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Values of ‘Generation X’ Focus of Student Leader Day Address
April 1, 1999

SEATTLE, Wash. — Despite prevailing stereotypes of today’s young people — the so-called “Generation X” — as self-centered, impatient “takers” who care little about competence and quality, recent research has shown that they are hard workers who believe in the value of education, appreciate diversity and respect competence. “The lesson for all of us is a timeless one,” said Chris Paxson, associate dean of the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University. “We have much in common. Learning from one another, developing mutual understanding and cooperation benefits all of us.” Paxson will deliver the keynote luncheon address at the annual King County Student … » More …

April Food Drive, Terrell Mall Event Highlight Marketing Internship
April 1, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — As part of a Marketing 496, “Special Topics: Internship” at Washington State University, a group of 18 interns from a marketing agency –Visionary Concepts — will sponsor a food drive and daylong extravaganza in conjunction with local GM dealership Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. During the Saturday-Monday, April 10-12, food drive, the interns will be at the Pullman Safeway, 1690 S. Grand, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to collect nonperishable food donations. Proceeds go to the Food and Clothing Bank of the North Palouse, a United Way agency. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the following Wednesday, April 14, “The Total Experience” will be staged on … » More …

Murrow Symposium Honors Keith Jackson and Wife of Edward R. Murrow
April 1, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Keith Jackson, recently retired ABC-TV sports broadcaster, and Casey Murrow, son of world renowned broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, will both be making presentations at Washington State University’s 25th Edward R. Murrow Symposium on April 5. The symposium is set for Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public without charge. Jackson’s presentation, “A Rap Session with Keith Jackson,” will be moderated by communications professor Glenn Johnson, known as “the Voice of the Cougars.” The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Edward Murrow’s wife, Janet, who died in December 1998. The Murrows’ son, Casey, of Putney, Vt., … » More …

60 Years of Research Produces Book About Ancient Oregon Rain Forest
March 31, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Life in an ancient western Oregon rain forest is the focus of “Not Just Trees: The Legacy of a Douglas-fir Forest,” a book published recently by the WSU Press at Washington State University. Author Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds of McMinnville, Ore., based the book on her research of the Oregon Coast Range forest on Saddleback Mountain, known today as Saddle Bag Mountain, on the Van Duzer Corridor in Oregon’s Lincoln County. The book covers a span of more than 60 years. It is the tale of the Douglas firs, cedars and hemlocks that once grew there. It is also about the lives of … » More …

Therapeutic Horsemanship Program Begins
March 31, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship program for people with physical or mental challenges is once again serving the Inland Northwest. The program is part of Washington State University’s celebrated People-Pet Partnership. The spring session of the program will run from April 14-June 2. Two, one-hour classes will be held each Wednesday evening. All classes will be held at the Rocking Horse Ranch indoor arena located on the Old Moscow-Pullman Road. An organizational and orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Bustad Hall, Room 145, on the Washington State University campus. Volunteers are needed to assist with the … » More …

WSU’s Allen I. White Lecture Set for April 6
March 31, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Jerry B. Hook, a 1960 Washington State University College of Pharmacy graduate, will present the 1999 Allen I. White Lectureship next week on the WSU campus. Hook’s April 6 lecture is planned for 3:10 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 130, and is open to the public without charge. The lecture will cover the use of biotechnology in the search for new treatments of stroke and other reperfusion injuries. Hook was a member of the pharmacology and toxicology faculty at Michigan State University for 17 years. Since 1983, he has worked in private industry research and development. Hook founded Lexin Pharmaceutical Corp. in … » More …

Minority Applicants for Graduate School Up at WSU
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The number of ethnic minority students applying for graduate study at Washington State University for Fall 1999 is up compared to numbers last year at this time. University officials see this as a sign that the passage of Initiative 200 is not dampening minority student interest in earning master’s and doctoral degrees at the Pullman campus. “Right now, applications from ethnic minority students are up 12.5 percent,” said Karen DePauw, interim dean of the Graduate School. Applications are up 25.6 percent from prospective graduate students who are Hispanic, while applications from African American students are up 4.5 percent. “This increase is very … » More …

Chinese Artist Exhibits Works at WSU Gallery II
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Li Xiuqin, a visiting artist at Washington State University from China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, will exhibit several of her recent pieces next week on the WSU campus. The exhibit is planned for Monday-Friday, April 5-9, at the Department of Fine Arts’ Gallery II in the Fine Arts Center. The artist will give a public slide presentation of her work from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Fine Arts Conference Room. The visiting scholar has been on the Pullman campus during the spring term working with WSU faculty. The exhibit will be open during regular business hours as … » More …

WSU Museum of Art Opens Graduate Student Exhibit
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Museum of Art opens its annual Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition with a reception at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Fine Arts Center lobby. The exhibit features work by WSU artists who are earning their master of fine arts degrees: Jessie Bukrey, Mitch Cope, Hasaan Kirkland, Peggy Sue McRae, Liz Obert and Marc Steine. Their works range from a mixed-media installation to sculpture, painting and photography. “This year’s exhibition is not unlike past MFA shows in that it continues our tradition of diversity, displaying a wide range of media and subject matter,” said Christopher Watts, chair … » More …

Guest Guitarist Joins WSU Jazz Ensembles for April 6 Concert
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — New York guitarist Gary Wittner will join Washington State University jazz ensembles in a concert Tuesday, April 6, on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program at Bryan Hall Auditorium is open to the public without charge. Wittner, who earned his master’s degree in music from WSU in 1986, is recognized as an authority on the music of Thelonious Monk. He regularly travels throughout the United States and Europe giving presentations on Monk’s music. Wittner has appeared in concert with Clark Terry, Reggie Workman, Eddie Gomez, Richard Davis and others. His book of Monk transcriptions for guitar was recently published by the … » More …