Washington State University

Dec 2014 Newsletter

Native American Programs News

Welcome to the newsletter of Washington State University’s Native American Programs.  This monthly publication features people and events of interest to WSU’s Native community, alumni, and supporters.

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December 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
We were very excited to host our open house for our newly refurbished space on November 12th and appreciate all of the support that we received from those joining with us to celebrate. 

Quanah Matheson addresses the crowd at Open House Open House Celebrates Native Programs' Remodel
The Native American Programs’ space in Cleveland Hall underwent a remodel over the summer and officially celebrated the updated space with an Open House on November 12.
Panelists at the Sports Summit Playing College Sports Requires Hard Work, Commitment
Participants in this year’s Native Youth Sports Summit at WSU had the opportunity to hear from a panel of five athletes on the variety of ways to continue in sports at the collegiate level.
Miss Indian World at the NASC Miss Indian World Speaks at WSU
After Taylor Thomas was crowned Miss Indian World at the 2014 Gathering of Nations Powwow, the Shoshone-Bannock college student was in tears.
David Williams WSU Junior an Ambassador for Native American Health Research
David Williams is working hard to advocate for the work being done by the American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance (AIHREA) to the people of WSU and Washington.
Dr. Blume President-Elect of Society for Indian Psychologists Visits Pullman Campus
Washington State University hosted the president-elect of the society of Indian Psychologists (SIP), Dr. Art Blume this past month.
Celilo Falls Exhibit Opening Celilo Falls Exhibit on Display at WSU Museum of Anthropology
WSU’s Museum of Anthropology kicked off its new Celilo Falls exhibit by bringing Allen Pinkham, a tribal historian to share his memories of this special place.
Keep Calm!

Tips for Studying for Finals, from Retention Specialist Greg Urquhart
With finals coming up, stress is sure to follow. With this in mind, I thought I would use this opportunity to remind you of some great techniques for getting through finals.

USA Today Veterans Issue

Plateau Center for Native American Research, Collaborations, and Graduate Services
WSU Native grad students continue to receive public recognition and support for their ongoing study of Native American veterans’ views on the gaps between mainstream treatment of PTSD and more traditional Native forms of healing.

Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: The Apps Are Rolling In!
This time of year my traveling schedule will slow and I will focus on helping our applicants for fall 2015.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from WSU Native American Programs!


In Other News:

National Award Recognizes Model Reservation Extension

WSU to Host National Native American Student Advocacy Institute


Coming Up On Campus:

January 22, 2015

Scholarship Essay Writing
Cleveland Hall 21B
All WSU students should submit the WSU Scholarship Application EVERY YEAR by the January 31 deadline. Improve your chances of receiving a scholarship using the tips you'll learn in this workshop, get a headstart on writing your essays, and have lunch on us!


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