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Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall

Honors Alum and Pianist Eric McElroy Performs in Bryan Hall

McElroy with Clinical Associate Professor Pamela Lee

WSU School of Music and Honors College alumnus Eric McElroy is currently a candidate for Birmingham Conservatoire’s Advanced Postgraduate Diploma. McElroy earned his Master’s degree at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien with full honors.

On August 31 McElroy performed solo piano works by contemporary composers including his composition The Perilous Realm in Bryan Hall Theatre at the WSU Pullman campus, which won the prestigious MTNA National Young Artist Composition Competition. » More …

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

Ardis Hauser, Friend and Supporter of the WSU Honors College, Celebrates 100!

When Ralph Hauser (’53 Education) entered Washington State College on the GI Bill in 1949, he and his wife, Ardis, were impressed by the university, the educational value one receives as a student, and the WSU community of Cougars. It grew into the passion of two lifetimes.

Ralph built admirable careers as an industrial arts teacher, and later as a business owner, in Lacey, Wash. Ardis worked as a children’s librarian and school teacher. They became more engaged with the university through their children, Carl (’75 BS Computer Science) and Kathy (Emtman) (’77 Home Economics). The siblings enrolled in music camps as teenagers and then as undergraduates in the then WSU Honors Program. In 2014, Ralph passed away at age 92 in Pullman, where he and Ardis had lived for nearly 20 years. The town is also home to Carl, Kathy and their families.
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Honors Alumna Joey Redmon Featured on WSU Foundation Website

Honors Alumna Joey Redmon Featured on WSU Foundation Website


Joanna “Joey” Redmon, a graduate student in pharmacy at Washington State University, truly “gets” the significance of searching for opportunities and engaging in her own education. “My greatest learning experience,” she said, “has been how to find opportunities that will lead me to my goals.”

“College can be intimidating,” Joey said. “It’s a challenge to navigate and locate relevant opportunities. For me, it started with the WSU Honors College where I learned how to integrate into the WSU community and participate in many rewarding experiences. I want to share that understanding with other students.”

Joey’s path to Washington State University took some navigating. She’d started dancing at age three and was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. Dancing professionally was Joey’s dream. After she graduated from high school in her hometown, Spokane, Washington, she planned to move to California to fulfill that dream. But Joey was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Honors Student Theses Among Most-Used Documents at WSU Research Exchange

Honors Student Theses Among Most-Used Documents at WSU Research Exchange

The WSU Research Exchange has noted that several Honors student Pass with Distinction theses are among the most frequently accessed documents on the exchange.

As of May 2016, Chelsea Bloomberg’s thesis, “Beethoven’s piano sonatas: an analysis of compositional trends from 1795-1822” was ranked #5 most downloaded document and has been accessed more than 6100 times.

Jeff Deeter’s thesis, “The price response to Dow Jones sustainability world index additions and deletions in 2005: An event study” was ranked #3 and has been accessed over 6900 times.

 
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WSU alumnus Raymond L. Williams presents Honors College Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, March 24 on Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

PULLMAN, Wash.—University of California-Riverside Distinguished Professor of Spanish Raymond L. Williams will present “A Nobel Laureate’s Journey: Stockholm via Pullman” on the life and works of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Honors Hall Lounge at Washington State University. » More …

Researcher Lindsay Sandor Credits Honors Professor Pamela Lee with Important Skill-Building

Researcher Lindsay Sandor Credits Honors Professor Pamela Lee with Important Skill-Building


Alumna Lindsay Sanford (’07 Mechanical Engineering) is a research development specialist at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, Texas. The company is that state’s largest not-for-profit health system. » More …