College of Liberal Arts

NEXUS  Connecting with Alumni & Friends

Spring/Summer 2010

Road Tripping with Ray

Artist, author, alumnus, and self-professed "paleo-geek" Ray Troll's work fuses fine art and hard science. And while his art depicts long-extinct creatures in a playful way, it is also lauded for its scientific accuracy. More »

Students & Alumni Making a Difference

Student with Guatemalan child
It Takes a Coug to Raise a Village

WSU students passed up more traditional spring break adventures this year to join an alumni-led team of volunteers in Zacapa, Guatemala, an area of severe poverty and pollution.

Photo: Jeff Muai
WSU Students Help to Solve Crime from the Classroom

When police officer and WSU alumnus Jeff Muai needed fresh ideas to help him solve a string of public nuisance cases, he enlisted the help of a WSU Tri-Cities class studying social deviance.

Alumni in the News

Photo: A. sediba skull
Alumnus among Scientists to Find New Hominid Bones

Brian F. Kuhn is one of the researchers to discover fossils of a previously unidentified species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba.

War Dances book cover
Sherman Alexie Wins Fiction Award

Author and WSU alumnus Sherman Alexie was presented with the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his most recent book, War Dances.

Donor Spotlight

Photo: Harry and Lorinda Silverstein
Silversteins Endow New Student Award

Dr. Harry S. and Lorinda Knight Silverstein have established an endowed scholarship in the Department of Philosophy to be awarded annually to the best student philosopher at WSU.


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