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School of Music and Theatre Arts Sets Fall Program
July 31, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s School of Music and Theatre Arts will begin its fall public program offerings Sept. 3 with a faculty recital given by soloist Julie Wieck. The recital is planned for 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium. The Summer Palace revival of “The Mikado” is planned for 8 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre. WSU’s Wind Symphony plans an 8 p.m. concert Sept. 24, while a faculty chamber music program is set for 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Both will be held in the Bryan Hall Auditorium. A faculty recital featuring Ann Yasinitsky, flute, is planned for … » More …

WSU VPLAC Sets Fall Series
July 31, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee will introduce its fall program series with the James Cotton Blues Band Sept. 27. The group plans a 2 p.m. slide presentation and a 3 p.m. concert, both in Bryan Hall Auditorium. Cotton, a singer and harp player, has been a legendary figure of the blues tradition for more than 50 years. With his band, he demonstrates why the blues has become the most extensively recorded of all folk music types and, since the early 1960s, the most important single influence on the development of Western popular music. The program is funded by … » More …

WSU Fluid Mechanics Course at NSCC Extends 3rd-Year Engineering
July 30, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — This fall, for the second year, Washington State University will provide third-year engineering courses locally for placebound students to work toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering. It is part of a 2+1+1 program for students to take two years of their technical curriculum at a community college, one year via distance education, then a final year in residence at a four-year college with an accredited engineering degree program. WSU Tri-Cities’ Russ Westphal will teach fluid mechanics at North Seattle Community College using website technologies to supplement lectures, a two-way telecommunications system and periodic classroom visits. The course is scheduled Mondays 7:15-8:30 p.m. … » More …

Douglas Baker Appointed WSU Academic Vice Provost
July 30, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Professor of management Douglas D. Baker has been appointed vice provost for academic affairs at Washington State University, effective Aug. 3. Baker has been a member of the College of Business and Economics faculty since 1981 and has been on the WSU Vancouver faculty since 1996. He served as vice chair of the Faculty Senate in 1993-94 and chair in 1994-95. He was the Senate’s Legislative Representative during the 1994 session in Olympia. Receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado State University in 1977, Baker earned a master’s degree in management from CSU and a doctorate in business from the University of Nebraska. … » More …

WSU Offers New Master of Technology Management Degree
July 29, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has launched a new graduate degree in the Pacific Northwest to help meet the challenges technology brings to modern businesses. A Master of Technology Management degree was approved by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board to be offered at WSU’s Pullman campus and the three WSU branch campuses in Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Spokane. Some regional corporations have also expressed an interest in making the MTM degree available to their employees. WSU graduate faculty from the College of Business and Economics will teach the courses to be delivered in person or via the Washington Higher Education Telecommunication System (WHETS). The … » More …

Chemical Intolerance May Be Similar to Sensitization
July 29, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash.–Volatile chemicals, those that change readily to a vapor, are everywhere. They’re in new carpets and finishes on fabrics. They’re in varnish and paint, foam insulation, food preservatives, cleaning supplies and the gas stove. For people with “multiple chemical sensitivity,” these chemicals mean altered lifestyles. They may even mean giving up work and retreating into a self-made chemical-free environment. Multiple chemical sensitivity or chemical intolerance is not a well-defined condition. The symptoms vary from patient to patient and mimic those of other diseases. Some patients attribute their problem to one exposure to a large amount of a chemical such as from a spill, while … » More …

WSU to Open Transfer Student Center
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Student Advising and Learning Center is expanding its scope with the addition of a transfer student information center to help ease the transition faced by community college students entering WSU. Transfer students face many of the same adjustments and problems as do incoming freshmen, said Alton L. Jamison, SALC director. Navigating through unfamiliar surroundings and connecting with advisers are typical problems. University-level academic standards sometimes surprise community college students, Jamison said. “It’s typical to see a grade point drop about a half a point after a student transfers from a community college.” The transfer center is intended to help … » More …

WSU Tours Available for Visitors
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University visitors have new options for touring and dining on the Pullman campus.Parents and students interested in visiting the campus can call 509/335-2258, and arrange for a campus tour and meetings with academic departments. Weekdays at 10 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., guests can attend a WSU information session arranged by the Office of Admissions. Visitors can check in at Admissions, Lighty Student Services Building, Room 370, for the location of the programs. Daily tours of several residence halls also are arranged for 3:30 p.m. Visitors may eat at residence halls during the school year. The dining centers will be open … » More …

2001: WSU Student Recreation Center Expected to Open
July 28, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Students new to Washington State University this fall will be among those to enjoy a multilevel Student Recreation Center, expected to be open by early 2001. Approved by a student referendum vote in April 1997, the complex will be located on the northeast corner of campus, east of Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum and across from the WSU Golf Course clubhouse. “The center will be a spectacular addition to the university,” says Tim McCarty, who directs the Compton Union Building and supervises WSU Activities/Recreational Sports. The first level of the state-of-the-art facility will include a large free weight/weight machine area, four basketball/volleyball gymnasiums, … » More …

WSU Students, Community Benefit from Community Service Learning Center
July 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Meeting needs within Pullman is one of the goals of Washington State University’s Community Service Learning Center, now in its sixth year. The CSLC exists to “promote and facilitate WSU student participation in community service in a way that is mutually beneficial to both students and the community,” says Melanie Brown, the center’s coordinator. Students choose from an array of programs and projects available through the CSLC: Literacy Corps (K-12 tutoring); Environmental Projects (streambank restoration); Elder Care (services for older adults); and Human Care (services for individuals and families in transition). Other CSLC programs include America Reads (work-study tutoring in rural Whitman … » More …