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NCAA raises the bar


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									                                                                                                                                                                                             VOLUME 14, ISSUE 8 • NOVEMBER 15, 2002

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “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-
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           health-care equation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (See “House calls,” page 4)
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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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               student athletes.”
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)

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Teaching opportunities in Mexico
                                                                      University’s answerman
   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 memon@wsu.edu, 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.)
                                                                                                                   sity events.
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 whets@wsu.edu 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.
                                                                                                                     WSU Today
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, rfrank@wsu.edu
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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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-
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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
WSU SPOKANE                                                                                                                                       Seattle-based Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                  Russian American Economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grow tenfold next year, thanks to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            new oil extraction agreements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scholarship competition
   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
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                                                                                                                                                  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
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                                                                                                                                                                  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
that year.
   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
                                                                                                                                                                  lost cause.”
   • 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
and Architecture.
                                        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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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,
                                                                                                                     docent coordinator.
                                                                                                                       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.,
                                                                                                                                                             Todd 276.
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            ldavies@wsu.edu.                                                              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:     joana@wsu.edu 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         olsonl@wsu.edu. 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.
   Wegner G-1.
                                       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             lamoreux@wsu.edu 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.
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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.            kzucco-gatlin@wsu.edu
   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-
                                            dschmidt@wsu.edu                                                           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
                                            growland@wsu.edu                         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 learnline@wsu.edu.                 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
                                                                                     H. Thorgaard.
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 mullen@wsu.edu.
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 martinez@vetmed.wsu.edu.         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.

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