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WSU Honor Police for Their May 3 Valor
July 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Police Department will present Citations of Valor to the eight department officers who were on the front lines during this spring’s riot in ceremonies Friday, July 24, at 2 p.m. in the Cascade Room of the WSU Compton Union Building. Being honored for valor are Capt. Michael R. Kenny, Sgt. Scott P. West, Cpl. Michael Larsen, Cpl. Rob Macy, Cpl. Bryan Jacobson, and officers Danielle Walker, George McGinty and Kevin Hatley. Certificates of Commendation also will be presented to officers Richard K. Stephens and Theresa M. Memmel for critical support roles played during the May 3 incident. Members of the … » More …

New Architecture School Director is Solar Energy Expert
July 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Phillip Tabb, an entrepreneurial architect-educator from Boulder, Colo., joins Washington State University Aug. 10 as director of WSU’s School of Architecture. Tabb replaces Rafi Samizay, who held the position for eight years and now returns to full-time teaching, research and creative activity after a sabbatical term. WSU’s professional five-year architecture program and master’s program have offerings in both Pullman and Spokane. Approximately 300 students and 20 faculty use the studio learning approach to integrate design, cultural, environmental, technological, historical and futuristic insights into building and community planning. Tabb has practiced architecture for 25 years in Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Indiana and … » More …

WSU’s Lisa Case Wins Northwest Regional Emmy for Fish Video
July 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University communications student Liza Case won the Student Award at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards ceremony held in Seattle in June. Case’s award was for an instructional video she made as a class project in an advanced television production course at WSU’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. The five-minute video offers suggestions on the proper care of goldfish. It won Best of Show at the 1998 Walter Paisley International Film Festival in Moscow, Idaho, in April. This is the second award-winning video Case has produced this year. In March, her video “What Will Death Be Like,” which featured music … » More …

Regents to Vote on Revenue Bonds for Student Recreation Center
July 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents will meet Wednesday (July 22) in Seattle to consider a revenue bond resolution for the proposed Student Recreation Center to be built on the Pullman campus. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the offices of Kargianis, Watkins and Marler, 2025 1st Avenue. There are no other topics on the agenda. The resolution before the regents authorizes the issuance of $45 million in bonds to fund the project. Income from the sale of bonds will cover the estimated $38.7 million in design and construction costs as well as financing costs. The bonds are scheduled to … » More …

WSU Tests Interest in Engineering Management Classes
July 17, 1998

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Washington State University is piloting a graduate-level course in management of organizations taught from an engineering perspective Tuesday evenings, 7:15-10 p.m., Aug. 24-Dec. 19. Classes will be delivered through a telecommunications hookup at Western Washington State University. Students would participate in live interactive networked classes, and communicate with professors via e-mail and periodic faculty visitations. EM 501 Management of Organizations is a core course of WSU’s master’s in engineering management program already taught to professionals in the Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Spokane, Yakima, and at Boeing sites in Seattle. It deals with management and personnel techniques, strategic decision-making and quality assurance measures critical to … » More …

ICNE Names New Associate Dean
July 16, 1998

SPOKANE, Wash. — Anne Hirsch, a member of the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, has been appointed associate dean for Academic Affairs of the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education/Washington State University College of Nursing — second only to the dean in academic ranking at the ICNE. The appointment of Hirsch fills the vacancy left by Dr. Marian Sheafor, who retired June 30 after 15 years at the ICNE. Hirsch previously served 15 years on the faculty at the PLU School of Nursing in Tacoma, Washington. Most recently, she held the position of interim dean after having served as associate dean of the … » More …

Schedules Set for WSU Academic Vice Provost Candidates
July 16, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A series of open forums has been scheduled next week for candidates for the position of vice provost for academic affairs at Washington State University. Mechanical and materials engineering Professor O.A. “Gus” Plumb will be the first of four WSU faculty members to be interviewed for the post. Plumb will deliver a presentation, “The Role of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at WSU,” open to the university community, at 9 a.m. Monday, July 20, in Room 53 of the Murrow Communications Center. Others candidates and their public presentations are Larry James, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, … » More …

Pullman’s Summer Palace Continues with ‘The Mikado’
July 15, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Pullman’s Summer Palace opens its second Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera this season on Friday at Washington State University with “The Mikado.” “It’s ‘Monty Python’ set to music,” says George Caldwell, play director. “The story is sheer lunacy, surrounded by some of the most memorable melodies ever penned.” Caldwell says the production also boasts an exceptional group of voices trained by music director Julie Wieck, a member of the School of Music and Theatre Arts faculty. The director said like all great farces, the story of “The Mikado” seems complicated, but is actually quite simple. The Mikado’s son, Nanki-Poo, played by Andrew Mielke, is … » More …

WSU Children’s Center Receives NAEYC Accreditation
July 10, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University’s Children’s Center was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The recognition has been achieved by about only 5 percent of early childhood programs nationwide — some 5,618 programs as of September 1997, serving 538,030 children. “This is a great accomplishment, and I am very proud of all my staff,” Mary Ellen Radziemski, WSU Children’s Center director, said, NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous, voluntary process by which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet the national standards of excellence, Radziemski said. Child care centers, preschools, kindergartens and before- and after-school programs are eligible to seek … » More …

July News Tips
July 10, 1998

PULLMAN WOMAN WINS MOTHERHOOD ESSAY CONTEST Monica Moore, the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for the Pullman School District and an adjunct faculty member at the Washington State University College of Education, was awarded first prize in the 1998 essay contest sponsored by the American Mothers Association. Moore submitted an essay about her own mother and her mother’s “gigantic bottle of marbles” that she had earlier written for friends and family. Her husband suggested that she enter the contest after reading about it in a local newspaper. Moore received $400. Her essay appears in the association’s journal this summer. Her essay was also … » More …