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WSU Parents Program Awards $30,250 to Student Groups and Organizations
November 2, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Parents Program awarded a total of $30,250 to 18 student organizations and programs during the annual Dad’s Weekend Breakfast, Oct. 31. The awards included $4,300 each to the Dad’s Weekend Committee and the Mom’s Weekend Committee; $4,000 each to the Crimson Company show choir and Intramural Sports; $3,550 to Alive at WSU, the new student orientation program; $2,500 to the Women’s Transit Program; $1,500 to the Student Alumni Connection; $900 to YMCA Big Buddy Program; $750 to the Environmental Task Force; $700 to the WSU Sailing Club; and $600 to Camaradas, an organization of Chicano/Latino graduate and professional … » More …

Cole Named 1998 WSU Dad of the Year
November 2, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — John D. Cole, a painting contractor in Auburn, was named 1998 Washington State University Dad of the Year. He was honored at the annual Dad’s Weekend Breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 31. Cole was nominated by his daughter, Shea M. Cole, a WSU freshman who lives in Regents residence hall. In her letter of nomination, she wrote that she had been Cole’s stepdaughter since she was two years old. But she always felt something was missing. “I wanted to be his real daughter, not his stepdaughter,” she said. Last August, at age 18 and 15 years after she first met her stepfather, her dream … » More …

WSU Police Begin Opinion Survey
October 30, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Survey cards are being mailed to individuals who have had recent contact with the Washington State University Police Department asking them to rank the performance of officers. Public Safety Director and Police Chief William Mercier says about 200 selected individuals who have had contact with campus police in a variety of circumstances will receive the cards. Mercier said the survey is part of the department’s continuing efforts to improve the quality of service to the community. “It’s simply a way of giving us a better understanding of what we are doing well and what we could be doing better.” The card asks … » More …

Fridley Earns Teaching Achievement Award
October 30, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Kenneth Fridley, a member of Washington State University’s civil and environmental engineering faculty since 1994, has been named the Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award winner for 1997-98. The associate professor has shown extraordinary commitment to students, adventuresome teaching methodology, mastery of the latest knowledge in the field of structures through prolific research and publications and community service — all in the 1997-98 year in particular, his nominators said. As adviser of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fridley helps students take their concrete canoe and steel bridge building to competitions. He also joined engineering seniors with community … » More …

NEWS TIP: New Pest Control Method Reduces Risks to Farm Families
October 30, 1998

Washington State apple farmers who have relied on chemical pesticides in the past to control harmful pests are getting help with a new non-toxic approach to pest control called mating disruption. By reducing the use of broad spectrum insecticides, farmers can improve the biological control of other orchard pests and reduce the risk to farm families and orchard employees from the use of chemical pesticides. A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, released last week, concludes that children living on or near farms are more likely to be exposed to harmful pesticides. Insect mating disruption promises to enable farmers to produce cleaner food … » More …

Cougar Marching Band to Perform at Seahawks Game and Auburn Festival
October 29, 1998

PULLMAN Wash. — The Washington State University Cougar Marching Band will perform at the Veterans’s Day Marching Band Festival in Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 7, and at a Seahawks game on Sunday, Nov. 8. The 187-member Cougar Marching Band will be the exhibition band at the Auburn festival. It will lead a parade through downtown Auburn at 11 a.m. and give the closing presentation at the evening program. The annual Auburn festival this year features 24 bands from around the Northwest and is sponsored by the Auburn High School Band Parents association. The Cougar band will perform both a pregame show and a halftime show … » More …

WSU Ski Team Plans Ski Swap Nov. 7
October 29, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s ski team and Outdoor Recreation Center will hold the 24th annual WSU ski swap Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The event, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is expected to draw thousands of novice to veteran skiers to the fieldhouse, which will be filled with new and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale by students, area residents and local ski shops. The event drew nearly 2,000 people last year, said Dave Moss, ski team president. Admission is $1 at the door, and KHTR 104.3 FM will broadcast from the event. Ski team members and ORC staff will be … » More …

WSU Jazz Festival Planned for Nov. 14
October 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University alumni and faculty members will be featured during the 1998 Jazz Festival Nov. 14 on the WSU campus. Special guests saxophonists and WSU alumni Brent Jensen and Dave Hagelganz will be featured in a 5 p.m. concert in Bryan Hall Auditorium, along with WSU faculty members Horace Alexander Young, vocals and woodwinds; Greg Yasinitsky, saxophone; Charles Argersinger, piano; Dave Jarvis, drums; and Dave Turnbull, trumpet. The musicians will join the WSU Jazz Big Band, conducted by Yasinitsky, and the “VOJAZZ” vocal jazz ensemble, directed by Young, in the concert that is open to the public without charge. The day-long … » More …

YWCA Promotes Yellow Ribbons for Freedom and Justice Nov. 1-7
October 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A week to “Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Freedom and Justice,” an effort protesting hate crimes locally and nationally, is being promoted by the YWCA of Washington State University. According to Liza Rognas, YWCA executive director, the organization is joining the Northwest Coalition Against Violence and Malicious Harassment, of which it is a member, in promoting wearing yellow ribbons on clothing and displaying ribbons at home, office and business entrances, Nov 1-7. “Along with local faith groups, community groups and organizations, the YWCA will offer ribbons to wear in protest of hate crimes committed against victims across the country and in our … » More …

WSU Sororities Plan Service Week
October 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 150 Washington State University sorority members are expected to take part in several community service activities Nov. 2-8 as Panhellenic sponsors the first Sorority Service Week. “We see this as an opportunity to give back to the Pullman/Moscow community,” said Kris Laurente, Panhellenic vice president-finance. “There are many volunteer opportunities in our community that go unnoticed. This service week is designed to encourage sorority women to get involved.” The women will participate in a variety of projects, ranging from classroom aides and YMCA Big Buddies to decorating and hosting socials at local retirement homes. “Individually, chapters often raise money for … » More …