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Arts and Sciences honors outstanding achievement

Fourteen faculty, six staff and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the fourth annual College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social. » More …

WSU Brings Classroom to Students With Online Certification in American Indian Studies

Michael Holloman
Michael Holloman

Washington State University is now offering an online program in American Indian Studies that leads to certification. This will provide an opportunity for those living away from campus to expand their education and enhance their opportunities for future employment. » More …

New online minors in American Indian Studies, Film Studies offered this spring

Michael Holloman
Michael Holloman

“The new online American Indian Studies minor will help students expand their knowledge, abilities, and interests in Native American history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues,” said Professor Michael Holloman, who helped create the program.

The Film Studies minor explores how cinema both reflects and influences the facts, ideas, and activities of any given society, said Ana María Rodríguez-Vivaldi, CAS associate dean and professor of Spanish and Film Studies.

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Grant Continues Support of Indigenous Culture Preservation

Kim Christen Withey
Kim Christen Withey

A recent federal grant of $698,605 will help WSU continue to provide training to local tribal archives, libraries, and museums in preserving their cultural assets through digital archiving technology.

The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will also support a new tribal digital archives curriculum coordinator in the WSU Libraries.

The libraries and College of Arts and Sciences are creating a three-year project, the “Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program: Digital Heritage Management, Archiving, and Mukurtu CMS Training.”

The new program will address a key need to provide hands-on, long-term training for tribal archives, libraries and museums that emphasizes both the technical and cultural issues surrounding digitization and preservation of cultural heritage materials, said Kim Christen Withey, WSU associate professor of English and director of digital projects for the WSU Plateau Center, Native American Programs.

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Author to discuss musical life of Indian school

Melissa Parkhurst
Melissa Parkhurst

Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

The book chronicles the musical life of the Salem, Ore., school, the oldest continuously operating federal boarding school for Native American children.

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