ASEWU council meeting agenda: Student health, veterans and Riverpoint


Illustration by Lauren Campbell

Representatives of ASEWU listen to audience members at the council meeting on Oct. 31.

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

Alexandra Rich, student health and safety services council member, on the Oct. 31 ASEWU meeting, reported she has been working with Tim Walters, chief of police for EWU, on an emergency Ebola plan in the event that the virus makes its way on campus.

“I know it’s very unlikely, but in the event that it does [happen] we want to be prepared,” said Rich.

The ASEWU held its weekly meeting to go over council reports, new business and announcements.

One of the events they are preparing for is Veterans Day.

Kyle Dodson, athletic affairs and university advancement council member, and Jordan Martin, legislative liaison in the ASEWU president’s cabinet, requested $335 for the “Recognition of Veterans Display Project,” which was unanimously approved.

“Historically, Eastern is one of the most veteran friendly schools on the west coast, if not in the nation, and we want to keep building that reputation for Eastern,” said Martin.

The display will be out on Nov. 10 in the campus mall and will feature flags for all branches of the military, the U.S. flag and a prisoners of war flag.

The ASEWU is helping the Riverpoint campus with one of their events.

Denzel Johnson, graduate affairs council representative, requested $350 for the Riverpoint Campus bingo night prizes. The funding was approved for the event which takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Flu season is just around the corner.

The ASEWU announced EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services and Rockwood Clinic are holding free student flu shot clinics on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PUB atrium area.

In the winter, there will be a new Superior Court Chief Justice on the ASEWU council.

The ASEWU council approved the resignation of Lizbeth Ramirez, current ASEWU Superior Court Chief Justice, effective Dec.12, 2014.

“The reason why I’m submitting my letter of resignation right now is because I want to open the position so that we can hire a new justice,” said Ramirez. “That way, in the winter, court doesn’t have an empty position. They can start off with a full court.”