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SAFECO executive to speak Oct. 7
September 26, 2003

Mike McGavick, chair, president and chief executive officer for SAFECO Insurance Co., will present the annual Walton Lecture at Washington State University on Oct. 7.The 2 p.m. lecture is open to the public and will be in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203.“Washington State is honored to welcome Mike McGavick to campus to present his insights on the insurance industry,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “Our students, faculty and guests at the Walton Lecture welcome the opportunity to meet with such an accomplished business leader as Mr. McGavick.”A Seattle native, McGavick worked in public affairs positions for The Rockey Co., … » More …

Ambassador plans WSU visit, lecture
March 7, 2003

Thomas S. Foley, former United States ambassador to Japan and former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will visit Washington State University at the Pullman campus on Tuesday, March 11. Foley will talk with students, get a briefing on the public policy institute that bears his name, meet with administrators of the university and give a public lecture. “Thomas S. Foley brings to this campus a lifetime of public service and a unique understanding of American government and international affairs,” said Ed Weber, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. “During his time in the U.S. House, Foley … » More …

KFC president presents Burtenshaw Lecture
September 30, 2002

Cheryl Bachelder, president and chief concept officer of the KFC Corp., will present “You Gotta Be a Maniac! Success Criteria for the Hospitality Industry,” as the fall 2002 Burtenshaw Lecturer, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.Bachelder is the 43rd top executive to present insights into the hospitality industry at the Burtenshaw Lecture Series since it began in 1981. The lecture is free and open to the public.Bachelder joined KFC in January 2001. She previously served as an executive vice president at Domino’s Pizza, LLC, where she was responsible for planning, marketing, research, product development, and concept … » More …

Speaker to focus on free-market environmentalism
September 26, 2002

Most Americans believe there are environmental issues in the United States. The behind-the-scenes debate is over the best way to fix the problems. Should the government dictate standards and impose penalties or should industry have a chance to play a part?Terry Anderson, executive director of Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a Bozeman, Montana think-tank focusing on market solutions to environmental problems, will argue for free-market environmentalism at WSU next month. Anderson presents his case at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Todd Hall, Room 125.“Terry Anderson and PERC have had important influences on presidents and national policy-makers for the past twenty years. It is very … » More …

Spring commencement schedules, speakers announced
April 26, 2002

Nearly 1,800 Washington State University students are expected to participate in the 106th annual spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.Commencement times and speakers at Beasley include:• Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Pharmacy, Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 8 a.m, speaker Per Pinstrup-Andersen, director general of International Food Policy Research Institute.• College of Liberal Arts, 11:30 a.m., speaker Sen. Maria Cantwell. • Colleges of Business and Economics, Education and Nursing, 3 p.m., speaker Provost Robert Bates. Ceremonies on other campuses include: • WSU Spokane, Intercollegiate College of Nursing/WSU College of Nursing, 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, Spokane … » More …

Schorr featured speaker
March 29, 2002

Daniel Schorr, veteran newsman and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Edward R. Murrow Symposium, slated for Wednesday, April 10, in Pullman. Schorr, who is also the winner of the 2002 Excellence in Broadcasting award from Washington State University’ s School of Communication, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. His presentation, titled “Forgive Us Our Press Passes: America and the Media” — based on his book by the same name — is free and open to the public.With a career spanning more than six decades, he is said to be the … » More …