PULLMAN, Wash. — A report examining the status of women at Washington State University will be released at a press conference at 2 p.m. (PDT), Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Food, Science and Human Nutrition Building, Room 101. WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will be available for questions.

The study, released by the WSU Commission on the Status of Women, examined campus climate; student enrollment, retention and degree completion; and faculty and staff recruitment, employment and retention between 1995-2000. Commission members included administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Those expected to participate in the hour-long press conference include V. Lane Rawlins, president, WSU; Sandra Brabb, 2001-02 chair, Commission on the Status of Women; Millie Hill, 2000-01 chair, Commission on the Status of Women; and Kathy Zeches, member, Executive Board, Commission on the Status of Women. Joe Barnes, director, Strategic Communication and Media Relations, will moderate the press conference.

The moderator will ask President Rawlins and a commission member to make a few comments. He then will open the floor to questions from the media.

Newspaper and Radio reporters:
—To listen to the press conference, dial 1-509-335-6338, then enter 4406# (the # sign must be entered). To ask questions, reporters will have to use another number: 1-800-390-7551, or fax questions to 1-800-803-5998. (We suggest faxing questions.)

Broadcasters please note this a Ku band satellite to facilitate reception by TV stations.
—For toll-free phone calls to ask questions, the number is 1-800-390-7551.

—The number to use to fax in questions is 1-800-803-5998.

—The last 5-10 minutes of the hour-long uplink will have b-roll of WSU offered.

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Satellite SBS-6 at 74W.
Transponder 09; 11921mhz,
Horizontal polarity, Standard Audio