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ASEWU PR specialist removed from position

ASEWU PR specialist removed from position

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Madyson Rigg, this year's ASEWU public relations specialist, was removed from office by the ASEWU Superior Court May 10 for not performing all of her required job duties. "I understand the decision of the court," Rigg said in an email to The Easterner. "I feel disappointed that the other work that ...

Special Olympics Spring Games held at Roos Field

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

May 12, 2019

EWU hosted the Special Olympics Washington East Region Spring Games on Saturday, May 4. The games were held at Roos Field and included track and field, powerlifting and swimming. The Special Olympics started off as a summer camp for people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver form...

EWU teams dominate Corporate Cup at Bloomsday

EWU teams dominate Corporate Cup at Bloomsday

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

May 10, 2019

Bloomsday is a staple of Spokane. It has been an ongoing tradition for 43 years. This year, EWU’s red team (top men’s team) won its 23rd consecutive Corporate Cup title. The top EWU women’s team came in second overall, placing higher than any women’s Corporate Cup team in Bloomsday history. ...

EWU professor explains black hole picture’s significance

EWU professor explains black hole picture’s significance

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 10, 2019

Since its release on April 10, an exciting picture has been so nationally popular for citizens that one professor decided to teach some history. EWU physics professor David Syphers held a presentation at the JFK auditorium and taught the audience some facts and history about black holes in a slid...

EWU professor wins Alzheimer’s Association award

EWU professor wins Alzheimer’s Association award

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

May 9, 2019

One of EWU’s professors was recently awarded the Clacey McNary Volunteer of the Year (2018) Award for the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter “in recognition of outstanding service.” Jane Pimentel is a professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “It was, of...

Measles immunization required at EWU starting in fall 2019

Measles immunization required at EWU starting in fall 2019

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 8, 2019

Five of the four-year public universities in Washington already have a measles immunization requirement. EWU will soon make it six. The EWU board of trustees has passed a requirement for all students to receive an immunization that can protect them from measles and other related diseases, accordi...

EWU begins Prairie Restoration Project

EWU begins Prairie Restoration Project

By The Easterner

May 8, 2019

Today marks the official launch of the Prairie Restoration Project, which will restore 122 acres of land behind Roos Field to native habitat. Events in honor of the project begin at the water tower with a blessing of the land by the Spokane Tribe of Indians and keynote addresses from a tribal leader...

Grievance denied: Key Baker’s ASEWU election victory stands

Grievance denied: Key Baker’s ASEWU election victory stands

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

The ASEWU elections were almost two weeks ago, but the battle to become president continued Tuesday. Reilly Responte, having lost in the polls to Key Baker by 11 votes, took his fight to the courts, asking the ASEWU election board to overturn the vote of the student body. In a statement obtained by ...

Education department projects low impact

Education department projects low impact

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019

As over a hundred teachers face potential layoffs in the Spokane Public Schools district, job opportunities in Spokane for future teachers graduating out of EWU could be at risk.  “This deficit has hit our area clearly but it is part of cycle of education and the funding that goes with it. So ther...

Gonzaga students launch OddJobbers

Gonzaga students launch OddJobbers

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Gonzaga students are on a mission to help EWU students make some extra money.  Gonzaga students Nick McLain and Zach Duffy have launched a startup company called OddJobbers. According to McLain, OddJobbers, which began in Spokane on April 7, 2018, is a platform for local college students to find extra w...

Key Baker wins ASEWU presidential race by 11 votes

Key Baker wins ASEWU presidential race by 11 votes

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019

Editor's note: This story has been updated on May 3 to clarify that Gaige Baisch was not in Greek Life during his campaign to become ASEWU president in 2017.  In a dramatic come-from-behind victory, junior and former EWU women’s basketball player Key Baker won the ASEWU presidential election by 11 vo...

Student Leadership Excellence Awards return to PUB

Student Leadership Excellence Awards return to PUB

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 2, 2019

After being held in Showalter Hall for the past couple of years, a special event returned to the PUB on April 24. The EWU Student Activities Involvement & Leadership program hosted the 2019 Student Leadership Excellence Awards in the PUB Nysether Community Room and honored various students, staff...

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