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(Left to right) Katerra President of Construction Mike Rock, EWU President Mary Cullinan, McKinstry CEO Dean Allen, Avista CEO Scott Morris, Spokane Mayor David Condon and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell prepare to break ground on the Catalyst Building in Spokane. The five story, 150,000 square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2020.

EWU construction continues with new buildings

September 19, 2018

As students arrive on campus for the start of the school year, they may feel they are entering a construction site rather than a university. EWU currentl...

Looking back: the PUB

Looking back: the PUB

September 19, 2018

As the renovation project of the Pence Union Building, or PUB, nears its completion, here is a look back at the PUB in 1970, the first year of the bui...

Students play corn hole outside Tawanka. March is National Nutrition Month and this week EWU is celebrating Nutrition week | Josh Fletcher for The Easterner

EWU is going further with food during Nutrition Week

March 14, 2018

The month of March is National Nutrition Month and EWU is celebrating all this week. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” EWU Dining Ser...

Proposed free speech policy aims to break down barriers for student voices

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 14, 2018

A newly proposed First Amendment activities policy could affect student engagement in “Free Speech” activities while also re-introducing the conversation of student expression on campus. The proposed policy for the “Use of Outdoor Areas for First Amendment Activities” takes on a more definitive nature compared to the previous policy. The main change to the pol...

A rendering of the PUB coming from the courtyard. The project will cost an estimated $40 million paid for through student fees | Rendering courtesy of EWU

New PUB renovation still on course for fall opening

February 21, 2018

The PUB is still on schedule to open for the fall 2018 quarter, according to EWU school officials. “The winter has been kind to us,” said Daniel Clapp, EWU’s...

Easterner Asks

By Richard N. Clark IV, Social Media Director

February 14, 2018

Kyle McMurrich, Junior “New food definitely, maybe a new place to do homework and just something new for the whole campus cause I know Patterson is the newest building on campus besides the PUB.” Ike Gathers, Junior “The community at Eastern, when the PUB was open, had a lot more cohesiveness, I met a lot of people from different majors in the PUB. The food o...

Barrelhouse Pub & Pizza has daily drink specials. The location opened last year in January | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Handmade pizza in a relaxed atmosphere

February 8, 2018

Barrelhouse Pub & Pizza offers not only handmade pizzas and cocktails, but also weekly events to the students in Cheney. The restaurant and bar features a full menu ...

Vanessa Delgado

Vanessa Delgado Named New Multicultural Center Director

January 24, 2018

EWU has recently announced that there will be a new and first permanent director of the EWU Multicultural Center, Vanessa Delgado. Delgado starts on Marc...

Students request multicultural center

Students request multicultural center

March 30, 2016

Several campus groups, including the Black Student Union (BSU), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A), the Native American Student Association...

Outside vendors evicted from PUB

Outside vendors evicted from PUB

February 24, 2016

New retail locations has always been a known component of the PUB remodel, but the removal of current vendors is a new aspect of the two-year project beginning...

Updates on PUB renovation

Updates on PUB renovation

January 28, 2016

The PUB renovation project is expected to bring big changes, reshaping some portions of the building and completely eliminating others. “Swoops is...

Clothing drive held in the PUB

By Ariel Kimbleton, Staff Writer

March 15, 2015

The EWU Children’s Studies Capstone will be holding a clothing drive on March 13 for the Crosswalk youth shelter in Spokane to help children and teens in need. Crosswalk is an emergency shelter for teens in downtown Spokane. In addition to providing clothing, food and housing for youth in need, Crosswalk is also a school dropout prevention program. The program has made...

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