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Chinese Artist Exhibits Works at WSU Gallery II
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Li Xiuqin, a visiting artist at Washington State University from China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, will exhibit several of her recent pieces next week on the WSU campus. The exhibit is planned for Monday-Friday, April 5-9, at the Department of Fine Arts’ Gallery II in the Fine Arts Center. The artist will give a public slide presentation of her work from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Fine Arts Conference Room. The visiting scholar has been on the Pullman campus during the spring term working with WSU faculty. The exhibit will be open during regular business hours as … » More …

WSU Museum of Art Opens Graduate Student Exhibit
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Museum of Art opens its annual Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition with a reception at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Fine Arts Center lobby. The exhibit features work by WSU artists who are earning their master of fine arts degrees: Jessie Bukrey, Mitch Cope, Hasaan Kirkland, Peggy Sue McRae, Liz Obert and Marc Steine. Their works range from a mixed-media installation to sculpture, painting and photography. “This year’s exhibition is not unlike past MFA shows in that it continues our tradition of diversity, displaying a wide range of media and subject matter,” said Christopher Watts, chair … » More …

Guest Guitarist Joins WSU Jazz Ensembles for April 6 Concert
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — New York guitarist Gary Wittner will join Washington State University jazz ensembles in a concert Tuesday, April 6, on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program at Bryan Hall Auditorium is open to the public without charge. Wittner, who earned his master’s degree in music from WSU in 1986, is recognized as an authority on the music of Thelonious Monk. He regularly travels throughout the United States and Europe giving presentations on Monk’s music. Wittner has appeared in concert with Clark Terry, Reggie Workman, Eddie Gomez, Richard Davis and others. His book of Monk transcriptions for guitar was recently published by the … » More …

Pop Artist to Speak at WSU April 1
March 30, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Fabrice Morvan, one-half of the infamous pop duo Milli Vanilli, will lecture Thursday, April 1, on the Washington State University campus. Sponsored by the ASWSU Lecture and Performance Series, Morvan’s talk, “Finding My Own Voice,” is set for 7 p.m. at Beasley Performing Arts. The lecture will be followed by a musical performance from his debut solo album set for release in the fall. Morvan is an up and coming Los Angeles based singer/songwriter. He has been selling out in clubs like L.A.’s famed Viper Room for the past year. He has received rave reviews for his singing, stage presence and song … » More …

Trio Named Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award Winners
March 29, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Three WSU faculty members will be honored for excellence in instruction, public service, and research, scholarship and arts during WSU Commencement May 8 at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The 1998-99 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards have been given to Denny Davis, professor, Biological Systems Engineering, for instruction; Michael Griswold, professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, for research, scholarship and arts; and Charles T. Gaskins, associate professor, Animal Sciences and Program in Statistics, for public service. Davis’ leadership in developing and implementing an outcomes-based engineering design education has led to reforms in engineering curricula across the United States. The National Science Foundation-funded Transferable Integrated Design Engineering … » More …

WSU Professor’s Web Site Named Hot Site by USA Today
March 29, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — A word usage Web site that explains that you really didn’t mean “aerobic numbers” but rather “Arabic numbers,” and not “Cadillac converter” but “catalytic converter,” and surely you didn’t mean “nip it in the butt,” could be fun to use. USA TODAY Online and Internet users around the world agree. Washington State University English professor Paul Brians, who built the site called Common Errors in English, was notified last week that it was selected as a “Hot Site” by USA TODAY Online. Sam Meddis, Hot Sites editor, explained, “Just as we do with top-rated movies and TV programs, we look daily for … » More …

WSU Regents to Consider Computer Degree Programs, New Fieldhouse
March 29, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents will be asked to approve the addition of two computer science degree programs at WSU branch campuses. The regents meet in Pullman at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, at the Lewis Alumni Centre. WSU plans to extend its Bachelor of Science degree in computer science to the Vancouver campus. The degree is already available at Pullman and Tri-Cities. The regents will also be asked to approve a new Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science at the Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. The degree program is designed to compliment the software engineering-oriented Bachelor of Science … » More …

Poetry Series Continues March 31
March 25, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Ruth Slonim Poetry Series at Washington State University continues March 31 with a reading by University of Michigan professor emeritus and poet Murray Jackson. The reading takes place in the Bundy Reading Room in Avery Hall from 4-5 p.m. with a reception to follow. Jackson has written “Watermelon Rinds and Cherry Pits” and “Woodland Sketches.” He has been included in many anthologies and journals as well. Jackson’s visit is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. The poetry series is named after Ruth Slonim. The professor emerita of English served WSU for 36 years, retiring in 1983. She has received international … » More …

Comedy Act Shares Message About the Disabled
March 25, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Chris Fonseca knows that being disabled is no laughing matter, so why is he making jokes? In a performance Monday, March 29, Fonseca will use his disability to get laughs and at the same time raise awareness about the issue. The 8:30 p.m. program is set for the Compton Union Building Auditorium. The last week in March is Disability Awareness Week, a time to learn and understand about students with disabilities, said said Jolene Crancer, Disabilitiy Awareness Association president. The DAA sponsors the week’s events, but was looking for a way to really get the message out to the WSU campus and … » More …

Advising Fair Planned at WSU
March 24, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 1999 Science, Engineering and Math Advising Fair is planned for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Gannon-Goldsworthy Hall on the Washington State University campus. The fair will give undergraduate students an opportunity to visit with faculty advisers and students from the colleges of sciences, engineering and architecture, and agriculture and home economics before registering for classes. Faculty and students also will be present to discuss pre-veterinary medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Representatives from the Honors College, Education Abroad and Career Services also will be available to discuss the program opportunities they offer students. shmw130-99