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WSU researchers developing tasty new apple, WA 38

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A new apple under development at Washington State University could compete for the hearts and palates of fruit lovers in a few years…. …read more

One-time 4 percent raise for WSU support staff

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Civil service employees at Washington State University will receive a one-time, 4 percent increase of base salary…. …read more

WSU scientists making poplars with rose scent

SEATTLE (AP) — Sniff the air around Norman Lewis’ experimental poplars, and you won’t pick up the scent of roses…. …read more

Unconscious WSU student treated for hypothermia

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State University student was treated for hypothermia after he was found unconscious on campus when the temperature was minus-3 degrees…. …read more

UW, WSU offering more degree programs online

SEATTLE (AP) — Nicole Traore always wanted to go back to school to get her bachelor’s degree, but the 45-year-old mother of three busy boys has a full-time job and no extra time in her schedule to take classes on a college campus…. …read more

Pullman: WSU student out walking hit by blow dart

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Police in Pullman, Wash., say a female Washington State University student was hit with a blow dart while out walking with a friend on College Hill…. …read more

College Transfer Fair at Grays Harbor College

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Grays Harbor College hosts the annual College Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday (Jan 16) in the HUB on the main campus in Aberdeen. Representatives from 17 regional colleges and universities will be participating, including Oregon Institute of Technology, which has not visit the Harbor in many years. Other participants will…

Electric engineering degree at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The nation is expected to need more graduates of electrical power engineering programs in coming years, so Washington State University is launching a new online master’s degree program…. …read more

Enrollment opens November 1 for Washington’s GET Program

OLYMPIA – Families wanting a safe and secure way to save for college can open a GET account beginning November 1. Since 1998, parents and grandparents have opened more than 152,000 accounts to secure the state’s guarantee and GET’s flexible, tax-advantaged saving options. The new enrollment year runs November 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. 

GET accounts have already helped over 33,000 students attend college in all 50 states and 14 foreign countries. The program can be used at nearly any public or private college, university, or technical school in the country. GET is a 529 plan offering tax-free growth and withdrawals.

Betty Lochner, director of the GET program, encourages families to save an amount that fits best within their budget. “Start saving when your kids are young,” she said, “then plan to contribute regularly over the years. You’ll be surprised how it adds up over time.” The cost of one GET unit today is $172. The future value of 100 units is equal to one year of resident, undergraduate tuition and required state fees at the highest-priced Washington public university (UW or WSU), no matter how much tuition increases.

Cantwell, FAA Announce Groundbreaking Hub to Launch New Era in Jet Biofuels Development

SEATTLE – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the creation of a national Center of Excellence for jet biofuel research, to be headquartered at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The Center of Excellence in Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment will be based at WSU with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Washington among 16 university partners. The Center will bring together research universities and industry leaders to focus on developing and testing aviation biofuels. The Center of Excellence will work to develop ‘drop in’ aviation biofuel that meets industry standards and is cost-competitive with current jet fuel.

America’s aviation economy supports 10 million jobs and $1 trillion in economic activity. But America’s leadership in aviation is threatened by the increasing cost and volatility of jet fuel. Fuel is the top cost to airlines, making up 35 percent of operating costs. Jet fuel costs have risen 267 percent over the last 11 years, causing airlines to shut down routes and increase ticket prices.

“This landmark investment will help the jet biofuels industry take flight,” Cantwell said. “From farms to airports, green jet fuel means jobs for Americans. This investment impacts every sector of the American economy. It secures and grows our aviation competitiveness by controlling the costs of jet fuel, protects our environment by reducing carbon emissions, and keeps our nation safer by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. And this investment will support aerospace jobs. More than 10 million Americans work in our aviation economy and this is Center will provide the innovation needed to support jobs and keep America ahead in the global aviation economy.”

WSU Master Gardeners celebrate 40 as Pacific County Fair continues today and tomorrow in Menlo

WSU Master Gardeners ProgramMENLO, Wash. – The WSU Master Gardener Program is 40 Years Old, and they’re celebrating tomorrow at the Pacific County Fair in Menlo. They’re inviting you to bring your stories of being a Master Gardener, attending a Master Gardener presentation, or calling WSU Extension to get a solution to a gardening question.
WSU Master Gardener Program started in Pierce & King Counties and the first class was held in 1973. No one realized that the idea of training volunteers to provide other community members with research based solutions to gardening questions would spread to all 50 states & many other countries.
Be a part of the celebration. Tell your stories, connect with former Master Gardeners, wish WSU Master Gardeners another 40 years of service, bring your questions or stop by to say, ”Hi”. Make it part of your day at the Pacific County Fair.

WSU Master Gardener Program is 40 Years Old – CELEBRATE

Come to the Pacific County Fair on Saturday, August 24, to help us celebrate. Bring your stories of being a Master Gardener, attending a Master Gardener presentation, or calling WSU Extension to get a solution to a gardening question.

WSU Master Gardener Program started in Pierce & King Counties and the first class was held in 1973.  No one realized that the idea of training volunteers to provide other community members with research based solutions to gardening questions would spread to all 50 states & many other countries.

Be a part of the celebration.  Tell your stories, connect with former Master Gardeners, wish WSU Master Gardeners another 40 years of service, bring your questions or stop by to say, ”Hi”.   Make it part of your day at the Pacific County Fair.