CAHNRS and WSU Extension in the News

WSU scientists to share research at upcoming Honoring Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Symposium

Scientists at WSU IAREC will share their research alongside Heritage University undergraduate students during the Honoring Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Symposium on March 31. The event, set to take place on the Heritage University campus in Toppenish, Washington, represents an ongoing alliance between the two universities while helping WSU graduate students improve their mentoring skills.

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Ruth Wylie cuts grand opening ribbon to new Headhouse

Washington State University faculty, Skagit Valley leaders, and local community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Ruth Wylie Headhouse at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon, Wa. Named for WSU alumna Ruth Wylie, who graduated from WSU in 1950 with a business degree, the new headhouse […]

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Vicki McCracken honored as WSU Faculty Woman of Distinction

Lauded for her role as a teacher, advisor, mentor, and leader over her decades-long career at WSU, Vicki McCracken was named Faculty Woman of Distinction for the 2021 academic year. Out of nearly 100 nominations, six women were honored at WSU’s Women of Distinction awards ceremony on April 16. Now in its 15th year, the […]

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WSU project aims to support rural youth experiencing COVID stress

Kits with supplies like stress balls, fidgets, and noise cancelling headphones will be sent to 600 young people in rural Washington to use when they are stressed during remote learning. A survey commissioned by the National 4-H Council found that 70% of youth in the U.S. are struggling with their mental health in the wake […]

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National 4-H to celebrate Washington youth, continue funding 4-H Tech Changemakers

Washington 4-H will celebrate Mayyadah Zagelow, recently named the Healthy Living Pillar winner, at the 2021 4-H Youth in Action Virtual Celebration on April 27 at 4:00 p.m. PST. The event will be live on Facebook and YouTube, and will feature appearances from several celebrity guests and 4-H alumni, including: Carla Hall, Avery Williamson, Lazarus […]

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Statewide project underway to assess public perception of the Washington State Patrol

If you live in Washington and have been in contact with a member of the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in the last two years, you might be invited to participate in a survey designed to better understand interactions between state troopers and the public. Washington State University’s Division of Governmental Studies and Services (DGSS) is […]

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Margaret Viebrock’s 50 years with WSU Extension parallels evolving roles of women in agriculture

After 50 years with Washington State University, award-winning Family & Consumer Scientist Margaret Viebrock remains fueled by a passion to help families. “The legacy of WSU Extension is helping people right where they are,” Viebrock said. As the director of WSU Chelan and Douglas County Extension, she leads continuing education programs in local communities tackling […]

Horticulturist Carol Miles to direct WSU’s Mount Vernon NW WA Research & Extension Center

New director brings international perspective to the future of food Starting July 1, 2020, Carol Miles is the new interim director of Washington State University’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) at Mount Vernon. A horticulturist who finds solutions for growing better vegetables, Miles has worked for 25 years at WSU. “I like to […]

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