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WSU Gears Up for September “Seattle Week”

WSU has a number of academic, alumni and entertainment events planned for its fourth annual “Seattle Week” Sept. 12-16, including a gridiron football match-up with the Cougars taking on the Baylor University Bears.

The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kick off Sept. 16 at Qwest Field. For ticket information, visit or call (800) GO-COUGS.

The Innovators Series will begin its fall series Sept. 13 when John Reganold, WSU professor of crop and soil sciences and one of the premier scientists in the world in sustainable agriculture, discusses “Getting Back to Basics: Farming’s Organic Future.” The university’s new major in organic agriculture systems is the country’s first. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in The Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. For more information or to register, visit the Innovators Website at or call (877) 978-3868.

Cougar Jazz Night, with Jazz Northwest, WSU’s faculty jazz group, is set for Sept. 13 at Tula’s Restaurant and Nightclub, 2214 2nd Ave., Seattle.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. with the concert to start at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, contact Dawn Gauthier at (509) 335-6705,

Young alumni and friends of WSU can rock and reminisce Sept. 13 at Experience Music Project where local bands will showcase their talents and Seattle sounds. “Live, Loud and Cougar Proud” is set for 6:30 midnight. Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door or in advance at For more information, contact Vicki Hanna, event organizer, at (206) 219-2423,

The public can visit Pike Place Market from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 to sample appetizers and cheeses, fine wines, flavorful beers and desserts, and specialty products that have made the state of Washington world-famous.

WSU faculty and their community-based partners from across Washington-farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs and non-profit representatives-will be available to discuss the partnerships that keep the state’s communities strong. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations or more information, call (509) 335-2243.

The WSU Power Breakfast is set for 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Robert Herbold, retired chief operating officer for Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker. President V. Lane Rawlins and College of Business Dean Eric Spangenberg will also attend. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Traci Tyacke, event organizer, at(509) 335-1386,

Macy’s Fourth Annual Future Cougars of Color Diversity Scholarship Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15. The event raises scholarship money for students of color who plan to attend WSU. Phyllis Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Seattle Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. President V. Lane Rawlins is also scheduled to attend. The public is welcome. For reservations, call (509) 335-8888.

Westlake Center Mall will be the site of the WSU Spirit Rally, set to begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. The WSU Marching Band, cheer squad and Cougar mascot Butch are scheduled to appear. The public is invited to attend the rally, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Pine Street. For more information, visit or phone (877) 978-3868.

The Future Cougar Day College Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Qwest Events Center. WSU faculty and recruiters will be available to answer questions prospective students may have about academic programs or attending WSU. For more information, contact Tena Old, event organizer, at (509) 335-1467,

A pre-game luncheon for those interested in distance education is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Safeco Field’s Diamond Club, located at the third-base entry, just north of Home Plate Gate. Dean Muriel Oaks and staff will be available to answer questions about distance degree academic programs. Tours of Safeco Field will follow at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. For more information, contact Thomas Wilson, event organizer, at (206) 770-6064, or visit

For a complete list of events, visit the Seattle Week Website at

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