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Posted by | May 25, 2009

The story about the university’s decision to eliminate the common reading program that had selected the book “Omnivore’s Dilemma” for the fall freshman class received widespread coverage after the Associated Press picked up the original Spokesman Review story. Independent stories have appeared in such media as the Chronicle of Higher Education and HuffingtonPost.com.

John Reganold is among those quoted in a Saturday New York Times story on increasing ag student interest in internships at smaller and organic farms.

On Tuesday, Inside Higher Ed reported on the announced elimination of WSU’s Department of Community and Rural Sociology and the national response to it.

Wednesday’s Columbia Tribune (Missouri) reported on University of Missouri reaction to the elimination of theDepartment of Community and Rural Sociology.

The Colville Statesman-Examiner on Wednesday ran a front-page story about the closure of the Colville Learning Center due to budget cuts.

A story in Saturday’s Spokesman Review on the city’s efforts to conserve water includes comments from Gwen Stahnke on proper lawn watering.

USA Today’s regular Monday health column reported on an increase in hand washing to prevent the spread of disease and included comments from King County Extension’s B. Susie Craig.

The recent USA Today article on dealing with household insects featuring Art Antonelli was syndicated and has appeared in several publications around the nation, most recently the Chicago Sun Times.

Northwest Public Radio on Tuesday reported on the efforts of the WSU Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory to develop new environmentally friendly and recycled building materials.

Monday’s Othello Outlook included the story on WSU’s release of two new spring wheat varieties.

A recent column by the editor of the East Oregonian touted the international reputation of Cougar Gold cheese.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “WFFA Meeting May 29-30 at Ellensburg, Cle Elum”
  • “Forestry and Range Owners Field Day June 20”
  • “Orchard Pest Management Field Day Scheduled May 28 at Prosser”
  • “Got Wildlife? Free Workshop for Small Woodland Owners”
  • “Workshop on Biodynamic Systems Will Get Things Growing”
  • “Free Web Series to Address Issues of ‘Ag in Uncertain Times’”