Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Many people said that they attended because they want more than academics out of their college experience. They want camaraderie, school spirit, and, in general, to be a part of the Coug Nation.
They want more out of college—and out of life—so it’s no surprise they’re Global Campus students.
Our next event is graduation: Two commencement parties, one in Seattle and one in Pullman. Please consider attending if you’re a spring graduate.
By the way, if you're looking for the photobooth pictures, we're going through them now and will post them on Facebook in a day or two.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The showcase, known as SURCA, highlights students’ work in all majors. Their research will be displayed in the WSU Pullman CUB on March 29, and awards given to winners in nine categories.
Erica Seversen, whose paper was also accepted into WSU’s Academic Showcase, explored how Chinese women in the imperial court gained power by arranging for young or weak males to be named their heirs, then ruled by proxy in their name.
She credited her professor, Lydia Gerber, for her help and encouragement. More... “Her Chinese Civilization class was by far the best course I have taken at WSU and the reason is the time she puts into the lessons and her interaction with the students,” said Seversen, of Ballard, Wash.
“This is, in my mind, a testament to Erica’s personal strengths as well as evidence of the educational framework provided by WSU Online,” Gerber said. “To my delight, during an in-class research paper conference, Erica’s paper was also ranked as the strongest scholarly contribution in the entire class.”
Andrew Zander of Silverdale, Wash., researched the role of self-efficacy in online learning, exploring how social cognitive theory can be used to improve online courses and better equip students for success.
“With this being my last semester before graduating, I’m very proud to have my work included in such a great program,” Zander said. “The mere acceptance into SURCA makes me feel as though I'm able to go out with a bang.”
Seversen is coming to Pullman to present, but Zander is able to present from his home. Global Campus project specialist Charlie Snyder will set up Zander’s poster and place a computer next to it so judges can ask questions and get live-streamed answers.
“It’s really amazing that I’m able to participate in such an interactive way!” Zander said.