Monthly Archives: April 2019


Barb Richey named VP for University Advancement at EWU

April 30th, 2019|Featured|

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

April 26th, 2019|News|

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?

April 25th, 2019|News|

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

April 24th, 2019|Featured, News|

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 12th, 2019|News|

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

April 11th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

Sexual Assault Action Week Keynote: Deborah Parker

April 9th, 2019|News|

Deborah Parker, seen above with her son, Wetuah Dewey, is a member of the Tulalip Tribes. (Photo by Nancy Bleck, Slangy Sp’ak’wus) Indigenizing Social Justice: Sexual Assault Activism and Human Rights​ Tuesday, April 16Noon-1:30 p.m.Monroe 205Keynote and Q&A Take a journey with Social Activist Deborah Parker as we begin from a place of hope and move toward action. Learn how Ms. Parker inspired a nation.  Food and beverages for this event are provided by our friends in Health, Wellness, and Prevention Services. Activating our Inner Voices to Create Social Change Tuesday, April 162-3 p.m.Monroe 205 Learn how to find and use your inner voice [...]

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: The Forgotten People

April 8th, 2019|News|

Wednesday, April 10, noon-2 p.m. PUB NCR – Keynote: Dr. Aisha JumaanThe EWU Political Science Department has invited Dr. Aisha Jumaan to speak on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. The theme of this lecture revolves around (1) Saudis’ air-strikes and air, land, and naval blockade; (2) American bombs and logistical support for the Saudi-led coalition; and (3) the starvation of 24 out 29 million Yemenis as we speak. As a scholar native of Yemen and the Director of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Dr. Jumaan has first-hand knowledge of what could be categorized as genocidal war. Given Dr. Jumman’s field experience, [...]

Visiting Artist Matt Lipps comes to EWU

April 8th, 2019|News|

Los Angeles artist Matt Lipps will be on campus at noon on Thursday, April 18, in the Art Building Auditorium (room 116) to talk about his work. Matt Lipps has collected photographs from both high and low sources like Time and Life magazines, and art history books since childhood. With these images Lipps builds three dimensional collages and tableaus, then photographs them using theatrical techniques with a large format analog camera. This unique hybrid of sculpture and photography breathes a new life into familiar and historical images. The thought-provoking arrangement of forms and figures help to reveal how these images have reflected and [...]

Welcome to InsideEWU

April 5th, 2019|Featured, News|

This spring, Eastern Washington University is improving the way you access important university info and learn about campus happenings! Eastern 24/7 and a number of other internal websites will be begin to be phased out with the introduction of InsideEWU, which will provide users with a comprehensive overview of all things Eastern.  The following is an InsideEWU FAQ to help you find answers to your questions:  What is InsideEWU? InsideEWU is a new website meant to serve as the starting point for students, faculty and staff when accessing EWU resources online. The site will bring many of the diverse EWU web [...]