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McDonald’s Celebrates WSU Alumni Centennial
October 15, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A campaign recognizing the centennial celebration of Washington State University’s Alumni Association began this week at 75 McDonald’s restaurants in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. More than a million paper tray liners being distributed through Nov. 21, the date of the annual Apple Cup between WSU and the University of Washington, boast highlights of WSU alumni history. The liners also include entry forms for drawings for 150 tickets to the Apple Cup and for two $3,000 scholarships. Winners of the scholarships will be drawn on game day. McDonald’s, in cooperation with Coca Cola, will also distribute some 750,000 commemorative cups promoting the … » More …

Professor of Equine Medicine Named Interim Chair
October 15, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Professor Warwick M. Bayly has been named interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Bayly succeeds Shirley Johnston, who recently left the university to accept a position as the founding dean of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, Calif. He will serve as chair until the position is filled with a permanent appointment. Bayly, 46, was the named the first, four-year Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine Medicine in 1995 in WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also the college’s associate dean for continuing … » More …

WSU Recognizes Donors, Volunteers at WSU Foundation Annual Meeting Oct. 15-17
October 15, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 50 donors to Washington State University of $100,000 or more and four of $1 million or more will be recognized during the WSU Foundation 19th Annual Meeting of Members Oct. 15-17. Some 500 Foundation members — donors and volunteers — began arriving on the Pullman campus today (Oct. 15) for meetings and events. “This is the time of year when we celebrate the incredible generosity of Cougars,” said Connie Kravas, WSU Foundation president. In addition to attending the annual meeting, during which a report on private giving to the University in fiscal year 1997-98 will be given, participants will attend … » More …

President Sam Smith to Present State of the University Address
October 15, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President Sam Smith will present a State of the University Address Monday, Oct. 19. The president will address the university priorities, including faculty salaries, enrollment management, two research initiatives and WSU’s direction during the next 3-5 years, including the Spokane expansion. For those who plan to attend the address, a continental breakfast will be served from 7:30-8 a.m. Smith will begin his remarks from the Compton Union Building Ballroom at 8 a.m. A question-and-answer time is planned from 8:30-8:50 a.m. The talk will be broadcast live via WHETS to the branch campuses. Locations are SIRTI Classroom 300 in Spokane, … » More …

WSU Math Day Set Next Week for Pullman Campus
October 14, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 400 students from 32 schools throughout Washington and northern Idaho will compete for Washington State University scholarships at the eighth annual WSU Math Day, Thursday, Oct. 22, on the Pullman campus. Math Day will open with a general meeting featuring a welcome address by Ronald Brosemer, associate dean of the College of Sciences. The students then will take a PROBE Exam (Problems Requiring Original or Brilliant Effort), while their teachers view and discuss online, in-class demonstrations designed for calculus and linear algebra classes at WSU. During midday, the students will separate into 61 teams and compete for first, second and … » More …

Former Publisher of Sunset Magazine to Deliver Annual Lane Lecture at WSU
October 14, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The former publisher of SUNSET Magazine, books and films, and former ambassador to Australia and Nauru, L.W. “Bill” Lane, Jr., will deliver the 1998 Lane Family Lecture in Environmental Science at Washington State University on Oct. 29. His lecture, titled “The Environment into the Next Millennium,” will focus on future challenges and opportunities for conserving the world’s natural resources. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Todd Hall Auditorium. Lane is expected to discuss his belief that the next millennium holds the hope of achieving far better environmental practices. “There is a slow-but-sure, increasing awareness that if we do not drastically … » More …

State Department Reps at WSU/UI
October 14, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Representatives of the U.S. State Department will take part in a Foley Institute policy forum on the Washington State University campus Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Compton Union Building. Mark G. Hambley, a career diplomat, and Steve Aoki, a physicist involved in controlling weapons proliferation, also are featured speakers at a “Foreign Policy Town Hall Meeting” scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom on the University of Idaho campus. They also will appear before several classes at WSU and UI. Their appearances are part of a State Department program to increase … » More …

Pharmacy Researcher Appointed as Endowed Chair of WSU Cancer Center
October 14, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — When Gary Meadows begins discussing his career in cancer research and prevention, it is obvious that his work has led him to consider many aspects of this dreaded disease that takes the lives of over a million Americans each year. A Washington State University pharmacy professor, Meadows was recently named director of the WSU Cancer Prevention and Research Center, supported by the Dorothy Otto Kennedy Endowment Fund. As one who has lost many relatives to cancer, Meadows has spent a large part of his research career studying melanoma, a virulent type of skin cancer. “Melanoma is the most rapidly increasing cancer in … » More …

WSU Tri-Cities Dean to Step Down
October 14, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — James Cochran, dean and campus executive officer of Washington State University at Tri-Cities, today announced he will step down as head of the Richland campus effective Dec. 31. A tenured mathematics professor, Cochran plans to remain at the Tri-Cities campus with new administrative and teaching responsibilities. Larry James, associate dean of WSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics, will succeed Cochran as interim dean, according to Provost Gretchen M. Bataille. Cochran was appointed Tri-Cities dean in 1989. He had been a member of the mathematics department for 11 years on the Pullman campus and served as chair of the WSU Faculty Senate. … » More …

Works by Women Composers Subject of WSU Concert
October 13, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University faculty member and vocalist Shelia Kearney Converse will perform a program of music written by women next week. The program, set for 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Pullman’s Simpson United Methodist Church, will feature the music from females composers Barbara Strozzi, Josephine Lang and Augusta Holmes. The program will finish with a set of songs by Judith Lang Zaimont. “Zaimont uses extended techniques to create different sounds, including playing an eskimo drum, holding sostenuto chords on the piano, and having the clarinetist play with only his mouthpiece,” Converse said. Converse has performed with the Long Beach Grand Opera, the … » More …