Common Reading Event: 80s Game Night & Crimson Key Gala Planned for March 27

Posted: March 22, 2018 -- letizia

WSU students and the university community are invited to celebrate the conclusion of this year’s Order of the Crimson Key competition and play retro board games at the 80s Game Night & Crimson Key Gala from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

The event is part of activities planned around the 2017-18 Common Reading Program book “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.



March 27: Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 21, 2018 -- letizia

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the fifth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.



Faculty and Student Panel on Open Educational Resources Planned March 7

Posted: February 23, 2018 -- letizia

A panel of WSU faculty members and students who have used open educational resources (OERs) in their courses will be held from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Lighty Student Services Building 405. The presentation will also be streamed at

Open textbooks in the Ruth Slonim New Books Area in Terrell Library.


Ends Feb. 23: 100 Years of Hogarth Press Celebrated in MASC Exhibit

Posted: February 16, 2018 -- letizia

Long before the phrase “indie publishing” was coined, Virginia and Leonard Woolf set out to create a press for written works that larger publishers wouldn’t produce. In 1917, the couple purchased a small hand press, with no previous experience on how to use it.

But under the Woolfs’ ownership, the Hogarth Press introduced readers to literary works that explored emerging thinking of the time, as well as fiction and poetry by new authors, including the Woolfs themselves.



Animal Health Library Showcases Photos of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Posted: February 16, 2018 -- letizia

Third-year WSU veterinary student Amanda Amore knows firsthand how important her puppy-raising work with the national organization Guide Dogs for the Blind is.

She has 15 years of experience training and working with service dogs. Three years ago, when another WSU veterinary student, Katherine Martucci, introduced Amore to the Guide Dogs for the Blind club at the university (Guiding Paws of the Palouse), she saw it as a chance to help usher future service animals down the right path to helping people who need them.



WSU Libraries to Host National Ag Information Conference in May 2018

Posted: December 7, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will host the 16th U.S. Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Biennial Conference May 13-16 in Pullman, the first time members will convene in the state.

“This conference has never been hosted west of Arizona, so it’s a big opportunity for WSU to showcase Washington state agriculture,” said WSU agriculture librarian and conference chairwoman Lara Cummings. “Approximately 100 agriculture and science librarians from around the nation will attend.”

US Agricultural Information Network logo


Owen Library Open for Extended Hours During Dead, Finals Weeks

Posted: December 1, 2017 -- letizia

Owen Science and Engineering Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, until 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, to accommodate WSU student study schedules during the last two weeks of the fall semester.

Owen joins Holland and Terrell Libraries in keeping their doors open for extended hours during dead and finals weeks. In 2013, Holland and Terrell began offering 24/7 coverage, a decision that has been popular with university students since.



Baseball Superstitions: Just in Time for Halloween, World Series

Posted: October 31, 2017 -- letizia

This Halloween coincides with baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and what would the holiday or the game be without its superstitions?

Baseball players are among the most superstitious of professional athletes, with myriad rituals and routines to keep a winning streak alive or to pull a struggling team out of a slump. In 171 years of the sport’s existence, the list of do’s and don’ts covers everything from what to eat before a game to not washing your socks after the game is over.

Boston Red Sox player Babe Ruth in 1918. Photo by National Photo Company [public domain], courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Oct. 25: Jack o' Lantern Judging, Cookie Decorating Part of Open Access Week in Terrell

Posted: October 19, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will host a celebration of International Open Access Week from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Terrell Library Atrium, featuring a jack o’ lantern judging contest and cookie-decorating station with an open-access theme.

Open Access Week, this year scheduled from Oct. 23-29, is a global event to promote free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research and the right to use and reuse them. For more information, see



FDR Library to Present Oct. 12 Talk on Hirahara Photos

Posted: October 6, 2017 -- letizia

HYDE PARK, NY -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present “Close-ups of Time Forgotten: The WSU Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret World War II Underground Darkroom” with Patti Hirahara at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The talk is part of the Roosevelt Library's new special exhibit, "Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II."