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 …

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Mark Your Calendar! Important Dates for your advocacy


Securing adequate state funding for higher education continues to be an important message your legislators need to hear. The value of higher education in today’s world has never been more important. A college degree gives people a strong foundation and leg up in tough times. From increased pay to being able to keep and thrive […]

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Proposed Governor’s operating budget funds top WSU priorities

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The 2018 legislative session will begin on January 8th.  It is the supplemental budget session, or the so-called “short session” because it is the second year of the state’s two year budget cycle. The three primary budgets (operating, transportation and capital) are prepared during 105 day legislative sessions in odd-numbered years (e.g., 2017). Then, in the […]

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YOU can support WSU by lending your voice


It’s a new year, and we look forward to 2018 being even more exciting for Washington State University’s campuses. Last year, we celebrated the opening of a brand-new medical school that’s bringing hands-on education, impactful health sciences research, and groundbreaking public health outreach to our communities. We dedicated a new academic building at WSU Everett. […]

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Career Connected Learning Summit Puts WSU’s Mission into Practice

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WSU Impact is unabashed on two fronts: We love to share the value of Washington State University, and we we love how higher education expands knowledge, supports the economy, and encourages the dreams of individuals who seek good paying jobs and economic security. That’s why we love what occurred on May 31st.  Elected officials and advocates […]

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Senate budget passes – proposed House budget next Monday


As reported by the Spokesman-Review, the Senate Ways and Means Committee voted on Wednesday evening to increase funding in its budget proposal for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine from $5 million to $10 million for the 2017-2019 biennium, and the entire Senate voted its approval early this morning. The $10 million for expanding medical […]

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Budget time in Olympia – Senate releases its proposed budget


It is that time in Olympia. And, for WSU Impact advocates, time to take action and let your legislators know what you think the priorities are for state funding. The state Senate released its proposed budget yesterday. Below is the write up of what the proposed budget means to WSU priorities. To learn more about […]

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Let’s all ask lawmakers to support higher education – today

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Today, we sent a call to action to our WSU Impact members. We are taking our cue from WSU President Schulz who has been in Olympia several times this legislation session. We are also supporting WSU students who took time on President’s Day to visit the state capitol and several recent graduates of WSU who […]

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Ensure access to quality K-16 education and beyond

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In today’s Seattle Times, George Bridges, president of The Evergreen State College and Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University penned a guest editorial that supports an important aspect of the Washington Compete Initiative. The op-ed is a must read for those who understand that investment in our students helps in earning a college degree. […]

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Legislative updates and guess who was in Olympia?


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 […]

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WSU students convene in Olympia, lend their voices


About 160 WSU students swarmed Olympia on Monday, February 20th, pressing the cause of higher education during the annual Coug Day at the Capitol event. Organized by the Associated Students of Washington State University, the delegation included students from all of WSU campuses — including the Global Campus — speaking with one voice. Of those who […]

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