WSU http://www.kplu.org en WSU Breaks Ground on Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-breaks-ground-wine-science-center-tri-cities <p>Dignitaries and leaders of the Northwest wine industry braved a drizzle Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Washington State University&rsquo;s new Wine Science Center in the Tri-Cities.&nbsp;<br /><br />There are now nearly 800 licensed wineries in the state of Washington, up from about 40 three decades ago.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:10:08 +0000 Anna King 10160 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Breaks Ground on Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities WSU Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-tri-cities-head-federal-jet-bio-fuel-research-center <p>Washington State University will lead a new federal research center focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes.</p><p>Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., made the announcement Friday at the university’s new science labs in the Tri-Cities.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:30:20 +0000 Anna King 10007 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center WSU Reports 2nd Highest Enrollment in History http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-reports-2nd-highest-enrollment-history <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Washington State University is reporting the second-highest enrollment in its history at its four campuses.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The school on Wednesday reported 27,111 students signed up for classes, a drop of 123 students from last fall.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:12:02 +0000 The Associated Press 9964 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Reports 2nd Highest Enrollment in History Recent WSU Grads Offer Weekly Apple Delivery Service to Offices http://www.kplu.org/post/recent-wsu-grads-offer-weekly-apple-delivery-service-offices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all been there. You’re hungry. You want something good, but there’s no time. You hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.</span></p><p>Two recent Washington State University graduates want to change that. They've launched an urban apple delivery service called Apple-A-Day, and it’s taking off.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:54:04 +0000 Anna King 9797 at http://www.kplu.org Recent WSU Grads Offer Weekly Apple Delivery Service to Offices U-Idaho Cracks Down on Low GPAs, Frat Parties http://www.kplu.org/post/u-idaho-cracks-down-low-gpas-frat-parties <p>The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking.</p><p>The announcement from the university in Moscow comes on the heels of a similar set of measures proposed just across the border at Washington State University in Pullman.</p><p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9659 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Tries New Tactics Against Booze http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-tries-new-tactics-against-booze <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Washington State University will try some new actions to reduce binge drinking by students, including scheduling more Friday morning classes, and notifying parents if an underage student is caught drinking.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Pullman-based university announced a series of changes on Monday. The reform process started after a student died of alcohol poisoning in October.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:38:46 +0000 The Associated Press 9603 at http://www.kplu.org WSU won't raise tuition next year http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-wont-raise-tuition-next-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">For the first time in 27 years, tuition will not increase next year for students at Washington State University.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The WSU Board of Regents on Monday rescinded a previously approved 2 percent tuition increase for the 2013-14 school year.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:23:21 +0000 The Associated Press 9232 at http://www.kplu.org WSU won't raise tuition next year Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-alcohol-policies-help-wsu-finally-shed-its-image <p></p><p>Last October, a freshman at Washington State University passed out after consuming hard liquor and an energy drink. The student <a href="http://dailyevergreen.wsu.edu/read/WSU-reacts-to-student-death-with-creation-of-substance-task-force">later died in the hospital</a>. His blood alcohol level was about five times the legal limit.</p><p>That led to some soul-searching on the campus in Pullman, Wash.</p><p>It turns out an average of 200 students each year end up in the ER at Pullman Regional Hospital for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:44:03 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8096 at http://www.kplu.org Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? WSU coach Leach bans players from Twitter http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-coach-leach-bans-players-twitter <p></p><div>PULLMAN, Wash. &nbsp;— Washington State University football coach Mike Leach has banned players from using Twitter.</div><div> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:23:41 +0000 The Associated Press 6823 at http://www.kplu.org Understanding infertility in cows could shed light on humans' too http://www.kplu.org/post/understanding-infertility-cows-could-shed-light-humans-too <p>It turns out humans and cattle have some of the same fertility issues.</p><p>Researchers at Washington State University have received <a href="http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&amp;PublicationID=32346&amp;TypeID=1">more than a million dollars </a>from the National Institutes of Health to look into what causes lost pregnancies in beef cattle - and also what that can teach us about miscarriages in humans.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:01:18 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5987 at http://www.kplu.org Understanding infertility in cows could shed light on humans' too WSU students build a robosub http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-students-build-robosub <p>A group of&nbsp;<a href="http://auv.eecs.wsu.edu/">computer science and electrical engineering seniors</a> at Washington State University is&nbsp;building an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), otherwise known as a robosub.</p><p>The underwater robot will be entered this July in the <a href="http://www.auvsifoundation.org/foundation/competitions/robosub/">15th&nbsp;International RoboSub Competition</a>. The contest, in San Diego, is co-sponsored by the AUVSI Foundation and the U.S. Office of Naval Research.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 20:32:51 +0000 Dave Meyer 4926 at http://www.kplu.org WSU students build a robosub WSU gets $5 million donation for organic agriculture http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-gets-5-million-donation-organic-agriculture <p>PULLMAN, Wash. &mdash; Washington State University&#39;s pioneering programs in organic and sustainable agriculture received a $5 million donation on Friday.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:23:01 +0000 The Associated Press 4818 at http://www.kplu.org Research into rat emotions could help develop human drugs http://www.kplu.org/post/research-rat-emotions-could-help-develop-human-drugs <p>A Washington State University researcher says new findings about the emotions of rats could lead to treatments for mental illness in humans. Jaak Panksepp writes in the latest issue of the journal, Science.</p><p>He was reacting to a new study showing that rats demonstrate empathy and altruism toward a fellow rat who was stuck in a trap.</p><p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:33:04 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Anna King 3420 at http://www.kplu.org Accountability: WSU students will be fined for bad behavior http://www.kplu.org/post/accountability-wsu-students-will-be-fined-bad-behavior <p>PULLMAN, Wash. &mdash; Any Washington State University student caught trespassing, damaging property or drinking under age can expect to pay a $100 fine.</p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:18:34 +0000 The Associated Press 2811 at http://www.kplu.org WSU welcomes record size freshman class http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-welcomes-record-size-freshman-class <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983021.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983021.mp3</a></p><p>The new school year at Washington State University has brought with it a record class of freshmen in Pullman, with about 4,200 first-year students on campus.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:53:39 +0000 Northwest News Network 2393 at http://www.kplu.org