About the cover:Fall 2010
Stone City West by Robin Moline
The cover illustration for Washington State Magazine’s Fall 2010 issue—Cultivated Landscapes—pays homage to Grant Wood’s famous Stone City, Iowa painting of 1930. It was Wood’s first major landscape and is now on permanent display at Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum. Wood is most closely associated with the American movement of Regionalism and advanced figurative painting of rural American themes in an aggressive rejection of European abstraction.Stone City, Iowa was painted the s...
Video: Patty Ericsson on digital communicationSummer 2010
Patty Ericsson, director of the Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University, talks about the past, present, and future of chip-driven communications.Read what other WSU professors say about reading and thinking in the digital world in "Dear reader" in the Summer 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine. ...
Tags: Technology, Language, Reading, Digital world, Video
Reply to letter from Herman GoetjenSummer 2010
Letter:I really enjoyed the article on Bob Mierendorf's work in the North Cascades National Park.However, a couple of the photos raise some questions for me if you can pass them on to Bob for me. On page 29, the top two photos show a large culturally modified stone, in the left photo Bob has his hand on it, in the right hand photo it is next to his arm.What I would like to know is: How did that stone become so modified? And what do you think its purpose was? There are no hints in the article ...
Tags: Climate change, Cascades
Video: A Different Kind of Spring BreakSummer 2010
During Spring Break 2010, a group of Washington State University students volunteered on the "Spring to Action Break for Change" program, sponsored by WSU's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Center for Civic Engagement. WSU students Cindy Ola, Ian Chittle, and Vanessa Balch describe the spring break program.Read about other young WSU alumni and humanitarians giving b...
Tags: Humanitarianism, Philanthropy, Volunteer
Dan Nelson's Mount Rainier HikeSummer 2010
(from Day Hiking Mount Rainier, published by The Mountaineers Books).Shadow Lake Sunrise Camp Loop. This July-October hike was selected because it is fairly level, kid-friendly, and features a lake and lots of wildlife. This hike is usually open July through September.Rating/Difficulty: 2 Loop: 3.5 milesElevation Gain/High Point: 200 feet/6,400 feetSeason: July-October Dan writes: This is the perfect outing for families, ...
Tags: National parks, Hiking
Video: Press conference with WSU athletic director Bill MoosSummer 2010
Bill Moos was announced as the new Washington State University athletic director on Feb. 24, 2010. Watch some of the highlights of the press conference, and then read a profile of Moos in the summer 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine, "Back from the ranch," by Jim Moore '78....
Tags: WSU staff, Athletic director, Video
Video: Jaak Panksepp on the brain and searching the webSummer 2010
Washington State University neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp discusses how a simple web search can be driven by one of the brain’s most fundamental impulses.Read what other WSU professors say about reading and thinking in the digital world in "Dear reader" in the Summer 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine. ...
Tags: Addiction, Neuroscience, Internet, Brain, Video
Video: Ric Gendron discusses his portrait of Sherman AlexieSpring 2010
Native American artist Ric Gendron discusses his portrait of Sherman
Alexie. The portrait appears in the Spring 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine, as part of
the feature article "Desperately Seeking Sherman." You can read the
article here. ...
Tags: Writers, Painting, Native Americans, Video
Video: Rugby 101Spring 2010
Washington State University women's rugby team members explain the basics of the game. In the 2008-09 season, the Cougs took third in the nation for Division II women's rugby after going undefeated in league play and regionals. Read about their team and more about rugby in "Ruggers," Washington State Magazine's Spring 2010 issue....
Tags: Women athletes, Rugby, Video
Video: Narrated slideshow of Chicago gangs in the 1950sSpring 2010
Fifty years ago James F. Short Jr., a young sociologist at Washington
State University, was asked to lead a study of Chicago gangs.In this narrated slideshow, Short tells the stories behind photos of the groundbreaking 1956 study. You can read the story "Gangs of Chicago" here....
Tags: Chicago, Gangs, Video