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Fitness challenge encourages activity
October 30, 2007

Students, faculty, staff and WSU supporters are encouraged to participate in the Pac-10 Fitness Challenge to compete for the title of “Most Active School.”


The Pac-10 Fitness Challenge is a conference-wide initiative that promotes regular physical activity and will be occuring Nov. 5-9. People do not need to be a member of the Student Recreation Center to participate.

“This is an awesome way to promote being active,” said Theresa Lehman, assistant director of marketing for University Recreation.

To participate in the event, people need to log on to the Fitness Challenge Tracker at … » More …

Fighting cancer on many fronts
September 6, 2007

PULLMAN – What do earnest, highly competitive graduate students do in their spare time? For some in the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB), kicking back means organizing a fun — and highly competitive — Relay for Life team.


Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. It brings in more than 40 percent of the organization’s annual income.



With money raised from bake sales, donations and an online auction, the Mighty, Mighty Molecular Bioscientists team will compete in the Pullman relay Sept. 29-30 … » More …

Organic, sustainable farms focus of tour series
April 23, 2007

Rotational grazing, a goat dairy and a cheese facility were just three of the many features discussed at the first 2007 Farm Walk at Pine Stump Farm in Omak. Producers, farmers and community members toured the farm April 16 and learned the benefits and challenges of having a diversified, value-added livestock operation. Organized by Washington State University’s Small Farms Team and Tilth Producers of Washington, these walks provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, on an advanced level, on specific types of farming practices and issues. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussion about the farm’s production and marketing practices.  “We want people to learn about the best … » More …

Former WSU docs advise it … and enjoy it
April 12, 2006

Betty K. Adams and William Butts are both retired physicians and community-minded Pullman residents. They each served as the director of the Student Health Center at WSU (Butts from 1973 to 1979, and Adams from 1979 to 1988). And now, in their retirement, they are both avid walkers.“I walk for an hour every day, Monday through Friday,” said Adams, who will be 75 this year. “In bad weather, I walk around Beasley Coliseum. In good weather, I go to Sunnyside Park or one of the other great places around town.”“My primary exercise is walking,” said Adams. “I prescribe walking for everyone, especially anyone up in … » More …