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WSU’s’50-Plussers With Delayed College Arrivals Are Ready for Takeoff
May 8, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Of the 3,000 students who will pick up their sheepskins from Washington State University May 9, none will take their walk with more purposeful strides than the 20 graduates beyond age 50. This group of “senior seniors” and graduate students who now comprise 1 percent of the WSU statewide enrollment is a growing segment of university populations nationwide. Currently, 69 over-50 students are enrolled at WSU in Pullman, 11 in Spokane, 65 in Tri-Cities and 59 in Vancouver. In Washington, already 15 percent of the population is of retirement age, according to the latest census. By the year 2025, 25 percent of … » More …

Quann to Receive WSU Alumni Achievement Award
May 8, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — C. James Quann, registrar emeritus at Washington State University, will receive the WSU Alumni Achievement Award May 9 during the university’s 102nd Commencement. He served on the university’s Graduation Committee from 1971 to 1990. The Spokane resident is being recognized by his alma mater “for superb executive leadership to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and for providing state-of-the-art development and consultation, and for dedicated service and advocacy to alumni military veterans of Washington State.” Quann began his professional career at WSU in 1966 as associate registrar. In 1970, he was appointed registrar, secretary of the faculty and editor of the university … » More …

WSU Regents Commend Sunday Actions by Police Officers
May 8, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University’s Board of Regents today addressed issues of last weekend’s riotous disturbance and adopted a resolution commending the actions of the area law enforcement officers and public safety personnel for their courageous and professional conduct. Regent Ken Alhadeff said viewing two hours of videotape of the incident was a “hard thing to watch” for a Cougar alum and human being. “What I saw was the insanity of alcohol.” He said what happened Sunday “is not a symbol of this university or its students. It’s a symbol of the power of alcohol and other drugs to make people choose to not have a … » More …

WSU in Journal’s ‘Top 100’ Granting Doctoral Degrees to Chicano/Latinos
May 7, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is listed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education journal’s “Top 100” schools granting doctoral academic degrees to Chicano/Latino students. According to the web site of the journal, published in Paramus, N.J., WSU is one of 16 universities with four Chicano/Latino doctoral graduates. The “100” list ranges from the University of California at Berkeley, with 34 graduates, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Biola University of California, with two Chicano/Latino doctoral graduates each. This is the journal’s fourth annual ranking of the colleges and universities graduating the most Chicano/Latinos. The “Top 100” web site address is . … » More …

Regent Gives Largest Teacher Education Scholarship
May 7, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Pledging the largest individual gift for minority teacher education ever offered in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle businessman, philanthropist and Washington State University Regent Ken Alhadeff has guaranteed scholarship support totaling approximately $500,000 to the students who participated in the spring 1998 Future Teachers of Color (FTOC) recruitment event at the WSU campus at Pullman. Alhadeff, a 1970 alumnus of WSU, made the pledge to the students at the Feb. 28 banquet where he was the keynote speaker, said Milton Lang, director of student recruitment for the WSU College of Education, who originated and directs the FTOC program. Alhadeff’s gift will be announced … » More …

6 Fraternities Will Lose Pledging Rights Pending Outcome of Full Investigation
May 7, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University this morning notified six fraternity chapters that they will be barred from rushing for new freshmen members in August unless exonerated of involvement in the May 3 riot adjacent to campus in which 23 law enforcement officers were injured. Conduct board hearings could lead to more severe penalties, including lifting of chapter charters and expulsion from WSU, WSU President Samuel H. Smith announced. “The out-of-control drinking party and the melee it spawned are totally unacceptable activities for WSU students and we will not allow those found guilty of such behavior to remain as part of our community,” Smith said. “I am … » More …

WSU Veterinary College Graduates 64 New Veterinarians
May 6, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine will graduate 64 new Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Compton Union Building ballroom. “This is an outstanding graduating class,” said Professor Ken Meyers, acting dean of the veterinary college. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and are certain they will go out into the world and enjoy great success while doing a lot of good.” More than 70 percent of the 38 women and 26 men scheduled to graduate have accepted job offers. Each year, about 50 percent of WSU’s veterinary graduates find work in Washington. … » More …

WSU Tests Cashier Operation for Library Parking
May 6, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Parking Services will begin staffing the Library Garage with a cashier at the Colorado Street entrance booth beginning Monday, May 11. The cashier operation is being implemented on a trial basis to provide a higher level of service to the facility, according to John Shaheen, assistant director of public safety. The cashier’s booth will be occupied weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The operation will be reviewed at the end of the summer session. The fee for parking in the Library Garage will remain $1 an hour. Currently, parking customers are required to put money in a numbered … » More …

WSU Veterinary Students Place in Five of Six Competitions at National Symposium
May 6, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University delegation of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association placed in five of six academic competitions in the recently held 1998 SAVMA Symposium in Gainesville, Fla. The showing by WSU’s veterinary students was the most successful in the college’s 99-year history. WSU junior veterinary students Gary Lewis, Chris Schnieder and John Smart placed first in the bovine palpation competition, with Lewis placing third overall in the individual palpation competition. Polly Peterson, also a junior in the professional program, placed first in the clinical competency competition. Juniors Carrie Forester and Scott Davis, and sophomore Lisa Ourada placed … » More …

WSU Liberal Arts Distinguished Professorships Named
May 6, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Three professors have been selected to hold distinguished professorships in the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University. Frances K. McSweeney was named the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor in Psychology. McSweeney is a professor and former chair of the Department of Psychology. A psychological theorist, she is internationally recognized for her research on the effects of sensitization and habituation on patterns of behavior and publishes in top journals in the field. In recognition of the quality of her research, she has been awarded the college Distinguished Achievement Award and invited to deliver the university’s Distinguished Faculty address. Her teaching excellence … » More …