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WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

WSU Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, needs online votes to win $100k for Team Gleason

Washington State University Men's Basketball coach, Ernie Kent, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for Team Gleason.

However for Kent to win the $100,000, Coug fans will need to show their support by casting online votes. As of Friday morning (01/23/2015), Kent is ranked 17th overall.

Kent is one of 48 NCAA basketball coached competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to go online to cast their votes in Kent's favor.

To vote, Cougs will need to visit espn.go.com, and create a username and password. Each username can vote once per day.

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

WSU Football wide receiver Isiah Myers selected to play in Gridiron Showcase

Washington State wide receiver Isiah Myers has been selected to play in the College Gridiron Showcase, the organization announced Monday.

The College Gridiron Showcase is a new College All-Star game held January 31, 2015 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT-Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

 

As a senior this past season, Myers made 78 receptions, third-most in WSU single-season history for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns, tied for second-most in WSU single-season history. The Orlando, Fla. native posted three 100-yard games in 2014 highlighted by a career night with 11 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns against Portland State. He also caught seven passes for 11 yards and one touchdown at Arizona State and posted nine receptions for 100 yards at Nevada.

 

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

New lawsuit against WSU football comes from former Cougar walk-on quarterback

A new lawsuit claims that Washington State University football coaches' demand for player accountability led to a locker room assault.

 

The suit from former Cougar walk-on quarterback, Domenic Rockey, has been filed against the University. The legal action stems from the October 1st 2013 incident inside the Cougar Football locker room. Court documents show it started when another player was late for a morning team workout. Coaches then made the team do 75 up downs as punishment.

 

Lynn Kimball named Executive Director of Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Lynn Kimball named Executive Director of Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

The Governing Board of Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) announced that Lynn Kimball has been appointed to succeed Nick Beamer as Executive Director. Beamer has served as Director of the Agency for 27 years.

According to the ALTCEW, Kimball and Beamer are working collaboratively, through the end of January, to assure a successful transition of responsibilities.


Kimball has been with the Agency for seven years, most recently in the position of Director of Planning and Resource Development. The ALTCEW said she brings a strong commitment to the Agency’s mission and a depth of knowledge of the aging network in Washington State.

WSU Football nose tackle Kalafitoni Polé selected to play in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

WSU Football nose tackle Kalafitoni Polé selected to play in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Washington State redshirt-senior nose tackle Kalafitoni (Toni) Polé has been selected to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, the association announced recently.

 

Polé is one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 17 at StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 15.

 

Gov. Inslee appoints Don Barbieri to WSU Board of Regents

Gov. Inslee appoints Don Barbieri to WSU Board of Regents

Don Barbieri, a lifelong community development advocate in the Pacific Northwest, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment today.

 

“Don Barbieri has spent the majority of his professional and personal career working to improve the quality of life for Washingtonians and other residents of the Pacific Northwest,” Inslee said. “He will be a great addition to the board of regents of our state’s land-grant research university.”

 

Barbieri’s five-year term begins immediately. He succeeds Regent Connie Niva of Everett, who completed her second five-year term in September.

 

“Regent Niva served Washington State University and the state of Washington with great distinction during her time on the board, and I thank her for that,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “I welcome Mr. Barbieri to the WSU family and look forward to working with him.”

 

Héctor J. Altuve Ferrer, Dean of SEL University, Named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Héctor J. Altuve Ferrer, Dean of SEL University, Named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Héctor J. Altuve Ferrer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) Distinguished Engineer and Dean of SEL University, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for contributions to power line and transformer protection. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership, and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

According to SEL, Dr. Altuve has made significant contributions to both advancing and disseminating power system protection knowledge. He developed new algorithms for power line and transformer protection, and has greatly contributed to the industry and society by explaining modern protection technology via technical publications and courses.