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Uncommon student gets a chance, gives back more
December 15, 2015

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Orlan-SvingenPULLMAN, Wash. – When history professor Orlan Svingen encouraged nontraditional student Janet Creighton to complete her doctorate at Washington State University in the 1990s, he had no idea that she and her husband are philanthropists and longtime generous supporters of WSU.

April 17: U.S. nuclear deterrence policy, scientific needs
April 9, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Donald Cook-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – A national defense official will speak about the policies and cutting edge science that drive the U.S. nuclear deterrence program at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Smith CUE 518 at Washington State University. A 1:30 p.m. reception will precede the free, public Creighton Distinguished Lecture.

Ruckelshaus Center to be featured at TRIDEC lunch
December 2, 2008

KENNEWICK, Wash. – William D. Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will head a list of luminaries who will discuss collaborative problem solving and the services provided by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. The discussion will take place at the Tri-City Development Council Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 9, at the Three Rivers Convention Center.

Ruckelshaus currently serves on a variety of boards and as strategic director with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based investment company. He chairs the Ruckelshaus Center, which was named in his honor by WSU’s and the University of Washington’s regents.

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Gift creates History’s dept. first endowed chair
July 26, 2006

PULLMAN —  A $3 million gift from John W. (Jack) and Janet M. Creighton will create the Corps of Discovery Endowed Chair in the Department of History at Washington State University. Interest from the gift will also fund symposia, travel and graduate study related to the history of the American West.”By thoughtfully establishing the Corps of Discovery Endowed Chair, the Creightons are making a major and lasting impact on an important field of study at WSU,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins.“We wanted to help create something that can be easily identified with Washington State University,” said Janet, “something that was uniquely ‘west.’”According to their … » More …