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Memorial March 29 for music professor, dean Erich Lear
February 27, 2015

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

LearPULLMAN, Wash. – Fond remembrances of Erich J. Lear posted by several of his former students on the School of Music’s Facebook page echo the sentiments of many at Washington State University who knew him as a colleague, mentor and friend.

Poets invited to WSU Tri-Cities Open Mic Night
January 22, 2010

RICHLAND — Poets, from the shy to the bold, are invited to share their creativity Feb. 4 at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night at WSU Tri-Cities.

 

The Open Mic is at 7:30 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium at the Tri-Cities campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

“We have had performance poets, hip-hop poets, cowboy poets, rhyming or free verse poets, even chanting poets,” said Leonard Orr, WSU Tri-Cities academic director of the College of Liberal Arts. “We had poets who are in their 80s, fifth graders, WSU students of all ages, and people of all backgrounds and interests as … » More …

2009 tenure and promotion
March 25, 2009

WSU faculty granted tenure and promotion in 2009 include:

2009 PROMOTION AND TENURE
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES

NAME
ACTION
RANK
DEPARTMENT
EFFECTIVE DATE

Matthew F. Bumpus
Grant and Promote
Associate Professor
Human Development
August 16, 2009

Kenneth C. Eastwell
Promote
Professor
Plant Pathology, Prosser
July 1, 2009

Eric L. Jessup
Promote
Associate Research Professor (non tenure-track)
School of Economic Sciences
August 16, 2009

G.N. Mohan Kumar
Promote
Associate Research Professor and Clinical Associate Professor (non tenure-track)
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
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Share your poems at open mic
January 15, 2009

RICHLAND — Poets of all ages and levels of experience are invited to share their verses at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
The Open Mic event is in the East Building Auditorium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A sign-up sheet is passed around at 7:30 p.m. Each person who signs up is invited to the microphone to read a poem — preferably no longer than 1-1/2  pages. As time allows, there will be a second or third round … » More …

Share your poems at WSU Tri-Cities Open Mic Night
December 17, 2008

RICHLAND — Poets of all ages and levels of experience are invited to share their verses at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
The Open Mic event is in the East Building Auditorium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A sign-up sheet is passed around at 7:30 p.m. Each person who signs up is invited to the microphone to read a poem — preferably no longer than 1-1/2  pages. As time allows, there will be a second or third round of poetry.
 
“We … » More …

WSU hosts atomic bomb exhibition
October 31, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU will host the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition Nov. 10-24 at the Holland Library Atrium.

On display will be thirty posters, donated by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, showing the destruction that occurred under the mushroom clouds when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed by the United States in Aug. 1945.

The opening reception will take place from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Holland Library Atrium and is open to the public.

During the exhibition, two animated films will be shown, “Barefoot Gen”, released in 1983, and “Barefoot Gen 2”, released in 1986. The films, created by Japanese manga (comic) artist … » More …

Liberal Arts and Sciences announce new leaders
October 6, 2008

New leaders announced recently at the College of Liberal Arts include:

 

Paul Whitney, interim dean. He has been associate dean for research at the college for three years and was chair of psychology before that.

 

Cornell W. Clayton, director of the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. He is the Claudius O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science and has been on WSU faculty since 1992.

 

Laurilyn J. Harris, chair of theater and dance. She was named director of the theater program in 2001.

 

Thomas J. Whitacre, acting director of the general studies program. He … » More …

WSU jazz ensembles
September 30, 2008

PULLMAN —The  award winning WSU jazz ensembles  will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 7 in Kimbrough Concert Hall.

 

The concert will feature the VOJAZZ vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Kathleen Hollingsworth and the WSU Jazz Big Band under the direction of Greg Yasinitsky.

Hollingsworth joined the WSU faculty this fall. She came from San Francisco where she taught at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco School of the Arts. Under her direction, VOJAZZ will perform Frank Foster’s classic “Shiny Stockings” as arranged by Mike Annicharico, Pat Metheny’s “James” as arranged my Michele Wier and a funky version of … » More …

Liberal Arts announces 2008 award winners
April 25, 2008

PULLMAN – The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at WSU held its 2008 awards ceremony April 22. A range of awards, along with service certificates and retirements, were acknowledged.

CLA recognized the contributions of Annette White-Parks (Ph.D. ’91, American studies) by awarding her the Distinguished Friends and Alumni Achievement Award. The award recognizes those who have achieved the highest levels of success in their personal and professional lives and who have shared that success through their involvement in the university or community.

Scholar, author and peace-activist, White-Parks earned her doctoral degree from WSU at age 56. She joined the English faculty of the University … » More …

College merger report goes to provost
December 3, 2007

The six-member faculty committee charged with recommending whether the College of Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts should be merged into a single College of Arts and Sciences sent its report and recommendation to the office of the provost and the president’s office just before Thanksgiving.

John Paznokas, chair of the committee, referred all questions regarding the recommendation to the provost’s office. Provost Robert Bates said earlier this week that he had not yet had time to review the document and was not ready to release it.

Ken Struckmeyer, chair of the Faculty Senate, said he can see arguments on both sides. If merging … » More …