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
Salmon and orcas: Videos and slideshows from Kitsap Sun environmental reporter Chris DunaganWinter 2012
The Kitsap Sun and their environmental reporter Chris Dunagan have produced an interactive map for salmon watching on the Kitsap Peninsula. You can see the map here. The map has videos of salmon at various locations, like the one below of Gorst Creek....
Tags: Video, Environmental journalism, Salmon, Maps
Freshmen Unleashed—Entertainment education for sexual assault awarenessWinter 2012
Take a look in the magazine used in a study to increase sexual assault awareness among college students.
The magazine content and design was produced by undergraduates, with faculty like Stacy J.T. Hust providing the sexual assault prevention and awareness material. Read more about the study in "A healthy dose of sex in the media."Read ...
Tags: Sexual assault prevention, Entertainment education
Gallery: Bowling at WSUWinter 2012
Bowling first appeared in the Chinook yearbooks in 1948, with the standings for the intramural league as well as a picture of the winners. From then on, there have been clubs and teams dedicated to bowling at Washington State for both men and women. Prior to the recent Compton Union Building remodel, there was a bowling alley in the present location of The Bookie. WSU students could also take bowling classes on campus, instead of meeting at Zeppos bowling alley in Pullman for class as they do...
Gallery: Archaeology on Galiano IslandWinter 2012
For the past 15 years, Washington State University archaeologist Colin Grier has explored the past of Galiano Island, one of the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. Take a tour of the dig and the methods of archaeologists examining a long-abandoned Native village....
Tags: Gulf Islands, Native Americans
Choosing the right onion—and some onion loreWinter 2012
Choosing the right onion:
First of all, let’s not get too picky. In general, different kinds of onions are interchangeable. Just because you don’t have any white onions doesn’t mean you can’t go ahead and fix a Mexican dish with yellow globes. Or red onions, for that matter. I recently fixed liver and onions with leeks, as I had no yellow onions in the house. What I got was a much different dish, to be sure. And it was delicious. However, I will say that liver is still better wit...
Tags: Recipe, Onions
A “Monumental” ImpactFall 2012
In 2004, the American Sociological Association gave the WSU sociology department its esteemed DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, noting that the department had produced more than two dozen African American doctoral degrees, many of whom went on to make major contributions in the field.
“The cumulative impact that this institution has had on shaping African American scholarship has been an absolutely monumental and a living tribute to the pioneering scholarshi...
Tags: African Americans, Sociologists, Awards
Gallery: Highlights of Marcus Capers’ WSU basketball careerFall 2012
Marcus Capers has long been known at Washington State University as a natural leader, an energizing presence, and an iron man on the basketball court. He graduated in 2012. See photos below from his career on Friel Court at WSU, including several of his signature dunks.
#1 in number of games played—135*
#7 in career minutes—3,447
#13 in blocks—82
#17 in assists—232
#18 in rebounds—537*Capers missed only one game in his four-year career, a 65-55 v...
Video: The making of Pat Siler’s Pullman muralFall 2012
Former Washington State University art professor Patrick Siler '61 has painted a fantastical mural that covers a wall in downtown Pullman. It's his way of creating "visual fireworks" in the town he taught in for 32 years....
Tags: Video, Mural, Public art, Artists
Video: Mike Leach comes to WSUFall 2012
Mike Leach became head football coach at Washington State University at the beginning of December 2011. Watch videos from his first press conference at WSU and after the April 2012 spring game in Spokane.Mike Leach introduced as WSU's new football coach on Dec. 6, 2011...
Tags: Video, Football, Coach