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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. 5 • May 2018

Pullman Regional Hospital

Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Choice Award winner five years running

Pullman Regional Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in two different areas—one for Patient Experience and one for Obstetrics—by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Pullman Regional Hospital has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals in the country of similar size based on number of beds. Women’s Choice is a national award, based on the recommendations and preferences of women as measured by HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) data. This makes the fourth time we have received both awards. This makes the fifth time that Pullman Regional Hospital has received the award for Patient Experience and the fourth for Obstetrics. The specific HCAHPS survey measure used for patient experience was: • Effective communication with nurses and doctors • Responsiveness to requests for help • Pain management • Explanation about medications before being administered • Bathroom and room cleanliness • Patient recommendation rating Pullman Regional Hospital is in the top 17 percent of 2,815 US hospitals offering obstetrics. Designation criteria included:

To learn more about Pullman Regional Hospital’s award winning care, visit www.pullmanregional.org or for more information on Women’s Choice Award visit www.womenschoiceaward.com.

In This Issue… Pullman Regional Hospital................... 1-3 Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington......5 City of Pullman..................................... 6-9 Pullman School District........................ 10-11 Habitat for Humanity........................... 12 Whitman County Humane Society....... 12 Community Calendar........................... 14-15 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.. 17 Community Action Center.................... 18 Palouse Discovery Science Center......... 19 Pullman Chamber of Commerce........... 21-22 Spokane Falls Community Colleges...... 23 YMCA of the Palouse............................ 24 Washington State University................ 25 Rural Resources.................................... 26 Pullman Council on Aging.................... 26

• The percentage of patients reporting through the HCAHPS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital. • Patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measure of infection and complication rates. • Baby Friendly USA designation, a World Health Organization initiative to support breast practices for breast feeding education and counseling.

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Pullman Regional Hospital featuring two artists at Pullman Art Walk

Jacqueline Daisley

Carrie Coen

This year, Pullman Regional Hospital is participating in the Pullman Art Walk as a venue featuring local artists Jacqueline Daisley and Summit Therapy’s own Carrie Coen. Daisley’s and Coen’s work will be on display at the hospital Thursday, May 17 – Saturday, May 19 as part of the Art Walk. A reception at which you can meet the artists will be held Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. at the Red Sage Café with light appetizers served. There will be a designated Park n’Ride located at the hospital’s far east lots for Friday evening and Saturday.

May | Health Education Calendar 11th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, Hill Ray Plaza Room 309, 2nd Friday of Month, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Hill Ray Plaza 309, Colfax, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414

30th Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, Last Wednesday of month, Wednesday, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Good Samaritan Village, Phyllis V; dpvet@turbonet.com

13th Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 2nd Sunday of the Month, Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Zoe Cooley @208-835-3071 and, Lorraine Cline @509-758-0284

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th INBC Blood Drives, Across from Pullman Regional, Tuesdays, 11:00 am -6pm, 840 SE Bishop Blvd. Ste. 103, INBC

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Tai Chi for Health: Level 1, Register with Parks n’ Rec, Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Summit Therapy & Health Services, Frances Preston, OT

13th Palouse Pathways, Must preregister, 2nd Sunday of Month, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm , Conf. Rms. “C & D”, Peggie Jenkins; 208-301-5099

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Work In Progress, AA Meeting, Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Conf. Rm. “C”, Jonathan, 360-628-0097; Logan 406-224-5438

14th, 28th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, Mondays 2nd & 4th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Regency Senior, Living Center, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

2nd Board of Commissioners, 1st Wednesday, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm, PRH Conf. Rms “C/D”, Erin 4th, 18th Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group (Food provided), 1st & 3rd Friday of Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Malden Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th TaiChi for Health: Level 3, Register with Parks n’ Rec, Fridays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Summit Therapy & Health Services, Frances Preston, OT 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Tai Chi for Health Level 2, New session starting April 30th, Mondays, 1:00 pm - 2:00pm, Summit Therapy & Health Services, Frances Preston, OT 7th, 21st Caregivers Coffee & Support, Open group, 1st & 3rd Monday of Month, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Whitman County Library, Melissa, (509)-332-0365

16th BSCG: Breast Cancer Support Group, open to all women’s cancers, 3rd Wednesday of Month, 7:00 pm -9:00 pm, Conf. Rm “C”, Cathy Murphy, MS RN 18th Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, No pre-registration necessary, 3rd Friday of the Month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Bishop Place Independent Living Apartments 3rd Floor Library, Annie Pillers 509-332-4414 21st Pre Op Total Joint Class, Open to the public, 3rd Monday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Conf. Rms. “C/D”, Carrie Coen, PT

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th INBC Blood Drives, Appointments are available, Sunday, Mondays, 7:00am - 3:00pm, 840 SE Bishop, Blvd. Ste. 103, INBC 7th, 21st Prenatal Breast Feeding Support Group, Faciilatator, Laura Keogh IBCLC; No Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 7th, 14th, 21st Childbirth 101, session already in progress, Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Conf. Rms “A/B”, BirthPlace 12th Wknd Childbirth, Must preregister, Saturday , 9:00 am - 4:00pm, Conf. Rms. “C & D”, BirthPlace 14th, 28th Prenatal Breast Feeding Class, 15$ Registration Fee, Every other Monday, 12:30 -2:30 pm, PRH Conf. Rms., BirthPlace 22nd, 29th + Infant Massage, new 4wk session, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Conf. Rm. “D”, BirthPlace

22nd Lupus Fibro Support Group, Open to those with autoimmune disorders, 4th Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Conf. Rm “A”, Noel Nicolai, PhD. 28th TBI Support Group, Tramatic Brain Injuries, 4th Monday of the Month, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm, Conf Rm. C, Daniella Clark, PhD., 509-592-8931

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May 2018

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

The Montessori School of Pullman —Now Enrolling for children aged 2 – 10.

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Promoting First Relationships Boost Collaborative’s Children and Family Support Services has been selected to participate in Washington State Department of Early Learning/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers’ State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The work, which begins July 2018, emphasizes training and implementation of strategies that enhance social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. We are very excited about this opportunity, which will include bringing “Promoting First Relationships” (PFR) training to our community! Developed based on 20+ years of research and practice at University of Washington’s Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, PFR is a strengths-based curriculum designed for service providers whose work includes supporting parents and caregivers in meeting the social and emotional needs of young children. PFR has been applauded by leaders in the field of early childhood, including the late T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Harvard Medical School. The initial two-day training will be open, at no cost, to a limited number of community providers. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at 509-32-4420 or suek@ boostcollaborativewa.org. Training dates and location to be determined. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development Please Ask! Babies Can’t Wait! 509-332-4420 or https://www/facebook.com/BoostCollaborativeCFSS/

WSU Children’s Center The term “Montessori” is now commonly used to describe the educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. Based on her own observations and scientific studies, as well as collaboration with other professionals, she developed a method of teaching and materials designed to aid in the child’s development. Her method has been well tested, being used in schools throughout the world for over one hundred years. In Pullman, the Montessori School has been in operation since 1968, and situated right here in the Gladish building since the eighties. We follow the guidelines established by Dr. Montessori, and recognize the importance of children moving their bodies and working with their hands, in order to learn. Working at their own individual pace, children develop independence, self-esteem and confidence. The Montessori Method hopes to: awaken the child’s spirit and imagination, encourage the child’s desire for independence and self-esteem, develop the child’s sense of kindness, courtesy and self-discipline, and help the child learn how to observe, question and explore ideas independently. We invite you to see for yourself the Montessori difference. Ms. Bev, the Director, would love to give you a tour, followed by a chance to watch our children work in any of our three different age environments for two year olds, three to six, and/or six to nine year olds. Our flexible summer program runs from June 11 – August 3, and children can join us on a week by week basis. You can also follow us on Facebook, check out our website (www.pullmanmontessori.org) or call 509334-4114 or email Montessori@pullman.com for more information.

Building Blocks Child Care Center Our Dedication to High Quality Care is in our Story: CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR FALL Building Blocks Child Care Center, Inc. is a private early learning facility, caring for and educating children on the Palouse since 1998. BBCCC was established by Kerri Jo Motley Staniszewski, a Pullman native and mother to two young children. Her mission was to provide a quality service to local families. Jackie Eveland, is the current Director and owner of BBCCC. In 2002, she joined BBCCC as a WSU student volunteer, and continued as a support teacher while working on her degree. After graduation from WSU, she was one of our Lead Preschool teachers for 10 years, while also serving as Administrative support and eventually Program Supervisor. She is also a mother to two young children, and continues to uphold our mission to provide high quality care and education and ensure the families of the Palouse receive nothing less than what she would provide for her own children. We have always been dedicated to providing the best opportunities for our youth, having been one of few facilities to be nationally accredited for several years. Currently, we hold a “Quality Level of Excellence” rating through Washington State’s Early Achievers Quality Rating Improvement System. BBCCC teachers are experienced, passionate and devoted to on-going education and mentoring. Our Infant through Preschool curriculum is aligned with WaKIDS, creating a seamless transition into the K-12 system. We are located in a secluded, residential area that shares a campus with Bishop Place Senior Living. Sharing our campus with Bishop Place provides a partnership that nurtures inter-generational relationships between our students and their residents. Our building was designed specific for the care and education of children. Most of our classroom’s enrollment is lower than state ratio to allow for better interaction and individualization. A music specialist instructs, weekly. We also provide nutritious meals, in accordance to the USDA CACFP food program (including infants); this institution is an equal opportunity provider. CURRENT ENROLLING: We have fall infant openings and limited Preschool Enrichment openings (September-May & follows the PSD academic calendar). Call or e-mail to schedule a tour: 509-332-0161 or jackie@buildingblocksccc.com

Cultivating Critical Thinking in Outdoor Play It is spring on the Palouse and a terrific time to support children’s exploration outside. The children at the WSU Children’s Center have begun planting seeds in anticipation of transplanting them to the outdoor gardens in coming weeks. For all children, and all ages, outdoor exploration is a great way to learn through play. Pullman and the surrounding areas provide ample spaces for children play and explore. Adults play an important role in successfully facilitating critical thinking as children engage in play, explore and take risks. Whether it be at a park, school, trail or your backyard play promotes social interactions through negotiation with peers, communication, taking turns and teamwork. The research supports the connection between physical play and learning is strong. Through physical activity children practice risk taking, planning and problem solving skills. To encourage critical thinking with children it is beneficial for adults ask open-ended questions which guide the thinking process. As adults we often want to explain the how and why, however it is helpful to narrate what a child is doing, without telling them what to do or giving the answer, but rather allow children to develop an understanding of what causes things to happen, and facilitate their problem solving skills. Providing prompts that encourage children to create hypotheses during play is a critical thinking exercise that helps develop skills. Simply asking, “What do you think will happen next?” allows children to engage in creating a hypothesis, and then follow through with an observation. Ask questions like, "Did that turn out like you predicted?" or a child to generate ideas by asking, "What other ways could you try that." Adults taking part in play, and talking about their thought process models critical thinking practices for children. To find out more about the WSU Children’s Center, or to donate to the Children’s Center Development Fund please go to http://childrencenter.wsu.edu.

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is sponsored by:

We are proud to be a United Way agency! For Child Care, call our Parent Referral Line, 1-800-446-1114 or email familycenter@childcare.org This page is sponsored by: Building Blocks Child Care Center • 332-0161 Community Child Care Center • 332-7005 Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services • 332-4420 Montessori School of Pullman • 334-4114 Pullman Christian Childcare Center • 334-1035 WSU Children’s Center • 335-8847


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May 2018

May—National Bike Month Communities across the nation celebrate National Bike Month. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month highlights the many benefits of bicycling and encourages more folks to give bicycling a try. The best way to celebrate is to get on a bike. Ride to work, to school, to the grocery store, or just ride for the sheer joy of being outside.

Pullman police officers will be on bike patrol Wednesday, May 9 around Pullman schools to promote bike safety with bike riding students. We ask drivers to be extra careful and to be on the watch for bicyclists. We encourage all bicyclists to follow these safety rules:

Think Ahead—Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

Follow the Law—Your safety and the public image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic and use the furthest right lane in your direction of travel.

Ride Ready—Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride.

The 2016 State Report Cards produced by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership lists Washington State with the highest score, and one of three states to be ranked in the highest category Be Predictable—Make your intentions clear to (saferoutespartnership.org). Some of the National everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and Bike Month events include: don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns and • May 9: Bike to School Day check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. • May 14-18: Bike to Work Week • May 16: Ride of Silence (rideofsilence.org) • May 18: Bike to Work Day

Open burning illegal Pullman Fire department reminds everyone that open burning of yard waste or trash is illegal within Pullman city limits. This includes grass clippings, tree branches, and weeds, and any household items, including broken furniture or plastics and tires. The city of Pullman does allow recreational fire pits and the information is on the city of Pullman Fire Department web page under fire prevention: https://bit.ly/2GkGQyK.

Fri., May 4 6-7 p.m. Fitness Room Orientation Swim Lessons: MW Session #5 Swim Lessions: TuTh Session #5

Wed., May 16 10:30 a.m.-noon Hydro-Fit Wed., May 16 Noon- 3p.m.

Tube Time

Mon., May 28 CLOSED

Memorial Day

20% off Annual Memberships in May With an annual membership, participants receive a 25% discount on all Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center and/or Reaney Park Pool programs. Age Price 4-17 $88 18-59 $128 60+ $88 Family $344 Family Fun*

$172

*Recreational hours for Friday-Sunday

Early Bird Season Pass! Until May 31 Reaney Park Pool: Opening June 9 Age Price 0-3 Free 4-17 $40 18-59 $60 60+ $40 Household pass

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For more information, visit, WABikes.org, bikeleague.org, and cascade.org.

Be Conspicuous—Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light, and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others.

Check out all our family fun programs for May

Mon., May 7 4-7 p.m. Tues., May 8 4-7 p.m.

Wear a Helmet—Your best defense against serious injury.

PARKS & RECREATION Thank you!

yrs.) and kindergarten are welcome to participate. Program A special thank you to the following sponsors of the 2018 meets from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, May Pullman Parks and Recreation Egg Hunt: Pullman Kiwanis 7-June 20. *Fee: $45, which includes a hat. Club, Pullman Senior Center, Cougar Entertainment Center, Rookie League Dairy Queen, Dissmore’s IGA, Pullman Radio, Women of We will introduce boys and girls to hitting from a coachThe Moose Lodge, McDonald’s on Stadium Way, Village pitched ball. The emphasis will be on the fundamentals of Center Cinemas, Atom Heart Music, The Bookie, WSU throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, team play, and good Athletics, Walmart, and Pullman Fire Department. sportsmanship. Participants should have their own baseball glove. Youth in grades 1 and 2 are welcome to participate. Adult Golf Lessons Program meets from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Adult golf lessons hosted by the Palouse Ridge Golf May 8-June 21. *Fee: $45, which includes a hat. Club practice facility will be taught by the club’s head golf professional, Jeremy Wexler. This five-lesson series covers Preschool Open House all aspects of the game from putting through driving and For new families who are interested in our 2018-2019 rules of the game to course etiquette. Participants will preschool program which begins late August, Pullman learn the basics in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. Come enjoy learning the game, and bring a friend or two to Parks & Recreation will host a preschool open house at the Pioneer Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. join you. Palouse Ridge Golf Club will provide golf clubs if needed. Lessons offered from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, May Meet the teachers, see our classrooms, and tour the facility. For more information call (509) 338-3227 or visit www. 16–June 13. *Fee: $70. pullmanparksandrec.com. Registration for the 20182019 school year begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Waltz Dance The waltz is a gorgeous, floaty dance done to music Adult Coed Soccer League in ¾-time. It’s perfect for a first dance at a wedding. The Pullman and Moscow Parks and Recreation encourage waltz is commonly danced in a wide variety of locations, so you to join their coed soccer league! Soccer is great for all you’ll always find a place to dance. This class starts at the beginning, so if you can walk, you can waltz! Lessons offered ages and ability, encouraging full-body motion, running, jumping, and overall aerobic exercise. This 8-on-8 league from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 22-June 12. *Fee: $50 will play games at WSU playfields in Pullman and Oylear per couple/$25 single. Field in Moscow. Games are 30-minute halves and will be officiated by qualified officials. Registration packets will T-ball be available May 1. Registration accepted May 29-June 1. We will introduce boys and girls to this variation of Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, baseball. Instead of hitting a pitched ball, the batter hits June 13-August 2. Team Fee is $500. the ball from an adjustable tee. The emphasis will be on the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, *All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will team play, and good sportsmanship. Participants should be charged an additional $2. have their own baseball glove. Youth in pre-kindergarten (5


City of Pullman

May 2018

Pullman ArtWalk 2018 ArtWalk is a family-friendly festival celebrating arts, commerce, and community! This year the city of Pullman celebrates 130 years as an incorporated city! To recognize this milestone anniversary, the Pullman Arts Commission is expanding the 9th annual ArtWalk to include a pedestrian-friendly street fair with art, crafts, live stage performances, food, and interactive activities for youth, including the popular Kid’s Art Studio. Celebrate all the reasons why Pullman as a great place to work, live, and play! The ArtWalk runs from Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. On Thursday, the event will kickoff with the unveiling of two new utility box wraps followed by the Artist Meet and Greet. There will be artist receptions at participating locations throughout the three-day event, which will wrap up Saturday evening at the Main Stage where Mayor Glenn Johnson will present his annual Mayor’s Award to one deserving Pullman resident. All ArtWalk events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information on these events, please visit the Pullman Arts Commission on Facebook or contact Lori Lewis at (509) 338-3269 or lori.lewis@neill-lib.org.

Reading makes your mind bloom Children’s programs

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. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or lmdavison66@gmail.com for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hecht meeting room. For the month of May, members may read any autobiography or biography of their choosing. All books will be shared and discussed in the monthly book club meeting. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 334-3595.

Pre-registration is not required for any of our Youth Service Programs. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at kathleen@neill-lib.org or (509) 338-3258 • 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. Call for weekly scheduling. • Time For Twos Story Time (2-3 years) meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy fun books, songs, rhymes, flannel board stories, movement activities and more.

• Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) meets every • Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy wonderful meets every Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Hecht books, stories, puppets, songs, rhymes, flannel meeting room. Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to work board stories, movement activities and more. on your projects, share tips, and get new ideas. All Neill Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, skill levels are welcome. For more information, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day to contact the library at (509) 334-3595. honor those who died in service to our country. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club Library Hours meets every Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. in Monday to Thursday • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. the Hecht meeting room. Come work on your Friday & Saturday • noon – 6 p.m. sewing projects. All skill levels are welcome. Some Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Avenue machines are available or bring your own. For www.neill-lib.org • (509) 334-3595 more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595.

ACTIVE ADULTS Palouse Falls A sight to behold, this unique 200-foot falls is virtually out in the middle of nowhere. Bring your camera for taking pictures of the beautiful falls and surrounding area. We will stop at The Lacrosse Café for breakfast on the way. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the park. Home pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 10. We leave city hall at 8:30 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by May 4. *Fee: $16, which includes snacks, escort, and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Northwest Rail Museum We will travel to Reardan, Wash. to visit the largest railroad museum in the Inland Northwest. It offers a gigantic collection of railroad memorabilia, 25 full-sized rail cars, the last Spokane street car, model trains, and more. We will lunch afterward at the Highway Café. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by May 11. *Fee: $19, which includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

AARP Driver Program This course covers state laws, driving conditions, and safety. Upon course completion, seniors qualify for the state-mandated insurance premium reduction. Spring classes will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Dennis Griner 509-878-1420 for registration

information on classes. This offering is also listed in the Senior Association Newsletters.

Pie Safe Bakery/Brush Creek Creamery Lunch here was so good, we are going back to Deary for more great food, even greater desserts, and a gift shop too. We will tour the local area on the way back. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by May 17. *Fee: $11, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Steptoe Butte, Tekoa & Oakesdale Journey with us to the Top of the World in the Palouse area. Many have heard of it, even seen it on trips to Spokane, but rarely driven to the top and enjoyed the spectacular view. We will be hoping for a clear day when one can see for a hundred miles. Afterward we will have lunch at the Tekoa Feeding Station restaurant. We also will visit Oakesdale, Garfield and Palouse. Home pick-up begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 24. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by May 18. *Fee: $10, which includes escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2018 Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may have already filled up during preregistration.

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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: (509) 338-3208 • Fax: (509) 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: (509) 334-0802 Web address: www.pullman-wa.gov

National Police Week 2018 Honoring and Remembering Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week, May 13-19, to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as their family members, friends and fellow officers left behind. This year, the names of 360 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 394 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now. The names of all 360 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Sunday evening, May 13, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 5 p.m. (PDT) on May 13. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins commented, “Law enforcement officers in the city of Pullman, the state of Washington and throughout the nation put their lives on the line every day for their communities. We are fortunate that these brave men and women have chosen to dedicate their lives to the safety of others.” For more information about National Police Week, please visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund online at www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.


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May 2018


City of Pullman

May 2018

 Pullman Community Update 9

2017 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Pullman Drinking Water System, Pullman WA Dear Water Customers: The city of Pullman Water Department is pleased to present a summary on the quality of the water provided to you during the past year. The federal Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that utilities issue an annual “Consumer Confidence” report to customers in addition to other notices that may also be required by law. This report details where our water comes from, what it contains, and the risks that water testing and water treatment are designed to prevent. The City of Pullman is committed to providing you with a safe and reliable water supply. Informed customers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water. City of Pullman drinking water meets or surpasses most federal and state drinking water standards. Call us for more information about the next opportunity for public participation in decisions about our drinking water, or find out more on the Internet at http:// www.pullman-wa.gov.

Overview In 2017, the city of Pullman Water Department pumped, treated, and distributed over 930 million gallons of water. The average daily use per capita for the year was

92.8 gallons per person. The city also distributed free water conservation devices to the public. The city of Pullman is an active member of the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) and, with the support of the residents of Pullman, has made great strides in maintaining, protecting, and conserving the city’s water supply. For more information on the mission of PBAC visit the PBAC website at http:// www.webs.uidaho.edu/pbac/.

Water Source Pullman is supplied by groundwater pumped from five wells located throughout the city. The wells range in depth from 167 to 932 feet.

An Explanation of the Water Quality Data Table The table displays the results of our water quality analyses. Every regulated contaminant that was detected in the water— even in the minutest trace, is listed here. The table contains the name of each substance, the highest level allowed by regulation; the ideal goals for public health, the amount detected, the usual sources of such contamination, footnotes explaining the findings, and a key to units of measurement. Important Definitions • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in

drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. • Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow. • Treatment Technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

EPA Primary Standards Date Contaminant1 Sampled 2

Range of Detections Unit MCL MCLG 6

Major Sources in Drinking Water

Violation

Barium 11/16/2016 0.0707 - 0.0969 mg/l 2 2

Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.

No

Chlorine

Water additive to control microbes

No

Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits.

No

12/26/2017

0 - 1.06

ppm

MRDL=4.0 MRDLG=4.0

Chromium (Total) 11/16/2016 0.00121 - 0.00302 mg/l 0.1 0.1

Copper3 11/16/2016 0.00249 - 0.248 mg/l AL=1.3 AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

No

Fluoride 12/6/2017 0.443 - 1.56 ppm 4.0 4.0

Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

No

Gross Alpha Radiation 10/18/2017 0.246 - 3.44 pCi/l 15 0 Erosion of natural deposits of certain mineral that are radioactive and may emit a form of radiation known as “alpha radiation”.

No

Lead4 10/31/2016 0.00103 - 0.00795 mg/l AL=0.015 AL=0.0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

No

Nitrate as Nitrogen 7/14/2015 3.42 mg/l 10 10 Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage

No

Radium 228

No

10/18/2017

0.0321 - 0.631

pCi/l

5

0

Erosion of natural deposits

Selenium 5/22/2013 0.00158 mg/l 0.05 0.05 Discharge from petroleum refineries and mines; erosion of natural deposits

No

Total Trihalomethane 8/12/2016 0.4 - 7.65 ug/l 80 n/a Byproduct of drinking water disinfection

No

Turbidity

11/16/2016

0.027 - 0.63

Soil runoff

No

Contaminant1

Date2 Sampled

Range of6 Detections Unit MCL MCLG

Major Sources in Drinking Water

Violation

Chloride

11/16/2016

4.88 - 8.56

mg/l

250

Erosion of natural deposits

No

Color

11/16/2016

10

color unit

15

Erosion of natural deposits

No

NTU

5

n/a

EPA Secondary Standards

Copper 11/16/2016 0.00249 - 0.248 mg/l AL=1.3 AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits

No

Fluoride 12/6/2017 0.443 - 1.56 ppm 4.0 4.0

Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

No

Iron

11/16/2016

0.358 - 0.411

mg/l

0.3

Erosion of natural deposits

Yes5

Manganese

11/16/2016

0.0327 - 0.0519

mg/l

0.05

Erosion of natural deposits

Yes5

Sulfate

11/16/2016

2.01 - 8.7

mg/l

250

Erosion of natural deposits

No

Total Dissolved Solids

11/16/2016

204 - 224

mg/l

500

Erosion of natrual deposits

No

Zinc

11/16/2016

0.00154 - 0.00589

mg/l

5

Erosion of natural deposits

No

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Footnotes: 1. Only contaminants that were found in the drinking water are listed. 2. Some contaminants are not required to be sampled annually. Only the most recent sample date is listed. 3. The highest detection is reported as the 90th percentile sample. In 2016 a total of 35 samples were analyzed with 0 above the Action Limit 4. The highest detection is reported as the 90th percentile sample. In 2016 a total of 35 samples were analyzed with 0 above the Action Limit 5. Iron and manganese are not regulated by the EPA, however, the Washington State Department of Health has established a Secondary MCL for iron and manganese. Secondary MCLs are based on factors other than health effects. For these contaminants, aesthetic quality is the basis for the Secondary MCL. There are no requirements to treat or remove these contaminants from the drinking water. 6. The lowest to highest detected contaminant levels for any contaminant for samples taken between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2017. Key: ND = None Detected ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/L) ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L) umhos/cm = micromhos per centimeter

Required Additional Health Information To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes limits on the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1 (800) 426-4791. Our drinking water is groundwater supplied by five underground wells. As water travels over the surface of or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and radioactive materials, and can pick up many substances produced by the presence of animals or human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: A. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can occur naturally or result from storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. B. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, storm water runoff, and residential uses. C. Microbial contaminants such as viruses, parasites and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations or wildlife. D. Radioactive contaminants which can occur naturally or result from oil and gas production and mining activities. E. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organics, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, storm water runoff and septic systems. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, those who have had organ transplants, those with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1 (800) 426-4791. In Washington state, lead in drinking water comes primarily from materials and components used in household plumbing. The more time water has been sitting in pipes the more dissolved metals, such as lead, it may contain. Elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children. To help reduce potential exposure to lead: for any drinking water tap that has not been used for six hours or more, flush water through the tap until the water is noticeably colder before using for drinking or cooking. You can use the flushed water for watering plants, washing dishes or general cleaning. Only use water from the cold-water tap for drinking, cooking and especially for making baby formula. Hot water is likely to contain higher levels of lead. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water is available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 4264791 or online at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Compliance Other Monitoring The city of Pullman also tests for other substances and microscopic organisms that are sometimes found in water for which no standards have been set. The city has taken the initiative to monitor issues that concern the people in this area, even though the city is not required by law to do so. As part of the city’s water quality report, it is important to point out that tests have been performed to detect the presence of herbicides and pesticides and no evidence of either has been found. The city of Pullman is active in protecting the community and will notify consumers immediately of any waterborne health threat. The city of Pullman Water Department is available to answer any questions regarding water quality and supply. Please contact Art Garro at (509) 338-3238 for more information. Water Quality Data for community water systems throughout the United States is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.waterdata.com.


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Pullman School District

May 2018

PHS Art Installation “Floating Colors” Is Unveiled

On Monday, April 9th, artist Etsuko Ichikawa shared a presentation walking through her creative process, from concept to production. Community members then enjoyed a short ceremony introducing the art installation at PHS and had an opportunity to see the work of art in person. “Floating Colors” is a permanent art display in the front entry of PHS, made possible by a generous grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

Why are we creating elementary attendance boundaries? Bob Maxwell, Superintendent Why are we creating elementary attendance boundaries? Currently, this is a frequently asked question in our community. As a community we continue to witness continued and sustained growth. Take a drive around our community and you see new construction in downtown Pullman and various neighborhoods. Our community responded to this growth by approving a bond to build another elementary school. The opening of Kamiak Elementary in the fall of 2019 will provide the opportunity for our district to meet the state’s K-3 small class size initiative, address over-crowded schools and provide room for future growth at each of our elementary schools. The addition of a new elementary school also gives us the opportunity to establish attendance boundaries, and in essence create four new great schools. The process of creating elementary attendance boundaries began in fall 2017 with a ThoughtExchange survey to all families and community members. The survey focused on learning what the community most values regarding the establishment of elementary attendance boundaries, and to learn what questions the community had regarding the process of adjusting the elementary school attendance boundaries. In November 2017, an elementary attendance boundary committee selection process began. The committee applications were advertised and posted on the district website. A representative group consisting of parents, community members and administrators was selected. In addition, a certificated representative group provided feedback and input. In order to maximize efficiency and seek expert guidance, the district consulted with Pullman’s planning department to learn about residential growth including preliminary subdivisions approved, and possible future development. In addition, the district hired FLO Analytics, a company that provides specialized software and expertise to develop various “attendance proposals” containing student numbers and demographic data. The software and guidance provided immediate maps and data sets to help the committee assess a variety of draft proposals related to the established guiding principles (criteria).

The committee developed a charter to establish their purpose, member roles, group norms, a consensus process and standards for communication. The committee also established the guiding principles (criteria) based on community feedback from the ThoughtExchange process. The guiding principles helped the committee to assess the viability of each attendance boundary proposal. The committee spent numerous hours and attended many meetings over several months to explore various attendance boundary proposals in search of a proposal that met the highest number of guiding principles. The members of the committee also spent numerous hours meeting with their constituents to receive input and share information regarding the process. After each meeting a written summary was developed and shared on our district website, and through social media to inform the community regarding the progress of the elementary attendance boundary committee. After the committee developed a proposal that closely met the guiding principles, the proposal was shared at an open house on March 14th. During the open house our staff shared the process, a draft of the elementary attendance boundary proposal, answered questions, and received feedback. The committee read each piece of feedback received and carefully looked at suggestions. The committee evaluated the data sets based on the suggestions provided in the feedback. After thorough review and discussion, the committee reached a consensus to move forward to the school board the proposal shared at the open house on March 14th. The school board discussed the elementary attendance boundary proposal at the April 11th board meeting and will take action at the April 25th board meeting. The new elementary attendance boundaries will become effective Fall of 2019. I want to again thank the community for the generous support of the bond to build Kamiak Elementary. Thank you to our staff and community members for their support and input and the members of the elementary attendance boundary committee for their dedication to this process and our community. Thank you all for serving both our school district and community.

Committee Members: • Maren Barnett, Parent - Sunnyside/busable area • Pam Brantner, Sunnyside Principal • Shannon Focht, Communications Coordinator • Meg Gollnick, Parent – Jefferson • Evan Hecker, Kamiak Principal • Bill Holman, Franklin Principal • Megan Itani, Assistant Director of Special Services • Vadim Jitkov, Parent – College Hill • Karl Johanson, Community Member • Shelley Jones, Parent - rural Pullman • Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent (cofacilitator) • Tammy Lehmitz, Transportation Director • Bob Maxwell, Superintendent • Craig Nelson, Jefferson Principal • Megan Rhoden, Parent – Franklin/busable area • Joe Thornton, Executive Director of Operations (cofacilitator) • Laura Tingstad, Representing PEF

Board of Directors Jim Evermann Director, District 3 jfe@psd267.org Nathan Roberts Director, District 4 nroberts@psd267.org Amanda Tanner Director, District 5 atanner@psd267.org President Allison Munch-Rotolo Director, District 2 Amunch-rotolo@psd267.org Susan Weed Director, District 1 Sweed@psd267.org


May 2018

Pullman School District

 Pullman Community Update 11

Let’s be social! Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter and Facebook! Find the latest news and updates: LIKE us on Facebook!

Pullman Education Foundation asks for your support! In 2017, The Pullman Education Foundation (PEF) provided these resources for students and teachers in the Pullman School District: • established the Innovation Grant, providing $10,000 in support for teachers integrating technology into the classroom

Pullman Public Schools: www.facebook.com/PullmanPublicSchools Kamiak Elementary: www.facebook.com/PullmanKES Franklin Elementary: www.facebook.com/PullmanFES Jefferson Elementary: www.facebook.com/PullmanJES Sunnyside Elementary: www.facebook.com/PullmanSES Lincoln Middle School: www.facebook.com/PullmanLMS Pullman High School: www.facebook.com/PullmanHS Follow us on Twitter! Pullman Public Schools: @PullmanSD Lincoln Middle School: @LMSPrincipals Pullman High School: @PullmanHS Kamiak Elementary School: @PullmanKES Instagram: @Kamiak.Elementary.School

• supported nearly $5000 in small teacher grants, allowing ideas to blossom and positively impact a large number of our students • invested in the Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience program (CLEAR) that trains educators and building staff to recognize and provide support for students who are dealing with some of life’s most challenging situations • assisted our schools’ libraries with the purchase of materials • invested in the 5th Grade Camp with the purchase of camp tents • awarded $14,000 in college scholarships As the PEF looks to grow and build upon the success we see in our schools, we are asking the community to invest in the schools, students, and educators of Pullman. This year’s appeal for financial support includes the unveiling of our new website and updated news about current activities on Facebook (@ Pullman Education Foundation). Contributions by check can be mailed to PO Box 151, Pullman, WA 99163; and we are excited to announce our new secure online payment system at www.PullmanEducationFoundation.org. Our mission is made possible through the generous support of our community. Please consider a gift to support our students and the dedicated teachers and staff of our schools. Pullman Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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.


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Habitat for Humanity

May 2018

Event Sponsors

Home Builder Sponsors

Thank you to all our guests and supporters for making Beans 'n' Jeans 2018 a success! Foundation Layer Sponsors • Alpine Vision Center • Andrea Beckett & Jeri Pool • Anytime Fitness Moscow • Brent & Donna Bradberry • Cathy & Casey Blood • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson • Connie Hall • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott • Gritman Medical Center • The Heston Family • Chip & Julie Hunter • Jennifer Ewers, Atty at Law • Joyous Joisters • Dale & Carolyn Knowles • Latah Credit Union • Mick and Cindy Nazerali • Dave Ostrom • P1FCU • Plateau Archeological Investigations • Potlatch • John & Mary Read • RE/MAX Connections • Rotary Club of Moscow • Kathy & Bryan Slinker • Tara Lew Interiors • Team Idaho Real Estate • Uniontown • Wells Fargo Bank • Windermere Pullman- Moscow

Auction Donors

• 1912 Center • Airway Hills Driving Range and Miniature Golf • Alan & Virginia Martinson • Alaska Airlines • Alexander & Barbara Hammond • Amy McMurtry • Amy Tull • Andrea Beckett

• Anytime Fitness Moscow • Anytime Fitness Pullman • Art Just for You • Artisans at the Dahmen Barn • Atom Heart Music • B&L Bicycles • Banyans on the Ridge • Berties’ Gift Shoppe at Gritman Hospital • Best Western Plus University Inn • Beth M. Cree • Bonnie’s Bags • Brenda Schultheis • Brused Books • Bryngelson & Sons Concrete • Busch Distributors • C.U. There 4-H Club Colton-Uniontown • Café Artista • Café Moro • Candis Claiborn • Cathy Blood • Cathy Kinzer • Cayuse Kids Saddle Club • Celia Boland • Chipman & Taylor • Chuck & Debbie Spurgeon • Chuck Spurgeon Construction • Clearwater Canyon Cellars • Clearwater Fly Casters • Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel • Colter’s Creek Winery • Colton Elementary School • Connie Hall • Constance Sprott • Cougar Entertainment Center • Crafted by Our Creator • Craig Whitcomb • Crimson & Grey • Crowfoot Forge & Blacksmithing School

• Dan & Joyce Leonard • Dan Hornfelt • Dave Ostrom • Disneyland Resort • Donna Baker • Donna Bradberry • Donna Slusser • Employee at Pullman Building Supply • Eva Workman • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moscow • Fantastic Sams • Foundry Kitchen & Cocktails • Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse • GAB Bookclub • GenerationsInStyle • Georgia Carpetworks • Golden Teriyaki • Grant Silvernale • Greg & Kristina Umbright • Gregg & Mindy Vance • Happy Day Restaurants • Headquarters Hari Stylist Inc. • Hodgins Drug & Hobbies • Hog Heaven Sausage • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites—Pullman • Hotel RL Spokane Inn at the Park • Jason & Trista Noble • Jason Baerlocher • Jenessa Babcock • Jennifer & Ray Wallace • Jennifer Beller • Jenny Harder • Jeri Pool • Jerry’s Auto Repair • John Yates • Josh Hardy • Juliana Cheatham • Katherine Clancy

• Kathleen Ryan • Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre • Latah County Historical Society • Leslee Miller • Linda Grant • Linda Shewey • Linhda Sagen • Lodgepole • Louise Regelin • Lovely Little Creatures • Lynne McCreight • Mary Silvernale Shook • MaryJanesFarm • Merry Cellars • Michelle’s Hair Studio • Mike Madsen • Modern Quilt Group • Moscow & Pullman Building Supply • Moscow Candy Company • Moscow Elk’s Golf Course • Moscow Food Coop • Moscow High School Art Students • Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park • Neill’s Flowers & Gifts • New Garden Restaurant • Nora Moser • North Idaho Athletic Club • Northwest Public Broadcasting • Northwest Spirit Wood • Northwest River Supplies • Old European Restaurant • Olivia Brackett • One World Café • Organic On-The-Go • Owen Wallace • Palouse Chorale • Palouse Country Candy • Palouse Discovery Science Center

• Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale • Paradise Creek Brewery • Paul & Annette Brusven, Spring Valley Family Tree Farm • Pickard Orthodontics • Pink Sweetie • Pizza Perfection • Pizza Perfection • Potlatch High School Students • Potlatch Lions Club • Potlatch Scout Troop 358 & Crew 360 • Potting Shed Creations • Pullman Chamber of Commerce & the National Lentil Festival • Pullman Dairy Queen • Pullman Fire Department • Pullman Police Department • R&R Saddle & Stitch • Racheal Eastman • Redneck Seasonings • Regional Theatre of the Palouse • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Ron Ireland • Rosalie Wold • ROW Adventures • Safari Pearl & Eclectica • Sam Dial Jewelers • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories • Seasoned House • Sella’s Restaurant • Silverwood theme Park/ Boulder Beach Water Park • Spokane Chiefs • Spokane Symphony • Steve Watson & Ed Garretson • Taco Del Mar—Pullman • Tara Lew Interiors • Team Idaho Real Estate • The Breakfast Club

• The Onion • The Sanity Seekers Quilt Group • TKL Electric • Triple Play Family Fun Park • University Collision • University of Idaho Athletics • USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council • Vandal Meats • Venture Crew Scouts • Vickie Fadness • Village Center Cinemas • Waddell & Reed of Pullman • Wallowa Lake Lodge • Wasankari Construction • Washington State Athletics • Wells Fargo Bank • White Pine Outfitters • Whitman County Associate of Realtors (WCAR) • Wild at Art • Windyridge Pet Resort • Wine Company of Moscow • Zeppoz

Dessert Dash Donors

• Anita Thorsteinson • Annette Folwell • April Young • Birch and Barley • Britt Heisel • Cathy Blood • Cathy Hannon • Christy Dearien • Claire Wallace • Dave Ostrom • Deanna Vance • Debbie Wyatt • Debra Francetich • Diana Cochran • Duane Wessels • Faye and Emily Nagler • Frances Preston

• Goosehouse Bakery • Jennifer Johnson Leung • Jim Boudreau • Jodi Garret • John Lawrence • Kathy Vietmeier • Kevin Ferry • Lilly Salow and Maia Paulson • Linda McClaine • Malia Odberg • Mary Silvernale Shook • Moscow Food Co-op • Nancy Lyle • Nancy Zabriskie • Nicole Weiss • Paige Buehler • Peggy Jenkins • Shana Pumphrey • Shelly Presley • Shirley Leendersten • Stephanie Manson • Tanya Volk • Tenley Burke • Teri Summers • Trista Noble • Valerie Morris • Vicki Leidholm

Beans ‘n’ Jeans Supporters

• Brett Hogaboam • Bonnie Nelson • Daniel & Rebecca Hailey • Glenn Johnson, Mayor of Pullman • Happy Day Catering • Helen Belt • Import Car Service • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Mary & Dale Ralston • Matt Backs, Elite Auctions • Merry Cellars • Mirror Up Imagery • Nancy & Robert Kirchmeier

• One World Café • Pullman Radio • SEL Event Center • Tri-State Outfitters • Todd Tonde, Elite Auctions • WSU Chi Omega Sorority • WSU Sigma Nu Fraternity

Beans ‘n’ Jeans Committee • April Young • Anita Thorsteinson • Cathy Blood • Connie Hall • Courtney Sams • Dave Ostrom • Jen Ewers • Jennifer Wallace • Jeri Pool • Juliana Cheatham • Kathy Slinker • Mary Silvernale Shook • Mike Madsen • Sheri Murphy • Tenley Burke • Virginia Martinson • Washington Trust Bank • Wendy Lawrence

Palouse Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

• Doug Arlt, President • Mick Nazerali, Vice President • Jason Smith, Treasurer • Connie Hall, Secretary • Cathy Blood • Leonard Johnson • Kathy Slinker • Megan Rae • Jen Ewers • Jason Noble • Dave Ostrom • Lisa Uhlenkott

Whitman County Humane Society

Meet the very handsome Caspian! Caspian is on the lookout for a home to call his own! He knows "Sit," "Down," and "Come," but is eager to learn more! He needs a home that is willing to take him on lots of walks and runs to help with his energetic self. After his walks, he will cuddle up and take a long nap! He loves all the attention he can get, and would do best as the only pet and in a mature household. Due to his behavioral quirks, he cannot go to a home with children under 16, cannot live with cats, and would do best as the only dog. We know this face is adorable, but we will be limiting his interactions to those who meet all the requirements listed above. He is a special pup looking for someone to take the time and work with him. Caspian would benefit immensely from specialized behavioral training and socialization classes. Interested in meeting this adorable dude? Stop in from 1 to 6pm Monday through Saturday. Caspian's adoption fee is $130, and will go home neutered, up to date on all vaccines, and will have a negative internal parasite test! If you have any questions about Caspian, please call us at 509-332-3422, or email at shelter@whitmanpets.org!

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman shelter@whitmanpets.org Shelter hours: Open: 1-6 PM Mon-Sat Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 poochpark@whitmanpets.org Open dawn to dusk daily WCHS President: Becky Bitter www.whitmanpets.org • Phone 332-3422

Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ City _____________________________ State, Zip _________________________ Email____________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Building Fund ___ 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 453, Pullman, WA 99163


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• PRH, Tai Chi Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, JES PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.

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• 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

• WSU Baseball vs. Oregon State, 1 p.m.

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Abbreviations

Sunday

• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628

Opinions are those of individual entities. Questions may be directed to:

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

The Pullman Community UPDATE is published monthly by:

• Kindergarten Visit Day, 8 – 11:40 a.m., pullmanchristianschool.org • Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m., City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Celebrate the Arts, Art & Guitar Recital, 7 p.m., Pullmanchristianschool.org • PSD, PHS Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.

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• Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 – 6 p.m. at LMS • PSD, PHS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3

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PSD, Fifth Grade Camp, May 7 - 11

• Pullman Chamber, GML, noon, Banyans, 509-334-3565 • PRH, Tai Chi, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall

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• PSD, Coffee with Bob – Updates from Superintendent Maxwell, noon – 1 p.m., Pioneer Center • PRH, Tai Chi, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Pub Science, 6 – 7 p.m., Paradise Creek Brewery • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Sunnyside PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

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May • WSU Commencement, Beasley Coliseum, time varies • WSU Baseball vs. Oregon State, 5 p.m. • PSD, PHS Rock Show, 7 p.m.

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• PRH, Tai Chi Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Baseball vs. USC, 5 p.m.

• PRH, Tai Chi Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Baseball vs. USC, 5 p.m.

• Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm Spring Fair, Plant Sale, and Open House 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • WSU Baseball vs. USC, 2 p.m.

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God of Carnage at RTOP Theatre 10th-12th, rtoptheatre.org

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God of Carnage at RTOP Theatre 4th & 5th, rtoptheatre.org

• PRH, Caregivers Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU, WSU Baseball vs. Oregon State, 5 p.m. • PSD, PHS Rock Show, 7 p.m.

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• PSD, Kindergarten Registration Day – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pioneer Center • PSD, LMS Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

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2018

VVRosalia Battle Days, June 2 VVPalouse Spring Hotrod, June 2 VVNLF Poster Unveiling, June 7 VVSlippery Gulch, June 15-18 VVPalouse Artists Showcase, June 22-24 VVPullman Celebration at Sunnyside Park, July 4

Coming up!

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• PRH, Tai Chi Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Curriculum Advisory Council Meeting, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in PHS Community Room • PSD, LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m. • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• PRH, Palouse Mental Illness & Advocacy Support Group, 1 – 4 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Baseball vs. USC, 1 p.m. • PRH, Palouse Pathways, must preregister, 3 – 5 p.m., see pg 3

• City government offices closed for Memorial Day • PSD, No school in honor of Memorial Day • PRH, Tai Chi Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, TBI Support Group, 6 p.m., see pg 3

Memorial Day

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• PRH, Tai Chi Level 2, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Pre Op Total Joint Class 3 p.m. • PRH, Caregivers Support, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, PHS Band Concert, 7 p.m. • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall

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PRH, Tai Chi, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 3 City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall PSD, LMS Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

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• PRH, Tai Chi, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Lupus Fibro Support Group, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. City Hall

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PRH, Tai Chi, Level 1, 1 p.m., see pg 3 WSU Baseball vs. Gonzaga, 5 p.m. PSD, FES PTA Meeting, 6:45 p.m. PRH, Work in Progress, 7 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m. , City Hall

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• WSU Baseball vs. Utah, 4 p.m. • Music on Main St, live music, 6 p.m., High Street Mall, facebook.com/ ricospublichouse • PSD, LMS Band and Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.

• Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall

• PRH, Palouse Parkinsons Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot

• Music on Main St, live music, 6 p.m., High Street Mall, facebook.com/ ricospublichouse

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• PRH, Caregivers Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Monthly Drop-In Grief Support, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Tai Chi Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • Graham Ballet Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Domey Auditorium at Gladish

18 • PDSC, 3D Art Printing, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Pullman ArtWalk, Street Fair, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Olsen St • Pullman ArtWalk, Mayor’s Art Award, 7 p.m., Neill Library Parking Lot

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25 • PRH, Tai Chi Level 3, 1 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU Baseball vs. Utah, 4 p.m.

Pullman ArtWalk, Facebook.com/PullmanArtsCommission

• Music on Main St, live music, 6 p.m., High Street Mall, facebook.com/ ricospublichouse • FES 3rd and 4th grade musical, 6:30 p.m. • Pullman ArtWalk, Artist Meet & Greet, RTOP Theatre, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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• PSD, Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • Pullman Farmers Market, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Spot Shop parking lot • PRH, BSCG: Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., see pg 3

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May 2018

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JS Threads

Rocky Wines

Jacqueline Daisley

Katherine Watts

Sandra Satterlee

Paul Kwon

Rhonda Skaggs

Pullman ArtWalk • May 17-19, 2018 Experience live stage performances! View thought-provoking works of art! Taste culinary delights! For the complete schedule for all ages, visit https://www.facebook.com/PullmanArtsCommission/


Gladish Community & Cultural Center

May 2018

 Pullman Community Update 17

Gladish hosts photographers, artists for Art Walk 2018 Gladish Community and Cultural Center will host the works of outstanding photographers and artists to capture the attention of visitors during the May 17-19 Art Walk in Pullman.

learned a great deal about her natural surroundings and the region’s native people. During this time Harder developed an interest and love for Native American Culture.

The 2018 Art Walk event at Gladish includes the spectacular photographs of Scotty Thompson taken throughout the landscape of Washington’s incredible Palouse Country.

Harder’s passion was art, and she dedicated herself to the discipline. The graduate of Washington State College joined the Nespelem Art Colony in 1937. Harder’s interest in Native American culture stayed with her throughout her life. She acquired artifacts over the years.

Thompson’s landscapes of the Palouse have captured the beauty of our seasons and the colors that make this area among the most scenic in America.

A Skaggs creation

Michael Gordon is an avid photographer rarely without a camera within reach. He photographs places and things he’s found to be interesting all over the northwestern United States, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico.

A Wyatt piece.

“I count myself extremely lucky to live where I do and to travel to the places I go,” the photographer said. Gordon plans to exhibit 30 of his photos for Pullman’s Art Walk venue at Gladish.

Creative artist Rhonda Skaggs believes that art should be created because it’s fun and is appreciated not because it has monetary value. She has her studio and classroom in the Gladish Center. For Art Walk 2018 she is showing some of her ceramic vessels and her whimsical papier mâché creations both at the Gladish Center and also in the Adam Heart Music in Pullman. Skaggs offers various classes for adults and children, including realistic drawing for beginners.

“Artist in Retrospect: Remembering the Palouse Past” celebrates the region’s history through the eyes of Anne Harder Wyatt. Anne Maybelle Harder was born in 1908 in Adams County, Wash. Under the watchful eye of her father, Anne Harder Thompson’s Palouse

Gordon’s “Fox Glove”

Whitman County Historical Society purchases Pufferbelly Depot Craig Lester.

The Whitman County Historical Society (WCHS) has purchased the historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot.

The Society appointed local residents Kathy Meyer and Hackbarth to co-chair an exploratory steering committee to 1) raise funds to repay the loan and finance future development of the museum, 2) plan for the future use of the facility and its administration, and 3) move forward on needed renovations and improvements.

“This iconic downtown building is a symbol of Pullman’s rich heritage, said Linda Hackbarth, Society steering member. “The Society decided that its purchase would insure the preservation of the building as a historical site, leading to an eventual railroad and Pullman history museum.” The Northern Pacific Railroad came to Pullman in 1887, two years after the arrival of the Union Pacific line. The Depot today Both railroads served the community with small wooden The building was purchased in 1988 by the late Dan stations—the Union Pacific on the south side of the Palouse Antoni, who named it the Pufferbelly Depot. Antoni turned River and the NP on the north—just a block apart. it into his real estate office and rented the eastern side to In 1901 the NP depot was relocated a bit closer to the the vehicle licensing department. He added three Pullman tracks when commuters became tired of walking through cars, a locomotive, and Great Northern caboose which he the mud to meet the trains. A spot east of Grand Avenue and placed on rails next to the building. His daughter Meghan along the river became its permanent site. A 32x160-foot inherited the depot and was seeking a way to preserve it. frame building was replaced in 1917 by the brick structure The acquisition became possible when an anonymous that exists today. Hundreds of WSU students arrived on local donor stepped forward and negotiated with Ms. Antoni campus via “Cougar Special” trains from Seattle and to secure the entire holdings for the Whitman County Tacoma. The depot continued to be used until 1970 when Historical Society. Under the leadership of Society president passenger service was discontinued. Then it served as offices Greg Partch, much of the negotiations were handled by for the Soil Conservation District. Partch, Jon Anderson and Ed Garretson with realtor

“We see great potential in developing a museum in downtown Pullman and want to encourage any interested folks to help plan for its future,” said Hackbarth. “We are calling for all railroad buffs, historic preservation enthusiasts, potential museum planners, and general Pullman lovers to join us.” For further information on how to support this effort or join the steering committee, contact Meyer, (509) 334-9089, klemeyer@gmail.com; Hackbarth, (208) 627-3460; or Anderson—WCHS treasurer, (509)-595-1427, jpacpa@ pullman.com.

Graham Ballet’s Spring Concert is set for 7 p.m. May 18 in Gladish’s Domey Auditorium.

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, thanhxuan@gmail.com • 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 jessicaspanish@yahoo.com • 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: www.gladishcommunity.org Email us: Gladish@pullman.com


Community Action Center

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Chef's Challenge Raises Over $13,000 for Community Food

Chef Lee Wilkins went home with the Golden Spatula at Community Action Center’s 2nd Annual Chef’s Challenge on March 25 at the SEL Event Center, which raised $13,360 to makes sure healthy food is accessible to local people experiencing hunger. During Chef’s Challenge, three local chefs competed to create the best appetizers and entrées from food bank offerings, including mystery ingredients that included canned pork, tilapia, starfruit, and a chocolate peanut butter Easter Bunny. Chef Lee, Northwest Area Manager for Greek House Chefs, competed against Chef Will Wohlfeil of South Fork and Chef Howard Campbell of WSU’s Southside Café. The 212 attendees had the chance to bid on silent auction items and the food created by the competing chefs. Proceeds from the event will be used to strengthen Community Action Center’s Community Food programs, including the Food Bank, Gardens, Cooking Classes, and Food Rescue.

2018 Community Needs Assessment Underway In April, surveys went out to 1,500 randomly selected Whitman County households as the first step in a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment that will help local governments, medical facilities, and nonprofits uncover and meet the county’s top needs.

Health Network took concrete steps to reach out to dental health centers, invited Yakima Valley Farm Workers to meet the need, and helped them make the commitment to set up a dental clinic for low-income patients in Pullman.

Whitman County Health Network, including representation from Community Action Center, is heading up the 2018 Community Needs Assessment. Twenty-two different stakeholders are working together on the initiative, with costs for the project shared between eleven different organizations.

Mental health needs uncovered through the 2015 assessment also led to a trauma-informed school pilot project at Sunnyside Elementary in Pullman. All staff were trained in how to recognize and intervene in situations where students may be experiencing trauma at home, whether it is going hungry, abuse, or witnessing violence.

“What are the things that regularly create barriers for people in pursuing and achieving their life goals?” Pullman Regional Hospital CEO Scott Adams asks. “I don’t want to put a definition on what that might be for any one person. Still, we want to be able to understand the most prevalent barriers.” The needs assessment will result in a stronger community. Adams says the hospital is one part of a larger partnership that can prevent injury and poor physical and mental health in Whitman County. “At Pullman Regional Hospital, we are good at addressing bad things when they happen. However, with other parts of the community system we can prevent bad things from happening in the first place. Many things contribute to that: food, safe streets, safe housing, education, employment.” The last Community Needs Assessment prior to this effort was completed in 2015. At that time, the process uncovered a large barrier to dental care for low-income residents. Whitman County

Results of the Community Needs Assessment will be published in September. The document will be used to plan and prioritize future projects that will impact Whitman County. “I see a growing community awareness of our hopes and plans, as articulated in Pullman 2040,” Adams says. “We are all asking, ‘what do we want our community to be, look like, feel like?’ Understanding needs at a grassroots level will help us be the community we want to be.”

This class is a chance to learn cooking skills, nutrition, and meet your neighbors. Free class, students receive ingredients to replicate the meals at home. Classes will take place once a week starting May 17 from 3:30-5:30 in the Community Kitchen at CAC.

The Community Food Bank is in need of the following donations:

River View Project to House 56 Families

Community Action Center was recently awarded $800,000 from the Washington State Housing Trust to build River View Apartments, a fifty-six-unit complex that will provide affordable housing in Pullman. The units are slated to be finished in summer 2019 and will house low-income families with children, veterans, and people with disabilities. “Our goal at CAC is to help every Whitman County resident improve their ability to be in stable housing, and to increase longterm self-sufficiency,” said Executive Director Jeff Guyett. “Last year we were able to house 206 families—now we can do better, for more families.” River View Apartments will be located within walking distance of retail services like Wal-Mart, hospitals and clinics, jobs, and bus stops. The units will be built off Fairmont Road, southeast of Pullman Regional Hospital and south of Pullman Village Centre Cinemas. The apartments will feature attractive landscaping, green spaces, and a playground. The project fills an urgent need for safe housing for families transitioning out of homelessness, very low-income, and lowincome residents. It also fills a gap for affordable family housing in an area where new rental housing is typically built and marketed with college students in mind. According to a recent Housing Needs Assessment, the high cost of rentals in Pullman makes housing unaffordable for 90% of families with very low incomes (around $25,000 per year for a family of four) and 77% of households with low incomes (around $35,000 per year for a family of four).

Palouse Tables Community Meetings: A chance to discuss food and community planning Come join us and give us your thoughts on the future of food and how to end hunger on the Palouse! We are especially interested in your input if you sometimes wonder how you will pay for food for yourself and your family—or if you have developed creative solutions to finding and preparing the food you need on a tight budget! • May 8: 5:30-7:30 in Oaksdale School Cafeteria

Cooking Matters Class!

Community Food

May 2018

• May 22: 5:30-7:30 at the Armory Building in Pullman, WA • June 5: 5:30-7:30 in Uniontown at the Community Center • June 12: in Palouse at the Community Center • June 30: Farm to Food Bank Scavenger Hunt and Community Meeting. Starts at The Center at the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library at 1:00PM.

FOOD PANTRY

BREAD ROOM

MONDAY

Closed

8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

TUESDAY

Closed

8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

• Canned meat (chicken, tuna)

• Canned soups and sauces

• Chili

• Canned fruit

WEDNESDAY

11 am – 1:00 pm

8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30pm

• Meals in a can (ravioli)

• Toilet paper & diapers/diaper wipes

THURSDAY

4 pm – 6:00 pm

8 am – noon; 1pm – 6:00 pm

FRIDAY

Closed

8 am – noon; 1pm – 4:30 pm

• Ramen noodles

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

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


May 2018

Palouse Discovery Science Center

 Pullman Community Update 19

Free Admission to Over 300 Science Centers with Your PDSC Membership! by Laura Girardeau (Member since 2009) On spring break, I was delighted to find that my PDSC family membership got me and my family in FREE to the Arizona Science Center! I just flashed my card and we were in! This saved us about $60 for a one-day visit. In fact, your PDSC membership card gives you (and often your family) FREE admission to over 300 major science centers in the U.S.! There's no limit on how many science centers and museums you can visit. As you prepare for summer trips, check out the list of ASTC partner science centers and plan your free visits! (Make sure to bring your PDSC membership card with you). Go to the ASTC Travel Passport at http://www.astc.org/passport/ to search science centers and states. Cash in on incredible savings with your PDSC membership, and have a great summer!

May 2018 Activities at PDSC

Growing Garden

Tue. May 1, 11:00........................................................... What do Plants Need? 4:00............................................................ What do Plants Need? Wed. May 2, 11:00......................................................... The Herb Garden Thu. May 3, 11:00........................................................... Watch them Grow Fri. May 4, 11:00............................................................. “V” is for Vegetables!

Changing Weather

Tue. May 8, 11:00........................................................... What is a Cloud? 4:00............................................................. What is a Cloud? Wed. May 9, 11:00......................................................... Wind Ideas Thu. May 10, 11:00......................................................... Wind Power Fri. May 11, 11:00........................................................... Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Bugs and More Bugs!

Tue. May 15, 11:00......................................................... Dragonflies 4:00........................................................... Dragonflies Wed. May 16, 11:00....................................................... Lady Bugs Thu. May 17, 11:00......................................................... How Do They Move? Fri. May 18, 11:00........................................................... Bee Life Cycle

Hopping Around

Tue. May 22, 11:00......................................................... Frog and Toad Noises 4:00........................................................... Frog and Toad Noises Wed. May 23, 11:00....................................................... Hopping Around Thu. May 24, 11:00......................................................... What’s the Difference? Fri. May 25, 11:00........................................................... Tadpole Transformation

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wed-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Call 509.332.6869 for more information. Become a Member Today! Membership info online or call the science center!

Nature Made

Tue. May 29, 11:00......................................................... Put a Cork in It! 4:00........................................................... Put a Cork in It! Wed. May 30, 11:00....................................................... Made of Clay Thu. May 31, 11:00......................................................... Knock on Wood Fri. Jun. 1, 11:00............................................................. Nature’s Jewelry

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


May 2018

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

May 2018

 Pullman Community Update 21

BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE MONTH (Bio Electric Magnetic Energy Regulation) Kiwanis Club of Pullman PO Box 716 Pullman, WA 99163 (509) 592-8406 kiwanisclubofpullman.org

NEW MEMBERS

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Garren Shannon Pullman, WA Bartco Ranch LLC 103 Harms Rd Pullman, WA (509) 432-4890

Sue Barrington is a local business owner, Independent BEMER Distributor in Pullman. Sue and her family have had the pleasure of calling Pullman their home for over 30 years. Sue received her degree from WSU in Dietetics in 1985 and has been promoting healthy living ever since.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

To learn more or to schedule a complimentary session please contact Sue at 509-595-7485, or Suzanne. barrington@bemermail.com.

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: • Amber’s Grooming Salon • Avalon Care Center-Pullman • BookPeople of Moscow • Carmel Minogue CPA & Associates Inc • Citizen’s Climate Lobby Palouse Region Chapter • Fairfield Inn & Suites • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho • Higginson’s Home Center & Sleep Shop • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Jonny Fisher, DDS • Kimball Funeral Home • Largent’s Pullman Appliance • MTR Western • Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing • Palouse Trading • Pullman Christian School • Pullman Firefighters – L1892 • Pullman Radio Stations • Pullman Subway • Pullman Vision Source • RE/MAX – Deb Sherritt • Regional Theatre of the Palouse • Rural Resources • Sella’s Calzone, Pizza & Pasta • Student Entertainment Board • Whitman County Historical Society • Whitman County Landlord-Tenant Society • WSU – Office of Research • WSU Foundation

Sierra Robinson

Abigail Tingstad

Sierra Robinson, daughter of Mark and Sharon Robinson, is an honors senior at PHS. Sierra has maintained a 4.0 GPA while being involved in a wide variety of activities. In addition to her studies, Sierra also is involved with her church youth group. During her time at PHS, Sierra has participated in Varsity soccer, Varsity tennis, key club, spirit club, world language club, Distinguished Young Women, athletic counsel, drama club, and has participated in ASB, serving as class president her Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. She started Link Crew as a new club at Pullman High School this year and is serving as president. This club helps incoming freshmen by providing them with upperclassmen peer mentors to ease the transition from middle school to high school. She has also found great success in athletics and served as soccer team captain for two years in addition to being awarded multiple all-league titles.

Abigail Tingstad, daughter of Dr. Ed and Laura Tingstad, is an honors senior at PHS. One of Abigail’s favorite memories from her time at PHS is “In my world history class sophomore year we did a model UN and I was the ambassador for Israel. We researched issues that affected human rights in our respective countries and, due to the controversy surrounding Israel, my resolution was hotly debated. Having the ability to represent something bigger than myself was enlightening. The entire process felt very authentic and it gave me a sense of how the world functions and how different countries side on certain topics. It was a cultural experience inside the classroom.”

Sierra has enjoyed her time at PHS; “I have been given the opportunity at Pullman High School to excel at not only academics but also extra-curricular activities. Being a part of numerous sports teams and clubs has gotten me involved with the student body and provided me with leadership opportunities. I will cherish the relationships I've made and the skills I have learned.” After graduation, Sierra plans to attend Brigham Young University in the fall of 2018 and is interested in studying elementary education. She is also planning on serving an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints following her first year of college.

While attending PHS, Abigail has participated in ASB, track & field, soccer, tennis, key club, spirit club, Link Crew, Drama club and athletic council. In addition to her studies and extra-curricular activities she also volunteers in the nursery at her church and participates in a serve fest through her church, completing various tasks for those in need of assistance. After graduation, Abigail plans to attend Whitworth University pursuing a degree in the medical field, possibly pharmacy or pre-med. “I want to be a strong, empowered, ambitious woman who is unafraid to ‘pull up a seat at the table’ and speak up for what is right. I have strong beliefs that women need to fill the upper-level, executive positions in society, and that can be done in every field.”


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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

May 2018

Thank you, Pullman, for making our th 40 Annual Cabaret a great event! Special thanks to

Arts, FirstStrike Advertising, Foundry Kitchen & Cocktails, Gladish Community & Cultural Center, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Glassphemy, Gold Canyon, Grace SOULutions, Washington State University, Dissmore’ IGA, Gritman Medical Center, Guerrilla Paintball, Your Pullman Radio Stations, SEL Event Center, Happy Day Catering, Hilltop Inn and Restaurant, Happy Day Catering, Mayor Glenn Johnson, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, HRC Wealth Patrick Merry, Austin Booker, Camille Booker, Rod Management, LLC, Identity Salon Day Spa, Inland Wessellman, ASWSU, Avista Utilities, Chipman NW Broadcasting, Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & & Taylor Chevrolet, Hilltop Inn & Restaurant, Brown, j&h Printing, Jacqueline & Roger Daisley, Inland Cellular, Irwin Myklebust, Savage & Jane Fredrickson, Jess Ford of Pullman, Ken Brown, Steve Martonick, Moscow Chamber of Paulson Plumbing, Kenworthy Performing Arts Commerce, Joe Pitzer- RE/MAX Home and Land, Centre, La Casa Lopez, Les Schwab Tire, Lewiston Presnell Gage, Pullman Radio, Pullman Regional Morning Tribune, Lifeflight Network, Little Hospital, Washington Trust Bank, Washington Green Guesthouse, Marketing Solutions NW, State University- President Kirk Shulz, Fernada Merry Cellars, Michael L. Lowery CPA, Moscow Amal, Carol Cooper, Marie Dymkoski, Sue Guyett, Candy, Museum of Glass, Myers Auto Rebuild – Payton Krumsick, Kimberly Marshall, Britnee Towing, National Lentil Festival, Neill's Flowers Packwood, Lisa Thompson, Elizabeth Russell, & Gifts, NRS, Odom Northwest Distributors, Berta Niyazova, Noell Kinyon and PCMA. Palouse Chamber of Commerce, Palouse Country Candy, Palouse Empire Gymnastics, Palouse Thank you to the following businesses Juice, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Palouse River and donors: Quilts, PalousePics.com, Paradise Creek Brewery, Ace Hardware Pullman, Airway Hills Golf Peet Dryer, Inc, Pickard Orthodontics, Pinot's Center, Allegra/Image 360, Andru Gomez Music, Palette, Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union, Anytime Fitness, Apparel, Merchandising, Designs Precision Engraving, Pullman Building Supply, and Textiles at WSU, Art Beat Inc., Artisans at Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Pullman Civic the Dahmen Barn, Auntie Anne's Pretzel Perfect, Theatre, Pullman Disposal Service, Pullman Avista Utilities, B&L Bicycle, Banner Bank, Fire Department, Pullman Police Department, Banyans on the Ridge, BEMER - Bio Electric Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman Subway, Magnetic Energy Regulation, Best Western Plus Regency Pullman Retirement and Assisted Living, University Inn, Birch & Barley, Blood Diamond Residence Inn Marriott, WSU Pullman, Rico's Ink, BookPeople of Moscow, Brelsford WSU Tavern, Rockstar Tan Bar, Roost Coffee & Market, Visitor Center, Carmel Minogue, CPA, Cartridge Salmon River Experience, Sam Dial Jewelers, World & Jacob T. Davis, Ccooper Services, Sam's Apothecary, Scott Stuhlberg, Sea Glass Fine Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Clearwater Art Photography, SEL Event Center, Sherwin Canyon Cellars, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Williams Pullman, Snap Fitness, Spokane Chiefs College Hill Custom Threads, Columbia Bank, Hockey Club, Spokane Comedy Club, Spokane Community Action Center, Courtyard Marriott, Indians Baseball Club, Sunset Mart, Susan Weed, WSU Pullman, Crimson & Gray, Dancing Swire Coca-Cola, SYG Nursery & Landscaping, Chocolate, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Tacoma Rainiers, Tail Waggin' Adventures, Del & Mid Rowland Estate, Dissmore's IGA, Team Washington Real Estate, Tammy Lewis, The Eastside Marketplace, Etsi Bravo, Evergreen Tire Breakfast Club, The Churchyard Inn, The Moscow & Auto Repair, Festival Dance and Performing Food Co-op, The Pullman Radio Group, The

Seasoned House, Three Rivers Craft Shop, Triple Play, Village Centre Cinemas, Waddell & Reed Financial Planning, Walmart, Washington State University - Office of the President, Washington Trust Bank, Wheatland Express, Whitman County Library, WSU Administrative Professional Advisory Council, WSU Alumni Association, WSU Athletics, WSU Carson College of Business, WSU Commencement, WSU Connections, WSU Cougar Athletic Fund, WSU Foundation, WSU Horticulture Club, WSU Press, WSU Trademark Licensing Office, WSU University Recreation, Yellow Duck Refrigeration, YMCA of the Palouse, Zeppoz, Zoe Coffee & Kitchen

General Membership LUNCHEON SPEAKER: WSU President Kirk Schulz Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12-1pm HOSTED AT: Banyan’s on the Ridge Cost is $15 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to May 4; $18 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members Reservations are required for all attendees RSVP by noon on Friday, May 4 to chamber@pullmanchamber.com or (509) 334-3565, or register online at pullmanchamber.com


May 2018

Spokane Falls Community Colleges

 Pullman Community Update 23

PULLMAN CAMPUS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Chris Navarro

SAVE THE DATES! • Upcoming Registration Rallies For 2018 • Wednesday & Thursday May 30-31 8am-4:30pm. Testing times start between 8am and 1pm • Thursday, June 21 8am-4pm Testing 8am-2pm Current students are encouraged to register for summer and fall quarters before they leave for summer break. New students are encouraged to take care of placement testing needs.

PULLMAN CAMPUS MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Dyan Bledsoe

My name is Christopher and I found my opportunity with Spokane Falls Community College at the age of 28 after working in the private sector for 10 years. I had tried going to college right out of high school, but soon learned that it was not the right time for me. After leaving college, I started working for numerous retailers while only earning minimum wage for the better part of a decade. Upon landing my first real job as an insurance office manager, I realized that if I wanted anything better for my life, I would have to do something drastic. The opportunity to move to Seattle from Southern California presented itself and it was easily, the most drastic thing I had done in my life, but nothing really changed. I still worked for minimum wage and worked in retail. Upon moving to Pullman and discovering that the only jobs available were in Idaho, where minimum wage was hardly a living wage. I began to get discouraged. Finally, after a year of trying to survive like this, I made the decision to return to academia. My first year at SFCC was scary; I was devoting a lot of my time to a place where I was not being paid to be. I could barely make ends meet, and now I was losing a big chunk of my day being in the classroom instead of earning an income. Shortly after my third quarter, the realization really hit home. I was offered a scholarship for my tuition based on my academics. All of the hard work and attention to detail was being rewarded and it felt so great to be recognized. With this, came my second wind and the motivation that would guide my future. I eventually graduated from SFCC Pullman earning my AA-DTA with a decent grade point average. I was accepted to Washington State University where all my core requirements where waived thanks to the AA-DTA. I decided to take a position in the accounts receivables office at WSU that lead to an amazing opportunity working with the State of Washington DSHS. I began my first year at WSU while working 40 hours a week and going through training, I was attending WSU online during my junior and senior year taking 13-17 credits per semester. I eventually went on to graduate from WSU with a BS in Psychology, a minor in Human Development and I now I am currently working for the Department of Social and Health Services for the state of Washington. Today, I am still happily working for the State and I am fortunate enough to get the opportunity to come to work every day and help transform people’s situation on what is likely the worst day of their lives. I was also accepted into a Master’s program with Northcentral University as of August 2017. I am currently working full time towards a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Once this is completed, I may continue my education and earn a Ph.D., an accomplishment I would have never dreamed possible. There is no chance that any of these life-changing accomplishments would have happened without the foundation I developed at Spokane Falls. There is also no way that I would have succeeded at Spokane Falls without the incredible staff and faculty at SFCC. A special thanks to Brooklyn Brown, Andre Lamoureux, Debbie Edwards, Della Blahak, and everyone else at SFCC.

Fill Out Your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) fafsa.ed.gov Do you need assistance filling out your FAFSA? We are happy to assist you with the process. Call 509-332-2706 to schedule an appointment.

Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Campus is proud to partner with various organizations in our community. One community partner is the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). When a person in our community applies for Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, (temporary cash support for families in need), they are required to meet certain requirements. Recently, I ran into a former WorkFirst student while I was grocery shopping in town. When I had first met her, she did not have a high school diploma, had never worked for a living wage, and had never had dental insurance. She was terrified to walk through the front doors of the community college, but she bravely took that first step. In our Adult Basic Education course, she began to believe in herself, and she successfully completed her GED. Next, she enrolled in our credit programs and gained additional skills and confidence. She is now working full time at a local business in Pullman, earning a living wage that helps support her family. Her personal growth and independence are a true inspiration. This quarter, there are five students enrolled at the college participating in the WorkFirst program. I am reminded daily that education empowers and enlightens people. It makes our community a healthier and happier place to live. SFCC Pullman partnerships change lives.

You Can Directly Help SFCC Pullman Students Help! Our Pullman Scholarship Fund is running low! This year, SFCC Pullman has helped 39 local students enroll and stay in school by offering them scholarships through our Pullman Scholarship Fund. A $30.00 test scholarship helps a student that can’t afford to take their placement exam. A book scholarship gets the necessary books in a student’s hands while they are waiting for financial aid to be processed. A tuition scholarship helps a student that might have run out of financial aid, pay for the classes necessary for graduation. Please consider donating to the Pullman Scholarship Fund. Your dollars can be earmarked so that they go directly to students in need. Questions? Call Dyan Bledsoe at 509-279-6458.

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163.

(Use the 2018-2019 FAFSA)

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: Pullman@SFCC.Spokane.edu

SFCC College Code: 009544

509-332-2706 • Pullman@SFCC.Spokane.edu • www.Pullman.Spokane.edu

Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Summer and Fall 2018: April 13, 2018


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May 2018


Washington State University

May 2018

 Pullman Community Update 25

Celebrating the Class of 2018 The WSU Class of 2018 would like to thank the city of Pullman for its continued support and its dedication to making the student experience the best it can be. Commencement for the Class of 2018 will be on Saturday, May 5 in Beasley Coliseum and will be split into three separate ceremonies depending on major. • 8AM – College of Arts and Sciences, School of Environment and ROTC Commissioning • 11:30AM – Carson College of Business, Murrow College of Communication, and the College of Education • 3:00PM – College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Veterinary Medicine

Regional supporters, judges, and guests boost SURCA 2018 success Why does meat get brown on the grill? – Christina, Seattle, Wash. Dear Christina, You know summer is just around the corner when the smell of barbecue is in the air. It’s a great question you ask and it leads us to the Meats Lab at Washington State University. That’s where I met up with my friend and animal scientist, Jan Busboom. Busboom explained that meat is muscle. It has a lot of different proteins. These proteins have different jobs. One of them delivers oxygen to the cells that make up muscles. It’s a protein called myoglobin. Believe it or not, the red liquid we see in a package of meat comes primarily from myoglobin. The more myoglobin there is in a muscle cell, the redder the meat will look. Myoglobin is a big part of why meat is red in the first place—but it’s also part of the reason it turns brown on the grill, too. Like almost everything on our planet, a hamburger is made up of atoms. As you may know, atoms get together to form molecules. These parts are arranged in ways that give things certain colors, tastes, and smells. As is often the case when we heat up something, its atoms and molecules often start to move, or vibrate faster and faster. Then they transform. When we heat up the hamburger meat, the myoglobin structure begins to change. Myoglobin loses its ability to bind onto oxygen. There’s also a change in one of the iron atoms at the center of the myoglobin. These changes are happening on very small scale. But we can actually see the changes as the red meat transforms into a juicy brown hamburger patty. Sincerely, Dr. Universe

When the seventh annual WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) wrapped up in the CUB on April 2, 44 awards had been presented to 54 students, 170 judges had evaluated more than 200 posters, and hundreds of campus and community members had visited with more than 250 presenters.

bumble bee communities on small farms, and from left-over women and collectivist feminism in modern China to the economic effectiveness of livestock risk protection.

Donor investment in students

Wide-ranging topics

Thanks to generous donors, nearly $10,000 was distributed to top presenters as SURCA awards, said Pressley. They include: Alturas Analytics, Inc., a Moscow, Idahobased bioanalytical laboratory; The Boeing Co.; Robert H. (’77 Engineering and Honors) and Mary L. Rieck, Coug parents from Richland; the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program; and the WSU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

“I think this year’s student presentations covered the most ground and were the most diverse in SURCA history,” Pressley said.

For more information about SURCA, award winners and their research topics, and this year’s event, please visit https://SURCA.wsu.edu/.

“By all accounts, SURCA 2018 was a great event,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. “Posters in eight academic categories featured the work and results of student investigations with their mentors.”

Topics ranged from remote sensing to predict wheat agronomic characteristics to hair cell regeneration linked to evolutionary changes within protein sequences, from examining mindfulness and body image in the context of yoga to the interaction of

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Pullman Community Council on Aging

Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors Caring individual volunteers helped a number of

seniors in their homes. What a difference they have made in the seniors’ lives! • Ally Bradetich

• Jo Ann Mildren

• Colin Gulbrandsen

• Tracy Myers

• Jim Hoar

• Linda Patterson

• Max Huffaker

• Jenaya Pynn

• Megan Lee

• Greg & Nick Umbright

Community and university group volunteers

provided seasonal yard care, home care, and other tasks.

These groups are a fantastic part of our community’s legacy of giving. • Pullman Rotary Club • Real Life Church Servefest • Washington Trust Bank • Chi Delta Sigma, WSU

• WSU Center for Civic Engagement student teams • WSU Circle K

Senior Chore Service Senior Chore Service, a volunteer chore network for seniors who need an extra hand around the house, is one of Pullman Community Council on Aging’s essential programs to assist Pullman seniors to remain in their homes. Community and university volunteers provide service free of charge, including yard care, light housework and maintenance, seasonal chores and companionship. In addition to individual volunteers, community and student groups provide onetime group service projects. Pullman Community Council on Aging’s Board of Directors also recognizes Kristina Umbright for her many years’ involvement assisting seniors through both Meals on Wheels and overseeing Senior Chore Service. She enriched the lives of all the seniors and volunteers she worked with. Thank you, Kristina! Thank you to the generous individual and group volunteers who make Senior Chore Service a remarkable part of our caring community.

Contact Us PullmanCCoA.org PullmanComCoA@gmail.com • 509/339-4000 PullmanSrChores@gmail.com • 509/332-9627

The Pullman Community Council on Aging improves the quality of life for local seniors through advocacy and action: identifying needs, developing solutions, and connecting resources. We operate: Pullman’s Meals on Wheels & Senior Chore Service • We publish:“Guide to Senior Services for Pullman & Whitman County”. PCCoA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.


May 2018

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