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WSU Veterans’ sacrifices to be remembered
November 3, 2006

PULLMAN  – A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Pullman campus of Washington State University to recognize the service of all veterans, and specifically the sacrifices of three members of the military from WSU who have been killed in the war in Iraq.A procession will gather on Terrell Mall at 10:45 a.m. and will walk to the Veterans Memorial, where the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The Veterans Memorial is located on the knoll across from Thompson Hall between Administrative Way and Bryan Hall.Captain James Shull was killed in Baghdad in the accidental shooting in November, 2003. Shull graduated … » More …

Military life vs. media portrayals discussion
February 27, 2006

The ASWSU will host “As Seen on TV? A Discussion on Real Life in the Military” Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Todd 116.The event will consist of a panel of military veterans who will discuss and answer questions from the audience about what is and is not real in the way the military is portrayed in popular entertainment and the media.The event is free and open to the public.

Those killed in war on terrorism honored
February 3, 2006

The Global War on Terrorism in the past two years has claimed the lives of three Washington State University students and alumni. Due to the limited size of WSU Pullman’s veterans memorial, there is nowhere to inscribe their names and permanently recognize their sacrifice.

Recently, the university designated $15,000-$20,000 to have the memorial (located east of Thompson Hall and north of Murrow Hall) expanded to honor the recent and future sacrifices by WSU students.

Helping lead that effort were students, faculty and staff, including Charii Higgins, WSU Veterans Affairs coordinator.

“At first, administrators wanted to wait until the war was over. But no one knows … » More …

Book records brave stories of WSU vets
November 11, 2005

After 10 years of research and writing, C. James Quann, WSU registrar emeritus and coordinator of veterans research, is finally telling the heroic stories of WSU veterans. Quann’s new book, titled “WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends,” recounts stories of WWII, Vietnam, Korean and Persian Gulf war soldiers with strong ties to WSU. His research took him all over the country as he tracked down veterans with stories to tell. “There were numerous accounts of heroism on the part of WSU Cougars,” Quann said during his book reading on Oct. 14 at the New Holland Library. Quann has been interested in veteran recognition for years. … » More …

Faculty/staff volunteers help soldiers readjust to college life
November 11, 2005

A group of staff and faculty members is volunteering to help student soldiers returning from combat readapt to college life. About 40 members of the Faculty and Staff Veterans’ Liaisons program attended a two-hour workshop at the beginning of the semester. They discussed how to assist student war veterans who may have problems separating their war experience from college. Liaisons identify student soldiers who may be having trouble reacclimatizing themselves to school and connect them with student support services that can help them make sense of their experiences in combat. Some offices that provide veteran support are the Student Advising and Learning Center, Student Counseling … » More …

Cathy McMorris to speak at Veterans Day ceremony
November 10, 2005

Representative Cathy McMorris will speak at this year’s Washington State University Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 on the WSU campus.The annual ceremony is set for 11 a.m. to noon at the WSU Veterans Memorial, located on Veterans Way near Murrow Hall. Military veterans, past and present, will be honored at the public event. WSU President V.Lane Rawlins and Cpl. William Wegner are also scheduled to speak.According to the Office of Veteran’s Affairs, there are 35 WSU students now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A number of veterans have recently returned to classes after having served in the Middle East.A public procession, led by … » More …

WSU Master Gardeners honor veteran volunteers
September 12, 2005

Among them, they’ve donated thousands of volunteer hours and have answered just as many questions about every bug and blight known to Washington state gardening.WSU Extension Master Gardeners honored four members, each with more than 20 years of experience in the program, at its conference on the Pullman campus this week. Marilyn Tilbury of Seattle, Mary Boston of Olympia, Becky Stinson of Anacortes and Mary Fran Fryer of Chehalis were among nearly 200 Master Gardeners from throughout the state attending the annual event.”It’s interesting to see how people approach their gardening problems,” said Tilbury. “In general, men are more into their grass. The women seem … » More …

Golf tournament to tee off on April 16
March 29, 2005

The 14th-annual WSU Veteran’s Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on April 16 at the Colfax Golf and Country Club.The best ball tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including a chance to win a car for a hole-in-one. A barbecue will follow the tournament.Entry forms may be picked up at the Veteran Affairs Office, located in French Ad Room 346. For more information, contact Charii Higgins at 335-1234.All proceeds from the event will go toward the upkeep of the Veteran’s Memorial, as well as a $500 scholarship for a veteran student attending WSU.

WSU ceremony honors veterans Nov. 11
November 5, 2004

A Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at Washington State University will salute those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military.Army Capt. James Shull and Air Force Capt. Ralph Gehringer, both WSU alumni who died while on duty, will be honored, said Charii Higgins, WSU Veterans Affairs coordinator.Shull, originally from Moore, Idaho, graduated from WSU in 1995 and died 2003 in Iraq. Gehringer, originally from Tacoma, graduated from WSU in 1983 and died in 1987 in the United States.At 10:40 a.m., bagpiper Joe Trudeau, a WSU music major from Spokane, will lead an American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman 52 color guard and others … » More …

Veterans returning to class
August 20, 2004

Charii Higgins, coordinator of Veterans Affairs at WSU, stands with recent student veterans from the war in Iraq: Nicholas DeSelle, U.S. Navy, left, and Ashley Monfort, U.S. Army National Guard.Scores of students, torn from their regular academic lives and dropped into the volatile world war on terrorism, will begin returning to Washington State University campuses this fall. In short, they will be attempting to pick up the pieces of their lives and education. The challenge for them is trying to integrate their military experience, put it into perspective and regain a sense of normalcy. The challenge for WSU faculty and staff is to help these … » More …