The Positive Leader: Five Leadership Strategies for Attaining Extraordinary Results

Howard Gauthier ’81

Sports Leadership Publishing Company: 2016

Through a series of parables, this book gives leadership strategies designed to build successful teams in the workplace, on the playing field, or in the boardroom. Gauthier is a former college basketball coach and athletic director, and is currently an associate professor of sports science at Idaho State University-Meridian.


Midwives and Mothers: Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

Sheila Cosminsky ’64 MA

University of Texas Press: 2016

In this exploration of birth, illness, death, and survival on a Guatemalan sugar and coffee plantation, Cosminsky looks at the tension between traditional and contemporary medical practices through the lives of two local midwives and the women they served. Cosminsky, professor emerita of anthropology at Rutgers University-Camden, also recommends ways to accommodate and integrate biomedical and traditional birthing systems.



The WSU School of Music produces and promotes many albums showcasing its faculty and students. Recent releases include:


Gator Tail by the faculty quartet of Brad Ard, David Jarvis, Brian Ward, and Greg Yasinitsky, playing contemporary hard bop and featuring a classic Hammond B-3 organ.


Singular Vision by the student WSU Jazz Big Band performing jazz blues and funk.


Solitary Freedom by faculty hornist Martin King playing modern solo works for horn.


Just a Thought—a collection of solo tuba and euphonium works by Chris Dickey and accompanied by Karen Savage on piano (both faculty).


Shadowplay: New Music for Oboe and English Horn in which faculty oboist Keri E. McCarthy performs new music for oboe and English horn from artists in Southeast Asia and the United States.


Listen to samples of all the music above at Cougtunes.