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Barb Richey named VP for University Advancement at EWU

Eastern Washington University is bringing back one of its own to serve as the new Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the EWU Foundation. EWU President Mary Cullinan has named Barb Richey, an Eastern alumna, to this important executive position, which provides leadership for Advancement Services, Alumni Advancement, Marketing and Communications, and the EWU Foundation. Richey currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for STCU, overseeing marketing, community development, financial education, facilities and support services. Prior to joining the credit union, Richey rose from Director of Development at EWU to Associate Vice President for Advancement during eight years [...]

Inaugural EWU Cinco de Mayo Latino Forum

This is a historic opportunity to hear nationally renowned speakers and scholars, such as Gina Ann García, PhD, and experienced leaders in higher education, including EWU President Emeritus Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo. Friday, May 3 Pence Union Building, Nysether Community RoomCheney campus  Presenters will speak on critical issues pertaining to Latinos, education and how EWU can become a regional leader as we move towards Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status (See Keynotes’ Bios).   Information & Tickets

The First Picture of a Black Hole: How Did We Get Here and What Can We Learn?

Tuesday, April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | JFK Library Auditorium, Cheney campus • Presented by Dr. David Syphers, Assistant Professor of Physics at EWU This month the first picture ever taken of a black hole was released by the Event Horizon Telescope team. Come learn what a black hole is, and why astronomers were so excited about seeing a fuzzy ring of light around a dark shadow. Hear about the technological achievement of capturing the sharpest picture ever taken, why it still looks so blurry, and what these results can tell us about the nature of our universe. Persons needing accommodation [...]

ME Students Score Big in Prominent Competition

Eastern Washington University engineering students are distinguishing themselves in both the classroom and in competition against their peers. Earlier this spring, members of EWU’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers student chapter traveled to the campus of Michigan State University to participate in E-Fest, the society’s annual engineering festival, where they scored a victory and a final-round finish in two of the festival’s most high-profile competitions. The event, sponsored by corporate titans such as Boeing and Siemens, allows student attendees to take part in engineering-related workshops, presentations and networking sessions aimed at educating and inspiring next-generation inventors and innovators. But it is [...]

Steven Beebe Discusses C.S. Lewis

APRIL 18, 2019 | SHOWALTER AUDITORIUM | 1–3 P.M. Steven A. Beebe (PhD, University of Missouri) is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Texas State University. He served as chair of his department at Texas State for 28 years and, concurrently, as associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication for 25 years. Steve has given lectures and conference presentations throughout Europe, Asia, and Central America, and has made 15 visits to Russia where he helped to establish that nation’s first communication studies programs. Author C.S. Lewis While conducting research at Oxford University, he made [...]

Meet Finalist for VP of Advancement

The campus community is invited to take part in a public forum April 16 to meet a finalist for the position of Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the EWU Foundation. After a nationwide search that produced experienced applicants from institutions across the country, I am pleased to announce Barb Richey as a finalist for the position - Vice President of University Advancement & Executive Director of the Foundation. Richey was chosen from among five individuals interviewed by the search committee. She will meet with campus constituent groups and take part in an open forum before the selection [...]

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