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Visiting writer series presents two accomplished poets
October 7, 2009




PULLMAN – The 2009-2010 WSU Visiting Writer Series will host a double reading Monday, Oct. 12, in the CUE, Room 203. Readings will be done by the accomplished poets Kate Greenstreet and Linda Russo.


Greenstreet’s second book, “The Last 4 Things,” is just out from Ahsahta Press. Her first, “Case Sensitive,” was published by Ahsahta in 2006. She is also the author of three chapter books, most recently “This is Why I Hurt You” (Lame House press, 2008). Her new work is in current of forthcoming issues of Jubilat, Court … » More …

Solstice Quintet presents annual concert at WSU
March 17, 2008

PULLMAN — A concert featuring the Solstice Wind Quintet will be presented at WSU as part of the School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 21 in the Kimbrough Concert Hall.

The Solstice Quintet, in residence at WSU, features flutist Ann Marie Yasinitsky; Shannon Scott, clarinet; Keri McCarthy, oboe; Jennifer Scriggins Brummett, horn; and Ryan Hare, bassoon.

The program will include works by Ligeti, Klughardt, Dahl and Jongen. General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens 60 and older and non-WSU students; and free for … » More …

Faculty Artist Series recital funds scholarships
February 25, 2008

PULLMAN – Flute, oboe, viola, cello and piano faculty from the WSU School of Music will perform a concert featuring solo flute and oboe chamber music repertoire at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29 in Bryan Hall. The concert is part of the school’s Faculty Artist Series.

Performing faculty include Ann Yasinitsky, flute; Keri E. McCarthy, oboe; Meredith Arksey, viola; Ruth Boden, cello; Gerald Berthiaume and Jeffrey Savage, piano.

The concert will open with the romantically-inspired Two Rhapsodies by Charles M. Loeffler for oboe, viola and piano. Yasinitsky is featured on two virtuosic works for flute, the Gieseking Sonatine, and the Sonatina by Henri Dutilleux. The concert … » More …

Chancellor’s seminars highlight global change
January 28, 2008

WSU Vancouver is launching a new lunchtime presentation titled the Chancellor’s Seminar Series, running 12-1:30 p.m. Fridays March 7,  April 4, and May 16 in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Ticket price for each seminar is $30 per person, including lunch and parking, or $80 all three seminars. For more information and to register, go ONLINE @ and, or call 360/546-9600.

“The Chancellor’s Seminar Series offers an outstanding lineup of speakers from within the WSU community of experts – along with national experts from outside of our institution — to address issues impacting Clark County residents,” said WSU Vancouver Chancellor … » More …

Faculty Artist Series to play The Soldier’s Tale
October 23, 2007

PULLMAN – WSU’s School of Music Faculty Artist Series will include a special presentation of Stravinsky’s “L’Historie du Soldat” or “The Soldier’s Tale,” at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in Bryan Hall Theatre.

The story is a staged fable originally composed for a traveling group of musicians and actors in Switzerland in 1918. The drama tells the story of the unlucky soldier who makes a Faustian bargain with the devil.

The performance will feature John Weiss as narrator, Christopher Akers as the soldier and Timothy Robblee as the devil.


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Privacy vs. security issues discussed tomorrow
March 20, 2007

A public debate focusing on privacy vs. security will be held tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Glenn Terrell Mall.  The panel will include a sheriff, ACLU legal expert from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and a WSU Librarian. The debate ground rules include the opportunity for questions to and from audience members and the panelists. Future topics are likely to include local, national, and global environmental and women’s issues, and others starting again in the fall.The public debate series was created after the controversy that occurred during the young republican’s border fence demonstration. Organizers believe that WSU generally lacks opportunities for organized … » More …

WSU Pharmacist helps elderly retain at-home lifestyles
February 27, 2007

SEATTLE – The pioneering research of Washington State University pharmacist and educator Stephen Setter could ensure that aging Americans will prolong their ability to live independent lives in their own homes, improving their quality of life and saving themselves (and often the state) the high cost of nursing home care.Setter makes that lifestyle a reality for countless Spokane elders, leading a national trend toward pharmacists becoming more involved in drug therapy decisions and in counseling patients.He will discuss his research in “It Takes a Community: Managing In-home Medications for the Elderly” from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 7 at The Rainier Club, 840 4th Ave., … » More …

Visiting writer series begins Oct. 3
September 29, 2006

The 2006 Visiting Writer Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, with readings by Lola Haskins. All series events, sponsored by the WSU Department of English and Museum of Art/WSU, are at 7:30 p.m. at the museum.Books will be available for purchase at BookPeople of Moscow. For more information, contact Aimee Phan, 335-7309 or has published eight collections of poetry, most recently “Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems” (BOA, 2004). Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, London Review of Books and has been broadcast on National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Among her awards are the Iowa Poetry Prize, … » More …

Astrobiology seminar will explore life in universe
September 1, 2006

PULLMAN–Top researchers in the field of astrobiology will deliver lectures on the Washington State University Pullman campus as speakers in a new seminar series. The series kicks off on Sept. 8, with a lecture titled “Life in the Solar System and Beyond” by WSU astrobiologist and associate professor of geology Dirk Schulze-Makuch.All the lectures will be held on Friday afternoons at 2:10 p.m. in CUE 203. The series’ schedule is available at”The new Astrobiology Seminar Series will focus on aspects of life in the Universe,” said Guy Worthey, associate professor of physics and astronomy. “Astrobiology touches on many universal questions such as ‘What … » More …

Gary Gildener to read at WSU
April 12, 2006

WSU1s department of English continues its Spring 2006 Visiting Writer Series with author Gary Gildner on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum of Art Gallery.Gildner has published twenty books, including Blue Like the Heavens: New and Selected Poems, Somewhere Geese Are Flying: New and Selected Stories, The Second Bridge (a novel), and The Warsaw Sparks. His book The Bunker in the Parsley Fields won the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize.  He has also received a National Magazine Award for fiction, Pushcart prizes in fiction and nonfiction, the Robert Frost Fellowship, and several other prizes and fellowships.  Books and refreshments will be available after … » More …