Wednesday, May 31, 2006


High School remembers EWU student Garrett Neer

EWU junior Garrett Neer's fatal accident last weekend struck the people at his former high school pretty hard. The Tri-City Herald has a nice rememberance piece today.

Tri-City Herald

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


EWU president returns to Walla Walla for visit

Decades after his family spent time in Walla Walla as migrant workers, EWU president Rodolfo Arevalo returned to the southeast Washington city to talk about his plans for Eastern with the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin


EWU student grows up car-less

There was a fun story in the Sunday Seattle Times about the family of EWU junior Peter Peterson, from Issaquah, who grew up in a car-less family. The Petersons weren't anti-car, Peter's dad said, they just didn't find the need to have one...

Seattle Times


Arevalo's story reaches the coast

It took 10 days, but Shawn Vestal's story on EWU president Rodolfo Arevalo made a surprise appearance in today's online Seattle Times -- I'm not sure if it is in the print version because I don't have a copy of the Times today...

Seattle Times


EWU Institute partners w/ Foundation NW

Eastern's Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis received a $108,000 grant from Foundation Northwest and is putting that money to use to enhance the Community Indicators Initiative. Read all about it in the following story which ran in the Saturday S-R.

Spokesman Review

You can also listen to S-R business reporter Tom Sowa talk about the Community Indicators Initiative on his weekly podcast.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Tuition increase proposed at EWU for next school year

The EWU Board of Trustees is pondering a proposed 6 percent tuition increase for EWU resident undergrads next year. The details are in this S-R story from this weekend -- they even snuck a quote from me into this one...

Spokesman Review


First month very busy for new EWU prez

Eastern's new president, Rodolfo Arevalo, sat down with the Spokesman Review's Shawn Vestal last week for about 45 minutes, recounting the first six weeks of his presidency. The feature ran in last Saturday's S-R.

Spokesman Review


Meyer settling in in Cincy

Former Eagles QB Erik Meyer, signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals, is featured in a Cincinnati Post article on his football prowess winning out over his baseball abilities.

Cincinnati Post


Former EWU prof writes education leadership book

Harvey Alvy, a former professor in EWU's Education Department, co-authored a book on education leadership. Alvy is featured in a Education World magazine article.

Education World


All-Sports Trophy goes to Eagles

It was the best Big Sky Conference year ever for the EWU Eagles across the board -- and that was reflected by the Eagles claiming the conference's All-Sports Trophy for the first time ever. The Eagle men's third-place finish at the Big Sky track championships pushed them past perennial winner Montana.

Seattle P-I


Finnie delivers keynote at Tri-Cities graduation celebration

Scott Finnie, a professor in African American Studies at EWU, delivered the keynote address for graduates at the Afro-Americans for an Academic Society celebration in the Tri-Cities.

Tri-City Herald

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Living among monks

EWU grad George Miller is sharing what he learned working for two years at a Buddhist monastery in India. Next week, he's headed back to the monastery for another year of work.

Yakima Herald-Republic

Monday, May 01, 2006


GenPrime shows EWU's tech transfer potential

GenPrime, a biotech company that developed out of EWU's biology department by a couple Eastern professors and an EWU graduate student, is the lead subject in this technology transfer story from the front page of the Sunday Spokesman. Also featured in the story is EWU professor Harm-Jan Steenhuis, an expecrt in technology transfer in the Inland Northwest.

Spokesman Review


Application dropoffs a bit befuddling

Application numbers for next fall quarter are unexpectedly down at the state's public universities. Some of the possible causes and effects are discussed in a piece by Shawn Vestal in Saturday's Spokesman.

Spokesman Review

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