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War veterans find peace with a hoe and pitchfork
March 19, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 

CultivatingSuccessLogo-250SEQUIM, Wash. – Military veterans on the Olympic Peninsula are healing invisible wounds of war by tending the earth. They are part of a trend taking root across the country called agrotherapy, which helps veterans not only overcome difficulties like post-traumatic stress syndrome but also gain skills to help support themselves and their families.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day marked with breakfast, ceremony
November 8, 2013

VAMemorial-170PULLMAN, Wash. – A free public continental breakfast, speakers and ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, as Washington State University honors those who serve in the military on national Veterans Day.

WSC athlete Jack Kelleher killed after wound, return to combat
May 27, 2011

WSC varsity track team 1940-41.  Jack Kelleher, bottom row, far left. Photo courtesy of WSU Athletics.




Stories that Live Forever

Editor’s Note: This article is the 12th installment in a series titled “Stories that Live Forever.” The series, written by Jason Krump, WSU Athletics, originated in 2007 to commemorate Memorial Day and honor the names listed on the Washington State University Veterans Memorial on the WSU campus.



Beginning Veterans Day 2008, the scope of the series was expanded to include Washington State student-athletes who have served, or are serving, … » More …

WSU to hold 34th annual Pah-loots-pu powwow
April 7, 2009

PULLMAN — The 34th annual Pah-loots-pu powwow celebration is being held Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

The first session will be held on Friday from 7 p.m. till midnight, with the second and third sessions to be held on Saturday between 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. till midnight.

This year’s celebration features an honoring of Veterans and the annual blanket ceremony for Native American Graduates. The head staff includes Acossia Red Elk, noted jingle dancer, David Browneagle as head man dancer, and the host drum White … » More …

Residence Life educates on oppression
January 26, 2009

PULLMAN — Designed to raise awareness and promote diversity education, the Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive learning experience for all WSU members. The 2009 Tunnel of Oppression will be in McCroskey Hall, Feb. 2-4, from 3-8 p.m.


This year, attendees will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as Veteran’s issues, body image, sexual orientation, genocide, sweat shop labor, poverty, domestic violence and learning disabilities.


The Tunnel of Oppression is a program that takes people on a tour through a series of rooms where different kinds of injustice and other scenarios are … » More …

Tri-Cities student presents “The Changing Face of Veterans”
October 31, 2008

RICHLAND — Nicholas Zaharevich, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a senior at WSU Tri-Cities, will talk about “The Changing Face of Veterans” at a Nov. 6 event.
The pre-Veterans Day event is at 4:30 p.m. in the West Building Atrium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. It is sponsored by the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities. Admission is free and open to the public — local veterans are especially encouraged to attend.
“There is a new generation of veterans,” Zaharevich said. “We have different goals, needs and concerns than did the traditional image of a World War II or … » More …

Economic battle awaits combat vets
November 8, 2007

(Photo: Alair MacLean. Photo by Shari Clevenger, WSU Vancouver)

Combat veterans from the military draft period — those who actually fought in America’s wars from World War II to Vietnam — are less likely to be employed or to have been employed, according to a WSU study. If employed, they tended to earn less than either noncombat veterans or nonveterans of the same age.

Comparisons were made among veterans and their peers on a year-by-year basis from 1968-1994.

 “Experiencing combat has that long-term effect, 10 to 30 years after their service … » More …

Psychology clinic offers new services for veterans
October 18, 2007

PULLMAN – First Gentleman Mike Gregoire will visit the WSU Pullman campus Friday, Oct. 19 to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Psychology Clinics new “Services for Veterans and Families” program.

The clinic has been contracted by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs to offer services to veterans and their family members at the university and from the community. The clinic will offer individual counseling, group therapy, family and marital counseling and psychological evaluation. Services will also include neuropsychological evaluations related to suspected war trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder … » More …

Candlelight vigil held in remembrance
February 2, 2007

PULLMAN – The Veterans Affairs Committee of the Associated Students of Washington State University held a candlelight vigil for the fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen of the armed forces at 5 p.m. yesterday, Feb. 1, at the Veterans Memorial.

Candlelight vigil for fallen soldiers
January 31, 2007

PULLMAN – The Veterans Affairs Committee of the Associated Students of Washington State University will hold a candlelight vigil for the fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen of the armed forces at 5 p.m. Feb 1 at the Veterans Memorial.For more information contact the Veterans Affair Committee at (509) 335-3789.