PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students return to classes Monday, March 24, following a week-long spring break, and university officials have planned two public programs next week to help students deal with issues involving the war with Iraq.

At noon on Tuesday, March 25, a panel will discuss “Dealing with Stress and Uncertainty.” The program, planned in the Compton Union Building Ballroom, will be moderated by Charlene Jaeger, vice president for Student Affairs. Panel members include Barbara Hammond, Counseling Services; Gail Strearns-Moody, Campus Ministry; and Dr. Bruce Wright, Health and Wellness Services.

On Thursday, March 27, WSU faculty members will continue a public forum series America at War with the topic, “Freedom of Speech and Civil Liberties in the United States.” Moderated by Leroy Ashby, History, the featured speakers include T.V. Reed, English, and David Leonard, Comparative American Cultures. The panelists will discuss how America can balance individual freedom with national security. The noon program is set for the CUB’s Clevenger Lounge.

The Thursday forum is part of a series discussing current world affairs involving the foreign policy of the United States and the conflict in Iraq.