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Monday, October 4 @7:30 pm
Guest Recital – Jim Stephenson
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

The Music of James Stephenson

We feature the music of Composer-in-Residence James Stephenson. Works include his “there are no words” and the incredible Bassoon Concerto “Dialogue of Self and Soul”.

Tuesday, October 5 @12 pm
Immigration and Inequality
WSU Pullman - Foley Institute

Professor Aaron Bobrow- Strain from Whitman College will discuss how problems at the US- Mexico border are not solely a feature of failed immigration policies, but part of a larger story of an inequality involving deindustrialization, the destruction of unions, and the creation of a border security industrial complex.

Tuesday, October 5 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series – Dr. Keri McCarthy, Oboe
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Utopia Repaired: New American Music for Oboe

Utopia Repaired is a recital of new music for oboe from American composers Alex Shapiro (Washington), Laura Kaminsky (New York), Ingrid Stölzel (Kansas), and James Stephenson (Illinois). These works are part of an upcoming album by Keri E. McCarthy, oboe professor…

Wednesday, October 6 @7:30 pm
WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

WSU Bands Return!

Come celebrate the return of live performances with the WSU Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Works by Jennifer Jolley and Frank Ticheli. Also, we will feature composers-in-residence James Stephenson and Zachery Meier.

Thursday, October 7 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Amy Reines
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Amy Reines, Department of Physics at Montana State University. Dr. Reines will present their talk, “Supermassive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies”.

Thursday, October 7 @4:30 pm
Jacob Riddle Exhibition & Artist Talk
Lecture
WSU Pullman - Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts Department presents an exhibition of work by Jacob Riddle, Assistant Professor, Career Track, Digital Technology and Culture.

Friday, October 8 All day
Upcoming October Planetarium Shows
WSU Pullman - Sloan Hall

Come along with a young woman on her personal quest to find a special place in the night sky. Narrated by Roxann Dawson, Chief Engineer B’Elanna Torres of TV’s Star Trek: Voyager.

Friday, October 8 @3 pm
AER/I Chemistry Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Todd Hall

Uranothorite (Th1-xUxSiO4) solid solution is of great interest because of its geological relevance and potential applications as a nuclear waste form for actinides.

Friday, October 8 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry Physical Chemistry Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Terrestrial animals coordinate the elastic properties of their limbs’ joints during locomotion by activating specific muscles at specific times.

Monday, October 11 @4:10 pm
Chemistry Departmental Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Self-organization and assembly processes are crucial steps in the making of a wide range of materials and, in turn, have a great impact on their performance. For instance, the crystal structure, or polymorph, that forms during nucleation often dictates the bioavailability of pharmaceutical drugs, or the mechanical and catalytic properties of metal alloys and inorganic nanoparticles.

Tuesday, October 12 @11 am
World Music Day
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

World Music Day: Strings Around the World

Featuring:

Crimson Ties: WSU World Music Ensemble

WSU Guitar Ensemble

Raza NorthWest: Traditional Son jarocho

Tuesday, October 12 @12 pm
Gentrification in rural Washington
WSU Pullman - Foley Institute

WSU Professor Jennifer Sherman will be discussing the inequalities of the communities of rural Washington.

Tuesday, October 12 @7:30 pm
Jazz Concert
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building

PROGRAM

The Washington State University School of Music will present their first jazz concert of the year on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30pm, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. The concert will feature faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest, the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and Big Band II under the direction of Regents Professor and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Greg Yasinitsky.

Wednesday, October 13 @2 pm
Tabletop Letterpress Printing: An Introduction and Demonstration
Class / Instruction
WSU Pullman - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

On Wednesday October 13, from 2-4 p.m. join representatives from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA) and WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) for an introduction to MASC’s recently acquired tabletop letterpress.

Thursday, October 14 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Craig Cahillane
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites all to a colloquium featuring Dr. Craig Cahillane, LIGO/CalTech. Dr. Cahillane will present their talk, “Controls and Inference for Current and Future Gravitational Wave Detectors”.

Friday, October 15 All day
October Planetarium Shows
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Sloan Hall

Seeing! A photon’s journey across space and time.

Friday, October 15 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry Physical Chemistry Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

With the growing concern over global climate change and increasing amounts of greenhouse gases contributing to said changes, alternative approaches to energy production for large scale power grid supply and small-scale transport vehicles have been studied in earnest. 

Friday, October 15 @7:30 pm
Vocal Extravaganza
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

WSU School of Music will present the 2021 Family Weekend Vocal Extravaganza on Friday October 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Bryan Hall Theatre. This concert is free to the public and donations are welcome. Audience members will be required to wear masks. WSU’s Opera Workshop, University Singers, and Concert Choir will perform.

Saturday, October 16 @11 am
Pumpkin Drop
Recreational / Games
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

Join us on Family Weekend for a smashing good time at the 16th Annual Pumpkin Drop. Sponsored by the Physics and Astronomy Club, this pre-game, gravity-bound extravaganza celebrates the fun side of science by dropping pumpkins of all shapes and sizes from the highest point in Pullman: the 12th floor of Webster Hall.

Monday, October 18 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry Departmental Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Protein arginine methylation is a post-translational modification catalyzed by the Protein Arginine Methyltransferase (PRMT) enzyme family.

Tuesday, October 19 @5:30 pm
WSU’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes Whiting Award winner Brian Blanchfield
Lecture
WSU Pullman - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing and A Several World, which received, respectively, a 2016 Whiting Award in Nonfiction and the 2014 Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award.

Wednesday, October 20 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist – Tuba
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Continuing with Oktubafest, this year’s guest artist is Jeremy Crawford (Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Alabama). He will play an eclectic recital of music from his recent albums and newly composed tuba music. Crawford will be joined by Karen Nguyen on piano.

Thursday, October 21 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Armita Nourmohammad
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

The adaptive immune system consists of highly diverse B and T cells whose unique surface receptors enables them to mount specific responses against a multitude of pathogens.

Thursday, October 21 @7:30 pm
Guest Artist – Jennifer Cavanaugh, Oboe and English Horn
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Performing Yamaha Artist, Jennifer Cavanaugh (University of Montana), will perform a program of recent music for oboe and English horn. WSU professors Keri McCarthy (oboe) and Yuna Roh (piano) assist with charming works by Thea Musgrave and Alyssa Morris. Solo repertoire for oboe and English horn include works…

Friday, October 22 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry PChem Seminar 10/22/21
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Bimetallic metal nanoparticles are of broad interest due to their unique optical and catalytic properties which provide hybrid characteristics in comparison to monometallic counterparts.

Friday, October 22 @7:30 pm
Faculty Artist Series – Dr. Christopher Wilson, Percussion
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

Christopher Wilson will present an evening of exciting music for marimba, including the world premiere of a piece by Professor Emeritus David Jarvis as well as other works by Keiko Abe, Eric Sammut, and WSU alumnus Zachery Meier. The recital will feature Professor of Bassoon Jacqueline Wilson.

Monday, October 25 All day
Music Major for a Day
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building

BE A MUSIC MAJOR FOR A DAY!

The Washington State University School of Music would like to invite prospective students and their parents/guardians to its Fall 2021 MUSIC MAJOR FOR A DAY open house. Join us in experiencing a day in the life of a WSU music student. This event…

Monday, October 25 @4:10 pm
Department of Chemistry Departmental Seminar
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Spectroscopy is a powerful tool for interrogating the matter, but decoding the message delivered by the spectra is far from trivial. How do we convert the spectra into what the nuclei and electrons are doing?

Tuesday, October 26 @7:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building

PROGRAM

The WSU Percussion Ensemble is back to in-person performance! Please join us for an evening of varied music for drums, keyboards, and even metal pipes! The program will include works by Anthony Cirone, Carlos Chávez, David Gillingham and more! WSU Professor of Flute, Dr. Sophia Tegart, will perform…

Thursday, October 28 @11 am
Teach, Learn, Inspire! with Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building

Guest lecturer and clinician Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer will present a guest lecture geared toward future music educators of all disciplines: instrumental, general, and choral. All music students and faculty are welcome to join for her engaging presentation.

Dr. Brinckmeyer is Professor of Music, Associate Dean and Director of Choral Music…

Thursday, October 28 @4:10 pm
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium – Dr. Boris Blinov
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Webster Physical Science Building

In this talk, I will present some recent and ongoing work at the UW Ion Trap group. Our main focus is on quantum computing and quantum simulations. T

Thursday, October 28 @7:30 pm
Tuba Studio Concert
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

PROGRAM

To close this fall’s Oktubafest at WSU, members of the tuba-euphonium studio will perform a variety of solos, duets, and other chamber music. The concert will close with the WSU Tuba Choir performing Soundings by Steve Matchett and Innovation by Akira Toda.

Friday, October 29 @4:10 pm
Student Recital – Amber Vosk, trumpet
WSU Pullman - Bryan Hall

Amber Vosk is a senior music education major who specializes in trumpet. This recital is given in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements for the bachelor’s in music education degree. She is excited to share with you a variety of solo works that have been compiled across her time at…

Saturday, October 30 All day
Choral Festival
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building
Saturday, October 30 All day
High School Marching Band Contest
WSU Pullman - Kimbrough Music Building

The 6th Annual WSU Marching Band Championships will be at Gesa Field all day on October 30th. 15 of the best high school marching bands from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana will compete.

Sunday, October 31 @2 pm
Halloween at the Planetarium
WSU Pullman - Sloan Hall

Ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night? We sure do love to scare ourselves.