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International Business Institute Offers Fellowships
October 27, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.- The International Business Institute at Washington State University will award $1,000 fellowships to transfer students choosing to study international business. Selection for the fellowships is based on academic and personal achievements. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, certify in the international business option in the business administration program and be active in the International Business Club. Interested students should submit a letter of application, transcripts of academic work, a curriculum vita and one letter of recommendation. Information must be received by Dec. 1 for awards beginning in January. For more information contact the institute office at 509/335-2180.shdc153

Joint Environmental Education Program with University of Chile
October 24, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning has received a grant to establish a joint environmental science program with the new Environmental Management and Planning Program at the University of Chile. The three-year, $120,000 U.S. Information Agency grant funds a partnership that will involve faculty from across WSU in research, education and outreach with colleagues in Chile. The new program will include joint interdisciplinary programs to support sustainable economic development. It will offer joint master’s degrees as well as non-degree training for environmental and natural resources professionals and organizations, and may, in the future, offer a joint bachelors degree, according … » More …

Event Targets Minority Students Who Want to Be Teachers
October 24, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.—Minority high school students who are considering careers in education are encouraged to attend a two-hour recruitment event in Seattle to learn more about opportunities available at Washington State University. The Future Teachers of Color Recruitment Program will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue in Seattle. It is open to all Puget Sound area minority high school juniors and seniors and their families at no cost, said Milton Lang, director of student recruitment at WSU’s College of Education. At the event, WSU education students will speak about their choices and experiences, and … » More …

WSU Winefest Proceeds Help Fund Scholarship
October 23, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 14th Annual Winefest sponsored by the Sigma Iota student hospitality club at Washington State University is set for Nov. 7 at Ridge Pointe Community Clubhouse, off Bishop Blvd. at 1402 SE Fancy Free Dr., Pullman. For the first time, a portion of winefest profits will be used to help fund a hospitality student scholarship. Two sessions, from 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., are designed to accommodate as many as 225 people, says event organizer Brian Gaffney, a junior in the Hotel and Restaurant Administration program in the College of Business and Economics. A buffet of Italian cuisine will be prepared locally … » More …

Dorothea Coleman, Pioneer WSU Women’s Coach, Dies
October 23, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Word has been received at Washington State University that Dorothea A. Coleman, professor emeritus of physical education and a member of the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Oct. 16, in Stanfield, Ariz. She was 87. During more than a quarter century on the WSU faculty (1948-75), she gained a reputation as one of the most respected advocates in the nation for promoting opportunities in sports for girls and women. She guided the development of WSU women’s sports. In fact, for her first 14 years at WSU, she was the Cougars only women’s coach. Her field hockey, volleyball and basketball teams were successful in … » More …

Mullikin Receives WSU Foundation Distinguished Volunteer Award
October 22, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. – Harry Mullikin, one of the world’s foremost hoteliers and a longtime supporter of Washington State University, received the WSU Foundation’s highest honor, the Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award. “I’m overwhelmed,” said Mullikin, of Seattle, when he was surprised with the honor during the Campaign WSU Recognition Dinner Gala on Oct. 17. “I can’t even express how much this means to me.” The award recognizes outstanding voluntarism on behalf of WSU. It is named after the founder of the WSU Foundation, Weldon B. “Hoot” Gibson, a 1938 alumnus and longtime contributor and volunteer. After serving as a corporal in the U.S. Air … » More …

Roe v. Wade Attorney to Speak at WSU
October 22, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Sarah Weddington, who argued the landmark Supreme Court case on abortion rights, will speak at Washington State University Friday, Oct. 24, at noon in Room 212 of the Compton Union Building. In the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Court ruled the U.S. Constitution guarantees to women the choice of whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy. For her work on that case, Weddington has received numerous awards, including the Planned Parenthood of America’s Margaret Sanger Award. Weddington currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas. In 1972, she was the first woman elected from Austin to the Texas House of … » More …

WSU Plans 7th Annual Math Day
October 20, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.- More than 300 high school students from Washington and Idaho are expected to participate in Washington State University’s 7th annual Math Day Oct. 23 on the WSU campus. The event, filled with individual and team competition for high school students from more than 30 schools, is designed to promote interest in mathematics, as well as to reward excellence in the field. A program for teachers also will be available. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m., with team competitions starting at 11:20 a.m. Highlighting the day-long event will be the award of WSU scholarships and the announcement of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year, honoring … » More …

Kravas Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award
October 20, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Connie Kravas, vice president for University Advancement at Washington State University, received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award at the Campaign WSU Recognition Dinner Gala Oct. 17 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. She was cited “for superb leadership, vision and inspiration in the phenomenal growth and development of the WSU Foundation, culminating in the highly successful Campaign WSU.” The award was presented by Michael C. Worthy, Seattle, a WSU Foundation Trustee. Kravas led the university’s first comprehensive fund-raising effort, Campaign WSU, to which donors contributed more than $275 million for teaching, research and scholarship at WSU, and to provide greater access to higher education … » More …

WSU Regents Hear Coalition Demands for Diversity
October 17, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–A series of demands to improve the climate for minorities at Washington State University today was presented to the Board of Regents. About 40 students, members of a “coalition,” appeared before the regents this morning. Signs they carried identified concerns regarding recruitment and retention of students and faculty and staff of color, faculty tenure review, hiring policies and curriculum issues. Spokespersons Carlos Adams and Petra Guerra, both graduate students, read a three-page letter to the board. It stated, “Coalition members realize that the Administration, the Alumni and the Board of Regents are committed to improve the climate of the University. However, example after example … » More …