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April 17: WSU bands invite guests to perform favorites
April 8, 2014

symphonic-wind-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and other favorites will highlight BAND-O-RAMA 2014 performed by the Washington State University Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Bryan Hall.

Hospitality curriculum expands to serve Seattle professionals
April 7, 2014

By Sue McMurray, College of Business

Pettit,-left,-and-BeattieSEATTLE – Beginning fall 2014, Washington State University will have a bigger presence on the west side of the state when it launches its bachelor of arts in hospitality business management at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett.

Landslide: A mountain in Oso, a hill at WSU
April 7, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Geologist-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For all the people who pass by an innocuous-looking hill on the Washington State University campus each day, with a quick turn of the head they will see proof that one wet winter day 18 years ago, a mass of Palouse mud broke loose and flowed toward Grimes Way.

April 15: Acclaimed writer of the West Rick Bass reads
April 7, 2014

Bass-Rick-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Rick Bass, one of America’s foremost writers of the West, will read from his fiction and nonfiction as part of the Visiting Writer Series at Washington State University. The free, public reading will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall.

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April 11: Master of fine arts students’ exhibit opens
April 7, 2014

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – The annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at Washington State University will be April 11-May 10 at the Museum of Art/WSU. The opening and reception will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11. Admission is free; museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, until 7 p.m. Thursday and closed Sunday.

Research: Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of carbon
April 6, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Evans-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. The findings give scientists a better handle on the earth’s carbon budget – how much carbon remains in the atmosphere as CO2, contributing to global warming, and how much gets stored in the land or ocean in other carbon-containing forms.

April 16: Senator to speak on future of K-12 education
April 4, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education 

McCoy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – K-12 testing, graduation requirements and diversity and opportunity in education will be discussed in a free, public presentation by Washington Sen. John McCoy (D-38) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.

Knight Foundation receives Murrow award
April 3, 2014

Knight-logo-220PULLMAN, Wash. – The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for continued excellence in support of journalism and journalism education.

Zuckerberg’s virtual reality vision addressed – in a week
April 3, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

3-D-200PULLMAN, Wash. – When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acquired gaming headset company Oculus VR on March 25, he wrote, “This is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game… just by putting on goggles in your home.’’

Identifying risk factors for corporate financial fraud
April 3, 2014

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Schwartz-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In the wake of the global financial crisis, Jennifer Schwartz, a Washington State University associate professor of sociology and expert in crime trends, has secured a grant for more than a half-million dollars to study the risk factors for corporate financial fraud.

Looking through crime’s glass ceiling
April 3, 2014

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Judging by today’s popular media, American women are committing more crime than ever, says Jennifer Schwartz, a Washington State University associate professor of sociology and expert in crime trends.

Gorilla checkup at Seattle zoo: It takes a village
April 2, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

gorilla-vets-200SEATTLE – No one can say the 420-pound gorilla in the operating room wasn’t noticed. Vip, a 35-year-old silverback at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, was given a head-to-toe physical last week by a team of veterinary specialists, including three from Washington State University.

SBDC helps new pub owner get his sea legs
April 2, 2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Small Business Development Center

Edwards-80OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – James Edwards loved the Pirate’s Cove Pub & Grill in Ocean Shores from the moment he first stepped inside.

“You know,” he said, to no one in particular, “I want this place.”

“Well,” said the woman working the bar, “it’s for sale.”

Snohomish Co. exec named Everett interim chancellor
April 2, 2014

Drewell-80EVERETT, Wash. – Bob Drewel, an educational and political icon in Snohomish County for the past four decades, will serve as interim chancellor at what will become Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett. WSU President Elson S. Floyd announced the yearlong appointment today; it becomes effective April 15.

Three join pharmaceutical sciences research faculty
April 1, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Three new research-active faculty recently joined the Washington State University College of Pharmacy – two from the Penn State University College of Medicine and one from the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago.

WSU to conduct Coug Alert system test April 9
April 1, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. -The Washington State University Office of Emergency Management will conduct the spring semester test of the Coug Alert system on the Pullman campus at 12:05 p.m. on April 9th.

April 12: Teddy bear surgery clinic part of open house
April 1, 2014

Stuffed-animal-surgery-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will hold its teddy bear surgery clinic 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Children can bring their favorite stuffed animals, dress up in surgical clothing and assist veterinary students.

Pharmacy professor recognized by state diabetes educators
April 1, 2014

campbell-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A semi-retired professor of pharmacy at Washington State University was presented the 2014 Distinguished Services Award from the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators at their annual meeting in Seattle on March 22.