Wednesday, June 28, 2006


And then there were three...

Eastern's athletic director search is in its stretch run, as the university will be bringing three finalists for the job to campus in the first two weeks of July for visits and final interviews. The president's selection will likely follow soon thereafter...

Spokesman Review


I forgot to post about the statue...

If you didn't see Doug Clark's column last week about the quest to recover EWU's missing Sacajewea statue, you missed out -- so I'm finally getting around to posting it here. It was funny to read the piece and see all the phrases, thoughts and quips I heard while Doug and I sat next to the dock and watched the divers hunt for the statue -- he practically wrote the column by verbally throwing amusing things out there and later gathering them together in a coherent column...

Spokesman Review

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


See President Arevalo and Dan Kleckner

The KHQ "6 Questions" interview Dan Kleckner did with EWU president Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo is up on the KHQ website as a streaming video. Check it out:

KHQ "6 Questions"


EWU alum appointed to energy co. board

EWU geology graduate Timothy Lindsey was appointed to the board of diretors of Challenger Energy Corp. last week.


Blast from the past

There were national stories today about the possible coming fate of the infamous Ward Churchill in several newspapers. Churchill, as you may recall, was scheduled to speak here at EWU during the spring of 2005 but was nixed because of security concerns revolving about inflammatory comments he made about 9/11 victims.

Spokesman Review


Eastern econ professor analyzing minimum wage effects

EWU economics professor Doug Orr is doing analysis work for a group hoping to bring about wage increases for workers at large retail stores. Orr is looking at how a higher minimum wage can benefit the economy.

Spokesman Review

Friday, June 16, 2006


EWU grad writes nursing workbooks

Dottie Mathers, an associate professor of medical/surgical nursing at Pennsylvania College of Technology and Eastern grad, has written three workbooks for nursing curriculum.



Eastern social work students survey Sandpoint

EWU social work students did a social survey of Sandpoint, Idaho that is being used by that community to shape future plans and to gauge needs.

Bonner County Daily Bee


An expert's view of the weekend's tragedy

Daniel Berger, an expert rafter intimately familiar with the stretch of river where Sara Varnum drowned this past weekend, wrote a poignant and difficult piece about the accident. It's an emotional piece, so brace yourself if you choose to read it.

New West

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Not as different as people think

EWU professor Grant Forsyth did an economic analysis on the similarities between the national and regional economic activity in the Inland NW and found that the region largely mirrors the fluctuations and trends of the national market. The analysis was released as a monograph by EWU's Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis.

Spokesman Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Tragedy strikes in Montana

The Eastern community lost one of its own this weekend in a tragic rafting accident on the Clark Fork River in Montana. Freshman Sara Varnum, 18, drowned after being pinned under a partially-submerged log after she either fell out or was thrown out of the raft she was in. Deatils in the following newspaper stories:

The Missoulian, Seattle Times, Helena Independent Record, Billings Gazette


Hoquiam High to be coached by an Eagle

EWU grad Curtis Eccles was named head coach of the Hoquiam High School boys basketball team last week. He received his degree in education from Eastern and will also teach English at HHS.

Gray's Harbor Daily World


Hepker retiring after 53 years in education

Wilma Hepker, the dean of the School of Social Work and Sociology at Walla Walla College will retire in September after 33 years at WWC and 53 years total in education. She is an alumnus of the EWU master of social work program.

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin


Walter enjoying his Edgar Award

EWU alum Jess Walter's Edgar Award win, for the year's best mystery novel, is just part of the fruits reaped his book from "Citizen Vince." HBO has bought the story for adaptation into a movie.

Not bad for a guy so little known that many of the people at the Edgar Award banquet thought he was a woman before they physically saw him...

Seattle P-I

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