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Police Beat: October 31, 2012

Police Beat: October 31, 2012

November 2, 2012

Oct. 8  12:13 a.m.  Drug Violation  The smell of marijuana was reported on the sixth floor of Pearce Hall. Officers were given consent to search a student’s room but did not make any arrests. The student was referred to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Oct. 23  1:15 p.m....

Mechanical Engineering Program inspected by accreditation board

Mechanical Engineering Program inspected by accreditation board

November 2, 2012

Eastern’s mechanical engineering program is one step closer to being fully accredited after a visit from ABET, formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET made an onsite visit from Oct. 14- 16 to assess the mechanical engineering program that was first introduced...

ASEWU: Dining services, projects on table

ASEWU: Dining services, projects on table

November 1, 2012

ASEWU members met in the PUB’s Fireside Lounge Oct. 24 for their second council meeting of the month. Members went over individual reports of meetings, projects and issues they have been working on. Standing President Becca Harrell discussed a project ASEWU is working on with a Gonzaga student named...

Sixth district legislative candidates debate at EWU

Sixth district legislative candidates debate at EWU

November 1, 2012

The ASEWU sponsored a legislative debate Oct. 30 between the two candidates running for the sixth district legislative seat. Democratic candidate Dennis Dellwo and Republican candidate Jeff Holy squared off in Showalter Auditorium. Dr. Kevin Pirch, assistant professor of government at EWU, served as...

At-risk students receive assistance

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October 31, 2012

Eastern has implemented programs to assist at-risk students in obtaining a degree, along with increasing academic standards for admission into the university. “At-risk doesn’t mean that the students aren’t as capable as other students. It means that there could be some barriers to their succ...

Better on campus housing needed

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October 31, 2012

Students at Eastern Washington University are not receiving a good college experience. Because students come to the college campus and decide that they want to live on campus, they are not receiving the living accommodations that a four year university should provide. The dorms that I am describing include...

Washington State Legislature offers student internship opportunities

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By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

October 29, 2012

Students interested in learning more about state government are encouraged to apply for an internship with the Washington State Legislature. “This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience prior to graduation and to make contacts in your area of interest,” said Paula Rehwaldt,...

New appointee will represent student needs with a first-hand perspective

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October 24, 2012

Selected by the Washington State Governor, senior Joshua Neil hopes to represent the voice of the student body while serving on the EWU Board of Trustees. Neil is the 14th student trustee to be selected in Eastern’s history, a tradition that has helped the members on the board of trustees better understand...

New projects underway for eLearning

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October 24, 2012

The staff in Eastern’s eLearning department have been keeping busy over the past few months. This quarter they launched Canvas for some select courses and have been working on a few other technological projects they think students and faculty will appreciate. “We’re looking at where is technology...

Tobacco policy still on table

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October 24, 2012

Riverpoint smoke-free since May The ASEWU is in the early stages of researching a tobacco-free policy for the Cheney campus. A tobacco-free policy would eliminate all smoking on campus grounds. The campus currently hosts designated smoking areas and approximately 61 smoking urns. Implementing any poli...

Library incorporates technology tools

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By Kristie Hsin, Staff Writer

October 24, 2012

  Campus technology slowly moves to expand technology access to students, faculty and staff through innovative pilot projects and maintenance. The Office of Information Technology held the first annual EWU Fall Teaching and Technology Sampler event where individuals from the department, EWU...

Pintak discusses portrayal of Muslims on YouTube

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October 24, 2012

“We live in a world that sometimes can be frightening. Sometimes we make it frightening. “We tend to create this idea that places are dangerous and that people are dangerous. And certainly, nowhere is that more true than in our relationship with the Muslim world,” said Dr. Lawrence Pintak during...

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