The tradition of WSU Cougar Battalion
Since 1892, Army ROTC—the Cougar Battalion—has continuously been a key part of what is now Washington State University.
The Department of Military Science was one of the eight original departments at the Washington Agricultural College. Military science courses were required for all male students as part of the Morrill Land Grant Act until 1976, when an all-volunteer military was established. An estimated 10,000 students have participated as cadets and WSU ROTC has produced over 7,000 lieutenants for the US Army.
Timeline of WSU Army ROTC (PDF)
Notable Cougar Battalion moments, leaders, and cadets
January 13, 1892: The … » More …
Talkback for Spring 2022
Gregory “Deke” Gassett
Long not lost voices
Nez Perce music today and yesterday
Listen to Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) music from the past and today, starting with early recordings in 1897 and up to contemporary songs from the Washington State University recording studio.
The Sam Morris Collection (Courtesy Tabitha Erdey, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Nez Perce National Historic Park and Research Center)
This two-CD set was produced by Loran Olsen, WSU professor emeritus of music and Native American studies.
Olsen worked with the Nez Perce community for several decades and set up the Nez Perce … » More …