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WSU’s Murrow College launches jazz radio station 89.9 KJEM

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Bruce R McCaw and Kerry Swanson at launching of KJEM at WSU Pullman. Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services.

PULLMAN, Wash. – With the flip of a switch Friday, KJEM 89.9 FM, the newest radio station in the Palouse, began filling the airways with the sounds of jazz in honor of WSU alumnus and broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw.

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Stonebridge Marriott construction moving rapidly

Story by Robert Frank, WSU News
Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – A 131-room Marriott Residence Inn hotel is scheduled to open in April at Washington State University on NE Fairway Road, a stone’s throw from the campus golf course.  » More …

WSU Dedicates, Names New Visitor Center

WSUVisitorCenterPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s new visitor center is now open, creating a new front door to the University. WSU leaders, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and members of the surrounding community gathered this morning to formally dedicate the new 4,224-square-foot building. WSU President Elson S. Floyd heralded the new facility as a great partnership between the City of Pullman and the WSU campus.

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President Glenn Terrell Celebration of Life

Terrell MemorialPULLMAN, Wash. — A Celebration of Life Ceremony honoring the life and legacy of former Washington State University President Glenn Terrell was held Thursday in the Terrell Library Atrium on the WSU Pullman campus. Dr. Terrell, who served as president from 1967 to 1985, died Friday, Aug. 30, at the age of 93.

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Home crimson home: Alumni express interest in Pullman housing

alumni-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As Washington State University’s executive director of real estate and local relations, Mel Taylor had been fielding calls from Cougar alumni interested in Pullman housing for a year or more. So he asked associate professor of marketing Jeff Joireman to help with a study gauging alumni interest in Palouse dwellings. » More …

WSU’s research story comes out of the woodwork at new visitor center

visitor-center-80By Alyssa Patrick, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – As you walk through the new WSU visitor center, slow down and notice the wood around you. Natural blue staining on a bench shows how a Northwest pine tree lost its battle with troublesome beetles. Criss-crossed wood flakes span a wall-length wine display, making better use of timber resources. » More …

WSU alum Chang Oh receives American Nuclear Society award

The American Nuclear Society recognizes Chang Oh, ’85 Ph.D., as the recipient of its 2013 Technical Achievement Award.

Oh was a leading engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory for 27 years, and became widely known for his research on safety analysis of air ingress using computational fluid dynamics methods in the high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor. He also served as a Fellow and division chair with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Oh received his doctorate degree in chemical engineering at Washington State University, as well as his master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.

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