Thursday, August 24, 2006


Shocking Eagles

Former Eastern Eagles make up about a third of the Spokane Shock's lineup, so there were a group of stories about them as the Shock marches on to the Arena Football League2 championship in Puerto Rico.

Tri-City Herald, Spokesman Review, Spokesman Review Story #2


EWU reading prof gives analysis in Albany NY paper

Jim Uhlenkott, an education professor at EWU, gave some expert analysis into middle school reading techniques in an Albany Times Union education story over the weekend.

Albany Times Union


Incoming EWU student has interesting backstory

Incoming EWU frosh Andenet Berta was featured in a Christian Science Monitor story on Garfield High School's CAN program, which helped pave the way for Andenet to get into Eastern.

Christian Science Monitor

Monday, August 14, 2006


Bittersweet Seahawks camp

Seeing the success of this year's camp is somewhat bittersweet for many of us here at Eastern, who know that we likely will have just one more Seahawk summer here on campus. We're not going to go out with a whimper, though, as we'll be looking to make next year's camp even better than this year's. I could write at least 20 reasons why the Seahawks should keep their summer camp in Cheney, but I'm saving that for next summer, when we try to convince the Hawks to stay.

Here's a story on the Seahawks' impact on Cheney and EWU from the Everett paper.

Everett Herald


Crash can't derail wedding

EWU students Jared Darr and Amanda McCadden got their lives together as husband and wife off to a conspicuous start, as their wedding kiss was broadcast and announced in newspapers from coast to coast. A car crash injured the groom right before the wedding, but the couple went through with the ceremony anyway -- from Darr's hospital bed...

Seattle Times


Spatz book gets praise

EWU creative writing professor Greg Spatz' latest book, "Fiddler's Dream" got some reviewer love on NPR last week. Read about it in Dan Webster's S-R column.

Spokesman Review

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Not the kind of active we had in mind...

Hmmm, seems like we had some uranium lying around in a drawer in our Science Building for years. Here's the scoop from S-R reporter Shawn Vestal.

Spokesman Review


Eagles' all-time best comic book artist at it again

Todd McFarlane, an EWU grad and one of the most famous comic book artists in the world, also has a company that produces action figures and small statuettes. His latest creation, a figurine of just-inducted NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, got some ink in the Canton, Ohio (home of the NFL Hall of Fame) newspaper.

Canton Repository


EWU grad leading Northern Michigan University

Les Wong, who earned his master's degree at EWU, completed his second year as president of Northern Michigan University. Here's a link to a nice story about him from the region's Asian newspaper.

Northwest Asian Weekly



Wow -- the Seahawks Extravaganza on Saturday was probably the most successful event we've ever put on here at Eastern... with a little help from our NFC Champs guests...

I'm kind of bummed out that they'll be likely moving their training camp to Renton after next summer's camp, but I'm holding out a little sliver of hope that we can convince them their tradition at EWU is more important than the bit of convenience they get by having camp in Renton.

If you weren't able to get out here to campus for the Extravaganza, check out what you missed on this 4-minute video from the 'Hawks' website -- just click on the video tab on navigation bar on the site and scroll the video pane in the center of the screen down to "Extravaganza!"

Also, here's a great story about how Shaun Alexander spends his free time in Cheney during camp. He's more than just an MVP on the field...

Sporting News

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Hamilton a hit at press conference

Eastern's new A.D. was a bundle of enthusiasm at yesterday afternoon's press conference and it shows in this Spokesman Review story written by Dave Trimmer. Dr. Hamilton did have me sweating though, as he got a bit delayed and made it to the press conference just 3 minutes before it was supposed to begin -- but it was all good once I got him up in front of everybody...

Spokesman Review


More Seahawks camp info...

"What you need to know"


EWU grad takes the top spot at Tech High

Robin Andrus, who received both her bachelor's and master's degree at EWU was named the new assistant principal at Sussex Technical High School in Sussex County, Delaware.

Delmarva Daily Times


Historic Eagle passes

The first ASEWU "first lady" passed away on July 22. The Whidbey Island paper did a nice feature obit on her.

Whidbey News-Times

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