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WSU, University of Idaho Sponsor March 4 Career Fair
February 26, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 1998 Summer Jobs and Internship Fair is set for noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Washington State University’s Compton Union Building Ballroom. The fair features more than 60 employers, including GTE Telephone Operations, Compucom Systems, Horizon Air and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Many of the companies attending the fair are recruiting students of diverse backgrounds in hopes of diversifying their businesses, according to Michelle Livingston, event coordinator. “We encourage students who are looking for internships and/or summer jobs to bring copies of their resumes and attend the fair,” Livingston said. Several companies also are expected to have permanent openings for students who are … » More …

Reception to WSU Honor Frosh Scholars
February 25, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The annual Washington State University Freshmen Scholars Reception is set for March 9 at Lewis Alumni Centre. The event, planned for 6-7:30 p.m., will recognize WSU freshmen who began college studies during the fall semester and earned at least a 3.5 gpa for the term. “This event brings WSU’s outstanding freshmen scholars together with many of our faculty and administrators,” explained Kathy Law of Pullman, chair of the event organized by WSU’s chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. “We believe that freshmen should be recognized for outstanding academic achievement during their first semester of college work.” The reception is co-sponsored by … » More …

Bhatia Lecture Explores Global, Technological Age
February 25, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Mary Lowe Good, former undersecretary for technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, will present the 1998 V.N. Bhatia Lecture on Excellence in Education Wednesday, March 4, on the Washington State University campus. Good’s public lecture, “The Role of the University in the Global and Technological Environment of the 21st Century,” is set for 4 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 276. As undersecretary, Good oversaw the Office of Technology Policy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Technical Information Service. Good also coordinated the Clinton administration’s Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (“clean car”) effort. The 1997 recipient of the Priestly … » More …

Book Prods Education Colleges Toward Public Involvement
February 25, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schools and colleges of education need to awaken to modern marketing realities: first, to protect their own interests by joining in the public debate about educational reform; and second, to use professional information officers for assistance as they reach out. That is the message in a new book published by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, “The Role of Information Officers in Schools of Education.” The book is part of the ongoing leadership series, aimed at providing an overview of a current reform issue for the deans, department chairs and other educational college administrators who are AACTE members, said Susan … » More …

Apple Cup Bet
February 25, 1998

WHO, WHAT: Washington State University President Samuel H. Smith will be president of the University of Washington for a day on March 3. WHY:University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick and President Smith bet dinner and one day’s leadership of their respective universities over the outcome of last November’s Apple Cup football game. The Cougars defeated the Huskies 41-35. The presidents will use the day to discuss important higher education issues for both universities, including the future of higher education in Washington, opportunities for WSU/UW collaboration, distance education and technology, and enrollment issues.WHEN, WHERE: Media opportunities:6:30 p.m., March 2: President McCormick and his executive staff … » More …

Soundmoves to Perform in Pullman
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A concert March 6 will feature the chamber music trio SoundMoves. The 4:10 p.m. program, set for the Pullman Presbyterian Church, is sponsored by the Washington State University School of Music and Theatre Arts. SoundMoves includes pianist Diane Baxter, saxophonist Tom Bergeron and clarinetist Marion Schrock, faculty members at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. The performance will feature works by composers Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Art Maddox, Laura Clayton and David Rimelis. Critics have called SoundMoves “outstandingly good,” and a trio with “a compelling musical presence.” The Pullman Presbyterian Church is located at 1630 NE Stadium Way. The program is open to … » More …

Sheng to Perform with Family
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Graduate student Nancy Sheng will present her graduate choral recital as a family affair Tuesday, March 3, in the Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. The 8 p.m. concert will be conducted by Sheng, who is currently working on a master’s degree in music. Among the performers are Sheng’s sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Greg Yasinitsky; her 15-year-old niece, Laura Yasinitsky; and her children, 9-year-old Eric, 11-year-old Patrick, 15-year-old Elisa and 16-year-old Matthew Sheng. On the program are Greg Yasinitsky’s “Be Joyful to God,” featuring Ann Yasinitsky flute; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; and Laura Warren, organ; and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Missa Brevis St. … » More …

Food Safety Authority Speaks at WSU
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Joseph F. Borzelleca, former president of the Society of Toxicology and an authority on food safety issues, will appear at Washington State University Friday, Feb. 27. Borzelleca presents a Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series lecture, “Multifunctionality of Food,” at 1:10 p.m. in Wegner Hall G-1. The program is open free to the public. He will also address pharmacy and toxicology students on the subject of food safety in the next century and will participate in a colloquium with students and faculty of food science and human nutrition and entomology departments. Borzelleca is a professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth … » More …

Curry Highlights Women’s Involvement in Science and Sports
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Performances by nationally renowned storyteller and performer Jane Curry will begin a month of activities celebrating Women’s History Month on the Washington State University campus. Curry will present two humorous shows the first week of March, beginning with “Miz Wizard’s Science Secrets” on Sunday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre. Her second show, “Nice Girls Don’t Sweat,” will be performed on Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Bryan Auditorium. In the first show, Curry recounts many myths, including the ancient Greek scholars’ belief that women were deformed men, and the 18th century European view that scholarly thought … » More …

Feminist Author Due on WSU Campus
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Feminist author and social critic Naomi Wolf will discuss her most recent book, “Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood,” during a March 3 program on the Washington State University campus. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the WSU Compton Union Building Ballroom and is open to the public without charge. Wolf’s most recent book “reveals the secrets of our coming of age: the sexual games, forbidden crushes, losses of virginity and rites of initiation.” Wolf took on the beauty industry in 1991 with her international best-seller, “The Beauty Myth,” and in 1993, published her second international best-seller, “Fire with Fire: The New … » More …