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WSU-Industry Radiowave Communication Consortium Debuts
September 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Telecommunication engineers are focusing their technical lassos on radiowaves — those unpredictable scattering rogues that bounce around and through buildings, cars and other objects — that make or break your cell phone call. Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is working with industry to help advance such wireless communication through research and prepare graduates for careers in this rapidly growing field. In tandem with the wireless communication industry, EECS is leading the Northwest in providing new curriculum, a state-of-the-art field-testing laboratory, and an industry-partnered consortium to advance the efforts. A newly formed Radio Communication Consortium meets in Pullman Wednesday, Oct. … » More …

WSU Faculty Colloquium Begins Wednesday
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Faculty Colloquium Series begins its fall 1997 programs Wednesday, Oct. 1, with Judy Meuth of the Women Studies Program discussing “Foremothers of Science.” The 4:10 p.m. program is set for the Compton Union Building’s Cascade Room and is open to the public without charge. This fall, the series will address the historical background of women in science, the current situation, including remaining barriers and efforts to overcome them, and the personal perspective of one faculty member. The series continues Oct. 22 with Sandy Cooper of the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, who will present “Building a Home for Women … » More …

Regional Language Conference Oct. 4
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Robert Kaplan, a specialist in differences in cross-cultural writing, will be the featured speaker at the day-long regional conference for the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages set for Saturday, Oct. 4, at Washington State University. “Taking It to the Classroom” will include workshops on teaching study skills, as well as speaking and writing to English-as-a-Second-Language students. The conference is designed to specifically help WSU faculty and graduate students address the language problems of students who use English as their second language. Kaplan is a former professor at the University of Southern California and is internationally known for his work … » More …

WSU Class Picks Area’s Friendliest Restaurants
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Three area restaurants have earned recognition as the “friendliest” by a class of juniors and seniors in Washington State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Administration Program. The top three restaurants, in terms of quality, friendliness and customer service are, in alphabetical order, Arby’s of Pullman, Basilio’s and Godfather’s of Pullman. Godfather’s, under the management of John Little, and Arby’s, managed by Ellie Eng, have won the distinction for seven years in a row. Named most hospitable employees were Marcy Dunn, Godfather’s of Pullman, and Josh Akerman-Tilbury of Moscow’s Baskin and Robbins. In the past few weeks, HRA students have gone in pairs as “secret shoppers,” … » More …

WSU-UI Career Fair Draws 130 Employers
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The promise of a banner year for college graduates is being underscored by the number of employers who will be represented at this week’s Career Expo of the Palouse. Michelle Livingston, event coordinator, says about 130 firms and organizations are sending recruiters and human resources specialists to the career fair, which begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Last year 89 companies were involved. Career Expo is a joint program of the WSU and University of Idaho career services offices. Booths will be set up on the coliseum floor. Entrance is through the tunnel entry on … » More …

WSU Ranks 30th in Peace Corps Volunteers
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Not many American college students ever meet Hillary Clinton, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel or help develop a nature education program in a recently democratized nation. For Annette L. Clothier, an environmental science graduate student at Washington State University who recently returned from a two-year Peace Corps assignment, these were just a few of the highlights. Clothier met Clinton and Havel at a Fourth of July address Clinton gave two years ago in the Czech Republic. She also played a role in the formation of a nature education program, geared toward elementary school students, that included an outdoor nature school, environmental nature … » More …

WSU Offers Web Productionand Technology Classes
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.– Washington State University’s Conferences & Institutes will offer nine non-credit computer courses on information technology training and web page production and design throughout the fall semester. All courses are learner-based, outcome oriented and taught on the Pullman campus. Early courses include: Web site production using HTML, Oct. 13-16, 1-5 p.m.; Graphic design with Adobe Photoshop, Oct. 22, 8-5 p.m. and Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m.; Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Technologies,Oct. 27-31, 8-5 p.m.; and Advanced graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, Nov. 3-7, 3-5 p.m. Other offerings are: Administrating Windows NT 4.0, Nov. 12-14; Implementing a database design on Microsoft SQL server 6.5, … » More …

WSU Police Arrest Student in Residence Halls Incidents
September 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Ronald J. Thomas Jr., 30, a student living in Streit Hall, has been arrested by Washington State University police on charges of indecent liberties and burglary. Thomas was taken into custody Wednesday, Sept. 24, on a felony warrant issued by Judge Wallis Friel and booked into the Whitman County Jail. WSU Police Captain Michael Kenny said the arrest is the result of an investigation into two incidents in which Thomas was found in female students’ rooms. The first incident occurred in May in Stephenson Hall and the second happened two weeks ago in Streit Hall. Kenny said police are continuing investigations into similar incidents … » More …

WSU Visitor Center Offers Game Shuttle
September 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University’s Visitor Center and Parking Services will resume the Event Express shuttle for Saturday’s game against Boise State. The free service, providing round-trip bus transportation from the Cougar Depot on Davis Way to the WSU fieldhouse, will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through post-game activities, according to Chris Boyan, center coordinator. Off-street parking is available in the Washington Mutual lot, the transit transfer station, and a city lot on Davis Way. Some on-street parking also will be available. Boyan said the inaugural test run of Event Express for the UCLA game was successful with nearly 200 people using the shuttle. Three … » More …

Companies Coming to CEA Career Fair
September 23, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–More than 60 high-tech companies want to court Washington State University students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the hallways of College of Engineering and Architecture’s Dana Hall. The increased demand for display space — double last year’s — reflects the intensely competitive job market in the Pacific Northwest for people to fill a growing number of high-tech positions in manufacturing, computing, software and aerospace industries. This more targeted high-tech fair dovetails with the combined all-university Career Fair for WSU and U of I to be held in Beasley Coliseum Oct. 2. This year’s College of Engineering and Architecture Career … » More …