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EWU alumnus turned comedian arrives in Spokane

EWU alumnus turned comedian arrives in Spokane

January 24, 2019

After a year of working in archaeology in Western Washington, EWU alumnus Matt Setzer decided to spread his wings and relocate back to the Spokane area to pur...

Electric buses could arrive in Spokane

Electric buses could arrive in Spokane

January 16, 2019

From fuel to volts, the backbone of Spokane's transit system could soon be electric. The Spokane Transit Authority has set its sights on bringing the...

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

January 9, 2019

EWU alumnus and 27-year-old Chris Schroll is running for mayor of Spokane this year. Schroll transferred to EWU from UNC Pembroke during 2012 to be c...

Westboro members protest in Spokane

Westboro members protest in Spokane

October 17, 2018

Five members of the Westboro Baptist Church, picketed controversial messages throughout Spokane, on Oct. 11, as a greater amount of counter protesters re...

EWU students reforest Spokane

EWU students reforest Spokane

October 11, 2018

What can you do in three hours? Maybe you take a long walk around a park. Or you do the homework you’ve been setting aside. You might roast a sma...

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

October 4, 2018

Terrain is an organization that creates opportunities for the young artists, musicians and innovators of Spokane to showcase their talent. Terrain’s self-...

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

October 4, 2018

The Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence wants to make a difference in the lives of children with hearing impairments by providing them with early in...

Spokane walks out of darkness

Spokane walks out of darkness

September 28, 2018

Silence fell over Riverfront Park on a cool Saturday morning save for the clicking of thousands of beaded necklaces. Red, for the loss of a spouse. Gold,...

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

EWU grad-student brings jazz to community

September 28, 2018

Since moving to Spokane in 2009, EWU grad student and founder of the organization Imagine Jazz, Rachel Bade-McMurphy, has been working to promote the loc...

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

Spokane Jazz performs with Jeff Coffin

September 28, 2018

A three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist, Jeff Coffin and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the Bing Crosby Theater Saturday Sept. 2...

Artists wanted for First Friday posters in Spokane

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 21, 2018

Filed under Arts & Features

The Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District is looking for original artists to submit work for First Friday to be printed on posters, postcards, event maps and other promotional materials by Oct. 5. Selected art will be featured in a monthly press release and other media opportunities. Artists will receive a $100 honorarium if their artwork is chosen. The theme for art su...

EWU inspires and builds community at ‘Get Lit!’ festival

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 5, 2018

Filed under Arts & Features

As the 20th annual Get Lit! Festival located in Spokane and EWU came to a close on Sunday, many EWU students, alumni and faculty walked away with a fresh sense of motivation. Directed by former EWU English professor Kate Peterson, the week-long festival hosted up to 50 events—book readings, workshops, panel discussion, poetry slams and more—and featured over 80 local and v...

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