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Feb. 10: Acclaimed gay marriage film, producer at WSU
January 23, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

Bridegroom-Crone-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The film’s producers call it a tragic love story that inspired a movement. Critics describe it as a gripping, emotional and deeply moving documentary.

Feb. 20-22: New anti-violence production on stage
January 22, 2014

V-Day-logo-250PULLMAN, Wash. – “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-22 at Washington State University’s Jones Theater as a benefit for local and global efforts to end violence against women and girls.

WSU Board of Regents to meet at WSU Tri-Cities Jan. 23, 24
January 21, 2014

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Board of Regents of Washington State University will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 on the campus of WSU Tri-Cities to consider action items related to housing and dining rates, capital construction, and the WSU 401(a) Supplemental Retirement Plan.

March 7: Vocal recital highlights lesser known works
January 21, 2014

vocal-recital-poster-130PULLMAN, Wash. – Some of the most beautiful music you’ve never heard will be presented in a free, public graduate student recital at 3:10 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University.

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Freedom Rider, sit-ins leader to speak Wednesday
January 21, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Nash,-lunch-counter-60PULLMAN, Wash. – In in the early 1960s, Diane Nash dared to sit at a restaurant counter that served whites only. She directed the famed Freedom Rider buses across the Deep South. She served time in a Jackson, Miss., jail. Pregnant.

Feb. 10: Skinner to discuss ‘ancestral ghosts’ in genes
January 21, 2014

By Jared Brickman, Honors College

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Your grandmother has some explaining to do. What she was exposed to during pregnancy could make you more susceptible to disease, and you’re going to pass that on to your grandchildren as well.

Professor, director among MLK service award recipients
January 21, 2014

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment

MLK-twoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University history professor Ken Faunce and Women’s Resource Center director Turea Erwin are among those selected to receive the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

Jan. 27-29: Audition for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
January 17, 2014

Auditions-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Performing Arts invites area community members to audition for a part in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” by Tom Stoppard and directed by Benjamin Gonzales. Performances are scheduled for April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at WSU’s Jones Theatre.

Through May 16: Stargazing series at planetarium
January 16, 2014

skywatcher-250PULLMAN, Wash. – New this spring, the Washington State University planetarium will offer a series of public presentations that explore the stories and science behind the stars. Tickets cost $10; they are $7 for students if purchased in advance.

Carson appointed to second term on Board of Regents
January 16, 2014

Carson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scott E. Carson, Washington State University alumnus and retired Boeing executive, has been appointed to a second term on the WSU Board of Regents. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday finalized the appointment, which lasts through Sept. 30, 2019.

Jan. 23-April 5: Traveling show of ‘outsider art’ on exhibit
January 15, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – A nationally traveling exhibition of works by artists with developmental disabilities will be presented free to the public Jan. 23-April 5 at the Museum of Art/WSU. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; open until 7 p.m. Thursday.

Early arctic outbreak highlights December weather
January 14, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

AgWeatherNet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – All that cold and nothing to show for it. Despite the bitter chill of early December, a lack of precipitation and bad timing have left the mountains low on snow for the start of 2014.

Schneider named associate dean in engineering
January 14, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

Schneider-John-2014-80PULLMAN, Wash. – John Schneider has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and student services for the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.

Library anxiety: It’s real and students can beat it
January 14, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries 

Erica-Nicol-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As Washington State University classes resume this week, Erica Nicol has just the remedy for new and returning students who get the heebie-jeebies just opening the doors to campus libraries.

Jan. 24: Jazz Northwest pays tribute to Miles Davis
January 14, 2014

jazz-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The faculty jazz combo Jazz Northwest will present a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Kimbrough Concert Hall at Washington State University, part of the School of Music Faculty Artist Series.

WSU apple a non-biotech non-browning alternative
January 14, 2014

WA-38--175PULLMAN, Wash. – A genetically engineered apple that doesn’t brown after it is cut has received media attention recently. Meanwhile, Washington State University’s recently released apple variety, WA 38, also is extremely slow to brown – and it was developed with conventional breeding techniques used for millennia.

WSU, Albertsons partner to provide strep throat testing
January 14, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy

Schwartz-80SPOKANE, Wash. – After receiving training from a Washington State University professor and in collaboration with a local physician, pharmacists at eight Albertsons/Sav-on pharmacies in the Spokane area have begun testing for and treating strep throat.