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Chemical Intolerance May Be Similar to Sensitization
July 29, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Volatile chemicals, those that change readily to a vapor, are everywhere. They’re in new carpets and finishes on fabrics. They’re in varnish and paint, foam insulation, food preservatives, cleaning supplies and the gas stove. For people with “multiple chemical sensitivity,” these chemicals mean altered lifestyles. They may even mean giving up work and retreating into a self-made chemical-free environment. Multiple chemical sensitivity or chemical intolerance is not a well-defined condition. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and mimic those of other diseases. Some patients attribute their problem to one exposure to a large amount of a chemical such as from a spill, while … » More …

WSU to Open Transfer Student Center
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Student Advising and Learning Center is expanding its scope with the addition of a transfer student information center to help ease the transition faced by community college students entering WSU. Transfer students face many of the same adjustments and problems as do incoming freshmen, said Alton L. Jamison, SALC director. Navigating through unfamiliar surroundings and connecting with advisers are typical problems. University-level academic standards sometimes surprise community college students, Jamison said. “It’s typical to see a grade point drop about a half a point after a student transfers from a community college.” The transfer center is intended to help … » More …

WSU Tours Available for Visitors
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University visitors have new options for touring and dining on the Pullman campus.Parents and students interested in visiting the campus can call 509/335-2258, and arrange for a campus tour and meetings with academic departments. Weekdays at 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., guests can attend a WSU information session arranged by the Office of Admissions. Visitors can check in at Admissions, Lighty Student Services Building, Room 370, for the location of the programs. Daily tours of several residence halls also are arranged for 3:30 p.m. Visitors may eat at residence halls during the school year. The dining centers will be open … » More …

2001: WSU Student Recreation Center Expected to Open
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Students new to Washington State University this fall will be among those to enjoy a multilevel Student Recreation Center, expected to be open by early 2001. Approved by a student referendum vote in April 1997, the complex will be located on the northeast corner of campus, east of Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum and across from the WSU Golf Course clubhouse. “The center will be a spectacular addition to the university,” says Tim McCarty, who directs the Compton Union Building and supervises WSU Activities/Recreational Sports. The first level of the state-of-the-art facility will include a large free weight/weight machine area, four basketball/volleyball gymnasiums, … » More …

WSU Students, Community Benefit from Community Service Learning Center
July 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Meeting needs within Pullman is one of the goals of Washington State University’s Community Service Learning Center, now in its sixth year. The CSLC exists to “promote and facilitate WSU student participation in community service in a way that is mutually beneficial to both students and the community,” says Melanie Brown, the center’s coordinator. Students choose from an array of programs and projects available through the CSLC: Literacy Corps (K-12 tutoring); Environmental Projects (streambank restoration); Elder Care (services for older adults); and Human Care (services for individuals and families in transition). Other CSLC programs include America Reads (work-study tutoring in rural Whitman … » More …

Eisenberg Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award
July 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A 1957 Washington State University graduate who has devoted his professional life to higher education has received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award. John F. Eisenberg of Gainesville, Fla., was honored for “a distinguished career of more than 40 years in zoology and wildlife conservation as a respected researcher, teacher and author.” Since 1982, he has been the Ordway Professor of Ecosystems Conservation at the University of Florida. In 1988, he added another responsibility as director of the university’s Center for Biological Conservation. For nearly 17 years, he also has been associated with the Florida Museum of Natural History at the university. During … » More …

Ferdinand’s Celebrates 50th Birthday
July 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Like good cheese, the Washington State University Creamery has aged well. After 50 years, its vast variety of cheeses and ice cream continues to capture the discriminating tastes of consumers. And there are more of them. “Our production last year was around 168,000 tins of cheese,” says Creamery Manager Marc Bates, also a 1970 WSU graduate in dairy manufacturing. That compares to just over 30,000 cans in 1973, the year before he was promoted to manager. The WSU Creamery, or simply Ferdinand’s, dates back to 1948. When Bates began working in the creamery as a student in 1967, Cougar Gold and Cheddar … » More …

WSU Names George Hedge to Research Position
July 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — George A. Hedge, associate dean for research and graduate studies at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been named vice provost for research at Washington State University. The appointment was announced today by WSU Provost Gretchen Bataille. Hedge assumes the responsibilities for research Sept. 15, replacing Robert Smith, who resigned last year to take a similar post at the University of Connecticut. A member of the physiology faculty at WVU School of Medicine since 1977, Hedge has served as associate dean since 1990. He was chair of the physiology department from 1977-90 and held the Edward J. Van Liere Professorship … » More …

WSU Hospitality Students Fill Record Internships
July 23, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University students are testing their skills in internships throughout the country this summer. As 85 students took professional-training positions at the end of spring semester, the WSU Hotel & Restaurant Administration Program (HRA) officially increased its internship placement rate more than sevenfold over the past year. Those hospitality students from the university’s Pullman campus are as close as north Idaho and as far away as Guam and Korea. They are also in 19 American states from Hawaii and Alaska to Arizona and Florida. “We have students at Denali National Park, Disneyland and Disneyworld, several Marriott’s, Harvey’s at Lake Tahoe, Red … » More …

Samuel Kindred Named WSU Business Affairs Vice President
July 23, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Samuel L. Kindred, recently retired as brigadier general and deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, has been named vice president of Business Affairs at Washington State University. Kindred succeeds Sallie Giffen, who retired in May after serving seven years as vice president. He starts Aug. 3. A graduate of Hampton Institute with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Kindred also earned a master’s degree in management and supervision from Central Michigan. He is a graduate of the Advance Management Training Program at Stanford University, the Leader Development Program at Colorado Springs, Colo., and several of the top Armed Forces educational leadership … » More …