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WSU Professor is President-Elect of Veterinary Ethics Society
August 14, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Robert Speth, a professor of veterinary pharmacology in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. “Among my goals as president will be to increase the visibility of the veterinary profession as society’s leading voice in the welfare and treatment of all animals,” said Speth. Speth said he is concerned that the role of veterinary medicine in the public’s eye has been diminished by animal rights extremism, perhaps leading to a misunderstanding of the human-animal bond. “I also plan to encourage increased scientific study of animal well-being to help improve the … » More …

DePauw Named Interim Graduate Dean
August 14, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Karen P. DePauw, associate dean of the Washington State University Graduate School since 1989, has been named interim Graduate School dean, effective immediately, Provost Gretchen M. Bataille announced Wednesday (Aug. 13). A professor of kinesiolgy and leisure studies, DePauw also served as associate vice provost for academic affairs during the past two years. She replaces Robert V. Smith, who becomes vice provost for research and graduate education and dean of the graduate school at the University of Connecticut on Aug. 31. “Karen DePauw is a respected teacher and researcher with considerable understanding of both WSU and graduate education,” Bataille said. “She will provide capable … » More …

David Smith Moves to WSU Vancouver
August 13, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.– David L. Smith, director of facilities development at Washington State University since 1992, will become assistant director for branch campus development at the WSU Vancouver campus, effective Oct. 1. Harold Dengerink, Vancouver dean and campus executive officer, said the demands of the growing Salmon Creek campus require more local involvement in the planning and direct oversight of the expansion. With this year’s retirement of Earl Muir in facilities development, the opportunity arose to appoint someone based in Vancouver to assume those planning and implementation responsibilities, according to Sallie Giffen, vice president for business affairs. In addition to directing the development of major and … » More …

WSU Professor Awarded AMVA’s Highest Teaching Honor
August 12, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Stephen A. Hines, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the 1997 Basic Sciences Teaching Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The award was presented at the AVMA’s national convention held in July in Reno, Nev. It is given to a veterinary teacher by the Student AVMA in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enthusiasm in the field of basic veterinary science and education. Hines teaches veterinary pathology to second-year veterinary students at WSU. He also advises post-DVM graduate students, senior veterinary students, and veterinary student research fellows. “This award is most … » More …

WSU Records Contemporaries of Kennewick Man
August 12, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Discovery of the skeleton called Kennewick Man along the bank of the Columbia River has revived the public’s curiosity about the first people who made the Northwest home. Vaguely written in bones and shells, projectile points and cordage, the legacy of the region’s original inhabitants is the focus of an ongoing review by Washington State University anthropologists. Over the past 40 years, WSU archaeology teams have excavated dozens of Northwest prehistoric sites and collected hundreds of thousands of artifacts dating back 11,000 years. Until the passage of the Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990, the materials were pulled only occasionally from … » More …

NW Photographer’s Life and Work Subject of New WSU Press Book
August 8, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–At the turn of the century, photography–then promoted by the Eastman Kodak Company as “Kodakery”–was sweeping the country as a popular hobby and gaining recognition as an art form. “Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, 1869-1956,” by Carole Glauber, is the richly illustrated biography of a pioneering Northwest photographic artist. Wiggins is one of four Northwest women photographers featured in a Portland Art Museum exhibit, “Sisters of the Light: Oregon Photo-Secessionists,” set for Aug. 12-Oct. 19. Born in Salem, Ore., in 1869, Myra Albert Wiggins began her career in 1891 at the Art Students League in New York City, where she … » More …

Donors Contribute $275.4 Million to Campaign WSU
August 6, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. – A record 137,157 donors contributed $275,392,819 in private gifts, grants and pledges to Washington State University during Campaign WSU, the university’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign. The gifts are transforming WSU’s ability to serve students and the state of Washington by supporting scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, learning technology and statewide education. The campaign concluded June 30. “This has been one of the most important undertakings of the university in recent history,” said President Samuel Smith. “Contributors to WSU have helped us directly address key challenges facing higher education.” The campaign sought funding in four priority areas. The reported totals for each are: … » More …

WSU Alumni Association Sponsors Career Program
August 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Perfecting the job search and learning to be competitive in today’s job market are among the topics that will be discussed during a Sept. 17 career program sponsored by Washington State University’s Alumni Association. Linda Carlson, a 1973 WSU graduate and author of “How to Find a Good Job in Seattle,” will provide details and techniques for every level of job search at the 6:30-8:30 p.m. program set for Room 1141A at Seattle Central Community. The 1980 Harvard Business School graduate and long-time career liaison adviser will teach participants how to research what employers want, evaluate their marketability, create effective cover letters and resumes … » More …

WSU Prof Bell Applauds Bryn Mawr Institute
August 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — For Washington State University’s Nancy Bell, going “back to school” took on a new meaning this summer. She had been on the faculty side of the academic podium for nearly 15 years when she became a student again in June and July as WSU’s 1997 representative to the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education. “It was the richest learning environment I have ever experienced,” Bell says. “Programs began at 8 a.m. and often ended sometime after 9 p.m., and every minute was packed with learning new higher education theories, discovering new things about myself and interacting with 74 other … » More …

Lyon Professor Boosts WSU Real Estate Program
August 4, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Renowned industry expert Donald R. Epley has joined the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University as its Victor L. Lyon Certified Commercial Investment Member Distinguished Professor of Real Estate. He is the immediate past Distinguished Professor of Real Estate at Mississippi State University, where he was also the Robert W. Warren Chair of Real Estate and a professor of finance and real estate. “Don Epley is a foremost educator, researcher and servicer to the industry, and he brings to WSU a vision for our real estate program that is certain to take it to a higher level,” says Nancy … » More …