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WSU scientists discuss pros and cons of I-522 in Foley panel
October 30, 2013

Benbrook-Neff-compositePULLMAN, Wash. – As voters prepare to submit their ballots, two Washington State University scientists joined a Foley Institute panel Monday to discuss ethics, science, politics of food and Initiative 522 – the proposal to determine labeling regulations for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Washington state.

GiddyUp Salon owner gallops full circle to jump ahead
October 30, 2013


By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

OKANOGAN, Wash. – When Colette Jones left full-time work as a hair stylist in 2007 to pursue a career in custom clothing design, few would have predicted that five years later she’d own her own upscale beauty salon and spa – with retail space for boutique clothing.

Nov. 8: Young musician exhibits more than extreme talent
October 29, 2013

McElroy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – “‘Exceptional’ is an understatement” when describing student Eric McElroy, said Washington State University music professor Gerald Berthiaume who has worked with students more than 35 years. “With his breadth of knowledge about so many things in so many areas, he is something new and different.”

Murrow College to launch new jazz radio station
October 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new jazz radio station honoring the legacy of broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw will go on the air at Washington State University’s Murrow College of Communication on Nov. 1.

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Nov. 15: Finance expert speaks on interest rate reform
October 29, 2013

By Sue McMurray, College of Business

Darrell-Duffie-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The author of “How Big Banks Fail” will discuss interest rate reform during the free, public Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture on finance 3-4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Todd 230 at Washington State University.

On a dark Halloween night: Cougs take on the Sun Devils
October 29, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fans of all ages will be in for a rare treat this Thursday, as Pac-12 football comes to Washington State University’s Martin Stadium for a nationally televised Halloween night matchup between the Cougars and the 25th-ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State University.

Nov. 16: Help pollinators by taking beekeeper course
October 29, 2013

EVERETT, Wash. – Three sessions of a five-week course for novice beekeepers will be offered beginning in November, January and February through Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Class size is limited.

Oct. 29, 30: Auditions held for new anti-violence play
October 29, 2013

Book-coverPULLMAN, Wash. – Community members are invited to audition for a new anti-violence stage production sponsored by V-Day at Washington State University. V-Day is a registered student organization working to end gender violence. The play will be performed in February.

WSU, Spokane Tribe win grant to address tribal youth issues
October 28, 2013

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

spokane-tribe-logo-200SPOKANE, Wash. – The WSU College of Nursing and the Spokane Tribe of Indians are beginning a new project aimed at helping the tribe deal more effectively with substance abuse and mental health problems among its youth.

New nursing grant promotes chronic care intervention
October 28, 2013

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – The WSU College of Nursing has secured a $1.3 million federal grant to teach people with multiple chronic health issues how to better manage their conditions.

Vincent Jones to direct tree fruit decision aid system
October 28, 2013

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Jones-V-80PULLMAN, Wash. — Vincent Jones, professor of entomology at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, has been named director of the tree fruit decision aid system (DAS).

Nov. 15, 16: Soldiers’ letters come to life in powerful play
October 24, 2013


PULLMAN, Wash. — The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will take center stage when the Griffin Theatre Company presents “Letters Home” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University. Both performances will be followed by discussion.

Nov. 14: American opera selections span the world, decades
October 24, 2013

opera-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Selections from American operas of the 1950s will sing stories spanning the Wild West to a Bavarian village to a game of bridge at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bryan Hall, Washington State University.

Nov. 7: Native Americans on screen and behind the scenes
October 24, 2013

Rhoades-80RICHLAND, Wash. – How movies have produced, perpetuated and challenged the ways Native Americans are perceived will be discussed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the East Building Auditorium, Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. Admission is free to the public.

Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1
October 24, 2013

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Claire Tousley never knows when the perfect photo opportunity will present itself. Her favorite photo arrived during a break from laying down sprinkler pipes with her uncle in Wyoming.

Nov. 7-8: ‘Lyrical,’ ‘insightful’ author talks about Web, print
October 24, 2013

Scott-Olsen-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Risky experiences flying a single-engine airplane across remote landscapes, tracking the lives of wildland firefighters and more will be discussed in a free, public presentation by author W. Scott Olsen at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

WSU researchers link DDT and obesity across generations
October 22, 2013

Skinner-Michael-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look as a tool against malaria.