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New recording features WSU jazz faculty

9:00 am CD cover
9:00 am CD cover

“9:00 am,” a recording featuring Washington State University jazz faculty members Brian Ward, piano, and Dave Hagelganz, tenor saxophone, was recently released on the peer-reviewed WSU Recordings label.

It is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, Amazon On Demand, Spotify, Rhapsody and other websites. Compact discs are available from the WSU School of Music.

The recording features duo performances of beloved songs from the “Great American Songbook,” including Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael’s “Skylark,” Jimmy Van Huesen and Johnny Burke’s “It Could Happen To You” and jazz standards like Woody Shaw’s “Theme for Maxine” and Sam Rivers’ “Beatrice.” The recording is entitled “9:00 am” because that is the time the duo rehearsed.

Read more and listen to a music clip at WSU News >>

Outstanding seniors honored

Jeffrey Ladderud
Jeffrey Ladderud

Twenty-five outstanding students from the Class of 2013 will be honored for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the first College of Arts and Sciences’ Senior Recognition event on Friday, May 3.

The seniors were selected by faculty and represent all degree programs offered by the college. As a group and individually, they have demonstrated commitment to the university community and dedication to expanding their learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Many have overcome significant obstacles or exhibited unique initiative in completing their studies.

Read more about the outstanding seniors at WSU News

CAS staff and faculty awards

CAS Appreciation and Recognition Social
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The College of Arts and Sciences held an inaugural Appreciation and Recognition Social to honor faculty and staff for their service to the educational, scholarly and outreach mission of the college and university. Fourteen individuals received awards and certificates. Four graduate students also were recognized for their achievements.

Outstanding undergraduate seniors were honored at a separate event on May 3 (see story here).

Read more about the staff and faculty awards at WSU News >>

Lovrich receives WSU President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service

Nicholas Lovrich
Nicholas Lovrich

Nicholas P. Lovrich, a Washington State University emeritus professor known as a researcher, mentor, interim chancellor and faculty representative to the state Legislature, recently was honored for a career of significant positive impact on the university.

Lovrich began his WSU career in 1977 as an assistant professor in political science. He served as associate chair and director of graduate studies and became director of governmental studies and services, a position he held for more than 30 years.

Read more about Professor Lovrich at WSU News >>

Honors invites astronomer to ‘Speak with E.T.’

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

”Speaking with E.T. – We’re All Ears,” will be discussed by the director of the Washington State University planetarium in a free, public presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Honors Hall lounge. Refreshments will be served.

Michael L. Allen was selected by WSU Honors College students to present the annual invited lecture sponsored by the Honors Student Advisory Council.

Allen supports the thesis that earth’s first contact with alien life will be with a technological alien species. His support is based upon the supposition that technological activity is the most pervasive type of lifelike activity that exists.

Read more about talking to aliens at WSU News >>