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Mayor, ‘voice of Cougs’ presented with alumni award
January 12, 2016

Glenn-with-award-and-wife-Kathy-Johnson-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Glenn Johnson, Pullman mayor and “voice of the Cougars” for Washington State University sports, was presented with an Honorary Alumnus Award Saturday during the WSU vs. University of Washington basketball game.

WSU Running Start student smashes Rubik record
April 13, 2009


WSU professor John MacNamara monitors as Johnson works to solve cube and break the Guinness World Record


PULLMAN – Mats Johnson, a Pullman High School senior and a WSU Running Start student, earned a potential spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by unscrambling 64 Rubik’s Cubes in one hour on April 10 at the WSU Visitors’ Center.


WSU faculty members Glenn Johnson and John McNamara served as monitors for the effort, which was Mats Johnson’s senior project at Pullman High. The attempt was made in accordance with rules supplied by Guinness World Records and … » More …

Book fair supports education, outreach
February 18, 2009

The Student Washington Education Association (SWEA) is holding a Scholastic book fair on the 2nd floor of Cleveland Hall from Feb. 18-27.


The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, for the purpose of giving students in the teacher preparation program the opportunity to build their classroom libraries.


The fair offers a wide selection of childrens books and young adult novels. All books are buy one, get one free.


The book fair is also having a Family Night on Feb. 25th. The book fair will be extended until 7 p.m., … » More …

Johnson honored with Bliss Award
June 6, 2008

Glenn A. Johnson, the “Voice of the Cougs” for more than 20 years and the head of the broadcast program at Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education.

The award, given by the Radio-Television Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, recognizes an electronic journalism educator who has made a
significant and lasting contribution to the field in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship.

Johnson, who joined the … » More …

Mayor, prof better;may leave hospital
April 22, 2008

Glenn Johnson, “Voice of the Cougars,” at the microphone announcing game



Glenn Johnson — Pullman mayor, WSU communication professor, and (public announcement) voice of Cougar sports — was admitted to Pullman Regional Hospital Sunday with what was initially described as stroke-like symptoms. Johnson showed signs of “transient global amnesia,” which essentially is short-term memory loss. After running a series of tests, it appears that the condition was caused by a spike in blood pressure.


Johnson current is listed in stable condition, according Hospital Marketing and Community Relations Director Josh Harmon. “He is … » More …

WSU and Pullman say ‘Be a good neighbor’
August 29, 2007

PULLMAN — Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and Washington State University’s Dean of Students, Luci Loera, will be among a group of volunteers personally greeting students on Thursday, Aug. 31, and reminding them to be good neighbors.

Johnson and Loera are teaming-up to distribute magnets to students that provide advice for how to be good neighbors. Along with volunteers from the Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity, the Associated Students of Washington State University, and other groups, they will take shifts covering various locations including the Greek community, the Bookie, and apartment complexes on Stadium Way, Valley Road and Merman Drive.

“The magnet … » More …

Johnson logs quarter century of contributions
January 6, 2006

Glenn Johnson is celebrating his 26th year as the “Voice of the Cougs” and he has the press pass to prove it. Along with a wall collage of broadcast-station photos from WSU students past, Johnson’s office proudly displays press passes from his 26 years of service to WSU Athletics.“I thought this was his 25th year,” said Rod Commons, assistant director for sports information. “I was wrong — Glenn still has his press pass from 1980!”Johnson came to WSU in the fall of 1979 as a professor of broadcast communication. Since then he has immersed himself in WSU and the Pullman community. In addition to his … » More …