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Deadline Extended: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Project
December 11, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The deadline for Washington State University students and high school students studying in Pullman to apply for awards in the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Project has been extended to Jan. 20. The earlier announced deadline was Dec. 15. The pilot community service effort was created to enhance awareness within the Pullman community of the life and teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said Liza Rognas, director of the YWCA of WSU, one of the project’s sponsors. Other sponsors are the WSU Community Service Learning Center, the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, WSU Diversity Education Program, and the Pullman School District. … » More …

Let There Be Light in New Mexican Mountains
December 11, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Seven Washington State University architecture students spent four days in November in the snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico living in a yurt lighted by kerosene lamps and heated by wood fires, and enjoying vegetarian cuisine and spring water. As representatives of the WSU interdisciplinary architecture and landscape design class (Arch 301 and LA362), the students scoped out the 110-acre site 20 miles north of Taos in order to help their teams provide a restoration plan for the Lama Foundation Center, destroyed May 5, 1996 by wild-fire. Flora is beginning to regenerate at the site and new wood stock … » More …

WSU Police Advisers Set Inaugural Meeting
December 10, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The first meeting of the Washington State University Police Advisory Board is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Room 220 of the Compton Union Building, according to William Mercier, director of public safety and police chief. The board has been established to advise and make recommendations to the vice president of business affairs and to the police chief concerning the provisions of police protection within the university, to review and make recommendations concerning police department policies and procedures and to serve as a liaison group between the police and the university community, Mercier said. The agenda for the meeting includes a … » More …

WSU Provost Appoints Dean Search Committees
December 10, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Appointment of the search committees to identify candidates for consideration as new deans of the colleges of Liberal Arts and Education at Washington State University has been confirmed by Provost Gretchen M. Bataille. Gale Sullenberger, dean of the College of Business and Economics, will chair the 14-member committee for education. The group’s first meeting occurred this week. Advertisements for the position will begin appearing this month, and applications and nominations are due by Jan. 15. Members of the education search committee include teaching faculty Sally Blank, Sue Durrant, Brian McNeil, Jerry Milligan, Thomas Ruff and Ed Udd. Others are Milton Lang, student recruiter; Mary … » More …

WSU Vice President Giffen Announces Retirement
December 10, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Sallie Giffen, vice president for business affairs at Washington State University, has announced plans to retire to her home in Cape Cod in May. Giffen, 57, who came to WSU in 1992, has worked in higher education for nearly 30 years, 25 as a vice president. She was vice president for administration and special assistant to the president at the University of Connecticut from 1987-92 and vice chancellor for administrative affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for 16 years. Earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1962, she worked for the U.S. Office of Education as a budget and … » More …

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Project
December 9, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University students and high school students studying in Pullman are invited to apply for awards in the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Project. Application deadline is Dec. 15. The pilot community service effort was created to enhance awareness within the Pullman community of the life and teachings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said Liza Rognas, director of the YWCA of WSU, one of the project’s sponsors. Other sponsors are the WSU Community Service Learning Center, the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, WSU Diversity Education Program, and the Pullman School District. Through a training program, several students, each receiving $500 … » More …

Racial Justice Conference Set Jan. 30-31
December 9, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.– “Racism in our Community: Building a Blueprint for Action,” is the theme of the 1998 YWCA of Washington State University semi-annual racial justice conference in late January. To be held at both Pullman High School and WSU, the “working” conference starts with a panel discussion and banquet Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Interactive conference sessions will be held in the university’s Compton Union Building 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31. The conference goal is to “explore the ways in which racism functions in our families, schools and colleges, community groups and government/social service agencies. By identifying how systems reinforce … » More …

News Tips
December 9, 1997

RESEARCH BRIEFING FOR SPOKANE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Washington State University officials and research scientists will brief members of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce Friday on several major research programs underway that are expected to have important industrial applications. Presentations will be made by WSU President Samuel Smith; Y.M. Gupta, Institute for Shock Physics; Michael Skinner, Center for Reproductive Biology; and Michael Wolcott and Donald Bender, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory. Each area has received major outside financial support. The program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Academic I Building on Spokane’s Riverpoint campus. Contact: Wes Leid, Interim Vice Provost for Research … » More …

WSU Business Degree Offered on the Olympic Peninsula
December 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University will begin offering courses next month to Olympic Peninsula residents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The program, made available through cooperation with Peninsula College and the WSU Community Learning Center in Port Hadlock, will enable individuals to complete the junior and senior years of the degree without coming to a WSU campus. Courses will be delivered in a number of ways including interactive video-conferencing, the Internet, videotape and traditional print-based correspondence. An open public information session about the program will be held at Peninsula College on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Cornaby Center, Room … » More …

WSU Business Degree Offered in Walla Walla
December 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University will offer courses next month to Walla Walla area residents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The program, made available through cooperation with Walla Walla Community College, will enable individuals to complete the junior and senior years of the degree without coming to a WSU campus. Courses will be delivered in a number of ways including interactive video-conferencing, the Internet, videotape and traditional print-based correspondence. An open public information session about the program will be held at Walla Walla Community College on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Back Dining Room of the Main Administration Building. … » More …