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Will fountain flow again?
November 19, 2008

The fountain, at home at Stimson Hall. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)

 

PULLMAN — “Here we … uh, had … the Minerva Fountain,” fumbled Clare Wiser as he rounded the corner of Stimson Hall in spring 2007. Leading an outdoor campus art tour, the retired math professor-turned-docent for the Museum of Art found the words at the tip of his tongue — “here we have” — to be suddenly, and alarmingly, inappropriate. Where once had been a statue of a cherubic maiden holding a water-spouting fish, there now was only a concrete pad in a … » More …

Governor reappoints Cowles, Stone to Board of Regents
September 21, 2005

Gov. Christine Gregoire has reappointed Washington State University regents Elizabeth Cowles of Spokane and Rafael Stone of Seattle to the board for additional five-year terms.Cowles currently serves as president of the Board of Regents; Stone was her predecessor as president. Both were appointed to the board in 2000. Their new terms expire Sept. 30, 2010.Cowles is chairman of Cowles Publishing Co., a diversified family owned media, forest products, insurance and real estate company headquartered in Spokane. Cowles is active in the community, serving on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fox Theater Board and the Spokane Symphony Society, … » More …