Washington State University

December 2015

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 2015

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director
We have experienced a whirl-wind of activity since our last newsletter in May!  Several new individuals have been added to our staff. We are very excited and appreciative of the energy, ideas, passion, and commitment that each of them bring to our programs!

Valea Higheagle Valea Higheagle: Freshman Becomes Only WSU Twirler
If you’ve watched any of the Cougar football games this fall, chances are you’ve seen WSU freshman Valea Higheagle, the only “feature twirler” in the WSU marching band.
Spokane Chairwoman Evans

Spokane the 11th Tribe to Sign MOU with WSU
On November 20, the Spokane Tribe became the 11th tribe to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Washington State University.

rounddance Round Dance to be held in Pullman Dec 5
ASWSU Ku-ah-mah Native American student organization, is hosting a round dance Saturday Dec. 5.
Ambassador Jay-J Yarbrough Jones Native American Programs Receives Grant from Nez Perce Tribe
WSU’s Native American Programs was awarded a grant through the Nez Perce Tribe’s Local Education Program Fund this fall, which in part helped create a new Ambassador Program.
Edmund Introducing New Communications Assistant: Edmund "Frazer" Myer
My name is Edmund (Frazer) Myer. I’m an undergraduate student at Washington State University (WSU), and I’m enrolled in The Murrow College of Communication.
stickgame practice News from the Native Center: Fall Semester Highlights and Tips
The fall term is coming to a close, and we are so glad to have everyone on campus!  The Native American Student Center has averaged 18-20 student visits daily this fall. 
Danielle Guzman Grad Students Display Talent in Research, Design
WSU’s Native American graduate students have been busy during the fall 2015 semester, from traveling to multiple conferences to present research to showcasing fashion design.
Native Youth Sports Summit

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Native American Youth Sports Summit to be Held Jan 10
Calling all Native athletes!  Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are joining forces to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for a college basketball game and an informative conversation on sports opportunities at Washington State University.

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