WSU President’s Fall Address Set Sept. 20

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins will deliver his Fall Address at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in Bryan Hall Auditorium.

Open to the public, Rawlins’ address will discuss the university’s successes and challenges for the year ahead in areas including strategic planning, budgeting, focus on excellence in undergraduate programs, research, image and marketing, enrollment and WSU’s impact across the state.

Jill Schneider of the School of Music and Theatre Arts will play a prelude on the Bryan Hall organ starting at 2:45 p.m. A reception follows the address at 4 p.m. on the Bryan Hall lawn.

Also on Sept. 20, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, WSU’s first Diversity Kickoff Celebration, Stand for Diversity!, will be held. It will be followed at 6:45 p.m., with a one-person play, “Faces of America,” challenging racial, ethnic, gender, ability and sexual orientation stereotypes in today’s society. Both are open to the public.

The address will be televised live via WHETS to the following locations: WSU Spokane (MFC B-107); Spokane (SIRTI 310); Spokane (ICN 214); WSU Tri-Cities (TC 256W); WSU Vancouver (CL 131); Aberdeen (at Grays Harbor College 453); Colville (at the WSU Learning Center’s Building 617, Room 106); Longview (at Lower Columbia College’s Industrial Arts Building 111); Wenatchee (at Wenatchee Valley College 9105); and Yakima (at Yakima Valley Community College’s Sundquist 122). It also will be videostreamed live, with a link accessible through the WSU Web site at