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WSU Global Campus to host December webinars, open to public

WSU Global Campus to host December webinars, open to public

From cookies to winter travel to technology overload, there’s a world of online information available to the public this December through WSU’s Global Connections program, which is part of WSU’s top-ranked Global Campus.

The presentations are all free, live, 30-45 minutes, and let viewers ask questions through online chat. To attend, please select the time and date below, or go to connections.wsu.edu.

The month kicks off with “Growing Up Social” in which author Arlene Pellicane offers strategies for managing your time, and that of your children, amid the constant distraction of social media. The presentation will take place 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and registration information can be found at http://bit.ly/1ruSetr.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Mayle to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

Mayle to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

Washington State senior wide receiver Vince Mayle has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the organization announced Monday. Former Cougar Deone Bucannon played in the game last year.

 

Mayle, a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, enters the week tied for the national lead with a school-record 101 receptions, second in the country with a school-record 1,404 receiving yards and tied for 11th nationally with nine touchdown catches. The Natomas, Calif. native is tied for first nationally with 9.2 receptions-per-game, second averaging 127.6 receiving yards-per-game and owns a Pac-12 best six 100-yard games this season.

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

U-Idaho students involved in mumps outbreak

U-Idaho students involved in mumps outbreak

An outbreak of mumps involving University of Idaho Moscow students is leading public health officials to urge students to use the upcoming holiday break to check their vaccination records to make certain they are current for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination before they return for classes.

As of Wednesday, November 19, 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of mumps have been reported, with over 20 additional reports being investigated, including two in the Moscow community.

The MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent mumps. Students who have not previously had mumps or who have no record of any doses of MMR vaccine should receive two doses at least 28 days apart; students who received only one dose of MMR vaccine should receive a second dose. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) and Welfare said students can check with the University of Idaho Student Health Services, their primary care provider, local public health office or a local pharmacy about receiving an MMR vaccine.

Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

Holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at U-Idaho

David Lee-Painter has an intimate knowledge of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. He’s played Scrooge in three different productions over the decades and for the second consecutive year directs the play for University of Idaho Theatre Arts and Idaho Repertory Theatre.

A self-described “terminally naïve optimist”, Lee-Painter is a theatre professor at UI, and continues to be moved by the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.

“His journey from death to life – from hard-hearted to open – from scarcity to abundance – moves me every single time I read it or see it,” Lee-Painter said.  

Filled with music, heart and spirit and with a cast and crew of about 50, Lee-Painter’s production will capture the magic and menace of Dickens’ story in spectacular form — from the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Daniel Haley, and the ever joyful Tiny Tim, played by 5-year-old newcomer Isaak Crout, to larger-than-life puppets created by props master Michael Brandt and UI theatre professor Stephanie Miller.

18 Cougars named to Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country Teams

18 Cougars named to Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country Teams

Seven men and 11 women from Washington State University were named to the 2014 Pac-12 Conference Cross Country All-Academic teams, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Wednesday. WSU had the third highest total of all-academic honorees, behind Stanford’s 20 and Oregon’s 19.