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Sept. 21: Kaiser Permanente president to speak at annual WSU Seattle Power Breakfast

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

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SEATTLE, Wash. – Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington, will present “Health Care: Bold Moves in a Time of Uncertainty” as the keynote speaker at the annual Power Breakfast networking event sponsored by the Washington State University Carson College of Business. » More …

Sept. 27-28: Free cybersecurity workshops for small businesses

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Bcybersecurity imageusiness Development Center

SEATTLE, Wash. – More than 2,700 businesses in Washington state reported cyberattacks in 2016 to the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center. Those attacks totaled over $25 million in losses, putting Washington in the top 10 among states for illegal hacks.
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Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle

few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center. » More …

Les Schwab Tire CEO featured speaker at Power Breakfast

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast in Seattle on Sept. 27, featuring guest speaker Dick Borgman, chairman and CEO of Les Schwab Tire Centers.

Borgman’s speech is titled “Hometown Customer Service in a Global Industry.”

The breakfast is designed to inform, inspire and engage Seattle-area business leaders on contemporary business issues and is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

Participants may register for $40 online at http://cbpowerbreakfast.wsu.edu» More …

Influential CEO to talk at annual Power Breakfast

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast in Seattle, featuring guest speaker Joni Earl, chief executive officer of Sound Transit and WSU alumna. The breakfast will take place 7:30-9 a.m. on Sept. 17 at the Westin Hotel.

 

In 2005, Earl was named one of Seattle Magazine’s 25 most influential people of the Puget Sound region and one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 20 Women of Influence.

 

Earl holds a bachelor’s degree from WSU. She is a graduate of Harvard University’s State and Local Government Executive Program and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University … » More …

Former ambassador, journalist share views on Middle East

SEATTLE –  Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and veteran Middle East journalist Lawrence Pintak will offer their collective insights into the challenges facing our nation in that critical region of the world in Seattle next week as part of presentation sponsored by the Seattle City Club, WSU and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

Crocker, who recently retired after 37 years as a career ambassador with the U.S. Foreign Service, and Pintak, newly named founding dean of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, are expected to explore a variety of Middle East issues, including U.S. efforts to help Iraqis build a … » More …

Applicants to travel and do community service activities

Twenty students and faculty from WSU and WSU Vancouver will be participating in the Spring to Action, Break for Change trip to do service activities throughout Washington, and learn about sustainable agriculture.

 

The service projects will include working on sustainable farms in Washtucna and Everett, helping with flood relief in Chehalis, and serving lunch at a homeless shelter in Seattle.

 

The trip is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Division of Student Affairs Equity and Diversity.

 

It begins March 14th and ends March 18th.

 

For more information contact Michael Schwartz … » More …

Cougar basketball travels to Seattle

The third annual Sterling Savings Bank Night with Cougar Basketball, featuring Washington State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett and Women’s Basketball Head Coach June Daugherty, will take place, Friday, Oct. 19 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66) in Seattle.

Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. with a social and silent auction; dinner and the evening’s program begin at 6:45 p.m.

Individual tickets are $100 for WSU Athletic Foundation members and $125 for non-Athletic Foundation members. To RSVP please contact Todd Thrasher at 206-448-1330 or tthrasher@wsuwest.edu» More …

WSU expert says U.S. heading toward catastrophe

Seattle- Washington State University faculty member Thomas Preston believes it’s not a matter of if but when and how renegade terrorist groups will use weapons of mass destruction to cause the greatest number of civilian deaths possible.Only one percent of the approximately 600,000 cargo containers brought into Seattle ports each year are inspected, making the city and other seaports particularly vulnerable to attacks. Preston thinks much can be done to lessen the likelihood and to prepare for an effective crisis response program to a bioterrorist attack.He will discuss his research in “Biological Warfare: The New Face of Terrorism” from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18 … » More …