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EWU senior lecturer and associate director of field education passes

EWU senior lecturer and associate director of field education passes

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under News

LuAnn Brown, 62, unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 12. A senior lecturer and the associate director of field education in the School of Social Work, Brown will be remembered for her dedication to the social work field and EWU community. She is survived by her husband Darrell, her son Elijah, her pare...

It’s spooky season at EWU

It’s spooky season at EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

EWU students and faculty will come together on halloween night for Harvest Fest. The event, which will include children and families trick-or-treating around campus and additional halloween activities, will be in Hargreaves Hall and the Science building.   Harvest Fest is an annual event facilitate...

JFK Library to host 16th annual Oktoberfest

JFK Library to host 16th annual Oktoberfest

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under News

It’s not every day students get to drink in the library. EWU is hosting its 16th annual Oktoberfest at the JFK Library this Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for EWU libraries. Oktoberfest includes dinner, beer and wine tasting, music and both a silent and live auction. Money raised wi...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Off the hinges Radio-TV Building Oct. 8 Between 10 and 11:42 p.m. the door to the women’s restroom had been broken off the hinges. The damages are estimated to be about $100. The suspect has not been found.   Gang graffiti Monroe Hall Oct. 8 Police discovered graffit...

EWU students whiplashed over grade system change

EWU students whiplashed over grade system change

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

There have been changes to EWU’s usual grading system that might cause confusion for students. The changes take effect this quarter. There will now be a set standard that a student’s grade will need to be, otherwise it will be rounded down to the next grade down. For example, a 3.7 grade i...

Westboro members protest in Spokane

Westboro members protest in Spokane

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

Five members of the Westboro Baptist Church, picketed controversial messages throughout Spokane, on Oct. 11, as a greater amount of counter protesters readied for a showdown at every location. The members of the church based out of Topeka, Kansas are known for traveling the United States to hateful...

EWU sets record freshman class size

EWU sets record freshman class size

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under News

As of this quarter, EWU shows its biggest freshman class recorded  in history. After being finalized on Oct. 2, reports showed that there are 1,758 freshmen who are enrolled, according to the EWU website. “I chose EWU because it is close to my hometown and is more affordable than other in-state Universiti...

Professor studies health benefits of bees

Professor studies health benefits of bees

By Kaisa Siipola

October 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

While EWU strives to recognize academic success from its students, it’s important to highlight academic success from faculty members as well. Over the summer, EWU assistant professor Jenifer Walke received an email confirming her grant proposal from the National Science Foundation that was submi...

Renovated bookstore will include new perks… and waffles

Renovated bookstore will include new perks… and waffles

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The PUB will soon be the home of a rebranded bookstore following its grand reopening. The bookstore is changing its name from University Bookstore to Eagle Store. Although the PUB is expected to open in just over two weeks, Eagle Store likely will not be in its new location until mid-November, accor...

AP and EWU continue election day partnership

AP and EWU continue election day partnership

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 14, 2018


Filed under News

The Associated Press is partnering with EWU by hiring up to 300 students to work the AP Western Region Election Center for the Nov. 6 general elections.  Since the 2000 general elections, the AP and EWU have come together for this project every two years. Selected students will be paid $12.50 an hour for t...

Career services puts students on track

Career services puts students on track

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

October 14, 2018


Filed under News

Students may or may not already be informed about Career Services, but regardless, the resources that are provided can be useful, even as a refresher of information. EWU Career Services offers assistance in areas such as career planning, internships, professional development and career service courses. ...

Mullinix Fire contained near Cheney

Mullinix Fire contained near Cheney

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 6, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News, Uncategorized

Some locals of Cheney pondered their next move as smoke dispersed over their homes during a windy evening on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The  smoke was caused by a wildfire called the Mullinix Fire. It burned 27.8 acres of land and was started by a transient campfire near the train tracks. The fire has ye...

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