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Pedro Castro point of view on a motorcycle riding on a highway
Winter 2020

Exploring Baja California

A longtime motorcycle enthusiast, Pedro Castro (’92, MS Arch.), owner of Magellan Architects in Redmond—who calls himself Magellan’s “Chief Explorer Officer”— enjoys planning long rides.

He recently rode from Tijuana through Baja California with his sons, Lucas and Peter, a videographer who documented the adventure in a YouTube series.

Watch the first six episodes here, and read about Castro’s support of women and underrepresented architects.

Baja Bound Day 1: Adios Amigos

Baja Bound Day 2: Ensenadaway

Baja Bound Day 3: Mike’s Sky Rancho

Baja Bound Day 4: Nada

Baja Bound Day 5: Coco’s Corner

Baja Bound Day 6: Otro Lado

Danh Pham conducting symphony concert
Winter 2020

Videos: Danh Pham conducts

Conductor Danh Pham, an associate music professor at Washington State University, brings joy and wonder as he directs various musical pieces.

Read more about Danh Pham’s work to introduce diverse and underrepresented composers.

 
Conducting the WSU Symphony Orchestra at The Fox [Theater in Spokane], 2019

 
Conducting Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Washington State University Symphony Orchestra, 2016

 
Conducting the Erhu Concerto “Jinghua’s Dream” (Mvt. 4 – Winter) by Guan Naizhong
Guang Xi Symphony Orchestra

 
Conducting the Clarinet Concerto (Mvt. I – Giocoso) by Philip Sparke
Seogwipo Philharmonic Wind Orchestra

 
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Glenn Johnson
Fall 2020

Listen to the voice

Glenn Johnson has been the Voice of the Cougs for 40 years. Listen to a few highlights below.

Read more about Johnson.

 

The Pac-12 Networks celebrated Glenn Johnson’s 36th year as the “Voice of the Cougs” (YouTube):
Glenn Johnson Pac-12 video link poster

Glenn Johnson leads a 1980 Cougar Electronic Journal celebrating WSU’s 90th anniversary:

 

A short 2012 tribute to Glenn Johnson from Murrow College:

 

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Carla Peperzak and friends in pre-World War II Holland
Summer 2020

Carla Peperzak: Her life

Carla Peperzak is Washington’s 2020 Person of the Year.

For more than 50 years, she wouldn’t talk about her years as a teenage operative in the Dutch Resistance during World War II. Washington State University associate history professor Raymond Sun is now helping Carla tell that story.

Produced by the Edison Creative Group

Learn more about her life:

Keys of my life

Read the article that first connected Raymond Sun and Carla Peperzak.

Read about Carla Peperzak being honored in Olympia. 

 

Video: Carla Peperzak speaks at North Idaho College … » More …

Spring 2019

Video: Archiving Ice

 

Archiving Ice.

Caroline Landau

Svalbard and San Francisco 2017–2018

 

During the Arctic Circle Artist Residency in October 2017, Caroline made molds from “bergy bits” (small icebergs from calved glaciers). She painted melted wax on individual pieces of ice that washed upon the shores of Bloomstrandbreen, Svalbard in Spitsbergen. Read more on Caroline’s website.

 

An essay in the Spring 2019 issue by WSU Regents professor of English Debbie Lee describes the work and impact of the Artist Residency: Arctic chronicles

Space Shuttle Challenger in space
Spring 2019

WSU Fight Song in space and time

Since the Washington State University Fight Song was composed and adopted in 1919, it has taken flight on a space shuttle, adapted in several musical styles, sung by John Candy in a movie, and taken on great meaning for the Cougar Nation.

Listen to the first known recording of the Fight Song (from 1934), the Fight Song broadcast to the Space Shuttle Challenger to honor astronaut and WSU alum John Fabian ’62, and watch “Tom Tuttle from Tacoma” belt out “Fight, fight, fight for Washington State” in the 1985 movie Volunteers.

Read the history of the fight song in “Fight, fight, fight…” still flying … » More …