Washington State Magazine

Washington State Magazine :: Fall 2013


Fall 2013

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In This Issue...

Features

Water to the Promised Land :: As an aquifer declines, Columbia Basin farmers look to water promised them 80 years ago. by Tim Steury

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Map: Interactive map of the Columbia Basin Project }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Background: The Columbia Basin Project’s past and present }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Irrigation Images of the Columbia Basin by Zach Mazur}

Booze, Sex, and Reality Check :: Student drinking may always be with us, but behavior modification could make it less risky. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Booze, Sex, and Reality Checks demonstration }

If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose :: Chances are, you do not get enough sleep. And that could be dangerous. by Eric Sorensen

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: WSU Spokane’s Deadly Force Decision-making Simulator Bryan Vila at the WSU Sleep and Performance Center }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Story: Fatigue at Sea: A Circumnavigator’s Story }

Panoramas

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: How to say “Go Cougs” in sign language }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: A fitting business: Businesswoman and tailor Lucy Stevenson Photographs by Robert Hubner}

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Soccer concussions }

Departments

:: First Words

:: Posts

:: Short subject: Constant coffee

:: Sports: Composing Cougar soccer

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Recipes: Sweet Corn }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Story: The original story of Nature Boy }

Tracking

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Music: Compositions of Charles Argersinger }

New Media

Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible edited by Richard D. Fulton ’75 PhD and Peter H. Hoffenberg

Love Reports to Spring Training by Linda Kittell

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho’s Sun Valley by Robert S. Wright

New & Noteworthy: Luna Sea by Kim Roberts ’82; The Boys From Ireland: An Irish Immigrant Family’s Involvement in the Civil War by Neil W. Moloney ’53; Biodesign Out for a Walk by Lowell Harrison Young ’72; Characterization of Biomaterials edited by Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose

Cover: “Irrigation” by Mark Zack, acrylic on canvas, 2010.

Sports
Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis '83

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Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis ’83

Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis '83

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Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis ’83

Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis '83

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Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis ’83

Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis '83

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Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis ’83

Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis '83

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Cougar Crew Days 2013. Photo courtesy Lisa Curtis ’83

Cougar Crew Days

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In March, alumni and team members of men’s crew, the oldest sport club at WSU, gathered for Cougar Crew Days, as they do each year. But this year’s celebration had special significance: 40 years of rowing competitions.

Rich Stager ’74 and Ken Abbey, vice president of business affairs, formed the crew team in 1969, built the Cougar Shell House on the Snake River, and appointed landscape architecture professor Ken Struckmeyer as the first coach. The team entered competition in 1973.

The Cougar Crew Days included a banquet, auction, and the annual race between team members and alumni. According to Doug Engle ’80, they raised more than $36,000 for the team over the weekend.

National champs

The WSU women’s rugby squad won their second national championship in the last four years, beating Winona State 60–5 in May. The team, undefeated this season, has competed in the Division II nationals for the last five years. Next year, the club sport will move to Division I, with stronger competition for the Cougs.

Women’s rugby national champs trophy
Courtesy WSU Women’s Rugby

Categories: Athletics | Tags: Women athletes, Rowing, Rugby, Crew

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