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WSU Regents Approve Salary Increase for President Smith
September 4, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Board of Regents today approved a 7 percent salary increase for President Samuel Smith in recognition of his leadership of WSU’s statewide growth. The increase brings Smith’s base salary to $155,150 a year, effective July 1. The president’s additional $70,000 annual retention package in private funding from the WSU Foundation was unchanged. Board President Carmen Otero said the action recognizes the demands of the presidency and Smith’s accomplishments. She said the changes in society demand that higher education change to meet the needs of the people it serves. “To undertake this change requires leadership and vision. We believe … » More …

WSU Regents Approve Degree Programs, Construction
September 4, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Board of Regents today authorized the statewide delivery of a bachelor’s degree in business administration through the use of distance education technologies. Provost Gretchen M. Bataille said the WSU classes are the first to be offered through a developing consortium of the state’s baccalaureate schools. Over time and as other members of the consortium become full participants, the program will be available throughout the state via the K-20 educational communications network, the Internet and other distance learning technologies, she said. Currently the WSU College of Business is offering two courses using telecommunications networks and computers. Eventually six upper-division classes … » More …

Engineering News Tips
September 3, 1998

If architecture is a material manifestation of society’s immaterial ideals, what would houses for Plato, Confucius, Descartes and LaoTzu look like? These and other influences of East-West culture and philosophy on architecture are being explored in a new senior capstone class this term at Washington State University. Architecture Professor David Wang teaches Philosophy 435 to more than 30 students both at WSU Spokane and Pullman over the telecommunications network. The comparative examination of Western and Eastern (largely Chinese)architecture and art illustrates how philosophies are physically expressed and makes students aware of their global integration. Wang presents themes of classical art, nature and aesthetic experiences through … » More …

Graduate Student Ombudsman Named
September 3, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Abayomi “AJ”Adejokun, a graduate student working on an MBA degree, has been named graduate student ombudsman for Washington State University. The new ombudsman has more than eight years of managerial and leadership experience, including six years of advanced academic personnel management and conflict resolution training. Adejokun earned a doctorate in educational administration in 1997 from WSU. His dissertation topic was the administrative problem-solving strategies of deans in land-grant institutions. A university apartment coordinator, Adejokun also has worked at WSU as a human resource research consultant, a College of Education recruiter and assistant to the director of development/alumni relations. He served as a … » More …

WSU Seeks Applicants for Human Rights Commission
September 2, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Applicants are being sought to represent Washington State University on the Pullman Human Rights Commission being established by WSU, the City of Pullman, the Pullman School District and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce. WSU representatives may be faculty, staff or students. Individuals interested in serving are asked to write to the Office of the President, attention Human Rights Commission. Personal information should include name, address, phone number, e-mail address and current position at WSU. Applicants should also express in 500 words or less the reasons for their interest in the position and relevant background. Deadline for applications is Sept. 18. Copies of … » More …

WSU Regents Consider Construction, Academic Plans
September 2, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University regents will be asked to approve several new degree programs and construction proposals when they meet on campus Friday, Sept. 4. The first regular meeting of the 1998-99 academic year is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Regents Room of the Lewis Alumni Centre. The degree programs, authorized by the state Higher Education Coordinating Board in July, include a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration delivered through a distance-education format. Courses for the degree eventually will be available over the state’s K-20 educational communications network under a consortium program with other state baccalaureate schools. A second cooperative … » More …

‘The Mikado’ Revival Planned at WSU
September 1, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The cast of Washington State University’s Summer Palace production of “The Mikado” will bring the play back to campus for a two-night series next week. The play is set to perform on Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre stage Sept. 11-12 at 8 p.m. The comic operetta, written by Gilbert and Sullivan, is an all-time favorite with theater audiences. The plot, filled with pratfalls, mistaken identities and deceits gone awry, centers on the hapless attempts of two star-crossed lovers — Yum-Yum, played by Kate Roman, and Nanki-Poo, played by Andrew Mielke — to marry against the wishes of all involved. George Caldwell is … » More …

Vocal Recital Set for Sept. 15
September 1, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University graduate student Douglas Ouellette will give a vocal recital of Joseph Haydn and Vincent d’Indy pieces Sept. 15. The 8 p.m. program is set for WSU’s Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge. The tenor will also present a collection of Spanish art songs by Fernando Obradors, a set of 20th century pieces by American composer Ned Rorem, and music from the Broadway musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.” Ouellette, of Kennewick, earned an undergrduate degree in social sciences from WSU and currently is working on a master’s degree in choral conducting. Julie Wieck, a WSU faculty … » More …

Nez Perce Photography Exhibit Opens at WSU
September 1, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Some 28 panels of early photographs and text by Jane Gay produced during three years she spent in Idaho on the Nez Perce Reservation are on exhibit this fall at Washington State University’s Museum of Anthropology. The exhibit, “With the Nez Perce During Allotment: E. Jane Gay, Her Majesty’s Cook and Photographer,” curated by Louise Barber of the University of Idaho, will be at the WSU museum through Dec. 18. Gay and Alice C. Fletcher, special agent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, were on the reservation from 1889-92. Gay’s letters vividly describe the extremes of their experiences — with both people … » More …

Wieck Concert Begins Fall Program Series Sept. 3
August 31, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — A vocal concert by Washington State University music faculty member Julie Anne Wieck opens a series of performances this fall at the university. Wieck’s 8 p.m. recital is set for Thursday, Sept. 3, at Bryan Hall Auditorium, and is open to the public without charge. She will be accompanied by faculty pianists Susan Chan and Gerald Berthiaume. She will be singing two songs and an operatic aria by Gioacchino Rossini, a set of French melodies by Gabriel Faure, “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios” by Joaquin Rodrigo, four songs from the “Spanisches Liederbuch” by Hugo Wolf, and three songs by Lee Hoiby. Wieck, a member … » More …