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April 8: WSU author signs book about blind adventurer
April 6, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. Copies of his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy, will be signed by Levy 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Bookie as part of Mom’s Weekend.

March 29: Reception, lecture by emeritus award winner
March 13, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Albert J. von Frank will receive the 2017 Washington State University Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award and will deliver the associated address, “Science and Poetry in the Modern University,” followed by a reception, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, in Todd 125.

March 21: Using memoirs to cope with global issues
March 9, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Personalizing the global: Memoirs as instruments of healing, advocacy and resistance” is the topic of a free, public common reading lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Todd 130 at Washington State University.

Vancouver graduate earns Fulbright teaching scholarship
February 27, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver graduate Gregory K. Walker has received from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program an English teaching assistant (ETA) award to teach in Spain.

Feb. 16, April 8: Book release, signing about blind adventurer
February 1, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – The only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest completed his latest feat – solo kayaking all 277 miles of the Grand Canyon – in 2014. A book release party for his memoir about that adventure, co-written with Washington State University clinical professor of English Buddy Levy (pictured at right), will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at BookPeople in downtown Moscow, Idaho.

Feb. 23: Award-winning poet, translator to read
January 30, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Writer and translator Rebecca Gayle Howell will give a free, public poetry reading and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Museum of Art as part of the Washington State University English Department Visiting Writer Series.

English as second language expands to Tri-Cities
January 11, 2017

By Zahra Debbek, Office of International Programs

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University is teaching English as a second language at its Tri-Cities campus beginning this month.

Nov. 9: Literary agent to discuss publishing industry
October 31, 2016

taryn-fagernessPULLMAN, Wash. – Literary agent and alumna Taryn Fagerness will share publishing industry insider tips at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Honors Hall Lounge as part of the free, public Department of English Visiting Writer Series at Washington State University.

Oct. 28: Julian Sands performs as Nobel poet Pinter
October 10, 2016

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

julian-sandsPULLMAN, Wash. – British actor and “A Room with a View” film star Julian Sands will perform “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” live at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

$2.2M to fund English learning development for teachers
October 5, 2016

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

gisela-ernst-slavit-headVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University has won a five-year, $2.2 million grant to increase the number of certified K-8 teachers with bilingual and English learners (EL) endorsements and to provide professional development to improve EL instruction.