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Young artists Trevarthen and Keitel show

VANCOUVER – Two young, promising artists are displaying their artwork in the Engineering Life Sciences Building at WSU Vancouver from Aug. 11 – Sept. 18. In the first floor gallery are the paintings of Brooke Keitel; the duct tape artwork of Reid Trevarthen is in the second floor gallery.


Keitel’s artwork is influenced by the Pacific Northwest landscape. Her abstract expressionist paintings are created with the Columbia River and the Willamette in mind. She says that her artwork “has a quality of liquid essence taken from the lush watery landscapes … » More …

Chancellor’s Seminar Series to debut

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver presents the Chancellor’s Seminar Series, campus lunchtime presentations Fridays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14, in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Ticket price for each seminar is $30 per person, including lunch and parking, or $80 for all three seminars with registration by Sept. 5.

For more information on each seminar, and to register, see, or

“The Chancellor’s Seminar Series offers an outstanding lineup of speakers from within the WSU community of experts – along with national experts from outside of our institution—to address issues impacting Clark County residents,” said WSU Vancouver … » More …

Freshmen to read ‘Three Cups of Tea’

VANCOUVER – The best seller, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace,” by Greg Mortenson and Portland’s David Oliver Relinwas, has been selected as this year’s required freshman reading project at WSU Vancouver.

Each year, a book is chosen at WSU Vancouver to go with the general education theme, which is currently “Global change in a local context.” This year’s freshmen have already received their complementary copies of the book. They are expected to show up for their first General Education class Aug. 25 ready to answer several discussion questions about the book, such … » More …

Nurses to hold sports physical exam clinic

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver nursing staff and students will hold their third annual sports physical exams clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Battle Ground, Prairie and Hockinson high schools.
The cost of the exams is $20. Students from any high school may attend. Students should wear comfortable clothes, and bring their high school sports physical form with parent signature.

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Andrew Morrison exhibit on display at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER – The art of Andrew Morrison will be on display Aug. 11 – Sept. 18 at WSU Vancouver Administration Building gallery.

Andrew Morrison creates art work drawing from a number of sources for inspiration.  His work is influenced by his
Native American culture and heritage, as well as by hip-hop and street art. His work juxtaposes classically rendered figures and images of Native Americans in traditional dress with images from popular culture and graffiti tags. The result is a body of work that is hip, exciting and very unique.

Morrison’s work … » More …

Vancouver takes time to evaluate gen ed

Photo: WSU Vancouver is in its second year of enrolling and educating freshmen. (Photo courtesy of WSU Vancouver).


After only one year of offering general education courses at WSU Vancouver, administrators and faculty members want more time to gather data and evaluate feedback before applying for permanent course approval.

“We really didn’t have time to take a deep breath and say, ‘Okay, let’s look at what’s happening,’ ” said Karen Diller, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver and chair of the general education advisory board.

The WSU Vancouver program … » More …

Debra Barnett of WSU Vancouver

Debra Barnett claims she’s no spring chicken, but this bird’s not ready to roost.


Barnett works full-time as principal assistant with education programs at WSU Vancouver. She also is studying for her bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in English.


“I’ve only got nine credits to go,” she said. “I’ve been working on the degree one or two classes at a time and have enjoyed every minute of it. I just love learning.”


Thrives on variety

It’s this love for learning — the … » More …

Attorney General Ashcroft lecture tickets still available

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Former Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at WSU Vancouver’s fourth annual Public Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. Ashcroft will speak on “National Security and Civil Liberties in the 21st Century.”Tickets are available to the general public for $10 with additional fees through all TicketsWest outlets. Tickets can be charged by phone at (503) 224-TIXX in Portland and at 800-992-TIXX in all other areas. Tickets can also be bought on the Web at Additionally, local high school and college students with current student IDs can attend for $5 through the WSU Vancouver Cashier’s Office. Students … » More …

GRACe symposium focuses on gender

The second annual Gendering Research Across the Campuses (GRACe) symposium will be held all day Saturday, Oct.15, in the Multimedia Classroom Building at WSU Vancouver.GRACe is comprised largely of female faculty members at WSU. The group provides a framework for discussion of scholarly work on gender and plans collaborative research and teaching activities that have gender as a central theme.The symposium theme is “The Politics of Movement.” Topics include:• global feminisms and women’s movements;• notions of citizenship, gender and economics;• immigration and migration; and• gender, identity and mass media.Grace Chang, Oakland activist, scholar and author of “Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy” … » More …

West Nile Virus lecture on Dec. 5

Washington State University Vancouver’s biology club is sponsoring a Dec. 5 lecture on the West Nile Virus, a newly emerging disease threatening both human and animal populations. WSU graduate Dr. Pamela Jen of Healing Star Veterinary Clinic will share current research on the cause, spread, symptoms and prevention of the West Nile Virus during a free, one-hour lecture from noon-1 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Room 129.WNV is a mosquito-borne disease that killed 199 people this year in the United States and Canada. Wildlife and domestic animals, particularly horses and birds, are especially vulnerable to infection and serve as host carriers of the disease. … » More …