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#CougsGive125 marks 125 years: Together…we’ve got this!

cougs-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Cougs everywhere are invited to participate in #CougsGive125, Washington State University’s first “day of giving,” to support the WSU people and programs that shape the future of our state and world. The goal is to raise more than $125,000 from at least 1,250 donors in 36 hours.Continue reading

March 24: Alum speaks on Nobel winner Mario Vargas Llosa

By Peggy Perkins, Honors College

WilliamsPULLMAN, Wash. – “A Nobel Laureate’s Journey: Stockholm via Pullman,” about the life and works of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, will be presented by Washington State University alumnus Raymond L. Williams at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Honors Hall Lounge at Washington State University.Continue reading

April 1: National parks’ top historian, alumnus to speak

By Adrian Aumen, WSU College of Arts & Sciences

SuttonPULLMAN, Wash. – Robert K. Sutton, chief historian of the National Park Service (NPS), will discuss little-known facts about Native American participation in the U.S. Civil War during a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. Light refreshments will be served.Continue reading

WSU Vancouver honors 33 during Women’s History Month

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver marketing and communications

women-of-distinction-150VANCOUVER, Wash. – Fifteen students and eight others with ties to Washington State University Vancouver are among 33 women who will be honored at the annual Women of Distinction event at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Firstenburg Student Commons.Continue reading

March 5: Alum discusses Hanford cleanup for common reading

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

PetersenPULLMAN, Wash. – Drawing on a half century of experience with nuclear power, alumnus and Tri-Cities economic development executive Gary Petersen will present “Hanford’s Waste History, Challenges and Future” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in CUE 203 on the Washington State University campus.Continue reading

Former U.S. ambassador to lead international programs

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

ChaudhryPULLMAN, Wash. – Asif J. Chaudhry, a career minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service who served as ambassador to Moldova in Eastern Europe and has held other leadership positions with the U.S. government around the globe, is Washington State University’s new vice president for international programs. His appointment begins June 1.Continue reading