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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 …

WSU Offers New Undergraduate Degree in Neuroscience
August 22, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–The Undergraduate Neuroscience Program is this fall’s newest degree being offered through Washington State University. “This is an exciting time for anyone to be directing this effort,” said Sue Ritter, a professor and program chair in the WSU veterinary college’s Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology (VCAPP). “Currently there are only four such programs west of the Mississippi River: in California, Texas, Colorado, and Minnesota. WSU’s is now the fifth.” Ritter said that undergraduate neuroscience programs elsewhere in the nation have been very successful. “For nearly four years we’ve been working on this concept. In the graduate program, we were getting … » More …

Education Dean Leaves Legacy of Diversity and Partnerships
August 21, 1997

TIP SHEET FROM WSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONEducation dean leaves legacy of diversity and partnerships Dean Bernard Oliver came to Pullman promising change for his college. Oliver, who became dean of the College of Education at Washington State University in July of 1991, focused on expanding the college’s support for diversity (increased representation for minority groups as students, as faculty, and in curriculum) and for partnerships (collaborative relationships with schools and communities that end higher education’s traditional “ivory tower” isolation). Oliver will leave WSU on Monday (Aug. 25) to become the dean of the School of Education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He … » More …

Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis Slated for Free Public Address
August 20, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Greg Louganis, Olympic gold medal diver, will deliver a free public address Oct. 8 at Washington State University as part of WSU’s celebration of National Gay and Lesbian History Month. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Louganis, 37, who is openly gay and has AIDS, will discuss his difficult childhood, struggles with coming out, achievements in diving, and fear and ultimate courage in dealing with HIV and AIDS, said Melynda Huskey, WSU GLBA Program director. The address and the month is sponsored by the WSU GLBA Program, which serves the university’s GLBTA community of gay, lesbian, … » More …

WSU Designates Park-and-Ride Lots
August 18, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Two free park-and-ride lots have been designated by Washington State University Parking Services to encourage use of the Pullman Transit System that is free to university students and employees. John Shaheen, assistant director of public safety for transportation and administration, says signs identifying the parking areas south of the Valley Road playfield and at the east end of the Chief Joseph Village parking lot have been posted. Both areas are underutilized during the day for parking and are conveniently located to the transit system’s Express and A-Route stops. There are 75-100 parking spaces available along the south fence of the Valley Road playfield and … » More …

New WSU Scientist Lands Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Award
August 18, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–James Krueger, the newly appointed professor and chair of Washington State University’s Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, has been awarded a seven-year, Senator Jacob Javits Award in Neurosciences to be valued at nearly $2 million. The award comes from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Established by Congress in 1983, Javits awards provide uninterrupted funding for recipients demonstrating “exceptional scientific excellence and productivity, proposals of the highest scientific merit, and are judged likely to remain on the cutting edge of science for the next seven years.”The focus of Krueger’s research is the important role of sleep as a … » More …