Professor discusses digital Mukurtu archive

PULLMAN – Dr. Kimberly Christen, assistant professor in comparative ethnic studies at WSU will be discussing the Mukurtu Wumparrarni-kari Archive project on the BBC radio program “Digital Planet,” airing on January 29, 2008. The Mukurtu project, a browser-based digital archive, was built around the cultural materials and personal and community photos of the Warumungu Aboriginal […]

Foreign film, lecture series discusses relationships

The 18th Annual Foreign Film and Lecture Series will focus on Marriage in the Movies: Cinematic Views from around the world. The lecture and movie schedule is below. All lectures and showings will take place in Cue 202 at 7 p.m. All shows are open to the campus and the community, free of charge.   […]

Families host international students

Wanted: Good-hearted local residents willing to share friendly conversation and a home-cooked meal (or even a store-bought pizza) with international students who want a fuller picture of American life. This fall about 80 international students have signed up for WSU’s Friends and Family program. But, Ben Colston, international student adviser, said he only has about […]

Saudi enthusiastic to teach Arabic language, culture

For the first time in a long time, Arabic language will be taught on the WSU Pullman campus, and the new instructor is brimming with enthusiasm. “I have a plan in my mind,” said Saad Alshahrani, a 24-year-old native of Tendaha, in the Abha region of Saudia Arabia. “I’m going to make it like a […]

Party in the Park Sept. 23

PULLMAN, Wash.-Washington State University will host the “Party in the Park” from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 23 in Reaney Park as part of the fourth annual International Education Week. This event is an effort to reach beyond WSU and involve the community in International Education Week. “Party in the Park,” sponsored by […]

High school students, cultural experience Sept. 27

PULLMAN– The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures (DFLC) at Washington State University will offer high school students a day of exposure to foreign languages and cultures on Sept. 27. The day will include lectures, presentations and interaction with DFLC students and faculty. Organizers expect approximately 300 students to attend from eastern Washington school districts […]

Powwow at Beasley Coliseum April 1 and 2

The 31st annual Pah Loots Pu Powwow Celebration will be held in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum April 1 – 2, with Grand Entries at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public.Natives and non-natives alike have come together for the Powwow at WSU […]

Native American Research, Culture Exposition planned

In honor of Native American Awareness Month, the Washington State University Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies will host a Native American Research and Culture Exposition Nov. 15.The expo is set for 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Compton Union Building Ballroom on the Pullman campus. The […]

Party, fair, films share cultures

WSU’s second annual International Education Week will be Oct. 16-23 and will include not only WSU students, faculty and staff, but also the greater Pullman community.Schedule• The week will start off with a party in Reaney Park, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Open to the public, the party will feature the Seattle steel drum band […]

Culture and future celebrated

The first WSU conference dedicated to the recognition, celebration and preservation of traditional cultures of the Plateau Peoples will be held Sept. 29-30. The conference will inform participants about traditional cultures of the Plateau and pay tribute to individuals who preserved these traditions. “These are people who grew up during times when efforts to suppress […]