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The Magazine for Eastern Washington University Alumni and Friends

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  • up front

    EDITORKANDI CARPER 05

    ART DIRECTORRYAN GAARD 02

    CONTRIBUTING WRITERSBRIAN LYNN 98, KANDI CARPER 05, DAVE COOK, DAVE MEANY

    GRAPHIC DESIGNRYAN GAARD 02, SAM BUZBY 07, STEVE BATEMAN, HEIDI JANTZ, COURTNEY HAMMOND 13

    COPY EDITORSBRIAN LYNN 98, KATIE SIMPSON 12, JUDY CRABB

    EASTERN: FALL 2012

    PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN DEMKE 98, ERIC GALEY 84, PAT SPANJER 80, LARRY CONBOY, ERIC CONWAY 90

    EDITORIAL BOARDGINA MAURO CAMPBELL 90, ROBIN PICKERING 03, 97, JASON CLERGET 07, NICK LAWHEAD 07, LISA LEINBERGER 98

    VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT MICHAEL WESTFALL

    DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ADVANCEMENTLISA POPLAWSKI 01, 94

    EWU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTGINA MAURO CAMPBELL 90

    DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONSTERESA CONWAY

    CONTACT USEMAIL: EASTERNMAGAZINE@EWU.EDUPHONE: 509.359.6422WRITE: EASTERN MAGAZINE, 300 SHOWALTER HALL, CHENEY, WA 99004-2445

    EASTERN MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED FALL, WINTER AND SPRING BY EWU MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS AND IS MAILED FREE TO ALUMNI OF RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES. VIEW THIS AND PREVIOUS ISSUES, ONLINE AT WWW.EWU.EDU/EASTERNMAGAZINE.

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    THE MAGAZINE for Eastern Washington University Alumni and Friends

    Dear Alumni and Friends,The start of a new school year always brings something new, and there are many visible changes around the Eastern Washington University campus this fall as one major project takes shape and another just begins.

    It has now been two years since we broke ground on the renovation of Patterson Hall, the main academic building where you likely spent much of your time while on campus. After being completely gutted, the structure is starting to resemble the state-of-the-art academic building we envisioned. There is still work to do though, as construction should be completed by winter 2014.

    Just last spring, we also broke ground on the fi rst new campus residence hall in nearly 40 years. The facility is being built on the northwest side of campus, across from the University Recreation Center at 10th and Cedar. The 109,000 square-foot building will house up to 354 students and will serve as the hub of the residential district.

    When it opens next fall, the hall will have top-notch amenities, including a great room with a gas fi replace, full kitchens on every fl oor, study areas with natural lighting, wireless access throughout and even hi-tech laundry machines that communicate with students cell phones.

    Throw in the new video scoreboard at Roos Field and some of the new directional signage around campus, and little old Eastern is looking pretty strong after 130 years all while maintaining our historic, yet charming campus feel.

    These infrastructure upgrades are vital if EWU wants to maintain its standard of excellence in education. With a record freshman class on campus and our 12,000 students overall, updated facilities are critical to our success.

    If you get the chance, drop by campus for a visit and see some of these changes for yourself. Im sure youll be pleased to see how far your alma mater has come.

    Sincerely, Dr. Rodolfo ArvaloPresident

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    features

    departments 2 up front 4 letters to the editor 5 on the road 6 eastern etc. 22 on the shelf 26 faces & places 29 class notes 36 in memoriam 38 fi nal thoughts 39 events calendar

    on the coverMary Pat is one of four bronze statues in the Reid Meditation Garden, located on

    campus. See page 4 for more details.

    10 Forget the Rose, Give Him a Dollar Eastern alumnus makes a lasting impression

    14 Family Ties An education is forever

    18 Shane Hamlin Taking voters into cyberspace

    20 A Century in the Making Eastern football now and then

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  • Thanks for the MemoriesI would like to compliment you on the fi ne article you wrote about William Bud Kirkwood and his roommate in the In Memoriam section of the spring 2012 issue of the Eastern Magazine.When I submitted the picture of Bud I wasnt expecting a full-page article. So, I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed by the in-depth coverage and research you did to provide such a delightful story. On behalf of the Kirkwood family, thank you very much! I know it will mean so much to my aunt and to three of his grandchildren, his brother and other extended family members (who are EWU alums) to open up their magazine and see this article.

    With appreciation,99, 91 Diane Somerday, MSW,Coordinator, Graduate/Undergraduate Studies

    EWU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work

    Reid Meditation GardenMary Pat is one of four bronze statues in the Reid Meditation Garden, located on campus near the one-room schoolhouse. The gardens theme is roots from the past and wings to the future. It recognizes more than 100 years of service by former Reid School faculty and staff, as well as the countless students and future teachers who chose to learn at the EWU Campus Lab School. The concept for the garden was developed and funded by the Reid Lab School Remembrance Committee. See more photos of the garden on Flickr: Reid Meditation Garden Fall Colors http://fl ic.kr/s/aHsjCkgHpx

    Editorial Board Shares Alumni ViewsThe Eastern magazine editorial board brings an outside voice to the magazine. The board consists of volunteers committed to helping Eastern magazine tell the stories of our amazing alumni, and in doing so, assists in advancing the mission of the university. The board provides valuable feedback related to their individual expertise and helps us produce a magazine that provides positive, informative and entertaining content, which engages readers and encourages them to connect with the university. Board members include returning member 90 Gina Mauro Campbell, BA communications studies, director of Visitor Services for Visit Spokane, and new members 07 Nick Lawhead, BS communication studies, director of client services at 14Four; 03,97 Robin Pickering, PhD, MS physical education, BA health and wellness, professor at EWU; 07 Jason Clerget, BA marketing, business owner and charity director; 98 Lisa Lei nberger, BA journalism, reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

    Gina Mauro Campbell Lisa LeinbergerNick Lawhead Jason ClergetRobin Pickering

    We want to hear from you! Send us your letters. Letters may be edited for length or clarity and civility.

    letters to the editor

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  • Where will Eastern magazine next be spotted? You are invited to send photographs holding up the current issue. Include some information about yourself with your submission. We may not be able to publish every submission. Extras will be posted on the Eastern magazine Facebook page. Send to easternmagazine@ewu.edu or Eastern Magazine, 300 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2445.

    on the road with eastern magazine

    90 Norm and 92, 87 Susan Gaston, pictured at Chamanze Hunting Safaris (about a six-and-a-half-hour car ride southeast of Johannesburg, South Africa) in the Zulu-Natal Province, in August.

    81 Greg Fazzari, 89 Steve Ruthven, 92 Cathy Rich Hamada, 80 Daniel Tompkins and 97 Michael Scheel, chaperoned their childrens high school trip to Europe in July. They all live in Walla Walla, Wash., where Greg, Cathy and Michael are teachers, Steve is a vice president of a bank and Dan is an accountant. They are pictured at the Adriatic Sea outside Venice, Italy.

    85 Bob McCoy visited his wifes hometown of Lublin, the largest city in eastern Poland, with his family in July. He is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif.

    Kristin Vanos and her sister-in-law, 05 Jamie Vanos, took Eastern magazine with them on a family trip to the British Virgin Islands in August. Jamie is a contract administrator for PE Systems in Spokane.

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    Hall of Fame Inductees HonoredFour individuals and the 1997 football team were inducted into the 12th Class of Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies on campus, Oct. 6, 2012. 74 Scott Garske, an unstoppable football player for Eastern in the early 70s, was inducted. A Spokane native who played for North Central High School, Garske parlayed his success at Eastern into becoming a seventh-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974. An ankle injury cut his professional career short. Garskes son Griffi n, a backup quarterback, was also inducted this year with the 1997 EWU team.

    The 1997 football team was inducted to the Hall of Fame on the 15th anniversary of its playoff run. After winning the Big Sky Conference title outright by fi nishing the season with a 12-2 record, the team advanced to the semifi nals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs (then known as I-AA).

    87 Don Kallem, who spent 17 seasons as Easterns golf coach and 13 as an assistant football coach, was inducted posthumously. His golf teams won eight NAIA District titles and advanced to the NAIA Championships nine times. A three-time district coach of the year, he spent 31 years in the Eastern physical education department. Kallem died July 10, 1997.

    The EWU Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award was presented to Eastern alumnus 70 Jon Heimbigner for his contribution to the sports community in the Inland Northwest. Already a member of four halls of fame, he has served for more than 30 years with four different organizations, as well as serving on the EWU Athletics Hall of Fame committee since its inception in 1996. He stepped down recently as a board member for the Spokane Regional Sports Commission after 34 years of service.

    Record-breaking sprinter 96 Joyce Rainwater Blount was inducted after a remarkable c