Friday, October 22, 2010

Coffee & Politics Series

The Foley Institute Presents
Arthur Lupia
Are American Voters Competent?
Information and the Failure of Good Intentions
Wednesday, Oct. 27
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
CUE 518

Join the Foley Institute for coffee, doughnuts and discussion with Professor Arthur Lupia, professor of Political Science and research professor, University of Michigan. He studies how people make decisions when they lack information on topics like voting and elections. His research examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics.

A great opportunity for some political talk during the midterm election season! RSVP to

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Free Ballet Performance for WSU Students

Eugene Ballet Presents
Sunday, October 24
3:00 p.m.
Beasley Coliseum

Enjoy the classic tale of Cinderella performed by the Eugene Ballet. Complete with the ugly step sisters, the fairy godmother and Prince Charming. Music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Gentlemen, this is a great date idea that you may have to "suffer" through, but it will pay off in the end. Ladies, get the girls together for a night out.

Free for WSU Students with ID. Must pick up a ticket at Beasley box office.

Not a student heres ticket information 

The Eugene Ballet's Official Webpage

Women in Public Service Alumni Panel

The Foley Institute presents
Women in Public Service:
Opportunities and Obstacles
Monday, Oct. 25th
3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
CUE 518

Want a possible career in Public Service? Four distinguished WSU alumni women will discuss their careers since graduation and give their advice of how to overcome potential obstacles and succeed in public service. Ask these women any questions you might have and receive beneficial advice on how to break into public service.

The panel consists of: Joni Earl, CEO of Sound Transit; Patricia McInturff, former department director for City of Seattle; Sue Rahr, Sheriff of King County; and moderator Connie Niva, microbiologist and former Washington State Transportation Commissioner and Everett Port Commissioner. 

Free and open to all students!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Orton Haunted Hall

Orton Haunted Hall
Thurs, Oct. 28 - Sun, Oct. 31
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every night

We interviewed Chris Peterson, the director of programming for Orton Hall, about the upcoming Haunted Hall (A Nightmare In The Bayou). The event isn't entirely free. The entrance fee is a donation of one non-perishable food item at the door.

Click here to go to the event's Facebook page.

WSU Undie Run

WSU Undie Run
Sunday, Nov. 7
11 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Starts near Greek Row (Colorado)

Taken from the Undie Run's Facebook event page:

We are excited to announce that we will be having our first Undie Run to help collect clothing for homeless and women's battered shelters! The only entry for the run is the clothes you are wearing! We are excited to join in on this tradition that has been held at so many other campuses across the nation such as ASU, Layola Marymont and UW to name a few!

Step 1: Tell everyone you know and don’t know about the Undie Run
Step 2: RSVP for the event
Step 3: Choose your undie attire
Step 4: Choose your outfit to be donated
Step 5: Make sure not to donate your cellphone, iPod, wallet, keys, etc.
Step 6: Show up in your to-be-donated outfit, and then strip to undies
Step 7: Donate your clothing at the donation station (to be donated to local homeless and battered shelters)
Step 8: Enjoy the experience of the Undie Run

PLEASE NOTE: this is a CHARITY event. The primary purpose is for you to COME FULL CLOTHED, then DONATE YOUR CLOTHES off of your back. Feel free to bring more than the clothes off your back (bags of clothes, boxes of clothes, trucks full of clothes).

FAQs :

Is there a place where I can smoke drugs and drink?
This event is “on campus,” drugs and alcohol are not allowed at the event.

Is wearing undies optional?
There is no nudity at this event, but you can get creative, as long as it is appropriate. You are not required to strip down to participate in this event either. Please no thongs also.

Can I donate more clothing than I can wear?
It is encouraged that you donate as much clothing as as you can.

I am a broke college student; how much does the Undie Run cost to attend?

Waller Hall's Blacklight Dance

Waller Hall's Blacklight Dance
Sat, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. to Sun, Oct. 24 at 2 a.m.
With over 200 plus expected attendees, Waller Hall's traditional blacklight dance should be an awesome time for all! It's free! Be sure to wear some awesome white tee's and slap on some cool accessories so you can shine bright under the blacklights! Bring your friends and have an awesome time dancing to some awesome music! Click here for more information

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SEB Movie: Despicable Me

SEB Presents:
Despicable Me
Oct. 15th-17th
Fri/Sat 6pm & 9pm
Sunday 4pm & 7pm

"In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes." Written by Universal Pictures

I have not seen this movie yet, but have wanted to for a while. So here are the opinions of two kid-movie experts: my 7-year-old brother Jason and my 8-year-old sister Michelle. Jason loved the minions and Gru and now wants to become a "super villain just like Gru". He walks around the house quoting the minions and using his "shrink ray" on our cats. He didn't find any of it scary and cheered on Gru to the end. Michelle on the other hand loved the 3 girls -Agnes, the littlest one, is her favorite. Shelly found the carnival scene with the unicorn to be hilarious and is by far her favorite part. Both kids laughed until the end and are jealous they can't come to Pullman this weekend to see it again. My parents also found the movie to be pretty awesome and funny as well.

This is definitely a movie that has humor for both adults and kids, so I totally recommend it for all to see this weekend. As usual, the movie is free for WSU students and $2 for the public. I'll be taking my Dad for sure.

Great Game for Dad's Weekend

The Great Scavenger Hunt
Friday Oct. 15th -Saturday Oct. 16th
CUB Dad's Weekend Info Desk

It's ON this weekend! Do you and your Dad have what it takes to complete the Great Scavenger Hunt? Participation forms can be picked up in the CUB at the Dad's weekend information desk starting at 10 a.m. Friday and have to be turned in by 12:00 p.m. Saturday. Completed forms get coupons to Ferdinand's and entered into a drawing for a prize!

Basketball gets crazy!

Midnight Mayhem
Friday Oct. 15th
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bohler Gym

Go crazy! Go wild! 
Go to Midnight Mayhem! 

It's your chance to check out the WSU men's and women's basketball teams before the season begins. The women will complete in a 3-point contest, while them men duke it out in a dunk contest followed by a scrimmage. Head coaches Ken Bone and June Daugherty will be there to address the crowd and introduce their teams.

After the scrimmage, poster of both teams will be available and both the men's and women's teams will be on hand for autographs. You can also become a member of ZZU CRU (though there is a charge for this).

Resource Fair

WSU Student & Parent Resource Fair
Saturday Oct. 16th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CUB Jr. Ballroom

New to WSU or been here a while and still have questions? Check out the Resource Fair in the CUB before the football game. You'll learn about on and off-campus living options, scholarship opportunities, and where to look for a  job. There will also be people on hand to answer all your financial aid questions. Its all the details about living in Pullman and at WSU in one place.

Health Fair & Heartburn Awareness

WSU College of Pharmacy Presents
Health Fair & Heartburn Awareness
Saturday Oct. 16th
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CUB Lair

Make sure Dad is in top shape this weekend and attend the Health Fair before the football game. 

Have all your health questions answered by student pharmacists who can counsel you and Dad on diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heartburn awareness. Get you and your Dads blood glucose level tested, blood pressure measured, and cholesterol level assessed. 

And as part of their special heartburn awareness outreach, there will be free heartburn-free chili for visitors.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Pumpkins Are Coming!

 WSU Physics & Astronomy Present:
7th Annual Pumpkin Drop
Saturday, October 16th
11:00 a.m.
East Side of Webster

Come watch pumpkins fly down the side of Webster at the 7th Annual Pumpkin Drop. Its an awesome way to watch pumpkin guts go everywhere without having to destroy some little kid's jack-o-lantern. Plus, it's a great free event to take Dad to. See, science is fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Support a Cause

Week Without Violence
October 11-15

Unite against violence this week during WSU's annual Week Without Violence. The events are all free to participate in and help raise awareness for a great cause.

Clothesline Project
Paint Your Own T-shirt
Wilson Hall Rm 1A
You can paint your own T-shirt in privacy, then have it hung on the Clothesline. Over 700 shirts are featured.

Guest speaker Teri Jendusa-Nicolai
6:00 PM
CUB Auditorium
"Teri Jendusa Nicolai has survived the unthinkable. Six years ago, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai's ex-husband attacked her with a baseball bat, and left her for dead in an Illinois storage locker. Miraculously, 26 hours later she was found barely alive, and is here today to speak out and about Domestic Violence awareness."

WSU Police Face-to-Face Forum
4pm - 5pm
CUB Lounge

Take Back the Night Rally and March
6 p.m.
Glenn Terrell Mall
It begins on the Glenn Terrell Mall and winds around campus, ending near the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. A short light vigil will follow the march to reflect on the effects of violence on the lives of victims, survivors, family, friends and the larger community. See our other blog post for more information.

Brown Bag: Lets Talk About ...
"But they don't hit me."
12 pm (Noon)
Wilson Room 1
Bring a lunch, they will provide food for thought

Building Bridges: Multicultural Showcase
6 p.m.
Beasley Coliseum

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hey Stranger!

The Stranger
Comes out weekly
Usually available in the CUB art gallery
Also available across campus in various locations

 Missing home? Need a little slice of the West side? Or just bored and already read the Evergreen? Pick up The Stranger! It's Seattle's free newspaper, dedicated to a younger generation and always covering the issues other papers won't.

For those of you who haven't ever read a Stranger, be prepared for some in-your-face honesty. The Stranger will talk about anything and everything, leaving no comment left behind. Sex, drugs, alcohol and politics are always discussed, as well as other issues concerning the Greater Seattle area. 

The Stranger is also the BEST palace to get information about upcoming events and concerts. They have entire sections dedicated to movies and music, with pages of concert and film listing. There are always a ton of restaurant/pub reviews too, in case you needed to know where all the good grub is. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night
Don't Let Violence Poison Your Community
Wednesday, Oct. 13th
6pm - 7pm
Glenn-Terrell Mall (Todd Steps)

Hey all. Take Back the Night is a really awesome program put on by the Coalition for Women Students, which marches against violence. It's a great cause that a lot of people take part in, and it's a great way to show your support for those that have been affected, and as a way to demonstrate that we are not going to stand for violence anymore.

We have the power /
We have the right /
The streets are ours /
Take back the night.

Francesca White, one of the many involved with the event, had this to say:

"We usually have tons of fraternities and sororities come out to rally. Its October 13th 6-7pm starting on the Glenn-Terrell Mall Todd Steps. Everyone will get a free shirt to wear during the march and commemorate their participation. We'll have guest performances by Revolutionary Minds, Darcel Carter and Jacob Leon from Genevieve with a candle-light vigil at the end."

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NY Philharmonic Pianist

NY Philharmonic Pianist Jonathan Feldman
Friday, Oct. 8
8 p.m.
Kimbrough Hall (Next to the Old Bookie)

New York Philharmonic pianist Jonathan Feldman will perform with faculty in a free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Kimbrough hall.

Feldman will discuss and demonstrate performance from the collaborative pianist’s perspective through the comparison of standard repertoire written for multiple instruments. Performances will include works by Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev, Mozart and Kreisler.

Participating WSU faculty will include Meredith Arksey, Ann Yasinitsky, Shannon Scott, Keri McCarthy, Ruth Boden, Ryan Hare and Richard Kriehn. Guests will be Susan Hess and Robert Dickow.

Feldman is chair of the collaborative piano department at the Juilliard School. He has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, James Galway, Gil Shaham and Sarah Chang, among others.

This post was taking directly from WSU Today's article by Jaclyn Nicholson

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Free Birthday Drinks in Pullman

Free 21st Birthday Drinks in Pullman
  • Valhallas (free drink)
  • My Office (your second drink is free)
  • Rico's (free drink)
  • Stubblefields (free drink/shot)
  • The Coug (free beer)
  • Thai Ginger (free shot)

Go shawty, it's your 21st birthday, we gon' party like it's your birthday...Thanks to Palouse on the House's Facebook fans, we have found six Pullman bars that offer free drinks on your birthday! So for all you cool Pullman cats that don't have generous friends or are broke (like the rest of us), save a bunch of money by hitting up these bars and getting free drinks!

Please, be responsible and have a designated driver at all times. Please be careful at the amount of alcohol you intake, as there have been several incidents where individuals have died celebrating their 21st birthday from asphixation or alcohol-induced injuries, such as a recent case at the University of Idaho. Know your limits, space out your drinking, eat something, drink lots of water before/during/after use, and always have a designated driver!

Have a great time on your birthday, this time, for a little less moolah! Because in the Palouse, everything is on the house!