‘Paws and relax’ stress therapy dogs to visit PUB, Riverpoint


The popular "Paws and Relax" sessions with local therapy dogs return for the week of March 9, both on the Cheney campus and in Spokane. Organizers at Student Activities Involvement & Leadership (SAIL) have sessions set for Monday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 11 (both at Noon-2 p.m. in the PUB MPR) and on … [Read more...]

Men’s basketball, volleyball team up as C.H.A.M.P.S.


EWU Athletics Being a student-athlete provides a unique platform for giving back to the surrounding community and those in it. Members of Eastern Washington University’s Men’s Basketball and Volleyball teams have embraced this opportunity in the form of C.H.A.M.P.S., a program that sees Eastern student-athletes spend … [Read more...]

Students show sustainability creativity in Fort Frenzy


By Jeff Bunch Several EWU residence halls competed in a first-time friendly competition called "Fort Frenzy," in which the teams were challenged to build structures by recycling materials for a lesson in sustainability. Organizers said the intent behind the program is to get students hands-on with materials they … [Read more...]

Alumnus Davis directs Theatre Department’s musical


By Kandi Carper Jadd Davis knows talent when he sees it. As a professional producer in the region, he’s staking his business on it. Davis, the artistic director of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is directing EWU’s Theatre Department’s production of A Man of No Importance, which opens Wednesday, March 4, on campus. … [Read more...]

EWU well-represented at Partnership in Employment Career Fair


EWU Career Services For the 21st year, EWU’s Career Services partnered with area colleges (Whitworth, Gonzaga and WSU Spokane) to produce what is being hailed as the premiere college placement fair in the region: the Partnership in Employment Career Fair. Conducted at the Spokane Convention Center, the fair hosted … [Read more...]

Wise event caps busy month of Black History programs


By Jeff Bunch Author and educator Tim Wise was introduced to an EWU audience on Thursday in the context of icons such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis and Cornell West. Wise humbly accepted his introduction, but then drew a distinction with the honorable association – he is white. He then kept a … [Read more...]

Area students learn life, civics lessons at EWU


By Jeff Bunch Rights come with responsibilities and both are founded on respect. That’s just one of the key lessons learned by a group of nearly 100 K-12 students at the sixth annual West Valley Civics Conference at Eastern Washington University. EWU President Mary Cullinan led off Friday’s event with remarks … [Read more...]

EWU community kicks off Days of Kindness


By Jeff Bunch Eastern Washington University volunteer students and staff spread out around campus during the mid-day on Tuesday with the hopes of trying to facilitate acts of kindness: mission accomplished. The Office of Community Engagement’s annual Days of Kindness campaign kicked off by bringing lots of smiles … [Read more...]

Woodward tells powerful story of music and apartheid


By Jeff Bunch As a South African who grew up during apartheid, Sheila Woodward saw firsthand how the power of music can reflect on a society but also be a catalyst of change. A professor and chair of EWU’s music department, Woodward shared an emotional account of the role of music during the South African Freedom … [Read more...]