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Glendale Federal Exec to Discuss American Business as WSU Brinson Speaker
April 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Banking industry leader Stephen J. Trafton will deliver the Brinson Distinguished Speaker presentation Wednesday, April 29, on the Washington State University campus. The speech, “American Business, Responsibility and Accountability in the New Millennium,” is slated for 4:10 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 434. Trafton is chairman, president, and CEO of Golden State Bancorp Inc. and its principal subsidiary, Glendale Federal Bank. Glendale Federal is California’s leading community bank, serving the business and community banking needs of Californians through 181 full-service banking and 26 loan offices. “Mr. Trafton’s visit to our college and campus will offer our students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet … » More …

Education Dean Candidates Due on Pullman Campus
April 27, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The second of three candidates for the Washington State University College of Education dean position begins a two-day campus visit Tuesday (April 28) to meet with college and university representatives and present a public seminar. Greg Weisenstein, dean of the School of Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will present a public talk on his vision for WSU’s College of Education from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday (April 29), at Murrow Hall, Room 55. It also will be broadcast to WSU Spokane B107, WSU Tri-Cities 210W and WSU Vancouver Classroom 116. The third candidate, Judy Nichols Mitchell, interim executive director, Center for … » More …

Some WSU Paychecks Will Be Delivered Late
April 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Some employees of Washington State University, estimated at more than 800, will not receive their semimonthly payroll checks today because of a shipping error by the U.S. Postal Service. Barry Johnston, WSU director of benefit and payroll services, said the university delivered, as usual, some 2,700 payroll checks for employees living in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to the Pullman post office Thursday morning to be shipped to Spokane for distribution. This morning, the university was notified that the pre-sorted trays containing the checks were still at the Pullman post office. Johnston said he has been assured that postal employees are attempting … » More …

WSU Investigating Series of Small, Overnight Fires
April 24, 1998

CORRECTION NOTICE: UPDATED TIMES PROVIDED BY WSU FIRE SERVICESWSU INVESTIGATING SERIES OF SMALL, OVERNIGHT FIRES PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University public safety officers are investigating a series of small fires set early Friday morning at several campus locations. Fire crews responded to the first fire in a trash can outside Perham Hall at 3.20 a.m. At 4:03, they responded to a second fire set in a dumpster outside Stimson Hall. Exterior emergency sprinklers controlled both of the fires. Three small trash fires were ignited in elevator lobby and parking and storage sections of the new Holland Library about 4:17 a.m. Automatic sprinklers were activated. … » More …

WSU College of Sciences Announces Annual Awards
April 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The College of Sciences at Washington State University will present its annual achievement awards at the college Appreciation and Recognition Social, Tuesday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in the WSU Alumni Centre. College of Sciences Distinguished Student Awards will go to two seniors in the WSU Honors program: biochemistry major Eugenia Park, Moscow, Idaho; and physics major Nathaniel K. Hicks, Cheney. Anchorage cardiologist Leo B. Bustad, 1968 zoology alumnus, receives the Distinguished Achievement Award for Alumni. The College of Sciences Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty will be presented to Douglas E. Soltis, professor of botany. Walter Tribley, doctoral candidate in biochemistry and … » More …

Gov. Locke to Keynote WSU Meeting on Race Relations April 30
April 24, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Gov. Gary Locke will open a campus-wide dialogue on race relations and social justice Thursday, April 30, on the Washington State University campus. The program is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Compton Union Building Auditorium. Following Locke’s keynote remarks, participants will gather in small groups for discussions examining the types of initiatives appropriate for the campus and community to bring about an environment of respect for individuals of all backgrounds. Gov. Locke, President Samuel Smith and Provost Gretchen Bataille are expected to participate in the discussions. The executive directors of the state’s ethnic minority commissions are scheduled take part. … » More …

WSU Celebrates 30th Year of Migrant Student Graduation
April 22, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — To celebrate 30 years of providing education to adult students from migrant farmworker backgrounds, the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at Washington State University’s College of Education is hosting a party on Friday, April 24. The occasion is the graduation of latest group of 28 students, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., reception included, at the formal lounge on the 12th floor of Orton Hall on the WSU campus. WSU President Samuel H. Smith and Raul de la Rosa, director of migrant education for Washington state, will speak and the public is invited, said Associate Professor James Shoemaker, program director. Since 1967, … » More …

Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation Provides $500,000
April 21, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will create a process for developing online courses that could change the way the university delivers knowledge, thanks to a $500,000 grant from The Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation. The grant is the first awarded by the new foundation and will make Internet-based instruction more “teaching-friendly.” The test case involves economics professors Wayne Joerding and Rod Fort, Boeing Distinguished Professor in Software Engineering Roy Rada and Educational Media Systems Director Jayne Brahler leading a development team to create online curriculum. Both Internet-based instruction and class management will be built into the new courses and applied to future online … » More …

Krause Named WSU Mom of the Year
April 21, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — The mother of seven children and stepmother to three others was named 1998 Washington State University Mom of the Year during the annual Mom’s Brunch at WSU April 18. Marilyn Krause of Olympia counsels preschool through sixth grade students at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School and Littlerock Elementary School, both in Tumwater. She was nominated by her daughter, Mari, a WSU senior in clothing, merchandising and textiles. The Krause family includes five girls and five boys, ranging in age from 11 to 27. Mari is the fourth youngest, at 21, and has twin brothers, aged 23. “Raising a large family has been … » More …

ONR Taps WSU Engineering Prof for Young Investigator Award
April 17, 1998

PULLMAN, Wash. — Miniature disks, gears, machine parts of all kinds – and even simulated human bones – are cranking out of a sophisticated machine in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. The “Fused Deposition Modeling” machine, run by computer-aided design, is the modern chisel and sculpting tool for materials scientist Amit Bandyopadhyay (Bando-pad-aya). The end products are polymer, metal or ceramic parts, originated by CAD files. MME assistant professor Bandyopadhyay in particular is interested in such high-tech pieces for ultrasonic transducers, high-temperature ceramic parts for aerospace applications, and bioceramic models for artificial human bones for medical use. For his … » More …