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Disappearing colors spike campus scenes
August 27, 2010

 

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services, and Robert Frank, WSU Today

 

 

PULLMAN – Summer temperatures have spiked and now have begun to occasionally dip. As fall semester begins, here are a scenes from the past few weeks on the Pullman campus, where summertime colors have accented the landscaping … and now are disappearing.

 

 

WSU professors named to state Academy of Sciences
August 26, 2010

 

 

 

Besser, Dillman, McElwain, Pooviah (l-r)

 

 

By the Washington State Academy of Science

 

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Academy of Sciences has announced the election of 17 new members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing scientific achievements. Three are from WSU, including:

 

Thomas Besser, professor, School for Global Animal Health

Don Dillman, Regents Professor, departments of sociology and community and rural sociology, and deputy director of the Social and Economic Science Research Center

Poovaiah, B. W. (Joe), Regents Professor, Department of Horticulture

 

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Redbox, Freshens services now available at CUB
August 25, 2010

 

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PULLMAN – If you’re in search of a movie to rent, some frozen yogurt or a smoothie, Compton Union is now offering the services of Redbox® and Freshens®.

 

 

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Redbox is a nationwide provider of DVD movie rentals offered to customers via fully automated kiosks at a cost of $1.15 per movie per night.

 

The Redbox kiosk is located inside the CUB on the first floor near the tower entrance and is available during building operating hours. To … » More …

Finance leader to speak, receive top alumni award
August 24, 2010

PULLMAN – A nationally recognized leader in investment management will be presented with WSU’s highest alumni award and will speak at a free public lecture series he established at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in the CUB auditorium.

 

Gary P. Brinson (’68 MBA) is known for his intellectual contributions to the financial investing world. He is founder and head of Brinson Partners Inc., president of GP Brinson Investments, and chairman of the Brinson Foundation.

He established the Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture in Finance series at WSU and will deliver the 10th anniversary address. He will speak on “Investment Markets: Past, Present and … » More …

Moos names new senior associate athletic director
August 23, 2010

Marlow

PULLMAN – WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Monday that Mike Marlow, most recently a senior associate athletics director at the University of Oregon, has accepted WSU’s offer to become a senior associate athletic director for the Cougars. Marlow will officially begin his duties Tuesday, Aug. 24.

 

“Mike Marlow is considered by many, including myself, as one of the premier administrators in college athletics,” said Moos. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will prove to be most beneficial to our efforts to move Washington State athletics forward.”

 

 

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FacOps golf tournament funds scholarships
August 23, 2010

Photos by Tim Marsh, WSU Today.

 

 

PULLMAN – Nearly $10,000 was raised for WSU student scholarships during the second annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf Tournament.

 

Sponsored by Facilities Operations as a benefit for the FacOps Scholarship Fund, the
18-hole open-to-the-public event at Palouse Ridge Golf Club was held Aug. 14.

 

There were 69 players in the tournament and 18 participants who did not golf but took part with golfers in a post-tournament lunch and auction at Banyan’s on the Ridge restaurant.

 

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Fall practices under way for Cougar volleyball
August 20, 2010


Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

 

 

PULLMAN – The WSU women’s volleyball team is gearing up for another great season, with fall practice sessions in full swing under third-year Head Coach Andrew Palileo, the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year.

 

WSU is coming off an 18-13 overall record, 6-12 Pac-10 record for eighth place and the first trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament since 2002.

 

The 2010 season begins at home, in Bohler Gym, Aug. 27-28, when WSU hosts the Nike Cougar Invitational featuring NCAA-participants Cal Poly, Weber State, and cross-state rival, Idaho.

 

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Engineering grad student’s work noted for potential
August 20, 2010


Doctoral student Bin Li and professor Katie Zhong. (Photo
by Michelle White) 

Bin Li, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and materials engineering working with professor Katie Zhong, was awarded second place in the 2010 Boeing Engineering Student of the Year for his work in multifunctional nanocomposites.

 

The award is presented each year by Boeing and Flightglobal, a leading provider of aerospace news and data, to an engineering student whose work is considered most likely to lead to improvements in aerospace systems, capabilities, processes, tools, performance and/or cost.

People don’t really like unselfish colleagues
August 19, 2010

PULLMAN – You know those goody two-shoes who volunteer for every task and thanklessly take on the annoying details nobody else wants to deal with? That’s right: Other people really can’t stand them.

Four separate studies led by a WSU social psychologist have found that unselfish workers who are the first to throw their hat in the ring are also among those that coworkers most want to, in effect, vote off the island.


Parks

“It’s not hard to find examples, but we were the first to show this happens and to have explanations why,” said Craig Parks, lead … » More …

Student Support Services lands U.S. DOE grant
August 19, 2010

 

 


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PULLMAN – The U.S. Department of Education will award WSU $223,496 a year for five years to continue the university’s Student Support Services program (SSS).

 

This is the third federal grant to support the WSU SSS program since its inception, said Lucila Loera, assistant vice president for enrollment management/research and external support.

 

“Given the current economic climate, this process was exceptionally competitive. We are excited to continue providing services to our current and future program participants,” said Loera.

 

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