Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Devoted EWU timekeeper passes

Longtime EWU timekeeper Steve Spacek, a fixture at Eagle games for decades, passed away this week. A tribute to his behind-the-scenes stature in NW college sports, the story of his passing was picked up by the Seattle media, as well.

Seattle Times, Seattle P-I, Spokesman Review


Move to Riverpoint in preliminary stages

The movement of EWU's downtown programs from the current Downtown Center building on First Ave. to a location on the Riverpoint campus is in its preliminary stages after the state Legislature included a proviso in the state supplementary budget to allow Eastern to use the proceeds from the sale of the Downtown Center for use at Riverpoint.

Spokesman Review

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Newest potato commish is an Eagle

The Washington State Potato Commission added EWU nursing graduate Angela Pixton to its ranks this month. The Warden resident is the first female commissioner in the organization's history.

Columbia Basin Herald


Walking for health

NBC's Katie Couric did a Today Show piece on the health benefits of walking this morning. The online version of that piece is accompanied by an article on the NBC website featuring advice from the chair of EWU's physical therapy department, Bryon Russell.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Former EWU journalism professor dies

Dave Bennett, a former journalism professor at EWU who was teaching at Indiana State University, died yesterday. An accomplished journalist, as well, Bennett is remembered by his students and colleagues in this article.

Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Monday, March 13, 2006


Stuckey also a big hit in the classroom

Big Sky MVP Rodney Stuckey proved this year that EWU Eagle sports are more than just commitment to the court or field, but also commitment to the classroom. Stuckey, a non-qualifier because of academic shortcomings coming out of high school, has blossomed in his studies at EWU, earning a 3.5 GPA and a spot on the Verizon-ESPN District VIII All-Academic Team -- along with players from Stanford...

Dave Bolling of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote a great piece about Stuckey's path to Eastern and his already illustrious career here. You have to register with the TNT to read the entire piece, but it's totally worth it.

Tacoma News Tribune

Monday, March 06, 2006


Crawford considering state senate run in Kent

Ed Crawford, who just finished up a 25-year stint as the chief of police in Kent, Wash., is considering running for the state senate as a Democrat in the 47th District. Crawford received his master's degree from EWU while he was still in the State Patrol years ago.

King County Journal


Eastern alum named Tri-Citian of the year

Frank Armijo, the general manager and program director at Lockheed Martin Information Technology in Richland and management information systems graduate at EWU, was named the Tri-Citian of the year for 2006 for his efforts in economic and community development in his hometown(s).

Armijo was saluted for leading the lobbying for the evolution to four-year college status for WSU-Tri Cities.

Tri-City Herald

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Nobody can fish like an Eagle can

Student sportsmen have always known that one of the best things about EWU is the short time between when you finish class and when you can be on the lake fishing...

Luke Clausen took advantage of that fact and it helped him lay permanent claim to being the greatest bass fisherman in EWU history, as this weekend he caught an all-time record three-day bag limit of 56 pounds, 2 ounces, to capture the Superbowl of professional fishing, the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Classic and the $501,000 that went with it.

Maybe he can come back to Eastern and teach a fishing class...

Miami Herald, Lakeland Ledger-Herald, Florida Today, USA Today


Wazzu mock trial team to honor deceased EWU competitor

WSU mock trial students will wear a silver ribbon at the national mock trial championships to honor EWU student Tony Burkhardt, a member of Eastern's mock trial team who died last year.

A very nice gesture from our neighbors...

Daily Evergreen


EWU rec grad and former LPGA tour pro headed to China

Kris Monaghan, an EWU recreational management grad and former University of New Mexico golf All-American and 15-year LPGA Tour player, is headed to Beijing, China in March to become the first LPGA Golf Professional at "Central Golf Beijing."

Univ. New Mexico Athletics Site

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