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Regents approve contract with President Kirk Schulz
April 8, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Board of Regents on Friday confirmed the appointment of Kirk Schulz as the 11th president of the university and approved a five-year employment contract under which he will receive a base salary of $625,000 annually, with provisions for an additional retention incentive of $25,000 per year.

Today marks historic ice storm anniversary
November 19, 2015

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Exactly 19 years ago today, an ice storm walloped the Inland Northwest, killing four people, knocking out power to 100,000 homes and turning trees into ice-laden spears.

100 years ago: Telegraph updates earlier victory over OSU
October 19, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Football quarterback Luke Falk tied the school record with six touchdown passes, all in the first half, as Washington State University beat Oregon State University 52-31 on Saturday at WSU Homecoming (read all of this article at WSU Athletics here).  

Sept. 8: Authors discuss Sen. Benitz’s service, legacy
September 1, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Benitz-80RICHLAND, Wash. – The impact of Max E. Benitz – the late state lawmaker, nuclear energy and wine industry champion, and advocate of establishing Washington State University Tri-Cities – is the topic of two free, public presentations Tuesday, Sept. 8, at WSU Tri-Cities.

Cupola repairs planned for historic Ensminger Pavilion
August 3, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Ensminger Pavilion, a livestock-judging barn turned events center, will get an upgrade to its historic cupola this summer.

Dryland roots: WSU Lind station looks back on century
May 29, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

LIND, Wash. – The Washington State University Dryland Research Station will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the annual Lind Field Day on Thursday, June 11.

Through August: Exploring hidden cost of Grand Coulee Dam
April 21, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – During the 1930s, proponents of the Grand Coulee Dam were quick to emphasize the progress the dam would bring to the country. Indeed, Grand Coulee provided thousands of jobs during the Great Depression, aided the American World War II effort and irrigated vast areas of central and western Washington. The dam remains the largest energy producer in the United States.

April 25: Future of radio examined in free, public forum
April 20, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication

Evergreen-radioRICHLAND, Wash. – A short re-creation of a live circa 1930s radio broadcast will be part of a free, public discussion about the future of community radio at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Washington State University Tri-Cities East Auditorium.

April 19: Film fest, partnership based on late professor’s work
April 17, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Before filmmaker Humphrey Leynse came to work at Washington State University in 1970, he made the movie of his dreams. The subject was a remote island 180 miles east of the Korean mainland in the Sea of Japan/East Sea: Ulleung-Do.

The world on wheels: Bookmobile the center of rural life
April 8, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bookmobile-logo-webPULLMAN, Wash. – While one little girl in Boise, Idaho, mistook the pink van parked down her street for an ice cream truck in the 1970s, teenager Barb Stone of Benton City, Wash., was already an old pro of the bookmobile circuit. A July 1960 photo shows 4-year-old Stone holding a small stack of books, standing next to the librarian and driver of the Mid-Columbia Regional Library’s Bookmobile.