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Headed to Seattle for WSU game? Here's What's Happening

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington State University has a number of academic,
alumni and entertainment events planned for its sixth annual "WSU in
Seattle" Aug. 27 - 31, which will be highlighted by the Cougar Gridiron
Classic at Quest Field, where WSU will take on the Cowboys of Oklahoma
State University.

The football game is set for a 12:30 p.m. kick off Aug. 30 at Qwest
Field. For ticket information, visit www.wsucougars.com or call (800)
GO-COUGS. The Sterling Savings Cougar Pregame Rally, a great Cougar
football experience for fans of all ages, will run from 9:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave., South
Seattle. The rally will feature the WSU Cougar Marching Band, cheer
squad and Butch, the WSU Cougar mascot.

Also prior to the game, a free Future Cougar Day academic fair at the
Qwest Field Event Center will provide the chance to learn more about
opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional education at
WSU. For details call 509-335-6806 or visit

The week will also mark the fall kickoff of WSU's "Innovators" luncheon
series, in which leading faculty experts explore a variety of topics of
significance to Washington and the world. The series will begin Aug. 27
with Amit Dhingra, assistant professor and scientist with the WSU
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, giving a
presentation entitled "Intelli-GEN-Design: Fruit of the Future," which
focuses on new ideas for improving the quality and technology of growing
tree fruit, a multibillion dollar industry in the state. Luncheon
registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in The Rainier Club in downtown
Seattle. Registration is available online at www.theinnovators.wsu.edu
or call by calling 877-978-3868.

"Cougar Jazz Night," with Jazz Northwest, WSU's faculty jazz group, is
set for 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Tula's Restaurant and Nightclub, 2214 2nd Ave.
Tickets are $50 each, $90 for couples. Reservations are required.
Proceeds will benefit the Dean's Excellence Fund. For details, call
509-335-4581 or e-mail to libarts@wsu.edu.

"A Taste of Washington State University," is an opportunity to sample
from the bounty of Washington-produced beverages and fine foods prepared
by several of the Seattle area's premier chefs. The event will run from
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle.
Diners will learn about the myriad ways WSU Extension and the College of
Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences work with local
producers and purveyors to give consumers the freshest, most flavorful
food available.

Participating chefs and restaurants include Seth Caswell, president,
Seattle Chefs Collaborative; Union Square Grill; 0/8 Seafood Grill;
Wolfgang Puck; Rover's; The Oceanaire Seafood Grill; City Catering
Company; Diane's Market Kitchen; Pan Africa Market; Barking Frog and
Herban Feast Catering. Cost is $50 per person. Registration is available
at https://ocrs.wsu.edu/Signup/?eventid=410.

The WSU College of Business Power Breakfast is set for 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Aug. 29 in the Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel &
Towers, 1400 Sixth Ave. Tod Leiweke, CEO of the Seattle Seahawks and
president of First & Goal Inc., will be the keynote speaker. The public
is welcome. Tickets are $30. Details and reservations are available by
calling 509-335-1386 or visiting www.go.wsu.edu/PowerBreakfast.

Westlake Center Mall will be the site of a WSU Spirit Rally, set to
begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 29. WSU Head Football coach Paul Wulff, the WSU
Marching Band, cheer squad and Butch will be in attendance. The public
is invited to enjoy the rally, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and
Pine Street. For details, contact Michelle Poesy at 509-335-4809,

The 20th Anniversary Multicultural Student Mentor Program Reunion, an
event which brings together alumni, former and current WSU faculty and
staff, students, supporters and friends of the Office of Multicultural
Student Services for a gathering to remember, honor, celebrate, and
re-energize the extraordinary legacy of diversity built during the
history of the office will run from 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Sheraton's
Willow Room. To register, visit mss.wsu.edu/reunion or contact Luis
Sanchez. 509-335-5108, lgsanchez@wsu.edu.

Numerous other events are also scheduled during the week. For a complete
list of Seattle Week events and details, visit www.wsuinseattle.wsu.edu.