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Feminist Author Due on WSU Campus
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Feminist author and social critic Naomi Wolf will discuss her most recent book, “Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood,” during a March 3 program on the Washington State University campus. The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the WSU Compton Union Building Ballroom and is open to the public without charge. Wolf’s most recent book “reveals the secrets of our coming of age: the sexual games, forbidden crushes, losses of virginity and rites of initiation.” Wolf took on the beauty industry in 1991 with her international best-seller, “The Beauty Myth,” and in 1993, published her second international best-seller, “Fire with Fire: The New … » More …

Pullman Human Relations Commission Proposed
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A Pullman Human Relations Commission, which would address issues of social climate in the community, is being proposed by a group representing Washington State University, the City of Pullman, the Pullman School District and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. The proposal is presented by a Livability Task Force formed last fall in response to a recommendation by WSU President Samuel Smith during a joint meeting of university officials and City Council members. Smith urged that a group be established to seek ways to enhance the attractiveness of the Pullman-WSU community. According to a draft document articulating the objectives and function of the … » More …

WSU Wins 17 Case District VIII Awards in 1998 Competition
February 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University won 17 awards — four golds, three silvers and 10 bronze — in a recent regional professional competition in communication and publishing. WSU was honored in the 1998 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VIII Juried Awards Competition. The district includes the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. This is the 15th consecutive year for the program. Awards were presented Feb. 23 during the district’s annual conference in Seattle. Four gold award winners included: — Campaign WSU “Celebrating on The Far Side,” fund-raising booklets, brochures, folders or flyers category. Credits go to Mary Gresch, advancement communication director, WSU … » More …

Russia’s Science Minister to Visit Seattle, Pullman
February 23, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Russia’s Minister of Science and Technologies, Vladimir Fortov, makes an official visit to Washington March 2-3 to meet with industrial and business leaders and to deliver a Washington State University address on the state of Russian science. Fortov is scheduled to arrive in Seattle Monday (March 2) at 11:30 a.m. and meet business executives at 4 p.m. in the Seafirst Bank Building. He will travel to Pullman Monday evening and meet Tuesday with WSU scientists and university officials. Fortov’s address, “Current Status and Future Outlook for Russian Science,” is set for 4 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 276. Among the discussion topics … » More …

WSU Golf Course and Range Opening
February 20, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Golf Course opens its practice facilities tomorrow (Saturday) and the course will open Monday. Facilities will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk, according to Les Davies, manager. The course came through the winter in excellent condition, with very little disease or damage, Davies said. No carts will be permitted immediately, and only soft spike shoes are allowed, he added.ar277-98

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail Dedication Set for April 4
February 19, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail will be dedicated officially on Saturday, April 4, during a public ceremony at a picturesque point on the trail approximately two miles west of Moscow and five miles east of Pullman. The noon “The Rail Is Your Trail” ceremony will take place where the trail runs parallel to County Road 270, a gravel road adjacent to the Moscow-Pullman Highway. Signs will be posted on the highway with directions and parking instructions. The first phase of the seven-mile pedestrian “rail to trail” conversion will be completed in the next six-weeks — the result of a 15-year community effort. … » More …

T.L. Purce to Chair WSU VP Business Search
February 19, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The search for a new vice president for business affairs at Washington State University is formally underway with the appointment of a search committee, chaired by T.L. Purce, vice president for Extended University Affairs. Vice President Sallie Giffen announced her retirement in December and leaves in May after six years at WSU. She is WSU’s chief financial officer and serves as treasurer of the Board of Regents. Other areas of administrative responsibility assigned to the vice president of business affairs include Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management, Housing and Dining Services, Internal Audit and Records Management, and Benefits Services and … » More …

Executive Restaurateurs Highlight WSU Management Conference and Career Fair
February 19, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A dozen of the nation’s top restaurant industry executives will be guest speakers and panelists at the 13th Annual Donald I. Smith Chain Restaurant Management Conference March 9-10 on the WSU campus. “Show Me the Opportunity” is the theme of the two-day event, hosted by the WSU Hotel and Restaurant Administration (HRA) Program. A career fair for students is set for the evening of March 9. “Our own Professor Emeritus ‘Coach’ Don Smith and Charles Bernstein, editor-at-large of “Chain Leader” magazine, have once again brought together a winning team of hospitality leaders for this conference,” said HRA Program Director W. Terry Umbreit. … » More …

Nominations for WSU Liberal Arts Awards Invited
February 18, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The nomination deadline for annual Washington State University College of Liberal Arts awards has been extended to Feb. 27. Each year the College of Liberal Arts recognizes the accomplishments of its faculty, staff, students and alumni with Distinguished Achievement Awards. In addition, the William F. Mullen Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to one faculty member each year. Nomination forms are available from the Liberal Arts Development office, Administration Annex 302. The Mullen Award recognizes outstanding teachers in the arts, humanities and social sciences for their involvement with students in and beyond the classroom. The award is conferred in memory of … » More …

WSU Students Visit Local Schools for E-Week
February 18, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — It may take a village — AND lots of techno-toys — to educate an engineer today. With that in mind, a troupe of Washington State University engineering and architecture students will spend the morning and lunch hour with about 100 Pullman High School science and math students Tuesday, Feb. 24, having fun with airplanes, robots, bridges, catapults and prizes. They’ll talk a little about what engineers do and provide some hands-on projects. Engineering professor Michael Symans and some civil engineering students will visit Lincoln Middle School during the week of Feb. 23-27; and members of the student civil engineering organization will dazzle … » More …