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April 1: National parks’ top historian, alumnus to speak
March 18, 2015

By Adrian Aumen, WSU College of Arts & Sciences

SuttonPULLMAN, Wash. – Robert K. Sutton, chief historian of the National Park Service (NPS), will discuss little-known facts about Native American participation in the U.S. Civil War during a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. Light refreshments will be served.

March 4: Sellout alumni trade show adds after-party
February 16, 2015

CougsFirst-250BELLEVUE, Wash. – More than 100 businesses with alumni ties to Washington State University will exhibit their products and services at the third annual CougsFirst! trade show 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center. A new networking after-party will be 8-10:30 p.m.

Proposed WSU medical college attracts lead gift
February 9, 2015

Thomsen-80SEATTLE – Efforts to establish a new college of medicine at Washington State University received a boost of private support from Bellevue, Wash., businessman and WSU alumnus Mikal Thomsen. He has committed $100,000 to directly support founding and operation of the WSU medical college proposed in Spokane.

Pioneering alumna donates prize for WSU scholarships
December 17, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

ThomasTACOMA, Wash. – As a pioneer in her field, Elaine Thomas joins generations of women in the traditional art of baking – but at 3,000 degrees.

Nov. 13: Schweitzer to receive top alumni award
October 30, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Ed-Schweitzer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and a pioneer in digital protection for the electric power grid, will receive the 2014 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, Washington State University’s highest alumni honor.

College of Business celebrates name, impact on students
October 29, 2014

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Carson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 1,000 students attended the recent naming celebration of the Washington State University Carson College of Business, along with alumni, faculty, staff, friends and Carson family members, to recognize Scott and Linda Carson’s generosity and longtime support of WSU.

Oct. 24: Carson College naming ceremony planned
October 3, 2014

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Todd-color-drawing-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A naming celebration for the Carson College of Business will take place Oct. 24 on the Pullman campus. The celebration is free to the public.

Nov. 13: SEL founder to receive WSU’s highest alumni honor
October 2, 2014

Schweitzer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Edmund O. Schweitzer III – pioneer of electric power systems protection – is the 2014 recipient of the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor Washington State University confers upon alumni.