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Cougs unveil new uniforms, branding, colors

Athletes model football uniforms at Davenport unveiling. Above l-r are Jared Karstetter, Coach Paul Wulff, Jeff Tuel and Tyree Toomer. Photo by WSU Athletics.  Click here to see photo gallery of new uniforms. SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Director of Athletics Bill Moos introduced a departmentwide brand and identity program at a formal public […]

Spring lecture series focuses on crime-prevention

SPOKANE – No matter where you live, crime prevention is a key to community safety. How does design fit in the mix and help us stay ahead of the crime? The Design Institute at Washington State University Spokane is hosting “”Designing Products Against Crime: A Think Thief Orientation,” a lecture that will address those questions […]

WSU student, faculty designers Tibet, China bound

SPOKANE – A team of Washington State University architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty and students are bound for China and Tibet this May to get a rare look at how people there design, furnish and occupy their homes. Led by Professor Nancy Blossom, director of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane, and […]

Students to design new downtown Hillyard

SPOKANE – Washington State University Interdisciplinary Design students are kicking off the spring semester with a charrette (an intense design and problem solving process of limited duration) to develop new ideas for a revitalized downtown Hillyard along North Market Street in Spokane. The 24 teams of four students will meet Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. […]

WSU student wins national award for kitchen redesign

With deep green and purple walls and counters, wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a spot for the dog dish, a kitchen created by WSU student Manda Glover has won first place in the National Kitchen & Bath Association 2006 Student Design Competition.The sophomore from Tacoma is majoring in interior design in the College of […]

Vancouver coached on grant strategies

Vancouver faculty and graduate students will hear strategies for winning grant proposals at a daylong seminar on Friday, March 31, in the Multimedia Classroom Building, WSU Vancouver. Topics will include: research and design of successful proposals; importance and roles of both program managers and reviewers; the writing process and a question-and-answer session. A panel of […]

9th annual Charrette goes to the dogs

The first week of school, Interdisciplinary Design Institute students at WSU Spokane are initiated, so to speak, into the institute through an intensive, 30-hour design challenge known as the Charrette.The Charrette is a design education tradition, being an intense project with “a tremendously difficult timeline,” said Keith Diaz Moore, Charrette coordinator and assistant professor of […]

Interior Design student wins nat’l design competition

SPOKANE, Wash. — Nicole Kelln, who graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Washington State University, took the 2005 grand prize in the National Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by the International Interior Design Association. The competition organizers said they had an “overwhelming” number of entries and that the grand prize selection […]