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Acts of Hatred Focus of Forum at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash.- “Not in Our Universities/Not in Our Communities: Community Dialogue,” is the theme for an open forum Monday, Jan. 26, that begins a series of activities and events for Washington State University and the Pullman/Moscow area in support of community, civility and social justice. The forum, set for 7-10 p.m. in WSU’s Compton Union Building Carey Ballroom, is open to the public without charge. Bill Wassmuth, executive director of the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, is the featured speaker and facilitator. WSU Provost Gretchen Bataille and University of Idaho Associate Provost Dene Thomas also will speak. Wassmuth, an Idaho native, currently serves as chair … » More …

Huck to Perform Music Education Recital

PULLMAN, Wash.-Washington State University clarinetist Marie Huck of Yakima will present her public music education recital Friday, Jan. 23, at 3:10 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium. The recital will feature Mozart’s “Concerto for Clarinet” and other works by Hurlstone, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bowman and Schreiner. Huck will be accompanied by pianists Kristofer Barber and Naoko Inabe. The program is open to the public without charge.Huck, a junior, is an elementary music education major and a student of WSU faculty member H. James Schoepflin. Her performance fulfills a degree requirement. Huck is a member of the WSU Wind Symphony, University Singers and WSU Clarinet Quartet. She is active … » More …

WSU Regents Ask for State Endowment

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University’s Board of Regents today approved a resolution urging the state Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign enabling legislation to establish a Higher Education Endowment this year. The resolution stated the endowment would greatly assist public higher education institutions in recruiting and retaining the best faculty and students; increase student scholarships, graduate fellowships and distinguished professorships; provide new ways to recognize quality teaching and public service; and secure the most advanced equipment, library resources and technological innovations. Legislative creation of the endowment would create a vehicle to provide matching funds for existing contributions and encourage further private donations to higher … » More …

Aeschylus’ ‘Prometheus Bound’ Adaptation Premieres at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University faculty member William Shephard’s adaptation of the Greek drama “Prometheus Bound” premieres at WSU’s R.R. Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7 as the first mainstage production for the spring semester. One of the world’s classic dramas, “Prometheus Bound” depicts the suffering imposed on the Greek god Prometheus by Zeus, ruler of all the gods, for stealing the gift of fire and giving it to human mortals. “Prometheus Bound” was written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus in the fifth century B.C. Shephard says his adaptation, “Prometheus, the Unrepentant” remains faithful to the text and structure of the … » More …

Sabella Consort to Perform at Beasley

PULLMAN, Wash.–The jazz group Sabella Consort will perform at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum Monday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the coliseum’s Premiere Performances series. The group is known for its “Renaissance Jazz” — combining traditional and contemporary jazz styles. Its jazz compositions are combined with Irish reels, old melodies and Sabella’s wit. Rusty Sabella, the group leader, has toured to critical acclaim in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. He has been featured on numerous television and radio specials, and has produced five albums. Sabella, who plays guitar, mandolin and mandocello, has performed with artists such as … » More …

Arksey Performs in Faculty Violin Recital

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University music faculty member Meredith Arksey will present a faculty violin recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Pullman’s St. Thomas More church. Arksey will be accompanied by Gerald Berthaiume, piano, and Linda Wharton, cello. The performance, free to the public, includes works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Beach.shdc181

Botanist Selected to Give WSU Faculty Address

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University botany Professor Douglas E. Soltis has been selected to present the university’s 1998 Distinguished Faculty Address in February. His public presentation, “Plants, Polyploidy and the Origins of Species,” is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in Todd Hall, Room 276. Soltis, a faculty member since 1983, is a world leader on plant molecular systematics. He has authored or coauthored more than 150 publications in the past 20 years. His papers appear in the premier journals in systematics and evolutionary biology. In addition, Soltis has coedited two books that cogently organize the current strides being made by the most active investigators in … » More …

WSU Provost Appoints Search Committees

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University Provost Gretchen M. Bataille has appointed committees to conduct searches to fill the two positions of vice provost for research and dean of veterinary medicine. Professor Robert Harder, International Programs, chairs the vice provost for research committee. James Carlson, associate director of the Agricultural Research Center, chairs the committee for the veterinary medicine dean. Advertisements for the positions will begin appearing soon in national and regional publications. Committee members are expected to begin screening applications and nominations within 60 days and to fill the positions before the start of the fall academic term, Bataille said. The provost said the vice provost … » More …

Multicultural Student Services Offers Guidance to Students of Color

PULLMAN, Wash.–Higher education is a wise investment for students of color, says Washington State University administrator Steve Nakata. “Earning a college degree is an investment of time, effort and money. WSU is committed to being accessible to all who desire a quality education. The university assists students of color in applying for admission, financial aid and scholarships,” said Nakata, interim director of WSU Multicultural Student Services. WSU’s commitment is “not only to attract good students, but to help students of color thrive, earn their degrees and be successful in their chosen professions,” said Nakata, himself a WSU graduate. The Student Mentor Program and student centers … » More …

Photography Curator to Give Talk

PULLMAN, Wash.–Rod Slemmons, cocurator of the current Washington State University Museum of Art exhibit, “American Photographs: 1970 to 1980,” will discuss 1970s photographic art in a lecture set for Tuesday (Jan. 20). The 7:30 p.m. talk, “American Photography in the 1970s: A Twenty-Year Reunion,” is set for the Fine Arts Auditorium. A reception follows the lecture. Slemmons, who curated the American photography collection in 1979 with Terry Toedtemeier, will examine the careers of the photographers in the exhibition. “The late 1970s marked a sharp turning point in photography as an art form in the United States,” Slemmons said. “Some of the artists had already begun … » More …