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Fall 2016

Three’s a charm

It’s easy to find the Cougar wine along the row of stainless steel tanks at Bergevin Lane Winery in Walla Walla. The WSU logo gives it away. But what’s inside really distinguishes Cougar III wine.

“The idea that what’s in the bottle comes first is the predominant feeling around here,” says winemaker Dave Harvey ’88. “But what’s most unique about this vintage of the Coug wines is that everybody is Coug: vineyard owners, winery owner, winemaker.”

Winery owner and manager Annette Bergevin ’86 laughs at the synchronicity as she, Harvey, and winery dog Paco walk past the tanks.

Cougar III wine also has three … » More …

Book - Briefly Noted
Fall 2016

Briefly Noted

 

Conversations: Jury Selection

David L. Crump ’81

A glimpse into the minds of prospective jurors through 50 conversations, this book written for trial lawyers teaches about juror biases and prejudices, and how to connect with potential jurors. Crump is a 1981 political science graduate and successful Pacific Northwest trial lawyer.

 

The Labyrinth House

Mark Rollins ’94

Luthando Coeur: 2014

Rollins’s fantasy novel follows architect Bradley Jensen through a door in a tree and into a mysterious mansion, which he and the other denizens can’t leave.

 

Angel’s Bounty

Directed by Lee Fleming ’07

2015

A dark, gritty comedy shot on the Palouse and … » More …

In Memoriam
Fall 2016

In Memoriam

To read full obituaries or to post the obituary of a WSU alumnus, please visit the online class notes site, MyStory.

1930s

Evelyn G. Mitchell (’38 Busi., ’39 Ed.), 100, May 4, 2016, Oroville, California.

1940s

James Allen Gibson Jr (’41 Busi.), 95, March 22, 2016, Manchester, Vermont.

Jacob Joffee (’41 Agro.), 97, May 10, 2016, Rochester, New York.

Jack Pearson Meiners (’42 Agro., ’49 PhD Plant Path.), 96, April 24, 2016, Beltsville, Maryland.

Marjorie Eve Day (’43 English), 95, April 2, 2016, Olympia.

Dorothy Burnett Henry (x’43 Apparel, Merch.), 94, February 18, 2016, Albany, Oregon.

Margaret J. “Peggy” Morrison (’43 Home Econ., Kappa Alpha … » More …

Class Notes
Fall 2016

Class Notes

To read more class notes or post your own, visit the online class notes site, MyStory

1960s

Verne D. Campbell (’61 Music) recently published his book, Encore Horns: Giving Wind Instruments a New Life for Young Musicians, which chronicles his efforts to acquire, refurbish, and donate used flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and other wind instruments to middle schools for the use of beginning band students.

Virginia (Franklin) Campbell (’61 Music) was elected president of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. Comprised of professional writers, artists, and musicians, this is the oldest women’s arts organization in the United States, founded in 1897.

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Pioneer 10/11 Mission Patch
Fall 2016

Talkback for Fall 2016

 

Another close encounter with outer space

Fifty years ago, 1966, I graduated from WSU and then went to work for NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. I spent the next 40 years exploring our solar system. WSU gave me the “right stuff” to be a part of sending a “spacecraft where no spacecraft had gone before.” I was in the Pioneer Project and we sent the first spacecraft to the outer planets, Pioneer-10, to fly beyond the orbit of Mars through the asteroid belt and encounter Jupiter in 1973. After the flyby of Jupiter, Pioneer-10, on an escape trajectory from the Sun … » More …

Summer 2014 issue cover
Summer 2014

Digital magazine

The SUMMER 2014 issue is available in the following digital versions:

Downloadable full-screen magazine-spread PDF (best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader, right-click link to download)

Downloadable tablet PDF — optimized for tablets and smaller screens

Cover: Milky Way galaxy over Mount Rainier from Sunrise Point—meteorites show up as streaks of light. This image was a winner in Smithsonian magazine’s 10th annual photo contest. Photo by Dave Morrow. See the entire image.

Fall 2014 cover
Fall 2014

Digital magazine

The FALL 2014 issue is available in the following digital versions:

Downloadable full-screen magazine-spread PDF (best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader, right-click link to download)

Downloadable tablet PDF — optimized for tablets and smaller screens

Cover: The Orange Birthday Robe by Jim Dine, 2010. Lithograph, woodcut, copperplate etching, and rubber stamp on paper. Read about the Museum of Art’s acquisition of more than 200 Dine prints.