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Annual auction to benefit WSU program
August 27, 2010

PULLMAN — The tenth anniversary of “Celebrate Washington Wine,” the black-tie gala dinner and auction to benefit the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program, will feature award-winning cuisine with wine pairings and wide array of items.

 

The annual event will be Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Wash. and is known for its intimate setting, popular wines and unique selection of items and adventures offered in both silent and live auctions.

 

Over its nine-year history the event, which celebrates the partnership between WSU and the state’s wine industry, has netted $1.2 million for … » More …

Wine gala benefits scholarships, endowment
February 18, 2010

RICHLAND – This year’s Celebrate Washington Wine gala and auction held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery raised more than $240,000. Proceeds from the sold-out event will benefit the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program.

 

Net proceeds will combine with funding pledged by the Washington Wine Education Foundation to help complete the endowment for the program’s chair, as well as providing funding for undergraduate scholarships, educational exchange programs and equipment for the program.

 

Thomas Henick-Kling, director of WSU’s Viticulture and Enology  Program, said the generosity of auction donors and attendees will go far in strengthening the popular and growing program.

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“Washington Women in Wine” collection to debut at benefit
November 16, 2009

BELLEVUE – A new collection of wines donated by women in Washington’s winemaking and grape-growing industry, as well as woman business leaders, will make its debut on the block at January’s “Celebrate Washington Wine” gala dinner and auction. The annual black-tie event benefits WSU’s Viticulture and Enology Program.

 

The ninth annual “Celebrate Washington Wine” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville.

 

Laura Mrachek, a WSU alumna and owner with her husband Mike of Saint Laurent Estate Winery in Malaga, Wash., is the honorary chair for the new collection.

 

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Eighth annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines”
December 2, 2008

PULLMAN – Some of the most popular items from January’s “A Celebration of Washington Wines” gala auction will be back on the auction block next January, along with some exciting new offerings.

Etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings, exciting adventures and romantic getaways are among the items that will be up for bid at the eighth annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines” auction on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at 6 p.m. The black-tie event held at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville will include a reception, silent and live auctions, and a … » More …

Dad’s weekend crowded with events for WSU families and fans
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN — A full slate of activities will take place during WSU Dad’s Weekend Nov. 7-9 as the Cougars will face the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Martin Stadium.

 

Friday events include the Feast of the Arts at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Art and Todd Hall Dining Room 268. The event features music, art reception and dinner, including premium, award-winning wines from across Washington State and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Brewfest will take place from 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Events Center. The event is organized by members of Sigma Iota, a student –run association in the … » More …

Dad’s weekend offers many events
October 24, 2007

PULLMAN – A full slate of activities will take place during WSU Dad’s Weekend Nov. 9-10 as the Cougars make ready to take on the Stanford University’s Cardinal in a Pac-10 football match-up Nov. 10 at Martin Stadium.

Friday events include a 5-7 p.m. and a 8-10 p.m. Brewfest at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Events Center. The event is organized by members of Sigma Iota, a student –run association in the School of Hospitality and Business Management. Along with a selection of beers from the Northwest, there will be hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and music by the student band Orjazzmic. A shuttle service will … » More …

A Celebration of Washington Wines auction
October 18, 2007

SEATTLE – Etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings, and romantic overnight getaways are just a few of the items that will be up for bid at the seventh annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines” auction Jan. 26.

Wine enthusiasts can attend the black-tie event, which includes a reception, silent and live auctions and dinner. Tickets are $225 per person and can be reserved by calling Britta Nitcy at (509) 335-6479 or e-mail to nitcy@wsu.edu.

The annual gala, held at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, has … » More …

Nerd auction supports women in computer science
October 17, 2007

PULLMAN – Tickets for the Nerdy and the Greek “Nerd Auction” hosted by the Linux Users Group (LUG) at WSU are now on sale. The event will take place Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Banquet Hall in Pullman.

For the Nerd Auction, six members from the LUG will hand themselves over to the women from several WSU sororities for complete makeovers, including haircuts, new clothes and dance lessons. The “nerds” will then be auctioned off to the general public for homework help, computer help, or a dinner date. The makeovers will be filmed for behind-the-scenes clips and shown over dinner … » More …

NWPR seeks volunteers for silent auction
September 8, 2006

PULLMAN–Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) will hold its Second Annual Online Auction from Feb. 16-22. Proceeds will contribute to the operating expenses for the public radio station.Currently, the station is looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of duties to help with the work of putting the auction together. Anyone interested throughout the Northwest Public Radio coverage area should contact Tom Hungate at 800-842-8991 or e-mail hungate@wsu.edu. Business donor inquiries are also welcome.NWPR officials say that the online auction is a way for listeners to connect to services they value and for area businesses to showcase their products and services to a desirable demographic.Northwest … » More …