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Photos: President Floyd laid to rest on Saturday
June 29, 2015

HENDERSON, N.C. – The funeral service for Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd was held Saturday in Henderson, N.C. A slide show of photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services, can be seen on the WSU Facebook page here.



April 9: Candlelight vigil celebrates grad student
April 8, 2015

Dina-WilliamsonPULLMAN, Wash. – A candlelight walk in remembrance of graduate student Dina Williamson will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Carpenter Hall courtyard at Washington State University and proceed to Terrell Mall. Candles and cups will be provided.

Fear of death may curb youthful texting and driving
February 26, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

texting-driving-160PULLMAN, Wash. – While drivers tend to believe it is dangerous to text and drive, many say they can still do it safely. Now Washington State University researchers say drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements that evoke their fear of death in graphic terms.

Judy Doba succumbs to cancer
April 21, 2006

PULLMAN — Judy Doba, wife of Washington State University Head Football Coach Bill Doba, died Friday morning, April 21, at her Pullman home following a four-year battle with cancer. “I cannot adequately convey our thank you to the Cougar Nation and Pullman community for the overwhelming support they have shown our family through the many cards, letters and flowers we have received in recent months,” Bill Doba said. “Judy requested a very private service for family only back in Indiana and I know our friends will understand and respect her decision,” Bill added. Both Judy (Judith Claycomb) Doba, 65, and Bill grew up in the South … » More …

Car plunges over edge at Spokane parking gararage
April 10, 2006

(Jo Savage, left, on photo shoot at Palouse Falls)A memorial service for Jo E. Savage, art director for Washington State Magazine, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Community Congregational Church, 525 NE Campus. There will be a simple service followed by a reception at the church.Savage died Saturday afternoon when the car she was driving broke through a cement retaining wall, plunged from the fifth level of the River Park Square parking garage in Spokane and landed on its roof on Spokane Falls Boulevard.Savage’s car, a Subaru Outback station wagon, reportedly punched its way over a 6-inch high cement barrier, then crashed through the 9-foot … » More …

Rodney Bertramson, 91, dies following fall
March 24, 2005

B. Rodney Bertramson, 91, long-time chairman of the agronomy department at Washington State University and director of resident instruction of the College of Agriculture, died Wednesday, March 23, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane following a fall in Pullman the previous afternoon.”He was an icon in the community and at the university,” said R. James Cook, interim dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, on Wednesday afternoon.”Last night, I had a copy of a letter from Rod that he had written to Alan Busacca, (professor of crop and soil sciences) who had done this great talk for the Kiwanis. Rod wrote this … » More …

Krautkraemer memorial service to be held Jan. 15
January 7, 2005

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jeff Krautkraemer, a Washington State University economics professor and community activist who fought for stronger clean air standards, is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Todd Hall Auditorium on the WSU campus in Pullman.Krautkraemer, 50, died of cancer Dec. 10 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.He had spent years studying the economics of the sustainable use of natural resources and was working on the final chapter of a Cambridge University Press book on the subject when he became ill.Krautkraemer was chairman of Save Our Summers, a Spokane-based group that advocates for clean air standards in … » More …

WSU loses first student in Iraq
January 3, 2005

Washington State University lost its first student in the War in Iraq on Dec. 30, 2004, in Baghdad when Sgt. Damien Thai Ficek and his patrol were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Ficek, a Pullman resident, was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, Spokane, Wash., a part of the 81st Brigade Combat Team.Ficek, 26, was a student at WSU until fall semester 2003, when his National Guard unit was activated, leading him to withdraw from classes. Ficek transferred to WSU from Pierce Community College in Tacoma in the fall semester … » More …

Former WSU Regent dies July 25
July 31, 2003

Robert W. (Bob) Strausz, a member of the Washington State University Board of Regents from 1973-77, died in Bellingham, July 25. Strausz was born in Yakima on Aug. 19, 1922. The Yakima High School graduate served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean war. He earned a bachelor’s degree from WSU in 1947.Strausz was appointed a WSU regent in June 1973 by Gov. Dan Evans and served until October 1977. The Yakima Valley orchardist and his wife, Francine, moved to Friday Harbor in 1994.In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.The family … » More …