WSU is advancing Washington industries …
WSU teams with aviation to develop sustainable aviation biofuels …
WSU partners to develop bioproducts that reduce dependence on petroleum imports …
WSU works with state commodity commissions to conduct needed agricultural research …
WSU developed the technology used for wood-plastic composites used for buildings …
WSU researchers work to improve dairy productivity and reduce disease …
WSU research has made Washington one of the world’s most productive wheat-growing regions …

"Take Five" for WSU and higher education, In the News

Legislative updates and guess who was in Olympia?

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Washington state lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 105-day budget making legislative session. Just over 2700 bills were introduced, and approximately 650 remain alive for ongoing deliberation and consideration by your state Senators and Representatives. Focus in Olympia will now be towards fleshing out the state’s two year budget and includes funding for higher education and Washington State University. This is the best time for you to share your thoughts with your legislators. We are happy to report that WSU President Kirk Schulz did that himself on March 9th when he visited Olympia and met with 16 different lawmakers. Learn what you can do to join him in reaching out to your legislators (we make it easy for you – with our digital tools, you can contact your legislators from your smart phone, tablet, or laptop!)

WSU Impact

With the legislative session at its half-time, now is the time for our WSU advocates to get serious and share your thoughts about funding higher education and supporting WSU priorities. WSU President Kirk Schulz met with lawmakers yesterday and those of our advocates who support affordable higher education should do the same – but from the comfort of your home.

WSU President Kirk Schulz on left with new state House member, State Representative Morgan Irwin. Representing the 31st Legislative District, Rep. Morgan is a proud Coug with a WSU degree in agriculture business and economics

WSU President Kirk Schulz (left) with new state House member, State Representative Morgan Irwin. Representing the 31st Legislative District, Rep. Morgan is a proud Coug with a WSU degree in agriculture business and economics

President Schulz met with 16 lawmakers during his foray to the state’s Capitol, and this is not his first trip to Olympia. He continues to voice his support for the legislature to make higher education less expensive. He voices his support for investments to keep lowering tuition, like lawmakers did in 2015.  He continue to encourage more seats in high demand degree programs that will support the economy. And, he supports investment in quality student services programs that help students thrive, survive, and complete college to be competitive in today’s workplace.

Join President Schulz. If you are not a member of WSU Impact, do so today. It is easy, free, and no fuss. Don’t know your legislative district? No worries – our software program makes it as easy at putting in your zip code. You will be directly connected to your own personal home page and your three elected legislators will pop up on your screen!

If you are a member, log back in and use our tools to contact your state Senator and two Representatives.

Don’t know what to say? We have a hard time believing that … we know Cougs always know how to voice their support for WSU. But just in case, we provide tips and ideas and already prepared comments for you to use. It is literally as easy as one click.

For a primer on how to use our tools, please click here. Poke around our site – visit My WSU Impact to learn why other Cougs like you are active members and how they use our tools to take action in support of WSU in Olympia.

The Washington State Legislature depends on you. WSU depends on our alumni and friends being the most effective voices in higher education and to support of WSU priorities. You make the difference in Olympia. Take action today.

 

 

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