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Energy experts available at oil depletion conference
September 30, 2005

Global Oil Depletion and Implications for the Pacific Northwest is the title of an Oct. 4-5 conference that will feature world and national energy experts analyzing energy outlooks and conservation strategies.  The conference, presented by Washington State University’s Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, will be held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. A complete conference schedule and information on the speakers and panel discussion subjects is available online at http://capps.wsu.edu/globaloil/. All press conferences will be held in the hotel’s Porter Room.Three keynote speakers will hold a press conference from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 5 to discuss the geophysical and geopolitical … » More …

WSU Master Gardeners honor veteran volunteers
September 12, 2005

Among them, they’ve donated thousands of volunteer hours and have answered just as many questions about every bug and blight known to Washington state gardening.WSU Extension Master Gardeners honored four members, each with more than 20 years of experience in the program, at its conference on the Pullman campus this week. Marilyn Tilbury of Seattle, Mary Boston of Olympia, Becky Stinson of Anacortes and Mary Fran Fryer of Chehalis were among nearly 200 Master Gardeners from throughout the state attending the annual event.”It’s interesting to see how people approach their gardening problems,” said Tilbury. “In general, men are more into their grass. The women seem … » More …

WSU Conference to examine global energy future
September 8, 2005

Are the run-up in gasoline prices and energy supply problems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina just short-term issues? Or are we now receiving a troubling preview of our uncertain energy future?On Oct. 4-5 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, some of the nation’s leading experts on oil production, global energy demand and alternative energy strategies will come together to examine the national and international energy outlook at Washington State University’s Conference on Global Oil Depletion and Implications for the Pacific Northwest.Presented by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at WSU, with principal sponsors that include Avista Corp., Pacific Northwest … » More …

WSU Extension educators gather in Pullman March 1-3
February 28, 2005

Nearly 400 Washington State University Extension educators from throughout the state will gather on the Pullman campus March 1-3 for the biannual all-extension conference.”Creating A Culture of Change: Extension, Entrepreneurism and Engagement” focuses on how to affect and adapt to change in order to better serve extension clients, said WSU Extension Dean Linda Kirk Fox.“Many issues that affect our work have surfaced since we last met in October 2002 – mad cow disease, sudden oak death, record levels of obesity and expansion of the 4-H program aimed at supporting the families of soldiers in Iraq, for example,” Fox said. “This conference is an opportunity for … » More …

Register for Pullman IT forum by March 4
February 18, 2005

Technical support staff are invited to attend the first WSU information technology forum March 13-15 on the Pullman campus. Free to WSU employees, the forum will provide professional development and networking opportunities. Attendees must register in advance via the website at http://infotech.wsu.edu/vpis no later than March 4.Ed Lazowska, the Bill and Melinda Gates chair in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington and co-chair of the national President’s Information Technology Advisory Council, will highlight the Sunday evening keynote session.The forum will feature concurrent sessions and round table discussions on a variety of topics, including technology directions, network and security, and best practices. … » More …

Black Women’s Caucus hosts annual conference
February 17, 2005

The Black Women’s Caucus of Washington State University will host its annual African-American Women’s Conference Feb. 26, featuring workshops and seminars on issues of gender and race.Guest speakers and facilitators for the events include Eunice Johnson, Mary Grimes and the Rev. Carmen Woods. Conference registration is $10; the deadline to register is Feb. 17. The ticket price includes a noon Women of Color Awards luncheon in the Compton Union Building Cascade Room.Jessica Care Moore, poet, actor and performer, is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education Auditorium, Room 203. The performance is free and open to the … » More …

Conference keynote talks open to community
February 8, 2005

Members of the Washington State University community are invited to attend two lectures by keynote speakers of WSU Extension’s 2005 All-Extension Conference.The conference, titled “Creating a Culture of Change: Extension, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement,” will focus on the theme of entrepreneurship.Cam Marston, author of “Managing Across the Cultural Divide,” will make a presentation titled “Four Generations in the Workplace: Communicating and Working with Each Other” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the CUB Ballroom. Marston will be discussing his belief that each generation has different interpretations of workplace issues, including loyalty, teamwork and sacrifice, that affect in-the-office interactions.Dan Cotton, director, and Carla Craycraft, associate … » More …

WSU to host conference
February 7, 2005

In an effort to provide opportunities for increasing change and engaging the university community, WSU is hosting All-Extension Conference 2005, March 1-3 in the CUB.The conference, entitled “Creating a Culture of Change: Extension, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement,” is an opportunity for more than 300 Extension professionals to gather and learn new ways of engaging students, colleagues, and community members, explore the importance of work in the larger university context, and look at new ways to mobilize resources.The main themes, entrepreneurship and engagement, will be addressed through keynote speakers and workshops aimed at building and implementing skills discussed.Speakers include:Cam Marston “Four Generations in the Workplace: Communicating and … » More …

Examiner to set date of hearing
February 3, 2005

The state Public Employment Relations Commission has announced that it will hold a conference call on Feb. 4 with representatives from the Washington Federation for State Employees and Washington State University. The purpose of the meeting is to establish a date when PERC can hold a public hearing to review the unfair labor practice complaint filed by WFSE against WSU.The ULP complaint, filed in the fall, alleges that the university 1) interfered with the contract ratification process during the first Sept. 29 vote, and 2) refused to “bargain in good faith.” WSU denies both allegations. WFSE Executive Director Greg Devereux, during a brief meeting on … » More …

WSU Vancouver to co-host annual conference
September 24, 2004

The annual conference of the national Oral History Association, co-hosted by Washington State University Vancouver, will be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Hotel in Portland, Ore.The theme of the five-day event is “Telling Stories,Narratives of Our Own Times.”OHA gathers together academics, public historians, educators, personal historians and individuals involved in documenting the past through the voices of the present.Featured speakers and events include acclaimed performer and educator Awele Makeba on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in a performance and workshop on the untaught history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott; Linda Tamura, author and educator, Friday (Oct. 1) … » More …