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Former WSU President Glenn Terrell dies at 93

A 2009 video tribute to Terrell

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University today marked the death of former President Dr. Glenn Terrell, remembering the institution’s seventh president for both his compassion and academic leadership.

“The Cougar family lost one of its most beloved leaders this morning with the passing of Dr. Glenn Terrell,” WSU President Elson S. Floyd said in announcing Terrell’s passing to the WSU community.

Terrell, who was 93, served as president of WSU during the tumultuous era between 1967 to 1985.

“The years of Dr. Terrell’s presidency were times of change for the nation and for the University,” Floyd said in a … » More …

Dwight V. Peabody Jr.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Dwight V. Peabody Jr., retired from the Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, died Aug. 3, 2013. He worked at WSU Extension 1951-1982.

Heidi Keen memorial fund to benefit animal research

Heidi KeenPULLMAN, Wash. – Heidi Keen, 32, a Washington State University doctoral student who was passionate about enriching the lives of animals in captivity, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, after a brief illness.

A Palouse, Wash., resident and student in the animal sciences department in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, Keen focused her doctoral studies at the WSU Bear Center, which she chose based on its mission to provide research, information and understanding to conserve bear populations worldwide.

She contributed to the field of zoology by designing activities that revealed the … » More …