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WSU Now Offers Sport Management Degree
October 3, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Christine Cooper, a Washington State University senior from Marysville, is looking forward to graduation and entering the work force. She is excited about her future because she finally found a degree program to match her interests and goals. Cooper was one of the first to sign up for the bachelor of arts degree in sport management now offered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology. “I’m now looking forward to getting a job,” Cooper said. “I’m really into sports, so working in this field will be fun.” Cooper is one of 15 WSU undergraduates who chose sport management in the … » More …

WAESOL to Meet on Pullman Campus
October 2, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–More than 140 educators have preregistered for the day-long regional conference of the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the Washington State University campus. Featured speaker will be Robert Kaplan, a specialist in cross-cultural writing. The conference, “Taking it to the Classroom,” will include workshops on teaching study skills, as well as speaking and writing to English-as-a-Second Language students. Kaplan is a former professor at the University of Southern California and is internationally recognized for his work in applied linguistics, said conference co-coordinator Diane Horton. Kaplan will lecture on language planning and policy-making in the … » More …

Ashby Selected to Present Lecture
October 2, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University history professor LeRoy Ashby has been invited by university honor students to give a special lecture next week. Ashby’s lecture, “From Easy Rider to Apocalypse Now: Hollywood’s Brief Moment of Doubt 1969-1979,” is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Room 13 of Wilson Hall on the WSU campus. His lecture will focus on a brief period in which Hollywood stopped producing happily-ever-after movies in lieu of more doubtful, cynical and pessimistic story lines. “Hollywood has typically celebrated what America is idealistically about: hope, happy endings and the idea that tomorrow is another day,” Ashby said. Between 1969 and 1979, … » More …

Wogsland Selected Executive-in-Residence
October 2, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.- James W. Wogsland, retired vice chairman of the Caterpillar Corp., is the fall DeYoung Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University. The retired executive will be on the Pullman campus Oct. 14 and 15 to talk with several classes and present a talk “Caterpillar: A Global Competitor.” The lecture, set for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, will be held in Room 276 of Todd Hall. Wogsland spent more than 37 years with the Caterpillar Corp. before retiring in 1995. He joined the firm as a credit analyst. His posts with Caterpillar’s overseas division took him on assignment to … » More …

WSU Academic Advisers Begin Puget Sound Visits
October 2, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Academic advisers for Washington State University’s Extended Degree Program continue a series of west-side information sessions with an appearance at Bellevue Community College on Oct. 6. 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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building D, Room 110-G. Other upcoming area sessions are Oct. 6 and 7 at Grays Harbor Community College, Oct. 7 at Chehalis Tribal Learning Center and Oct. 8 at Centralia Community College. Enrollment … » More …

No Place Like Home – But Where Is It?
October 2, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Fifty architectural educators belonging to the Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture will explore the landscapes of rural Pullman and the Hell’s Canyon wilderness — as well as the diminishing sense of place in a globalized society — at the ASCE western region conference Oct. 3-7. “Architecture and the New Geographies of Power” will examine the issues of virtual environments, home practices, distance educational delivery and other homogenizing cultural influences of the Information Age as they affect the profession. Meanwhile the participants will immerse themselves in the university town and a wilderness retreat on the Snake River via jet boat. Keynote speaker is Nan Ellin … » More …

Hood Receives WSU Alumni Achievement Award
September 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Longtime Pullman resident Marian Schmidt Hood received the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award Friday, Sept. 26, at the association’s Board of Directors’ dinner on the campus. She was cited “For exemplary stewardship to her alma mater through superb service to the Alumni Association, Cougar Club, WSU Parent’s Program and the community’s children’s welfare programs.” For a decade, beginning in the late 1980s, Hood served as an alumni deputy director and then director in Whitman County, before joining the association’s executive board. Earlier she was a member of the Pullman Cougar Club for four years, including two as president in the late 1970s. In … » More …

WSU-Industry Radiowave Communication Consortium Debuts
September 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Telecommunication engineers are focusing their technical lassos on radiowaves — those unpredictable scattering rogues that bounce around and through buildings, cars and other objects — that make or break your cell phone call. Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is working with industry to help advance such wireless communication through research and prepare graduates for careers in this rapidly growing field. In tandem with the wireless communication industry, EECS is leading the Northwest in providing new curriculum, a state-of-the-art field-testing laboratory, and an industry-partnered consortium to advance the efforts. A newly formed Radio Communication Consortium meets in Pullman Wednesday, Oct. … » More …

WSU Faculty Colloquium Begins Wednesday
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University Faculty Colloquium Series begins its fall 1997 programs Wednesday, Oct. 1, with Judy Meuth of the Women Studies Program discussing “Foremothers of Science.” The 4:10 p.m. program is set for the Compton Union Building’s Cascade Room and is open to the public without charge. This fall, the series will address the historical background of women in science, the current situation, including remaining barriers and efforts to overcome them, and the personal perspective of one faculty member. The series continues Oct. 22 with Sandy Cooper of the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, who will present “Building a Home for Women … » More …

Regional Language Conference Oct. 4
September 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Robert Kaplan, a specialist in differences in cross-cultural writing, will be the featured speaker at the day-long regional conference for the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages set for Saturday, Oct. 4, at Washington State University. “Taking It to the Classroom” will include workshops on teaching study skills, as well as speaking and writing to English-as-a-Second-Language students. The conference is designed to specifically help WSU faculty and graduate students address the language problems of students who use English as their second language. Kaplan is a former professor at the University of Southern California and is internationally known for his work … » More …