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Visiting writer series with Jonathan Johnson
October 1, 2007

WSU’s Department of English launches the Visiting Writer Series with poet and nonfiction writer Jonathan Johnson, who will read Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art/WSU.


Jonathan Johnson’s second collection of poems, In the Land We Imagined Ourselves, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. He is also the author of the book of poems Mastodon, 80% Complete (Carnegie Mellon University Press)and the memoir Hannah and the Mountain (University of Nebraska Press).


His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry and numerous other anthologies, as well as Southern Review, Ploughshares, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner.He is Faculty … » More …

Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer named
September 13, 2006

PULLMAN–The Department of Women’s Studies at Washington State University has named Faith Ringgold the Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer for 2006/2007. Ringgold will talk about 40 years of art, activism, and life. Her appearance February 21 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education on the Pullman campus. The room has not been determined. The event is free of charge and open to the public.A painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, Ringgold is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. Ringgold lives and works in Englewood, N.J.The Jo … » More …

Faith Ringgold planned to speak
September 1, 2006

Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist, is scheduled to speak at WSU on Feb. 21 as the Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer. “Not only is she an internationally known African-American artist, she’s an artist who has used her gifts in support of political change and social justice, especially for women of color,” said Noël Sturgeon, chair of Women’s Studies.Ringgold, known to many for her children’s book “Tar Beach,” is recipient of more than 75 awards, fellowships and grants from some of the most prestigious foundations in the country.

WSU geologist selected as national lecturer
October 18, 2002

Richelle Allen-King, associate professor of geology at Washington State University and program director of Groundwater Systems at the State of Washington Water Research Center, has been tapped as the 2003 Darcy Lecturer for the National Groundwater Association.The appointment will take Allen-King to institutions around the globe, where she will discuss her research on the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater. Hosting institutions will choose one of two specific topics: pollutant discharge from agricultural settings into streams and groundwater, or subsurface geologic controls on groundwater pollutant transport. “This is a significant honor, and brings significant prestige to the institution,” said James Petersen, WSU’s interim vice … » More …