Heirloom apples in Washington stateSpring 2013
New apple cultivars are being developed at WSU, but many older varieties are also making a comeback in local markets. Browse some of the heirloom apples below, selected by editor Tim Steury.
While some of these varieties might not appear on the standard supermarket shelves, one can find some of them in farmers markets and specialty food stores. WSU’s Tukey Orchard...
Tags: Apples, Heirloom fruits
A Nate Taylor (’02 Fine Arts) samplerSpring 2013
Here is a small collection of the lively illustrations Taylor has created for his friend and WSU Classmate, fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss ’02 MA as well as some of Taylor’s other work. The first images are linked to Rothfuss’s on-line blog at www.patrickrothfuss.com, the second section is from Taylor’s own site: www.natentaylor.com.
Taylor and Rothfuss started their friendship at WSU. Now Rothfuss is...
Tags: Artists, Illustrators
Reading in the GenresSpring 2013
Here’s a small selection of suggested authors and works in a variety of genres provided by Paul Brians, professor emeritus, and clinical faculty member and writer Buddy Levy, who last spring taught advanced creative writing to undergraduates.
Brians has several areas of expertise, including post-holocaust science fiction, and as a comparative literature professor and avid reader, he has sampled a wide selection of literature. Levy writes nonfiction accounts of historical figures and througho...
Tags: Authors, Books, Literary genres, Reading
Tribble TroubleSpring 2013
The trouble with going through the Icons of Science Fiction at Seattle’s Experience Music Project without WSU professor emeritus Paul Brians is that you might miss some tantalizing stories behind each display.
Image from Star Trek: The Original Series episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles” ©1967 Paramount PicturesBrians, who volunteers at the museum exhibit twice a month, is happy to dip into his science fiction expertise to enrich your time there among items like Neo’s Jesuit-style rob...
Tags: Science fiction, Experience Music Project, Television programs, Movies
The Rebrand: No-Li BrewhouseSpring 2013Categories: Business, Visual arts
Tags: Breweries, Marketing
Video: A Gentle GoodbyeSpring 2013
Losing a loved one is never easy. When that loved one is a dog, cat, bird, or other animal, society tends to minimize the death in what is known as “disenfranchised grief”—where the depth of loss is not commonly validated.
Helping to provide support and comfort for grieving pet owners, the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers the Pet Loss Hotline where people world-wide can receive information and counseling over...
Tags: Grieving, Pet loss, Pets, Video
Shopping with Oranges: Simple scents in retailSpring 2013
Simple scents can attract and encourage more shoppers than complex smells in a retail environments, says Eric Spangenberg, dean of the WSU College of Business and The Maughmer Freedom Philosophy Endowed Chair in marketing. Watch the video to learn how and why it matters to retail business owners....
Tags: Smell, Marketing, Scents, Video
Training for good eggs: Winter School at PuyallupSpring 2013
The first winter school for farmers was held in 1916 at the Washington State College research and experiment station in Puyallup. It offered a variety of classes including veterinary medicine, plant pathology, dairying, and the most popular by far, the poultry course. Farmers just starting out could learn the finer points of raising hens and eggs, planning a 10-acre poultry ranch, and record keeping. Description of the poultry course in the 1922 annual. Courtesy MoreCategories: WSU Extension, Agriculture
Tags: Poultry, Eggs
Video: Heart at KWSU in 1976Winter 2012
You can get a DVD of the 1976 performance by rock group Heart on KWSU’s Second Ending in the group’ box set Strange Euphoria. [Visit Heart’s website to find purchase links or visit your favorite retailer.]Read about the experiences of WSU students and staff in "A show with Heart."
Watch a lower-quality version of the concert on YouTube below....
Tags: Concerts, Video, Rock music, KWSU
Video: Twin Vista Ranch donated to WSUWinter 2012
In October 2012, the Jefferson County community celebrated the donation of Twin Vista Ranch to Washington State University.
The 26-acre site, which was a strawberry farm in the 1920s, was
purchased by Lisa Painter and Jeanne Clendenon in 1972. They raised
cattle, chickens, bees, fruits and vegetables, and supplied food locally
as well as to the nearby food cooperative.
After Clendenon died in 2011, Painter started looking for ways to
protect the land from development and ensure it wou...
Tags: Video, Organic foods, Local food