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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 …

WSU Police Begin Two-Wheel Patrols
August 1, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Washington State University police plan to have their first bicycle patrolman pedalling campus next week. Sgt. Scott West says five police officers have been certified for the bike patrol, and plans call for at least one to be aboard the two-wheelers on each of the three daily shifts. More than one bicycle patrolman will be assigned for special days such as home football games. The department has two specially-equipped bicycles and hopes to add two more. The program is being implemented by William Mercier, WSU public safety director, who came from the State University of New York at Cobleskill where a bicycle patrol was … » More …

NSF Funds Program for WSU Women’s Studies
August 1, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University project that supports women students who major in math, science or engineering has received a $99,988 grant from the National Science Foundation. The two-year project called EFFECT, Equation For Future Equity in Curriculum and Technology, also received institutional support from WSU. EFFECT is designed to promote recruitment, retention and success of undergraduate women in the academic and professional fields of science, engineering and mathematics. It builds on several highly successful, ongoing programs including the Math, Science and Engineering residence hall project, the Bridge Program for minority and women students in engineering and the physical sciences, a course in … » More …

Chermak Named Liberal Arts Interim Dean
July 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Gail Chermak, chair of Washington State University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences since 1990, will be the interim dean of WSU’s College of Liberal Arts, Provost Gretchen M. Bataille announced Wednesday. The appointment, effective Aug. 15, will run through June 30, 1998. A national search to replace John Pierce will begin with the naming of a search committee in September, Bataille said. Pierce, dean of the college since 1986, is becoming vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. “Gail Chermak is well prepared to advance the college’s goals,” WSU’s new provost said. “She has served in various leadership … » More …

Walter Gmelch Appointed Interim Education Dean
July 30, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Walter Gmelch, a Washington State University education faculty member since 1980, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Education by Provost Gretchen M. Bataille. Gmelch’s appointment, effective Aug. 15, runs through June 30, 1998. He succeeds Bernard Oliver who leaves WSU to become education dean at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Gmelch has been associate dean of education since 1995, and interim chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies since 1996. He also has chaired the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology and the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision. A noted scholar and author in the subject of … » More …

New WSU Daily Parking Rates Effective Monday
July 29, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–New daily parking permit and parking meter rates at Washington State University will take effect Monday, Aug. 4. The new schedule is part of a two-stage increase approved by the WSU Board of Regents last year. Annual staff and faculty permits are unchanged. Daily fees for Orange parking areas will increase from $2.25 a day to $3. Green, Gray, and Visitor permits advance from $1.50 to $2 a day. Commercial permits will increase from $3.50 to $5. Meter rates will go from 40 cents to 50 cents for 30 minutes. Meters that now show a 40-minute maximum will be changed to 45 minutes. Annual … » More …

Spoonemore to Lead National Association
July 28, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash.–Joe Spoonemore, director of special projects for facilities management at Washington State University, is the new president-elect of the international Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. He was installed at the organization’s annual educational conference earlier this month in Orlando, Fla., and will become president of the association next year. One of his first official duties will be to address the group’s Australasian Region conference in Sydney, Australia, in September. The association, formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), has 4,800 members and representatives of 23 nations. Its purpose is “to support educational excellence through quality programming, leadership and professional facilities management.” Spoonemore … » More …

WSU, GST Telecom Create Long-Distance Program
July 25, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. – In the first agreement of its kind nationwide because of its low rates and benefit to students, GST Telecom of Vancouver, Wash., is partnering up with Washington State University Aug. 4 to provide long-distance calling services to support scholarships. Ten cents of every dollar will fund student scholarships. The long-distance rate is 10.9 cents per minute for calls anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WSU anticipates raising $500,000 to $1 million each year from the rebate. Travel calling cards, pre-paid calling cards and an option for WSU students in which their student identification card serves … » More …

WSU’s Haarsager Joins National Public Broadcast Board
July 22, 1997

PULLMAN, Wash. — Dennis L. Haarsager, associate vice president and general manager of Educational Telecommunications and Technology at Washington State University, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service. Haarsager is one of four new professional members and four lay members elected for three-year terms beginning in October. The board is the governing body of PBS, a non-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Va., funded primarily by dues and program fees paid by member stations. He is also a member of the boards and past president of both the Washington Public Broadcasting Association and West Coast Public Radio, and is a … » More …