Creative Activities

Power of Poetry

From her theater work to becoming editor-in-chief of a literary journal, Noelle Niemeier is determined to prove writing is just as important as careers in STEM. Niemeier, an English major on the creative writing track, wanted to work in writing ever since she was a little kid. She began journaling song lyrics and channeling her […]

Faculty quintet wins national competition

After a year-long process of adjudication, a quintet featuring WSU School of Music faculty has been named the winner of the 2022 American Prize in Chamber Music Performance. The Pan Pacific Ensemble brings together talented soloists committed to performing music by composers from Asia and the Americas, and passionate about commissioning, promoting, and recording new […]

Jazz Big Band wins magazine award

Throughout the pandemic, the WSU Jazz Big Band stayed focused on their craft, leveraging Zoom and other technologies to practice, perform, and record music together while physically distanced. This spring, DownBeat magazine awarded the band its 2022 Graduate College Large Jazz Ensemble Award, recognizing the quality of the band’s asynchronous

Making a splash

Never underestimate the power of an elective, advises  Matt Ellison (’92 business) and GurglePot founder. “It gets people out of their comfort zone,” he says. “That’s the beauty of going to college and broadening your knowledge. At some point in life that random class could become the most important one you ever took.” For him, […]

There’s an app for that

An interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students is developing a smartphone app to help Pullman residents and visitors connect with local businesses. “The biggest barrier we’ve identified is people not being knowledgeable about what businesses have to offer,” said Marley Schneider, a digital technology and culture and advertising dual major and co-leader

The power of live music

Keri McCarthy’s Distinguished Faculty Address on how live music creates a sense of shared experience delighted the audience with on-the-spot performances of songs spanning two centuries, four continents, and a multitude of genres. A Fulbright Scholar and internationally recognized chamber musician, soloist,