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

University News Fall ’14

Hall of Fame Inductees Named EWU doubled its fun at this year’s Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Induction. Volleyball/basketball player Janelle Ruen-Allen and the 2001 and 2002 Eagle Volleyball teams she played on were among the 14th class of inductees in the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame, honored on Oct. 3-4 in Cheney. Football player Greg Gavin and contributor Judy Crabb were also inducted, and men’s basketball player Jack Perrault was honored posthumously. The 2001 and 2002 volleyball squads combined for a 50-8 record under former and ... MORE

University News Spring ’14

Pi Kappa Alpha Alums Give Back to EWU Libraries The Eastern Washington University Libraries received a huge boost on two significant initiatives that will help students succeed, thanks to some EWU fraternity alumni who are committed to leaving a lasting legacy with the university that brought them together a half century ago. The alums from Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, who have stayed connected for more than 45 years, are partnering with EWU Libraries to raise money for the endowed Randy Van Turner Library Scholarship Fund and the Pi Kappa Alpha ... MORE

University News Winter 2014

Record Enrollment With 12,791 students, EWU has set an enrollment record for the fifth consecutive year. The record enrollment is the byproduct of the university’s strong student retention efforts, lower tuition costs compared to other public institutions in Washington and its quality programs. The successful retention efforts are also reflected in the fact that there is an increase of more than 300 juniors and seniors on the campus than during the same time last year. This year there is also an increase of 116 transfer students. Dr. Arévalo Named ... MORE

University News Fall 2013

2013 Commencement The stands of Roos Field were filled to capacity on June 15, as family and friends of the class of 2013 proudly watched the graduates cross the stage. This year, 2,651 bachelor degree and 729 master's and doctoral degree students were eligible to attend commencement. The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, and the College of Business and Public Administration conferred degrees at the 9 a.m. ceremony. The commencement address was given by Hattie Kauffman, the first Native American national news ... MORE

University News Spring 2013

EWU Expands Reach on West Side  Eastern Washington University and Lower Columbia College are partnering to offer bachelor degrees to students on LCC’s Longview, Wash., campus beginning in the fall. Offering more four-year study opportunities will increase the number of residents with advanced degrees and provide a larger professional workforce to benefit the Longview-Kelso economy. Eastern will have offices in a planned university center on the LCC campus and offer Bachelor of Arts programs in interdisciplinary studies in the fall of 2013 and in ... MORE