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Experts Meet to Discuss Electrical Power Failure

SPOKANE, Wash.–Let’s hope for no power failures during Oct. 21-23, while many of the country’s leading experts on prevention and recovery of such mishaps attend the 24th Annual Western Protective Relay Conference in Spokane’s International Ag Trade Center. About 450 power protection relay engineers and manufacturers will learn about such problems as voltage collapse, “The Summer of our Disconnects,” testing for routine maintenance, how NOT to apply reliable relaying principles, and innovative solutions to protection of transmission lines, ground faults, generators and systems. Vendors will display the latest protective relay devices and technologies. Sponsored by Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, … » More …

WSU Now Offers Sport Management Degree

PULLMAN, Wash. — Christine Cooper, a Washington State University senior from Marysville, is looking forward to graduation and entering the work force. She is excited about her future because she finally found a degree program to match her interests and goals. Cooper was one of the first to sign up for the bachelor of arts degree in sport management now offered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology. “I’m now looking forward to getting a job,” Cooper said. “I’m really into sports, so working in this field will be fun.” Cooper is one of 15 WSU undergraduates who chose sport management in the … » More …

Tip Sheet: Leads to News & Features at WSU

SPOKANE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS LEARN ENGINEERING AT WSU About 150 middle schoolers in MESA from Spokane will be in Washington State University’s Sloan Hall 175 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, to learn the excitement of engineering. Engineering students in WSU’s Robotics Club will demo their robots and flying machines and tell the youths a little about how to prepare for the discipline. In the morning, the MESA students will tour campus and visit vet-med, anthro, entomological, herbarium, science and geology exhibits. They will be presented a chemistry show from 2-3 p.m. This is a College Knowledge for the Mind activity to give secondary-school students a … » More …

Andrew Earns WSU Alumni Award

PULLMAN, Wash.–A 1976 Washington State University graduate has been honored for long-time volunteer service to his alma mater and the Longview community. Dave Andrew received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award Thursday, Oct. 2, in Longview. The occasion was at a tailgate party leading up to Saturday’s WSU-University of Oregon Pac-10 Conference football game in Eugene. Kay Green, Longview area alumni director, presented the award. Andrew is advertising sales manager for Century Communications in Longview. His continuous service as deputy director or director of the WSU Alumni Association in the Longview area dates to 1983. He also served on the association’s executive committee in 1990-91. Since … » More …

No Place Like Home – But Where Is It?

PULLMAN, Wash.–Fifty architectural educators belonging to the Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture will explore the landscapes of rural Pullman and the Hell’s Canyon wilderness — as well as the diminishing sense of place in a globalized society — at the ASCE western region conference Oct. 3-7. “Architecture and the New Geographies of Power” will examine the issues of virtual environments, home practices, distance educational delivery and other homogenizing cultural influences of the Information Age as they affect the profession. Meanwhile the participants will immerse themselves in the university town and a wilderness retreat on the Snake River via jet boat. Keynote speaker is Nan Ellin … » More …

WSU Academic Advisers Begin Puget Sound Visits

PULLMAN, Wash. — Academic advisers for Washington State University’s Extended Degree Program continue a series of west-side information sessions with an appearance at Bellevue Community College on Oct. 6. The Extended Degree Program offers individuals an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without attending classes on campus. Advisers will be available to answer questions concerning admissions, financial aid and degree requirements. The information session will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building D, Room 110-G. Other upcoming area sessions are Oct. 6 and 7 at Grays Harbor Community College, Oct. 7 at Chehalis Tribal Learning Center and Oct. 8 at Centralia Community College. Enrollment … » More …

Wogsland Selected Executive-in-Residence

PULLMAN, Wash.- James W. Wogsland, retired vice chairman of the Caterpillar Corp., is the fall DeYoung Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University. The retired executive will be on the Pullman campus Oct. 14 and 15 to talk with several classes and present a talk “Caterpillar: A Global Competitor.” The lecture, set for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, will be held in Room 276 of Todd Hall. Wogsland spent more than 37 years with the Caterpillar Corp. before retiring in 1995. He joined the firm as a credit analyst. His posts with Caterpillar’s overseas division took him on assignment to … » More …

Ashby Selected to Present Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University history professor LeRoy Ashby has been invited by university honor students to give a special lecture next week. Ashby’s lecture, “From Easy Rider to Apocalypse Now: Hollywood’s Brief Moment of Doubt 1969-1979,” is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Room 13 of Wilson Hall on the WSU campus. His lecture will focus on a brief period in which Hollywood stopped producing happily-ever-after movies in lieu of more doubtful, cynical and pessimistic story lines. “Hollywood has typically celebrated what America is idealistically about: hope, happy endings and the idea that tomorrow is another day,” Ashby said. Between 1969 and 1979, … » More …

WAESOL to Meet on Pullman Campus

PULLMAN, Wash.–More than 140 educators have preregistered for the day-long regional conference of the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the Washington State University campus. Featured speaker will be Robert Kaplan, a specialist in cross-cultural writing. The conference, “Taking it to the Classroom,” will include workshops on teaching study skills, as well as speaking and writing to English-as-a-Second Language students. Kaplan is a former professor at the University of Southern California and is internationally recognized for his work in applied linguistics, said conference co-coordinator Diane Horton. Kaplan will lecture on language planning and policy-making in the … » More …

WSU-Industry Radiowave Communication Consortium Debuts

PULLMAN, Wash.–Telecommunication engineers are focusing their technical lassos on radiowaves — those unpredictable scattering rogues that bounce around and through buildings, cars and other objects — that make or break your cell phone call. Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is working with industry to help advance such wireless communication through research and prepare graduates for careers in this rapidly growing field. In tandem with the wireless communication industry, EECS is leading the Northwest in providing new curriculum, a state-of-the-art field-testing laboratory, and an industry-partnered consortium to advance the efforts. A newly formed Radio Communication Consortium meets in Pullman Wednesday, Oct. … » More …