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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 …

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

Honors Students Inventing for the Future

A safe and sterile needle seems to be a basic idea when preventing infections. But how that needle is sterilized, especially in places where reuse is a common practice, spurred a good idea for a pair of Washington State University student entrepreneurs.

Emily Willard (left) and Katherine Brandenstein with their winning SafeShot sterilizer, at the University of Washington Health Innovation Challenge (Photo Matt Hagen)

Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein came up with the idea of SafeShot, a lid that sterilizes a needle each time it enters the vial of medicine, as part of an entrepreneurship class. The two students started a company, won a health business contest last spring, and headed to Tanzania early this year to research how their product could be used in a real setting. » More …

Honors College Announces New Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors

Honors College Announces New Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors


A collaborative fund established to support WSU Honors students enrolled in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

The Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors was created out of the vision of a WSU Honors alumnus to support Honors students (alumni or undergraduates) who are enrolled or planning to enroll in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Scholarship funding will be awarded to alumni from the WSU Honors College enrolled in the ESF College of Medicine, with secondary preference given to current WSU Honors College undergraduate students engaged in medical research and intending to enroll in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Should an Honors student not be identified, the award will be given to a WSU student enrolled in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

This fund demonstrates the support of our alumni and friends who stand behind these students in their pursuits of becoming doctors. Make your investment today! Visit Medical Education Endowed Fund in Honors.
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Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

Paige Danielson Named NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner

An electrical engineering major, Danielson becomes the first Cougar to receive the Elite 90 Award, holding a 4.0 GPA.
By: Washington State Athletics

HAMILTON, N.J. – Washington State University rowing sophomore, Paige Danielson, has been named the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for Division I rowing, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the 2017 NCAA Rowing Championships, the NCAA announced at the championships banquet, Thursday at Mercer County Park Indoor Tennis Facility. » More …

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation

WSU junior recognized by Udall Foundation


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 …

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

When Ralph Hauser (’53 Education) entered Washington State College on the GI Bill in 1949, he and his wife, Ardis, were impressed by the university, the educational value one receives as a student, and the WSU community of Cougars. It grew into the passion of two lifetimes.

Ralph built admirable careers as an industrial arts teacher, and later as a business owner, in Lacey, Wash. Ardis worked as a children’s librarian and school teacher. They became more engaged with the university through their children, Carl (’75 BS Computer Science) and Kathy (Emtman) (’77 Home Economics). The siblings enrolled in music camps as teenagers and then as undergraduates in the then WSU Honors Program. In 2014, Ralph passed away at age 92 in Pullman, where he and Ardis had lived for nearly 20 years. The town is also home to Carl, Kathy and their families.
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WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award

WSU Honors College assistant dean Robin Bond wins international advising award


PULLMAN, Wash.—Robin Bond, Washington State University Honors College assistant dean, has won a 2017 “Outstanding Advising Award” in the faculty advisor category from NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, the leading professional organization in that field.

The award will be presented in mid-October at NACADA’s annual conference and global awards program in St. Louis, Mo.  That’s one year after Bond received the faculty “Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising” award from WSU ACADA, the local organization.

“I work with wonderful students who inspire me every day,” said Bond. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award, but the recognition really goes to our students and their accomplishments.” » More …

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards

Honors students receive Emeritus Society awards


PULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Emeritus Society, as is its annual tradition, has selected four outstanding undergraduates to receive $500 awards for their contribution to WSU research.

Recipients were selected based on their research efforts, the passion shown in their area of expertise, and their promise of future contributions to the research community. Following are the 2017 award winners. Hannah Booth, Madison Armstrong, and Heather Young are WSU Honors Students » More …

WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows

WSU Provost Bernardo names Erdman, Fritz, Gerber, Graves, Gruen, Mariadoss, and Padowski as new Honors College Faculty Fellows


PULLMAN, Wash.—Seven Washington State University faculty members have been selected to be in the second cohort of faculty fellows for the Honors College, as announced by Provost and Executive Vice President Daniel J. Bernardo.

“These are very involved educators who have made a remarkable impact on Honors’ students and initiatives, and we are pleased to recognize them with this prestigious title,” said Honors Dean M. Grant Norton. Their three-year appointments start May 16, 2017. » More …

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 …