PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President Samuel H. Smith and others will present on Sept. 29 the first installment in a new WSU series designed to provide quality educational programs to Washington’s citizens using innovative teaching technologies.
The program, “Bits, Bytes and Digital Diplomas … Beyond the Hype” will be broadcast via satellite from Pullman to communities around the state between
7-8:30 p.m. The new series is called “Explore Your World with WSU!”
Local residents can attend at the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building, Room T101. Parking is available near Ferdinand’s, as well as south of the tennis courts. A reception follows the program.
The interactive program features Smith, Barbara Ingle, one of Boeing’s training managers, and Grace Ogoshi-Maher, WSU Extended Degree Programs alum, talking about lifelong learning opportunities in the 21st century and what they mean to people’s careers and personal fulfillment. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call 800/390-7551 or fax 800/803-5998 during the evening for on-air dialogue. Participants also can view the program on the Internet.
Check the web page at for participating sites, their specific locations and local contacts. The web site also provides information for viewing the programs online. Details are available from Sonia Hussa, assistant director of University Relations, 335-1990, or Barbara Petura, assistant vice president for University Relations, 335-3581.
Thirteen other sites statewide will participate in the program, including Bellingham, Colville, Davenport, Goldendale, Longview, Mount Vernon, Port Angeles, Port Hadlock, Rochester, Shelton, Tacoma, Wenatchee and Yakima.
In the future, WSU’s top faculty and other representatives will present programming via satellite about such contemporary topics as health care concerns, the arts, breakthrough science and the role of government and education in youth violence.
Over the past three years, WSU has evolved the concept of “lifelong learning” by bringing opportunities for intellectual growth to all of Washington’s 39 counties. Series organizers say one constant remains as these programs continue to grow: Washington citizens have an insatiable desire to learn more about their world and to better their place in it. From this constant came the series.
“The series provides a venue for sharing information on a variety of issues that will be pertinent to Washington communities,” said Hussa. “Everybody will be able to benefit from WSU’s belief that learning never stops and that knowledge is to be shared with all.”

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