History of University

Regents approve contract with President Kirk Schulz

PULLMAN, Wash – The Washington State University Board of Regents on Friday confirmed the appointment of Kirk Schulz as the 11th president of the university and approved a five-year employment contract under which he will receive a base salary of $625,000 annually, with provisions for an additional retention incentive of $25,000 per year.

Sept. 8: Authors discuss Sen. Benitz’s service, legacy

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – The impact of Max E. Benitz – the late state lawmaker, nuclear energy and wine industry champion, and advocate of establishing Washington State University Tri-Cities – is the topic of two free, public presentations Tuesday, Sept. 8, at WSU Tri-Cities.

Through August: Exploring hidden cost of Grand Coulee Dam

PULLMAN, Wash. – During the 1930s, proponents of the Grand Coulee Dam were quick to emphasize the progress the dam would bring to the country. Indeed, Grand Coulee provided thousands of jobs during the Great Depression, aided the American World War II effort and irrigated vast areas of central and western Washington. The dam remains […]

April 25: Future of radio examined in free, public forum

By Darin Watkins, Murrow College of Communication RICHLAND, Wash. – A short re-creation of a live circa 1930s radio broadcast will be part of a free, public discussion about the future of community radio at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Washington State University Tri-Cities East Auditorium.

The world on wheels: Bookmobile the center of rural life

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – While one little girl in Boise, Idaho, mistook the pink van parked down her street for an ice cream truck in the 1970s, teenager Barb Stone of Benton City, Wash., was already an old pro of the bookmobile circuit. A July 1960 photo shows 4-year-old Stone holding […]