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Weintraub speaks during Week of Remembrance
March 3, 2006

Renowned history and biography author Stanley Weintraub will be among the speakers during WSU’s third annual “Week of Remembrance,” March 5-10, to commemorate the liberation of Nazi death and concentration camps in Europe following World War II. Weintraub is the father of WSU communication professor Erica Austin. Weintraub is known for histories of the American Revolution and both world wars, as well as for books about George Washington, Prince Albert, George Bernard Shaw and others. He is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. Sponsored by the Honors College and Departments of History and of Foreign Languages and Cultures, the … » More …

New York Times foreign correspondent to visit WSU
February 23, 2006

Warren Hoge, The New York Times Foreign Correspondent at the United Nations, will be on the WSU campus Sunday, Feb. 26. He will make a presentation at 2:30 p.m. in The Bundy Reading Room at Avery Hall, and will also be the featured speaker at the Multicultural Fundraising Dinner from 6-8 p.m. at the CUB.The Edward R. Murrow School of Communication will host a reception for Hoge from 4-5 p.m. in the CADD Atrium. Light Hors d’oeuveres and punch will be served. The Communication School encourages communication and other students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.Hoge has had an expansive career in cultural and … » More …

Wells Fargo CEO to speak at power breakfast in Seattle
February 21, 2006

Wells Fargo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kovacevich will be the guest speaker at the WSU College of Business Power Breakfast Thursday, April 13 in Seattle.The breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St. Washington CEO magazine is a media sponsor for the event.“We welcome Richard Kovacevich and are pleased to have such renowned and innovative executive as our fourth Power Breakfast speaker,” says WSU CB Dean Eric R. Spangenberg. “His leadership is integral to what as been described as ‘the best managed company in U.S. banking’ by Forbes magazine and his insights into the industry … » More …

Noted leaders, WSU alums to address graduates
February 8, 2006

A university president from Texas, a Washington State University regent and the head of a Pullman company serving the electric power industry worldwide will address graduates at Washington State University’s 110th spring commencement May 6 at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.Texas Tech University President Jon Whitmore, a WSU graduate, will speak at the 8 a.m. ceremony for liberal arts graduates. WSU Regent Joe King, with King, Crowley and Co. public affairs consultants, will address graduates at 11:30 a.m. at the ceremony for business and education graduates. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder and president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman and a WSU graduate, will speak at the 3 … » More …

Campbell stresses compassion, passion, service to WSU grads
December 12, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. — Phyllis Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Seattle Foundation, urged Washington State University graduates Saturday to make choices guided by compassion, passion and service as a way to lead a fulfilling life.”The world, whether it is the world of business, politics or the professions, needs you to make these intentional and crucial choices,” said Campbell, who said such choices would lead to “a good return on investment, a better community and a better world.”About 640 graduates took part in the morning fall commencement ceremony at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.Campbell is a WSU graduate and former member of the WSU Board … » More …

Campbell to speak at WSU fall commencement Dec. 10
November 1, 2005

Phyllis J. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Seattle Foundation, will speak at Washington State University’s fall commencement set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.A WSU graduate and former regent of the university, Campbell was born in Spokane and lives in Issaquah. She is a WSU Alumni Achievement Award recipient.About 600-650 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony, said Teri Nelson, the university’s commencement coordinator. In recent academic years, about 4,500 undergraduates and some 900 graduate students have earned degrees from WSU.WSU President V. Lane Rawlins will preside at the event, the fifth fall commencement ceremony in … » More …

Arab democracy expert Maksoud to speak Sept. 28
September 26, 2005

Washington State University’s International Students’ Council will welcome lawyer, journalist and diplomat Clovis Maksoud (mahk-SOOD) to campus, Wednesday, Sept. 28, to discuss Arab democracy as part of International Education Week.Maksoud, a faculty member at American University in Washington, D.C., will discuss “Prospects and Problems, Democracy in the Arab Countries” from 7-8 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.Maksoud was the Arab League ambassador to India and Southeast Asia from1961-66 and was chief representative of the Arab League States to the United States and United Nations. His expertise in Arab democracy is extensive. He is a professor of global South studies and international relations and … » More …

Evidence-based approach focus of scholar events
September 19, 2005

Nationally recognized educator, pediatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk will be the featured speaker at the 2005 Cleveland Visiting Scholar events hosted by the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing Sept. 22 in Spokane.Melnyk, dean and distinguished foundation professor in nursing at Arizona State University, has authored more than 80 publications and serves as a developmental expert for ABC News. She will present lectures related to evidence-based clinical practice and research designed to improve coping/mental health outcomes in critically ill/hospitalized children, premature infants and parents.”Evidence-based practice is a problem-solving approach to care that integrates evidence from the best studies … » More …

Breakfast series dawns with entrepreneur speaker
September 3, 2004

Kerry Killinger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Washington Mutual, will speak at the inauguration of the Washington State University Power Breakfast series at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the W Seattle Hotel. The series is sponsored by the College of Business and Economics.“I applaud the deep commitment to academic excellence made by both WSU and its business college, and the impact they have on the state’s future business leaders,” said Killinger. The Power Breakfast series was created to inform, inspire and engage prominent business executives and members of the regional business community, said CBE Dean Len Jessup. It will offer fresh … » More …

Speaker and author to present Oct. 21 and 22
October 2, 2003

Speaker and author Allan Johnson will give two public presentations on campus Oct. 21 and 22.The author of four books, Johnson has worked on issues of social inequality since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He teaches sociology at Hartford College for Women and is a frequent speaker on university campuses.Several departments at WSU, including Comparative Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Speech and Hearing Sciences, are utilizing his book, “Privilege, Power and Difference,” in class. “He brings an extraordinary level of expertise in understanding oppression, privilege and transformation, which we will use in thinking about making WSU a more inclusive, just and welcoming institution,” … » More …