WHO OWNS THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD OF THE PAST? The discovery of the so-called Kennewick Man skeleton along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities has led to an unprecedented debate on access to ancient human remains. As part of a Faculty Research Symposium on Ethics in the Disciplines, Dr. William Lipe, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, will speak on “Who Owns the Archaeological Record of the Past? Ethical Issues for Archaeologists” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Compton Union Building, Rooms 108-109 [west end, main floor]. Sponsors are the Center for Teaching and Learning and the College of Liberal Arts.
STUDENTS RISK “EGG ON THEIR FACE” In a classic test of their engineering design skills, WSU engineering students will be dropping “raw egg reentry vehicles” below the skywalk that connects Dana Hall with Carpenter Hall on the west side of campus at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, Sept 22. Teaching the “Innovations in Design” course is Shira Broschat, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. For more on this and other visual stories, contact Nancy Hilliard, engineering college news coordinator, 335-5095.
GIVING UP THOSE DIET PILLS? Weight control has been back in the news with recent decisions to remove a two diet pills from the market. What does a specialist in human nutrition recommend to people thinking about weight control? Kathy Beerman, who teaches both introductory “Nutrition for Living” and “Human Nutrition,” can offer strategies. Contact: Kathy A. Beerman, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, 335-5011.
THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS: On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 12:10 p.m., at the Murrow Center, Room 229, David Demers, professor in the Murrow School of Communication, will make a presentation on “Evolution of the Corporate Newspaper Model.”
TOWN-GOWN IN ACTION: On Saturday Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second Campus to Community 97 event will be sponsored by the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) at WSU. Faculty, staff and students can donate their time and skills to meet some of the needs in the community, including service to senior citizens, the environment and literacy. Also included will be a Habitat for Humanity home construction project and a Friends of Gladish renovation project. Contact: WSU Community Service Learning Center, 335-7708, or e-mail email@example.com.