February 5, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Chamberlain, 509/358-7527, chamberlain@wsu.edu

Updated Complete Schedule:
        SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State University at Spokane has announced an updated spring schedule of six lunchtime presentations by WSU Spokane faculty.
        The "Lunchtime Learning" series will feature informal presentations with a question-and-answer period. Three sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month through April in Room 148 of the Phase One Classroom Building at the Riverpoint Higher Education Park, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Three others are set for the fourth Friday of each month in Room B111 of WSU Spokane's downtown location in the Metropolitan Financial Center, 601 W. 1st. The public is invited to bring a lunch and attend these free discussions.
        The presentations include:
        -- Feb. 12, Riverpoint location, David Wang, associate professor of architecture, on "Something Old and Something New: Urban Experience in Hong Kong and China." The program looks at the way an experience of things Chinese nowadays tends to involve very old and very new things, both in terms of physical objects as well as in terms of ideas.
        -- Feb. 26, downtown location, Hal Rumsey, associate professor of engineering management, presenting "Dilbert Was Right: Constraints Management." The presentation is an overview of the management concepts of Eli Goldratt, and is relevant for a wide range of industries and applications.
        -- March 12, Riverpoint location, Suzanne Snowdon, landscape architecture adjunct faculty, on "Historic Residential Landscaping." The program includes landscaping ideas just in time for spring planting.
        -- March 26, downtown location, Ed Adams, Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, presenting "Spring Grain in Kazakhstan: A Phytosanitary Tour." He will discuss a trip to Kazakhstan taken by a group of international scientists to assist with wheat production in the region.
        -- April 9, Riverpoint location, Maria Beebe, Interdisciplinary Design Institute research associate, on "Knowledge Exchange and Learning Partnerships: U.S. and Africa Postsecondary Institutions." Beebe looks at the work being done to establish cultural and educational exchanges between WSU and universities in Africa.
        -- April 23, downtown location, Ray Raschko, geriatric outreach, Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training, on "Gatekeeper Program: Outreach to Our Elderly." He will describe this innovative program that connects vulnerable elderly citizens with the services they need, and ways you too can be a "good neighbor."
        Information on WSU Spokane events is available at 509/358-7500, or on the web at <http://www.spokane.wsu.edu/news_&_events.html>.


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