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Gov. Locke Addresses WSU Graduates
May 13, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash, — Gov. Gary Locke told Washington State University graduates of his family’s educational journey and urged them to fulfill the promise of their own education during the university’s 108th spring commencement ceremony May 8 at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the Pullman campus.”As I look out on this wonderful sea of faces, I see and feel a powerful promise a promise that you will move civilization forward. I see that all the sacrifices of your parents and grandparents were not in vain. And I see a new generation blessed with great challenges and equally great opportunities,” Locke said to the audience at … » More …

Focus on goals not the shortage
September 20, 2002

Keep your focus on attaining excellence, pursuing strategic goals and working together as a team — that was the core message Tuesday afternoon, when President V. Lane Rawlins gave his annual fall address.The current fiscal situation could create a “destructive internal fight for scarce resources” and deter us from achieving our goals, Rawlins said. But if we all work together we can raise more resources and better manage what we have — which he referred to as a “spirit of abundance.” “I think it is more a matter of choice,” he said, “than circumstances.” The key to succeeding, he contended, is to “work together as … » More …

Energy, commitment sensed despite financial challenges
September 6, 2002

Following is a copy of President V.Lane Rawlins “Quarterly Update.”Welcome to the new academic year, and a sincere thanks to faculty and staff who helped our students successfully start this new year. Working together, you are making reality of our goal to offer our students the best undergraduate experience in a research university. Certainly we had some financial disappointments last spring as our state budget was finalized. However, as I’ve interacted with you and our students in recent days, I’ve felt a sense of energy and commitment in the mood of the campus. I hope I’m right because we have much to accomplish this year.I … » More …

Atomic-level electronics: believing leads to accomplishing
March 29, 2002

Kerry Hipps and his students are atomic-level electricians.They take detailed pictures of molecules, then measure electron flow at the submolecular level. They are looking “to see how electrons move through different parts of single molecules.” These researchers are exploiting the fact that material properties change significantly at the molecular level, such that new and surprising materials can result.His address will be on the shapes and electronic properties of single molecules.Country scientistAfter receiving a Ph.D. in chemical physics from WSU in 1976, Hipps spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Then a position opened up at WSU.“I chose to return to … » More …