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Garfield Palouse Singers to perform at Mariners' game April 22

 

A group of Garfield and Palouse girls that came together as a choir a year ago under the direction of Rebecca Hemphill will sing the National Anthem before the Seattle Mariners’ game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on April 22nd.

 

The dream began in the spring of 2014, when the girls, who were then all at the Garfield-Palouse Middle School, showed up for volleyball game days dressed in school colors. Hemphill suggested that they consider presenting the National Anthem at middle school sports activities. The girls were all exceptional singers, and at one time or another had been featured soloists in concert, so confidence was not an issue.

 

The idea was met with a unified groan except by Desi Brown, who said, “Yeah, you guys, we should!” That was the only nudge they needed; when the girls heard how good their multi-part harmony sounded, they were hooked.

Work of UI alumna Virginia Bax Valentine recognized

Work of UI alumna Virginia Bax Valentine recognized

The University of Idaho College of Engineering in conjunction with the University of Idaho Alumni Association are pleased to announce Virginia Bax Valentine, a 1980 civil engineering graduate, as a 2015 Silver and Gold Award recipient.

 

The Silver and Gold Award recognizes living alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and/or service in their specialized area of endeavor, thus bringing honor and recognition to the university. UI Alumni Director Steve Johnson and College of Engineering Dean Larry Stauffer will present Bax Valentine her award on March 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Emeritus Professor Nick Gier to speak at University of Idaho's Martin Forum on March 5

Nick Gier, a professor emeritus of philosophy, will present at the University of Idaho’s Martin Forum on Thursday, March 5th.

 

Gier will discuss the “The Origins of Religious Violence” starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Center, TLC Room 041.

 

“The association between religion and violence is a long-standing issue; however, we have seen a surge of religious violence in recent years, from the recent crimes of ISIL in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Africa to the attacks on Jews and Muslim in Europe,” said Ro Afatchao, associate director of the Martin Institute and program in International Studies. “Given the international news, we’re fortunate to have someone with Prof. Gier’s expertise available in the Vandal family.”

 

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.