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March 2016 News

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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March 2016

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director
First and foremost, I want to recognize the selection of the next President of WSU, Dr. Kirk Schulz.  Dr. Schulz  will come to us from Kansas State University. We look forward to getting to know our new President and scheduling his first meeting with the Native American Advisory Board. 

John Reichel

John Reichel Turns Love for Music Into Career
John Reichel, a 21 year old senior at Washington State University, and the assistant music director at KUGR Cougar College Radio, said he always had a passion for music and sound.

Fadumo Ali Fadumo Ali Breaking Down Barriers and Sharing Culture
Due to civil war in Somalia during the 1990s, Fadumo Ali, student mentor for the Native American Programs at WSU, and her five siblings moved to Egypt when she was two years old. Then, two years later the family moved to America.
Jess Lawrence Jess Lawrence Explores Europe on a Study Abroad to Switzerland
Senior Jess Lawrence (Yakama), shared stories and photos from her semester in Switzerland with students in the Native American Student Center on March 23.
Native American Women's Association NAWA Feminine Hygiene Drive a Huge Success
The WSU Native American Women’s Association held a highly successful feminine products drive benefitting needy women in the month of February.  They received approximately 6,500 items donated.
Ali studying News from the Native Center: Take Advantage of Free Tutoring!
Spring term is in full swing and I want to encourage you to stay focused, utilize tutor resources, and register for fall classes. 
Phill Allen Plateau Center: Grad Student News, Upcoming Workshops, and Research Conference
Doctoral student Phill Allen (Nez Perce) was the Head Man Dancer at WSU’s 40th Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow...Upcoming workshops devoted to Native American graduate student recruitment, retention, and mentoring...WSU Indigenous Research Convention for Education, Health, and the Social Sciences April 23.
Go Cougs! RECRUITMENT CORNER: Choosing the College that is Right for You 
Choosing a college that is a good fit for the future student is important. Here are some key factors to consider when researching higher institutions. 
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