Dean’s Message

Dean’s Message October 2022

Clouds blanket the Rogue Valley, from where I write this morning, but I still believe I am going to win the bet with my husband for no “real” snowfall in Pullman before November 1.

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Dean’s message September 2022

Sometimes academia can be rough. We have real challenges with staffing shortages, equipment needs, and turnover without the ability to be fully nimble in our responses.

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Dean’s message August 2022

Fall is in the air. It is true. I try to hide that fact from my husband, but the small herds of students moving around a now vibrant campus, after the quiet days of summer, tell the whole story. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we welcomed 137 new veterinary students, 143 new undergraduate students, […]

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Dean’s message July 2022

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia to attend some parts of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) meeting. I am always reminded of the amazing differences between East Coast and West Coast cities—architecture, history, food. I am grateful for the very real diversity of our country. It is a constant reminder of […]

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Dean’s message June 2022

Summer is finally here. The days are long, wow! Early morning light creeps in at 4 a.m., which I love, but it does awaken the quail that sit on rooftops throughout our neighborhood and “kaa” to, evidently, announce their availability to the lovely female quail. We seem to have a number of bachelors near us. […]

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Dean’s message May 2022

I am just beginning to learn the “seasons of academic life” here at WSU. It turns out, May is all about transition. There is an intense lead up to the grand finale of graduation where students and their loved ones wander in small herds all about the campus and faculty and staff are inundated with […]

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Dean’s message April 2022

Watching clouds move over high-rise buildings in the dense urban landscape of Seattle. A very different sort of place than the cattails in my Palouse backyard. Two parts of Washington state, both important, both with their roles to fill.  My thoughts circle around how we work together statewide to train the veterinary specialists we need […]

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Dean’s message March 2022

Feeling good this morning, I rode my bike to work for the first time this spring (electric bike, before you get too excited). I had that experience of conversing with myself about all the reasons it would be easier to drive –biked anyway – and was rewarded with a beaver sighting in the South Fork of […]

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Dean’s message February 2022

When I arrived on the Palouse, I remember the quip — if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few hours. This late winter, early spring transition has been, well, breathtaking. Treacherous ice to glorious sunshine to hail followed by dramatic sunsets. Days are getting longer! I wanted to share with you all my growing enthusiasm […]

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Dean’s message January 2022

Staring out at the rolling hills, an admittedly gray day in the Palouse, I reminisce about sitting on a hillside, at our evening camp, overlooking the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania and watching zebra and wildebeest wander by. It was pretty special. Some of the most spectacular moments were sitting with Felix Lankester, Paul G. Allen […]

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