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Stanford Biochemist Will Speak on the Evolution of Plagues
October 31, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Julie Theriot, a biochemist from Stanford University, will speak on “The Evolution of Plagues” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5 in Heald Auditorium at Washington State University. Theriot studies the cell biology of host-pathogen interactions. According to an abstract posted on her Stanford World Wide Web site, Theriot’s laboratory uses a combination of videomicroscopy, biochemistry and molecular genetics to study the interactions between infectious bacteria and the human host cell cytoskeleton. By examining the mechanisms infectious bacteria use to communicate with the host cell cyctoskeleton, they hope to identify new ways to interfere with the infection process. Theriot’s lecture is part of a seminar … » More …

Native American Speech-Language Professionals to Train at WSU
October 31, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Native Americans will be trained as speech and language professionals in a newly funded program in the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington State University. The program, which begins in January, offers financial and educational support to students interested in becoming speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in educational or medical settings with individuals who have difficulty with speech, language or hearing. The training includes professional mentorships, leadership training, observations, clinical experience and research in Native American communities. Students who have a commitment to serve Native American communities and who have college experience are given admission … » More …

Tips
October 31, 1997

DADS’ WEEKEND SCHEDULE VARIED Academic department open houses, car shows, rock ‘n roll concerts, fossil and rock sales, and billiard exhibitions are just of the few of the events scheduled for Dads’ Weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 6. ASWSU’s new climbing gym in the fieldhouse will have its grand opening Saturday at 10 a.m. and an American Institute of Architecture exhibition opens in the Lobby of Carpenter Hall. Kickoff for the Cougar-Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana is 2 p.m. Contact: Al Ruddy, News & Information Services Phone: 509/335-3581SHOCK DYNAMICS OF APPLES STUDIED BY WSU ENGINEERS WSU biological systems engineer Gary Hyde says they have established baseline information … » More …

WSU Academic Advisers Continue Visits in Wenatchee
October 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Academic advisers for Washington State University’s Extended Degree Program continue a series of information sessions with an appearance in Wenatchee on Nov. 3. The Extended Degree Program offers individuals an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without attending classes on campus. Advisers will be available to answer questions concerning admissions, financial aid and degree requirements. The information session will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Conference Room at the WSU Chelan/Douglas Counties Learning Center, located at 400 Washington St. Enrollment for spring semester opens Nov. 15. Courses in anthropology, biology, criminal justice, human development, English, history, management, marketing, natural resource … » More …

WSU Academic Advisers Continue Visits in Yakima
October 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Academic advisers for Washington State University’s Extended Degree Program continue a series of information sessions with appearances in Yakima on Nov. 4 and 5. The Extended Degree Program offers individuals an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without attending classes on campus. Advisers will be available to answer questions concerning admissions, financial aid and degree requirements. The first information session will be held on Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the WSU Yakima Learning Center, located at 128 N. 2nd Street, in Room 233. The second information session will be Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the same location. Enrollment … » More …

Utah Governor to Keynote WSU Learning Conference
October 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Gov. Mike Leavitt of Utah, cofounder of the Western Governors University, will deliver the keynote address at a conference, “Lifelong Learning: Meeting New Needs in New Ways,” at Washington State University Wednesday, Nov. 5. Leavitt’s presentation is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. in the senior ballroom of the Compton Union Building. The conference brings together national leaders from education and industry to discuss new concepts and programs for distance education, applications of technology and the development of new partnerships for broadening access to education. Among the featured panelists are C. Peter Magrath, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and John … » More …

WSU Receives Payment for Misappropriated Funds
October 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Restitution of $56,806 has been received by Washington State University from a former employee of the animal sciences department, according to Sallie Giffen, vice president for business affairs. The payment covers $41,606 identified as misappropriated from local accounts during an investigation by state auditors earlier this year. It also reimburses the university for $15,199 in costs for the state audit investigation. Giffen said the acceptance of the payment does not affect the university’s right to restitution for costs of an internal audit investigation and does not limit WSU regarding any other remedies available for its recovery of these internal audit costs or additional losses … » More …

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 …