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WSU students from across the state join forces to lobby for higher education - 01/17/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington State University and the Student Government Council will participate in the annual Coug Day at the Capital on Jan. 22. Ninety-five students from each of the six WSU campuses will ascend on the Washington State Capital to lobby legislators for higher education. This year students will have meetings with 110 legislators from across the state.

WSU Vancouver will bring 22 students from the 49th, 18th and 17th legislative districts to meet their legislators. During this event, students will lobby on issues related to open educational resources, affordable child care for college students, student loan rights and other issues.

For more information, contact the Associate Students of WSU Vancouver Director of Legislative Affairs Justus Phelps at aswsuv.dla@wsu.edu.

About the Student Government Council
The SGC is comprised of the Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Director of Legislative Affairs from the all six WSU campuses. The SGC sets an agenda to discuss issues facing WSU students and works with legislators to find solutions.

About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Karen Karbo
Karen Karbo
WSU Vancouver launches Creative Writers Series Jan. 24 (Photo) - 01/12/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Six professional writers from the Pacific Northwest will speak at Washington State University Vancouver on six Wednesday nights between Jan. 24 and April 11. The talks are free and open to the public as part of the annual Creative Writers Series (formerly the Professional Writers Series). Each talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Library Building, Room 240.

The writers represent a variety of literary genres and styles, from poetry to memoirs and creative nonfiction. Writers will discuss their careers and achievements, the writing process and ways they intersect with their communities.

Jan. 24: Mary Szybist, "Keeping Faith in Poetry"
Szybist won the National Book Award for her poetry collection "Incarnadine." Her work has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes and has been supported by several fellowships and grants. Szybist teaches at Lewis & Clark College.

Feb. 7: Paulann Petersen, "A Life Poetic"
Petersen, the Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has published six books of poetry and in 2013 was Willamette Writers' Distinguished Northwest Writer. Her latest chapbook is "Shimmer and Drone," a collection of poems about India.

Feb. 21: David Biespiel, "Memory and Memoir"
Poet, literary critic, columnist and contributing writer for a wide range of publications, including Slate and the New York Times, Biespiel has recently published a memoir, "The Education of a Young Poet." He is the founder of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in Portland, Ore.

March 21: Justin Hocking, "Surfing into the World of Moby Dick: A Personal Journey"
Hocking's "The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld" is a multifaceted modern odyssey that touches on everything from the history of surfing to the environmental impact of the Iraq War. Formerly director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, he was named one of "Ten Writers Who Made Portland" by Willamette Week.

March 28: April Henry, "Thrilled by the Thriller: Adult and Young Adult Fiction"
Henry is the bestselling author of more than 20 mysteries for young adults and adults, including the Point Last Seen series. Her most recent mystery is "Count All Her Bones." She travels the country visiting schools to advocate for the importance of writing and developing the kind of research skills she uses in her own work.

April 11: Karen Karbo, "Dangerous Women: Breaking the Rules"
Karbo's "In Praise of Difficult Women" will be published in February 2018. It features 29 bold, charismatic women of modern history, including Amelia Earhart, Amy Poehler and Helen Gurley Brown. She is also the bestselling author of the Kick-Ass Women series and has published essays, articles and reviews in a variety of prominent publications.

Closing reception, 6--7 p.m., The Writing Center, Library Building, Second Floor
Enjoy refreshments and recapping the series with faculty, staff, students and community members.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $1.50 after 5 p.m.; parking is free after 7 p.m.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Give to Dress-A-Coug at WSU Vancouver - 01/08/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Help Washington State University Vancouver students suit up for the workforce by donating new or clean, gently used professional attire including: dress shirts, pants, skirts, suits, accessories, belts, dress shoes and ties. A collection bin will be available on campus Jan. 16 -- 26 in the lobby of the Student Services Center. Free visitor parking is nearby.

Students will have an opportunity to select an outfit Feb. 6 and 7 at the Dress-A-Coug Clothing Give--Away. They will wear their new business attire to the spring Career and Internship Fair Feb. 13 -- 14 and for interviews.

Questions may be directed to Career Counselor Tina Harney at 360-546-9503 or chrstina.harney@wsu.edu.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Businesses invited to meet talented WSU Vancouver students and alumni at career fair - 01/08/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Businesses are invited to participate in Washington State University Vancouver's Career & Internship Fair from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 in the Firstenburg Student Commons on campus.

The fair provides an opportunity for businesses representatives to meet WSU Vancouver students and alumni to discuss career and internship possibilities. Last year, more than 60 employer organizations attended.

The first day will highlight a broad number of businesses. The second day will focus on nonprofit, public service and government-based organizations.

Registration entitles employers to use of a 6-foot display table, fair entrance for two representatives, two parking permits and access to the Employer Lounge, where snacks and beverages will be provided. Cost to register is $200 for for-profit; $150 for government; and $75 for nonprofit organizations. Register online at bit.ly/CareerFairSpring18.

For more information, contact Career Services at van.career@wsu.edu or 360-546-9155.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the Access Center, van.access.center@wsu.edu or 360-546-9238.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at WSU Vancouver - 01/02/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The public is invited to Washington State University Vancouver on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to participate in "Reclaiming Our King: The Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." The event will take place from noon -- 2 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This free event includes lunch.

Guests will be invited to participate in a community reading of King's anti-imperialist speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" delivered April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City.

A member from Anakbayan Portland will present about the organization's "Take Back our Education" platform and black/Filipino solidarity. Anakbayan Portland aims to unite Filipino youth of all backgrounds to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines.

The event will conclude with a keynote address, "Kent Ford, Elder Street Fightin' Statesman." Ford is a founding member of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party--Portland Panthers. In 1969 he and other Portland Panthers helped organize a free breakfast program at the Highland Community Church of Christ that fed up to 125 children and the Fred Hampton Memorial People's Health Clinic that extended free medical care five evenings a week.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free on holidays.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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