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WSU Extension NewsThis article details the highlights of an international winery and vineyard tour in Southern France from April 19 to 30, 2015, that was organized by the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program. Read on for information about joining us for the next trip!This month's column highlighting WSU V&E student, faculty and alumni achievements features David Balsz, Justin Blake, Sarah Hedges Goedhart, Colin Hickey, Daniel Hottell, Suzanne Kaye, Brooke Kietzmann, Nick Mackay, Maxx McGoff, Jarrod Pack, Joe Sperry, Thomas Spotteck and Ryan Strom.
Do you know a WSU student, faculty member or alumnus who deserves a cheer? Submit their achievements to Voice of the Vine Editor Erika Holmes at email@example.com!Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1004 into law April 23, 2015, allowing students under 21 enrolled in enology and viticulture programs at four-year universities to taste -- but not consume -- wine as part of their instruction. All students in the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program will now have the ability to smell, taste and spit wines to hone their sensory skills, which is an integral part of wine education curriculum. All students, regardless of age, may not swallow wine tasted during class.The Washington State Wine Commission would like to invite all Washington vineyards and wineries to submit a maximum of two different bottles of wine for display in the WSU Wine Science Center Library. Wine must be submitted online and arrive at the center no later than June 2. If you have any questions regarding submissions for the Wine Science Center, please contact Stephanie Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org.Earning a Ph.D. is never an easy process, but Georgina Mitchell experienced a far rockier road than most.
“My third first year, I finally finished my last first year class,” said Mitchell, a Spokane resident and member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
But this weekend, Mitchell, 41, received her doctoral degree from the School of Economic Sciences after starting the program in 2007.