heads including parents, siblings, friends and exes, played by Kristina Gaumnitz, Michael Adams, Lauren Kaleikini-Torrez and Daniel Jinguji.

PULLMAN, Wash. – “First Date,” a Broadway musical comedy, will performed by the WSU School of Music Aug. 25-26 in Bryan Hall Theatre.

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. » More …

Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Honors Alumni in Inaugural Class of Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Honors alumni, Christina Street, Ethan Payton, and Kyle Geiger are among the 60 students in the inaugural class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. The new medical school students are pictured with Honors College Advisory Board and Alumnus, Colin White (’03) who has established the Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors.

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Gilman

Honors student Michael Young awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

GilmanAugust 9, 2017 –  The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Michael Young, from the Washington State University Honors College is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during  the 2017-2018 academic year. The complete list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships this term, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available on the website: gilmanscholarship.org. » More …

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris appointed to Board of Regents

Alyssa Norris was appointed to the Board of Regents July 1, 2017, by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. A WSU senior, Norris is majoring in civil engineering and minoring in mathematics, ethics, and East Asia Studies. She is a member of the WSU Honors College.

Norris was a finalist for the prestigious national Harry S. Truman scholarship during her junior year. Last year she also was named the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar student representative, the Outstanding Junior of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and was awarded the WSU President’s Leadership and Engagement Award of Distinction. » More …

John Yeager ’06, ’08 MS, ’11 PhD

John Yeager ’06, ’08 MS, ’11 PhD

John Yeager wants to know what happens to materials all the way down to the nanoscale, even when they detonate. His curiosity led to three WSU materials science degrees, and a recent award.

Yeager ’06, ’08 MS, ’11 PhD, now works for the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Explosives Science and Technology group in New Mexico. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in January. » More …

Assistant Dean Robin Bond presents at International Virginia Woolf Conference

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 …