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WSU Office of International Programs Joins Common App for 2022 Application Season


Students outside the United States interested in attending Washington State University for spring semester 2022 now have the option to apply through Common App, an online college application platform that serves more than 3 million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors around the world each year. Common App is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to access, equity and integrity in the college admission process.

“By joining Common App, WSU’s Office of International Programs is raising our profile among international students who are looking for a safe environment, a high-quality education with faculty and staff committed to their success, a welcoming and inclusive student experience and an affordable price,” said Daniel Saud, Director of International Programs Admissions. “International students now have four ways to apply: directly through our website, through our recruitment partner network outside the U.S., through Cialfo Application, and through Common App. They can choose the option that is easiest and most convenient for them.”

As a Common App member, WSU’s Office of International Programs has streamlined the application process for international students interested in applying to multiple institutions and will gain exposure to students who may not have otherwise considered WSU. Each year, more than 1 million applicants use the Common App. One-third of those applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.

International students may use the Common App to apply to WSU to start studies in spring 2022.
WSU International Programs offers new digital platform to engage prospective international students


International Undergraduate Admissions in WSU’s Office of International Programs has selected Explore by Cialfo, an AI-driven platform, to extend its recruiting reach and directly engage with more than 250,000 international high school students in over 100 countries using the platform.

Cialfo’s global network brings universities, high school counselors, parents and students together throughout the recruitment journey. The network aids international applicants through every step of the process: researching potential institutions of interest, completing assessments and surveys, meeting with counselors, tracking tasks and deadlines, selecting schools, attending virtual college fairs, and ultimately, submitting final applications.

WSU joins a growing number of prestigious U.S. universities, including University of Pennsylvania and Boston University, that are using Explore by Cialfo to reach more international students, foster more personalized connections based on students’ interests and goals and maximize their recruiting budgets and resources while reaching recruits from markets that may not have been otherwise attainable.

Daniel Saud, Director of Undergraduate International Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, said WSU’s international program has experienced consistent growth in the number of international students with a current enrollment of 1,603 students representing 98 different countries. “WSU is committed to advancing, extending and applying knowledge through global engagement. This partnership allows us to deliver on that mission to the schools where students use Cialfo to apply to colleges and universities. We look forward to increasing the reach of our Coug spirit and inspiring future Cougs.”
Animal Scientist Zhihua Jiang Receives Fulbright Scholar Award


Zhihua Jiang, professor and genome biologist with Washington State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, will conduct advanced research in Australia through a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced Jiang’s award this week.
Savanna Ly-NguyenNeuroscience student named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar


With finals just two weeks out, Washington State University student Savanna Ly-Nguyen left Pullman for a 10-day, 1,500-plus mile trip that would start with a stop in Seattle and end in San Diego, California.

Inconvenient travel is part of life for a student-athlete.

And it doesn’t faze Ly-Nguyen, a standout member of the Cougar tennis team and a junior in the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department.
Researchers find how tiny plastics slip through the environment


Washington State University researchers have shown the fundamental mechanisms that allow tiny pieces of plastic bags and foam packaging at the nanoscale to move through the environment.

The researchers found that a silica surface such as sand has little effect on slowing down the movement of the plastics, but that natural organic matter resulting from decomposition of plant and animal remains can either temporarily or permanently trap the nanoscale plastic particles, depending on the type of plastics.
Graduate Students Recognized by Association of Graduate Women


Six Washington State University graduate students have been awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Awards from the WSU Association for Faculty Women.

The annual Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award (doctoral student), Harriette B. Rigas Award (doctoral student), and the AFW Founders Award (master’s student) recognize the academic achievements and professional potential of WSU graduate students.
Inflammation-fighting protein could improve treatment of rheumatoid arthritis


New research led by scientists at Washington State University has found that a protein known as GBP5 appears to play a key role in suppressing inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially debilitating disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own joint tissues.
Research offers insights on how night shift work increases cancer risk


New clues as to why night shift workers are at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer are presented in a new study conducted at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane.
New treatment for baking with raspberries


Raspberry muffins are in our future.

Washington State University scientists have figured out a way to treat raspberries before they’re frozen so that they maintain their structure when thawed.

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