WSU to Celebrate Crimson Pride in Seattle Sept. 14-17

PULLMAN — Washington State University will celebrate its annual week in Seattle with a number of events, including a spirit rally in downtown Seattle, an evening of jazz, a diversity scholarship luncheon and a football game that matches the Cougars up against the Grambling State Tigers.

Kick-off between the Cougars and Tigers is set for 4 p.m. at Qwest Field. Pregame and half-time performances by the Cougar Marching Band is scheduled, plus a special postgame concert by the show band from Tigerland, which has performed at the Super Bowl and worldwide. Grambling has produced more than 200 NFL players and was home to the winningest college football coach in history. For tickets information, call (800) GO-COUGS, and select option three. For information on WSU home football weekends, visit

The week begins Sept. 14 with Cougar Jazz Night at Tula’s, 2214 Second Ave., in Seattle. The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by a concert at 7 p.m. Tula’s, one of the top jazz clubs in America (Down Beat magazine) will host Jazz Northwest, WSU’s faculty jazz band. Admission is $15 per person and $25 per couple. Reservations are required. Proceeds will benefit music scholarships at WSU. For more information, call (509) 335-4581 or

The Boeing-WSU Partnership Celebration is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Harbor Dining Room and Terrace. WSU/Boeing alumni and friends will gather to celebrate their partnership in commerce and education. For more information, contact Jill Aesoph at (509) 335-2079 or

The WSU College of Business and Economics Power Breakfast is set for 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Seattle Sheraon Hotel and Towers. Puget Sound business leaders and fellow Cougars will meet for a power breakfast with Alan R. Mulally, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Mulally will offer a glimpse inside the world’s leading aerospace company. For ticket information, call (509) 335-1386 or

Macy’s 3rd Annual Future Cougars of Color Diversity Scholarship Luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Sept. 16. at Macy’s, located at Third and Pine, downtown Seattle, 3rd Floor Stewart Room. Join WSU President V. Lane Rawlins, WSU alumni, faculty, staff and students to raise scholarship funding for students of color. For reservations, call (509) 335-2103 or

A 1 p.m. pregame festival and Future Cougar Day at Qwest Events Center (next to Qwest Field) Sept. 16 will get game day rolling. Join Cougar fans of all ages for pregame fun and conversation. Upstairs participants will find Future Cougar Day, a showcase of activities and displays where high school students can learn about the university’s world-class academic achievements. Fun activities for children are planned. For more information, call (509) 335-1467 or

The Cougar Spirit Rally will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Westlake Center Mall in downtown Seattle, (Pine between 4th and 5th). The Cougar Marching Band, cheer squad and fans will fill downtown Seattle with crimson spirit. Afterward, step inside Westlake Center and discover Washington State Connections, the university’s retail store. For more information, call (509) 335-8522 or

Attend the President’s Welcome at Bell Harbor from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Bell Harbor, Harbor Dining Room and Terrace. Current President’s Associates, Alumni Association lifetime members and guests are invited to join WSU President V. Lane Rawlins for an evening of Cougar spirit on the Seattle waterfront. The event is sponsored by the WSU Foundation. For reservations, call (800) 448-2978 or