Washington State University

January 2013

Office of the Tribal Liaison News

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

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January 2013

congratulations, graduates! December Graduates Join Workforce

We catch up with a couple more of WSU's most recent Cougar alumni!

Roger Amerman

Alumni Spotlight: Roger Amerman Gives Lesson on Choctaw Clothing
Apparel merchandising students at Washington State University were given a great opportunity to learn about traditional Native dress when Roger Amerman came and spoke to them in December.

Franci Taylor Native American Student Center Provides "Home Away from Home"
Franci Taylor, the retention counselor for Washington State University’s Native American Student Center, works to assist Native students on their path to earning a college degree.
Shae Gamble

Ku-Ah-Mah Native American Student Association a Tradition at WSU

For Shae Gamble, becoming involved with the Ku-Ah-Mah Native American Student Organization meant connecting with traditions – WSU’s and her own.

Sirahna Graves

Native American Women's Association a "Second Family"
Washington State University junior, Sirahna Graves is over 3,000 miles away from her home in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, however, she has found a “second family” to be her support system in her WSU home away from home.

Wazzu Singers

Wazzu Singers an Opportunity to Learn
Dave Warner had already explored different musical genres, from classical to jazz, when he decided to expand his repertoire and join the Native American drum group on campus, the Wazzu Singers.

Deadlines Coming Up!

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Many Deadlines Coming Up!
Native American Outreach Coordinator Autumn Jones reminds students of deadlines you don't want to miss!


Jan 31

NAWA Talking Circle

6-9 p.m., Native American Culture House, 975 B Street
Dinner sponsored by WSU Native American Women's Association


Feb 1

First Friday Feed

11 a.m. - 1p.m., Cleveland 21B in the Plateau Center
Free lunch sponsored by WSU Tribal Liaison's Office. Everyone welcome!

April 4

An Evening with Sherman Alexie

7:30 p.m., Beasley Coliseum
Join author, poet, screenwriter, WSU alumnus and part-time comedian Sherman Alexie for an evening at Beasley Coliseum.

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