Yes, it’s sort of a Palouse kind of week, according to these picks. But there are even more events going on around the region. Check the online calendar.March 28
An author and economics professor will give a talk about college athletics and money at 4:30 p.m. March 28 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
Andrew Zimbalist, a professor at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., will give a talk titled “The NCAA Money Race: Can it Be Stopped?” in the Compton Union Building auditorium.
Earlier in the day, Zimbalist will be part of a panel discussion at noon in Room 308 of Bryan Hall on campus. The topic is “Who’s Paying For It? Financing Athletics at WSU,” and other panelists include Nancy Zwanger, chairwoman of the WSU Athletics Council; and Pat Chun, WSU athletic director.
A wide range of wild subjects will be covered on the silver screen during the University of Idaho’s second annual Fish and Wildlife Film Festival which begins at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Moscow’s Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.
The 16 award-winning short films include the life of the elephant shrew in “Life of the Sengi,” the story of a medical team working to save injured Canadian turtles in “Fix and Release” and the high-tech monitoring of Idaho carnivores in “Multi-Species Baseline Initiative.”
More information on the festival, including ticket reservations and purchases, is available at www.uidaho.edu/fwff.
March 29 and 31
Oddities in the universe will be highlighted in the latest show at 7 p.m. March 29 and 5 p.m. March 31 in the Washington State University planetarium on the Pullman campus.
“Strange Universe” will be shown in Room 231 of Sloan Hall. Cost is $5 regular price (cash or check only) and free for children ages 6 and younger.
Bozeman-based Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs will bring their bluegrass and folk-rock music to John’s Alley in Moscow March 30 beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Bozeman Magazine named the band the best bluegrass band for 2017, ’18 and ’19, according to the band’s website. The band includes Lena “Laney” Schiffer on vocals/guitar/percussion, Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo/dobro, Ethan Demarais on bass, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin/harmonica and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.
John’s Alley is at 114 E. Sixth St. Admission is $5.
Melissa Block of National Public Radio will give the keynote address of the 44th annual Murrow Symposium at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Senior Ballroom of the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. This year’s symposium is titled “Storytelling for Impact.”
The event is named for the famed CBS news reporter Edward R. Murrow, a 1930 graduate of Washington State College (now WSU), who first gained prominence with his radio reports from London during the early days of World War II.
Other speakers and presenters at this year’s two-day event includes Jessamyn McIntyre, executive producer of 710 ESPN in Seattle; Greg Witter, a Seattle-based public relations consultant; Keith Shipman, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Broadcasting Group; and Jamerika Haynes, owner of Clever Jam Communications.
Block, who will receive the Murrow College of Communication Lifetime Achievement Award, is a special correspondent for NPR. She was co-host of “All Things Considered” on NPR from 2003 to 2015.
A complete schedule and advance registration information may be found online at https://murrow.wsu.edu/symposium/.