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Student highlights lives of World War II GIs attending WSC
February 17, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University honors student Claire Thornton grew up hearing stories of her grandfather, Dell, a combat medic during World War II. This year, Thornton studied the impact GIs had on Washington State College as they left the war behind and entered the halls of higher education.

Reception Dec. 18: Library duo Kay and Lou Vyhnanek retire
December 17, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Lou-and-Kay-Vyhnanek-220PULLMAN, Wash. – With a combined 65 years of service to Washington State University Libraries, husband and wife Lou and Kay Vyhnanek will retire Friday, Dec. 19. A reception will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in Terrell Library atrium.

Oct. 21: Wikipedia edit-a-thon part of Open Access Week
October 16, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Open-access-logo-220PULLMAN, Wash. – If you read Wikipedia’s biographical article on Maya Angelou, especially after the acclaimed writer’s death last spring, then you’ve read the work of Washington State University’s Christine Meyer.

Golden, diamond grads recall Holland during library tour
September 15, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries
PULLMAN, Wash. – Roughly 80 members of the Washington State University classes of 1964 and 1954 (and one from the class of 1944) listened to piano performances in the Terrell Library atrium and toured Holland Library last week during an annual celebration honoring longtime alumni.

Through Aug. 15: After-hours creativity on display
July 18, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

after-hours-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new exhibit at Washington State University Libraries is inspired partly by the “make and tell” philosophy of TV “MythBuster” Adam Savage and partly by the desire to showcase off-the-job creativity.

Kids camp visit is part of libraries K-12 outreach
June 26, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – How many books can a Washington State University student check out at a time? What magazine is at call number 901 B772i? And how many copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” does the WSU Libraries own?

May 30: ‘Queen of networking’ librarian retirement party
May 28, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Croft-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Former Washington State University pharmacy librarian Sarah McCord literally had just rolled into town, U-Haul trailing behind her, when she learned about the impressive reach of Vicki Croft, head of WSU’s Animal Health Library (AHL).

May 15: Fry to receive award from WSU Libraries
May 8, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Bryan-Fry-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade.

May 9: Librarians discuss information literacy
April 29, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Studies show that professors overestimate students’ abilities to locate, assess and legally use information resources, and students often misjudge their own searching and evaluating skills.