Enjoy the April 2018 issue of Provost Perspective - NEH grant to fund national humanities education model - Students join Ready Player One quest - Spring commencement coming up in May

April 2018

Provost Perspective

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NEH grant to fund national humanities education model

A team from WSU will aim to create a national model for connecting graduate education in the humanities to rural and underserved populations after earning a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project includes faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the Graduate School, Native American Programs, the Office of Research, WSU Extension, and WSU Libraries.


Students join Ready Player One quest

Inspired by the Ernest Cline novel, a team of faculty and staff design games that inspire and engage WSU students. The Common Reading program celebrated a stellar year with a flurry of events in March that included the Pullman premier of Ready Player One, the movie.

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Spring commencement coming up in May

Join us in celebrating our newest graduates this spring with commencement ceremonies set for each of our WSU campuses. Beasley Coliseum will host WSU Pullman graduates May 5, while Everett, Spokane, Tri‑Cities, and Vancouver will host separate commencement ceremonies.

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College Highlights

Julie Akers, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy was selected for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundational Faculty Scholars program. She will design and implement a research project conducted in a community pharmacy setting during the next year.

Lee Daffin, clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychology, was recognized with the Excellence in Online Teaching Award. The student-nominated annual award is presented by the Office of Academic Outreach and Innovation, and Daffin was selected from among 57 nominees for the honor.

College of Education Dean Mike Trevisan was recognized with a Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State. He and fellow faculty and professionals will visit academic institutions abroad to serve as expert consultants on curricula, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects.