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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 23 No. 3 • March 2018

Pullman Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT


Community Action Center 350 SE Fairmont Rd Pullman, WA (509) 334-9147

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Better Health Together Bob Cady City of Pullman Daily Grind Gritman Medical Center Mike Heston – Pullman Fire Chief Inland Cellular Lori Meyer Montessori School of Pullman Moscow Food Co-op Palouse Habitat for Humanity Prodigy Construction Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation R.Design, Inc RE/MAX Home & Land – Lynda Darnell RenegAID Innovative Disaster Relief Rolling Hills Eyecare Gary E. Schell SEL Event Center US Bank WCP Solutions

GraceSOULutions • Pullman, WA (484) 707-0369 • Grace Liu is a Certified Life Mastery consultant and transformational coach who works with people who are struggling with not knowing how to find fulfillment in their lives whether it is to create a better relationship, better health or find the courage to make the career move they know they need to make. Grace knows, from her own personal experience, that many people yearn to discover happiness and accomplish life-long goals but need direction and guidance on how to make changes they often fear. According to Grace everyone has untapped potential and she can teach you how to break down the barriers to overcome lifelong fears, worries, and habitual patterns. Grace uses tools and processes from the Life Mastery program to help her clients take the ‘leap of faith’ to turn their unfulfilled dreams into their reality. Her one-on-one coaching and her programs guide her clients to start to trust their hearts and intuition so that they can live and love their amazing life with happiness, ease, and grace. She offers free presentations, live workshops and coaching to help you explore your true potential. On a personal note Grace is married, loves to travel, read, hoop dance, and have daring but safe adventures such as skydiving, fire hooping, and ziplining. If you would like to contact Grace to schedule a complimentary strategy session just go to: www. and follow GraceSOULutions on Facebook at GraceSOULutions for inspiration, motivational TIPS and lots of great Shares from like-minded positive thought leaders.

In This Issue… Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 1-3 League of Women Voters...................... 5 Washington State University................ 6 Rural Resources.................................... 7 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....9 City of Pullman..................................... 10-11 Habitat for Humanity........................... 12 Whitman County Humane Society....... 12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 17 Pullman Regional Hospital................... 18-21 Pullman School District........................ 22-23 Community Action Center.................... 25 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 25 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 26

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Charles Pezeshki

Evelyn “Evie” Aguilar, daughter of Eddie Aguilar and Erin McAlonan, and sister of Estevan Aguilar, is a senior at Pullman High School. She moved to Pullman in 2013.During her time at Pullman High School Evie has taken AP classes and participated in many activities, including: Orchestra, VICA/Skills USA for Welding, Chess Club, Track and Field, Drama Club, Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club, and Key Club. Evie has participated in many activities outside of school as well, including; Ukulele Players of the Palouse, Palouse Astronomical Society, PalouseClearwater Environmental Institute, 4-H Palouse Area Robotics Team (P.A.R.T.) SciBorgs 4061 and the Wildwood Institute of Music and Arts. During Evie’s junior year she also participated in Distinguished Young Women of Pullman. This past month Evie participated in the Skills USA Regional competition for welding where she placed fifth. She is awaiting verification for placement to compete at the state level in April. She also participated in the SEWMEA Solo Festival receiving a Superior rating and will participate at the SEWMEA State Solo Festival in April. Evie has lettered in Orchestra for three years, received recognitions in Drama and Track, and has received scholarships from Wildwood Institute of Music and Arts for six years for outstanding musicianship. After high school, Evie will be attending Montana State University to major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics and minoring in Music. She will also join the United States Air Force ROTC Detachment 450. Evie will be following her dreams to become an astronaut and work with NASA as an engineer. While at PHS, one of Evie’s favorite memories was “having Mr. Hanley praise me as being one of the hardest working students in metal shop”. Outside of classes Evie’s most treasured memory is going with the P.A.R.T. SciBorgs 4061 to the Worlds Championship in Houston, TX.

Charles Pezeshki, son of Charles ‘Chuck’ Pezeshki and Kelley Sowards, is a senior honors student at PHS. During his time at PHS, Charles participated in Varsity Tennis, serving as team Captain his sophomore year. Charles also worked at WSU on an integrated design team where he helped develop an experiment on growing plants in space that will be headed to the International Space Station in May, 2018. He has had the opportunity to work with NASA, and presented his work at multiple conferences, including American Society of Gravitational and Space Research in Seattle in November 2017. In addition to his studies and tennis, Charles also started his own business with a friend, detailing vehicles and has had a consistent income and plans for expansion in 2018. Additionally, Charles has graduated early and is planning on attending a short course at a coding academy in Portland Oregon. Next year, he plans to attend either the University of Washington, or the University of Oregon. His longer-term aspiration is to be a leader in integrating business and technology with the use of communication that takes complex ideas and makes them easily accessible to ordinary people. He wants to use strategies for social networking to solve some of the world biggest social and economic problems, like the drug epidemic, and making prescription drugs affordable to everyone, Charles wants to combine his interests in business and social welfare to make a difference in the world. A favorite memory for Charles while attending PHS is when he got into Honors Algebra 2. “I went in almost knowing nothing about Algebra. Through dedication I was able to understand many complex ideas and learned how to apply math in class to real life with projectile motion and other various activities “

Distinguished Young Women of Pullman Distinguished Young Women of Pullman program will take place at the Pullman High School Auditorium on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Each participant is judged on scholastic, fitness, talent, self-expression and interview. The theme for the 2018 program will be Every Mile Is A Memory The 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Pullman program has 11 participants.

Abilene Chapman Parents: Michelle & Chris Chapman Talent: Tap dance

Sydney Chavez Parents: Julia Chavez Talent: Dance

Sofie Cox Parents: Vika & Ryan Veliz Talent: Guitar

Daphne Felsted Parents: Devon & Deb Felsted Talent: Ballet

Aspen Greenwalt Parents: Dan & Jessica Garceau Talent: Tenor saxophone

Hailey Penman Parents: Jim & Jessie Penman Talent: Speaking

Brooklyn Purcell Parents: Troy & Krista Purcell Talent: Cheer routine

Amanda Rovegno Parents: Bob & Connee Rovegno Talent: Lyrical dance

Arden Sprott Parents: David & Constance Sprott Talent: Poetry

Nancy Yang Parents: Shuyan Lin Talent: Dance

Sophia Guo Parents: Katie Zhong Talent: Guzheng (traditional Chinese instrument)

Please attend the program to support these talented young women. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Neill's Flowers; tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for K-12. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Melanie Schaefer, Chairperson (509) 339-3655

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SPEAKER: Scott Adams, Pullman Regional Hospital Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 HOSTED AT: Banyan’s on the Ridge - Pavilion CATERED BY: Banyan’s on the Ridge Cost is $15 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to March 9; $18 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, March 9 to or (509) 334-3565, or register online at

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League of Women Voters

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HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYBODY Date: Monday, March 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Social Half-Hour with snacks at 6:30 p.m. Facilitator: JUDY STONE, 509-878-1519 There will be a showing of the video “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody”, followed by a presentation by “Health Care for All – WA” and a discussion/question period about the increasing momentum in WA to establish a single-payer system. The National LWV has had a strong position supporting this since 1993. Place: Umpqua Bank, Community Room, 225 N. Grand, Pullman

HOW TO RUN FOR LOCAL OFFICE Date: Monday, April 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Social Half-Hour with snacks at 6:30 p.m. Facilitators: JUDY MEUTH & LIBBY WALKER Place: Umpqua Bank, Community Room, 225 N. Grand, Pullman Date: Thursday, March 15, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Program: MEET PULLMAN’S CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS DAN RECORDS & BRANDON CHAPMAN Congregational Church, Opal and Campus, Pullman Free parking in church parking lot west of building!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT LIBBY WALKER retired in 2013 after a 30 year career as a faculty member at WSU. She began as a classroom teacher of political science under the mentorship of Professors Wallie Peterson and John Pierce. Libby loved teaching and offered courses in all aspects of state, local, and national government. For the second half of her career, she moved to administration in the Honors College and retired as Dean. She loved working with gifted students and the faculty who were selected to offer the Honors courses. She was instrumental in revising the curriculum for the College, including adding a foreign language requirement. Libby joined the League of Women Voters and became an active member upon retirement, although she had been a long time admirer of this important organization. The League offered many opportunities to become involved including developing monthly programs, attending regional and national conferences, and serving as secretary, an executive team member, and as the first person to fill the role of Community Outreach Coordinator. She believes that the League is a vital organization within Pullman and serves the important function of educating voters. “Through noon Brown Bag presentations, monthly evening programs, and civics education classes at Pullman High School and in the community, the League provides valuable information to current and future voters. Now more than ever, it is extremely important that all residents of Pullman be aware of the issues confronting our community as well as the state of Washington and our nation.”

By Mary Collins Volunteers with Backyard Harvest gleaning fruit for local food pantries.

Between 8,000 and 10,000 citizens of Whitman County are food insecure. The number is elusive as quantitative information such as household income is clouded by things such as student households, not all of whom rely on “income” for what they have to spend on food. Entities that use public funds keep records of those who receive assistance but private organizations may not. The network of public and private organizations as well as more informal food distribution efforts is large and complex. What is clear from a study done by the League of Women Voters of Pullman in 2016 is that there are too many people needing food in Whitman County and there are many good people addressing this need in every community. January 2018 marked the one year anniversary of the Whitman County Food Coalition. This is an informal organization of individuals and organizations working to address hunger in Whitman County. The group includes representatives of State, County, and town governments and agencies, local and regional nonprofit organizations such as food banks and pantries, gleaners, and gardeners as well as individual farmers growing products intended for local consumption and individuals who just want to do something about this need. The Food Coalition meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 AM in the Colfax food pantry. All are welcome. In the meetings

information about what is happening in the legislative arena, sources of funding assistance and other resources, as well as discussion of needs and accomplishments of participants is shared. The Coalition co-hosted the day-long annual Food Summit in January with this year focusing on the local food production and distribution system working to build community food security. The Coalition is also the hub organization in the yearlong Palouse Tables Project coordinated by the Community Action Center in Pullman that is attempting to get a clearer picture of what and where the food needs are in the County and what is needed to meet this need. The project is working in the larger and smaller towns of Whitman and Latah counties gathering input from those operating and using food distribution efforts. The project is also exploring how other entities in the region not usually associated with food security might be able to contribute to solutions. For more information about the Whitman County Food Coalition contact Paige Collins at the Council on Aging in Colfax or Misty Amarena with Backyard Harvest in Moscow. For more information about the Palouse Tables Project contact Joe Astorino at the Community Action Center in Pullman. The LWV Poverty Study Report can be found at their website

In February, the League of Women Voters of Pullman continued its commitment to civics education at Pullman High School. Several League members participated in a senior level course being developed by Social Studies instructor, Craig McCormick. The curriculum pushes students to learn about our political and government system to become better able to fully engage as voters. The course is still evolving as “we move through a number of units of study based on issues of current interest and concern in our society today”, says McCormick. Topics included are: immigration, educational law and funding, race, gun control, and the current Presidential election cycle.

LOCAL LEAGUE SETS PRIORITIES IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON WEBSITE: • League Basics, history, newsletter, and contact information • How you can join League

• Review recent forums on your computer • Register to vote • Upcoming events LWVPullman

In January, the Pullman League discussed strategies that addressed National priorities in our community. The LWVUS Board recommended to local and state Leagues that Program 2018-2020 continue “The Campaign for Making Democracy Work” with Leagues throughout the country working on:

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Voting Rights Improving Elections Campaign Finance/Money in Politics Redistricting

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Washington State University

March 2018

New Art museum to Increase Exhibition Diversity The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, designed, by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, will increase access to the arts for the entire Inland Northwest region. Because of the dedication of major donor Jordan Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, this new structure is designed as a beacon for the arts, inviting visitors to experience the vitality of art at WSU. In both location and design, the building brings art to the forefront of university life.

Why do we get a fever when we are sick? – Marcelina, 11 Dear Marcelina, Lots of warm-blooded animals get sick, including cats. I’ve had a fever before, but I wasn’t entirely sure why we warm up when we get sick. I decided to ask my friend and professor Phil Mixter at WSU. Mixter is curious about the germs, or microbes, that we all carry around with us. In fact, scientists estimate that humans carry more than 100 trillion of these tiny microbes with them wherever they go. Some of them can make you sick. Thankfully, a lot of animals also have an immune system that helps them fight off bad germs. In humans, fevers are one way your body helps fight back. It’s sort of like that story about Goldilocks and the three bears, Mixter said. In the middle of your brain is a control center, the hypothalamus, which helps your body know if it’s too hot, too cold, or just right. When your immune system realizes something unusual is going on, some of your white blood cells will release a substance into your blood stream. The substance is made up chemicals that your brain can detect. When the hypothalamus receives the chemical message, it sends an alert back out to the body: Turn up the heat! We’ve got to slow down these germs. When we get a fever, the heat helps slow down these troublemakers. Sincerely, Dr. Universe Science rules! Join Dr. Universe for a STEM Supply Drive to support local schools, libraries, and afterschool programs. Visit ScienceRules for more information.

WSU Hosts ArtMusic Festival and Beyond Boundaries Choir Concert The 2018 Festival of Contemporary Art Music, featuring new works by School of Music faculty and students and guest composer Laura Schwendinger, will be held from Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 3. Check the Community Calendar for specific times and locations. Thursday, March 8 Beyond Boundaries: WSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers 8:00pm Bryan Hall Theatre Featuring choral music that will transport the audience out of this world. The focus of the evening will be on music with poetry of the changing seasons, moon, sun, stars, and planets, with glorious sounds that will transcend one’s earthly existence. Using the newest technology for projection, the skills of engineering student, Jeremie Pope, the videos, photographs, and art work collected by the students and NASA, and choreography and dance by Abigail Taylor, this event will surround your senses. Music composed by Le Jeune, Weelkes, Gjeilo, Shank, Elder, LaBarr, Vaughan Williams, and Uusberg will be featured in this experiential and free concert.

Olson’s design concept of a mirrored crimson cube rewards viewers with an ever-changing landscape to view themselves and the world around them. Housing six galleries, the museum will showcase a vast array of artists, media and themes. All six of the new galleries will open April 6 and a public reception will be held at noon. In addition, a reception for the MFA Thesis Exhibition will be held in the Collections and Learning Gallery from 6-8 p.m. For more information visit

“Silent Sky” Explores the Roles of Women in Science WSU Performing Arts will present “Silent Sky,” a play written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Mary Trotter, Friday March 30 and Saturday March 31 and the following weekend Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. Showings will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly as well as 2 p.m. Saturday matinees, in Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall. Based on the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, a Harvard Observatory “computer” at the turn of the 20th century, “Silent Sky” examines a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discovery, when women’s ideas were routinely dismissed—until men claimed credit for them. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and youth. They can be purchased at all Ticketswest outlets including the Beasley Coliseum box office. The Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. matinee will be presented free of charge, thanks to a sponsorship by WSU’s College of Arts and Science. A dessert reception with the play’s cast, crew and director, will follow immediately afterward. Seating for this special performance and for all others is reserved and tickets can be picked up in advance at Beasley Coliseum or at the door, subject to availability. Silent Sky is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Nominate a WSU Senior Who Exemplifies Excellence For more than 80 years WSU has recognized ten of the top seniors in each graduating class. These ten Cougs represent the very best in all fields, including academics, athletics, campus involvement, community service, and visual or performing arts. This year, help us honor and recognize the accomplishments of the next class of incredible students by nominating a deserving senior for their contributions to WSU. Nomination forms, selection criteria, and information about the selection process can be found online at All nominations must be received online by March 27. All nominees must be students at the Pullman campus, graduating during the 2018 calendar year. Please reference the category descriptions at for eligibility requirements in each area. For more information about the Top Ten Senior Awards program, please contact Carrie Neppel at 509‑335‑2586 or

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

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It’s time to celebrate 50 years!

Alums, supporters invited to benefit dinner It is time to come home for many area adults and families as the Montessori School of Pullman celebrates its 50th year in business. The school is celebrating with a Benefit Dinner set for 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the View Room at Gladish Community and Cultural Center, home of the school. To make a reservation, contact the school staff at Montessori@ or call 509-334-4114 or visit its webpage at www. “We would love to hear from have some of our alums, and have them attend the Benefit Dinner!” said Bev Woolf, school administrator. Alums are urged to share pictures of the school and activities during the times they attended.

Glances of today’s children and activities. Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Community Band of the Palouse • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 • Annette Klover, Klover Piano Studio, 509-334-2474 • Rhonda Skaggs, Artist, 509-339-3891 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234

DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446 • Rising Stars Dance Studio (509) 432-6961 FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Friends of Hospice • Thanh Nguyen, Leading with Heart, • Palouse River Rollers

• Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Wheat Whackers • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279 ORGANIZATIONS • American Legion Post 52 • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Pullman Marketing

• Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 SCHOOLS • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114 • Staccatos Music Learning Program (208) 718-1244 • Trisha Mallet Piano Studio

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50(Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A, Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

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Studded Tires Studded tires are only legal Nov. 1 Mar. 31 unless specifically extended by the Washington Department of Transportation. Motorists using studded tires after the deadline could incur a fine from law enforcement. More information is available here: studtire.htm.

Family fun for March Underwater Egg Hunt Newborns to 14 year olds are welcome to join our excellent lifeguards and swim instructors for our spring celebration from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Activities include an underwater egg hunt, fun on our inflatable Wibit structure, as well as prizes, surprises, and a splashin’ good time! Fee: members: $3.75/non-members: $5.00 Free passes not accepted. Supervision policy applies.

New Time for Sturgeons Starting March 19 and 20, Sturgeons will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. The kids can hop on a bus route to the Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center right after school and get their swimming done early. Summer is coming, so keep training for a great start for the Barracudas swim team season! Register online, by phone, or stop by today!

Mark your calendar • M-F • Mar. 5-9 • noon-3 p.m. Tube Time: Warm Pool Only • Sa-Su • Mar. 10-18 • CLOSED Annual Maintenance • F • Mar. 9 • 6-7 p.m. Fitness Room Orientation • M • Mar. 19 • 4-7 p.m. Swim Lessons: MW Session 3 • Tu • Mar. 20 • 4-7 p.m. Swim Lessons: TuTh Session 3 • F • Mar. 23 • 6-7 p.m. Fitness Room Orientation • Sa • Mar. 24 • 9 a.m.-noon Swim Lessons: Sa Session 3 • F • Mar. 30 • 6-9 p.m. Underwater Egg Hunt Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry St. • (509) 338-3290

Annual Egg Hunt Pullman Parks & Recreation, Pullman Kiwanis Club, and many local businesses are proud to sponsor the 57th Annual Egg Hunt at Kruegel Park for children ages 1-9 on Saturday, March 31. Ages 1-4 will start at 10 a.m. and ages 5-9 will begin at 10:10.a.m. There will be lots of prizes, thousands of eggs, and special surprise guests. For more information, call the Pullman Parks & Recreation office at 338-3227.

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Meet C. Brandon Chapman Brandon won the 2017 General Election to represent Ward 3 following Councilmember Jeff Hawbaker.

speak fluently). I have held jobs in newsrooms, as well as spent a few seasons as a professional baseball broadcaster. I am always happy to talk about that experience. How we communicate is key. Keeping residents informed of what is going on and how What motivated you to run for it affects them is important. However, taking the next step and letting residents know how they can help in all efforts is vital. In office? addition, being able to receive communication from them on I believe in service. Always have. their ideas for our most puzzling challenges is essential. Looking outside yourself has a tremendous benefit on yourself. It What is your vision for Pullman 20 years from now? humbles, to be sure. Over the course of time, I have been heavily Well, I see it as the place my kids want to move back to. But involved in many endeavors. I think it is important to set an I am just one person, and the thing about an effective vision is example of service for my children. I also deeply love our city; that it needs to be a collective vision. We need to come together have ever since I was a student at WSU and lived off-campus. I as a full city council, having spoken to our residents, and am blessed to have my job, love it and work hard at it. However, generate this vision. It needs to be powerful, but short. A vision we did not move back for the job. We moved back for the city must be easily recalled and recited. A verbose vision means and the job allowed that to happen. So, as long as I love this city, folks cannot say what it is. And if that is the case, there really and feel service is important, it made sense to merge the two. is no vision at all. So let us decide what our 'why' is, and then move forward. These discussions with residents should include In your background, what do you believe has prepared integral community groups such as Pullman 2040, Palouse you to serve in municipal government? ProActive, the League of Women Voters, various civic groups I understand how to communicate with a variety of (Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Moose, etc.), town-gown groups, and audiences, and certainly look forward to that. I have a athletic organizations such as Hawks Soccer, Pullman Youth bachelor's degree and master's degree in communication fields, Baseball, etc. as well as a second undergraduate major in Spanish (which I

Help Welcome Wayside become a reality There are many things that make Pullman a great place to live and one of those positives is our diversity, with residents from all over the world bringing different perspectives and enhancing our cultural awareness. Keeping this in mind, the city of Pullman with additional donations from WSU International Programs, Schweitzer Engineering, the Chamber of Commerce, and others, hopes to construct a landscaped Welcome Wayside along NW Davis Way—the focus being a large multi-faceted sign saying “Welcome” in 60 different languages, 30 on each side of the structure. The design is complete, the languages have been verified, and we are waiting for a few more donations to come in before we go to bid in hopefully March or April. Our Mayor, in collaboration with WSU Architecture students, originally envisioned this Wayside and multilingual welcome sign in 2012. It has had a few setbacks, but we are anticipating its realization this year. If you would like more information on this project and/or would like to donate, please see Announcements on the city website home page or contact Mayor Glenn Johnson at 509-338-3316 or http://bit. ly/2BhJGF8 .

PARKS & RECREATION Fitness Classes It is not too late to get started on that New Year’s resolution! Various fitness classes start this month. Detailed class descriptions along with times, dates, and cost can be found in the Pullman Parks & Recreation 2018 Winter/Spring brochure or online at

Mini Hoops Basketball Children will participate in drills, specialized games, and scrimmages to develop a general understanding of and appreciation for basketball. This program at Sunnyside Elementary School Gym will be held on Tuesdays, March 27May 1. Youth ages 3 to 4 ½ will practice from 5:45-6:30 p.m. and ages 4 ½ to 5 will practice from 6:45-7:30 p.m. *Fee: $30.

Pullman School District Conference Week Please see Parks & Recreation Winter/Spring brochure or check online at for full class descriptions. • Art Workshop Kids will engage their creativity as they learn about and explore various art media in this totally hands-on art workshop. Youth in grades 1-5 are welcome to register. Workshop will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 5-8. *Fee: $75, which includes all supplies. Please bring a snack and water bottle each day. • PCT Kids Theatre Camp Join PCT (Pullman Civic Theatre) for a half-day theater camp to help build kids' basic acting skills. Kids will learn through theater

games, movement games, and improv and will practice auditioning, memorizing, and performing. Youth ages 9-13 are welcome to register. Camp will be held from 1-4 p.m. March 5-9. *Fee: $75. Please bring a snack and water bottle each day. • Art & Music Camp Children will experience the world of the arts through music, movement and dance. They will learn how to use the voice, and explore parallel themes in 3D using recycled paper to create masks, puppets, and set designs. Youth ages 6-8 are welcome to register. Camp will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 5-9. *Fee: $135. Please bring a snack and water bottle each day. • Science Week with Jamie Cooking, plants, and rubber band cars! Come join us for fun and science. We will explore the many uses of plants. Youth ages 7-14 are welcome to register. Camp will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 5-9. *Fee: $103, which includes all supplies.

Skyhawks Sports: Dodgeball Dip, dive, duck, and dodge! Now your young athletes can play their favorite game each week! Skyhawks Dodgeball allows kids of all ages and abilities to participate in friendly competition, while gaining the skills, passion and confidence necessary to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Youth ages 6-12 are welcome to register for this program that will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays March 8-May 3. No class March 15, 22, April 5, 19. *Fee: $74.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

March 2018

City of Pullman

Police Officer of the Year Recognized The Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52 Commander Ted Weatherly presented the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during the February 20, 2018 Pullman City Council meeting to Officer Ruben Harris. Pullman Police Officer Ruben Harris was recently selected by his peers and department leaders to serve as the SWAT Team Commander. His duties include making command level tactical decisions, leading training, SWAT Officer selection, and leading the general direction of the team. As a patrol officer, Ruben has performed admirably in several high stress situations, including rendering first aid to a shooting victim and leading a vehicle pursuit. Officer Harris aggressively investigates crimes. Most notably this past year, Ruben conducted a number of investigations leading to the arrest of residential burglary suspects. Officer Harris maintains a high level of training and officer safety, and assists others to do the same in his role as a firearms instructor. As a veteran officer, Ruben provides positive leadership through professional and thorough police work. Officer Ruben Harris’s professionalism and leadership exemplifies excellence in law enforcement and provides outstanding service to the Pullman Police Department and our community. Officer Harris has been a Pullman Police Officer for 19 years. He lives in Pullman with his wife and four daughters.

ACTIVE ADULTS Uniontown Sausage Feed & Church Tour is the ultimate, old-fashioned, German-style food event on the Palouse for over 50 years! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal of homemade sausage, sauerkraut, applesauce, potatoes, corn, and your choice of homemade pie. Afterward, tour the St. Boniface Catholic Church. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 4. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about 3 p.m. Register by March 1. *Fee: $14, which includes meal, escort, and transportation.

Northern Quest Casino at Airway Heights, Wash. is our most popular casino trip. The largest casino in our area has 14 different restaurants and food vendors. This has been selected by those who go on our day trips, as the casino where we most often win. We are not responsible for any losses incurred! Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 8. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by March 2. *Fee: $13, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included. Sons of Norway-Norwegian Breakfast in Clarkston is always a real hit with our breakfast crowd, offering various Scandinavian items and other breakfast dishes. Home pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. We leave city hall at 9:30 a.m. and return about noon. Register by March 2. *Fee: $12, which includes meal, escort, and transportation. Spokane INB Theatre presents ‘The Sound of Music’ This spirited and beloved musical story became the most successful movie musical in history, winning a Grammy, Tony and even an Academy Award. One can never get tired of the beautiful songs such as “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and more. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by March 8. Non-refundable after March 9, as all tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $72, which includes admission, escort and transportation. All orchestra-level seats and lunch before the show at Luigi’s. Meal cost not included.

Sandhill Crane Tour will be our own personal tour to see the visiting cranes feed in the fields near Othello, Wash. Our guide also will take us through Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and describe the local animals and birds that live in the area. Afterward we will have lunch at Michaels in Moses Lake. Home pickup begins at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27. We leave city hall at 8 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by March 16. *Fee: $19, which includes tour, escort, and transportation. Meal cost not included. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2018 Winter/Spring Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up during pre-registration.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials

Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor C. Brandon Chapman......................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Dan Records........................................ Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Supervisor Joanna Bailey ..................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.

Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

March into spring at your library Adult Programs • English Conversation Club meets every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. For more information, contact the library at (509) 3343595. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595. • Good Yarns knitting and crocheting group meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your sewing projects or learn how to sew. All skill levels are welcome. Some machines are available or bring your own. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595.

Children’s Programs

St Patrick’s Irish Feast fundraiser supports senior center activities and is open to the community. Wednesday, March 14 – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pullman Senior Center, City Hall, 325 SE Paradise St Menu: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Salad, Hot Bread, Pie and Coffee Fee: $7 per person Purchase your ticket at the door at the Pullman Senior Center Proceeds benefit the Pullman Senior Citizens Association

For more information about programs for children and youth, contact Youth Services Librarian Kathleen Ahern at (509) 338-3258 or • Mother Goose Time (newborn-24 months) meets Wednesdays OR Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy this language enrichment program that features songs, rhymes, movement activities and great books. Pre-registration is not required. Contact Kathleen for weekly scheduling. • Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. Pre-registration is not required. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy wonderful books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more. Pre-registration is not required. Library Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. • Fri & Sat, noon-6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue • (509) 334-3595

Habitat for Humanity

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March 2018

Whitman County Humane Society New Board Members Needed!

WCHS seeks new members for its Board of Directors. Help us guide the future of WCHS. Terms are three years (August 2018-July 2021) and you must be a current member of WCHS to fill out an application. Applications received will be screened by the current Directors to determine a slate. Membership ranges from $15 to $50 and can be donated online at or by mail using the form on page 5. We strongly recommend you attend one or more board meetings before submitting your application. Individuals interested in fundraising and interacting with major donors and those with legal expertise are especially needed. For more information and the application, please visit: You may submit your application via email at: Application deadline is April 30th!

Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ City _____________________________ State, Zip _________________________ Email____________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ General Operations ___ Hope Fund

___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership

($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County • Humane Society, P.O. Box 53, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM M-W, F-Sa Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dawn to dusk daily WCHS President: Becky Bitter • Phone 332-3422

Longest Residents: Minnow & Tilly! Meet the marvelous duo, Minnow and Tilly! These two lovely girls have lived with each other for their whole lives so they’ll have to go to a home together, but don’t worry, two cats means double the fun! Although they started off shy, they have come out of their shell and are ready to share their amazing personalities with you. Minnow is the more confident and cuddly

of the two, happy to chase a laser pointer or to flop over in your lap for pets. Tilly is playful and would be a great bird watching buddy! Minnow and Tilly not only love each other but also do well with other cats and are currently living in our community room. Come talk to staff today and learn more about adding these fantastic girls to your home!

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• WSU Women’s Soccer vs. UBC, TBD, WSU Lower Soccer Field, free • PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Childbirth 101, 6 p.m., see pg 19 • Pullman League of Women Voters, “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody”, Umpqua Bank. Social time at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7 p.m. • JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.


• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College

• Uniontown Sausage Feed, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Uniontown Community Center Building • WSU School of Music, Graduate Recital: Anthony Achille, euphonium, 4 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State, 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field



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• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 19 • PSD, Coffee with Bob – Updates from Superintendent Maxwell, 12-1 p.m. in Pioneer Center • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PDSC, Pub Science, 6 p.m., Paradise Creek Brewery • PRH, WGL, 6:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 19 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • WSU School of Music, Graduate Recital: Frankie Bones, piano, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free



• PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see p 19 • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30-6 p.m. at Sunnyside • PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. in PHS Counseling Center • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 19 • LMS Choir Dessert Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. in LMS Commons • WSU School of Music, Guest Recital: Oboe Duo Agosto, 8 p.m., Kimbrough 101, free




• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU School of Music, Choral Concert 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Beyond Boundaries, 8 p.m. Bryan Hall Theatre • WSU Baseball vs. St. Mary’s, 4 p.m., Bailey Brayton Field


• WSU School of Music, 2018 Festival of Contemporary Art Music Student Composers Concert, 11 a.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • Waddell & Reed, Understanding the New Tax Laws, noon, Hilltop Inn, dneuenfeldt@ • WSU School of Music, 2018 Festival of Contemporary Art Music Faculty Composers Concert, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU Performing Arts, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Jones Theatre, 7:30 p.m. • WSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State, 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Oregon, 6 p.m., Beasley Coliseum




• WSU School of Music, Concert Band Festival, 8 a.m., Bryan Hall Theatre and Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • PRH, Monthly Drop-in-Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU Baseball vs. St. Mary’s, 4 p.m., Bailey Brayton Field


• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU School of Music, 2018 Festival of Contemporary Art Music ElectroAcoustic Concert, 3 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State, 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • PSD, PHS Drama Production: The Little Mermaid, 7 p.m. in PHS Theater



• PDSC, Project H.O.U.S.E., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • WSU Baseball vs. St. Mary’s, 4 p.m., Bailey Brayton Field • West My Friend, Uniontown, 7-9 p.m.,


• PRH, WFL Free Oral Screening for Families, 9 a.m. - noon, see pg 19 • PSD, PHS Drama Production: The Little Mermaid, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in PHS Theater • Boost Collaborative, Night of Champions, SEL Event Center, 5:30 p.m. • WSU School of Music, 2018 Festival of Contemporary Art Music featuring guest composer Laura Schwendinger, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free



VRTOP V Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof, April 5-15 VPalouse V Wedding Experience, April 7 VPullman V Civic Theatre, WIT, April 13-22

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• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Childbirth 101, 6 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, TBI Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 26

• CAC, Chef’s Challenge, 5 p.m., SEL Event Center

• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Lupus Fibro Support Group, 5:30 p.m., see pg 19 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 19


• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PSD, 8th Grade Parent Night, 6 p.m. in PHS Theater • FES PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m. • SES Grades K and 1 Musical, 6:30 p.m. • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 19 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • WSU School of Music, Guest Recital: Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, voice, 8 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free

• PRH, WSU Wellness Fair, noon, see pg 19 • PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Pre Op Total Joint Class, 3 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Childbirth 101, 6 p.m., see pg 19 • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall




• PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see p 19 • PRH, Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 19 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • PSD, LMS Night of the Notables • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30pm in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see p 19 • WSU School of Music, Non-Required Recital: Alison Poteracke, composition, 6 p.m., Kimbrough 101, free • PRH, BSCG Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., see pg 19


• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 19 • PSD, LMS Night of the Notables • JES PTA Science and Technology Fair, 6-7 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Graduate Recital: Emily Madison, piano, 7 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU Baseball vs. Arizona State, 6 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • WSU School of Music, Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Kaytlin Schmidt, horn, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough 115, free


• PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 19 • PSD, Jefferson Grades K and 1 Musical, 6:30 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Sophia Turnbull, piano, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free


• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU School of Music, Guitar Studio, 4:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU Performing Arts, Silent Sky, Jones Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

• WSU Performing Arts, Silent Sky, Jones Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • WSU Baseball vs. Arizona State, 6 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field


• PDSC, Your Brain on Science, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • WSU School of Music, Guest Recital: Deanna Swoboda, tuba, 3 p.m., Kimbrough 115, free • Pullman Chamber, Cabaret, 5 p.m., SEL Event Center • Montessori School of Pullman’s Benefit Dinner – celebrating 50 years! 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Gladish 509-334-4114 for reservations!

• PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU School of Music, Big Band II, 3:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Megan Kearny, saxophone, 4:10 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free • WSU School of Music, Student Recital: Alexander McCartney, tuba, 5:10 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, free • WSU School of Music, Graduate Recital: Happiness Yi, percussion, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, free



• WSU Track & Field vs. USC, TBD, Mooberry Track, free • Pullman Farmers Winter Market, 2 – 6 p.m., 246 E Main St • Distinguished Young Women, 7:30 p.m., PHS Auditorium

St Patrick’s Day



• WSU Track & Field vs. USC, TBD, Mooberry Track, free • No School – Professional Development Day for Staff • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Monthly Drop-in Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 19

• Pullman League of Women Voters Brown Bag, meet new Pullman City Council members, Community Congregational United Church of Christ, noon • PRH, Mindful Self Compassion Series, 5 p.m., see pg 19 • PSD, JES Grades 2 and 3 Musical, 7 p.m.

• Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • PRH, Taichi Qigong, 1 p.m., see p 19 • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • PSD, Presentations to share proposed elementary attendance boundary revisions: 5-6 p.m. at PHS. Presentations in theater at 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. • March 14: Board Meeting, 6:30pm in PHS Board Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall

• WSU, Dr Universe, STEM Supply kick off, ScienceRules • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 19 • Pullman Chamber, GML, noon, Banyan’s on the Ridge • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • SES Grades 2 and 3 musical, 6:30 p.m. • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 19 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall






• PRH, Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Tai Chi for Health, Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Childbirth 101, 6 p.m., see pg 19 • LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. in LMS conference room • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall


• Daylight Savings Begins • PRH, Wknd Childbirth, 9 a.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Palouse Mental Illness, 1 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Palouse Pathways, 3 p.m., see pg 19 • WSU Baseball vs. St. Mary’s, 4 p.m., Bailey Brayton Field


PSD, Conference Week, Grades K-5 dismissed at noon, No developmental preschool

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March 2018

Spokane Falls Community Colleges

March 2018

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Spring Quarter is just around the corner. Act soon! • New student application deadline for Spring Quarter is Monday, March 12. • Apply for admission online: • Registration is open and classes are filling. • Classes begin Monday, April 2.

Dr. Glenn Johnson, Mayor of Pullman and “Voice of the Cougs,” appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees Himself a graduate of a community college before going on to eventually earn his PhD, Dr. Johnson has long been an advocate for community college education and the opportunities it offers. Welcome aboard, Dr. Johnson, and thank you for being willing to serve in this important position.

• Worried about being able to pay tuition all at once? Apply for a Tuition Installment Payment Plan (TIPP). • Get a jump on next fall’s financial aid by filling out your FAFSA now. • Need help or have questions? Call the front office: 509-332-2706 • Are you a high school student interested in earning high school/college credit without having to pay tuition? Sign up for Running Start for the spring quarter. Contact Dyan Bledsoe: 509-279-6458 or


Pablo Lozano

My name is Pablo Alejandro Lozano, also known as “Chunky” of Chunky Meats BBQ. I started college at Spokane Falls Community College-Pullman and currently attend Washington State University. I am now 39 years young, and many factors led me to my path in academia. After I was laid off from an electrical company down in Texas about seven years ago, we made the life-changing decision to move to Washington. I was fortunate to land a job working as a packaging mechanic in Connell, Washington, where I worked for three years. It was a great company to work for, but due to the remote location, there were not enough mechanics. The typical 40-hour workweek always turned into 60-plus hours a week. This left me unable to dedicate the kind of time that I needed to give to my family. Around this time, Veronica decided to pursue her doctorate degree at WSU, and she inspired me to consider furthering my own education by going to college. This was a daunting idea. No one in my family has ever graduated from a 4-year institution, but we decided we needed to take this step, and we moved to Pullman. I enrolled at SFCC-Pullman, which provided the academic foundation that would help me succeed at the university. At WSU, I was been able to explore different fields, and I have decided to become a teacher in the Agricultural Education field. This will give me the opportunity to go back to underrepresented communities and become a mentor and teacher and show guidance to students who are often overlooked. Growing up, I did not have a mentor or someone to encourage me in school, so I owe it to myself and make sure that does not happen to others. My children are also at an age where they are seeking direction for their own future. I want them to see that no matter how long it takes, they too can be successful in achieving anything they set their minds to.


Joal Lee

In my first “Assistant Dean’s Message,” from September 2016, I referred to Heraclitus’s idea that everything changes and nothing stands still. And so it goes for me. I have accepted a position with a local Pullman company, an opportunity for which I am very excited, but which also means I won’t be working at the community college. I’ve spent nearly one-third of my life working here—teaching, advising and mentoring students, working with great faculty and staff, planning and coordinating, and building connections with community members and folks at WSU. It has shaped who I am and how I see and understand myself, others, and the world at large. Over the last several weeks, I have been sorting through my digital and paper files, getting things ready for my eventual successor. On a nostalgic whim, I opened one folder in which I kept copies of my quarterly and annual contracts and other employment paperwork from the beginning to now. As I flipped through it, I remembered the sense of relief I felt as a young instructor each time I signed one of those contracts. It meant an income for my family and me: food, shelter, transportation, medical care. It meant a sense of purpose and belonging. It meant I could keep dedicating myself to the cause of education, the power of which I witnessed daily. The contracts changed over time from instruction to administration. There was my most recent contract. And then, the secondto-last piece of paper was a copy of my resignation letter. The last paper was an official acceptance of my resignation and a note of appreciation for my service. Though I must have very recently put those two pieces of paper in this folder, I was somehow surprised to see them there. The finality they represented struck me anew. This is it. There have been many moments in this process of separation that have stirred emotion in me: joking and reminiscing with long-time colleagues and friends; chatting with students about their plans and goals; finding old transparency sheets with my notes still written in water-soluble marker; perusing old syllabi and essay prompts and assigned readings. But seeing those two pieces of paper together at the end of my employment folder made me pause in a way nothing else had. How does one take the true measure of an experience like this? I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the greater Pullman and WSU community for your support of SFCC-Pullman. By supporting us over the years, you have supported the accomplishments and dreams of thousands of students who otherwise may not have gone to college, and you have thereby contributed to the health and vitality of our community and region. I ask for your continued support of SFCC-Pullman. The personal, social, and economic benefits of education are enormous, as I have witnessed repeatedly during my time here. I leave knowing that SFCC-Pullman and our students are in the good hands of the great faculty and staff who work here and in the careful care of a great community.

I am one of a small minority of Chicanos who are fortunate enough to attend a 4-year university, and I look forward to being the first in my immediate family to accomplish the prestigious goal of graduating with my degree. Like past Chican@s/ Latin@s/Mexican@s, and still today, I say proudly “SI SE PRUEDE!!!,” which translates to “YES YOU CAN!!!”

A.B.E. Evening Offerings In addition to our morning offerings, we now offer Adult Basic Education in the evenings. This class is open-enrollment, so students may come in at any time during the quarter and get started. The evening offering will cover Basic Skills, GED prep, preparing for college, and Basic Computing. Tuition is $25 per quarter, and we have scholarship money to cover tuition for those experiencing financial hardship. The evening ABE program is available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Since A.B.E. is self-paced, students can come when they are able and stay for however long fits their schedule. Nearby WSU parking is free after 5:00. So, if you or someone you know is interested in getting their GED, preparing for college, or improving their basic math, English, or computer skills, give us a call or come by and visit for more information.

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. We have a new email address: 509-332-2706 • •

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Pullman Regional Hospital

March 2018

Pullman Regional Hospital begins process to establish rural residency training program Pullman Regional Hospital has taken an important step toward establishing a first-of-its-kind rural medical residency program on the Palouse. The hospital is working with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to establish an accredited rural residency training track for graduate medical education in Family Medicine with the Spokane Teaching Health Center program. The goal is to train and retain these residents to continue to practice medicine on the Palouse. In January, a representative from the ACGME made a site visit to Pullman and Spokane as part of the accreditation process. A residency is additional training that follows graduation from medical school. Pullman’s rural residency track in Family Medicine would be three years with the first year in Spokane and the second and third years in Pullman. A decision to accredit the program is expected in April. If approved, medical students applying to qualified residency programs will be matched to Providence Holy Family Residency program with the Pullman Regional Hospital pathway in the fall of 2018. Two applicants will be chosen and will begin their first year of residency in Family Medicine at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane followed by two years in Pullman. In 2021, two more residents will be training in Pullman bringing the total to four. “The effort to build a residency program in Pullman helps build a pipeline of physicians who want to practice on the Palouse,” said Dr. Gerald Early, Chief Medical Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital. “Research shows that residents are more likely to go on to practice as a physician in the town they performed their residency,”

“It is critical Pullman and the Palouse continue to have a strong medical staff of primary care physicians and specialists,” said Scott Adams, CEO. “We are taking a proactive approach to build a residency program in Family Medicine to build the future we want for healthcare on the Palouse.”

Linda Rauch, RN, Receives DAISY Award Linda Rauch, RN, BirthPlace is the first recipient of the DAISY award, an international nurse recognition program. Pullman Regional Hospital implemented the program in late 2017 and requested nominations from patients for nurses on our staff who exemplify the criteria for the DAISY award. The criteria in which honorees are chosen is based on the following: • Establishes a special connection with the patient and their family.

Auxiliary celebrate 50 years of caring Throughout this year, Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary, a non-profit organization set up to support patient comfort and care items for the hospital, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Pullman Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was officially organized in 1948 and was known as the Hospital Guild. It has always been a fundraising organization. Dues were $1 per year and the monthly meetings were held in the mornings in the basement of the hospital. Current membership dues are now $25 and membership has shrunk to about 175. In 1982, there were 1400 dues paying members. The majority of members do not actively participate at the hospital but dues remain an important source of income. This year, we are asking you to become a member and donate $50 for 50 years of Auxiliary support that contributes to the hospital’s 5 star patient experience! Please visit to download a membership form and donate today!

Come see us at WSU Wellness Fair on March 19 Pullman Regional Hospital will be attending the Washington State University Wellness Fair, sponsored by the WSU Exercise is Medicine (EIM) team on Monday, March 19th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. We will have four tables featuring Summit Therapy & Health Services, Advance Care Planning, Center for Learning & Innovation, and Nutrition Services. Stop by to learn more about these services and to take home some fun, health-related goodies!

• Works well with the healthcare team to meet patient and family needs.

BirthPlace in 2005. She received • Includes the patient and family in her BSN in 2011 from National American University graduating the planning of their care. magna cum laude. She has worked • Does an excellent job educating in the United States Army as a medic the patient and their family. and a corpsman at the Walter Reed • Makes the patient and their Army Medical Center in the nursery, family feel comfortable. emergency, and medical-surgical units. • Exemplifies the mission, vision About the DAISY Award and values of Pullman Regional Hospital. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award is an • Demonstrates extraordinary international recognition program clinical skills in the delivery of compassionate patient care (went that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide above and beyond). every day. The DAISY Foundation The Pathway to Excellence Steering was established by the family of J. committee, comprised of fellow nurses, Patrick Barnes after he died from is judged and scored by the stories complications of the auto-immune submitted in a “blinded” process. disease ITP in 1999. During Kendali Mercier wrote the story his hospitalization, they deeply about Linda that is being honored. appreciated the care and compassion Kendali is a nurse who works at shown to Patrick and his entire family. Pullman Regional Hospital and has When he died, they felt compelled been a patient of Linda’s. Kendali read to say “thank you” to nurses in a her story aloud to Linda at a surprise very public way. If you would like to celebration at which Linda received nominate a Pullman Regional Hospital her award in February. nurse for a DAISY Award, please visit With nearly 30 years nursing, Linda Rauch joined award.

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Are you hard on yourself? Does it affect your health? Mindful Self-Compassion Training Learn how to be kind to yourself and improve your emotional wellbeing and resilience with Mindful Self-Compassion Training (MSC). MSC is a research supported training program that cultivates the skills of mindful awareness and selfcompassion. The training consists of 8 weekly, 2.5 hour sessions in a group format, plus a 4 hour retreat. The course includes handouts, guided meditations and instruction. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this class. $350 fee. A portion of the proceeds of this course go to supporting the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital.

Starts March 8, 2018 Conference Rooms C&D Pullman Regional Hospital Rebecca Bohn, MA, has been teaching mindfulness to individuals and classes for more than 16 years and is an MSC teacher, receiving her training at the University of California, San Diego. She has trained extensively with Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer and numerous other mindfulness leaders in the field. Learn more at

March | Health Education Calendar March 2, 16 Caregivers Coffee & Support, 1st & 3rd Friday of Month @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Open group (Food provided), Malden Library. Melissa, (509)-332-0365

March 6, 13, 20, 27 Work In Progress, Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, AA Meeting, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan, 360-628-0097; Logan 406-224-5438

March 3 WFL: Free Oral Screening for Families by LCSC Students, Saturday @ 9:00am -noon, RSVP by March 1st, Conf. Rms. A & B. Contact

March 7, 14, 21, 28 Taichi Qigong, Wednesday @ 1:00pm -2:00pm, Sign-up Prks n’Rec, Bishop Place Social Hall, Liz Lee, LaC & East Asian Med. Practitioner

March 4, 5,11 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 INBC Blood Drives, Saturday @ 7:00am - 3:00pm, Appointments are available, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103. INBC March 5, 19 Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, Every other Monday @ 12:30 -2:30, 15$ Registration Fee, PRH Conf. Rms., Contact BirthPlace, 509-336-7612 March 5, 12, 19, 26 Tai Chi for Health Level 2, Mondays @ 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Generosity Inspires Program, Pullman Parks n’Rec. Frances Preston, OT March 5, 19 Caregivers Coffee & Support, 1st & 3rd Monday of Month @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Open group, Whitman County Library. Melissa, (509)-332-0365 March 5, 12, 19, 26 Childbirth 101, Mondays @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, Contact BirthPlace, 509-336-7612 March 6, 13, 20, 27 Infant Massage, Tuesdays @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Next session begins in March, Conf. Rm. “D”, Contact BirthPlace, 509-336-7612 March 6, 13, 20, 27 INBC Blood Drives, Tuesdays @ 11:00 am -6pm, Across from Pullman Regional, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103, INBC March 6, 13, 20, 27 Tai Chi for Health: Level 1, Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, new session, Pullman Parks n’Rec, Frances Preston, OT March 6 WGL, Tuesday @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, General Meeting, 1912 Center Moscow,

March 7 Board of Commissioners, 1st Wednesday @ 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Erin March 8, 15, 22, 29 Mindful Self Compassion Series with Rebeca Bohn, Thursdays @ 5:00 PM -8:00PM, 8-wks, $Fee for this series, Conf Rms. A/B, March 9 Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 2nd Friday of Month @ 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Hill Ray Plaza 309, Colfax. Contact Annie Pillers 509-332-4414 March 9, 16, 23, 30 TaiChi for Health: Level 3, Fridays @ 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Register Parks n Rec, PRH Conf. Rms., Frances Preston, OT March 11 Wknd Childbirth, Sunday @ 9:00 am - 4:00pm, Must preregister, Conf. Rms. “C & D”, Contact BirthPlace, 509-3367612 March 11 Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday of the Month @ 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, Conf. Rm “A”, 4th Anne; 509-715-5914 March 11 Palouse Pathways, 2nd Sunday of Month @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Must preregister, Conf. Rms. “C & D”, Peggie Jenkins; 208-301-5099 March 12, 26 Caregivers Coffee & Support, Mondays 2nd & 4th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Open group, Regency Senior Living Center, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

March 19 Pre Op Total Joint Class, 3rd Monday @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Open to the public, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Carrie Coen, PT March 19th WSU Wellness Fair, Monday @ 12- 4 pm, By the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) team at WSU, JR Cub Ballroom. March 21 BSCG: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3rd Wednesday of Month @ 7:00 pm -9:00 pm, Open to all women’s cancers, Conf. Rm “C”, Cathy Murphy, MS RN March 14 INBC Mobile Blood Drive, Wednesday @ 8:30am -5:00 pm, Conf. Rms. “A/B”, Nicole Nolte/INBC March 16 Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 3rd Friday of the Month @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, No pre-registration necessary, Bishop Place Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414 March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 WSU B-Fit intervention to improve brain health, Fridays, or Saturdays @ 12:30PM, 4:30 PM; 10:00 AM, Full-Session, Pullman Regional’s Conf. C/D, Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory: (509) 335-4033 March 26 TBI Support Group, 4th Monday of the Month @ 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Tramatic Brain Injuries, Conf Rm. C, Daniella Clark, PhD., 509-592-8931 March 27 Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4th Tuesday @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Open to those with autoimmune disorders, Conf. Rm “A”, Noel Nicolai, PhD. March 28 Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday of month @ 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V;

March 12, 26 Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Every other Monday @ 12:30 -2:30 pm, Facilitator, Laura Keogh IBCLC; No Fee, PRH Conf. Rms., Contact BirthPlace, 509-336-7612

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Pullman School District

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March 2018

Elementary School Attendance Boundary Changes Frequently Asked Questions

In November 2017, we asked for YOUR feedback and questions related to the elementary school attendance boundaries, which will be changing with the construction of a 4th elementary school. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts! Below are answers to some of the questions you posed.

Timeline Questions: 1. When will Kamiak Elementary open? Currently, Kamiak construction is projected to be completed March 2019. Due to feedback from parents and staff, we will not be opening Kamiak midyear. We will open Kamiak in the fall of 2019. 2. When will elementary attendance boundaries change? Elementary boundaries will NOT change for the 2018-2019 school year. Adopted elementary attendance boundaries will be implemented for the 2019-2020 school year. 3. When will families be notified of their school placement? The elementary attendance boundary committee will present a proposal for revisions of attendance areas to the school board in April of 2018. After the board approves attendance area revisions, information will be posted to the district website and shared via email, peachjar and Facebook. 4. Will new families attend school based on current attendance guidelines or the new attendance boundaries? As possible, new families (including incoming kindergarteners without elementary aged siblings) will be placed in the school that their student would attend based on 2019-2020 attendance boundaries. We hope this will minimize the amount of change for those families. Parents of Incoming kindergarteners with an older, elementary-aged sibling, will be given the option of having their kindergarten student attend school with the older sibling for 2018-2019, or attend the school they will be placed at in 2019-2020.

Process Questions: 1. What factors are being considered as elementary school attendance boundaries are revised? The elementary attendance boundary revision committee, based heavily on community input, developed and agreed to the following list of guiding principles: • Consider future growth • Aim to have each school reflect the diversity of our community • Create boundaries that will maintain continuity in neighborhoods, including rural areas • Minimize the number of families impacted • Minimize time to and from school + maximize safety and efficiency 2. What is the process being used to revise boundaries? Will there be an outside party hired by the district to assist and advise the district on the most logical boundaries? Will a number of different scenarios be prepared & proposed? A committee of parents, community members and staff are working with Flo Analytics (a company that specializes in school district boundary adjustment processes) to review data and develop proposal(s) that will be shared at community forums as well as online. 3. Will the process remain transparent and open to community input? How will the community be informed at various stages in the process? The committee work sessions are open to the public. The public can observe but not participate in the committee work. At the end of each work session a summary of the meeting will be posted on the district website. In addition, there will be several opportunities for the public to view developing proposals at scheduled community forums.

Placement Questions: 1. What if my student is assigned to a new school but I want them to stay in their current school? Will there be a process by which a family can appeal to keep a child in the "old" school? The school choice process will remain in effect. Parents wishing to have their student(s) stay at their current school will need to complete a school choice transfer form. Student(s) will then be placed on a waiting list. If space is available, the school will select a student from the waiting list. 2. Will siblings be placed in the same school? Siblings will be placed at the same school. 3. Will out of district students still be allowed to choice into Pullman Public Schools? The school district is currently reviewing out-of-district

student school choice procedures for 2018-19 and beyond. Additional information will be provided soon.

Bus routes will be developed when the new elementary boundaries have been finalized.

4. Will the new boundaries be firm, or will parents be able to select their preferred school? Will there be a "gray" area where families can choose which school their child attends? Students must attend the school within their attendance boundary unless they have requested and been accepted in accordance with the in-district transfer process.

Staffing Questions:

5. How do I transfer my student to a school other than their assigned school? Parents wishing to have their student(s) attend a different school will need to complete an in-district transfer request form and be added to a waiting list. Forms can be found in the district office or on the district website ( under Parents/Forms. Forms should be submitted to the district office. If space becomes available at the requested school, students will be selected from the waiting list. 6. How will rural students be impacted by this change? Rural students will attend the school within their assigned attendance boundary unless they have requested and been accepted in accordance with the in-district transfer process.

1. Will all schools have equal class sizes? An attempt will be made to balance class sizes as much as possible. 2. How will parapro and special education teacher staffing be addressed to accommodate caseloads? This will be addressed by the special education director. 3. Does the district need to hire a lot of new teachers and school employees to accommodate this new school? The district will be hiring additional staff to accommodate increased student growth and anticipated K-3 class size reduction. 4. Will current elementary school teachers move to Kamiak, or will new teachers be hired? The Kamiak elementary teachers will be a combination of experienced and new staff members. 5. Will the new teachers be hired in time to plan and prepare their classrooms? Yes.

7. Students that live on College Hill attend all three elementary Miscellaneous Questions: schools currently. Will the new school change this? 1. Will there be different start times for elementary schools? Unknown at this time. It will depend on the final elementary We anticipate that there will be different start times for elementary attendance boundaries. schools. This is due to the number of students, bus drivers, and bus 8. Will there be any consideration for students on IEP's/504's? routes needed. Consideration for students on IEP’s/504’s will be on an individual basis.

9. Are district employees able to select the school their student will attend? The students of district certificated staff must attend the school within their attendance boundary, or the certificated staff member may fill out an in-district transfer form and their student will be allowed to attend the school where their parent works in accordance with RCW 28a.225.225. In addition, a new in-district transfer form must be submitted each school year.

Safety + Transportation Questions: 1. How will traffic flow to the new elementary school be managed? The school design includes thoughtful traffic flow routes with a bus loop separated from parent drop off and pick up. It is anticipated that Terre View will be connected to Greyhound Way some time in the future, dependent on the progress of the housing development. 2. Will there be adequate cross walks across Terre View when the school is built? How will walking children safely cross this very busy road? We anticipate that there will be a cross walk and crossing guard. 3. Will students still need to transfer buses? It is our goal to eliminate as many bus transfers as possible. 4. How will bus routes be determined?

2. Would the district consider having grade-band schools? Grade band schools are not being considered at this time.

3. Will the elementary school boundaries change again in the future? Is future growth in Pullman being considered? The committee is considering future growth in order to minimize the number of times that the district will need to change or adjust elementary school boundaries. 4. Is the district considering how growth will impact the middle school and high school? Yes. The high school is designed to accommodate future growth and we are studying options for the middle school. 5. How will reassigned students be transitioned to a new school? The district will develop plans to transition reassigned students in the near future. 6. Since the size of the schools are different, how will the schools be balanced? The committee will look at each school’s capacity to balance grade levels across the district. 7. Has the district considered moving a few grades at a time? The district considered this, but did not pursue this option due to the number of elementary aged students and the K-3 grade class size reduction plan.

The Pullman Education Foundation would like to thank the following for their generous donation to the Annual Appeal made by February 1, 2018. Contributions to the Annual Appeal can be made at any time to Pullman Education Foundation, PO Box 151, Pullman, WA 99163.

Friends ($10-49)

• Connie Brown • Ned Warnick • Scott and Sharon Adams • Gloria Tinder and Glen Hower • Gerald Hooper • Jack and Marilyn Alexander • Mike and Christine Sodorff • Charlene Gustafson • Lee and Maxine Bamesberger • Carol Chipman • Greg and Karin Bloom • Stephanie and Bill Clark Optimists ($50-99) • Matt and Lynda Carey • Joan Reilly • Lani Walton and Curt Albrecht • Richard and Kathleen Emtman • Amy and Chip Tull • Patrick and Trisha Doumit • Sue Friel • Jean and James Logan • Tim and Diane Marsh • Jann and Herb Hill • Partners ($100-499) • James Onstad • Susan Hilliard • Pickard Orthodontics • Carol Sayles and Mike Rydbom • Joe and Sharon Hindman • Midge Bashaw • Gordon Sedlacek • Sue and Mike Hinz • Glenn and Kathy Johnson • Anonymous • Fritz and Mary Hughes Leaders ($500+) • Miranda and Scott Thompson • Mike and Donna Kallaher • Mike and Vivian Werner • John and Mary Ramirez • Sara Jane Perino The Pullman Education Foundation offers $10,000 in college scholarships for graduating seniors at Pullman High School. Applications and more information can be found by visiting the Counseling Center College Funding page at phs. Deadline for all PEF applications is April 13.

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March 2018

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Food Pantry Program Grows to Include Lincoln Middle School Amanda Tanner, Board Member For my first Community Update article as a school board member, I am very excited to share with the Pullman Community about the recent start of a Food Pantry at Lincoln Middle School, thanks to the hard work and support of many people in Pullman. Through parents involved at the schools, and administrators and staff expressing concerns of food insecurity, a food pantry was started first at Jefferson Elementary in April 2017. After some learning and much success, the organizers decided to expand their efforts to include Franklin Elementary. Now the program has been successfully extended again, to Lincoln Middle School. While visiting LMS on Tuesday January 23, I was lucky enough to witness a couple passionate • Jefferson Elementary, Linhda Sagen at volunteers setting up and organizing the new pantry at LMS. It was amazing to see the energy • Franklin Elementary, Kirstin Lightfoot at and excitement these volunteers had for helping students. Everything was well thought out, and • Lincoln Middle School, Cindy Nazerali at carefully pieced together. Linhda Sagen, an integral volunteer and advocate of the pantries Our kids can’t be successful learners if they said, “We don’t offer cereal, because we can’t easily are hungry. Thank you to everyone that continues provide milk. So instead, we give them instant to work on addressing food insecurity in our oatmeal”. She also shared that they are diligently community. working to be mindful of quality, offering fresh and In conclusion, I would like to take this healthy snacks like cheese and fruit. opportunity to thank the support of our community After all the effort, work, and organization, it in electing me into the school board. I am very was execution time. On Thursday January 25, the excited to embark on this journey, and I look program was officially launched at LMS. Students forward to serving. More importantly, I would like from the LMS Spirit and Builders Clubs began to thank Dean Kinzer, and Karl Johanson for packing bags of nutritious food for 16 students to their many years of service on the school board. We take home for the weekend. have all benefitted from many successes thanks Some things that are unique about the LMS to their dedication and commitment to Pullman Food Pantry: Public Schools. Thank you! 1. Fellow students are packing the food, and Board of Directors learning how to help their peers. 2. They are directly empowering the students, by Jim Evermann having the food go directly with them. Director, District 3 3. 100% of the food is from food drives or donations. Nathan Roberts This is an amazing resource in our schools. The incredible people that have made this work in 3 of our schools are excited to continue growing into the other 2 schools, as well as the new elementary school (Kamiak), scheduled to open in 2019. With the continued support of the community, these are very attainable goals. These weekend food programs are fully run on donations and volunteers. If you are interested in becoming involved or donating to the pantries, please contact the following chairs:

Director, District 4 Amanda Tanner Director, District 5

President Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2 Susan Weed Director, District 1

NEW—SafeSchools Alert Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we’ve implemented a new reporting service called SafeSchools Alert. SafeSchools Alert is a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways: Phone, Text, Email, and Online. You can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer. Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn! Thanks in advance for your support. A link to the SafeSchool Alert can be found on the homepage of our district website, and on the homepage of each of our school websites.

The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

Community Action Center

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March 2018

Chef’s Challenge Contenders to Face Off March 25 Local chefs will race against the clock Sunday, March 25th as they compete to create the most delicious, attractive dishes from food bank offerings, including a mystery ingredient that must to be incorporated into the dish! All proceeds will benefit Community Food. The event features three local, professional chefs: Chef Will Wohlfeil of South Fork Public House, Chef Howard Campbell of WSU’s Southside Cafe, and Chef Lee Wilkins of Greek House Chefs. The dishes will be judged by local celebrity judges. The winning chef will be awarded the Golden Spatula and bragging rights as a Community Food Champion for the year! Date: March 25, 2018 Time: Doors Open 5:00 pm Place: SEL Event Center in Pullman Heavy appetizers at no cost, cash beer & wine bar. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Cash or check ONLY at door! There is limited seating, and the event is expected to sell out. Go to for your tickets before they are gone!

Chef Will

Chef Lee As this year’s only returning competitor, Chef Will Wohlfeil of South Fork Public House has some competition experience under his belt. Will 2018 be his golden year?

How would you describe your experience competing in Chef’s Challenge last year? It was fun! I didn’t know quite what to expect. The format we used was a bit different that on TV’s Chopped. The best part was the audience cheering me on. I had some relatives from out of town that showed up and surprised me at the event. Working with the induction burners was a challenge; it was a piece of equipment I’d never used before. What are you looking forward to this year? The activities from Chef’s Challenge are basically what I do on a daily basis. I come up with specials for the restaurant regularly, and it’s always fun. I hope the audience gets some creative ideas for cooking their own meals at home, and Community Action Center raises the money they need for all their purposes, especially the food bank.

Chef Howard Chef Howard Campbell of WSU’s Southside Café has the advantage of being a coworker and friend of one of the judges, Matthew Lasof. He says jokingly that any bias in the judging due to this connection will NOT work in his favor! How did you get involved in Chef’s Challenge? I’m one of the main donors to Community Food for the Food Recovery program. We donate unserved food from WSU to the food bank. I heard about this event from Ashley Vaughan, who is my contact person at Community Action Center for Food Recovery. What are you looking forward to during the event? I like that it’s food without rules; I can do the food I want the way I want. I’ve competed in salon competitions before, and for certification. I’m not unfamiliar with the format. Typically, I have a couple of good go-to recipes that you can pair with any protein. That said, not knowing what you’re going to cook until you get there can be a challenge. What do you hope audiences will get out of Chef’s Challenge? Entertainment! I hope they have fun watching us sweat and toil. I also hope for a lot of visibility and support in the community for Community Action Center’s great programs.

Chef’s Challenge Celebrity Judges

As a relative newcomer to the culinary scene on the Palouse, Chef Lee is eager to stake his claim among Pullman chefs and bring the Golden Spatula home. He creates meals for Greek House Chefs, a national company which has been in town for a little over a year, but has quickly expanded its accounts with fraternities and sororities here.

Joan Swensen, Paradise Creek Brewery Glenn Johnson, Mayor of Pullman Matthew Lasof, Executive Chef, WSU Northside Café and Golden Spatula Winner Jamie Callison, WSU Executive Chef and Author of The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse

What are you looking forward to during the event? I’m looking forward to seeing what the chefs in the area are capable of and getting to know them. We’re all in the same business, and we’re all in the same community. It’s important to have a good relationship with some of the people in the area, especially chefs.

Guest Judge, Audience members purchase chances to be selected as a Judge!

What’s your strategy, and what challenges are you expecting? I feel like I’ve walked into a Chopped set more often than not in my day to day work. For Greek events, you have to be flexible. Sometimes things come up at the last minute and you have to throw ingredients together. For example, a client has told you you’re preparing a meal for 60 and 200 people show up. I expect some kind of time limitations and unfamiliarity with how the equipment works, or not knowing where things are in the pantry. That can cause us to scramble! What are you hoping audiences will experience? I’m hoping by watching us they’ll get more creative with their own meals, regardless of what ingredients they have on hand. They can think a little bit out of the box and make something unique when they are at home cooking. I’m also hoping they’ gain a lot more interest in what’s going on with the local cuisine here on the Palouse and what local chefs are capable of, and that it will draw more people into Community Action Center’s activities.

Community Food

The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations: • Chili • Chunky Soups • Ramen Noodles

And a word from our reigning Golden Spatula Winner and Event Judge, Chef Matthew Lasof

• Canned vegetables • Fresh produce • Hygiene products

What advice can you give this year’s contenders? Go in and have a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C and be as flexible as possible. And have a good time! What was your experience like last year? The staff and volunteers did a bang-up job with the event, and were very helpful getting the contestants everything we needed. We had a blast last year. Winning was just the icing on the cake. What are you excited about for Chef’s Challenge this year? I’m excited to be on the other side of the table! I’m really looking forward to tasting what the contestants are throwing down. I’m hungry! My hope is for awareness of the need Community Action Center is fulfilling. Even though it’s a small town, the need is just as great, or greater than, in a big city. There’s hunger and homelessness here, but often these faces are hidden to a lot of community members.

You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).




8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm


8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 11 am – 1:00 pm 8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30pm THURSDAY 4 pm – 6:00 pm 8 am – noon; 1pm – 6:00 pm FRIDAY


8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

Bread Room is closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

March 2018

YMCA of the Palouse

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

March 2018

Come in for Pi Day (and Pie)! On March 14th, we're celebrating Pi Day by offering visitors a free slice of pie! Pi (a Greek letter) is the mathematical symbol for a very special number that's quite handy in geometry. Pi represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (about 3.14159). Pi has been calculated to over a trillion digits! Come in on Wednesday, March 14th for some Pi (and pie) fun, free with your admission!

March 2018 Activities at PDSC

Spring Time

Tue. Feb. 27, 11:00......................................................... Animals in the Spring 4:00........................................................... Animals in the Spring Wed. Feb. 28, 11:00........................................................ Signs of Spring Thu. Mar. 1, 11:00.......................................................... What Happens in Spring? Fri. Mar. 2, 11:00............................................................ Vernal Equinox

Beachy Science Tue. Mar. 6, 11:00........................................................... Beach in a Bottle 4:00............................................................. Beach in a Bottle Wed. Mar. 9, 11:00......................................................... Sand Pictures Thu. Mar. 10, 11:00........................................................ Pass the Sand Fri. Mar. 11, 11:00.......................................................... Sand Casting

Blooming Strong! Tue. Mar. 13, 11:00......................................................... Flower Power 4:00........................................................... Flower Power Wed. Mar. 14, 11:00....................................................... Bulbs Thu. Mar. 15, 11:00........................................................ Sunflowers Fri. Mar. 16, 11:00.......................................................... Flower Fun

Beautiful Butterflies Tue. Mar. 20, 11:00......................................................... Butterfly Wings 4:00........................................................... Butterfly Wings Wed. Mar. 21, 11:00....................................................... Types of Butterflies Thu. Mar. 22, 11:00........................................................ Very Hungry Caterpillar Fri. Mar. 23, 11:00.......................................................... Butterfly Lifecycle

Birds of a Feather Tue. Mar. 27, 11:00......................................................... Five Little Ducks 4:00........................................................... Five Little Ducks Wed. Mar. 28, 11:00....................................................... Bird Feet Thu. Mar. 29, 11:00........................................................ A Feathery World Fri. Mar. 30, 11:00.......................................................... Bird Wings

Palouse Discovery Science Center Science Pub Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman Tuesday, March 6, 6p.m. -7 p.m. Topic: “Nature or Nurture-What’s genetics got to do with it?”

Science Pub Speakers Amit Dhingra, Ph.D. & Jon Oatley, Ph.D. WSU Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors (EFA) Program Presentations begin at 6, Q&A with speakers to follow Suggested $5 donation at the door

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists 65+ years)......... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information. Become a Member Today! Membership info online or call the science center!

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

March 2018

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We’ve expanded our menu! Stop in and try our new chicken bacon guacamole sandwich, our Thai peanut salad, or our pulled pork sandwich! Buy One Sandwich or Salad and Get Another of Equal or Lesser Value for Half Price

ng i d d e W e s u o l Pa 8 1 0 2 e s a c w o Sh by Special Occasions Tuxedos

Sat, April 7, 2018 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Best Western Plus University Inn 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow

Planning and coordinating a wedding shouldn't be a hectic and overwhelming process. Whether you want your occasion to be large or small, simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, we are here to help! Come and meet vendors from around the Palouse to help with as much or as little as you desire. With 30+ vendors featuring photographers, caterers, florists, event venues, tuxedos, dresses, jewelry, and more! Whether you are a destination bride or planning a local wedding, attending The Wedding Showcase allows you to: • Talk with Wedding Professionals • Compare Services and Prices • Book Your Date Immediately • Register for Prizes

Coupon expires 03/31/2018. One coupon per table per visit. Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

Minors seated before 7:00 p.m., and allowed until 8:00 p.m.

• Taste and Experience delectable delights and Wedding Cakes • See the Latest Fashions Trends

This event is FREE. Registration is required for prize entry. Tickets Available at

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

Helene’s Property Place, LLC

225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

Helene’s passion is helping people achieve their dreams whether it is buying and selling investment property, moving into a new home or selling a property!

working for you knight and day!

• Independent and Assisted Living Options • Cottages, Studio, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Apartments • Respite short term stays with a furnished apartment • 3-Restaurant Style Meals served daily • 24 hour snacks and beverages • Wellness Program • Daily Activities • Scheduled weekly group trips and outings • 24 Hour licensed staff on site • Beauty/Barber Salon on site • Beautiful Enclosed Courtyard

Helene Hopkins

Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

1285 SW Center St., Pullman • (509) 332-2629

Pullman Community Update  City of Pullman Pullman  Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University

Each office independently owned and operated.

710 SE Bishop Blvd

Spring Into a New House


Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University

Vol. 23 No. 3 • March 2018

On April 6, 2018, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University will open its doors to the Pullman campus and surrounding community with six new galleries. A public reception will be held at noon.

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March 2018 issue of the Pullman Community Update

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March 2018 issue of the Pullman Community Update