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Leonard to give keynote at 2013 MLK Distinguished Service Awards

David Leonard, associate professor and chair of the college’s Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies, will give the keynote speech at the University’s 2013 MLK Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on January 24.

“Dr. King’s Dream, Body Politics and the Continual War on Women of Color” will examine links between Martin Luther King’s legacy, the life of Henrietta Lacks (portrayed in this year’s Common Reading book), the historical experience of African-American women, and social justice.

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Learning from the best

Students in a new music survey course are getting front-row seats to video performances by top WSU faculty.

“I think we have recorded faculty or students from every area, and these include jazz, traditional instrumental works, percussion ensemble and opera scenes – which are quite theatrical,” said Keri McCarthy, an internationally known oboist, master-class teacher, Fulbright scholar, and professor for the new online course.  Read the full story story →

Warrior Geronimo inspires WSU book collaboration

Buddy Levy
Buddy Levy

By Kaylee Ray and Kenny Short, WSU News interns

An upcoming book coauthored by Washington State University’s Mike Leach and Buddy Levy about Apache warrior Geronimo will focus on leadership.

Levy, a clinical associate professor who teaches English at WSU, said he originally pitched the idea to his agent who also represents Leach, WSU head football coach. The agent suggested talking to Leach because he knew Leach is fascinated by Geronimo.

Mike Leach
Mike Leach

“It started when my mom would read us books when we were kids, and for some reason I got into Geronimo,” Leach said. “We’d go to the library and grab these historic books about him, and she would read them every night.”

The book, still in the works, will talk about general leadership and problem-solving skills that spill over into all aspects of management and people, Levy said. His strong point is the history, whereas Leach has a profound understanding of leadership, he said.  Continue story →

CAS in the media: December 14, 2012

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