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Wendy Peterson Named Acting Admissions Director
October 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Wendy Peterson, coordinator of new student programs, has been named acting director of admissions at Washington State University effective Nov. 5, K.J. “Gus” Kravas, vice provost for student affairs, announced today. Peterson will oversee all recruitment activity for the Pullman campus, coordinate recruitment activity for the branch campuses and work closely with university academic colleges and departments to facilitate admission services to students and the campus community, Kravas said. Terry Flynn, who has been admissions director since 1989, is resigning to become alumni relations director at Eastern Washington University. Kravas also announced that Monty Nielsen, university registrar, will assume administrative responsibility for several enrollment … » More …

WSU Hosts Business Career Fair
October 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Nearly 40 companies from across the nation will send representatives to talk with job-seekers and students at the Seventh Annual Business Career Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Compton Union Building Ballroom on the Washington State University campus. The public fair was organized for students in all disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is sponsored by the MBA Student Association, a graduate student club within the WSU College of Business and Economics. Companies such as Andersen Consulting, IBM, PACCAR, John Hancock Financial Services, Mervyn’s, US Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Micron, Cabletron, and Airborne Express are … » More …

WSU Honors Olympians Winnifred Olsen, Mutzako
October 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–A pair of Olympia residents, Winnifred Castle Olsen and Ernest “Babe’ Mutzako, received Washington State University’s Alumni Achievement Award Oct. 27 at a dinner at Genoa’s on the Bay Restaurant in Olympia. Much of Olsen’s life has been devoted to promoting education, history, and community service. Mutzako, who brokers stocks and bonds for Dean Security, devotes much of his free time to helping others. For six years, Olsen wrote and produced “Tacoma Beginnings,” a half-hour television series. She also is the author of a series of publications called “For the Record, the History of the Tacoma Public Schools, 1869-1984.” She received the National School … » More …

WSU Materials Science Students Win International Award
October 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University materials science students recently learned about bringing life from the ashes. WSU’s student chapter of the joint American Society of Materials/The Materials Society (ASM/TMS) won one of the five Chapter of Excellence awards chosen from 50 chapters across the country at the ASM Annual Meeting in Indianapolis mid-September. The award will be formally presented at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio in February. Also presented at the ASM Annual Meeting was an award to WSU graduate student Kalyanasundaram Kannan with Professor Howard Hamilton for the Best ASM International Graduate Student Paper, explaining how much stretching to expect in superplastic (aluminum) … » More …

WSU Hospitality Program Celebrates 65th
October 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — In 1932, students of hotel administration at Washington State University in Pullman studied the psychology of employment, heating and ventilation, cost and accountability, and income tax before venturing into the world of hospitality armed with a four-year bachelorÕs degree. Today, they must also be well versed in marketing, management, accounting, business law, and usage of case methods and computerized statistical programs to analyze administration practices — and have completed 1,000 hours of hospitality interning while at WSU centers in Pullman, Seattle or Switzerland. Ã’Clearly, our hospitality education is keeping pace with the burgeoning changes of our times as we prepare to enter … » More …

International Business Institute Offers Fellowships
October 27, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.- The International Business Institute at Washington State University will award $1,000 fellowships to transfer students choosing to study international business. Selection for the fellowships is based on academic and personal achievements. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, certify in the international business option in the business administration program and be active in the International Business Club. Interested students should submit a letter of application, transcripts of academic work, a curriculum vita and one letter of recommendation. Information must be received by Dec. 1 for awards beginning in January. For more information contact the institute office at 509/335-2180.shdc153

Joint Environmental Education Program with University of Chile
October 24, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning has received a grant to establish a joint environmental science program with the new Environmental Management and Planning Program at the University of Chile. The three-year, $120,000 U.S. Information Agency grant funds a partnership that will involve faculty from across WSU in research, education and outreach with colleagues in Chile. The new program will include joint interdisciplinary programs to support sustainable economic development. It will offer joint master’s degrees as well as non-degree training for environmental and natural resources professionals and organizations, and may, in the future, offer a joint bachelors degree, according … » More …

Event Targets Minority Students Who Want to Be Teachers
October 24, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.—Minority high school students who are considering careers in education are encouraged to attend a two-hour recruitment event in Seattle to learn more about opportunities available at Washington State University. The Future Teachers of Color Recruitment Program will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue in Seattle. It is open to all Puget Sound area minority high school juniors and seniors and their families at no cost, said Milton Lang, director of student recruitment at WSU’s College of Education. At the event, WSU education students will speak about their choices and experiences, and … » More …

WSU Winefest Proceeds Help Fund Scholarship
October 23, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 14th Annual Winefest sponsored by the Sigma Iota student hospitality club at Washington State University is set for Nov. 7 at Ridge Pointe Community Clubhouse, off Bishop Blvd. at 1402 SE Fancy Free Dr., Pullman. For the first time, a portion of winefest profits will be used to help fund a hospitality student scholarship. Two sessions, from 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., are designed to accommodate as many as 225 people, says event organizer Brian Gaffney, a junior in the Hotel and Restaurant Administration program in the College of Business and Economics. A buffet of Italian cuisine will be prepared locally … » More …

Dorothea Coleman, Pioneer WSU Women’s Coach, Dies
October 23, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Word has been received at Washington State University that Dorothea A. Coleman, professor emeritus of physical education and a member of the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Oct. 16, in Stanfield, Ariz. She was 87. During more than a quarter century on the WSU faculty (1948-75), she gained a reputation as one of the most respected advocates in the nation for promoting opportunities in sports for girls and women. She guided the development of WSU women’s sports. In fact, for her first 14 years at WSU, she was the Cougars only women’s coach. Her field hockey, volleyball and basketball teams were successful in … » More …