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YWCA Week Without Violence at WSU
October 20, 2003

The YWCA of Washington State University will present the 9th Annual Week Without Violence, an international campaign to raise awareness about non-violent alternatives, Oct. 20-24.The Week Without Violence focuses attention on practical, sustainable and non-violent alternatives in people’s daily lives.The week will begin with a day of remembrance, followed by a full week of awareness programs that focus on protecting children, making schools safe, confronting violence against women, facing violence among men, eliminating racism and hate crimes, and replacing violence with sports, recreation and fun.”It is far better to protest and demonstrate against the violence and injustices in our world than to blindly go about … » More …

Yasinitsky, Barash to perform in recital at WSU
September 16, 2003

Washington State University flute instructor Ann Marie Yasinitsky and oboe professor Amarai Barash will be featured during a faculty recital Sept. 23 on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.Yasinitsky, assisted by pianist Gerald Berthiaume, pianist Sheila Zilar and cellist Eugene Zenzen, will perform works by French composers Jolivet and Gaubert. Barash, assisted by pianist Susan Chan, will perform works by Robert Schumann and Peter Maxwell Davies. Yasinitsky and Barash will also perform a duo for flute and oboe by Thea Musgrave. Yasinitsky joined the WSU music faculty in 1991. She … » More …

Former WSU Regent dies July 25
July 31, 2003

Robert W. (Bob) Strausz, a member of the Washington State University Board of Regents from 1973-77, died in Bellingham, July 25. Strausz was born in Yakima on Aug. 19, 1922. The Yakima High School graduate served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean war. He earned a bachelor’s degree from WSU in 1947.Strausz was appointed a WSU regent in June 1973 by Gov. Dan Evans and served until October 1977. The Yakima Valley orchardist and his wife, Francine, moved to Friday Harbor in 1994.In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.The family … » More …

WSU, UW presidents appear Dec. 16 at Pasco Chamber
December 13, 2002

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The presidents of Washington State University and the University of Washington will hold a joint news conference in Pasco on Monday, Dec. 16, prior to their appearance as guest speakers at the Pasco Chamber of Commerce meeting.The new conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the West Coast Hotel, at 2525 N. 20th in Pasco.WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and UW Interim President Lee Huntsman are expected to tell Pasco Chamber members and gathered community leaders about their concerns for the future of higher education in the state.Last month, the two presidents called on the State Legislature to stop … » More …

No increase in money, no increase in enrollment
November 25, 2002

For the first time Washington State University and University of Washington Boards of Regents met together and the issue that brought them to a common table today was the need for adequate funding for their respective universities.In separate actions, both boards unanimously approved a joint resolution stating they support the position not to increase enrollment at their schools unless and until significant progress is made in closing the gap between per student state appropriations and the average per student state appropriations of each university’s comparison institutions.In addition, the resolution stated that any budget reductions must be accompanied by enrollment reductions in order to maintain quality … » More …

Working for WSU After Retirement
April 11, 2002

On July 1, 2001, the Post-Retirement Employment bill (ESSB 5937) became law. This law allows PERS Plan 1 retirees to work for a Washington state employer for up to 1,500 hours per calendar year without a reduction in their pension.If the retired employee works more than 1500 hours, the retirement annuity stops for the rest of the year. On January 1st of the following year, the retirement annuity begins again, and a new 1500-hour block begins.This employment bill also allows retirees from PERS Plans 2 and 3 to work up to 867 hours per calendar year without a reduction in pension. The annuity stops when … » More …