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Voiland College names 2017 outstanding students, faculty, staff

Voiland College names 2017 outstanding students, faculty, staff

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 …

Associate Dean David Shier published in International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

Associate Dean David Shier published in International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

David Shier of the Honors College has recently been published in the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. The online version of the article can be read here >>

Of the article, David writes, “In this paper, I show how the models of inquiry developed by classical American pragmatists C.S Peirce, William James, and John Dewey share core features with the method of reflective equilibrium articulated in the influential moral philosophy of John Rawls, which may thus share some of pragmatism’s productive applications to philosophy of sports and sports coaching, as noted by Jenkins”.

Nominations, applications sought for WSU Honors College Faculty Fellows

Nominations, applications sought for WSU Honors College Faculty Fellows

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University faculty members who make significant contributions to the Honors College and its students can be nominated or apply through Wed., Feb. 1, 2017 to be a member of the second cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows.

“Exceptional and dedicated faculty across the university support our mission and have a deep impact on our Honors students, and we are privileged to publicly recognize them with this courtesy title,” said Honors Associate Dean David Shier. » More …

Faculty get grants to improve undergrad teaching, learning

Faculty get grants to improve undergrad teaching, learning

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven grants of $7,000 recently were awarded to faculty for 2016-17 to develop innovative strategies that demonstrably enhance student learning, with preference given to projects that impact large numbers of students.

“We had a record year in terms of the number and quality of proposals,” said Mary F. Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education. “Many of the projects are exploring new directions in using technology to support student learning. Others are using data to drill down into the barriers to learning in certain courses or disciplines. I look forward to seeing the impact on student success in coming years.” » More …

Honors College Assistant Dean Robin Bond Awarded for Academic Advising

Honors College Assistant Dean Robin Bond Awarded for Academic Advising

Robin Bond recently was promoted to assistant dean of the Honors College after serving as an academic advisor there since 2007. She said she seeks to be available to students at all times, even during school breaks. According to a nominator, she is quick to recognize the potential of each student and give them support to achieve their full potential.

With a Ph.D. in classics from University of California-Los Angeles, Bond has served as a student research mentor and judge for the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA).

New Honors College faculty Annie Lampman publishes creative writing.

New Honors College Faculty Member Annie Lampman Publishes Creative Writing

Assistant Clinical Professor Annie Lampman teaches creative writing at the WSU Honors College and serves as Editor of the Honors College literary journal The Palouse Review and Fiction Editor of Blood Orange Review. Lampman writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry and has had the following work recently published/forthcoming:

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Walker appointed Honors College Distinguished Professor

Walker appointed Honors College Distinguished Professor

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Brendan Walker discusses research data with Honors College student Chloe Erickson.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Brendan M. Walker, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has been appointed Honors College Distinguished Professor for 2016–2018. Walker’s selection was based on his demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service. » More …

Honors Council Chair wins international honors for student advising

Honors Council Chair wins international honors for student advising

Brooke Whiting, left, Veronica Mendez-Liaina, Samantha Gizerian, Tina Krauss and Anna Chow. Whiting and Chow are WSU ACADA representatives.
Brooke Whiting, left, Veronica Mendez-Liaina, Samantha Gizerian, Tina Krauss and Anna Chow. Whiting and Chow are WSU ACADA representatives.

Dr. Samantha Gizerian, chair of the Honors Council and faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine was recognized for excellence in student advising by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. » More …

WSU announces inaugural Honors College Faculty Fellows Burwick, Carroll, Halverson, Lamb, Lapin, Nichol, and Shier

WSU announces inaugural Honors College Faculty Fellows Burwick, Carroll, Halverson, Lamb, Lapin, Nichol, and Shier


PULLMAN, Wash.—Seven Washington State University professors have been named as members of the first set of faculty fellows in the Honors College: Kimberly Burwick, Matthew Carroll, Rachel Halverson, Richard Lamb, Sergey Lapin, Nathaniel Nicol, and David Shier.

“Each of these outstanding educators have, do, and will continue to make significant contributions to the mission of our college and to the success of our students, and we are pleased that the fellows program will allow us to recognize them over the course of their three-year appointment,” said Honors Dean M. Grant Norton. » More …

WSU Honors College announces new faculty fellow positions

WSU Honors College announces new faculty fellow positions

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Honors College at Washington State University is accepting applications and nominations for its inaugural cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows, Dean M. Grant Norton announced.

“There are many faculty members at the university who make significant contributions to the mission of the Honors College and deeply impact our students,” Norton said. “We are very pleased to launch this new program to recognize them in a continuing and public fashion. The program’s effective date is Oct. 5, 2015.” » More …