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“The Chronicle of Higher Edu-
cation” reports that the National
Collegiate Athletic Association’s
top governing board for Division
I, which includes university pro-
fessors, has approved new aca-
demic standards for athletes. Ath-
letes with exceptional high-
school grades will be able to
qualify for college sports even if
they rack up poor scores on stan-
dardized tests. However, athletes
already in college will have to
make better headway toward
their degrees to remain eligible.
The new standards go into ef-
Ohhhhhhhhhhh yeah! fect in August 2003.
Currently, a freshman athlete
Devard Darling snatches a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Jason Gesser, as the Cougars thumped the University of Oregon Ducks 32-21, to
must have a combined score of at
capture first place in the Pac-10 and third place in the AP Poll, the university’s highest ranking in history. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)
least 820 on the SAT and a GPA of
2.5 in 13 high school core courses
to compete in Division I, or varia-
TRAINING HEARTS FOR THE ELDERLY
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tions within a narrow range,
based on a sliding scale. Under
the new measures, athletes could
Patient residences become classrooms be eligible with an SAT score as
low as 400 if they have attained a
GPA of 3.55 or higher in 14
for pharmacy prof making house calls (rather than 13) core courses.
“WSU is pleased with these
changes,” said Ken Casavant,
faculty athletic representative.
BY ROD FOSS tions from them. Setter calls class accompanies him to get (or incompatibility) between the “Allowing more focus on an
WSU TODAY this approach “educational first-hand, real-world experi- different medications. athlete’s GPA, rather than the
intervention” and part of it ence in consultation pharmacy. That’s where Setter comes in. standardized entrance tests re-
Steven Setter is an assistant includes brochures and videos. Today’s elderly typically have In his research, he looks for flects the findings of national
professor, instructing in He hopes to help some stay more than one doctor and harmful interactions and side and WSU research. The GPA is a
pharmacy. But his pupils aren’t out of geriatric institutions and possibly several prescriptions. effects. So he not only consults better predictor of academic
just the WSU students he get health-care services at But chances are, the doctors with patients but with provid- (See “NCAA,” page 2)
teaches in small groups or one- home. He wants to help them aren’t talking to each other ers as well. He clears up
on-one. He calls on the needy manage their lives. and thus don’t know about confusion on prescriptions and
elderly to teach these patients their patient’s other prescrip- doses for both sides of the
about their own medications
and how to avoid complica-
Clearing up confusion
So he makes house calls. His
tions. It’s easy for a patient to get
confused about compatibility
(See “House calls,” page 4)
26 LIBRARIES TO MERGE SERVICES
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Library alliance multiplies resources The university’s NCAA Self-
study Certification Committee
has accepted reports from its
subcommittees and has pre-
Twenty-six academic and last 10 years. The Cascade from about 11 million to 22 substantial “negatives” to this
sented those findings to Presi-
baccalaureate libraries — consortium, founded in 1995, million, said Ginny Steel, arrangement. There will be an
dent V. Lane Rawlins.
representing a broad range of offers similar services to libraries director and chair of increase in workload to handle
“WSU takes great pride in the
higher education institutions in Washington’s six public the council that oversees the materials coming in and to pull
quality of its athletics pro-
the Northwest — have agreed baccalaureate institutions. Cascade consortium, “and we items to be shipped out to the
grams,” said Rom Markin,
to join forces to form a new Though separate organizations, can continue to deliver other alliance members, she
committee chairman, “from
consortium that will provide Orbis and Cascade have requested items within a few admitted, “but we hope to be
their sound administration to
additional resources to faculty, historically collaborated on a days. This will make it easier able to absorb this.”
the positive impact of intercolle-
staff and students. number of projects. for the WSU community to do Initial steps will include the
giate sports competition on our
Orbis (a consortium of 20 The merger proposal research and will supplement drafting of a new Memoran-
academic libraries in Oregon received unanimous approval the local collections. dum of Understanding and
Markin will present the self-
and Washington) and Cascade by directors and campus “Having ready access to a finalizing discussions with
study at the Board of Regents
(a second consortium of the six administrators from both wide and deep range of Innovative Interfaces Inc. on
meeting, beginning 9 a.m.
public baccalaureate institu- organizations. This merger will resources is a major goal of the an implementation plan for the
Friday, Nov. 22, at Lewis Alumni
tions in Washington) will double the size of the database WSU Libraries. Through the merged union catalog. The
merge to form the Orbis of library material available to Orbis Cascade Alliance, we will schedule would have the ORCA
Drafts are available for review
Cascade Alliance (ORCA). faculty, students and staff of be able to significantly expand Council of library directors
on the NCAA Self-study Certifi-
Founded in 1993, the Orbis member institutions. access at a very low cost,” she meeting for the first time in
cation website at
library consortium has grown For WSU, the number of commented. April 2003 and a catalog merger
from five to 20 members in the items available will increase Steel said she sees no that summer. (See “Self-study,” page 3)
2 ANSWERMAN 3 STINKY SNEAKS 4 FINAL TWEAKS TO STADIUM WAY 5 DISPEL FEAR 7 WHO GETS TICKETS? 8 POOCH PESOS AVAILABLE
www.wsutoday.wsu.edu WSU Today November 15, 2002 • 2
WSU NEWS BRIEFS ?????????????
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Teaching opportunities in Mexico
AHA International, based in Portland, Ore., is seeking faculty
in criminal justice, education, sociology, political science, nu-
trition, urban planning, anthropology and other fields related
hits 1,000th question mark
to migration studies, to teach at the Universidad Latina de
America in Morelia, Mexico, in 2003 – 04. Visiting faculty will “Questions are never indiscreet.” — Oscar Wilde
teach in English, with housing, airfare, and other costs cov-
ered, and a replacement fee paid to their home campus. BY ROBERT FRANK AnswerLine,
Positions are open for fall 2003 and winter/spring 2004 se- WSU TODAY however, is
mesters, and a special three-week summer session in 2003. only a fraction
Application deadline is Nov. 15. Contact Mushtaq Memon at Questions are a daily way of of the job for
335-4508 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.aha-intl.org. life for Tim Marsh. Tucked away Marsh. As as-
in an office a stone’s throw from sistant director
TIAA-CREF offers December counseling the president suite and adjacent of University
to the News Bureau, Marsh is Events, he also:
Planning financial goals is important to every individual.
Washington State University’s • handles
That’s why TIAA-CREF representatives are at WSU each month,
online answerman — at the the marketing,
offering one-on-one investment counseling. Appointments are
helm of WSU’s AnswerLine, http:/ advertising
available on the Pullman campus December 10 – 12. To sign
/answerline.wsu.edu. and press re-
up for a free 45-minute consultation, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/
With newspapers, magazines leases for all
moc, or call (877) 209-3142, option 3.
and clippings methodically major univer-
stacked and filed within arm’s Tim Marsh. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)
Great American Smokeout Nov. 21 reach, Marsh relies on over 16 • coordinates and edits the and day out, the most valuable
The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop us- years of news and public relations university’s portion of the “Pull- service I see is responding to
ing tobacco. On Nov. 21, millions of smokers are expected to experience in fielding questions. man Community Update.” general questions. When people
quit for the day and hopefully longer. And, with 18,441 inquisitive • oversees the WSU’s Web Cal- need an answer, AnswerLine is
According to Margaret Bruya, College of Nursing professor, students (and parents) and more endar of Events. there to help.”
cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable, premature than 6,500 faculty and staff, the • helps coordinate the WSU Marsh says he currently
disability, disease and death in the United States. The American questions roll in on a steady basis. Speakers Bureau. receives about four questions a
Cancer Society claims an estimated 47 million U.S. adults In fact, AnswerLine responded to • works closely with the City of week. Sample questions include:
smoke, and each year one in five deaths are smoking related. its 1,000th question in September. Pullman, the Chamber of Com- • Can I use my scholarship/
“AnswerLine was created in merce, and other area organiza- financial aid money to help pay
Spokane launches pharmacy journal April 2001 to improve internal tions on jointly sponsored events. for my cost of renting a univer-
communication for faculty, staff As a result, he, like few others,
Danial Baker, professor of pharmacotherapy and director of sity apartment?
and students,” said Barbara knows the intricacies of the WSU
the Drug Information Center, and Terri Levien, clinical assis- • I need to change my
Petura, assistant vice president of system — the right place to look
tant professor and assistant director of the DIC, are the editors address. What’s the procedure?
University Relations. “The high and the best person to ask.
of a new pharmacy journal. “Advances in • My daughter has an out-
volume of questions submitted To make best use of everyone’s
Pharmacy” is published by Facts and Com- standing bill for her senior year
demonstrates that there was a time, University Relations has cre-
parisons, the leading source of unbiased, which we have been unable to
need for this type of service. We ated an archive of frequent and
comparative drug information and phar- pay due to financial difficulties.
want to assist people with their previously asked questions (FAQs)
macotherapeutic-decision support tools. We would like to make arrange-
individual questions so they can that can be accessed easily via a
The first issue of the quarterly included ments to pay the balance. Could
understand the university’s goals keyword search system. As a re-
articles on medical informatics, telepharm- you please help us?
and policies, do their work effec- sult, Marsh encourages people to
acy, prescriber order entry, new delivery sys- “AnswerLine reflects the
tively and find the WSU services search the archives before firing
tems for contraceptives and a review of new WSU’s commitment to be a
that will meet their needs.” off a question. Answers to previ-
drug applications recently filed with the caring, personalized university,”
Although questions are limited ous, related questions, he said,
federal Food and Drug Administration. Marsh said. “It provides a
to issues relating to WSU, the va- can often give you more informa- helpful service to people,
The second issue will be available online riety of topics is overwhelming,
Danial Baker tion than you need or were plan- whether they use it as an initial
at www.drugfacts.com, in January 2003. including meal ticket use, gradua- ning to request. source of information or are
tion requirements, class sched- “AnswerLine has proven turning to it because they have
Continuing education module offered ules, tickets for athletic and cul- especially valuable during exhausted other methods of
Extended University Services is sponsoring professional develop- tural events, air conditioning poli- periods such as the days follow- finding that information.”
ment training from the University Continuing Education Associa- cies, tree trimming, legislative is- ing the Sept. 11 terrorist attack So, next time you have a
tion 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Nov. 19, in TV studio B Murrow Hall West. sues, etc. on America, legislative sessions question regarding the
Joann Brown, executive director of Marketing and Communica- “It’s interesting to see what and budgeting efforts,” Marsh university and can’t seem to
tion at Indiana University, will discuss integrated marketing, cus- people ask,” he said, “plus I enjoy said. “It also has provided find the answer, send it to
tomer service, research-based promotion and intake counseling. finding the answers, knowing important facts and information AnswerLine, and see how it
The program will be delivered live at Pullman; a national au- that I am helping people.” addressing rumors. But, day in works.
dience will be able to view via satellite.
For questions, registration and packet materials, go to http://
WHETS orientation offered Nov. 18 NCAA ... glish composition, can only help
the student athlete succeed.”
student body GPA, with some
teams earning a 3.4.
This change in percentages While the new requirements
WHETS is the Washington Higher Education Telecommunica- (Continued from page 1)
“means it is now critical that ath- might make it difficult for play-
tion System, and the second part of a two-part orientation to the success than the tests.” letes consider focusing every ers who change majors or for
system is being held 1 – 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. “Teaching and Once they enter college, ath- course toward their major and transfer students, the NCAA
Interacting via WHETS” will be available at: WSU Pullman, Mur- letes will be responsible for com- not toward general learning,” he claims that roughly 95 percent
row 53; WSU Spokane, SIRTI 350; WSU Tri-Cities, TC 210 W; pleting 40 percent of the courses added. “This new standard will of Division I athletes who gradu-
WSU Vancouver, CL 117; Puyallup/Pierce, CLA 155; ICN Spo- they need for a degree by the be- force athletes to decide on a ma- ate meet the current standards.
kane. Call 335-6519 or email email@example.com for reservations. ginning of their third year in col- jor earlier than they have in the And Casavant says WSU’s pro-
lege, 60 percent by the beginning past.” gram doesn’t rely much on
Apple cup jr. crawls into action Nov. 22 of their fourth year, and 80 per- Because WSU is “rigorous” in transfers anyway. But he admits
Want to see attorneys and bankers on their knees? Paine cent by the beginning of their its own standards, Casavant transfers will have to concen-
Hamblen and Washington Trust Bank will hold their annual fifth year, up from present 25-50- doesn’t think the new rulings trate even harder on progress to-
mini-Apple-Cup game — where the attorneys and bankers play 75-percent standards. will adversely affect the univer- ward a major.
football from their knees on artificial turf — on Friday, Novem- “We support this change as sity’s athletic program. He notes The NCAA board and commit-
ber 22. This year’s game “kicks” off (knees off?) at the Dav- well,” said Casavant. “After all, that WSU’s athletes graduate at a tees are considering further
enport Hotel’s Grand Pennington Ballroom, at a time to be this is in the student’s best inter- slightly better rate than the stu- changes to eligibility require-
announced (either during lunch or early afternoon). est, and an additional core dent body at large, and the ath- ments and rises in “sliding scale”
Former Coug’ football coach Jim Walden (1978 – 1986) course, hopefully in math or En- letic GPA is almost equal to the of test scores and grades.
and Husky All-American Greg Lewis will be in attendance
along with other special guests. Wear your crimson and
gray, and join the fun.
Students tackle health care WSU Today is published biweekly on Fridays during the academic year and once a month in the summer by WSU’s
STAHR is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional student or- University Relations Office, French Administration Building 336, Pullman, WA 99164-1040. Information of interest to
ganization coordinated by the Area Health Education Center. faculty and staff and items on intrauniversity matters will be considered.
They recently bus-toured the Colville/Republic area. From No-
Online: WSU Today can also be viewed online at www.wsutoday.wsu.edu
vember through April, they will hold a brown-bag lunch every Copy deadline: 10 a.m. Friday, seven days prior to publication date.
month with community leaders to discuss health-care issues Editor: Robert Frank, 509-335-7727, firstname.lastname@example.org
such as care for the homeless, minority health care, interna- Associate Editor: Rod Foss, 509-335-4668, rodfoss‚@wsu.edu
tional developments, etc. Members come from WSU Spokane, University Photographers: Bob Hubner and Shelly Hanks
EWU, Gonzaga, ICN, and the UW MedEx program.
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AWARENESS MONTH RECALLS WSU SPOKANE RESEARCH
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AWARDS & HONORS
National American Diabetes Month • Joanna Ellington, associate professor at the College of
Diabetes ranks as the fifth ated with aging, is increasingly is, can the risk of cardiovascular
Pharmacy and the WSU Spokane Health Research and Educa-
deadliest disease in the United being diagnosed in younger disease be reduced by lowering
tion Center, has been awarded the 2003 Young Andrologist
States. The American Diabetes adults and even children. blood sugar in diabetes to nor-
Award. The American Society of Andrology
Association reports 17 million Young adults from 30 – 39 years mal level? John R. White, De-
presents this award to an individual in the
people have diabetes, with an are now at high risk. And diabe- partment of Pharmacotherapy
formative phase of his or her career (under
estimated 11.1 million persons tes occurs in the WSU College of Phar-
45 years of age) and has made outstanding
diagnosed and 5.9 million un- at a rate as macy, is heading up a $2 mil-
contributions to the study of male repro-
aware they have the disease. high as 70 lion project as part of a nation-
duction. Ellington was praised as an inter-
Another 21 million have im- percent in wide study funded by the Na-
nationally recognized scientist in the area
paired glucose tolerance levels, some Na- tional Institutes of Health. More
of sperm physiology with over 70 publica-
or “prediabetes.” And disease tive Ameri- than 200 Spokane-area people will
tions in the field.
incidence is increasing dramati- can tribes – take part in the ACCORD (Action
Her research has showed increased rates
cally as Baby Boomers age. far more to Control Cardiovascular Risk in
of sperm DNA damage from assisted repro-
Ruth Bindler, Intercollegiate prevalent Diabetes) study to test three
duction, potentially resulting in miscar-
College of Nursing/WSU College than the complementary approaches.
riage, childhood cancers, and birth defects. Joanna Ellington
of Nursing associate professor, population Also, White and David A. Sclar
She has also studied the effect of a com-
said the majority of people with at large. (Department of Health Policy and
mon antidepressant on sperm health in men.
diabetes, and nearly all of those With the John White Administration) have been
Ellington has received funding from the National Institutes
who go undiagnosed, have Type growing in- awarded $110,000 by Aventis
of Health and has previously been recognized with the Physi-
2 diabetes. With this form of the cidence of diabetes, providers Pharmaceuticals to analyze the fi-
cian Scientist Award and the FIRST Award, as well as other fed-
disease the body does not pro- and insurers wrestle with the nancial impact of using a new
eral funding. She has presented scientific presentations to re-
duce enough insulin or the cells cost of treatment. Research is long-acting insulin analog
productive societies throughout the world.
ignore the insulin. Patients with key to understanding costs and (Lantus) believed to reduce the
Ellington is also a board certified diplomat of the American Col-
Type 2 die of cardiovascular dis- benefits of different treatments. number of side-effects. White,
lege of Theriogenologists (specialists in animal reproduction), and
ease 2 – 4 times more frequently WSU Spokane is participating along with R. Keith Campbell,
was nominated as Theriogenologist of the Year in 1999.
than nondiabetics. in the largest-ever study on wrote the first book on medica-
• Eugene Prince (‘52 Agri. Engr.), who committed more than
Diabetes, commonly associ- Type 2. One research question tions used to treat diabetes.
40 years of his life to public service, received Washington State
University’s Alumni Achievement Award
on Nov. 2. An Air Force veteran and
NIKE, WASTE WISE TEAM UP Whitman County farmer, Prince served as
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president of the Washington Association of
Wheat Growers and commissioner of the
5,500 stinky WSU sport shoes to resurface Washington Wheat Commission.
His political career began in 1959 as a
bill clerk in Olympia. He served as assistant
The university’s Waste Wise Since the program began, 13 WSU’s goal is to get students, chief clerk in 1963 and committee clerk on
recycling program has teamed million shoes have been faculty, staff and community redistricting in 1965. Members of the
up with the Nike corporation to recycled. members to bring in 5,500 used House of Representatives elected him ser-
launch a “Reuse-A-Shoe” The Reuse-A-Shoe program is athletic shoes. If achieved, the geant of arms in 1967, and he served in
campaign that will kick off Nov. part of Nike’s ongoing efforts to school will be eligible for a new that role for six years.
15 at the Student Recreation increase physical activities of sport’s surface made from Nike Eugene Prince
Prince was elected to the House in 1980,
Center. youth and give them the means grind material. and served for 12 years, the last six as Republican Caucus chair.
WSU was chosen as one of 25 to do it by donating sports Throughout the year, there will In 1992, he was elected to the Senate, where he served from
recycling organizations to surfaces made from recycled be various drop-off sites around 1993 – 99. As a senator, he served on the state Transportation
participate in Reuse-A-Shoe. shoes to communities around the campus. However, those who and Higher Education committees, representing eastern Wash-
Nike started this program in the world, said Judi Dunn, donate their old athletic shoes on ington and helping promote the needs of higher education, in-
1993 to resurface athletic fields, WSU recycling education Nov. 15 at the SRC will receive a cluding WSU.
courts, tracks and playgrounds. coordinator. free gift, Dunn said. • Larry Cohen, pharmacotherapy chair, has been appointed
to the Task Force on Faculty Workforce, in the Section of
Teachers of Pharmacy Practice, American Association of Col-
SPOKANE INSTITUTE VISITS RUSSIA
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leges of Pharmacy.
Community-policing concept exported
The trip was coordinated by the and this number is expected to
Apparel program wins
BY BARB CHAMBERLAIN
WSU SPOKANE Seattle-based Foundation for
Russian American Economic
grow tenfold next year, thanks to
new oil extraction agreements.
A community policing institute Cooperation and funded by the The delegation’s goal, with
founded at Washington State WSU’s Apparel, Merchandising and Textiles program won the
State Department’s Bureau of respect to the business commu-
University Spokane that served as International Narcotics and Law nity, was to determine if foreign first institutional-level scholarship competition at Fashion
a model for the United States Enforcement Affairs. The delega- workers felt safe, protected and at Group International of Seattle.
may inspire Russia as well. A dele- tion, which included police and ease. Meetings tried to gauge how This is an annual competition among universities, which
gation from the Western Regional government administrators from open local police were to working make proposals to FGI. Deborah Vandermar, the group’s co-
Institute for Community across the northwestern United with business interests. chair for the event, said four universities applied for the 2002
Oriented Public Safety at WSU States, went to Yuhzno, the “The Russian policing model is scholarship and grant, and WSU’s proposal won. The scholar-
Spokane recently returned from capital city of the Sakhalinsk very different from ours in the ship grant, awarded at recent ceremonies in Seattle, came to
Russia, where they participated in region, about 45 miles from Japan United States,” said Erp, former $12,500.
an exchange to pave the way for at Russia’s eastern seaboard. police chief of Clarkston, Wash. Vandermar stated that FGI has given scholarships for many
community-oriented policing. The foundation asked the “The UVD, their police force, is years, handling applications directly from students. This year
WRICOPS is the first of 22 group to help build relationships also the military. They are as the organization switched to giving scholarship grants to uni-
congressionally funded regional between Russian law enforcement likely to be on patrol in the versities, which administer them to students.
community-policing institutes officials and the international community as they are to be Carol Salusso, apparel, merchandising and interior design
nationwide, serving as a model businesses and residents on shipped off to Chechnya to do grant co-author, said WSU will award $10,000 in scholarships
for the program. WRICOPS Sakhalin Island. battle.” for the spring 2003 semester. Four general scholarships of
develops and provides regional According to Mike Erp, Erp described the team’s work $2,000 each will be based on financial need and impact on stu-
training and conducts on-site WRICOPS investigator, criminal as “bridge-building,” rather than dents’ ability to meet the increasing cost of college. One will be
assessments with a leadership justice instructor, and director of the site assessment that awarded to an international student, one to a student studying
cadre — a team of local govern- the Washington State Institute for WRICOPS performs for law abroad, and one to a graduate student. The fourth will have no
ment officials, citizen representa- Community Oriented Policing at enforcement agencies and such restrictions.
tives and law enforcement WSU Spokane, Sakhalinsk is communities in the United States. In addition, WSU will award a Stella Warnick Outstanding
professionals. The institute is a expected to be one of the largest The delegation will now submit Leadership in Apparel Design scholarship of $1,000, which
five-state partnership of Idaho, offshore oil production sites in its report to FRAEC and seek to honors a retired Seattle Pacific University professor. A $1,000
Montana, South Dakota, Wash- the world. Approximately 1,500 publish their observations in the scholarship for Outstanding Performance in Retailing or Mer-
ington and Wyoming. non-Russians work on the island, appropriate academic journals. chandising, which honors the late Olive J. Smith, who was a
buyer and executive with Bon Marche, will also be awarded.
The remaining $2,500 of the grant will go to strengthen the
university’s connection to the Seattle-based industry through
Self-study ... draft by James Roche, director
of Institutional Research.
The final written report of
will occur, and they will spend
three days examining docu-
mentation supporting the
supporting travel and other activities.
The program’s recent career forum, held at the Bon Marche
the committee, as a whole, certification effort, interviewing in Seattle with high-level industry speakers, is an example of
(Continued from page 1)
must arrive at NCAA National subcommittee chairs, sub- such networking opportunities, Salusso said. Expanding field
www.ncaastudy.wsu.edu. The Headquarters by Dec. 3. In committee members, athletic trips, internships and involvement in Fashion Group Interna-
final report will be edited, for- February an on-site visitation administrators, coaches, staff tional also are examples of strengthening the industry-educa-
matted and put in completed by the NCAA peer review team and other university staff. tion linkage.
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the medication regimens tend
House calls ... to be difficult to understand and
use. Patients thus hamper their
(Continued from page 1)
own treatment and do not cope
Despite his relative youth, this with the disease as effectively as
award-winning researcher and they might.
faculty member is something of So, more house calls and
an education marvel. He earned a educational intervention.
B.S. in agronomy from Michigan
State in 1981, then he became a Bone of contention
doctor of veterinary medicine at
Setter works with Spokane
the same institution five years
specialists in the field of
later. He came to WSU in 1995 to
osteoporosis, as it is seen in
earn another bachelor’s degree,
assisted living facilities. He says
this time in pharmacy. He
some people in these environ-
graduated summa cum laude and
ments who have the disease are
proceeded immediately toward
his doctorate in pharmacy, which
“Osteoporosis doesn’t get the
he earned in 1996, graduating
attention it deserves,” said
summa cum laude again. He also
Setter. “It can go undetected, or
was granted a geriatrics fellowship
it is simply not addressed.” He
His professional experience notes that a bone weakened by
rivals his academic credentials. He the disease has a difficult time
has practiced clinical medicine healing, once injured. He wants
and surgery as a veterinarian, and to improve the effectiveness of
he has been a staff and clinical the diagnosis and raise aware-
pharmacist at a number of places. ness of the risk factors.
At WSU he has been a research “We can’t cure it, but we can
assistant, a program development treat it. And it is somewhat
coordinator, a clinical instructor, a preventable with calcium,
clinical pharmacy consultant and Vitamin D, and attention to
an assistant professor. Steven Setter (l) advises a patient on the sometimes confusing issue of proper medication use. (Photo by Jeff Green.) other health issues. But once it
His awards and recognitions is diagnosed, prevention is a
• The Searle Fellowship in
“I’m pleased to see more students getting involved
Pharmacy (3rd place) with consultation pharmacy and geriatrics.” Failing hands, memory
• Lemmon Company Award, In case you think he’s still not
for outstanding contributions to — Steven Setter busy enough, Setter is a consult-
student organizations ing pharmacist with the
• Perrigo Award, for outstand- coordinator Brian Gates are those in assisted living facilities. patient the current glucose level; Parkinson’s Regional Center of
ing work in nonprescription currently researching “nonsteroi- A1c measures the average level Spokane, providing drug informa-
medication studies dal anti-inflammatory drugs” over the past three months. It is tion and education. And as a
Collaborating on diabetes
• SmithKline Beecham Pharma- (NSAIDs) — better known to the a more important statistic for member of the Inland Northwest
ceuticals Award, for superior Setter and Cynthia Corbett, Alzheimer’s Board, he works with
rest of the world as over-the- assistant professor in the College understanding the long-term
achievement in patient care counter pain killers — and their complications of the disease. caregivers in this disease as a
• WSU President’s Award, for of Nursing, collaborate in
connection with gastrointestinal “Knowledge of A1c is as regular part of his duties with
excellence, service and leadership diabetes research. Corbett is a
health, especially of the elderly important for persons with Elder Services in Spokane.
to WSU and the community recent Pfizer fellowship grant
who are in assisted living facili- winner for diabetes research, diabetes as knowledge of
• Teacher of the Year, WSU ties. The potential of NSAIDs to cholesterol is for persons with Heart for the elderly
and Setter has recently achieved
College of Pharmacy cause or exacerbate ulcers or heart disease,” says Setter, There are only a few pharma-
Certified Diabetes Educator
• Excellence in Teaching internal bleeding is well known quoting the comment from the cists in the country doing what
Award, from MEDEX Northwest (CDE) status from the National
among health-care professionals. Certification Board for Diabetes American Association of Clinical Setter does, so this work goes
(physician assistant program) Endocrinologists. But Setter and
However, Setter has learned Educators (NCBDE). As with the largely unrecognized and
• Faculty Excellence Award, Corbett’s research shows that
that this information is not well- other areas of his research, he financially unsupported. He
WSU Spokane “older adults with diabetes have receives only his WSU salary. He
known by many older patients concentrates on educating those
• Outstanding Pharmacist of very little knowledge of A1c in does some classroom instruc-
who are at a higher risk for who are stricken, teaching them
the Year, Washington State adverse side effects to these general or how it relates to their tion, but most of his students’
the facts of their disease and the
Pharmacists Association medications than younger … health. Older persons with education is in the real world,
treatments and how to help
He has also received numerous populations. And the health-care diabetes require increased calling on people in their homes
grants, contracts and scholar- provider may overlook other knowledge about A1c and their and watching educational
One area of knowledge Setter
ships, and has served on several factors of “gastropathy.” specific values …” intervention first-hand.
and Corbett want to improve in
committees and councils regard- So he puts educational inter- And, as with, NSAIDS, Setter That is how Setter prefers it.
patients is that of “A1c,” which
ing community health care. vention to work, not only for the and Corbett have discovered “I’m pleased to see more
diabetes health-care providers
patients but their providers as call the “gold standard” for that patients tend not to know students getting involved with
An aspirin a day well. And in so doing, he is monitoring blood glucose. Daily their own medical information consultation pharmacy and
Setter and WSU research helping to improve the lives of home monitoring shows the as well as they should, and that geriatrics,” he said.
Fluke donates $50,000 Final tweaks made to Stadium Way project
in research equipment To the untrained eye, South Stadium Way
renovation was complete about two months ago,
signal at Nevada Street has a program to switch it to
a flashing yellow light during snow and icy
with traffic flowing more smoothly and pedestri- conditions so that vehicles bound uphill will not
Fluke Corporation has donated oping portable sensors to measure
ans enjoying several improvements. However, have to stop on a slick roadway.
nearly $50,000 in equipment to water quality and examine envi-
behind the scenes, minor tweaking and adjust- The median strip provides pedestrians with a
multiple laboratories in the Col- ronmental contamination with-
ments are still happening to complete this phase of “safe haven” when crossing the four-lane roadway.
lege of Engineering and Architec- out having to send samples off to
the project, according to Bruce Benson, the project The median landscaping design allows mainte-
ture. The equipment supports a lab. The equipment will help
manager with Capital Planning and Management. nance personnel to keep the shrubs below the line
programs, from disability research collect data from numerous sen-
Most of the results are fairly obvious — the of sight and the tree canopy above the line of sight.
in the School of Architecture and sors.
addition of a median, landscaping, new building Annual maintenance will keep this line of sight
Construction Management to “Our goal is to produce gradu-
and crosswalk signs, and the addition of a traffic clear. Complementing pedestrian safety was the
biosensor-based environmental ates who are well prepared to con-
signal at Nevada and Stadium Way. The cost of addition of lighted vertical signs, alerting drivers to
research in the chemical engi- tribute in any position in which
approximately $3.1 million was paid with state crosswalks when it is dark.
neering department. they are hired and to make in-
capital funding earmarked specifically for use on The median also will help eliminate uncon-
“This is a collegewide gift formed evaluations and recom-
“infrastructure and road improvements.” trolled or unsignaled left turns onto and off of
that recognizes the integration mendations on equipment that
“The road surface had been failing for many Stadium Way, which previously have caused traffic
of dis-ciplines that character- will best serve the mission of their
years, which was the justification for the project,” backups and safety problems.
izes much of our teaching and new employers,” said Van Wie.
said Benson. “We knew we had to replace the Another safety enhancement was the relocation
research in engineering and “Fluke’s gift helps assure that we
entire road bed, but we also looked at how we of the sidewalk on the west side of Stadium Way
the sciences,” said Anjan Bose, meet our college’s goal of provid-
could improve safety and traffic.” between Nevada Street and Neill Plaza. The
dean, College of Engineering ing students with valuable hands-
on experience with current tech- In the past few weeks, contractors have added sidewalk, with pedestrian lighting, was repositioned
nologies.” vertical crosswalk lights, painted crosswalk lines, through a mature tree area, which now provides a
In the biosensor research labor-
“Equipment such as portable and started programming the new traffic light very pleasant walkway between Neill Plaza and
atory, the new equipment will
oscilloscopes and dual-input ther- control system. Nevada Street.
undergird student training in bio-
mometers are the details that of- Recently activated traffic sensors will change Installation of an additional traffic signal on the
sensor-based water-quality moni-
toring. As part of a project funded ten are left out of the state’s equa- traffic lights based upon the number and spacing northwest side of the footbridge near the Nevada
by the U.S. Naval Research Labo- tion of support, but they are an of cars moving along the roadway. Benson said the and Stadium Way intersection is still in the works.
ratory, Bernie Van Wie, professor integral part of our teaching and new system will minimize delays and provide a Benson said drivers can see the signal from 200+
of chemical engineering, is devel- research,’’ said Bose. more even traffic flow. Additionally the new traffic (See “Tweaks,” on bottom of next page)
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NEW STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS
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DISPEL FEAR, COMPETITION
Veterinary college holds ice-breaker
camp to acclimate students to
program, faculty and classmates
BY EMMY SUNLEAF seven faculty members and ad-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ministrators.
Arriving at camp after a two-
Months before Jackie Schmid hour bus ride, the group quickly
began at WSU’s College of Veteri- delved into several games, a
nary Medicine, she was already “challenge course,” and small-
feeling anxious and stressed. Af- group discussions to facilitate
ter years of hard work to get into communication, bonding, team
the college, in which only one of building, and critical thinking.
every 10 to 12 applicants are ac- Dan Zenner, a consultant from
cepted, the former engineer and the Center for Ethics at the Uni-
now freshman had heard that it versity of Idaho, developed the
was a lot tougher than her un- camp curriculum and led the
dergraduate program. majority of exercises.
“I was worried,” she said. “I “Several of the camp activities
guess it was the fear of the un- were designed to expose particu-
known.” lar behaviors that allow people to
Schmid also knew nothing see themselves through another’s
about the college’s administra- eyes,” he said. “It is amazing
tion or faculty, but she was deter- what can be learned from a
mined to jump in and be as com- seemingly silly and fun activity.”
petitive as she had been to get
into the college. Preventing a “quack” up
“I dedicated two years of very During one such game, partici-
hard work to get into veterinary pants, as an “elite back-country
school, so I was planning on be- veterinary rescue squad,” had to
ing in that mode,” she said. retrieve an “injured” rubber duck
Such anxiety is common to from the bottom of a leaky well.
students in competitive graduate The situation was simulated with
programs, said Kathleen Ruby, a punctured plastic tube. And the
head of counseling services at the duck was attributed with rabies
College of Veterinary Medicine. (a disease that real ducks do not
This year, the college’s admin- contract) so that rescuers could
istration decided to do some- not touch it with any part of
thing about it. their body. The campers had to
save the duck with chopsticks,
Relief is just a camp away which served as forest-service-ap-
For the first time in its 103- proved rescue equipment. Then,
year history, WSU’s Veterinary each team had to transport the
duck to a makeshift “heliport”
College hosted Camp Alpha, a
for an imaginary airlift to an ap-
two-day professional leadership
propriate veterinary hospital.
introduction camp for incoming
Students also joined group dis-
freshmen. The retreat was held
cussions about ethical dilemmas.
in August at Twin Low Lake out-
“We talked about interacting Veterinary students pour water into tube to simulate a leaky well from which to rescue a (rubber) duck in
side of Rathdrum, Idaho, a week
with clients and other ethical is- danger, all part of a camp teamwork exercise. (Photo by Henry Moore, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.)
before their first semester.
sues,” said third-year student
The camp aimed at decreasing
Donna Border. “The students got peting — they had to compete to get acquainted with several of “I know of no other program
anxiety and getting them ac-
to ask ‘scary’ questions in a non- hard just to get into veterinary the faculty who she will be work- at WSU that takes students away
quainted with each other, the in- threatening environment, and
structors and the administration. college,” Ruby commented, “but ing with in her fourth year during to introduce them and get them
they got honest answers.” now that they are here, the goal is clinical rounds. to bond together, and to help
“We hoped that by having the Through the activities, students
students meet the dean, the asso- to develop mastery and to work “I could see them as real them learn more about them-
were able to have fun and use together as colleagues.” people,” Border said. “It took the selves and how they can work
ciate dean and some of the de- their heads to work together and
partment heads and faculty Besides getting to know each fear out of working with them.” better in a group of peers.”
solve problems, said Dr. Richard
members informally, they will other, the freshmen also got to Although Schmid thinks the He said other programs at
DeBowes, chair of Veterinary
feel more comfortable coming to know some of the second and students who did not attend the WSU might also benefit from
Clinical Sciences, who also partici-
talk to us,” said Ruby. “Once third-year veterinary students. camp are now as familiar with implementing a program like
pated in the event.
school starts, students quickly get “Sophomores and juniors can other students and faculty as the Camp Alpha, such as architec-
And Schmid said she achieved
involved in their education and help acclimate (new) students to ones who did, she was glad she ture, nursing or other intense
some self awareness. “I gained
there is little time for anybody to the college,” Ruby said. went and might go again. programs.
personal insight from a lot of the
interact in a more informal way.” It worked for Border, who said “The rumors are true — the And as far as living up the
activities — how I was respond-
Schmid appreciated meeting the camp helped increase the curriculum is hard,” Schmid said. WSU motto of being “World
ing, how I was feeling and what I
and talking to some of the ad- comfort level between new stu- “But my stress level was lowered, Class. Face to Face,” DeBowes
was doing. I learned some things
ministration, including the dean that I didn’t know about myself,” dents and upperclassmen. and the camp helped me feel thinks the program succeeds.
of the veterinary college, Dr. she asserted. “In our curriculum, that is hard more comfortable to interact with “Faculty and medical special-
Warwick Bayly. “It was delight- One important thing she to do,” she said. “The camp gave my teachers and other students.” ists — some of whom are na-
ful to meet Dean Bayly,” she said. learned was that she wouldn’t us an ability to work together — it tionally recognized experts,
“It was great to interact with him have to compete so hard once created a bond.” Encore event planned deans, etc. going through camp
on a personal level.” school started. Even though she has gone DeBowes was also pleased and solving exercises side by
The camp was not mandatory, through what she describes as be- with the outcome of the camp side with students,” he said. “I
but 48 freshmen and 10 upper- Untying the knots ing “the day of panic that is the and is already planning for next don’t know how you get any
classmen attended, along with “The students are used to com- first day of school,” she was glad year. more face to face than that.”
Tweaks ... as well as a “Traffic Revision
Ahead” sign further north on Ph.D. numbers decline in U.S., steady at WSU
Stadium Way to alert downhill
(Continued from page 4) According to an annual survey by the University WSU’s high came in 1994, with 192 doctorates
traffic of the signal at Nevada.
feet away when traveling down- of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, granted. Its low came in 2000 with 121, but in 2001
hill. The additional light will be Design work on Phase 2 of the the number of Ph.D.s awarded by American re- that number rebounded to 155. The average
synchronized with the signal at Stadium Way renovation project, search universities fell in 2001 to an eight-year low. number of doctoral graduates at WSU over the past
Nevada and Stadium Way and is from Wilson Road to Orchard After hitting an all-time high in 1998 of 42,654, 12 years has been 159.
expected to ensure good visibility. Drive, is not scheduled to begin the number of doctorates awarded by institutions The national decline can be explained by a large
In the interim, a flashing yellow before July 2003 with construc- in the United States fell 4.5 percent to 40,744 last decrease in doctorates awarded in science and
light has been installed on the tion anticipated beginning the year. The total represented a 1.4 percent decline engineering disciplines, which have fallen by 6.5
northwest side of the footbridge summer of 2004. from the 41,340 doctorates awarded in 2000. percent since 1998.
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Anonymous grant fuels
What’s Happening kid’s bus to art museum
PERFORMANCES/LECTURES/ART/MUSIC/EVENTS/CLASSES BY WSU NEWS BUREAU
The university’s Museum of Art hopes to bring in hundreds
November 15 – December 7 of students with a new program that will bus area school chil-
dren to the museum, allowing them continued exposure to the
world of art. With an anonymous donation of $3,500, the
museum’s educational outreach has a new lease on life, bring-
ing in students who, in turn, bring in their parents.
Rob Snyder, within his first three months as director of de-
velopment for WSU’s Museum of Art, found an anonymous
donor to make a one-time donation to start a busing program
for area school children.
The program has received additional donations, including
one from Lee and Jody Sahlin of Spokane and one from the
Pullman’s Lion Club. “We will continue the program as long as
there are resources to pay for the buses,” Snyder said. He calls
the program ‘Buy a Busload of Kids for only $175.’ Hopefully, a
continual stream of donations will come in and keep this pro-
gram going, he said.
The program is open to all area schools — preschool through
high school including (but not limited to) Whitman and Latah
counties. “We hope that schools from all over eastern Wash-
ington and northern Idaho will take advantage of our free bus-
ing program and our docent tours,” said Anna-Maria Shannon,
assistant director of the Museum of Art.
“Not only do we offer free busing, but we will come to the
classroom with art workshops and slides of the current exhibit. If
the kids can’t come to us, we are willing to go to them and work
within the curricula of the individual grade levels,” she said.
“Coming to the museum and experiencing art first-hand can
have a great impact on children. Those who visit museums
now will be visitors as adults,” said Brenda Congdon-Power,
Schools interested in participating in the program can contact
The annual Nutcracker ballet returns to Beasley WSU’s Museum of Art at (509) 335-1910 or (509) 335-6150. All
events at the museum are free and open to the public.
A holiday tradition at WSU since 1974, this Tchaikovsky classic performs at Beasley Coliseum on Dec. 8.
p.m. shotgun start, cost is Abdullah Assiri, 4:10 p.m.,
Exhibits $10.00 for the event and Fulmer 125.
Apple Cup Catered Dinner:
“Evening in the Orchard,” 7
Duke University, 12:10 p.m.,
Outdoor Photography: Annual $8.00 for green fees. For more Women’s Swimming: Swim Meet, p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Todd au-
photo exhibit of nature, wildlife information, contact Les Davies 7 p.m., Gibb Pool. ditorium. Doors open at 6:30
and outdoor activities, runs un- at the WSU Golf Course or p.m. Event includes silent auc-
til Nov. 15, Compton Union email@example.com. tion, jazz band, fashion show,
door prizes and displays. Tick-
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Gallery. Women’s Basketball: WSU vs.
“Pressure Points”: Prints from the Denmark, 2 p.m., Beasley Coli-
Thursday, Nov. 21 ets are $25. Contact Joan
Anderson at 335-8399,
Women’s Basketball: WSU vs.
Eastern Washington, 7 p.m.,
collections of the Jordan and
Mina Schnitzer Foundation, Art a la Carte: “Traveling Spirits: firstname.lastname@example.org or Carole Beasley Coliseum.
Women’s Volleyball: WSU vs. Urquhart, 335-4726. Spon-
showcasing internationally rec- Stanford, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym. Hans Christian Andersen and Dance Recital: Performed by
ognized artists. Exhibit runs un- Soren Kierkegaard,” Kim sored by the International Tex- WSU students, 8 p.m., Jones
Andersen, WSU Honors College, tiles and Apparel Association Theatre.
til Dec. 14 at the Museum of Student Chapter.
Art gallery. 12:10 p.m., CUB Cascade 123.
“Art3”: Works by three Pullman art- Monday, Nov. 18 Horticulture Seminar: “The Mod-
ern Land-Grant Research Sys-
Apple Cup Rally: Dinner, dancing
and special guests, 9 p.m. –
ists: Damaris Bradish, Marie
Moree and Nicole Taflinger, Biology Seminar: “Genetic Analy- tem,” Ralph Cavalieri, WSU, midnight, CUB Carey Ballroom.
Cost is $30 each. RSVP to Lori
Thursday, Dec. 5
Compton Union Gallery, Nov. sis of Complex Phenotypes in 1:10 p.m., Johnson 191.
Rainbow Trout,” Krista Nichols, Olson, 358-7541, or Molecular Biosciences Seminar:
18 – Dec. 13 (open Nov. 23, Economics Seminar: “The Decline email@example.com. Sponsored by
closed Nov. 25 – 29). WSU, 3:45 p.m., Todd 120. in Real Wages in the Mountain Topic TBA, Ferric Fang, Univer-
Sterling Savings Bank. sity of Washington, 12:10 p.m.,
Men’s Basketball: WSU vs. Lewis- West: A Test of the Power and
Clark State, 7 p.m., Beasley Barrett Wages-Paid vs. Industry- Todd 276.
Coliseum. Mix Hypothesis,” Steve Cooke, Horticulture Seminar: “Produc-
Friday, Nov. 15 Vancouver Biochemistry Lecture: University of Idaho, 3:30 p.m.,
Hulbert Hall, Room 3. Saturday, Nov. 23 tion of Cut-Flower Annual-Cul-
tivars in the Palouse,” Sean
“Ethical Issues in Genetic Engi-
Atrium Music: Solo piano recital neering: Where Do We Draw Performance: Opera workshop, 8 Cougar Football: 95th “Apple McManus, WSU, 1:10 p.m.,
featuring Chi-Ting Tseng, 12:15 the Line?”, Steve Sylvester, WSU p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre. Cup,” WSU vs. University of Johnson 191.
p.m., Holland/New Library Vancouver, 7 p.m., Student Ser- Washington, 3:30 p.m., Martin Geology Seminar: Topic TBA,
atrium. vices building lecture hall. Stadium (home). FOX Sports Allen Glazner, University of
VCAPP Seminar: “Lipolysis as a will broadcast the game. North Carolina, 4 p.m.,
Mechanism for Leptin-Induced
Reduction in Food Intake,”
Friday, Nov. 22 Webster 11.
Up All Night: “Academic Night,” 7
Michael Wiater, WSU, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 Regents Meeting: Lewis Alumni
p.m. – midnight, CUB.
Health-Care Seminar: “Seizure
Centre, Pullman. Monday, Nov. 25 Concert: Holiday season music, 8
Economics Seminar: “Calibrated Women’s Basketball: WSU vs.
Management Update,” Room Wyoming, 7 p.m., Beasley Coli- Men’s Basketball: WSU vs. South- p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre.
Stochastic Dynamic Models for
Resource Management,” Rich- 265/268 Deaconess Health and seum. ern Utah, 7 p.m., Beasley Coli-
ard Howitt, UC Davis, 3:30 Education Center, 910 W. Fifth seum.
p.m., Hulbert Hall, Room 3. Ave., Spokane. CME
Concert: Big Band II, 3:10 p.m.,
credit provided for phy- Friday, Dec. 6
sician assistants and
Kimbrough Concert Hall.
Concert: Student chamber music,
nurse practitioners. Din-
ner event, beginning at
Thursday, Nov. 28 Crafts Fair: 10 a.m., Beasley Coli-
seum. Also tomorrow at 9 a.m.,
4:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre. 6:30 p.m., with presen- Holiday: Thanksgiving; holiday same place.
Women’s Volleyball: WSU vs. Cali- tation at 7 p.m. No continues tomorrow, all-univer- Poinsettia Sale: Sponsored by
fornia, 7 p.m., Bohler Gym. charge, but registration sity (student break begins Mon- the Horticultural Club, 11
Encore Performance: “A Flea in is required; RSVP to day, Nov. 25.). a.m. – 2 p.m., greenhouse by
Her Ear,” 8 p.m., Jones Theatre. Cathi Lamoreux at Lighty.
Tomorrow night also, same firstname.lastname@example.org or Atrium Music: Recital by the
time and place. 358-7509. WSU student chapter of Mu-
Up All Night: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Stu- Concert: Percussion en- Monday, Dec. 2 sic Teachers National Associa-
dent Recreation Center. semble, 8 p.m., Kim- tion, 12:15 p.m., Holland/
brough Concert Hall. Biology Seminar: “Speciation of
the Hawaiian Silversword Alli- New Library Atrium.
ance: The Roles of Dispersal Madrigal Dinner: 6:30 p.m.,
and Adaptation,” Elizabeth CUB Ballroom; tomorrow
Saturday, Nov. 16 Wednesday, Friar, Claremont Graduate Uni- night also, same time and
versity, California, 3:45 p.m., place.
Ski Swap: 27th Annual Ski Swap, 9 Todd 120.
a.m., WSU Hollingbery
Fieldhouse. Drop off equipment Nov. 20
to sell 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Nov.
15. Admission is $1 (children
Reproductive Biology Saturday, Dec. 7
under 12 are free).
“Cloning and Character- The multitalented Wayne Brady is coming
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Men’s Basketball: WSU vs.
Golf Tournament: “Ice Berg” ization of the Ovine Mx to Beasley Coliseum for Mom’s Weekend Molecular Biosciences Seminar: Gonzaga, 7 p.m., Beasley Coli-
tournament (rescheduled), 1 Promoter/Enhancer,” 2003. Tickets are on sale now. Topic TBA, Barbara R. Shaw, seum.
www.wsutoday.wsu.edu WSU Today November 15, 2002 • 7
POSITIONS Rich Scott, instructor. $20 fee
payable in advance to HRS.
Business Policies, Procedures,
and Forms Orientation: 1:30
& NOTICES – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
20, Information Technology
1076. Ralph Jenks and Deb
Bartlett, instructors. No fee.
TEMPS Training for Approvers:
R-1 Leadership/Supervision/ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Classified Staff Management Track Nov. 20, French Ad. 139. Laurie
See current positions at: R-2 Financial Management Stemmene, instructor. No fee.
www.hrs.wsu.edu, or call the Track Business Policies, Procedures
Staff Employment Assistance R-3 Communications Track and Forms Orientation: 1:30
Line at 335-7637. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
R-4 Office Support Track 20, Information Technology
RAC Research Administration 1076. Ralph Jenks and Deb
Certificate Bartlett, instructors. No fee.
Faculty/Exempt *Certification track electives are TEMPS Q & A Session: 11 a.m. –
designated with an “E.” noon Thursday, Nov. 21, HRS
Educational Leadership and Coun- See course descriptions at www. Conference Room. Laurie
seling Psychology. Professor/ hrs.wsu.edu/article.asp?article=30 Stemmene, instructor. No fee. A sample of the art by Marie Moree, one of Pullman’s Thursday
Chair. Contact: Stacy Mohondro, or the current Employee Devel- Painters, whose works are on display at Compton Union Gallery.
Van Driver Training: 1 – 3:30
335-4853. Closing date: Jan. 31, opment newsletter. HRS must p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21,
or until filled. (3272)
Educational Leadership and
Counseling Psychology. Assis-
receive personal check or IRI for
fee courses before class. For spe-
cial needs or accommodations,
Beasley Cougar Lounge. Rick
Fadness, instructor. No fee. Pullman artists creating
AIS — HEPPS: 8:10 – 11 a.m. Fri-
tant/Associate Professor. Con-
tact: Lynn Buckley, 335-9117.
Closing date: Jan. 15, or until
notify David Schmidt, 335-
2158, in advance.
day, Nov. 22, Murrow 53 –
WHETS. Sally Wickizer, instruc-
works locally since 1954
For information or assistance, con- tor. No fee. (R-2, E-4)
filled. (3267) tact one of the following: BY MARTY MULLEN
Information Technology. Data- Karen Zucco-Gatlin, 335-8886, STUDENT AFFAIRS
base Architect/Administrator. email@example.com
Contact: Linda Dostal, 335-
8017. Closing date: Dec. 2, or
David Schmidt, 335-2158, Ph.D. Finals Compton Union Gallery salutes one of Pullman’s most vener-
firstname.lastname@example.org able art institutions — the Thursday Painters — in the exhibit,
until filled. (3252) “Quantitative Trait Loci Analyses
Cooperative Extension. Chair
Gail Rowland, 335-8051, of Divergent Phenotypes in “Art 3.” Opening Monday, Nov. 18, the exhibit features work by
email@example.com Oncorhynchus Mykiss,” Krista three Pullman artists, Nicole Taflinger, Marie Moree and Damaris
(Walla Walla). Contact: Rebecca
Armstrong, 335-2822. Closing Register at Learn Line, 335-3276 M. Nichols, Ph.D. (zoology), 8 Bradish. The exhibit continues through Dec. 13.
date: Dec. 2, or until filled. or at firstname.lastname@example.org. a.m., Nov. 19, Abelson Hall By meeting weekly to create their art, and influence and inspire
(3256) These courses are available: 306. The committee chair is G. one another, the three artists are continuing almost 50 years of
Educational Leadership and Van Driver Training: 8:30 – 11 Pullman arts tradition. The Thursday Painters group (which now
Counseling Psychology. Asso- a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Murrow “Role of Dynamics in Interacting
meets on Wednesdays) began in 1954, shortly after Nicole
ciate Professor, Sport Manage- 53 – WHETS. TBA. No fee. Fermion Systems: The
Strutinsky Method and Ground Taflinger, originally from France, came to Pullman from Chicago.
ment. Contact: Lynn Buckley, Benefit Services Orientation for
State Properties of Quantum Nicole, who had studied at the Chicago Art Institute, asked a new
335-9117. Closing date: Dec. Faculty and Professional Ex-
1, or until filled. (3271) empt Employees: 8:15 – Dots,” Tatsuro Nagano, Ph.D. acquaintance if Pullman had a painting organization. The answer
Veterinary Clinical Science. ICU 10:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, (physics), 10 a.m., Nov. 19, was “no, but there should be.” According to Nicole, several inter-
Lighty 405. Marie Weiss or Ann Webster 1243. The committee ested women received painting kits for Christmas that year and
Unit Manager. Contact: Mary chair is S. Tomsovic.
Estes, 335-0750. Closing date: Monroe, instructor. No fee. the club was born the following January.
Nov. 18, or until filled. (3274) Van Driver Training: 8:30 – 11 “Radio Frequency (RF) Heating of Nicole Taflinger went on to receive her BA and MFA in Fine Arts
Food,” Yifen Wang, Ph.D. (en-
a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Beasley at WSU, taught art in the Pullman school system, and operated the
Cougar Lounge. Wayne Dice. gineering science), 9 a.m.,
Nov. 21, L. J. Smith Hall 263. Nica Gallery in downtown Pullman for 24 years. The gallery was
No fee. home to the painting group during those years, offering local art-
The committee chair is J. Tang.
HRS Courses Purchasing Card Training: 9 – 11
“Beginning Principal Induction ists a place to create and display their art. Since the gallery’s closing
Human Resource Services offers pro- a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, French Programs: Washington State in 1999, the artists have continued to meet at Nicole home at least
fessional development classes. Ad. 139. Desiree Jacobsen, in- Superintendents’ Perceptions,” once weekly as well as taking field excursions together in search of
While all classes are open to all structor. No fee. Frank Frederick Hewins, Ed.D., inspiration. Through the years, Nicole has worked in many medi-
WSU employees, requirements in PowerPoint — Creating Posters: 9 a.m., Dec. 5, Cleveland 353. ums — acrylics, watercolor, collage, mixed media, drawing, em-
the certification tracks are identi- 1:15 – 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. The committee chair is G. C.
broidery — always influenced by her love of the natural world.
fied by these codes: 19, Thompson Hall, Room 1. Furman.
Marie Moree, originally from Michigan, came to Pullman in 1942
when her husband accepted a position at WSU. She had a degree in
Industrial and Fine Arts from East Michigan College but did not do
Priority point system determines much with her art until she got involved with the Thursday Painters.
She learned of the group through friends, “officially” joined in 1960,
and has been a regular ever since. She too has worked in various me-
bowl-ticket, seating availability diums including acrylics, collage and drawing.
Damaris Bradish refers to herself as “the new kid on the block.”
The Cougar football team has son appearances and certain staff/faculty status (100 points) She came to Pullman from California in 1980 to work in Coopera-
captured first place in the Pac- away games. The criteria are: • Former student-athlete for tive Extension. Although she was always interested in art and took
10 with a 9-1 record. In addi- • Unrestricted giving to ath- specific sport in question (100 classes in college and locally, she felt this “right-brained” interest
tion to earning its highest rank- letic scholarships during the points) was incompatible with her “left-brained” job. But she fed her artis-
ing ever in the AP Poll — 3rd most recently completed and • Post season tickets pur- tic appetite by visiting Nica Gallery and doodling during university
place — it has cinched a bowl the current fiscal year (2 chased for specific sport in meetings. After retiring as Associate Director of Cooperative Exten-
game. So, what’s a person’s points per dollar donated) question (100 points per ticket) sion in 1992, she joined the group in 1998, working exclusively
chances of getting tickets? • Cumulative donations to The priority point system is with graphite pencil.
Priority point systems de- the Indoor Practice Facility (2 used to allocate both the The gallery will be open Nov. 23 but closed Nov. 25 – 29. Gal-
cide game-seating for colleges points per dollar) quantity and quality of an lery hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday. Group visits to
and universities throughout • Outstanding pledges to individual’s tickets. the gallery may be arranged by contacting Marty Mullen at 335-
the United States. With the in- the Indoor Practice Facility (1 For more information, go to 2313 or email@example.com.
creasing success of Cougar point per dollar) http://wsucougars.ocsn.com.
athletics, Washington State • Reserved season tickets
purchased for the specific
University also uses this sys-
tematic method of allocating sport in question (500 points Annual performance of
tickets for events where de- per season ticket purchased) Spokane admin move
mand exceeds supply. • Other athletic giving dur-
ing the most recently com-
The WSU Spokane adminis- ‘Nutcracker’ set for Dec. 8
After conferring with various trative offices currently in the
pleted and current fiscal year The Eugene Ballet Company once again presents “The Nut-
constituencies, both around Metropolitan Financial Center,
(1/2 point per dollar) cracker,” in two stunning performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
campus and from volunteer on 1st Avenue in downtown
• Cumulative lifetime athletic Sunday, Dec. 8, in Beasley Coliseum. Presented by Festival Dance &
groups, the university has de- Spokane, will move to the
giving (1/2 point per dollar) Performing Arts, “The Nutcracker” is a Palouse holiday tradition.
signed a system that is fair and Riverfront Office Park, which is
• Cumulative lifetime non- Designed by Disney scenic artist, Don Carson and choreo-
inclusive to all WSU supporters. the building located behind the
athletic giving to WSU (1/10 graphed by Eugene Ballet artistic director, Toni Pimble, the ballet is
At the same time, this system Schade Tower next to the river.
point per dollar) a world favorite. It tells the story of a young girl, Clara, who is
rewards those individuals most The move, which marks the taken on a magical journey by the Nutcracker Prince after he saves
invested in the critical areas of • Number of years of giving final transfer of personnel to the her from an attack from an army of mice led by the Mouse King.
Cougar athletics and WSU. The to the athletic department Riverpoint area, will take place “The Nutcracker” also provides an opportunity for up to 80 Fes-
priority point system was intro- (100 points per year) sometime during the week of tival Dance Academy students to perform with the company. Bal-
duced and used successfully • University President’s Asso- Nov. 23 – Dec. 1. Those offices let students dance the parts of the party children, angels, beetles,
with the Cougars’ 2001 appear- ciate status for the recently com- (dean, budget, communications, ladybugs, soldiers, flowers and baby mice.
ance in the Sun Bowl. pleted fiscal year (1000 points) and human resources) might “We are very fortunate to be able to provide this opportunity for
The priority point plan uses • Volunteer involvement on not have e-mail during this our students,” said Festival Dance executive director, Micki Panttaja.
13 criteria to determine an university committees (500 time, but phones should be Tickets — on sale at Beasley, The Depot, UI North Campus Cen-
individual’s investment in the points per official committee, working. Data service for these ter and all TicketsWest outlets — are $22/$16 adults, $16/$10 stu-
university in relation to ticket 1000 points for executive-level offices will improve after the dents and $12/$8 for children 12 and under. Seats in the first
allocation for athletic events. volunteer involvement) move, with direct connection to seven rows are $28. Local sponsors are Adelphia Digital Cable and
These events include post-sea- • Current academic year WSU campus fiber/copper. “The Lewiston Morning Tribune.”
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Put your pooch on diet and get paid WATCH
BY EMMY SUNLEAF dogs to the college can be ar-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ranged for owners who cannot
or do not have time to travel. Pretaxing cuts
Would you like to be paid to
have your dog lose weight? If Testing a new supplement insurance costs;
your dog has osteoarthritis
As for the second osteoar- state pays $482
and is obese, that might be ar-
thritis study, involving a new
ranged courtesy of the Wash-
dietary supplement, pets Yes, insurance rate in-
ington State University Col-
must come to WSU eight creases are coming, but you
lege of Veterinary Medicine.
times, or approximately once can reduce your total out-of-
For several years, the College
a month. Free transportation pocket costs by making sure
of Veterinary Medicine has
for this is also available. your premiums are deducted
conducted several studies to
To participate in this 32- in a pretax manner and by
learn about and treat canine
week study, owners must feed shopping the insurance pro-
osteoarthritis, a crippling and
their dog the dietary regimen grams wisely.
painful disease of the joints.
prescribed by the college, The bottom line is, don’t
Dr. Steve Martinez, a veteri-
keep a log of their dog’s activ- put off reviewing the insur-
nary orthopedic surgeon at
ity levels, and have their dog ance plan changes that will
WSU, is currently researching
weighed weekly by a local affect both your coverage and
the role of obesity in dogs
veterinarian. For the effort, premiums beginning Jan. 1.
with osteoarthritis. He is also
participants will receive $600, You can make comparisons
studying hip joint degenera-
free dog food for the duration with the help of booklets pro-
tion, known as dysplasia. And
of the research, and free diag- vided by the Public Employ-
soon he will begin testing the
nostic veterinary examina- ees Benefit Board, or by visit-
effect of a dietary supplement
tions. Currently, 50 dogs are ing its website at www.wa.gov/
on dogs with osteoarthritis.
needed. hca/pebb.htm. The deadline to
“Even though I am an ortho-
Eligible dogs must be diag- make your decision is Nov.
pedic surgeon, my emphasis
nosed for osteoarthritis and 30. If you don’t make a
now, and for the last three
show mild to moderate signs choice, you will remain un-
years, has been nonsurgical
of lameness. Dogs will be der your current insurance
management of osteoarthritis,”
screened with assessments provider by default.
Dr. Martinez said. “If I can
similar to the tests for the Currently, the state pays 92
treat something without hav-
obesity study. In addition, percent of each employee in-
ing to perform surgery to get Dr. Steve Martinez heads up the research on osteoarthritis in dogs at dogs will also have a sample surance premiums. Next year,
results that would be equiva- the College of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Henry Moore.)
of hair taken and have a on average, the state will pay
lent to or better than surgery,
small skin biopsy performed. about 86 percent of all em-
then that is what I prefer.” study is to quantitatively deter- cal veterinarian.
“The compound that we are ployee insurance costs, with
mine whether weight reduc- As an incentive, pet owners
looking at also has potentially employees paying the re-
K-9 aches and pains tion itself reduces the amount will receive a $300 hono-
positive effects on skin and maining 14 percent.
Osteoarthritis is joint degen- of load force applied to a sore rarium, free dog food for their hair,” Dr. Martinez said. “The Here’s what that means.
joint to enable animals to get pet during the term of the compound in the formula has
eration that can cause lame- In 2003, the state will pay
around better,” he said. study, and hundreds of dollars been out for a while, but this
ness in dogs and is similar to $482.38 per month toward
Even though the study is not of free diagnostic veterinarian will be the first real critically
the disease in humans. It is as- each employee’s monthly in-
yet complete, Dr. Martinez is examinations from the college. controlled clinical study on
sociated with a breakdown of surance costs, distributed as
encouraged by the results so far. Dogs will be screened with a it.” follows:
cartilage in joints and com-
“Our preliminary results are thorough physical examina- As another benefit of par- • Medical insurance —
monly occurs in the hips,
definitely showing that as tion, x-rays of the hips, and ticipating in these studies, Dr. $411.03
knees, elbows, neck and back.
dogs lose weight, they be- analysis of total body fat, Martinez said that pet owners • Dental insurance —
This condition may cause ten- come more comfortable and will not only help their own
muscle mass, and clinical $63.27
dons and ligaments to stretch have more ability to get laboratory test — all free of dogs, but others as well, as • Life insurance — $5.38
and eventually allow bones to around and put more load on veterinarians learn how to
charge. Currently, Martinez is • Long-term disability
rub against each other, result- their rear legs when they seeking 30 dogs for the study. help ease the painful condi- (LTD) — $2.70
ing in a great deal of pain. walk,” he said. To participate in the study, tions associated with osteoar- How much the employee
This disease can result from the pets must be at least one thritis. pays will be determined by
past injuries, congenital prob- Pet owner involvement year old, more than ten “The idea of the studies is the chosen insurance plan.
lems of the elbow or hip, or obviously is to improve the
The obesity study is based pounds overweight, have a Taking insurance fees out
even from normal aging. Dogs quality of life in these ani-
on a 6-month plan in which confirmed diagnosis of hip on a pretax basis reduces ac-
can be affected at any age, but mals and try to get them back
pet owners volunteer to feed dysplasia, and show moderate tual out-of-pocket insurance
to as normal a life as pos-
it is most commonly found in their dogs a special diet pro- to mild signs of lameness. En- costs by 15 – 39.6 percent, or
sible,” he remarked.
older, large-breed dogs. Excess vided free of charge from the rolled dogs must also come to equivalent to that person’s in-
For more information on
body weight has also been college. Owners will also be the Veterinary Teaching Hos- come tax bracket.
the studies and possible client
found to contribute to the asked to assess their dogs’ ac- pital three times — once for Take, for example, a person
referrals, contact the Veteri-
problem — thus the basis of tivity and lameness levels, as the enrollment process and in the 28 percent tax bracket
nary Teaching Hospital at
Dr. Martinez’ obesity study. well as monitor their weight two other times during the whose insurance premiums
(509) 335-0711 or by e-mail
“The objective of the obesity with weekly visits to their lo- study. Free transportation of at firstname.lastname@example.org. increased by $100 per month.
Those costs could be cut by
28 percent to $72, if deducted
on a pretax basis. These and
Demand outstrips supply of veterinary technicians additional savings are due to
reductions in Social Security,
Medicare, Medical Aid contri-
BY SHIRLEY SANDOVAL job openings for every gradu- recruitment cycle for good animal owning public, and butions.
VETERINARY SCIENCES ate from a veterinary techni- technicians.” research into diseases and To determine if your fees
cian program. The trend is The techs work closely with injuries that afflict both are already being taken on a
The Washington State expected to continue for the veterinarians and other mem- animals and humans,” said pretax basis, simply look at
University Veterinary Teach- foreseeable future. bers of the veterinary team to Rick DeBowes, chair of the your pay stub. Under “reduc-
ing Hospital employs more In the last four years, the WSU care for animals by serving in a WSU Department of Veteri- tions and deductions” it will
credentialed veterinary veterinary hospital has lost at nursing role, administering nary Clinical Sciences. “With- show your medical insurance
technicians than any other least two of its certified techni- medications, assisting in surgery, out the dedicated core of reductions listed as part of
business in eastern Washing- cians to veterinary college. taking radiographs, inducing veterinary technicians we your “total reduction.” If they
ton but acknowledges the “High quality certified and monitoring anesthesia, have working alongside our are not and you want to
techs are among the toughest veterinary technicians are managing animal hospitals and faculty, staff and students, change that situation, or if
employees to hire. The tough to find,” said Harmon performing crucial laboratory we’d be a wheel out of balance you simply want more in-
teaching hospital currently Rogers, director of the WSU duties. Veterinary technicians and far less effective at formation, call the Benefits
has 23 certified veterinary Veterinary Teaching Hospital. are also employed in biomedical delivering quality care as well Office at 335-4589, or visit
technicians. “The reasons for this include research, military service, sales, as a world class education.” that website at www.wsu.edu/
Currently, there is a strong an abundance of job offers, industry and education. There are two veterinary- benpay, or attend one of the
demand for graduates from retention incentives, and the Veterinar y technicians at technician training programs following open sessions:
accredited veterinary technol- fact that the job attracts very WSU are vital to the instruc- offered in Washington leading • 2 – 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
ogy programs. The most bright people many of whom tional role of the college. to certification. One is based 21, McCluskey, Room 173
recent survey conducted by move on to even more “Our veterinary technicians at Pierce College in Puyallup • 3 – 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
the American Veterinary responsible jobs or professions are a key part of our success in and the other is at Yakima 14, and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Tues-
Medical Association showed because of their character. We teaching the next generation Valley Community College in day, Nov. 26, the Holland Li-
there are approximately eight remain in almost a constant of veterinarians, service to the Yakima. brary, Room 103.