‘Hot Eats Cool Feets’: Professor creates Instagram food account like no other

Gathering a carton of delicious stir-fry noodles and placing the dish in frame with his Jumpman shoes, Jordan Curtis snaps a quick photo to post for his 1,600 followers. Combining a passion for sneakers and unique cuisines, this WSU Vancouver professor is the creator of the Instagram food account, @hoteatscoolfeets, where he shares his mouthwatering food discoveries with the world.

WSU alumna publishes her first children’s book on grief and loss

Coping with death and grief is a natural part of life, but addressing such heavy topics with children is something no parent ever wants to go through. After losing both her father and grandmother at a young age, Danica Thurber, an alumna of WSU, was inspired to self-published her book, “Lulu Faces Loss And Finds Encouragement,” a children’s novel that teaches kids how to deal with grief.

Vancouver resident, age 79, found dead on WSU Vancouver campus

Editor’s Note: This story contains information related to suicide which may be triggering for some readers. On Nov. 16 at 7:10 a.m., WSU Vancouver police investigated an on-campus suicide incident. Students, staff and faculty were notified by text or phone call from the WSU emergency alert services with two messages, spanning from 7:41 a.m. and ending at 8:41 a.m., sent by Lynn Valenter, vice chancellor for finance and operations.

Jaime Herrera Beutler vs. Carolyn Long: Students weigh in on heated congressional debate

Fall 2020 is the time for candidates to face off in a series of campaign trails, speeches and debates. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler currently represents the 3rd Congressional District of Washington state, and Carolyn Long, WSU Vancouver’s very own associate political science professor, is Herrera Beutler’s primary challenger. On Oct. 9, the candidates discussed many issues ranging from the climate crisis to healthcare.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: How Lindsey Luis represents Latinx power

As the Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation building at WSU Vancouver remains vacant and closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one student, in particular, has kicked off the start by bringing it virtually back to life. While making a name for herself in the political field, educating others about Hispanic heritage and selling homemade sorbet straight from her home, Lindsey Luis is the example of an ultimate powerhouse.

The compelling case of Brautigan Library’s unpublished manuscripts

Containing hundreds of manuscripts submitted by authors around the world, The Brautigan Library, located in downtown Vancouver’s Clark County Historical Museum, offers a sanctuary for unpublished works. Holding an enriched history dating back to 1990, the library has only one curator, who is none other than John Barber, a professor teaching under WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture program.

A look at systemic racism in Vancouver: Four Black community members share their stories

Listen, learn and take action. These are the three steps toward dismantling systemic racism, outlined by the conversational Zoom event titled Listen to Learn and Lead: Stories from our Black Community. Organized on July 30 by VanTalks and Ready to Rise, Tyler Monk, director of Ready to Rise, facilitated a panel of three additional speakers who discussed their own stories and experiences living in Vancouver as Black individuals.

Students adjust to a new normal: Your questions about fall semester, answered

Universities everywhere have faced major implications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With WSU Vancouver’s final decision to transition fully online, students will continue to learn through distance delivery instruction this fall semester. Chancellor Mel Netzhammer and his cabinet gathered over Zoom on July 27 to address questions about their plan to operate classes online in order to preserve the safety of all staff and students.

COVID-19 Campus Conversation: Updates on fall semester, new student orientation and more

To address further questions about WSU Vancouver’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff and students submitted their questions to the online campus conversation held on April 30. More information was covered such as plans for fall semester, student-run programs, care packages, talk of an ESports team, enrollment trends, new student orientation, prospective teaching methods and tuition refunds.
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