WSU’s Power Breakfast series will begin its third year on Sept. 15 featuring a retired Microsoft executive as part of WSU Week in Seattle. For the first time, one breakfast in the series will be held in Spokane.

The College of Business series aims to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.

Upcoming topics and speakers include:

• Sept. 15, “Will the U.S. continue as the global industrial leader?” by Robert Herbold, Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers

• Oct. 19, Harold Gilkey, Sterling Financial, Davenport Hotel, Spokane

• Feb. 16, Sally Jewell, REI, Seattle

• Sept. 7, 2007, Bill Ayer, Alaska Airlines, Seattle

Tickets cost $30. For times, details and registration, see