Seattle Week bigger than ever

All kinds of academic, entertainment and alumni events are planned for WSU’s fourth annual Seattle Week, Sept. 12-16, including a football matchup at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Qwest Field against the Baylor University Bears. For ticket information call 800-GO-COUGS or go

Other events include:

The Innovators Series, designed to preview the future through the eyes of leading faculty experts, begins Wednesday, Sept. 13, when John Reganold, professor of crop and soil sciences, discusses farming’s organic future. The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Rainier Club, downtown Seattle. Register at 877-978-3868 or

Cougar Jazz Night with Jazz Northwest, WSU’s faculty jazz group, begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Tula’s Restaurant and Nightclub, 2214 2nd Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $25. For information, contact Dawn Gauthier, 335-6705 or

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, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance Contact Vicki Hanna at (206) 219-2423,

Tasting Washington foods at Pike Place Market from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The menu includes: appetizers, cheeses, fine wines, flavorful beers, 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 nonprofit representatives — will be on hand to discuss the partnerships. Tickets are $25; reservations and information 335-2243.

WSU Power Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Robert Herbold, retired chief operating officer for Microsoft, will speak. Tickets cost $30; contact Traci Tyacke, 335-1386 or or 

Macy’s Fourth Annual Future Cougars of Color Diversity Scholarship Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Phyllis Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Seattle Foundation and recipient of the 2006 WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets cost $150; reservations at 335-8888 or and

WSU Spirit Rally at the Westlake Center Mall will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. The WSU Marching Band, cheer squad and Cougar mascot Butch are scheduled to appear. Phone 877-978-3868 or

Pregame luncheon for those interested in distance education 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 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 answer questions about distance-degree academic programs. Tours of Safeco Field 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Contact Thomas Wilson, 206-770-6064 or or

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