University News – Fall 2017

Diversity Officer Named EWU President Mary Cullinan has named Shari Clarke, PhD, as the founding vice president for Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern. "Eastern Washington University is uniquely poised to lead in the areas of diversity and inclusion based on the institution's visible commitment to inclusive excellence," said Clarke. "I am excited to be a part of President Cullinan's leadership team and to work in collaboration with the faculty, students, staff and community in moving a diversity agenda forward." Clarke comes to EWU from Ohio ... MORE

University News – Spring 2017

Aaron Best Named Head Football Coach It’s always started up front for the Eastern Washington University football team, and Aaron Best has been front and center for 20 years. The longtime offensive line coach and former All-America center for the Eagles was introduced as Eastern's 21st head football coach Jan. 23, with a long line of support past and present – particularly from the legacy of outstanding offensive linemen Eastern has created. "I appreciate the opportunity from the bottom of my heart," said Best, who is just the second Eastern ... MORE

University News – Fall 2016

Student Becomes Eagle on National TV Eastern Washington University Foundation Executive Director Michael Westfall appeared on the ABC television talk show The View on May 6 to award a surprise scholarship to a Seattle area student who has overcome incredible odds and will be attending EWU this fall. The student, 18-year-old Tabitha Nunley of Port Orchard, graduated from high school this spring and will be a pre-medicine student at Eastern. Tabitha was on The View with her mother Cynthia, who was highlighted by the show as part of a Mother’s Day ... MORE

University News – Spring 2016

“All-Galaxy” Cooper Kupp Earns Multiple Awards Cooper Kupp, Eastern’s senior-to-be wide receiver, earned the nickname "All-Galaxy" from a local TV station for the incredible number of records he broke and awards he received in his career as an Eagle. In all, the 2012 graduate of Davis High School in Yakima has broken 32 records so far, including NCAA (7), Big Sky Conference (8) and EWU (17) records. As for awards, Kupp won the trifecta of national awards—selected as the Walter Payton Award winner for 2015 by Mickey Charles LLC; the STATS FCS 2015 ... MORE

University News – Fall 2015

EWU Wins Big Sky Conference President’s Cup Five years after first winning the award, Eastern has again won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels for the 2014-15 school year. The Cup was presented at the Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff in Park City, Utah, in July. The Eagles won a tiebreaker over runner-up Montana State, while two-time defending champion Northern Arizona was third. The Presidents’ Cup is unique in collegiate athletics in that it reinforces the Big Sky’s dedication to the academic side of ... MORE

University News Spring 2015

Voice of Eastern Wins Award Larry Weir, the radio play-by-play voice of Eastern Washington University since 1991, was selected in January by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) as the 2014 Sportscaster of the Year for the state of Washington. Weir recently completed his 24th year calling the play-by-play for Eagle football games and his 22nd for basketball. “This is a great and well-deserved honor for Larry,” said Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves. “He has been the voice of Eagle Athletics for nearly a quarter ... MORE

University News Winter 2015

Celebrity Chef Graham Kerr Visits EWU Graham Kerr, a Washington resident who became famous as TV’s “The Galloping Gourmet,” visited Eastern in October to talk to students about healthy eating. At a campus farmers market outside the PUB building, the gregarious native of WWII-era Great Britain educated and implored EWU students to get back to a healthy relationship with food. He listened as students shared their dietary challenges, including limited dining options, a lack of time and a shortage of funds for their food budgets. Eastern students ... MORE