FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS • NOVEMBER 1, 2002
Agreement signing 2 p.m.
today at Smith Center
BY SUE HINZ
WSU NEWS BUREAU
Washington State Univer-
sity and the University of
Tokyo are entering into an
academic partnership that
will enhance the interna-
tional prestige of both
universities’ programs in the
areas of agricultural and life
sciences and veterinary
The historic agreement will
include exchange of faculty
members and postdoctoral
researchers, execution of joint
research, joint lectures and
symposia, and exchange of
academic information and
The University of Tokyo is
considered Asia’s premier
research university and ranks
among the best in the world.
(See “Tokyo,” page 2)
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BY ROBERT FRANK
Results and recommendations
are in from two month-long
reviews of the Sept. 8 incident
Gearing up for Dad’s Weekend involving the Pullman City Police
Department’s handling of a fight
Papa Butch and Butch hitch a ride with mechanical engineering student Jonathan Molfino aboard the Mini Baja car, which will debut at
among a small group of WSU
Saturday’s football game against Arizona State University at Martin Stadium. See story page 4. (Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.)
students at the Top of China
restaurant/Attic nightclub. And
this week, leaders from WSU and
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the City of Pullman have
committed to work with one
another and university students
Health insurance rate hikes hit Jan. 1 to improve community relations,
trust, understanding, communi-
cations and law enforcement to
BY ROBERT FRANK economy, the state is facing a reported that on average that portion will drop to 86 ensure that future incidents like
WSU TODAY $2 billion economic deficit premium bids came in 20 percent or $652 million, with this do not occur.
and has to make cuts to percent higher than last year. workers paying the remaining On Oct. 29, city and university
Brace yourself and your balance the budget. Second, For many years, state 14 percent. leaders culminated the review
personal budget. Major medical/dental costs nation- employees have been paying a In short, the Legislature has process, agreeing to a proposal
increases in your medical and ally have “skyrocketed,” tiny fraction of their insurance, begun following a nationwide from the Department of Justice to
dental insurance premiums according to Washington’s with the remainder subsidized trend in which state govern- support and participate in the
will take effect in exactly 60 Health Care Authority, with by the state. In fact, many state ments are paying a smaller formation of a WSU Student
days, which means your net increases up to 30 percent in employees currently pay portion of public employees’ Public Safety Board.
take-home pay will shrink some states. The brunt of that nothing. This year, state tax insurance premiums. “Really, we started this process
beginning Jan. 10. increase is said to be due to revenues paid for 92 percent of For higher education, this immediately after the Attic
Why? There are two reasons. increased use and cost of the insurance premiums for marks a second financial hit, incident, and have been in steady
First, due to a downturn in the pharmaceuticals. HCA has state employees. Next year, (See “Health insurance,” page 8) (See “Beyond Attic,” page 5)
3 KUDOS TO MATERIALS SCIENCE 4 OFF-ROAD LEARNING 5 COMING OF AGE 7 COMPELLING PUPPETS 8 $1.4 MILLION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
2 • November 1, 2002 WSU Today www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
WSU NEWS BRIEFS Sandia Lab physicist selected
Second blood drive scheduled
Miss out on the October blood drive with INBC? Here’s your
to help lead shock physics
chance to donate through the American Red Cross. This sec- BY SHARON HATCH forward to his leadership and in 1968. In the Air Force, he
ond drive will be held in the Student Recreation Center on No- COLLEGE OF SCIENCE scientific contributions in the was officer in charge of devel-
vember 5, from noon to 6 p.m. coming years.” oping a high-pressure research
Some basic requirements for donating blood include being A leading scientist from Asay has served on several program. His doctoral studies
in good general health, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds Sandia National Laboratories national were at WSU in shock physics
and being at least 18 years of age. Also, photo identification is was named associate director of committees, under physics professor George
required at the time of donation. Washington State University’s including a Duvall. After graduating from
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Institute for Shock Physics. National WSU, he moved to Sandia in
To schedule a donation appointment, call Health and Wellness James Asay directed shock- Academy of 1971 as a member of the
Services at 335-5759. wave research programs at Sciences technical staff.
Sandia as deputy director of panel that His honors include an Air
Shock Physics Applications and Force Commendation Medal
Call for women’s leadership nominations deputy for Science and Tech-
for research in high-pressure
The Association of Faculty Women seeks nominations for nology in the Pulsed Power hazards. acoustics, the 1994 Distin-
the 2002 – 2003 Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award. This Sciences Center. Most guished Scientist Award from
award will be presented during AFW’s December meeting. His responsibilities at ISP will recently, he Jim Asay the Hypervelocity Impact
The award recipient must be an AFW member whose leader- include developing new served on a Society for research in shock
ship has advanced the role of women and/or who has shown research opportunities and National Security Advisory physics and materials studies,
leadership in higher education, the community, or her profes- collaborations for the institute, Committee to assess nuclear and the Shock Ballistics Award
sion at the local, state, regional, national or international level. as well as administrative and defense technologies. He is a from The International Aer-
Active and emeritus members are eligible. Nominations of supervisory duties. Fellow of the American Physi- oballistic Range Association for
one or two pages summarizing the nominee’s qualifications “Jim Asay is internationally cal Society and was named a research in high-velocity gun
should be sent by Nov. 8 to Katherine Lovrich, campus zip renowned and respected for his Distinguished Scientist by the applications.
1064 or firstname.lastname@example.org. scientific work and leadership Hypervelocity Impact Society. At present, a new $12.4
in shock-wave and high- Asay earned his bachelor’s million, 32,000-square-foot
Human rights reps sought pressure science and his recent degree from San Jose State in building for the institute is
work using pulsed power at 1961. Upon graduating, he nearing completion. The new
Applicants are being sought for a WSU position on the Pull-
Sandia,” said Yogendra Gupta, joined the Air Force, where he facility will house equipment
man Human Rights Commission. WSU representatives may be
ISP director. “I am delighted he earned his master’s degree from worth more than $5 million
faculty, staff or students. WSU, the City of Pullman, the Pull-
man School District and the Pullman Chamber of Commerce will be joining ISP and look the University of New Mexico provided by various agencies.
each appoint three members to the commission. Members
serve a 3-year term; terms are staggered for orderly rotation.
Applicants should send a letter to the Office of the President,
Washington State University, 422 French Ad., Pullman 99164- Sen. Patty Murray to speak at fall commencement
1048, attention: Pullman Human Rights Commission. In the
letter, applicants should explain, in 500 words or less, their in- BY TIM MARSH Murray is the first WSU local citizen has served our
terest and relevant background. Application deadline is Nov. 22. UNIVERSITY RELATIONS graduate (class of 1972) to serve state well in the Senate.”
For more information, go to www.wsu.edu/PHRC/phrc.html or in the Senate. She was the 1994 About 500 students are
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D- commencement speaker as well. expected for 2002. “We antici-
call WSU University Events at 335-4894.
Shoreline, will speak at the “Senator Murray is a great pate, in the future that more
second fall commencement in friend of education and loyal to students will participate in the
Tickets on sale for madrigal dinner Washington State University’s her alma mater,” said President midyear ceremony,” said
The 11th Annual Madrigal Dinner, an evening of feasting and 112-year history. The ceremony V. Lane Rawlins. “Her back- Commencement Coordinator
entertainment, is set for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, in the is set for 10 a.m., Dec. 14, in the ground as a school board Teri Nelson of the university’s
Compton Union Building Carey Ballroom. Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. member, parent and active Registrar’s Office.
The ticket price of $36 includes a feast prepared and served
by University Catering, music by the WSU Madrigal Singers,
frolic and merriment. A vegetarian entrée and salad can be re-
quested when purchasing tickets; seating begins at 6 p.m.
The singers, who wear costumes reminiscent of the 16th cen-
Tokyo ... anesthesia and analgesia in
small companion animals;
tury Renaissance period and perform traditional English mad- (Continued from page 1)
diagnosis and treatment of
neurological diseases in small
rigals and ceremonial music, will be assisted by the WSU Trum-
WSU is the only university in companion animals; tumor
pet Ensemble and Carliol Consort. Volume 14, Number 7
the United States with which pathology and development
Tickets can be purchased at the CUB front desk or by calling
the University of Tokyo is of innovative methods for
335-9444 and charging to a credit card. WSU Today is published
partnering in these disci- treatment of neoplastic and biweekly on Fridays during
plines. immunologic diseases in dogs
Worthy named advisory council chair the academic year and
The partnership goes to the and cats; and the role of the once a month in the
Mike Worthy, chief executive officer of Bank of Clark County, heart of the WSU’s goals, autonomic ner vous system as summer by WSU’s
has been appointed chair of WSU Vancouver’s Advisory Council WSU President V. Lane a regulator y mechanism on University Relations Office,
for 2002 – 03. He replaces Scott Campbell, publisher of “The Rawlins said. “It brings cardiovascular function. French Administration
Columbian,” who served as chair from 1992 – 2002. world-class faculty to WSU The agreement will bring Building 336, Pullman, WA
Council members are appointed by V. Lane Rawlins to ad- and allows our world-class internationally renowned 99164-1040. Information
vise him and WSU Vancouver executive officer and dean faculty to exchange ideas scholars from both universi- of interest to faculty and
with colleagues and cultivate staff and items on
Harold Dengerink on academic, research and community ties together to undertake
professional ties that tran- intrauniversity matters will
partnership issues. groundbreaking research and be considered.
scend national boundaries.” provide a number of forums
University of Tokyo repre- and collaborative academic
Foundation funds research instruments sentatives will be on the
Online: WSU Today can
publications. The first visiting also be viewed online at
The MRI Program of the National Science Foundation helps in- Pullman campus until Satur- scholar arrives next week. www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
stitutions acquire or develop and maintain major research instru- day, meeting with College of “The partnership stands to
ments. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a system of in- Agriculture and Home Eco- benefit not only the universi- Copy deadline: 10 a.m.
struments, or multiple instruments that share a common or spe- nomics and College of ties involved, but will help Friday, seven days prior to
cific research focus. Veterinary Medicine faculty strengthen economic ties publication date.
WSU will have an internal competition to choose proposals. and administrators. A formal between Japan and the state
Preproposals must consist of three pages plus a budget summary agreement will be signed 2 For publication schedule
of Washington,” Rawlins said.
and be submitted to the appropriate dean prior to Nov. 13. Deans’ and style sheet see
p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the “It will lead to research that www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
offices must forward preproposals to the Office of Grant and Re- Smith Center for Undergradu- has great potential for
search Development, 423 Neill Hall, by 5 p.m., Nov. 13. ate Education, Room 512. generating economic activity Editor: Robert Frank,
Potential areas of collabora- for years.” 509-335-7727,
Social data files called unique gift tion under this agreement are On Saturday, the University email@example.com
several fields in which both of Tokyo delegation will be
Washington State University has received sets of social and cul- Associate Editor:
institutions have considerable guests of President Rawlins at
tural data from Leigh Stowell and Company, a Seattle proprietary reputation and expertise, the Washington State – Arizona Rod Foss, 509-335-4668,
market research company, that would cost millions of dollars to including biotechnology, food football game and will be firstname.lastname@example.org
reproduce. The information will help students, faculty and re- safety; biological control of introduced on the field at half
searchers develop and test a number of hypotheses about social insects, diseases and weeds; time. University Photographers:
and political change in North America over the last decade. WSU alumnus Koichiro Bob Hubner
plant breeding and plant
The data provides demographic information about most and Shelly Hanks
genomics; plant biochemistry Iwasaki, president of MRL
major metropolitan markets in the United States and Canada, and plant molecular science; Co., Ltd., who received his
including Seattle, Spokane, and Vancouver. In addition, the environmental soil science; master of arts in economics
data includes “psychographic” information — responses to animal genomics and repro- from WSU in 1983, played a
questions about attitudes and values — which will help social duction; investigation of key role in facilitating the
researchers determine the cultural assets, values and lifestyle prion-induced diseases such high-level academic partner-
perspectives of distinct regions and demographic groups. as chronic wasting disease; ship agreement.
www.wsutoday.wsu.edu WSU Today November 1, 2002 • 3
Author Rogers Smith lectures Nov. 7 AWARDS & HONORS
Former Yale professor degree at Michigan State His 1997 book, “Civic Ideals:
Rogers M. Smith will visit University in 1975 and his Conflicting Visions of Citi- • Steve Sylvester, assistant professor of biochemistry at WSU
Washington State University master’s and doctoral degrees zenship in U.S. History,” was Vancouver, has been awarded a $20,000 “sole source” contract
to present “Political Alle- from Harvard in 1978 and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize from the Environmental Protection Agency for his project “Charac-
giances in the 21st Century” 1980, in history. Other works terization of SP22, a Fertility Associated Protein.” This project will
as part of Phi Beta Kappa’s respec- include “The Unsteady use an instrument recently invented by professor Neal Ivory of
Visiting Scholar Program on tively. He March: The Rise and Decline Chemical Engineering and rely on the crystallographic talents of
Nov. 7. The lecture, free and was the of Racial Equality in America” professor ChulHee Kang of Molecular Biosciences, both in Pullman.
open to the public, will be Cowles and “Liberalism and Ameri- • WSU Vancouver has won the state’s Psychologically
from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Todd Professor of can Constitutional Law.” Healthy Workplace Award in the Government Employer cat-
Hall, Room 276. Govern- On Nov. 8, Smith will visit a egory. The campus was recognized for outstanding employee
A professor at the Univer- ment at Political Science 102 class at involvement programs in decision-making, problem solving,
sity of Pennsylvania, Smith’s Yale 10 a.m. He meets with stu- conflict management, innovation, performance evaluations
research focuses on constitu- University, dents and faculty at a brown and others. Bruce Romanish, campus associate dean, and
tional law, American politi- where he bag discussion from 12:30 – 2 Jeanne Greene, director of human resources, accepted the
cal thought, and modern taught Rogers Smith p.m. in the Samuel H. Smith award at WSPA’s annual convention in Seattle.
legal and political theory. He from 1980 Center for Undergraduate • Joni Montez, research associate in Student Affairs Research
caused turmoil among his – 2001, and received Yale’s Education, Room 518. and Assessment, has received the 2001 – 02 Bobby Wright Disser-
peers after his essay defining Distinguished Undergraduate Sponsors of the event tation of the Year Award for “Developing
what real political research Teaching Prize. include the WSU chapter of and Piloting the Higher Education Leader-
should be was published in Smith’s published works Phi Beta Kappa, the Depart- ship Instrument (HELI) ‘Bootstrapping’
“The Chronicle of Higher explore such topics as U.S. ment of Political Science and Theory and Measurement.”
Education” last spring. Citizenship, immigration, the Thomas S. Foley Institute The Association for the Study of Higher
Smith earned his bachelor’s racial equality and liberalism. for Public Service. Education (ASHE) bestows the award to re-
searchers whose dissertations contribute
new knowledge and address significant is-
sues and/or professional practice in doc-
Materials science wins national awards toral programs in higher or post-secondary
education. Montez will receive the award
Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and club plans to use the monetary Joni Montez this November in Sacramento.
student chapter of the joint Materials Engineering and part of the award to help host • Shelley McGuire, assistant professor of
American Society of Materials/ adviser for the group. “We are an introduction to the fall MSE food science and human nutrition, received the Ehrlich-
The Materials Society (ASM/ proud to share a commitment day, offset the cost of sending Koldovsky Award from the International Society for Research
TMS) won two of five Chapter to providing this excellent two undergraduate club in Human Milk and Lactation at the society’s biannual meeting
of Excellence awards chosen experience for our undergradu- members to a conference, and in Mexico City. This award recognizes a young investigator
from nearly 100 chapters across ate students.” for other related new student who has begun to make outstanding, original scientific contri-
the country. The awards were During the 2001 school recruitment/member develop- butions to the study of human milk and lactation.
presented Oct. 6 at the TMS fall year, the WSU chapter partici- ment costs. • The National Woodland Owners Association and the Na-
meeting and ASM Materials pated in national conferences, This fall’s MSE day will have a tional Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges
Week annual meeting in including sending 17 students theme for the first time: have awarded the 2002 National Nonindustrial Private Forestry
Columbus, Ohio. to the TMS annual meeting in “Exploring Classic Failures – Education Award to the Rural Technology Initiative. The initia-
The student club won the Seattle and four students to The Space Shuttle, Hawaiian tive, a partnership of WSU’s Department of Natural Resource
Excellence in Career Develop- the ASM Materials Week in St. Airlines, and the Titanic.” Sciences, the University of Washington’s College of Forestry
ment and Most Improved Louis. Two students gave Other plans include high and WSU’s Cooperative Extension, is a pilot regional network
Chapter awards. The group has presentations on their research school recruitment visits, and service system designed to increase technology transfer to
won more of the national at the TMS meeting. The “Paper Night” against the rural forestry communities. The award was presented at the
awards than any university in group also visited area high University of Idaho, industry 2002 National Society of American Foresters meeting.
the United States, winning five schools throughout the state tours, the spring ASM/TMS • Arlen Davison, former CAHE administrator, was honored in
out of the past seven years. and invited high school national conference and more. October as the Outstanding Alumnus of the University of
Each award brings $500 to the students to a twice-yearly The club is also strengthening Wyoming’s College of Agriculture. Davison worked for WSU for
club and a plaque recognizing Materials Engineering Day, their ties with the professional over 28 years. When he retired in 1995, he was assistant dean and
the chapter achievements. with hands-on demonstra- ASM chapters around this director of the WSU Puyallup Research and
“This joins the many awards tions, laboratory and campus region as well, participating Extension Center.
won by our ASM/TMS student tours, and a basic introduction with both the Inland Empire • Ken Duft’s report on generating electricity
chapter, continuing a tradition to the field of materials Chapter in Spokane as well as from wheat stubble has been selected as one
of excellence,” said David science engineering. the Tri-Cities ASM chapter in of three top research essays by the Farm Bu-
Bahr, associate professor in the For this upcoming year, the their local events. reau. Duft, an extension economist with Agri-
cultural Economics, will be honored at the
organization’s annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.,
where he will present his work to 5,000 par-
next president Ken Duft
• Matt Melcher, interior design, and two
other Spokane colleagues received an
SPOTLIGHT of Rutgers
American Institute of Architects (Spokane
Chapter) citation for their submission, “Railroad Loft Apart-
ments.” The award heralded the renovation of an old down-
town warehouse into luxury apartments.
University of Washington
President Richard McCormick • Jan Noel, associate director of International Programs and
was named president of Rutgers adjunct professor with Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology,
University on Oct. 25. attended the one-year anniversary honoring U.S. humanitarian
McCormick will become that aid to Afghanistan, held at the White House on October 12, at
university’s 19 th president on the invitation of President George W. Bush. This invitation,
Dec. 1. one of only five to U.S. higher educational institutions, was in
McCormick has been travel- recognition of WSU’s contributions to the federal government
ing extensively statewide for the and to institutions in Afghanistan for strategic planning and
past several weeks with WSU support to Afghanistan’s relief and recovery efforts.
President V. Lane Rawlins, • Debra Lancaster, coordinator of the Washington State Uni-
campaigning for stronger state versity Learning Center in Mount Vernon, received the 2002
financial support for universities Professional and Business Woman of the Year Award from the
and colleges. Skagit Women’s Alliance and Network. Each year, SWAN recog-
“I am certainly sorry to see nizes a group of Skagit County women for their achievements in
Dick (McCormick) leave UW,” business and for their contributions in the community.
University Relations provides easy web access said Rawlins. “I think he has • Cheryl Druffel, loan coordinator in the Office of Student
been good for that institution Financial Aid, received the Student Affairs Outstanding Em-
The new University Relations website, found at www.wsu.edu/ ployee of the Month award on Sept. 26. She is extremely help-
university-relations, provides the WSU community easy access to and Washington, and I have
enjoyed working with him. ful to students, exemplified when a satisfied student sent a let-
information and staff contacts for all of the units in the area report- ter to President Rawlins and the governor, thanking Cheryl for
ing to Vice President Sally Savage. These include Alumni Relations, “The cooperative drive to raise
public awareness of the impor- her outstanding service. Her efforts have prompted more elec-
Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Community Relations and tronic processing and more student-friendly processes. Cheryl
University Events, Internal Communication, Marketing Communi- tance of research universities
goes the extra mile for students.
cation, Media Relations and the News Bureau, the Office of Publica- and the financial difficulties we
tions/Printing and the WSU Press. Each plays a role in advancing face involves many people at
various levels. Our boards of
Washington State University’s reputation and relationships.
The site also highlights specialty resources for employee use, such
as the official WSU Events Calendar, the University’s Graphic
regents are heavily involved and
I am sure they will continue. I
Identity Program and WSU Today Online. Outreach to alumni look forward to working with
including CougNet and Washington State Magazine are also the interim president and with for university news
featured. Dr. McCormick’s successor.”
4 • November 1, 2002 WSU Today www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
NO COURSE CREDIT BUT LOTS OF GOOD EXPERIENCE
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Engineers test skills in off-road competition
BY SARAH GOODWIN ments of the car — when I started , and now I
CONTRIBUTING WRITER such as transmis- know pretty much every part
sion, brakes and and why it’s there,” he re-
They designed a machine to steering — to marked. “The students in Baja
pass tests that evaluate maneu- safety, organizing a are hands-on kind of people
verability, rock and hill climb- (work) group and with actual mechanical abili-
ing, acceleration and long-term professional prepa- ties who can figure problems
endurance. They also have to ration of reports.” out. And the report writing is
design a marketing strategy and Some universi- improving because we better
prepare a cost report for mass ties offer course understand what the Baja
production. Then they have to credit for partici- competition wants.”
travel to a competition, mostly pating in such rig- Thome also said that the
at their own expense, which orous engineering team has improved their
they sometimes mitigate by activities. WSU manufacturing and manage-
camping out along the way. And does not.
if that weren’t enough, they get ment skills as well.
“I believe that
no college credit for all the engi- our best students
neering work they do. Jockeying for position
participate in these
An adult version of WSU’s groups,” Smith In addition to exposing stu-
summer camp, Robots on the said. “They don’t dents to different levels of de-
Palouse? Nope, it’s the campus do it because they sign and implementation, the
chapter of the Society of Auto- have to, but be- Mini Baja West competition
motive Engineers, known as the cause they want to, provides prime opportunities
Mini Baja Team, working on an and I really enjoy for networking and getting
off-road racing vehicle. The working with ready for the real-world job
event for which they are prepar- them.” market.
ing and which eats up so much Jeff Hall, a 2000 WSU
of their free time is the yearly graduate in mechanical engi-
“Mini Baja West” competition,
neering, currently works for
and their vehicle must meet so- “In Baja, you
Hewlett-Packard as a hard-
ciety specifications to be eligible. develop your ware design engineer. He said
ideas into a de- that participating in Mini
Rag-tag farm boys? sign, build and
Baja helped him secure his
The Mini Baja Team is based test a car, and current position.
in the College of Engineering then travel to “I have been involved with
and Architecture, and consists compete with
hiring in the past two years,
of 15 undergrads, primarily in other engineers,”
assisting on interview teams,”
mechanical engineering, but said Tarp. “The he commented, “and only 2 –
also from business, agriculture Baja team requires 5 percent of graduates have
and other disciplines. fund-raising, de-
the hands-on practice that
The team began in 1995 and sign reviews and they need.
has become more competitive teamwork, all of “At the most critical times,
each year. When Josef Tarp — a which I deal with
Top: Eric Lindsley (left), senior in everyone (in the club) had to
2000 graduate in mechanical en- daily in my job.” decide if school or Baja was
mechanical engineering, and
gineering and a former Mini Baja Brian Thome, a doctoral student Tarp currently more important. If the car
Team president — participated, in chemical engineering, examine works for needed something built ASAP
he said that WSU was looked at aluminum cougar head to be used Kenworth Truck and we had a test the next
as just a farm school when they for clock fund-raiser. Bottom right: Company. day, we had to work hard to
showed up for competition. Jonathan Molfino, senior in “I believe that I ensure that both got done,”
“We were competing with mechanical engineering, prepares am more experi- Hall said. “Participation in
schools that had large teams the Mini Baja car for football enced and confi-
game. Bottom left: Thome listens Baja demonstrates the ability
getting class credit and an end- dent than many
to an engine rattle. (Photos by to succeed in difficult times
less supply of money. However, people my age.
Dean Hare, WSU Photo Service.) or when time is at a pre-
that year we finished in the top Every year of Baja mium.”
10 percent in the country. That is like one year of
source of great pride for the uni- Thome agrees. “I have
says a lot about our team and “They come to me with ques-
versity,” said Lloyd Smith, club work experience,” Tarp said. friends from Baja who are
school,” Tarp said. tions about design or analysis.
adviser and mechanical engi- Brian Thome is a fourth working at major companies,
Last year, the WSU team From the start I’ve been im-
neering faculty member. “We pressed with the drive that they year doctoral student in and I can always give them
placed 19th in Mini Baja West,
generally do very well in compe- have to build a new car each chemical engineering and the three or four resumés from
out of 130 teams competing. titions and I think it reflects on year. These young engineers club historian and team current students , because in
our school.” learn many things from Mini coach. He began participating Baja, we established a mutual
For the fun of it Smith enjoys the students’ en- in Mini Baja his first year of respect, and we trust each
Baja that we can’t teach in a
“I think that Mini Baja and thusiasm for the off-road ve- classroom,” Smith added. “This graduate school. other’s ability to pick out
other similar groups are a hicle. ranges from learning about ele- “I knew nothing about cars good engineers.”
400 eligible Regents Scholars named Tri-Cities proposes new university
(The following is a summary of an article that appeared in the Oct. 24
BY WSU NEWS BUREAU education at WSU, we want to scholars in the group of 25. issue of the “Tri-City Herald.”)
signify how important they are Every nominee is eligible for a
More than 400 Washington to our state’s future.” Citing frustration that the WSU branch campus in Tri-Cities
two-year, $3,000 Crimson schol-
high school seniors were noti- These scholars have an aver- can’t satisfy the region’s educational needs because WSU Pull-
arship to WSU. Seventy-five of
fied last week of their eligibility age GPA of 3.93 and include stu- man won’t allow Tri-Cities autonomy, Columbia Basin Col-
the Regents Scholarship winners
for Regents Scholarships at dent presidents and senators, lege President Lee Thornton has proposed a separate, degree-
are considered for an additional
Washington State University. National Honor Society mem- bestowing four-year institution for the area. Thornton sug-
$1,000, elevating them to the
Twenty-five students were bers, National Merit Finalists, gested the name of Southern Washington University and the
Silver level, also renewable a sec- CBC campus as the site.
named Distinguished Regents musicians, varsity athletes and ond year. The top 25 distin- He revealed his idea for a regional university to five state legis-
Scholars, qualifying for scholar- community volunteers. Their in- guished-level winners were of- lators at a breakfast with CBC board members at the Pasco cam-
ships worth $15,000 per year. The terests include mathematics, sci-
fered four-year, full-rides. pus, declaring that his proposal is a paradigm change, not a tink-
awards are renewable for four ence, psychology, political sci-
Nominees must have a mini- ering with the old model.
years, making the package worth ence, business, education, law
up to $60,000 per student. Others and medicine, among others. mum 3.8 GPA. The 25 distin- Larry James, WSU Tri-Cities campus executive officer and
received offers ranging from “The Regents Scholarship Pro- guished recipients and 75 silver dean, had no comment on how Thornton’s suggestion would af-
$6,000 to $8,000 over two years. gram falls within the university’s recipients each have a com- fect the WSU branch campus in Richland or how it would figure
“This program aims to recog- strategic goal of attracting high- bined GPA of 3.96, while win- into current collaborations.
nize outstanding students and quality students to WSU,” said ners at the Crimson level have Larry Ganders, assistant to WSU President V. Lane Rawlins in
keep them in the state of Wash- Barry Swanson, Faculty Senate a 3.91 group GPA. Eighty-five Pullman, said Thornton’s timing was poor considering the state’s
ington for their college educa- chair. “It was successful last year, students have a 4.0. $2 billion shortfall and that the proposal departs from yearlong
tion,” said WSU President V. and I think we’re on our way to The selection committee also discussions between a WSU study team and CBC officials.
Lane Rawlins. “By acknowledg- doing the same this year.” evaluated the students’ inter- CBC board chairman Wayne Martin embraced Thornton’s sug-
ing their accomplishments and State high school principals ests, leadership capabilities, and gestion, saying legislative support for a separate university in the
offering them opportunities for made the nominations. Auburn extracurricular and community Tri-Cities may prompt Rawlins to respond to the region’s con-
significant support toward their and Vancouver each have two involvement. cerns about higher education.
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AN OPEN FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
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degree comes of age
BY CAROL SCALLY,
general manager in 2000.
AND ROD FOSS, WSU TODAY • Christos Pallakis, a former WSU pole-
vaulter, is on the Athens Olympic Orga-
WSU’s bachelor of arts degree in sport nizing Committee; Kim Glanville is the
management — expanded from its 1985 athletic academic advisor at Portland
beginning within the Recreation and Lei- State University; Brenda Nelson is execu-
sure Studies program — is five years old tive assistant with the Spokane Chiefs
and rapidly exceeding expectation. The major junior hockey club, and she
2002 projection of 125 students was sur- handles baseball star George Brett’s en-
passed with an enrollment of over 200, dorsements; and Kim Kwock, database-
according to director Joanne R. marketing manager, is one of seven pro-
Washburn. The only established pro- gram graduates working for the Seattle
gram in the Pacific Northwest to award Seahawks.
the B.A. in sport management is attract- Washburn attributes the program’s
ing students from neighboring states and growth to the strength of its faculty, all
Alaska, and also from Japan, China and acknowledged experts in a variety of
Korea. fields. They offer courses that differ from
The popularity of this undergraduate the standard curriculum for a degree in
physical education. Typical course offer- Sue Durrant (l) and Joanne Washburn (r) display the vast array of resources available to the
degree reflects the rapid development of a student pursuing a degree in sport management. (Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.)
new area in the U.S. private sector. Since ings include sport law, sport governance,
the mid-1980s, demand by professional sport sociology, ethics, marketing and fi-
nance. This makes the degree an attrac- tional and international peer-reviewed serves as the advisor to the Washington
sports organizations and fitness compa- journals. She is president-elect of the So- State Taekwondo Club and team.
nies for professional managers who are tive entrance point for careers in amateur
and professional sport programs, sport ciety for the Study of Legal Aspects of Another strength of the sport manage-
trained in product sales, customer service, Sports and Physical Activity, and she is a ment program is that students complete a
merchandising and radio/TV. Graduates
marketing and organizational develop- member of the editorial boards of the practicum of 120 hours, usually working
are finding employment in the private
ment has accelerated. “Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport” and in WSU’s PAC-10 athletics and in the
sector, in university athletic programs
Sport management has been meeting the “International Sports Journal.” In her university’s intramural sports program,
and community agencies.
that goal since its inception, as seen in sport law course, Claussen stresses legal one of the largest in the country. Once
The faculty’s research and professional
the examples of some success stories: issues that sport managers encounter to- course requirements are complete, an in-
activities also are raising the program’s
• John Felver has worked in marketing day, like the H.I.V. athlete, Title IX and ternship of 10 to 12 weeks provides work
national profile. Sue M. Durrant, a na-
operations as assistant athletic director drugs. experience in some aspect of the sport in-
tional authority on gender equity in
with North Dakota State and later with “There are many legal challenges in dustry. Course work also emphasizes writ-
sport, is past president of the National As-
Texas Tech. He is now with Mizzou Sports U.S. sports today, and our graduate stu- ing skills and has relationships with the
sociation for Girls and Women in Sports,
Properties in Columbia, Missouri. a national advocacy group for women dents are well equipped to handle a vari- Murrow School of Communication, the
• Tracy Peck has coached collegiate and girls. Washburn is a past officer of ety of problems,” said Claussen. College of Business and Economics, and
swimming, was an administrative intern the North American Society for Sport Ko, who has a Ph.D. from Ohio State Leadership Studies in the College of Edu-
with the Big Eight Conference, worked in Management and the Northwest College University, joined the faculty last year. He cation.
marketing and promotions for both Okla- Women’s Sports Association (Region 9), researches consumer perception of service The program’s graduates are also add-
homa State and the now defunct Ameri- and she is currently on the executive quality of the sport and leisure industry, ing to the program’s national profile.
can Basketball League, and is currently in board of the Northwest College Women’s especially issues like customer satisfac- Adam Love, the program’s 2002 major of
retail sales with a specialty running store. Sports Foundation. tion, loyalty, switching behavior, and cus- the year, received one of just five post-
• Kevin Kalal interned with the minor Two recent additions to the faculty, tomer retention. He taught at the Univer- graduate scholarships awarded by the Na-
league Tacoma Tigers (associated with the Cathryn L. Claussen and Yong Jae Ko, sity of Texas, Seoul National University tional Association of Collegiate Market-
Oakland Athletics) in the Pacific Coast both present their research at national and Ohio State University, where he was ing Administrators. Love is using his
League. Kalal became the team’s public and international conferences. Claussen the Taekwondo team coach. At present, award to pursue a graduate degree in ath-
relations manager in 1992, the director of is an attorney who specializes in sports he is on the council of the U.S. National letic media relations at the University of
baseball operations in 1995 and assistant law, and her research is published in na- Collegiate Taekwondo Association and Tennessee.
Beyond Attic ... “I have discussed this case with some of
my colleagues who have worked on similar
issues with universities throughout the
relations and communications between the
city, university and students must improve
• continue to provide programs regard-
ing alcohol abuse and underage drinking,
and enforce existing related policies
to avoid similar future problems. He also
(Continued from page 1) nation, and we all agree communication is advised that all parties focus on recom- • work with Pullman Police, WSU Police
contact with students and city leaders,” needed,” Melendez noted in a letter to mended actions, rather than the past event. and the Washington State Liquor Control
said Sally Savage, vice president of President V. Lane Rawlins. “The citizens of Pullman were fortunate Board to curb underage drinking
university relations. “Overall, what we’re The student board should be a reflection that more serious emotional and physical “The president (Rawlins) and the
talking about is a building of community. of the WSU student population, she said, injuries did not occur,” Keppel stated. “It is university strongly support these recom-
When you step back and think about it, we made up equally of freshman, sophomores, a concern to me that if immediate action is mendations and will work closely with the
all share the same goals, desires and juniors and seniors, with different racial not taken as a result of this assessment, and city and students to cooperatively take
and ethnic backgrounds. It would also the City of Pullman and university officials steps to address these issues,” Savage said.
incentives to make this a great community
include representatives from WSU’s do not work together to deal with this Rawlins, in his President’s Address on
in which to work and live.”
administration and faculty, officers from situation, it is probable that similar Oct. 23, noted that the university is already
Law enforcement specialist Robert
the Pullman and WSU Police Departments, incidents with even more serious conse- making plans to expand its community
Keppel, Ph.D., who was contracted one
and city administration and staff. The quences will occur in the future.” relations efforts and possibly staff.
month earlier by the Pullman City Council
board shouldn’t consist of over 25 people “We don’t have a specific plan in place
to conduct an independent investigation of
and should be governed by students. (to expand community relations), but we
the Attic incident, presented his report on Recommendations
Oct. 22. Keppel, who has more than 30 are in the process of discussing and
Keppel targets failures Keppel’s report offered numerous
years experience in law enforcement, told formulating it,” Savage said. “Initially, it
recommendations to the city, police and
the council and WSU students that he “did Keppel’s report noted that the Pullman will probably require some reorganizing
university. A few include:
not sense or hear racial bias” regarding the City Police failed to “assess” the situation, and reallocation of resources. Over time,
City of Pullman
police department’s handling of the failed to communicate and prepare a plan given a more favorable economy, we may
• establish a better process for handling
incident and its use of pepper spray. He also of action, and failed to “utilize proper look at adding a position or two.”
pointed to the fact that there are “many” procedures in using pepper spray and treat- That effort will address the need to better
ing those who were exposed.” He also noted • discipline police officers for failing to coordinate communications now coming
documented incidents in which the city
that university faculty and staff failed to in- communicate, assess and plan, and from several WSU offices, including
police have responded to “fight calls where
form the police about the planned gather- provide additional training regarding the community and university relations, the
the officers have used pepper spray on
ing and did not adequately supervise it. appropriate use of pepper spray, scene foundation, business affair, student affairs
white males as well.”
Keppel’s report was broken into two assessment, communication, medical and others, she said.
But the city did not escape unscathed.
Keppel went on to tell the city and sections, the first focused on the role of the assistance, leadership, establishing a “The Attic incident was an unfortunate
university that they needed to work police, the second on the university’s command post and debriefing procedures event and we’re dreadfully sorry that it
together to develop better communications planning and handling of the “off-campus • issue police whistles and bullhorns to happened to our students. But I do see a
and relationships with each other and event.” His report did not address the better alert people in a crowd or fight silver lining, so to speak, in that this event
multicultural students. students’ role in the event. However, the Washington State University has served as a catalyst bringing the
On Oct. 29, Rosa Melendez, Region 10 report noted that many of the students • establish better guidelines for advis- university, city and students together to
director of the U.S. Department of Justice/ interviewed “complained openly about the ing students regarding social events facilitate better communications, relations,
Community Relations Service, repeated conduct of fellow students at other • hire off-duty officers to police large understanding and a better community,”
and endorsed many of Keppel’s recommen- gatherings. They related that alcohol social events said Savage.
dations and went on to outline the need to consumption and fights were a common • hold advisers accountable for their “This was a big wake-up call letting us
form a WSU Student Public Safety Board to occurrence every weekend.” actions and discipline those who are know that we need to work hard with all
“foster communications.” In his conclusion, Keppel wrote that abusive to police officers law enforcement to ensure student safety.”
6 • November 1, 2002 WSU Today www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
November 1 – November 16
struction Management Studio,
Exhibits Tuesday, Nov. 5 10 a.m., Carpenter Hall 109.
Outdoor Photography: Annual Molecular Biosciences Seminar: Cougar Football: WSU vs. Or-
photo exhibit of nature, wild- Title TBA, Steve Clark, UCLA, egon, 2 p.m., Martin Stadium.
life and outdoor activities, runs 12:10 p.m., Todd 276. Women’s Basketball: WSU vs.
until Nov. 15, Compton Union Physics Colloquium: “Accurate ab Lady Express, 7 p.m., Beasley.
Gallery. (Open Nov. 2 and 9, initio Potential Energy Surfaces
closed Nov. 11.) for Spectroscopy and Reaction
“Pressure Points”: Prints from the Dynamics,” Kirk Peterson,
collections of the Jordan and
Mina Schnitzer Foundation,
WSU, 4:10 p.m., Webster B17. Sunday, Nov. 10
showcasing internationally rec- Women’s Soccer: WSU vs. UCLA,
ognized artists. Opening lec- 11 a.m., lower soccer field.
ture by Sue Taylor, Portland art
historian, at 7 p.m., Friday,
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Nov. 1 in the Fine Arts Center. Jazz Festival: All day at Kimbrough,
Exhibit runs until Dec. 14 at
the Museum of Art gallery.
with 12:30 p.m. concert in the
Kimbrough Concert Hall.
Monday, Nov. 11
Middle East Film Series: “The Holiday: Veterans’ Day.
Closed Doors,” Egypt, 1999, 7 Performance: “South Pacific,”
p.m., SCUE 202. 7:30 p.m., Beasley. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic of romance, comedy and tragedy
Workshops comes to Beasley Coliseum, inviting viewers to hear the call of Bali Ha’i.
“Paint, Press, and Print!”: This
free workshop, taught by Lina
Quock, lets children explore
printmaking. Preregister by
Thursday, Nov. 7 Tuesday, Nov. 12 “South Pacific” breezes
Research Fair: Displays and dem- Physics Colloquium: “Space In-
contacting Pullman Parks and
Recreation, 334-4555, ext. 228.
onstrations by more than 30
high-end research equipment
terferometry Mission,” Guy
Worthey, WSU, 4:10 p.m.,
into Beasley on Nov. 11
and supply vendors, 3rd floor of Webster B17.
the Health Sciences Building, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and eight Tony Awards,
Riverpoint campus. From 10 “South Pacific”— Rodgers and Hammerstein’s glorious tale of
Friday, Nov. 1 a.m. to 6 p.m., with presenta- wartime romance — comes to the Beasley Coliseum on Monday,
Atrium Music: Mu Phi Epsilon
tions throughout the day. See Wednesday, Nov. 13 Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Music Honorary, 12:15 p.m., for detailed information. Performance: The Cashore Mari- This Broadway classic is rich in humor and eloquent in song. It
Holland/New Library. onettes, 7:30 p.m., Kimbrough features an unforgettable score of enduring standards, like “Some
Art a la Carte: “Culture Influences
Dad’s Weekend Dinner Buffet: 6 on Book Binding and Paper Concert Hall. Enchanted Evening,” “I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy,” “Bali
p.m., CUB Regency Room, Production,” Gudrun Aurand, Middle East Film Series: “Two Ha’i,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “There Is Nothing Like a
$14.95. 12:10 p.m., CUB Cascade 123. Women,” Iran, 1999, 7 p.m., Dame” and “Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair.”
Winefest: 19 th annual fund-raiser Horticulture Seminar: “Grape Re- SCUE 202. Adapted from two short stories by James Michener, “South Pacific”
at Gladish Community Center, search in Washington,” Sara chronicles two love affairs. The first involves Lt. Joe Cable and a young
5 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. Spayd, WSU Prosser, 1:10 Polynesian girl. The second revolves around Nellie Forbush, a Navy
Dad’s Weekend Luau: A cultural p.m., Johnson 191.
Thursday, Nov. 14 nurse from Little Rock, and Emile de Becque, a French planter with
dinner show displaying differ- Lecture: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting
ent Pacific Island dances, 6:30 whom she falls in love one enchanted evening. The two stories fatally
Scholar Lecture, “Political Alle- Art a la Carte: “The Private and
p.m., Student Recreation Cen- intertwine when Cable and de Becque go on a dangerous mission be-
giances in the 21st Century,” the Public World of Islam,”
ter, hosted by the Pacific Is- Rogers M. Smith, Browne Dis- hind Japanese lines from which only one of them returns.
Robert Staab, WSU, 12:10
landers Club. For more infor- tinguished Professor of Political p.m., CUB Cascade 123. This is the same production currently touring in larger Inland
mation, call 335-1986. Science, University of Pennsyl- Northwest cities, including Spokane. Presented by Festival Dance
Music Performance: Vocal Ex- Molecular Biosciences Seminar:
vania, 3 p.m., Todd 276. Title TBA, Derek Wood, Univer- and Performing Arts with local sponsors KLEW-TV and Zions
travaganza, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Molecular Bioscience Lecture Bank, “South Pacific” is the finest balance between story and
sity of Washington, 12:10
Theatre, tickets at the door. (Spokane): “Robertsonian Trans- p.m., Todd 276. song, hilarity and heartbreak.
locations: Chromosome Behavior Horticulture Seminar: “Nepal Po- Tickets — available at Beasley, The Depot, UI North Campus Center
and Human Evolution,” Lisa tato Experience,” Jim Lorenzen, and all TicketsWest outlets — are priced as follows: Adults $26/$20,
Shaffer, 7 p.m., Health Sciences
Saturday, Nov. 2 Building 110, Riverpoint campus.
University of Idaho, 1:10 p.m.,
students $20/$16, children 12 and under $16/$12, first seven rows
A complimentary reception and $32, discounts for groups. For more information, call Festival Dance at
Dad’s Weekend Breakfast: 7:45 building tours begin at 6 p.m. Geology Seminar: “Length Scales (208) 883-3267 or the Beasley box office at 335-1514, ext. 3.
a.m., CUB Ballroom 232, $10. RSVP to Joyce Harbison at of Isotopic Variations Along
Cougar Football: WSU vs. Arizona email@example.com or 358-7540. Mid-Ocean Ridges and Possible
State, 12:30 p.m., Martin Sta- Links to Upper Mantle Dynam-
Women’s Volleyball: WSU vs. Wash- ics,” Oregon State University, 4
dium (home game). ABC-TV
will broadcast the game.
ington, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym. The
Apple Cup of volleyball.
p.m., Webster 11. Country singer Gary Allan
Dad’s Weekend Performance: Seminar: “What the Long-term Ef-
Dana Carvey, 8:30 p.m., Beasley.
Performance: “A Flea in Her Ear,”
8 p.m., R. R. Jones Theatre;
fects of Amphetamine Can Tell
Us About Brain Function,” John
strums into Pullman Nov. 8
also the following two nights, Marshall, University of Califor-
same time and place. nia Irvine, 4 p.m., Wegner G-1. Gary Allan, country music’s critically praised “aching tenor,”
Up All Night: “Academic Night,” performs at Washington State University in Beasley Coliseum
Sunday, Nov. 3 7 p.m. – midnight, CUB.
Men’s Basketball: WSU vs. Basket-
ball Travelers, 7 p.m., Beasley. at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. Coltrain, a popular country band from
Symposium: 25th Annual Roger Wil- Concert: Wind Symphony/Sym- Lewiston, Idaho, will open the concert.
liams Symposium, “Finding Your phonic Band, 8 p.m., Bryan At first dismissed as “just another hat act,” Allan proved
Religion,” Scotty McLennan. Hall Theatre. himself a legitimate performer when his first two albums each
Registration 5 p.m. in the CUB Friday, Nov. 8 Encore Performance: “A Flea in generated Top-10 hits, with the third selling more than one
Cascade Room; banquet and 7
p.m. address follows. Continues Conference: 4 th Annual Inland Her Ear,” 8 p.m., R. R. Jones million copies. His latest album, “Alright Guy,” has sold more
Northwest Cancer Conference, Theatre; also the following two than 500,000 copies, suggesting that platinum status is on the
9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Trinity nights, same time and place.
Lutheran Church, Pullman. Call “Bridging the Gap: Research horizon. Critics say his high-energy shows and hard honky-
The Common Ministry for more and Clinical Practice,” 7 a.m. tonk vibe give Allan a distinctive sound.
information: 332-2611. breakfast and registration,
All seats are reserved. Tickets are $24 and $22 for students. They
WestCoast Grand Hotel, 303
Film: 2nd Annual Sawtooth Film Fes-
tival, 5 p.m., CUB auditorium.
W. North River Drive, Spokane. Friday, Nov. 15 can be purchased at Beasley Coliseum; all TicketsWest outlets,
Saturday also, same time and including the Cougar Depot in downtown Pullman, the Univer-
place. Preregister online at Concert: Big Band II, 3:10 p.m., sity of Idaho’s North Campus Information Center in Moscow and
http://capps.wsu.edu/INCC. Kimbrough Concert Hall. Albertson’s in Lewiston; or by calling (800) 325-SEAT.
Concert: Student chamber music,
Monday, Nov. 4 Women’s Soccer: WSU vs. USC, 2
p.m., lower soccer field. 4:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre.
Biology Seminar: “Map-based Faculty Recital: Anthony Taylor, Women’s Volleyball: WSU vs.
Cloning and Analysis of the clarinet, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough California, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym. WSU premiers first ski film in 10 years
Barley Stem Rust Resistance Concert Hall. Up All Night: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.,
Gene Rpg1,” Andris Kleinhofs, Student Recreation Center. Warren Miller’s 53rd annual ski/snowboard film, “Storm,” de-
Performance: Country music star
WSU, 3:45 p.m., Todd 120. Gary Allan, 8 p.m., Beasley, with buts at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 and 9 in the CUB auditorium. This is the
Vancouver Lecture: “Science in opening performance by first time in more than 10 years that Pullman has been selected to
Natural Resources Policy: Les- Lewiston country band, Coltrain. premier a Miller film.
sons from the Trenches,” Film Premier: “Storm,” 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 The event will include giveaways and door prizes from ski resorts
Deborah Brosnan, founder and CUB auditorium. and retailers across the state of Washington.
president of Sustainable Ecosys- Women’s Basketball: WSU vs.
Denmark, 2 p.m., Beasley. Tickets, on sale at www.films.aswsu.org, are $8. They can also be
tems Institute, 7 p.m., Student
Women’s Volleyball: WSU vs. purchased at the Cougar Depot, the Outdoor Recreation Center at
Services building lecture hall.
Stanford, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym. the Student Recreation Center and Hyperspud Sports in Moscow.
Concert: Paavali Jumppanen, pia-
nist, 7:30 p.m., Kimbrough
Saturday, Nov. 9 Swap Meet: 27th Annual Ski Swap, For more information, contact Timothy Hogg at 335-9676 or
Concert Hall. Dedication: A. Donald Poe Con- 9 a.m., Hollingbery Fieldhouse. firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.wsutoday.wsu.edu WSU Today November 1, 2002 • 7
Innovative puppets offer
On Wednesday, November and others. The marionettes are cipient of a Pew Charitable
13, the Visual, Performing and engineering marvels with new Trusts Fellowship for Perfor-
Literary Arts Committee pre- control mechanisms developed mance Art, based upon his ar-
sents internationally acclaimed by Joseph Cashore during nine- tistic accomplishments and a
puppetry artist, Joseph Cashore, teen years of experimentation. grant from the Henson Founda-
and his amazing marionettes in The movement of the mari- tion, intended to help promote
a performance of “A Celebra- onettes is so convincing and puppetry to adult audiences.
tion of Life.” The free event is the illusion so powerful that Cashore has been performing
at 7:30 p.m. in Kimbrough the result is a compelling theat- full-time since 1990 across
Concert Hall. Limited seating rical experience. North America, Europe and
ensures maximum viewing for Joseph Cashore has received Asia.
the entire audience. numerous awards including a Unlike many puppetry
“A Celebration of Life” is a se- Citation of Excellence from events, this performance is not
ries of moving vignettes set to UNIMA-USA, the highest honor appropriate for the very young.
the music of Vaughn Williams, an American puppeteer can re- VPLAC asks that children be at
Vivaldi, Copland, Beethoven ceive. He also has been the re- least 8 years old. Joseph Cashore demonstrates marionette mastery at Beasley Nov. 13.
POSITIONS & NOTICES Jazz concert with Jon Pugh
The 2002 Washington State University Jazz Festival will be
presented in the Kimbrough Music Building on Wednesday,
Rebecca Armstrong, 335-2822. total fee for both parts is $40,
Classified Staff Closing date: Nov. 12. (3246) nonrefundable, payable in ad-
Nov. 6. The gala concert highlighting this event will be at
noon in Bryan Hall Theatre, featuring guest cornetist Jon Pugh
See current positions at: Cooperative Extension. Extension vance to HRS.
and the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, directed by Greg
www.hrs.wsu.edu, or call the Coordinator, Skamania County. Optika Web, An Introductory Lec-
Yasinitsky. Performing jazz faculty members will include
Staff Employment Assistance Contact: Rebecca Armstrong, ture and Lab: Lecture 1 – 3 p.m.
Line at 335-7637. 335-2822. Closing date: Nov. Tuesday, Nov. 5, Lighty 405. Lab Charles Argersinger, piano; Horace-Alexander Young,
12. (3247) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, Thomp- saxophone; Geof Bradfield, saxophone; David Turnbull,
University Advancement. Director of son Hall Room 1, at either 9 – 10 trumpet; and David Jarvis, percussion.
Development. Contact: Charlene a.m. (Lab A) or 10:30 – 11:30 Pugh is noted as a tremendous improviser best known for his
Faculty/Exempt Burroughs, 335-7888. Closing a.m. (Lab B). Kathy Cross and long association with saxophonist Don Lanphere. Pugh
date: Nov. 11, or until filled. Jack Keller, instructors. The lec- performs widely and is featured on several acclaimed CDs.
School of Architecture and Con- ture is free; there is a $10 fee for
struction. Assistant Professor. Laboratory Animal Resource Cen-
the lab. (Prerequisite: Participants The program will include Yasinitsky’s arrangement of Irving
Contact: Gregory Kessler, 335- ter. Program Coordinator. Con- must complete FERPA training prior Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and “They Say it’s Wonderful” along with
5160. Closing date: Feb. 5, tact Judy Okita, 335-9141. Clos- his original compositions “Blue Note” and “Inside Passage.”
to Optika training.)
2003, or until filled. (3258) ing date: Nov. 1, or until filled.
Dealing With Difficult People: The band will also perform “Movin’ On” by Los Angeles
School of Electrical Engineering 8:10 – 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, composer Bill Liston.
and Computer Science. Assis- Murrow 53 – WHETS. Karen The festival will also feature school groups from throughout
tant/Associate Professor. Con-
tact: John Ringo, 335-6637. HRS Courses Zucco-Gatlin, instructor. No fee.
(R-1, 2, 3, 4)
the Northwest performing in Kimbrough Concert Hall from
Closing date: Jan. 31, 2003, or 7:40 – 11:40 a.m. and from 2 – 5:40 p.m. Pugh and WSU
Human Resource Services offers pro- faculty members will also present clinics throughout the day.
until filled. (3263) fessional development classes.
Computer Science (Vancouver). While all classes are open to all All of these events, including the noon concert, are free and
Assistant/Associate Professor. WSU employees, requirements Ph.D. Finals open to the public.
Contact: Jeanne Greene, 546- in the certification tracks are
9595. Closing date: Jan. 31, identified by these codes: “Synthesis of Organic-Inorganic
2003, or until filled. (3268) Perovskites with Device Applica-
Teaching and Learning. Assistant
Professor. Contact: Dennis
R-2 Financial Management
tions,” Karen Rae Maxcy, Ph.D.
(chemistry), 3 p.m., Nov. 4,
Fulmer 124. The committee
Workshop seeks College
Warner, 335-5027. Closing
date: Jan. 15, 2003, or until
R-3 Communications Track
chair is R. D. Willett.
“The Relationship Between Anti-
Hill’s future vitality
Educational Leadership and R-4 Office Support Track body Response to Caprine Ar-
thritis-Encephalitis Virus Surface A broad representation of the Pullman community will
Counseling. Assistant Professor RAC Research Administration
Protein and the Development meet together 6 - 9 p.m., Nov. 14 in the Senior Citizen
(s). Contact: Lynn Buckley, 335- Certificate
9117. Closing date: Jan. 1,
of Viral Induced Arthritis,” Kevin Center in Pullman City Hall to discuss ideas for guiding the
*Certification track electives are R. Snekvik, Ph.D. (veterinary sci-
2003 (3265); Dec. 1 (3266), or designated with an “E.” future of College Hill development. This open workshop,
ence), 1 p.m., Nov. 6, ADBF moderated by Emmett Fiske, a local resident and organiza-
until filled. See course descriptions at 1002. The committee chair is
Statistics (Spokane). Assistant/As- www.hrs.wsu.edu/ W. P. Cheevers. tion development specialist, hopes to draw College Hill
sociate Professor. Contact: article.asp?article=30 or the cur- residents, property owners and managers, developers,
“Police Agency Accreditation and
Rebecca Armstrong, 335-2822. rent Employee Development its Influence on Community Po- Pullman representatives, the WSU community and anyone
Closing date: Jan. 1, 2003. newsletter. HRS must receive else interested in the future of College Hill.
licing in Washington State: A
(3249) personal check or IRI for fee Role Perspective from Street Workshop planners say they want to be more proactive in
Political Science. Assistant Profes- courses before class. For special Cops to Management Cops,” College Hill, which some call a community within a com-
sor. Contact: Lisa Janowski, 335- needs or accommodations, no- Terry E. Gingerich, Ph.D. (politi- munity. The project was initiated with a survey assessing the
2544. Closing date: Dec. 31, or tify David Schmidt, 335-2158, cal science), 11 a.m., Nov. 15,
until filled. (3259) in advance. perceptions of current residents and addressing such issues
Johnson Tower 802. The com-
Environmental Science and Re- mittee chair is G. Russell. as safety, aesthetics, noise, and parking. Survey results will
For information or assistance, con-
gional Planning. Associate/Full tact one of the following: be available at the workshop and will be the opening point
Professor. Contact: Andrew Karen Zucco-Gatlin, 335-8886, of the evening’s discussion.
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Cooperative Extension. Kittitas firstname.lastname@example.org
County Extension Ed., E-2. Con- Jean Whittaker, Admissions, has
tact: Rebecca Armstrong, 335- Gail Rowland, 335-8051, been approved for shared leave.
2822. Closing date: Dec. 18, or
until filled. (3239)
Register by calling the Learn Line at
To donate annual or sick leave,
contact Human Resource Ser- Flu vaccinations offered to all
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Counseling. Assistant/Associate registration information to
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ordinator. Contact: Janet Danley, son Hall Room 1. Wade Lafferty, engineer with Civil and Environ-
335-2542. Closing date: Nov. instructor. November 15 HRS, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
mental Engineering, died Oct.
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8 • November 1, 2002 WSU Today www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
PREVENTION EDUCATION AND INCIDENT PREPARATION
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Shared $1.4 million grant to aim at reducing
domestic violence impact on the workplace
BY BARBARA CHAMBERLAIN kane County Sheriff’s Office and County Domestic Violence Con- response from education and place significantly underesti-
WSU SPOKANE the Spokane Police Department. sortium, while efforts at reduc- prevention, business, and law mate its prevalence.
The Spokane Workplace Do- ing other forms of workplace enforcement sectors of the Spokane Police Chief Roger
The effect of domestic violence mestic Violence Initiative will de- violence have been shown to be community. Bragdon said calls for service in-
on the workplace has been asso- velop services for local businesses effective, The Spokane County Domes- volving domestic violence are the
ciated with significant human that include employee training, domestic tic Violence Consortium and third highest category of all calls
and organizational costs. The Bu- business policy development, violence Associated Industries of the In- to his department; in 2001, the
reau of National Affairs (1990) es- and consultation and law en- impacting land Northwest will provide SPD received 4,532 such calls.
timated that domestic violence forcement supports when a do- the work- training, policy development, And Spokane County Sheriff
costs American business $3 – 5 mestic violence incident occurs. place has critical incident response and Mark Sterk noted, “Having in-
billion annually due to absentee- Lead investigator Chris not de- follow-up services, allowing vestigated more than 5,200 inci-
ism, medical bills, employee Blodgett, associate scientist and creased and employers to identify and ap- dents last year, our deputies are
turnover and lost productivity. extension specialist in human continues propriately address the effects very aware that the issue spills
And violence that originates at development and director of to affect not of domestic violence in their out of the home and becomes a
home and then spreads to work- WSU Spokane’s Child and Fam- only the workplace while remaining cog- workplace issue as well. We
place locations has been docu- ily Research Unit, points out Chris Blodgett victim, but nizant of the privacy and safety hope this grant will allow us to
mented more and more in the that domestic violence is a sys- also the of all employees. WSU Spokane better educate employers about
past couple of decades. temic, community problem and victim’s co-workers and the researchers will evaluate the ser- domestic violence and better en-
A partnership between WSU its impact in the workplace is workplace in general. Addition- vices to businesses in a long- able them to identify employees
Spokane and community institu- only one expression of a prob- ally, very little data exists which term research program. at risk and to assist law enforce-
tions has been awarded a three- lem that challenges all aspects allows researchers to measure In a national survey, EDK As- ment in reducing that risk.”
year, $1.4 million National Insti- of the community. this aspect of domestic violence. sociates (1997) reports that 37 While this program’s services
tutes of Health grant to develop “In domestic violence inci- The project is not an effort percent of women who were are available only to members of
programs to address this social dents, workplaces are one point aimed at victim advocacy, but domestic violence victims expe- Associated Industries, the consor-
phenomenon. WSU Spokane re- of victimization in a chain of rather a method to allow em- rienced work disruptions be- tium already has a domestic vio-
searchers will serve as the project victimizing acts,” Blodgett said. ployers and employees to iden- cause of absenteeism and re- lence in the workplace program,
leaders in collaboration with the “As a result, expecting busi- tify domestic violence and to duced productivity. But and will assist any employer in
Spokane County Domestic Vio- nesses to handle this issue in eliminate or minimize its influ- Blodgett believes that current the region needing help. Inter-
lence Consortium, Associated In- isolation is ineffective.” ence on the workplace. The crime-based estimates of do- ested businesses should call the
dustries of Inland Northwest, Spo- According to the Spokane project will test a coordinated mestic violence and the work- consortium at 487-6783.
Health insurance ... copays for retail prescription
drugs, and $20 and $40 copays
for mail order, and Kaiser
of Washington will not accept
new members except those
members already in the plan
(Continued from page 1) Premera Blue Cross/MSC pays Permanente which will have who add dependents for 2003.
as the state has been cutting its $83 per month for full family $10 and $25 copays for retail • Premera Blue Cross has enrollment facts
overall support to higher coverage; under the new prescription drugs, and $20 and consolidated Premera BC/
education for the past 10 years. merged Premera program, the $50 copays for larger quantity HealthPlus and Premera BC/
President V. Lane Rawlins, rate will be $194. • The effective date for
mail orders. MSC into a new product, changes is Jan. 1, 2003,
during his recent President’s “There are many reasons to Under the Uniform Medical Premera Blue Cross/Founda-
Address, pointed to the nega- explore the various health care and will be reflected on
Plan, after the annual $100 tion. If you are currently the Jan. 10 paycheck.
tive impact of higher health plans during November,” said prescription drug deductible enrolled in one of these plans,
insurance costs, cuts in state Jan M. Rauk, associate director • Employees can
has been met, enrollee coinsur- you will automatically be reinstate previously
funding, and the elimination of of Benefit Services. “I would ances for prescription drugs enrolled in Premera Blue
universitywide pay increases in encourage people not to make a waived medical coverage
purchased at a UMP network Cross/Foundation unless you for themselves or their
2002 – 03. “Virtually everyone decision based solely on the retail pharmacy will be as follows: select a different plan. For
in the university deserves a cost of premiums, but also dependents.
• Generic — the lesser of 20% more information, contact • Eligible dependents
healthy salary increase,” consider other important coinsurance or maximum Premera.
Rawlins said, including faculty medical service factors, includ- not previously enrolled
enrollee cost-share limit • Clarification: The Group can be added at this time.
and staff. “If we don’t get ing freedom to choose physi- • Formulary — the lesser of Health Cooperative plan still
funding for salary increases cians and specialists, wellness • Employees can have
30% coinsurance or maximum requires the selection of a their premiums withheld
during this next legislative incentives, and the level of enrollee cost-share limit primary care provider (PCP),
session, we may have to dig restrictions or accessibility within from their check on a pre-
• Nonformulary — 50% who then would make referrals tax or post-tax basis, and
deeper into our own pockets the various medical plans.” Mail order copay rates for the to a specialist. For those who
and reallocate our resource. can switch from one to
UMP plan — after the annual want the ability to self-refer to another during open
“Our people work hard, and I Prescription drugs prescription drug deductible a specialist, Group Health
think we get as much out of enrollment period.
To help improve manage- has been met — are as follows offers its Options Plan.
our bucks as anybody else in ment and cost control, all drugs (up to a 90-day supply)
the country, but the problem is, have been recategorized into • Generic — $10 Positive changes
there just aren’t enough bucks.” three tiers — generic, formulary • Formulary — $40
Rawlins said he is “cautiously Despite rate increases, there
and nonformulary — with • Nonformulary — $80 are a few improvements in
optimistic” that the Legislature different coinsurance payout benefits this year.
will provide additional support rates. Steps to take now • Long-term disability popularity
to higher education next year. In 2003, several managed WSU employees have from coverage now offers a salary
care plans will allow partici- now until Nov. 30 to review the replacement of 60 percent of the
What it means to you pants to purchase prescription Which insurance
available medical and dental first $400 of lost wages, up from
For WSU employees, here’s drugs (up to a month’s supply) programs were the most
insurance plans offered in their $300, meaning the disabled popular in 2002? Here’s
what the insurance fee increase at retail pharmacies within that region, make a selection and employee can collect up to $240 the breakdown, including
looks like. In 2002, premiums for plan’s network with the notify the Washington State (increased from $180). the number of employees
a single employee ranged from a following copay levels: $25 for Health Care Authority. Two key • Part A Basic employee life opting for that plan and
low of $0 for Group Health formulary brand-name drugs, steps in selecting or changing insurance benefits increase from what percentage of the
Cooperative to a high of $49 for $40 for nonformulary drugs,
health insurance providers are: $15,000 to $25,000. There are total they represent.
Premera Blue Cross/Health and $10 for formulary generic no increases in the premium for
• Determine whether your
Plus. In 2003, those fees will rise drugs, all insulin and all these enhanced benefits.
physician will be participating in • Uniform Med. Plan 1860/35%
to $30 for Group Health Coop- disposable diabetic supplies. • The optional term life and
that insurance program next year. • Group Health Coop. 1644/31%
erative and $67 for Premera. Prescriptions purchased accidental death and dismem- • Premera MSC 766/14%
• Compare medical and
Increases will be higher for through a managed care plan’s berment insurance premiums • Group Health Options 465/8%
those insuring their spouse dental coverage policies —
mail-order service (up to a 90- are decreasing in 2003. • Premera Health Plus 281/5%
and/or children. rates, copays, referral processes, • Aetna Healthcare 13/0.2%
day supply) will have a $50 • The Uniform Medical Plan
For example, an employee what counties they are available • Others 307/5.8%
copay for formulary brand- will now implement standard
who has full family coverage in, and the choice of specialists,
name drugs and $80 copay for coordination of benefits with
under Group Health currently hospitals and pharmacies. Due to mergers,
nonformulary drugs. The $20 other group coverage, so that
pays $10 per month in premi- copay for formulary generic changes in coverage,
between the two plans, covered
ums. Under the 2003 program drugs, all insulin, and all Gone and merged premiums, copays and
services may be reimbursed up
that person will pay $91. Group disposable diabetic supplies will A few notable changes have participating physicians,
to 100% of the allowable
Health Options currently runs remain the same. occurred that affect entire the popularity of these
charges after meeting the
$22 per month for the full The exceptions to this are provider programs. programs may change in
family, but will increase to $131 Group Health Cooperative • Aetna U.S. Healthcare Inc. 2003.
For a complete comparison of
per month. and Group Health Options, will no longer be available. rates and plans, go to
An employee currently under which will have $10 and $30 • Community Health Plan www.wa.gov/hca/pebb.htm.