Tuesday, May 24, 2005


EWU employee counting her steps

Donna Shaffer's healthy step counting routine to her office in the EWU dental hygiene department at the Riverpoint campus is the focus of a health feature in the Spokesman Review today.

Spokesman Review

Monday, May 23, 2005


EWU biotech spinoff GenPrime utilizes students

EWU professor Don Lightfoot outlines the program his company GenPrime formed with North Central High School students this school year.

Spokesman Review


Trulove to investigate West

EWU econ professor and former Cheney mayor Tom Trulove was one of four people tasked by the city of Spokane to participate on an independent investigative panel looking into the situation surrounding Spokane mayor Jim West.



Chapman has poetry chapbook published

EWU creative writing grad Nadine Chapman got the good news that her poetry chapbook will be published. Chapman is currently a professor at Whitworth.

Spokesman Review


Eastern's Coleman Grant recognized

The Spokesman had a brief piece on EWU receiving a $215,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation to help fund further entrepreneurial teaching activities in the Spokane region.

Spokesman Review


EWU Institute study profiled in SJOB

A study done by Eastern professors showed that low Medicare reimbursements were not the sole factor behind what some term "physician flight" in Spokane and Kootnai counties.

Spokane Journal of Business

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


Eagle chem grad gets prime VP position

Daniel Hoffman, a graduate of EWU's chemistry program was named VP of INFICON, a software company based in Syracuse. NY...

Business Wire


Big Sky welcomes U. Northern Colorado

The Big Sky Conference expands by one member as the University of Northern Colorado received official notice that they passed muster to join the conference, which includes EWU.

Greeley Tribune, Seattle P-I

Monday, May 16, 2005


Emmert gets kudos for Olympia efforts

Looks like UW president Mark Emmert is working on rock star status with the legislative denizens of Olympia. The Seattle Times has an article talking about his impact on the higher education budgets of Washington's universities this past session.

Seattle Times


Barnes staying put

EWU athletic director Scott Barnes will remain the head of Eagle sports after finishing as runner-up in the Fresno State A.D. search.

Spokesman Review


EWU Press gets some press in Cincy

There's a piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer on one of the award-winning books published by the EWU Press.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Thursday, May 12, 2005


News on Barnes and Fresno State expected soon

EWU athletic director Scott Barnes interviewed for the Fresno State A.D. job on Tuesday. FSU is expected to announce their selection sometime in the near future. Barnes continues to work at moving things forward in his EWU slot.

Spokesman Review

The Fresno paper said Barnes was well received...

Fresno Bee : Username - drey@mail.ewu.edu Password - eagles


EWU government prof gives insight on initiatives

Michael Buckley, a government professor at Eastern, gives some insight on the state initiative process and the decline in initiative filings this year.

Spokesman Review


Students showing their art at EWU gallery

Six MFA students are displaying their work at the EWU art gallery on campus.

Spokesman Review


Eastern loses compassionate alumnus

Here's a nice tribute to Greg Pollack, a graduate of Eastern's social work program who died unexpectedly last month.

Spokesman Review

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Former Eagle set to lead C'dA Tribe

Chief Allan, who studied political science at EWU, was voted in as the new chairman of the Couer d'Alene Tribe. His wife, Elva, also went to Eastern and worked for a while for the city of Medical Lake.

Spokesman Review

Monday, May 09, 2005


Eastern grad enjoying fulfilling career as a pastor

Rev. Linda Crowe, an EWU grad and the first female pastor of Veradale's United Church of Christ, was profiled in the Spokesman this past weekend.

Spokesman Review


Student debt loads increasing

The Review's new higher ed reporter, Shawn Vestal did an insightful piece on the debt college students are amassing during their time in school, leaving many of them in difficult situations when they are done with college. Eastern's Bruce Defrates is quoted in the story.

Spokesman Review


Eastern student opening restaurant with her mother

Thea Drake, an Eastern student, is opening a restaurant with her mother on Sherman Ave. The Bella Rose Cafe will open in about two weeks.

Spokesman Review


Winners announced in biz plan contest

The winners in the business plan contest, collaboratively sponsored by EWU, Gonzaga and Whitworth, were announced this past week.

Spokesman Review


Univ. of Oregon community honors memory of EWU grad

Eugene, Ore., community activist Bruce Miller passed away last week at the age of 62, leaving behind a community full of admirers and friends. The EWU econ grad worked closely with various elements of the U of O community, especially students.

Oregon Daily Emerald

Friday, May 06, 2005


Former EWU golfer Lindeblad the godfather of Spokane golf

Indian Canyon golf pro Gary Lindeblad is still going strong despite a battle with a rare type of cancer. He's a former EWU golfer and has a degree in accounting from Eastern, also...

Spokane Journal of Business

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Details released of Dr. Jordan's Metro deal

The trustees in Denver approved the compensation plan for Stephen Jordan, who will be departing Eastern to take the president's post at Metropolitan State College in Colorado.

Denver Post, Rocky Mtn. News

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Times says Legislature dropped ball on higher ed

Seattle Times opinion writer Kate Riley lambasted the state Legislature for their decision making on higher ed capital budgets this session. She points specifically to their decision to not fund new research buildings at UW and WSU.

Seattle Times

Monday, May 02, 2005


Eastern biz grad climbing Toyota ladder

Mike Wells, a graduate of Eastern's business school, was named San Fran. regional general manager of Toyota Motor Sales.

Inside Bay Area


EWU prof opines in Disneyland story

Stacy Warren, a cultural geography professor at Eastern, gives some social insight into the Disneyland phenomenon...

Sacramento Bee (username: eastern password: eagles)


Webster gushes about Get Lit!

The Review's literary/film reviewer, Dan Webster, called this year's Get Lit! the best one yet...

Spokesman Review


Jore School gets some press

A great turnout for the 100th anniversary of the Jore School on the EWU campus was punctuated by some nice coverage on the TV news and in the newspaper.

Spokesman Review


Barnes finalist again for Fresno State gig

Eastern's athletic director, Scott Barnes, is a finalist again for the A.D. job at his alma mater, Fresno State University. Barnes played basketball there during his college days.

Spokesman Review, Fresno Bee


Semi-pro team names EWU grad head coach

Former Eastern hoopster Rob Ridenour -- better known now as father of Luke Ridenour, the Sonics' starting point guard -- was named head coach of the Bellingham Slam, a semi-pro basketball team. Ridenour spent 12 years at Blaine H.S., where he led the Borderites to back-to-back championships behind the stellar play of Luke (I saw them win the first one while covering the tourney as a reporter -- Luke played left handed because he had a cast on his right hand and he still dominated the tourney.)

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