Inaugural Sherry Vaughan Lecture Rescheduled for Nov. 2

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The inaugural Sherry Vaughan Lecture in Education at Washington State University Vancouver has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Student Services lecture hall. It was originally scheduled for Sept. 14, but was postponed due to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Internationally renowned educators, Yetta and Ken Goodman both from University of Arizona will speak about language and teaching and learning as it applies to language arts curricula. They have authored more than 20 books on literacy and education and have popularized the term “kidwatching,” referring to the need for teachers to observe the language and learning development of their students. Yetta is regents professor of education and Ken is a professor emeritus.

Education faculty and staff at WSU Vancouver established the new lecture series in honor of recently retired director of education, Sherry Vaughan, who retired in June after 18 years of service.

Vaughan began on the Pullman campus in 1983 as an assistant professor in literary education. In 1989, she was promoted to associate professor and in 1991, she became the associate dean of the College of Education. She came to WSU Vancouver in 1994 as director of education programs. At commencement in May she was awarded the Dean’s Medallion for Service to WSU Vancouver.

Her colleagues established the lecture series in recognition of Vaughan’s dedication to the field of education and the training of teachers. More than $8,000 has been raised to support the annual lecture from private gifts.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call the education program at 360/546-9660. Those interested in supporting this lecture series in honor of Vaughan can contact Jennifer Crooks at 360/546-9604 or