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.
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
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.
Caroline Heldman ’93 appears in several documentaries, writes, and presents on media and gender. She has emerged as a strong voice about the #MeToo movement and harassment, partly because of her own experience. Watch parts of documentaries and learn more about Heldman’s work below. You can also read about her in “Ask Caroline Heldman,” Fall 2018.
The Pumpkin Drop at WSU has been a tradition for Dad’s Weekend since 2004, as students in the Physics and Astronomy Club toss the pumpkins from the Pullman campus’s tallest building. Check out the tenth annual drop video below and read more about this tradition in the Fall 2018 issue.