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Chemistry lecturer starting Women in Science Club

Chemistry lecturer starting Women in Science Club

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

January 16, 2019


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EWU chemistry lecturer Amber McConnell is forming the Women in Science Club in an effort to encourage more female and female-identifying students to pursue a career in the sciences after graduation. “The goal of the club from my perspective is I want a place that facilitates collaboration and a ...

Electric buses could arrive in Spokane

Electric buses could arrive in Spokane

By Nicolas Zerbe, Contributor

January 16, 2019


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From fuel to volts, the backbone of Spokane's transit system could soon be electric. The Spokane Transit Authority has set its sights on bringing the city its first electric bus. A study is currently underway to determine whether a fully electric fleet is right for the city—and with the industry s...

CEO chapter established at EWU

CEO chapter established at EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 16, 2019


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EWU seniors  Ryan Halterman and Katherine Bozarth have launched a Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization chapter on campus. For campus purposes the organization will be called the EWU Entrepreneurship Club. EWU Center for Entrepreneurship Director Bruce Teague, along with Halterman and Bozarth, attende...

EWU fraternities expect a steady growth

EWU fraternities expect a steady growth

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 16, 2019


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Rush processes have begun at EWU, and fraternities around campus are preparing for new batches of members.  There are eight recognized fraternities at EWU and a new fraternity will be added every year until 2021. Fraternities are sometimes associated with excessive partying, but the principles a...

New street signs provide easier navigation across campus

New street signs provide easier navigation across campus

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 10, 2019


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EWU Construction and Planning Services is launching the Campus Fire Life Safety Signage Project to bring EWU into compliance with the IFC. The city of Cheney informed EWU that buildings did not meet the addressing standard for the city. “The city follows the 2015 International Fire Code, wh...

GI Bill computer glitch has little impact on EWU students

GI Bill computer glitch has little impact on EWU students

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 10, 2019


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Some Pre and Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients patiently waited for their housing payment from Veterans Affairs in early November, only to not receive it until later in the month. The system did not update correctly, and left many veterans without the benefits needed for the next month. The glitch cause...

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

EWU alumnus Chris Schroll runs for Spokane mayor

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

January 9, 2019


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EWU alumnus and 27-year-old Chris Schroll is running for mayor of Spokane this year. Schroll transferred to EWU from UNC Pembroke during 2012 to be closer to his family in Puyallup. As a former EWU athlete in cross-country and track and field, Schroll never realized that experience would help him...

The PUB officially opens to EWU community

The PUB officially opens to EWU community

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 9, 2019


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The suspense is finally over. The PUB is now accessible to students, faculty and the public. The PUB had been closed for renovations since December 2016 after a consensus between EWU leaders and ASEWU to utilize student fees to finance the project. A sneak preview of the PUB occurred on Oct. 26 ...

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at EWU

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at EWU

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 9, 2019


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Students gathered in Hargreaves Hall on Nov. 30 to hear Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speak and answer questions about current political and legal issues. After his introduction and joking that he wished to stay to watch the football game the next day, Ferguson began his presentati...

Cheney Zip’s shooting suspect arrested

Cheney Zip’s shooting suspect arrested

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

January 2, 2019


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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting at Zip’s in Cheney on Oct. 27 that left three victims with non-life-threatening injuries according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Kevin D. Clay, 21, o...

EWU raises over $1.8 million for Giving Joy Day

EWU raises over $1.8 million for Giving Joy Day

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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EWU raised more than $1.8 million in cash, pledges and gifts for Giving Joy Day on Nov. 27. The goals for Giving Joy Day were to raise $275,000 for scholarships, receive donations from all 50 states and to feel and share joy. Donations were obtained from 40 states, including substantial contributions from...

Desautel-Hege creates scholarship for communication students

Desautel-Hege creates scholarship for communication students

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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Alumni, businesses and other generous donors across the country have been giving back to the EWU community on Giving Joy Day since 2012. Giving Joy Day is an annual event dedicated to raising money for scholarships at EWU. At Desautel-Hege, a public relations and advertising firm in Spokane, two EWU alumni are...

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