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City of Moscow and Safe Routes to School celebrate National Bike Day with Fill the Racks

City of Moscow and Safe Routes to School celebrate National Bike Day with Fill the Racks

 

The City of Moscow and the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program are encouraging students to bike or roll to school on Wednesday, May 6th 2015 for Fill the Racks! a celebration of National Bike to School Day.

 

WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

 

Washington State University's Department of Entomology and Biology Graduate Student Association will co-host a free science education event for all ages on Saturday April 25 at Virgil Phillips Farm Park north of Moscow Idaho.

 

The free event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will include bird, mammal, and insect displays, nature themed crafts, catch and release for birds and amphibians, and wild yeast collection for brewers and bakers.

 

Hikes will also be led around the park, where participants will have the opportunity to identify local plants and collect insects. Everyone is welcome to join, and more information can be found on the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1643062295923157/.

Area restauranteur will discuss food waste challenges and solutions in April 14 free lecture

Area restauranteur will discuss food waste challenges and solutions in April 14 free lecture

 

Issues about food waste will be addressed by area restaurateur Jim Harbour at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Todd Hall 130.

 

The presentation is tied to issues in this year’s common reading book, “Garbology: American’s Love Affair with Trash,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes.

 

Harbour, owner of Pullman’s Porch Light Pizza and co-owner of Southfork Public House, plans to touch on the challenges of waste in the food industry as well as innovations for addressing such waste.

 

“Jim brings insight into issues of food waste from his business experience as well as from his experience as a faculty member in the School of Hospitality Business Management in the WSU Carson College of Business,” said Karen Weathermon, co-director of the common reading program.  

 

Registration open for August 1 golf tournament that funds WSU scholarships

Registration open for August 1 golf tournament that funds WSU scholarships

Registration is now open for the annual Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic Golf tournament hosted by the Palouse Ridge Golf Club. The tournament will take place Saturday, August 1st to benefit Washington State University's Facilities Services Scholarship Fund.

Each participant will pay a $135 fee that includes 18 holes, golf cart rental, hat, a small bucket of practice balls and barbecue lunch provided by Banyan's the golf club restaurant.

Hole-in-one prizes include a new 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab Pickup. Additionally, the putting contest winner will get to attempt a putt to win $10,000.

To register, visit http://www.hardhatclassic.com/application.htm. More information can also be found at http://www.hardhatclassic.com/.

UI MFA candidate winds Academy of American Poets prize

UI MFA candidate winds Academy of American Poets prize

 

A poem by University of Idaho third-year MFA student Max Eberts was selected as the winning entry in UI's Creative Program's annual Academy of American Poets contest.

 

UI's competition was judged by Allison Joseph, who said Eberts' winning poem "Blue Jay and Sparrow," left her "enchanted." Joseph will be the visiting poet through UI's Distinguished Visiting Writer series next year. Ebert is currently UI's Creative Writing Program's Hemingway Fellow in fiction, though he also writes poetry.

 

"I was quite startled as I am keenly aware of the many talented poets in the program who submitted their work for the competition," Eberts said. "Yes, I was thrilled but completely surprised."

 

Eberts was born in Washington D.C., but grew up living overseas, primarily Europe, as a result of his father's career as a military and foreign service officer. He received his bachelor's from Rice University in art history and classics.

 

Master's students exhibit work at WSU art museum April 10 - May 9

Master's students exhibit work at WSU art museum April 10 - May 9

 

Thesis works by master of fine arts graduate candidates at Washington State University will be on exhibit April 10-May 9 at the Museum of Art/WSU. A free public gallery opening reception for WSU Mom's Weekend will take place Friday April 10th at 6:00 p.m.

 

"Our overarching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who seek out divergent opinions and examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives," said Chris Bruce, director of the museum. "Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years of work from our graduate candidates enriches community life by providing meaningful encounters with this creativity and innovation."

 

The museum is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, open until 7:00 p.m. Thursday. More information can be found at http://museum.wsu.edu.

 

Students at Washington State University celebrate the school's 125th birthday with cake

Students at Washington State University celebrate the school's 125th birthday with cake

 

Washington State University celebrated its 125th birthday a day early on Friday so students could enjoy cake between classes on Glenn Terrell Mall.

 

With the help of the Student Alumni Ambassadors, WSU's birthday was celebrated by the distribution of free slices of cake made by staff at the Compton Union Building

 

Twenty sheets of cake decorated with crimson and gray flowers, frosting, and sprinkles were up for grabs to the Cougs who passing by on the Glenn Terrell Mall. Cake flavors included white, carrot, chocolate lentil and lemon garbanzo bean.