Pullman Campus News & Events September 27, 2022

Gold medal Olympian and Cougar alumnus Lisa Roman, ’12, raised the WSU flag at last weekend’s football game, and christened a new rowing shell that was named in her honor.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

National Hispanic Heritage Month being celebrated across WSU

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, events ranging from cultural celebrations to panel discussions are taking place across WSU.

Pick a pumpkin at the WSU organic farm

The WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm will host U-Pick pumpkin times over two weekends. Visit the farm from 3–6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 or from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The farm will be open on the same times the next weekend, Oct. 7 and 8.

WSU Career Expo and Technical Fair, Oct. 3-4

With more than 200 companies looking to hire Cougs for internships and full-time offers, mark your calendars and attend. Open to all students in every major and class standing, WSU faculty and staff members are also welcome to attend.

Poets Roger Reeves and Sam Roxas-Chua to hold in-person and virtual readings

Award-winning poet and essayist Roger Reeves will read from his work on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as a guest of the WSU Visiting Writers Series.

Monkeypox vaccines available for Pullman students at Cougar Health Services

The monkey pox vaccine is available at Cougar Health Services (CHS), and students in impacted populations are encouraged to get the vaccine. CHS also has testing for monkey pox and can help identify the proper course of treatment for those who contract it.

In case you missed it

Invasive stink bug habitat could expand with climate change

A modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States by 70%.

WSU Family Medicine Residency Center unveiled

Dozens of university leaders, health care personnel, and community members gathered last Thursday for the unveiling of the future home of a new Family Medicine Residency program within Pullman Regional Hospital.

Newly discovered COVID like virus could infect humans, resist vaccines

A recently discovered virus in a Russian bat that is similar to SARS‑CoV‑2, the virus behind COVID‑19, is likely capable of infecting humans and, if it were to spillover, is resistant to current vaccines.

Harvest time at Spillman Farm will be easier with gift of combines

The Zurn 150 combines came to WSU thanks to the Washington Grain Commission, which approved the nearly $500,000 gift in 2021.

Bears’ ability to regulate insulin narrowed down to eight proteins

Feeding honey to hibernating bears helped Washington State University researchers find the potential genetic keys to the bears’ insulin control, an advance that could ultimately lead to a treatment for human diabetes.

WSU student services receive high marks in national rankings

The Princeton Review ranked WSU No. 6 for best student support and counseling services, No. 13 for best health services, No. 24 for best campus food, and No. 8 for best quality of life.

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