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WSU Honors Women of Distinction

PULLMAN, Wash. — Four women will be honored Thursday, March 26, during Washington State University’s Women’s Recognition Luncheon on the Pullman campus. Selected this year were alumna Pauline Seals, WSU Tri-Cities staff member Lucy Luginbill, WSU graduate student Lucy Loera and Donna Shavlik, American Council on Education senior fellow. A fifth woman will be named Woman of the Year at the luncheon. Seals, a 1990 WSU graduate in electrical engineering, exemplifies how, with the help of WSU, one’s life can profoundly change, said her nominators. Seals now teaches avionics, communication/navigation, to Boeing airplane customers throughout the world. Her customer service and ambassador roles include orienting … » More …

Cougar Nowak Tracks Cougars in Northeastern Oregon Mountains

PULLMAN, Wash. — “We’re losing her.” The dying signal from No. 78’s radio collar confirmed Tracy Taylor’s low-toned murmur. No matter what direction she turned the telemetry antenna, the electronic path of the cougar she and fellow assistant Jeff Olmstead tracked threatened to disappear in static. High in the northeast Oregon mountains, after coaxing Taylor and Olmstead off their snowmobiles and into knee-deep snow for a quarter mile, the cat known for getting dogs to chase their own trails succeeded in shaking off her pursuers. The faint beeps, the soft crunch of Sorrels in snow, the search for cougar signs but not the cougar, was … » More …

WSU’s Summer Palace Calls for Auditions March 30 and April 1

PULLMAN, Wash. — Auditions for 1998 Summer Palace’s full-time theater company performers and technicians are planned for Monday and Wednesday, March 30 and April 1 on the Washington State University campus. The 7-9 p.m. auditions are set for Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre. Auditions should include a serious or comic monologue and a song, not to exceed six minutes. The monologue does not have to be memorized. Those auditioning should bring a cassette tape for accompaniment or sing a capella. The summer’s offerings include the comic Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Sorcerer,” set for June 26-27, July 2-3 and 10-11, and “The Mikado,” on stage July … » More …

Bus Shuttle Available for Trail Dedication April 4

PULLMAN, Wash. — Pullman Transit and Wheatland Express will provide free shuttle buses from Pullman and Moscow to the Chipman Trail dedication at noon on April 4. The “This Rail Is Your Trail” dedication will take place on the trail at a crossing approximately two miles from Moscow and five miles from Pullman. Parking at the dedication site will be extremely limited. Participants are encouraged to use the trail to walk, ride or skate to the dedication or to ride one of the shuttle buses. The Washington State University and University of Idaho marching bands will lead walkers from two sites beginning at 11 a.m. … » More …

WSU Plans Day for Transfer Students on the Pullman Campus

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has planned a day of activities for all transfer students who have been offered admission to its Pullman campus for the fall semester. Set for March 27, the schedule includes an overview of the university’s general education program and transfer credit reports, as well as a financial aid workshop. During the day, a department/college fair, a housing workshop and departmental advising sessions also are planned. Questions about the activities can be directed to Terese Ostrowski, Office of New Student Programs, 335-4242, ostrowsk@wsu.edu.sh222-98

Women’s Forum to Discuss Leadership March 26

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Regent Carmen Otero and Donna Shavlik, former director, American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, will keynote the 1998 Women and Leadership Forum: “Leadership in Our Lives” March 26 on the WSU campus. The forum will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the CUB at no charge for WSU faculty, staff and students. Non-WSU participants will be charged $15 to attend the forum. Reservation forms for the day-long program are available from the Women’s Resource Center, Wilson Hall, Room 8. The forum provides an opportunity for women at WSU to discuss different leadership styles and paradigms, address … » More …

WSU Phi Beta Kappa Plans March 25 Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — “Metamorphosis: How Animals Change from One Body Form to Another” is the subject of a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program talk next week on the Washington State University campus. The March 25 public lecture by Donald Brown, president of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, and member of the embryology department, Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., is planned for 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Brown was the director of Carnegie’s embryology department from 1976-94. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and past president of both the Society for Developmental Biology and the American Society for Cell … » More …

WSU Madrigal Singers Group to Sing at Vatican March 22

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Madrigal Singers will highlight a 10-day performance tour to Italy Sunday, March 22, when the ensemble performs in Rome at the Vatican. The WSU group left March 12 for northern Italy, where members have visited several cities. They will return to WSU following the Vatican performance to complete the spring semester. The group visited Milan, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Siena and Rome, appearing at locations where the music they performed was written, said conductor and WSU faculty member Lori Wiest. The Madrigal Singers is a select group of 24 students who perform music from the Medieval and Renaissance … » More …

Reception to Honor 1998 WSU President’s Employee Excellence Winners

PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Washington State University employees have been named winners of the 1998 WSU President’s Employee Excellence Awards. Selected by WSU President Samuel Smith upon recommendation of the President’s Employee Excellence Awards Committee, are Eadie Balint, program coordinator, International Programs/Education Abroad section; Daniel Caldwell, Farm Shop/Compost Center manager, Animal Sciences; and Vicki Ruddick, secretary supervisor, Civil & Environmental Engineering. “Their dedication represents the outstanding efforts of WSU staff across the state,” said Smith. “I’m proud of each of them.” During a public awards reception 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, March 25, in the Lewis Alumni Centre, Smith will present each winner with an individual … » More …

Crown Pacific $200,000 Gift Boosts WSU Sustainable Development Program

PULLMAN, Wash. — A recent $200,000 gift by Crown Pacific Partners, L.P., of Portland, Ore., to the Sustainable Development Program at Washington State University has launched the development of a distinguished Chair and establishment of an international institute related to the two-year-old interdisciplinary program. Crown Pacific and its President and CEO Peter W. Stott were honored by the WSU College of Business and Economics Monday at a reception co-hosted by The World Forestry Center in Portland. The college is the academic home of the Sustainable Development Program, and sustainable development becomes its newest “minor” academic course of study in fall. “Crown Pacific’s vision and commitment … » More …