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Videos: Annual pumpkin drop a smashing success
October 15, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – The annual dad’s weekend pumpkin drop is a gravity experiment with pumpkins (and a watermelon and…) launched from 12-story Webster Hall at Washington State University.

Dad’s weekend crowded with events for WSU families and fans
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN — A full slate of activities will take place during WSU Dad’s Weekend Nov. 7-9 as the Cougars will face the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Martin Stadium.


Friday events include the Feast of the Arts at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Art and Todd Hall Dining Room 268. The event features music, art reception and dinner, including premium, award-winning wines from across Washington State and hors d’oeuvres.


Brewfest will take place from 5-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Events Center. The event is organized by members of Sigma Iota, a student –run association in the … » More …

Physics and astronomy clubs re-enact Galileo’s law
November 1, 2005

WSU physics and astronomy clubs dropped pumpkins and other objects from a 12th-floor window of Webster Physical Sciences Building on Nov. 5 to enact Galileo’s historical experiment, proving his Law of Falling Bodies. The Law of Falling Bodies states that all objects, regardless of their masses, fall toward the earth at the same rate. Drops will take place from Webster’s 6th, 10th and 12th floors.WSU physics graduate student Fran Morrissey will portray Galileo.”Last year, we had a couple hundred people. It is a good event for families and kids,” said Mary Guenther of the WSU physics and astronomy department. She admits the drop will not … » More …