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WSU Physicist Thomas Dickinson Receives DOE Grant
August 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.—Secretary of Energy Federico F. Pena announced today in Richland a $544,500 DOE grant to Washington State University physicist Thomas Dickinson. Dickinson will use the 3-year Environmental Management Science Program grant to carry out fundamental studies for understanding several chemical analysis techniques used to determine the composition of toxic wastes in clean-up sites at several national laboratories. Dickinson is internationally recognized as a leader in the mechanisms of laser-materials interactions. Dickinson’s grant is one of 66 grants and awards totaling $46 million to 39 public and private organizations in 24 states that will conduct basic scientific research designed to solve some of the nation’s … » More …

WSU Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dick Crain Dies Aug. 27
August 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University Professor Richard Crain, 66, known to the university, Pullman community, statewide educators and Boy Scout organizers as an exemplary engineering teacher and builder of character, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Visitation hours are 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Crain had overcome cancer 13 years ago, but complications from this earlier treatment caused his death. His dedication to students and engineering education were apparent even in his last two weeks as he … » More …

Rutherford Awarded Haglund Professorship at WSU
August 27, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Denney Rutherford, a Pullman native, has been named the Ivar B. Haglund Distinguished Professor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Washington State University’s College of Business and Economics. Rutherford will be the Hotel and Restaurant Administration (HRA) program’s lead scholar, providing research and service to the hospitality academic and industry communities, says W. Terry Umbreit, HRA director. He will participate in national and international conferences to help shape the future of research to benefit industry practices, and assist in the development of effective teaching methodologies. “Professor Rutherford is one of the preeminent scholars in the hospitality field and is well respected by … » More …

Visitor Center Express Debuts Saturday
August 27, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Visitor Center Event Express is being introduced Saturday to provide transportation from the Cougar Depot, the home of the Washington State University Visitor Center, to the central campus for each home football game. The Event Express will use up to three 15-passenger vans to shuttle game patrons between the WSU Cougar Depot and the Food Fair area on Colorado Street. The service will be free and available to anyone attending the game. It will operate two and one half hours before game time, and will continue during the game until the end of the post-game event. Saturday’s service for the UCLA … » More …

Lanning Lecturer to Speak Sept. 9 at WSU
August 26, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Former Presidential adviser on science and technology D. Allan Bromley will speak to the public Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Washington State University about the necessity of scientists, technologists and academics to engage in the political process. The College of Engineering and Architecture sponsors his appearance at 4:10 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Auditorium and a reception with refreshments at 5 p.m. Both are open to the public without charge. As the Distinguished Lanning Lecturer, Bromley will provide an insider’s viewpoint on the influence of national politics on the advancement of science, engineering and technological research and education. He also will meet throughout the … » More …

WSU Faculty Member Earns Recognition
August 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University music faculty member Charles Argersinger has been named 1997 Composer of the Year by the Washington State Music Teachers Association. His “Dream Sequence,” a major work for solo piano, was commissioned last fall by the association. It was premiered earlier this year by WSU faculty member Gerald Berthiaume during a joint conference of the Washington and Oregon music teachers associations in Portland. Argersinger, a member of the faculty since 1988, is director of the university’s annual New Music Festival and coordinates the theory and composition courses for the School of Music and Theatre Arts.sh113-97

College of Education Hires Three Minority Faculty
August 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Washington State University College of Education has hired four full-time, tenure-track faculty to begin the fall semester, including three members of minority groups: two Native Americans and one Hispanic/Puerto Rican. Marisol Rodriguez-Rodriguez is bicultural and bilingual, originally from Puerto Rico. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. She will teach multicultural and bilingual education at WSU’s Tri-Cities campus. Susan Rae Banks is a member of the Arapahoe Nation. She received her doctorate in special education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. She will teach special education on the Pullman campus. Paulette Running Wolf is … » More …

Back to School News Availability with President Smith
August 25, 1997

SUBJECT: Back-to-School News Availability with President Smith President Smith will hold a back-to-school news meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29, at the computer lab of the Student Advising and Learning Center, Lighty Student Services Building room 260. He will have one or more announcements around learning and technology, but your questions will set the major part of the agenda. We look forward to seeing you there.

Administrative Appointments Announced at College of Education
August 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Walter Gmelch, who was appointed interim dean of the College of Education at Washington State University, has announced several administrative appointments at the WSU college: Mary Gardiner will serve as associate dean. Her primary responsibilities will include issues related to instructional programs, Teacher Education Committee and the College Graduate Studies Committee, as well as meeting with students regarding individual concerns. Gardiner is an educator and scholar in the social foundations of education. She is on the editorial board of “The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education,” co-edits “Curriculum in Context” and is working on her third book. The associate professor of education, … » More …

WSU to Seek Recovery of Misappropriated Funds
August 22, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University will seek full recovery of $41,606 misappropriated from local accounts in the Department of Animal Sciences as well as audit, investigative and related expenses in a matter reported today by the state auditor’s office, according to Sallie Giffen, WSU vice president for business affairs. “The university is the victim in a serious breach of public trust by an employee, and we will aggressively pursue restitution,” Giffen said. “This is the first case of its kind at the university in more than a decade.” The state auditor’s office has found that funds were misappropriated and accounting records falsified and destroyed by a … » More …