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Phil Mixter has received a 2012 WSU Distinguished Teaching Award

by WSU CVM 9. April 2012 11:53

Phil Mixter, clinical associate professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, has received a 2012 WSU Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes WSU faculty and students for their outstanding achievements and contributions to undergraduate education.


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Julie Stanton to Participate in the Biology Scholars Research Residency: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

by WSU CVM 9. April 2012 06:19

Julie Stanton, School of Molecular Bioscience, is 1 of 20 exemplary biologists chosen to participate in the Research Residency of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Biology Scholars Program funded by National Science Foundation. The program seeks to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning. Details


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Announcing the 2011 Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholars

by WSU CVM 5. April 2012 16:36
The designation of Newbrey Teaching Scholar is awarded for excellence in teaching during the first 3 years of the veterinary core curriculum. It is awarded to faculty who, according to the CVM's standardized student evaluations, score in the top 20 percentile of the college on the query "Rate the instructor." For consideration as a Newbrey Teaching Scholar, a faculty member must: {a} teach at least 10% of a course in the core curriculum,(or have at least 6 contact hours), and {b} receive standardized evaluations from at least 50% of the veterinary students enrolled in the course. The Newbrey Scholars are recognized each spring for achievement in the previous calendar year.

Newbrey Scholars 2011

Jeffrey Bryan
Annie Chen
William Foreyt
Steve Hines
Sunshine Lahmers
Charles Leathers
John Mattoon
Steven Parish
Christopher Schneider
Deb Sellon
Patricia Talcott
Stephanie Thomovsky
Ahmed Tibary
Russ Tucker
Leslie Sprunger

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Dr Tony Gallina, Former WADDL Director Died on April 1

by WSU CVM 4. April 2012 06:46

Dr. Anthony (Tony) M. Gallina passed away at home on April 1, 2012. Dr Gallina was the director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) from 1976 - 1992 and taught pathology to many veterinary students and graduate students.



WSU Vet hospital saves eye of clever, beloved, blind cat

by WSU CVM 28. March 2012 12:16

Jordie the cat is blind, and his owners, Mark and Wiwiek Bordsen of Colfax, say he possesses uncat-like abilities. By meowing boldly and threading himself around his owners’ legs, he reminds them to raise the American flag in front of the house each morning and to lock the main door each night. He even follows commands, they contend. He sits. He stays.



WSU study confirms social value of working with horses

by WSU CVM 27. March 2012 12:59

PATH to Success is an equine-assisted learning program directed at healthy youth development. PATH to Success is the focus of a two-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine the program’s effects on both social interactions and stress levels among fifth- through eighth-grade children.


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WSU CVM Distinguished Alumni Award Presentations March 29 , 2012

by WSU CVM 19. March 2012 13:39

Please join us:

Thursday, March 29, 2012 , 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Third Floor Atrium of the Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF)

Dr. Bryan K. Slinker, the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, invites you to attend a reception to recognize three of the college’s 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award winners*.

Dr. Glenn H. Cantor (PhD ’93)
Dr. Steven M. Niemi (DVM ‘82)
Dr. David J. Prieur (PhD ’71)
*The fourth award winner was Dr. Norman Rantanen (DVM ’67, MS ’71), who was recognized in December of 2011.


WSU CVM Bald Eagle Release

by WSU CVM 12. March 2012 16:37

A bald eagle, about 5 years of age and presumably male, was presented to the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in late January 2012 with signs of severe lead poisoning. His blood lead level was 0.52 micrograms/g which is over twice the level considered toxic. He was treated with intravenous fluids and calcium EDTA which binds the lead.

Sauder responded well to treatment and was released outside of Orofino ID on March 12, 2012.


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WSU's Dr Susan Ritter promoted to Regents professor

by WSU CVM 12. March 2012 09:03
The promotion honors the highest level of international distinction in the discipline that raises university standards through teaching, scholarship and public service. 

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Red-Tail Hawk Celebrates 31-Years Of Life

by WSU CVM 5. March 2012 16:00

At some point, we find ourselves in an unbreakable routine. During our waking hours, we eat, socialize and have moments of fresh air to observe our surroundings. Time passes and suddenly we’re old.

For Charlie, Thursday, March 1st was the same routine as usual, but it was his 31st birthday party. He was surrounded by loved ones singing happy birthday, eating cake and playing games celebrating the joyous occasion.

Charlie wouldn’t understand the festivities happening around him because he’s a wild animal, a red-tail hawk eying the room in a way one does to understand their surroundings and survive.

He’s the oldest living red-tail hawk in the entire world as defined in the longevity records by falconers. His home is Washington State University with the Raptor Club. Calculations have estimated his age to equal about 234 human years.


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