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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 …

Hood Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award

PULLMAN, Wash.–Longtime Pullman resident Marian Schmidt Hood received the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award Friday, Sept. 26, at the association’s Board of Directors’ dinner on the campus. She was cited “For exemplary stewardship to her alma mater through superb service to the Alumni Association, Cougar Club, WSU Parent’s Program and the community’s children’s welfare programs.” For a decade, beginning in the late 1980s, Hood served as an alumni deputy director and then director in Whitman County, before joining the association’s executive board. Earlier she was a member of the Pullman Cougar Club for four years, including two as president in the late 1970s. In … » More …

WSU Faculty Colloquium Begins Wednesday

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Faculty Colloquium Series begins its fall 1997 programs Wednesday, Oct. 1, with Judy Meuth of the Women Studies Program discussing “Foremothers of Science.” The 4:10 p.m. program is set for the Compton Union Building’s Cascade Room and is open to the public without charge. This fall, the series will address the historical background of women in science, the current situation, including remaining barriers and efforts to overcome them, and the personal perspective of one faculty member. The series continues Oct. 22 with Sandy Cooper of the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, who will present “Building a Home for Women … » More …

WSU Offers Web Productionand Technology Classes

PULLMAN, Wash.– Washington State University’s Conferences & Institutes will offer nine non-credit computer courses on information technology training and web page production and design throughout the fall semester. All courses are learner-based, outcome oriented and taught on the Pullman campus. Early courses include: Web site production using HTML, Oct. 13-16, 1-5 p.m.; Graphic design with Adobe Photoshop, Oct. 22, 8-5 p.m. and Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m.; Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Technologies,Oct. 27-31, 8-5 p.m.; and Advanced graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, Nov. 3-7, 3-5 p.m. Other offerings are: Administrating Windows NT 4.0, Nov. 12-14; Implementing a database design on Microsoft SQL server 6.5, … » More …

WSU Ranks 30th in Peace Corps Volunteers

PULLMAN, Wash. — Not many American college students ever meet Hillary Clinton, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel or help develop a nature education program in a recently democratized nation. For Annette L. Clothier, an environmental science graduate student at Washington State University who recently returned from a two-year Peace Corps assignment, these were just a few of the highlights. Clothier met Clinton and Havel at a Fourth of July address Clinton gave two years ago in the Czech Republic. She also played a role in the formation of a nature education program, geared toward elementary school students, that included an outdoor nature school, environmental nature … » More …

WSU-UI Career Fair Draws 130 Employers

PULLMAN, Wash.–The promise of a banner year for college graduates is being underscored by the number of employers who will be represented at this week’s Career Expo of the Palouse. Michelle Livingston, event coordinator, says about 130 firms and organizations are sending recruiters and human resources specialists to the career fair, which begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Last year 89 companies were involved. Career Expo is a joint program of the WSU and University of Idaho career services offices. Booths will be set up on the coliseum floor. Entrance is through the tunnel entry on … » More …

WSU Class Picks Area’s Friendliest Restaurants

PULLMAN, Wash.–Three area restaurants have earned recognition as the “friendliest” by a class of juniors and seniors in Washington State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Administration Program. The top three restaurants, in terms of quality, friendliness and customer service are, in alphabetical order, Arby’s of Pullman, Basilio’s and Godfather’s of Pullman. Godfather’s, under the management of John Little, and Arby’s, managed by Ellie Eng, have won the distinction for seven years in a row. Named most hospitable employees were Marcy Dunn, Godfather’s of Pullman, and Josh Akerman-Tilbury of Moscow’s Baskin and Robbins. In the past few weeks, HRA students have gone in pairs as “secret shoppers,” … » More …