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Study to Determine Effects of Alcohol Advertising on Youth
January 22, 1999

SEATTLE, Wash. — In a new three-year study, Washington State University professor Erica Austin seeks to determine whether exposure to alcohol advertising influences children to drink before they have the opportunity to do so. In two related studies, Austin and her colleague, Bruce Pinkleton at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications, have been examining how high school and college students respond to public service announcements and alcohol advertisements. “Young people have well-developed beliefs about alcohol even before they have experience with drinking,” Austin said. “Alcohol advertising is one of the major sources of information and potential influences regarding alcohol beliefs. Yet there is a … » More …

Honors Students Plan Address
January 21, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Audience members can taste portions of this year’s Washington State University Honors Student Advisory Council Invited Address. History faculty member Mary Watrous-Schlesinger’s Jan. 28 talk, “No Appetite for Conquest: Indigenous Women and Food in Mexico,” will be served up at 5:30 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 268. Honors students will help serve food that Watrous-Schlesinger will discuss in her talk. Watrous-Schlesinger will discuss her research, which has revealed that, for a period of more than 400 years, indigenous and Mestizo women have resisted conquest in various parts of Mexico by preparing food that reflects their traditional cultures. There is some evidence that … » More …

WSU Veterinary College Launches Pet Loss Support Hotline
January 21, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has begun operating a Pet Loss Support Hotline for grieving animal owners. Callers can access the hotline by calling 509/335-5704. Specially trained WSU veterinary student volunteers will staff the phones as compassionate listeners. Hours of operation for the service are 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Similar to other grief hotline services offered around the country, long distance calls to the service are not toll free. Calls coming in after hours will be promptly returned on a collect basis. “This is an exciting new part of our service to the public and an … » More …

‘News & Views’ Radio Station Begins Broadcasting
January 21, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Northwest Public Radio’s new Omak station, KQWS 90.1 FM, began broadcasting on Jan. 6. “Our engineers have worked out a variety of technical difficulties, and we are now on the air consistently,” said Warren Wright, radio station manager, Northwest Public Radio. The new public radio station will serve the Okanogan Valley and southern British Columbia, including Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket, Pentictin and Oliver. The station’s 3,000 watt transmitter is located near Tonasket on Aeneas Mountain. Northwest Public Radio is licensed to Washington State University and operates twelve stations in Washington and Idaho broadcasting classical music and in-depth news and information. Wright said the … » More …

WSU Facilities to be Named for Former Admissions Director
January 21, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Admissions Office suite in the Lighty Student Services Building at Washington State University will be dedicated in honor of Stan Berry, who served as an admissions officer for the university for 33 years, 22 as director. A public reception and dedication ceremony are planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Lighty Room 405. The admissions office was relocated from the French Administration Building to the Lighty building after its completion in 1996. A WSU graduate, Berry was Colville High School principal in 1955 when he was recruited to become WSU’s associate director of admissions. He was appointed director in 1966 … » More …

WSU Regents to Consider New Degrees, Construction, Fees
January 20, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents will meet at1:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 22, at the Lewis Alumni Centre. The board will be asked to approve a bachelor’s degree in education to be offered in Grays Harbor and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice to be offered statewide through distance education. The education degree, which will prepare teachers for kindergarten through eighth grade, is to be offered in collaboration with Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen. It meets the needs of placebound students in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. The criminal justice degree will meet the growing demand in the state for … » More …

Four Win WSU Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards
January 20, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards have been presented to an alumnus, who is a Board of Regents member; a graduate student; an undergraduate student; and a faculty member. The honors were presented Jan. 19 during the university’s annual celebration held in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.According to Kathy Potter, MLK awards committee chair and WSU College of Veterinary Medicine admissions director, the awards winners are:Ken Alhadeff, a WSU alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Regents. A Seattle business leader and philanthropist, his nominators praised the impact he had made on the WSU College of Education Future … » More …

Civil Rights Leader Myrlie Evers-Williams Speaks Feb. 17 at WSU
January 20, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, former chair of the Board of Directors of the NAACP and widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will deliver a public address Feb. 17 at Washington State University. The free address, at 7 p.m. in WSU’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, is sponsored by Avista Utilities-WWP Division, WSU and the University of Idaho. A reception on the coliseum concourse will follow the address. Evers-Williams will sign copies of her new autobiography, “Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be,” which will be for sale. Little Brown … » More …

Public Comment Invited on WSU Accreditation
January 20, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. — Public comment related to Washington State University’s formal accreditation is being accepted by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The association is one of six regional organizations in the United States that accredits schools and colleges. Accreditation means that an institution’s “own goals are soundly conceived, that its educational programs have been intelligently devised, that its purposes are being accomplished, and that the institution is so organized, staffed and supported that it should continue to merit confidence.” A self-study by the university is being finalized for the 10-year accreditation review. The study will be the basis … » More …

Dean Sullenberger Accepts Position at University of Tulsa
January 19, 1999

We are disappointed, of course, that Gale Sullenberger, the dean of our College of Business and Economics, has accepted a position as business dean at the University of Tulsa starting this summer. Dean Sullenberger has played an important role for the college and WSU in developing relationships with Washington community colleges to make it easier for their graduates to transfer to WSU to complete their bachelor’s degrees in business.He has also played an important leadership role in the development of our first distance education degree program in business, again in collaboration with other institutions. I very much appreciate the work he has done in moving … » More …