Room to Throw: construction management student focused on Olympic dreams

Brock Eager

Published on November 14, 2018

By Lillie Williams, Voiland College intern

“Just a few more feet.”

An Olympic-sized dream is inching closer to becoming a reality for Brock Eager.

Brock Eager

Eager, captain of Washington State University’s Track and Field team, is hoping to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in the hammer throw event. The hammer throw is a technical sport in which a competitor spins and throws a 16-lb. ball connected by a four-foot wire and handle.

Last year, he qualified for the U.S. Championships, throwing his personal best … » More …

Quirks, rumors about buildings on campus WSU’s architecture more than just concrete slabs; structures give insight on university’s values, prestige

Tales of WSU Architecture

Phil Gruen, WSU associate architecture professor, talks about the designs of buildings around campus and how they came to be.

Tales of WSU Architecture

As featured in the Daily Evergreen, EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist November 15, 2018

Some of WSU’s most interesting hidden history lies in the architecture on campus.

If you toured WSU as a prospective student or during Alive! Orientation, you probably heard some strange stories about the buildings around campus.

Every building was designed with a practical use in mind, but the stories passed along by fellow Cougs rarely … » More …

Welcome sign greets visitors in dozens of languages: Display resulted from city partnering with architecture students

Welcome sign

As featured in the Daily Evergreen, September 24, 2018

As distant and local travelers enter Pullman on Davis Way, the word “Welcome” will greet them in 60 different languages ranging from Indonesian to French.

There will also be a big “Welcome to Pullman” sign with the names of sponsors for the project by the end of the month, Mayor Glenn Johnson said. A paved drive-thru will be included in the area, as well as a bus stop.

The $200,000 sign was partially funded by donations from groups including the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Asif Chaudhry, the WSU International Programs … » More …

Art, technology and fun collide in Creative Corridor

Creative Corridor

As Published on November 13, 2018 by Todd Mordhorst

Interior design students involved with the Creative Corridor program were featured in the Provost’s Blog.

Sarah Rosenthal, left, and Kris Kha work on a prototype of the “Bench of Belonging,” which his scheduled to be installed in the Spark early next year.

Creative Corridor

Give students from interior design, animal sciences and accounting/marketing an open-ended project with little direction and no restrictions and you’re bound to get some off-the-wall ideas.

But that’s half the fun of the Creative Corridor program.

When grades aren’t in … » More …

Students look back to preserve the future of Pullman Depot

WSU students in the early 1920s arrive at the Pullman Depot. (Photo courtesy of WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections)

As featured in WSU INSIDER, November 8, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Generations of students used to arrive in late summer on “Cougar Special” trains, disembarking and carrying their bags up the steep, sometimes muddy hill to begin their studies at Washington State College.

In those days, the men might have worn bowler hats or newsboy caps and suits, while women dressed in long skirts and pointed, leather boots. Today, WSU students are helping preserve the unique past of those early days as part of a project with the Whitman County Historical Society.

As part of the Rural … » More …

Architecture student’s art makes splash in Wazzu sports community

Finished drawing of Chris Petersen (UW) and Mike Leach (WSU)

As featured on KREM 2 News (Author: Brenna Greene; Published: 3:40 PM PDT October 9, 2018)

“It’s definitely unique. Not a lot of people are in my position. It’s kind of a self-made kind of territory, if that even makes sense.” Andrew Cho is a junior at WSU, an architecture student, and, oh yeah, goes viral from time to time.

“A complete drawing like this would take me about 2-3 days if I sat down and worked, let’s say, five hours-ish a day,” said Cho.

Cho has become well known for his extremely life-like drawings of mostly WSU football players, with his latest … » More …