Washington State University

April 2014 Newsletter

Native American Programs News

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

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April 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
The Pah-loots-pu was a great success with many drums, dancers, and friends from across the region turning out in celebration and friendship...The whole WSU community was truly blessed with the keynote address of Hattie Kauffman, Nez Perce, at our Women’s Recognition luncheon on March 25.

Robbie Paul

WSU Women's Recognition Luncheon Features Nez Perce Women
Two Nez Perce women were featured at WSU’s Women’s Recognition Luncheon on March 25, Dr. Roberta “Robbie” Paul and Hattie Kauffman. 

Print for Native Graduates

Graduates, Accomplishments of Natives at WSU to be Recognized
Washington State University’s Native American Programs will be hosting two events this spring recognizing Native American achievements at WSU, the annual "Native American Recognition Night" and a new "Graduate Brunch."

men's fancy dancer

Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow Brings Alumni, Visitors to Campus
The 38th Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow brought visitors from throughout Indian Country to Pullman March 28-30. An estimated 150 dancers competed to the songs of eight popular drum groups.

Sustainable Heritage Network

Digital Cultural Preservation Resource Launched
WSU is excited to announce the launch of the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN). This Institute for Museum and Library Services funded initiative is a collaborative space that compliments the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve cultural heritage and knowledge.

Emma Noyes

Noyes Hired to Coordinate Native Health Science Institute
The Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane has hired Emma Noyes (Colville) as its new Native Health Sciences Outreach Coordinator.

Matt Hale

Grad Student Present at Professional Conferences
Graduate and professional students associated with the Plateau Center for Native American Programs, and other Indigenous students at WSU, have been busy during the spring 2014 semester. Besides attending classes, they have presented at professional meetings.

Native American Student Center

Get End of Semester Academic Assistance, Food, in the NASC
With only 5 weeks left in the semester, (finals begin on Monday May 5), students in the Native American Student Center are involved and focused on preparing for graduation and maximizing their grades for the semester.  The next First Friday Feed is April 4.

Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Planning Visits to Communities
Would you like the WSU Recruiter to visit your community?  Let us know!  NEW COUGS - Do you know all the next steps?  Find out what you need to do before fall.

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