History professors Sue Peabody and Donna Sinclair are collaborating with
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries and the Clark County Historical Museum to offer a series of community conversations and
workshops to document local stories and foster community dialogue and mutual understanding. The changing demographics of Clark County
inspired the project, led by the WSU Vancouver faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Kristen Pratt, a language and literacy instructor in the
College of Education at WSU Vancouver, was recognized with the outstanding dissertation award by the
American Educational Research Association (AERA). Pratt’s research explored language interaction in a
third-grade Spanish-English classroom, as students, teachers, and community members negotiated their bilingual, biliterate, and
Debbie Brinker, assistant dean in the College of Nursing, will be inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame this spring. She will be one of six
honorees at a ceremony on March 22 in Seattle. Brinker is currently president of the Washington Center for Nursing, a
faculty advisor for the Nursing Students of Washington State, a member of the Leadership Washington Nursing Action Coalition, and a
member of the steering Committee of Action Now! The Initiative to Solve State Nursing Education Challenges.