Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Story in WWU newspaper about EWU presidential candidate

Western Washington University provost Andrew Bodman is profiled in an article that ran in the WWU student newspaper this week, talking about his interest in the EWU presidential gig.

Western Front


Future Eagle named Super Kid

Sultan High School's Molly Sumpter, who plans to attend EWU next year and major in criminal justice, was named a Super Kid by the Everett Herald. EWU's quality programs are attracting top students from the west side of the state regularly now.

Everett Herald


Former Eagle baseball player takes the reins of high school program

Doug Plucker, a former Eagle baseball player -- unfortunately, one of those left high and dry when EWU axed its baseball team more than a decade ago -- was named head baseball coach at Arlington H.S.

Arlington Herald


Eastern's partnerships with community colleges lauded

An opinion piece in the Seattle P-I by Rep. Mike Sells (D-Everett), the vice-chair of the House's Higher Ed Committee, lauds the role regional universities play in the state's higher ed system -- Eastern shares kudos with its state regional peers.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Monday, November 28, 2005


Plug pulled on playoff run

It looked promising for a while, but crowd noise and late Northern Iowa rally end Eagles' football season.

Seattle Times, Spokesman Review, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Also, the Seattle Times ran a nice story on Ryan Cole, who transferred to Eastern from Oregon State. Cole was the state player of the year his senior season at South Kitsap H.S.

Seattle Times


Higher ed success for Inland Northwest minority students examined

The Spokesman Review examined the difficulties faced by minority students, especially Native Americans, in their quest to graduate from college.

Spokesman Review


Johnson's book explores life in the wilderness

The Kalamazoo Gazette wrote a nice story on EWU creative writing professor Jonathan Johnson, who recently authored a book on living with his wife in a log cabin in Idaho.

Kalamazoo Gazette


EWU prof gives more insight on Chinatown excavation in Montana

EWU history professor Liping Zhu talks about how 19th century Chinese workers in Montana were healthier than their white counterparts because of their diets in this Billings Gazette piece.

Billings Gazette

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Hat Trick for Wulff

EWU football coach Paul Wulff pulled off a trifecta by being named Big Sky Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season. He was actually the co-winner this year, sharing the award with former Eagle coach Mike Kramer, who now coaches Montana St.

Spokesman Review

Monday, November 21, 2005


Some nice campus photos from Flickr

EWU campus photos at


Bring on the playoffs

The Eagles are in with their Big Sky championship. Here's all the info on the Division I-AA football playoffs...

NCAA, Helena Independent-Record, Spokesman Review, Seattle Times, Billings Gazette, Sacramento Bee


Sealock takes over Spokane Airport admin

After a brilliant career in the Army, which led all the way to a brigadier generalship, Neal Sealock is ready to take control of the operations of the Spokane Int'l Airport. Sealock received his BA in military science from EWU.

Spokesman Review


EWU alum names to CCS board of trustees

Patty Shea, an Eastern alum was named to the Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees. Shea is the emergency services manager for Avista. She has a BA and MBA from EWU.

Spokesman Review


Ligon wins state Artist Trust grant

Samuel Ligon, who teaches in the EWU creative writing department, received a $6k Artist Trust grant from the state. Ligon is one of 21 state artists/writers receiving the grant this year.

Seattle P-I


Former EWU dean gets raise at UNC-Pembroke

Allen Meadors, former dean of Eastern's School of Social Work and current chancellor fo the University of North Carolina-Pembroke received a nice raise to bring his pay more into line with his peers in the UNC system.

The Robesonian

Friday, November 18, 2005


Hush hush

EWU coach Paul Wulff has asked the Eagle announcers to keep to themselves if they find out the final result of the Montana vs. Montana St. game before the Eagles finish up their game on Saturday against UC-Davis. Wulff said his team needs to concentrate on the tough UC-Davis team without the distraction of wondering what is happening in Bozeman.

If Montana St. beats Montana on Saturday, the Eagles will advance to the I-AA playoffs as Big Sky champs.

Spokesman Review


Spokane Shock signs former Eagle football standout

Wide receiver/defensive back Anthony Griffin was added to the Spokane Shock's roster. The former Eagle standout will bring speed and experience to Spokane's new Arena Football team.

Our Sports Central (warning: popups)


Former EWU tech professor snags Spokane Valley council seat

Bill Gothmann, former technology professor and department head at EWU, was elected to the Spokane Valley city council. The Spokesman did a nice story on him, mentioning his wife is an Eastern grad and quoting EWU professor Mick Brzoska.

Spokesman Review

Thursday, November 17, 2005


A satisfied Get Lit! attendee

Here's a nice blog review of the Hayduke Live! program held in Spokane, sponsored by EWU's Get Lit! festival.

CJ Kickin It


More presidential candidate coverage

The Cheney Free Press also had coverage of the Board of Trustees' announcement of the three EWU presidential finalists.

Cheney Free Press


Eagle star named Big Sky Co-Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Big Sky

Ashley Jensen, the Eastern volleyball team's star middle blocker, received two big honors this week, being named Co-Player of the Year for the Big Sky Conference and 1st team All-Big Sky.

Fellow senior, Lizzy Mellor, was named 2nd team All-Big Sky and frosh Addie Webster was named the Big Sky's outstanding freshman player.

Spokesman Review

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


EWU history prof sheds insight on archeological dig in Montana

Liping Zhu, a history professor at Eastern, is an expert source in a newspaper account of the two-year dig in Marysville, Mont., which has uncovered a wealth of items shedding some light on how Chinese immigrants lived in that region over a century ago.

Helena Independent Record


Springberry a subject of spiritual writing story

Tracy Springberry, a grant writer at EWU and aspiring Unitarian minister, is featured in a piece on the book she is writing on the spiritual side of parenting.

Spokesman Review


Forsyth sheds light on econ outlook for the region

EWU professor Grant Forsyth lent his economics expertise to the annual regional economic forecast sponsored by the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce. According to Forsyth and his fellow presenters, 2006 should be good economically, but not quite as strong as 2005.

Spokesman Review


Eastern's creative writers show off their talents at quirky Montana poetry salon

The Spokesman's James Hagengruber wrote an entertaining article on an annual poetry gathering at a Montana saloon, where EWU creative writing students go head-to-head with their peers at the University of Idaho and University of Montana in an anything-goes poetry slam.

EWU's creative writing department chair, Jonathan Johnson, is a main source in the piece.

Spokesman Review


A trio of presidential finalists

The EWU Board of Trustees announced the three finalists for the EWU president position. All three gentlemen are currently serving as provosts and one has been mentioned in regards to the provost opening at Metropolitan State, where former Eastern president Steve Jordan currently presides.

The finalists are: Rodolfo Arevalo, from the Univ. of Texas-Pan American; Andrew Bodman, from Western Washington Univ.; and John William Folkins, from Bowling Green State Univ.

Spokesman Review

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