EWU Athletics, Chaves thankful for big week


By Jeff Bunch  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...]

University celebrates sense of community with luncheon


The Eastern Washington University community celebrated the upcoming holiday season with the annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Thursday at Reese Court Pavilion. A turkey meal with side dishes was served, but the main course was fellowship among EWU staff, faculty, students, Board of Trustees members and the greater … [Read more...]

EWU coach Benson winning fight with cancer


By Jeff Bunch As the Eastern Washington University volleyball team finishes out its regular season on the court this week, a more important victory off the court is being celebrated. Coach Wade Benson is working his way back to full-time coaching as he celebrates a preliminary clean bill of health in his battle … [Read more...]

Blue Zones event unites health community


By Jeff Bunch 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 assists community with Senior Smile Day


By Jeff Bunch The Senior Smile Day event lived up to its billing – there were a lot of satisfied visitors at the Health Sciences building at EWU Spokane on Oct. 24. Eastern Washington University and Riverpoint partner WSU provided free screenings in a variety of health areas for seniors. Teams of Eastern students … [Read more...]

EWU football’s tribute to military goes viral


By Jeff Bunch EWU’s football team continues to draw positive national attention for the university – on and off the field. The latest notoriety came this week when USA Today dubbed Eastern’s military tribute uniforms as among the "freshest" in the nation for the week. It put the Eagles in the same space alongside … [Read more...]

Hosmer works to elevate athletics, EWU


By Jeff Bunch Laurel Hosmer says the opportunity to be involved with the new Eagle Athletic Fund is one of the main reasons she relocated across the country this summer to work for Eastern Washington University. The EAF is a new entity that evolved this fall from what was formerly the Eagle Athletic Association … [Read more...]

EWU athlete Keefe makes most of internship


By Monica Jaenicke It was quite the summer for EWU hammer thrower, Marissa Keefe. She combined her passions for animals and helping people with an internship at Island Dolphin Care, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children with special needs and their families. Keefe spent her days assisting therapists … [Read more...]

EWU visit provides chef Kerr landmark moment


By Jeff Bunch 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...]