Eagles Rising
(Front of University Student Center on Oakwood Street)
Outside the Student Center’s west entrance in the middle of its circle drive is “Eagles Rising.” This sculpture captures the image of two majestic eagles engaging each other in the air. The eagle has been Eastern Michigan University’s logo and mascot since 1991. This monument dedicated to the mighty eagle was created by artist Mier Naghi. It sat in Naghi’s shop in New Orleans until a Graduate Assistant from Eastern Michigan University saw it during a conference that was held there. The Graduate Assistant told the rest of the administrative staff who also attended the conference about it the piece, they also loved the sculpture. Using a percentage of the Student Center’s operating budget they purchased it and since that time in 2008 “Eagles Rising” has soared over all those who enter the Student Center. If you are looking for a nice place to sit on the campus Of Eastern Michigan University don’t forget “Eagles Rising” presents one of the schools most unique views.