President Cullinan’s statement about budget


Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan commended state lawmakers today for making higher education funding a priority as they passed the state’s budget for 2015-17. An unprecedented reduction in tuition at state colleges and universities ensures that Eastern remains the most affordable public … [Read more...]

Holland affirms path of EWU curriculum initiatives


By Jeff Bunch Barbara Holland came to Eastern Washington University for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was to provide moral support for those in attendance at several working sessions. Holland is a PhD who has credibility as both a researcher and an implementer of academic reform and organizational … [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, WSU partner on Senior Smile Day


Eastern Washington University and Washington State University Spokane Health Sciences is presenting Senior Smile Day next Friday, Oct. 24. The programs will be offering a range of services for seniors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic in the Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. in … [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...]

EWU’s Vestal wins PEN/Bingham Prize


By Jeff Bunch Eastern Washington University graduate and adjunct faculty member Shawn Vestal captured a prestigious national writing honor on Monday night in New York City. Vestal (’08 MFA Creative Writing, ’05 BA Interdisciplinary Studies) is the recipient of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his collection of … [Read more...]