Honors program established under direction of Sidney Hacker, Professor
Dr. J. Fred Bohler died. He served as a coach, athletic director,
and physical education administrator at WSU for 42 years.
Jack Cole named a regent.
Keith Lincoln graduated after setting Cougar football rushing and
punting records. His post season honors included playing in the
All-American, College All-Star, Hula Bowl, and East-West Shrine
games. He goes on to star with the San Diego Chargers of the professional
American Football League.
KWSU-TV goes on the air for first time under direction of Cal Watson.
Compulsory ROTC program changed to voluntary.
Regents Distinguished Alumnus Award names first three recipients:
Phillip H. Abelson, Henry T. Heald, and Edward R. Murrow.
President French and Regent Tom Gose visited WSU program in Pakistan,
one of the first international programs helping developing countries
with land grant-type assistance.
WSU joined Athletic Association of Western Universities, which later
became the Pacific-8, then the Pacific-10 Conference.
Hugh Campbell, WSU record-breaking football pass receiver, voted
MVP of the East-West shrine game after setting a new record by catching
Radiocarbon dating laboratory established in College of Engineering.
J. Clifford Folger and C. Glenn King selected for 4th and 5th Regents
Distinguished Alumnus Awards.
Miss Ivy Lewellen, 83, died. She served as executive secretary for
37 years to three presidents: Bryan, Holland and Compton.
President Emeritus Holland's estate of $410,000 left to WSU. The
John I. and Orpha Preissner estate of S300,000 willed to WSU.
Famed "Agony Hall" (Music Conservatory) torn down to make
way for new Kimbrough Music Building.
Cougar baseball coaching legend A.B. "Buck" Bailey and
Mrs. Bailey killed in auto accident in New Mexico.
WSU and UW establish State of Washington Water Research Center on
Edward R. Murrow dies of cancer.
Howard B. Bowen, president of the University of Iowa, delivers commencement
address and receives the 6th Regents Distinguished Alumnus Award.
WSU Animal Science Reproduction Research featured in Life magazine.
S.E. Hafez primary researcher in Planet Colonization.
President C. Clement French retires. Academic Vice President Wallis
Beasley named acting president.
Karl Sax, internationally acclaimed scientist, awarded 7th Regents
Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Veterinarian Keith Farrell developed freeze-branding technique for
animals, reducing pain and injury to animals.
W. Glenn Terrell named 7th WSU president. He holds a Ph.D. from
the University of Iowa and is Dean of Faculties, University of Illinois
at Chicago Circle.
R.A. Nilan, geneticist, develops new barley strain with chemical
President Emeritus Wilson Compton dies in Ohio.
Matsuyo Yamamoto, noted home economist, presented with Regents 8th
Distinguished Alumnus Award.
New French Administration Building dedicated to President C. Clement
Marmes excavation near Washtucna in Adams County revealed the remains
of oldest human beings in Western Hemisphere, approximately 12,000
years old. Internationally known as "Marmes Man." WSU
Geologist Roald Fryxell was chief investigator.
Gerry Lindgren, WSU track All-American, won 11 NCAA titles. He never
lost any NCAA event he entered during his four university years.
Anti-Vietnam War protests and student unrest result in sit-ins in
Placement Bureau and French Administration Building.
Enrollment 13,128, highest between 1962-1969.