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College of Arts and Sciences Buddy Levy

English professor returns to History Channel

Promotional title for the History Channel showNarrative historian and English professor Buddy Levy is making a return to the History Channel.

Levy, the author of a 2005 biography about early American adventurer Davy Crockett, is among the experts interviewed in the cable network’s latest documentary series “The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen.”

The new series by executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio explores the formative period » More …

Mind your mullet: Using comedy to help students see their potential

Ted Tremper presentationWhat would you do if your part in a local play entailed wearing an especially unpopular haircut? If you were Ted Tremper, you would embrace not only the role but the mullet, too.

Now an award-winning comedy writer, actor, director, and producer living in Los Angeles, Tremper (’04) was a junior majoring in English at WSU when he turned his stage character’s retro-’80s hairdo into the basis for a real-life comedy sketch/social experiment.

Acting unaware of his fashion faux pas, he strolled across the Pullman campus, greeting strangers and friends and taking note of the variety of responses he encountered. » More …