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Through Aug. 13: After-hours creativity displayed at library

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – It is part of human nature to collect things. Washington State University Libraries’ exhibit of personal employee collections includes such treasures as vintage purses, holiday Beanie Babies, 1940s-era menus, shot glasses and gaming miniatures. » More …

Author to read from award-winning book

WSU Department of English will kick off the fall literary reading series with Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrom. Lunstrum will read from her book, “This Life She’s Chosen,” a collection of short fiction published by Chronicle Books in 2005. “This Life She’s Chosen” is Lundstrom’s first book and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title. She teaches at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.The reading is scheduled for Wed. Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Art/WSU. A booksigning and reception will follow.Also, Valerie Miner, a widely published fiction and essay writer will read from her new collection of … » More …

WSU chosen to receive precious artifacts plus $98,883 grant

The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with Northwest tribes, has selected the Museum of Anthropology at WSU to rehabilitate archaeological collections from the McNary Reservoir.The collections were unearthed by federal agencies during the building of dams and other federal projects decades ago and have been boxed and stored since then. The reservoir is located at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers.To complete the project of cataloging the artifacts, the museum will receive $98,883. The funding is provided through the Payos Kuus Cuukwe Cooperating Group, whose members include representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville … » More …