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Review :: WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends
Summer 2006
With three engines lost on a B-29 bombing run over Tokyo December 3, 1944, pilot Robert Goldsworthy and his crew bailed out. For the next nine months, he would endure brutal beatings as a Japanese prisoner of war. Far worse, he said, was the cold and...
Categories: Biography, Military sciences
Tags: World War II, Veterans

The Hospital Doctor
Summer 2005
When the elderly couple moved into the nursing home in Tonasket, one of their main concerns was who would take care of their chickens. Gordon C. McLean ('67 Ag. Econ. '73 M.A. Speech), administrator of the North Valley Hospital and Nursing Home, ...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Health care policy

The Best of All Worlds
Spring 2005
"Never judge a person by the way they are dressed," says Erianne Pearson. "People are people. We treat them with respect."That philosophy has kept Pearson in business since 1983, when The Best of All Worlds, her upscale gift and decorative accessor...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Small business

Erik Falter strives to keep alumni connected
Spring 2005
Erik Falter was in his element at the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award presentation event for Merle Sande last September (see WSM, winter 2004-05, p. 49). Keeping alumni connected with WSU and each other tops Falter's prioriti...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award

Channel Swimmer
Spring 2005
Pushing back the age barrier The young swimmers at the YMCA pool in Wilton, Connecticut, call him "Grandpa."They even ask their seasoned coach, "Are you the oldest person in the world?"No. But lean and fit George Brunstad is the oldest person ever...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Swimming, Age

WSU honors alumni Sande, Finch, Norris, Habereder
Winter 2004
The Washington State University Alumni Association created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1969 to honor alumni who have rendered significant service and contributions to their profession, community, and/or WSU. Four individuals were recognized r...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Alumni Achievement Award

Abelson shaped thinking as a scientist, editor of Science
Winter 2004
Regents' Distinguished WSU AlumnusDuring a life spanning 91 years, Tacoma native Philip Hauge Abelson left an indelible imprint on science. As a scientist and as longtime respected editor of Science magazine (1962-83), he shaped thinking in the sc...
Categories: Physics, Chemistry, Alumni
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award

Kemble Stout left mark as WSU music educator, administrator, performer
Winter 2004
Growing up the son of a music store owner in Kirksville, Missouri, Kemble A. Stout may have been predestined to pursue a career in music. He could take any instrument home. His favorites were the bassoon and clarinet."His main interest never varie...
Categories: Alumni, WSU faculty
Tags: Music, Education, Composers

Maughan Brothers
Winter 2004
Following the death of her husband, H. Delight Maughan raised six children-while teaching full-time. Despite the challenge, she clearly did it right. All three of her scientist sons, Paul, David, and Lowell, have been honored with alumni achievement awards.
Categories: Education, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Achievement Award, Family

Training Table
Winter 2004
Cougar Etiquette DinnerSkillfully sidestepping the busy wait staff, Mylene Barizo circulates among the 100 diners attending the Cougar Etiquette Dinner in the Todd Hall atrium. She stops, chats casually with student-athletes seated around tables f...
Categories: Food, Athletics
Tags: Etiquette, Cougar pride

Guiding Student-Athletes to Academic Success
Winter 2004
Balancing academic and athletic commitments in college can be a tough. On top of classes, labs, assignments, studying, and tests, student-athletes devote an enormous amount of time to conditioning and practice, plus travel and competing. Some 450 ...
Categories: WSU students, Athletics
Tags: Education

Marissa Lemargie—Busy providing humanitarian assistance in Africa, South America
Winter 2004
Marissa Lemargie tends to take things in on a global scale. An interest in other cultures and societies led to an anthropology degree at Washington State University in 1999. A master's degree in international development from the London School of ...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Humanitarianism, Africa, South America

McDonald at home on the range
Fall 2004
At 77, Esther Johnson McDonald is still active in the day-to-day operation of the 9,000-acre Triangle Ranch in Philipsburg, Montana, with her husband of 51 years, John W. "Pat" McDonald. The two met at a bull sale in Missoula. Her mother operated ...
Categories: Agriculture, Alumni
Tags: Cattle, Ranching

Review :: Is Self-Employment for You?
Fall 2004
Anyone can start a business, but only a few can sustain one. That's the premise of Paul. E. Casey's new book, Is Self-Employment for You? Casey Communications Inc., the company he founded in Seattle in 1988, is still going stron...
Categories: Business
Tags: Employment, Entrepreneurs

Keating Johnson: A passion for music
Fall 2004
L. Keating Johnson's passion for music was sparked in the fifth grade, after he saw the Disney movie, Sleeping Beauty. That year he started tuba lessons. A few years later, at Denver's George Washington High School, he talked Antonia Brico into gi...
Categories: WSU faculty, Alumni
Tags: Music

WSU Mom of the Year listened to her heart
Fall 2004
In the early 1980s, Susan Jackson of Lakewood wasn't interested in marriage, but longed for a child. Although single-parent international adoptions were rare in those days, within four years she adopted two little girls from India. Jennifer gradua...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Adoption, Family

Tracking Trucks
Fall 2004
One heavily-loaded eighteen-wheeler can cause the same highway damage as 7,000 cars. Ken Casavant and other transportation economists are trying to make sense of the effects of trucks on the state's highways.
Categories: Engineering, Economics
Tags: Transportation, Highways, Trucks

Big little man Bill Tomaras touched many lives
Fall 2004
Father of Washington State High School WrestlingBill Tomaras discovered early there wasn't much demand for a five-foot-three, 120-pound basketball player. So he turned to wrestling. The repercussions of that decision have been felt in Washington w...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Wrestling, High school students

WSU honors five alumni
Fall 2004
Washington State University created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1969 to honor alumni who have rendered significant service and contributions to their profession, community, and/or WSU. In recent months, five individuals have been recognized.Wi...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Achievement Award

Recycled shoes furnish Kid's Cave
Fall 2004
FieldTurf now provides soft landings for more than 160 pre-school children playing in the "Kid's Cave" at Washington State University. In April the 16- by-21-yard carpet was installed in the alcove beneath the WSU Children's Center, formerly Roger...
Categories: Recreation
Tags: Children, Recycling

Broadcasting as public service: Peter Jennings refreshes the Murrow vision
Fall 2004
What would veteran newsman Peter Jennings tell students seeking a career in broadcasting today?His wife posed the question to him when they were in Pullman for Washington State University's 30th Edward R. Murrow Symposium April 14. The answer came...
Categories: Media, Communication
Tags: Public service, Edward R. Murrow, Broadcasting

Racial profiling in Washington—policy and perception
Summer 2004
The likelihood of being stopped by the Washington State Patrol on state roads and highways is not affected by a driver's race or ethnicity, according to Washington State University researchers who analyzed two million WSP contacts between May 2000...
Categories: Sociology
Tags: Criminal justice, Race

Among old friends in Lahore
Summer 2004
WSU has long-standing ties to PakistanM. "Ghazi" Ghazanfar (front row center, red tie) is among friends, many of them Washington State University or University of Idaho alumni. (See caption below.) In December 2003 he was invited to Pakistan to le...
Categories: Alumni, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Pakistan

Arlington National Cemetery hallowed ground for Carson
Summer 2004
Rarely do people have their work viewed by U.S. presidents, congressmen, and millions of tourists. But that's the kind of scrutiny Kent Carson encounters. He is construction engineer at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.The cemet...
Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Construction

Harrison National Public Radio pioneer
Summer 2004
Whether plinking on the piano or pounding out scripts for public radio on his manual typewriter, Burton D. "Burt" Harrison enjoyed life to the fullest. During 27 years on the Washington State University communications faculty, including 17 as mana...
Categories: Media, Alumni
Tags: Radio

Patterson enjoyed best of both worlds as alumni director, state legislator
Summer 2004
Eugene G. "Pat" Patterson always thought there was something special about the loyalty of Washington State University alumni. Analyzing that phenomenon, he concluded the University's location, traditions, and residential campus, which provided the...
Categories: Law, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Legislation

Short Shakespeareans
Summer 2004
In a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Demetrius calls for a sword. His request produces instead a yellow rubber chicken tossed from off stage."Shakespeare should be fun," says Sherry Chastain Schreck, founding director of the "Short Shakespea...
Categories: Performing arts
Tags: Children, Theatre, Shakespeare

WSU Hall of Fame adds 5 who excelled
Summer 2004
Carol GordonOn February 21, the day of her induction into Washington State University's Athletic Hall of Fame, Carol Gordon offered a silent prayer. That evening she shared her petition with 180 guests at the induction banquet in the Compton Union...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Coach, Basketball, Football, Track and field, Hall of Fame

Pathfinder Award winner recognized early in career
Summer 2004
Washington State University alumnus Brad Rawlins has earned one of the nation's top scholarly awards in public relations.The assistant professor of communications at Brigham Young University received the Pathfinder Award November 20 in New York Ci...
Categories: Alumni, Communication
Tags: Awards, Public relations

Pediatrician, music educator, engineer, wood researcher honored
Summer 2004
Washington State University created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1969 to honor alumni who have provided significant service and contributions to their profession, community, and/or WSU. In recent months, four individuals have been recognized.Ri...
Categories: Alumni, Awards and honors
Tags: Wood, Pediatrics, Music, Civil engineering

Cougar cruise spreads good will on 1,700-mile voyage
Spring 2004
To many, Washington State University is a landlocked university. But Tom and Barbara Wilson beg to differ. The Seattle sailors covered 1,700 nautical miles last summer aboard their 53-foot boat powered by twin 700-horsepower Caterpillar engines. T...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Boating

Late history professor, chairman was popular with students, faculty peers
Spring 2004
Raymond Muse became a teacher at the urging of his father, a farmer in the Ozarks, who didn't want to see his son spend the rest of his life "looking at the hind end of a team of mules."During more than three decades at Washington State University,...
Categories: History, WSU faculty
Tags: No Tags

Cougar finds a home in faternity house
Spring 2004
After roughly 45 years, S.J. "Bill" Monro's prized Cougar has a new home. The longtime San Francisco restaurateur donated the stuffed animal to the Washington State University chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity.His wife, Barbara, discovered the specim...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Fraternity, Cougar pride

Grandfather Extraordinaire
Spring 2004
Jordi Kimes had been a teacher before becoming a stay home mom. She dreamed of returning to Washington State University and earning a doctorate in pharmacy. But she didn't want to put her daughters, ages 7, 3, and 1, in daycare. So she called her ...
Categories: WSU students
Tags: Family, Children

Scientists and researchers honored by WSU
Spring 2004
Washington State University created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1969 to honor alumni who have provided significant service and contribution to their profession, community, and/or WSU. In recent months, three individuals have been recognized.Ri...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Research, Alumni Achievement Award

Crossing the line
Spring 2004
Snoqualmie singer-songwriter Garr Lange released a new CD last fall. Crossing the Line, recorded at Rainstorm Studios, Bellevue, and released by Sentry Records, includes a 12-song mix of the blues, country, and rock.Lange ('79 English) tested his ...
Categories: Music, Alumni
Tags: Writers

Bridges, docks, and dams
Spring 2004
Some of General Construction's best work is under waterRon Morford was only 19 when he built his first house. A quarter century later, he's still in construction-only on a much larger scale. The president and district manager of General Constructio...
Categories: Engineering, Alumni
Tags: Water, Civil engineering, Construction

Keith Lincoln, Barn Builder
Spring 2004
Over 25 years at Washington State University, alumni director Keith Lincoln built many things, including friendships and a place where alums can go to sit in the shade.
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Volunteer, Alumni Achievement Award

Long-Hitting Kim Welch Puts WSU on the Golf Map
Spring 2004
Kim Welch has a surprising knack for hitting a golf ball long and straight. The rest of her game isn't bad either. She finished fifth in the 2003 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, two strokes back of the winner in a field of 140 golfers. And she was...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: WSU golf

WSU alumni president has a grasp on things
Spring 2004
After graduating from Washington State University in 1989, Lorie Dankers headed for the other Washington--the one on the East Coast-with no job in sight. Her first Saturday there she attended a WSU alumni event. Mingling with other Cougars provide...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association

A magnet for entertainment: Beasley celebrates 30th anniversary
Winter 2003
As Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum marks its 30th anniversary this year, there's been much to appreciate about the multi-purpose building. It has a great sound system and sightlines. The entertainment is big time and varied—Broadway shows (Jesu...
Categories: WSU history, Campus life
Tags: Beasley Coliseum, Buildings

Matt Potter puts positive spin on Cougar soccer
Winter 2003
Matt Potter is a disciple of the school of positive thinking. His life's philosophy and his approach to coaching are interwoven. Teaching and soccer are his passion. "In combining the two, we can learn a lot about life," says the Mere, England, na...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Soccer

On top at last: John and Jess Roskelley scale Everest together
Winter 2003
"The goal you set for yourself is to stay the course . . . to stay focused. At any time you get tired of the glare off the snow, the dust, the miles of glacial terrain, the travel, the lack of sleep, the altitude. The altitude just takes a huge t...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Mountain climbing

Philip Phibbs's legacy
Winter 2003
"No decisions are easy, particularly when you are a university president and you are changing an institution." —Philip PhibbsMore than a decade removed from the presidency of the University of Puget Sound, Philip M. Phibbs remembers the job as t...
Categories: Education, Alumni
Tags: Leadership, Universities

Washington's marine highway
Winter 2003
Washington state ferries appear in a million tourists' photos. But they are also a vital link in the state's transportation system. Mike Thorne '62 aims to keep them that way--in spite of budgetary woes.
Categories: Public affairs
Tags: Ferries

On call
Winter 2003
Student firefighters at Washington State University have a long tradition of protecting their campus.
Categories: Campus life
Tags: Firefighters

Street vet
Fall 2003
Every other weekend, Stan Coe '55 turns the dayroom of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission into a veterinary clinic.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Public service

Learning through collaborative research
Fall 2003
In the world of research things aren't always what they seem, or are supposed to be. Psychology students at Washington State University learned that last spring while working together, interpreting data, and writing up results. At an undergraduate...
Categories: Education
Tags: Research

Summer busy time for Canadian canoe and kayak executive
Fall 2003
Surrounded as she is by an inventory of 600 canoes and kayaks, one would think Pamela Robertson spends her summers on the water near her Waverley, Nova Scotia home.She'd love to. But as vice president of Old Creel Canoe & Kayak Inc., she's too...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Water

Brayton has his day in the sun, as WSU retires his number
Fall 2003
Dan Wodrich couldn't attend Bobo Brayton's banquet. He wanted to be there when Washington State University honored its winningest coach May 24 by retiring baseball jersey  no. 14. He played second base for Brayton in 1977-80, fulfilling a dre...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Coach, Baseball

Petland owner started from the ground up
Fall 2003
What happens when Fluffy dies?David Bielski knows where the bodies are buried. "Samantha." "Bubbles." "Fluffy." In fact, the owner-president of Petland Cemetery, Inc. lives on the grounds of the adjoining Fern Hill Cemetery, which has been in the ...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Animal health

WSU Alumni Association honors Seals, Sharratt
Fall 2003
Rupert Grant Seals, one of WSU's first Black Ph.D.sRupert Grant Seals was honored twice by Washington State University, where he gained distinction as the fifth African American to earn a doctorate ('60 Animal Science).He received the Alumni Achiev...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Education, African Americans, Alumni Achievement Award

Dick Bennett's mantra: "Play hard, smart, and together"
Fall 2003
In more than three decades of coaching, Dick Bennett has developed a simple philosophy about basketball. It's a team game. "Once players understand and embrace that concept, basketball becomes simple-at both ends of the floor," he says." Viewed s...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball, Coach, Education

WSU Mom of the Year supports family, community
Fall 2003
Chris Rettkowski learned firsthand the positive impact his mother has on other people's lives, including his own. When his father died of a brain tumor four-and-a-half years ago, Chris and his sister, Lynne, were left looking for answers.Their mot...
Categories: Awards and honors
Tags: Community activists, Mom of the Year

The best organizations are run by lovers
Summer 2003
Counseling psychologist Allen Johnson has been called everything from a "headpeeper" and "bug doctor" to a "shrink." He takes issue with the latter label. In reality, he says he's "an expander."He believes in the human capacity to create a better, ...
Categories: Business, Psychology
Tags: Self-improvement

White gave students and colleagues "a sense of hope and pride"
Summer 2003
More than half of Washington State University's living pharmacy alumni graduated during Allen I. White's 39-year tenure (1940-1979) as professor and/or dean of the College of Pharmacy. He was appointed dean in 1960, a position he held until retire...
Categories: WSU faculty
Tags: In memoriam, Pharmacy, Education

Bhatia built Honors, International Programs
Summer 2003
Career educator Vishnu N. "Vic" Bhatia was a builder. Not with bricks and mortar, but with vision, drive, and diplomacy. He demonstrated this during his 47 years (1951-98) at Washington State University as a teacher, administrator, innovator, and ...
Categories: WSU faculty
Tags: In memoriam, Education, WSU Honors Program, Students

Adjusting to life during college and after
Summer 2003
By the time he graduated from Washington State University, Terry Arndt ('93 Horticulture) had accumulated $20,000 in student loans, $5,000 in credit card bills, and car payments.Fortunately, he found a job right away, and a financial advisor. She ...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Books, Budget, Entrepreneurs

Picha, Herrick, Murdock honored by WSU Alunmi Association
Summer 2003
Washington State University created the Alumni Achievement Award in 1969 to honor alumni who have provided significant service and contributions to their profession, community, and/or WSU. In recent months, three individuals have been recognized.D...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Children, Education, Alumni Achievement Award

Cooking for 7,000
Summer 2003
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Categories: Campus life
Tags: Dining halls

Eliminating chaos: "Organization isn't about shifting things around"
Summer 2003
Laura Leist Bishop is organized. She says she always has been. That's doesn't mean her office is tidy all the time. But ask her for anything, and she can find it. At home everything is arranged in her kitchen-canned food in one area, appliances in...
Categories: Business
Tags: Organization

They're back! Doba's football staff includes five former Cougars
Summer 2003
As athletes they brought recognition to Washington State University. Now, as assistant coaches, Mike Levenseller, Michael Walker, Timm Rosenbach, Ken Greene, and George Yarno are being counted on to help shape the football future at their alma ma...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: WSU staff, Football

Whitney Evans: All-America high jumper has a head for finance
Summer 2003
Whitney Evans leaves little to chance. Whether competing in sports or analyzing a stock portfolio for a finance class, her attention to detail pays dividends. The fifth-year scholar-athlete from Calgary is a straight-A student, a six-time track an...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Track and field, Finance

Don Zajac named WSU Dad of the Year
Summer 2003
Like the husband in O. Henry's famous story, "Gift of the Magi," who sold his prized watch to buy his wife a comb for Christmas, Don Zajac sold his vast collection of vintage metal lunch boxes to take his daughter, Meggan Zajac, on a month- long E...
Categories: WSU students
Tags: WSU parents, Dad of the Year, Family

Gassing up in the Wild Blue: Cadets get a taste of their future
Summer 2003
For all but one of the Air Force cadets, this is their first flight aboard a KC-135R Stratotanker. Someday all six want to jockey Air Force F-16 fighter jets, helicopters, or the big refueling planes."Aviation is a field people want to pursue at a...
Categories: Military sciences
Tags: Aviation, Air Force, ROTC

Late-Night Dining
Summer 2003
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Categories: Campus life
Tags: Dining halls

With Eyes Wide Open
Summer 2003
Margarita Mendoza de Sugiyama is on the lookout for crooks, "really slimy crooks."
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Social justice, Leadership

Cooking for 7,000
Summer 2003
So what are students eating? Just about everything. And how much?
Categories: Food, WSU students
Tags: Dining halls

World health care: "Many countries have their priorities wrong"
Spring 2003
"Evidence shows that the family medicine model is the most cost effective and provides the best care for most people." —Dr. Robert HigginsIf you are sick enough and have enough money, you can get very good medical care in most countrie...
Categories: Awards and honors, Health sciences, Alumni
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Health care policy, Pharmacy

Drake enlivened the college experience
Spring 2003
For 36 years Charles H. Drake was a popular, well-respected professor at Washington State University. His introductory class in bacteriology attracted many non-science majors, as well as students preparing for careers in health care."He was an ext...
Categories: Biological sciences, WSU faculty
Tags: Bacteria, In memoriam

Keeping busy in the bus business
Spring 2003
After nearly three decades as a successful high school teacher and coach, Peg Motley launched Wheatland Express Charters & Tours in 1988. The venture proved to be a whole new ballgame.The Pullman entrepreneur, mother of four, and grandmother of...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Buses, Transit

Hedlund Christmas trees selected for White House
Spring 2003
For the second time in three years, trees from the Hedlund Christmas Tree Farm in Elma, Washington, graced the White House during the holidays."I never dreamed that my passion for growing Christmas trees would get me to the White House to meet the...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Christmas trees

Eldridge sees WSU as a tight-knit family
Spring 2003
Ray Eldridge doesn't usually recommend hitchhiking. However, he didn't have many options a few years ago, when his car gave out near North Bend enroute to Pullman from Seattle. Not to worry. From the back seat, he retrieved a Washington State Univ...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Education, Alumni Association

Alumni Association recognizes Woods, Prince, past presidents
Spring 2003
A professional forester and a former state senator have received the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award.Richard I. Woods ('58 Forestry Mgmt.), a 44-year veteran of timber harvesting, marketing, and appraising, was recognized at a su...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award, Politicians

Foundation honors Creighton
Spring 2003
John W. "Jack" Creighton, Jr., Bellevue, received the Weldon B. Gibson Distinguished Volunteer Award at the Washington State University Foundation Dinner Gala in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum last fall.The annual award, established in 1981,...
Categories: Awards and honors
Tags: WSU parents

Patient Doba pays his dues, realizes his dream
Spring 2003
Washington State didn't need to conduct a national search for a new head football coach when Mike Price resigned December 17. His successor was already on campus. He was familiar with WSU, Pullman, and the Pac-10.Bill Doba, defensive coordinator a...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football

Harris takes volleyball to heart
Spring 2003
"I've always believed that size doesn't matter..." -LaToya HarrisIt's late November. LaToya Harris's red-knit stocking cap is pulled down tight over the tops of her ears. She's wearing a gray 2002 Apple Cup t-shirt, blue jeans, running shoes,...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Volleyball

Philip & Neva Abelson: Pioneers on the knowledge frontier
Spring 2003
Philip Abelson '33 developed the process, adopted by the Manhattan Project, for separating U-235 from U-238. He went on to make significant contributions to biochemistry, chemistry, engineering physics, and other fields. Neva Abelson '34 developed the test for the Rh factor in newborns. What was once Science Hall now carries their name.
Categories: Physics, Alumni
Tags: Nuclear physics, Pediatrics

Herbert Eastlick mentored thousands
Winter 2002
Zoology professor Herbert L. Eastlick was devoted to preparing students for professional careers in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. He once described himself as a "taskmaster and autocrat in the classroom," motivated by his overridin...
Categories: Biological sciences, WSU faculty
Tags: In memoriam, Zoology

Deeter recalls demise of college boxing as a sad day
Winter 2002
More than four decades have passed since intercollegiate boxing was dropped, first at Washington State University following the 1959 season, and nationally in 1961.Isaac "Ike" Deeter established the college boxing program at Washington State Colle...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Boxing

Ershlers complete Seven Summits with Everest climb
Winter 2002
Phil and Susan Ellerman Ershler can scratch one more thing off their "to do" list. On May 16 they conquered 29,035-foot Mount Everest and became the first husband-wife team to top the Seven Summits together. (See sidebar.)The Ershlers' quest to su...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Mountain climbing

Hyslop, Damon earn WSU Alumni Achievement Award
Winter 2002
Longtime Spokane residents William D. Hyslop and Dwight Damon received Washington State University's Alumni Achievement Award at a July 16 WSU wine tasting event at Wyvern Cellars in Spokane.Hyslop, an attorney with the law firm of Lukins & Ann...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award

The Puyallup Fair
Winter 2002
Every year in late summer, more than a million people gather in Puyallup to eat cotton candy, endure the latest thrill rides--and watch 4-H-ers show their stuff.
Categories: Agriculture, Education
Tags: Fairs, 4-H

Friendly People
Winter 2002
William Hewitt built his dream on Blake Island. Hewitt is gone, but his dream lives on in Native tradition and the rich aroma of roasting salmon.
Categories: Business, Cultural studies
Tags: Tourism, Dance, Native Americans

Paul Castleberry sharpened minds
Winter 2002
During 40 years in teaching, including 34 at Washington State University, H. Paul Castleberry touched the lives of many students. He taught courses in American government, international law and organizations, and U.S. foreign policy."He was never ...
Categories: Political science, WSU faculty
Tags: In memoriam

Gillies receives Alumni Achievement Award
Fall 2002
Cliff Gillies, longtime executive director of the Washington Intercollegiate Activities Association (WIAA, 1982-93) and former president of the National Federation of State High Schools Association (1990-91), has received the Washington State Univ...
Categories: Athletics, Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award

"Why do you believe this?"
Fall 2002
"I now think twice when I look in the mirror."Wes Leid remembers the advice Leo K. Bustad, late dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, offered him when he was hired at Washington State University 22 years ago. “You may not think you teach e...
Categories: Education
Tags: Ethics

Murrell to chart new basketball course
Fall 2002
Sherri Murrell may need a pair of steel-toed shoes.“I’m going to be kicking down doors of all the coaches in the Northwest,” said Washington State’s new women’s basketball coach.Even before she was introduced at WSU in late March, she had...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Basketball

"D" is for Doba
Fall 2002
“I missed those butterflies.” - Coach Bill DobaBill Doba doesn’t think the football turf is greener elsewhere. He likes his coaching job at Washington State University and living in Pullman, where “the only traffic congestion is on foo...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Football

From Russia with Love: Cougar matryoshka dolls a big hit
Fall 2002
Sue Senner’s (’80 Comm.) travels occasionally take her to places like Chornobyl, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia. She is a project manager for the International Nuclear Safety Program (INSP) at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Ric...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Russia, Cougar gear

Right on CUE
Fall 2002
Today students are finding new ways to work collaboratively, across academic disciplines and distance, and often in ways not convenient before at WSU.The hub of this activity is the new $32 million Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Educatio...
Categories: Architecture and design, Campus life
Tags: Administration

Each on his own merits
Fall 2002
Identical triplets Donald, Jack, and Joseph Claros appear to be mirror images—5 feet, 4 inches tall, 125 pounds, whitewall haircuts, small wire rimmed glasses. They are soft-spoken, polite, and typically respond to questions from their elders wi...
Categories: Alumni, Military sciences
Tags: ROTC

Bulbs and blooms
Fall 2002
"Roozen" may mean "roses" in Dutch. But in Washington, it means tulips--to the tune of 50 million a year.
Categories: Agriculture, Business
Tags: Tulips, Flowers

Graduate School alumni honored during centennial
Fall 2002
To mark a century of graduate education at Washington State University, nine alumni, one from each academic college, were honored with the Graduate Alumni Achievement Award at an April 16 recognition luncheon. The award was established in 2000 by ...
Categories: Alumni, Awards and honors
Tags: Graduate School

Palmers want to give others hope for the future
Fall 2002
Sometime in the near future Perry Palmer and his wife, Marcie, want to return to the Colville Indian Reservation. Young students there lack good role models, as well as incentives, Perry says. They need to be made aware of opportunities for advanc...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Native Americans

Blackwell makes his mark
Fall 2002
James Blackwell helped establish the clout of black sociologists. This spring he returned to Pullman to receive the University's highest honor.
Categories: Sociology, Awards and honors, Alumni
Tags: Awards, Alumni Achievement Award, African Americans

From farm to College Hill, the migration continues
Fall 2002
When Don Appel left the family farm at Endicott in the 1930s to enroll at Washington State College, he didn’t know what he was starting. Or where it would end.Unfortunately, failing eyesight ultimately forced him to withdraw from school one seme...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: WSU parents

The pull of rowing
Summer 2002
Because rowing is more timing and rhythm than just strength, top athletes sometimes become frustrated. They must learn to be patient and accountable to their teammates.
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Rowing

Six join hall of fame
Summer 2002
When opportunity knocked, they answered. Their athletic prowess overshadowed that of their peers. And their accomplishments have stood the test of time.As a result, five men and one woman were inducted into the Washington State University Athletic...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Hall of Fame

"Adapt, improvise, overcome"
Summer 2002
“They know the war on terrorism won’t go away, even when we finish in Afghanistan.” - Lt. Col. James M. ZubaA four-by-two-foot map of Asia is tacked to a wall of Army Lt. Col. James M. Zuba’s office. Forty-five blue dots designate locat...
Categories: Military sciences
Tags: ROTC

Forcing students to think critically
Summer 2002
“Dr. McNamara wants you to take everything you know and figure out the solution on your own.” - Barbara ZawlockiRather than being “the expert” in the classroom, animal scientist John McNamara wants to shift that role to his students. Those...
Categories: Education
Tags: Animal nutrition

Early leader of WSU’s Native American students
Summer 2002
Ki Tecumseh learned to work within the system—or stretch it"Indian people don’t consider themselves to be a minority people." - Ki TecumsehGrowing up on the Yakama Indian Reservation, Kiutus “Ki” Tecumseh, Jr. learned to put his finger up to...
Categories: WSU history, Alumni
Tags: Native Americans, Native American leaders

Ehlo inducted into Pac-10 Hall of Honor
Summer 2002
Former Washington State University basketball coach George Raveling once described Craig Ehlo (x'86 Soc. Sci.) as “playing on the ragged edge of being out of control.” In other words, Ehlo made things happen. His full-speed-ahead approach on t...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Hall of Fame, Basketball

Lt. Col. Stinemetz wanted to convey his condolences
Summer 2002
Word of CIA agent Mike Spann’s death November 29, 2001 in Afghanistan struck a chord with Washington State University graduate Lt. Col. Kurt Stinemetz (’76 Anthro.), U.S. Marine Corps. Spann was the first U.S. casualty in the war on terrorism ...
Categories: Military sciences, Alumni
Tags: In memoriam

Review :: Breederman
Spring 2002
Author Murray Anderson ('50 Dairy Husbandry) weaves his experiences as a herdsman, milk tester, milking machine salesman, artificial inseminator, and fieldsman into a novel that describes the struggle for survival of small farmers in northwest Washin...
Categories: Fiction
Tags: American West

Alumni president Ed Little: "I always wanted to work with children"
Spring 2002
It’s been almost 30 years now, but Ed Little, president of the Washington State University Alumni Association, remembers it like yesterday.A sophomore and a member of the Cougar Yell Team, he was in Eugene, Oregon, for WSU’s 1974 football game...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Alumni Association, Education

Mooney banking on improved pitching
Spring 2002
Good pitching is like money in the bank. It’s there when you need it, and it can carry you over the rough spots.That’s the philosophy of Washington State University baseball coach Tim Mooney.Last season, Mooney’s first at WSU, quality pitchin...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Baseball

Opening Day...a great way to reunite Cougars
Spring 2002
Cougars batten their hatches and hoist their mainsails.
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Boating, Seattle

Catherine Mathews Friel is thankful for...Life in a Small College Town
Spring 2002
Catherine Friel has lived in Pullman nearly 100 years, and she has some stories to tell.
Categories: Alumni, WSU history
Tags: Pullman life, WSU staff

Mariner Mania
Winter 2001
“You kinda have to pinch yourself every day.” —Alex WoodEVERYONE LOVES A WINNER. Home attendance at Seattle’s 47,116-seat Safeco Field exceeded three million in 2001. Baseball fans arrived early. They came to watch batting practice, se...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Baseball, Seattle Mariners

Peter Van Sant Thrives on a "48-Hour" Day
Winter 2001
SEASONED CBS NEWSMAN Peter Van Sant hasn’t seen it all. But he hasn’t missed much either.In 16 years with CBS News, the award-winning correspondent has covered presidential campaigns, the space program, and the airline industry. He ...
Categories: Communication, Alumni
Tags: Television broadcasting

South African experience important to WSU alumna
Winter 2001
“It is hoped that in Africa, as in the U.S., the process will speed the move from poverty and unemployment to steady jobs.” —Liz Peterson May and early June 2001 found alumna Elizabeth C. “Liz” Peterson teaching...
Categories: Social work, Alumni
Tags: Job skills, South Africa

Rucks consistently responsive to WSU needs
Winter 2001
“We knew it would help students who were struggling.” —Jim Ruck Last spring alumnus Jim Ruck of Everett made Washington State University an offer it couldn’t refuse. The chemistry graduate visited his old department and asked for...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Gifts, WSU library, Philanthropy

Review :: Hungry for Wood: An American Memoir from the Shores of Iwo Jima to the
Winter 2001
An Alaska sourdough with Washington State University credentials, C. Herb Rhodes has written his memoir book, Hungry for Wood: An American Memoir. The book derives its name from an Indian translation of the author's hometown of Hoquiam. ...
Categories: Memoirs
Tags: Alaska, Autobiography