By Jeff Bunch
It was a big year for Eastern Washington University, with the departure of one president and the arrival of another.
Eastern established a new college, furthered its presence in Spokane and welcomed renowned experts on campus for events, as well as engaging in impactful outreach into the community. EWU athletics also enjoyed continued success.
If 2014 is any indication of things to come, 2015 will still be a great time to be an Eagle. Happy New Year from the editors of Eastern 24/7!
Eastern 24/7: The year in stories
President Arevalo Announces Retirement
Dear Campus Community: After much contemplation over the past months, I have decided to retire as president of Eastern Washington University, effective July 15 of this year. When Nadine and I stepped onto campus in 2006, we were overwhelmed by the incredible support from faculty, staff, students and alumni. We … [Read more…]
College of Health Science & Public Health Created
A message from President Arévalo: As part of our effort to evolve to meet various market demands in critical fields like health care, Eastern Washington University is excited to announce the creation of the new College of Health Science & Public Health. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved this significant … [Read more…]
EWU Spokane to Anchor Phase 1 Building in University District
The ever-changing landscape in the University District continues to evolve as Eastern Washington University will now have its own anchor building at the downtown campus when WSU Spokane transfers the Phase 1 Classroom Building over to EWU Spokane. University leaders from both campuses joined with state lawmakers for … [Read more…]
Cullinan Named 26th President of EWU
The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees (BOT) has named Dr. Mary Cullinan, the 26th president of Eastern Washington University, effective Aug. 1. Cullinan has served as president of Southern Oregon University (SOU) in Ashland, Oregon, since 2006 and brings 34 years of extensive higher education … [Read more…]
Sisson’s longtime works honor Jefferson
Longtime EWU adjunct professor Dan Sisson walks the walk when it comes to his passion for Thomas Jefferson. Sisson is admittedly obsessed with Jefferson, the nation’s third President, one of the Founding Fathers and a principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Sisson is a published scholar … [Read more…]
Eagle UP effort impacts communities
On the day before the start of the school year, a group of Eastern Washington University staff, faculty and student volunteers were planting seeds for the future. On Tuesday, they came together to help the greater community in the annual Eagle UP volunteer effort coordinated by the Office of … [Read more…]
EWU visit provides chef Kerr landmark moment
Legendary chef Graham Kerr hatched a novel idea as he found himself inspired by conversations with a group of EWU students Tuesday afternoon in Cheney. Kerr, a Washington resident who became famous as TV’s “The Galloping Gourmet,” was visiting Eastern in what he would immediately dub “the most … [Read more…]
Blue Zones event unites health community
As a leader among the Greater Spokane health professions community, the Blue Zones presentation and community discussion, held Oct. 28, was a natural fit for EWU. The educational event, sponsored by Eastern and partner Providence Health Care, also included Empire Health Foundation and Group Health. … [Read more…]
EWU Athletics, Chaves thankful for big week
It has been a big week for Eastern Washington University athletics — and the university has received invaluable national media attention because of it during Thanksgiving week. EWU won its third straight Big Sky Conference football championship this weekend, then learned it’s a top-four seed for … [Read more…]
Who is that Man in the Santa Suit?
SPOILER ALERT: This story is for adults ONLY. In December 1979, a Spokane freight line company was facing a Christmas crisis: The man who was supposed to wear the Santa Claus costume for the company party had backed out of his duties. Roger Schramm’s sister, a company employee, volunteered her … [Read more…]
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