Elusive ButterflyFall 2012
Of the 158 species of butterflies found throughout southern British Columbia, Washington, northern Idaho, and northern Oregon, only one was not included the exhaustive research resulting in David James and David Nunnallee’s Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies. According to James, the Melissa Arctic is found in the mountains above 7000-8000 feet, “but we never found it.”
The Melissa Arctic is described in Robert Pyle’s Butterflies of Cascadia on page 36...
The Palouse Country Club, 1975Fall 2012
Most WSU architecture classes are close-knit, but Gene Callan ’76, ’77 remembers a particular bond with his classmates—both in hard work and in humor. On a lark (and prior to Caddyshack), the fifth-year gang dressed up as members of a “Palouse Country Club” posing with golf clubs and tennis whites on College Hill to record the effort. Callan would love to coordinate a reunion with his architecture classmates, many of whom are now practicing in Washington and Oregon. Tennis w...
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: Travels with Garrison—The gig of a lifetimeSummer 2012
Band members were grinning as their raucous beer medley swung its way around the audience seated in the St. Louis Fox Theatre. Polka music flirted and twirled. Fiddle player Richard Kriehn raised his violin to take a solo, but in that moment, his bow slipped and snagged itself on the violin microphone. With four million listeners also tuned in via National Public Radio, crunching and screeching filled the air as Kriehn struggled to pry the bow loose.
“Great...” thought Kriehn, who was on ...
Tags: Radio, Video, Fiddle, Musician, National Public Radio
Paul Philemon Kies Autograph CollectionSummer 2012
From “Historically Yours”, by Hannelore Sudermann:Paul Philemon Kies, a popular professor of English, was one of the keenest collectors at Washington State College. When he wasn’t teaching, advising, or shooting photographs on campus, he was filling his office and home with rare books, autographs, letters, and photographs......He started his collecting habit with first edition books, which he bought to show students. That led him to rare book catalogues, whic...
Tags: Autographs, Collectors, Collections
Video: Plume, by Kathleen FlennikenSummer 2012
Kathleen Flenniken ’83 describes and reads from her second collection of poetry Plume, published by the University of Washington Press in 2012, in this video produced by her son Alexander Flenniken ’11.Set off by images of the Atomic City, Flenniken’s hometown of Richland, Washington, she documents her coming of age and eventually her work at Hanford in the heart of the nuclear age.Recently Flenniken was named Washington’s poet laureate for 2012-14. She teaches poetry and is a co-editor ...
Tags: Northwest history, Hanford, Video
A Brush with Snorkel BobSummer 2012
There is the world of science, of measured and verified observations, of slow-moving knowledge.
And there’s a world of advocacy, of convictions, values, passion, and a desire for fast-moving change.
Only a few slides into his PowerPoint on the West Hawaii aquarium fishery, WSU marine biologist Brian Tissot notes how the two views serve to complicate the conflicts around the aquarium trade.
Science, he says, looks at the interest-based aspects of the fishery—conflicts between divers and ...
Tags: Environmentalists, Ocean, Fish
Recipes: RaspberriesSummer 2012
Raspberries can add a tartness and zing to any number of dishes. Try out these recipes from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, and visit their website for more recipes, health and nutrition information, and storage and cooking tips.Raspberry Frozen CustardMakes about 1 quart or 8 to 10 servingsCall it frozen custard, call it gelato—by any name this smooth and intensely flavored frozen dessert is fantastic. You can freeze the custard in an old-fa...
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Video: Pervious concrete for stormwater managementSummer 2012
Liv Haselbach, associate professor with Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, researches concrete surfaces that can absorb water, rather than allowing water to run off and cause pollution, flooding, or other problems.Haselbach says, “WSU has been installing various sections of pervious concrete and porous asphalt on the Pullman campus to see how they might help with stormwater management on campus and prevent icing conditions in the winter. Research...
Tags: Pollution, Stormwater, Video