Washington State University

May 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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May 2015

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director
Congratulations to all of our graduates and all of our students for their accomplishments this past academic year.

Rio Fernandes Native American Recognition Night Honors Class of 2015
Washington State University’s Native community celebrated the class of 2015 on Friday April 24 at the annual Native American Recognition Night.
2014-15 slideshow

2014-15 Academic Year in Pictures
This slideshow, shown at the Native American Recognition Night, took viewers on a sentimental, sappy, and sometimes silly ride through the very full 2014-15 academic year at WSU.

Rachel Ellenwood First WSU Student to Receive Udall Scholarship
Rachel Ellenwood was recently selected to receive the prestigious Udall scholarship, becoming the first student from WSU to ever do so.
Cassey Jankowiak Indigenous Research Convention Held at WSU
In what they hope to be an annual event, the WSU Chapter of the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP), organized the WSU Indigenous Research convention.
Elwha River Exhibit Exhibit on Restoration of Elwha River Held at WSU Museum of Anthropology
A chronicle of the Elwha River restoration was held in the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State. The exhibit, provided by the Burke Museum, fits into the “fish, water and people” theme the College of Anthropology is focusing on this year.
Lotus Norton-Wisla New Staff and Cohort for Tribal Stewardship Program
The Tribal Stewardship Cohort Program has a new coordinator, and has selected a new cohort of tribal professionals to participate in trainings on digitizing materials as a tool for cultural preservation.
Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Help Your  Student Select the Right College for THEM
I just finished my second full year of recruiting and community outreach and one thing I’ve noticed is that students sometimes limit their college choice to the institution a parent or family member attended.


Coming Up On Campus:

June 3-5

Native American Student Advocacy Institute
Washington State University is excited to host the Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) this year, the first time the national conference has ever been held in the Pacific Northwest. 


August 16-22

Week of Welcome
Native American Programs will hold multiple events during the week giving new Native cougs an opportunity to meet each other and learn about campus resources.

Native American Programs, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046, 509-335-8618, Contact Us