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WSU Student Exhibit Hits Big Time
April 18, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The “Advertising Architecture” exhibition created by Washington State University architecture students in a fourth-year design studio last year is being shown at the American Institute of Architects National Gallery in Washington D.C. April 7 to May 30. The 34 poster-sized advertisements, previously displayed in the Compton Union Gallery and Carpenter Hall Gallery on the WSU campus, use the vehicle of print media advertising to communicate values expressed through architecture. For example, headlines, images and copy persuasively convey such values as architecture as a wise investment, integration of building and landscape, customized and individualized character, utilitarianism, and aesthetics. Some of the headlines read: “Don’t be … » More …

WSU Engineering Students’ Creations Take to Lake, Sky, Hills
April 17, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–When spring bursts forth on the Palouse, Washington State University engineering students’ fancies turn to … invention and competition. There’s hardly a free lab in the College of Engineering and Architecture that isn’t teeming with fabrications, designs and late-night pizza — if not for senior projects, then for engineered creations scheduled for competitive circuits. New to WSU’s repertoire this year are:* the Carbon Goose — an electric-powered aircraft that competes April 26-27 in Baltimore Md., with other American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts student entries nationwide;* a mini-Baja dune buggy that returned from ASME battle April 10 in Phoenix, Ariz., after having eaten a … » More …

ABC’s Sam Donaldson to Present Murrow Lecture
April 17, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Sam Donaldson, co-anchor of ABC News programs “Prime Time Live” and “This Week,” will present the Edward R. Murrow Symposium Lecture Thursday, April 24, at Washington State University. Donaldson’s presentation, “Views From Washington,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The lecture is the highlight of a two-day symposium program that includes class visits by members of the Murrow School of Communication Advisory Board, an awards dinner recognizing student scholars, a career fair and the board’s spring meeting. Donaldson will be the first recipient of the school’s Edward R. Murrow Award, given to an individual or organization that best exemplifies … » More …

WSU Veterinary College Granted Full Accreditation
April 15, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation for seven years. The seven-year period is the maximum duration of accreditation that can be granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education. “Not only did we receive full, unrestricted accreditation, but our programs in all essential areas were uniformly regarded as meeting or exceeding essential requirements,” said Dean Borje Gustafsson. “The college was especially commended for its quality facilities, equipment, innovative curriculum, improvement of clinical resources, research and postgraduate education, library and learning resources, and faculty, staff, and student development.” The outstanding support of the veterinary community, alumni and … » More …

WSU to Honor Mother of Eight on Mom’s Weekend
April 11, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash–A gentle, soft-spoken woman with eight children has been selected as 1997 Mom of the Year at Washington State University. Ethiopia Beru of Seattle will be honored at the annual Mom’s Weekend brunch, Saturday, April 12, in the Compton Union Building ballroom. Senait Habte, a WSU senior in biology, nominated her mother for the award. Two older brothers are WSU graduates. Yonas Habte received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1992 and Esayas Habte graduated in electrical engineering in 1993. Two other sisters are currently enrolled at WSU, Asmeret, a junior, and Rahwa, a freshman. Another sister, Liya, is pursing a nursing degree at … » More …

Marshall Mitchell Recipient of Mike Utley Award
April 10, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Marshall Mitchell, director of the Washington State University Disability Resource Center, is the recipient of the first Mike Utley Determination Award, presented recently by the Mike Utley Foundation. The award recognizes the capabilities and contributions of people with disabilities. Mitchell, winner of the male category, was one of nine finalists that included his wife, Kathy Mitchell, adjunct faculty with speech and hearing sciences. He came to WSU after 10 years at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, where he designed and directed a program for accommodating students with disabilities. Mike Utley, a 1989 WSU graduate and former Detroit Lions offensive tackle, was paralyzed while playing … » More …

Carnegie Mellon Awards Science Prize to WSU’s John Hirth
April 8, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — John Price Hirth, Battelle Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, will receive the Carnegie Mellon University Dickson Prize for Science for his outstanding contributions in the field of materials science. He is being presented the award at his invited lecture about “Defects in Crystals” on April 10.His lifetime achievements include research at the atomic level of metals, ceramics, alloys and other such modern building blocks of today’s semiconductor, aerospace and structural materials industries, as well as a distinguished teaching career.Hirth’s research provides fundamental understanding of structural defects as materials transform from one state to another (solid to … » More …

New Reference Book Focuses on Northwest Women
April 8, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University Press has released “Northwest Women: An Annotated Bibliography of Sources on the History of Oregon and Washington Women, 1787-1970,” the first such bibliography on the history of Pacific Northwest women. Topping any list of notable Northwest women one is certain to find familiar names like Sacajawea, Narcissa Whitman, and Bertha Knight Landes. In addition to these, there are countless other women, both recognized and anonymous, who played important roles in the history and development of the region. Karen J. Blair, professor of history at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, has spent the past eight years collecting and annotating more than 700 … » More …

Wilmer Davis Dining Earns Governor’s Recognition
April 8, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Wilmer Davis Dining Hall at Washington State University has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. The citation was accepted by Lawren Harper, WSU food service associate manager, at the committee’s 8th annual awards program held April 1. Nominated by Palouse Industries, the dining hall was recognized for its efforts to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Awards were presented on behalf of the governor by Richard Thompson, director of the Office of Financial Management. Named among the top award winners was the Property and Transport Services of the University of Washington which received the … » More …

WSU Announces Faculty Excellence Award Winners
April 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Three Washington State University faculty members will be honored for excellence in instruction, public service, and research, scholarship and arts during spring commencement activities. The Sahlin Faculty Excellence Awards have been awarded to Joe Ayres, professor of communication, for instruction; Arthur L. Antonelli, an extension entomologist at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, for public service; and Michael J. Smerdon, professor of biochemistry/biophysics, for research, scholarship and arts. Ayres, a faculty member since 1970, has a record of dedication and creative excellence as director of the university’s basic public speaking course and as a teacher and mentor of future teacher-scholars in the field. His … » More …