Partial solar eclipse visible Oct. 23

By Jessica Miklas, Copy Editor

October 23, 2014

Filed under News

On Thursday, Oct. 23, a partial solar eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, in the Cheney area starting at 1:44 p.m. The eclipse will be at maximum visibility at 3:08 p.m., with the moon covering 54 percent of the moon. The eclipse ends at 4:25 p.m., according to timeanddate.com. When observing a solar eclipse one must never... Read more »

Eastern TRiO Program supports underrepresented student groups

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

October 22, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life, News

Eastern’s TRiO Program is one of 59 programs in Washington state funded under the federal Higher Education Act of 1965. The program serves low-income, minority and first generation students with academic support while at EWU. “We work hard to ensure students are served to [the] best of our abilities and that our level of support is exceptional and individualized,”... Read more »

New chair for EWU Department of Geography and Anthropology digs up old inventory

New chair for EWU Department of Geography and Anthropology digs up old inventory

October 21, 2014

When new chair of EWU’s Department of Geography and Anthropology Robert Sauders, Ph.D., traded offices with outgoing chair Stacy Warren, Ph.D., this... Read more »

Sports snag international students

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Filed under News, Sports, Sports Showcase

Eastern Washington University is the host to many international student-athletes who have come a long way from home to be a part of our sports programs. In recent years a small group of students have come to Eastern from around the world seeking a better education through sports. Melissa Waelter, from Arnsberg, Germany, is a senior volleyball player majoring in psychology.... Read more »

Cheney recycling center looking to the future with public awareness, usability

Cheney recycling center looking to the future with public awareness, usability

October 20, 2014

Cheney recycles between “600 and 700 tons” of materials per year, a little over 10 percent of all waste; but the city wants the program to become even... Read more »

Coming out day celebrated

Coming out day celebrated

October 19, 2014

On Oct. 9, the EWU Pride Center sponsored several campus events to celebrate National Coming Out Day (NCOD), a day which honors the decision of LGBTQ individuals... Read more »

EWU alumnus awarded PEN/Bingham honor

EWU alumnus awarded PEN/Bingham honor

October 18, 2014

Eastern Washington University alumnus and adjunct faculty member Shawn Vestal won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction at a New York ceremony... Read more »

Preventing sexual assaults is on us

Preventing sexual assaults is on us

October 18, 2014

Sexual assault is a national issue, the Washington Post reported. The Eastern Washington University police Clery Act shows that in 2013 there was one... Read more »

Grant connects Eastern to community

By Alex Miller, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

Filed under News

Since the early 2000s the Start Something Big Grant at EWU has helped faculty and staff with funding when the state cannot, but it is gearing up to help more in coming years as the grant prepares for an increased budget. “The program is a grant program that the foundation board of directors offers to faculty and staff of the university,” said Michael J. Westfall, University... Read more »

Plethora of graduate degrees offered

By Ronni Taylor, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

Filed under News

As upperclassmen begin their trek toward graduation, a common question begins to surface around every corner: So what about grad school? Eastern offers students over 30 programs to choose from, both at the Cheney and the Riverpoint campuses. In regards to the students applying and enrolling in EWU graduate programs each year, Colin Ormsby, Ph.D., vice provost of Eastern’s... Read more »

Water smell explained

Water smell explained

October 13, 2014

Some EWU students and residents of Cheney have a problem with the smell or taste of Cheney’s water, but if the water did not smell bad, it would not... Read more »

Eastern hits record enrollment

Eastern hits record enrollment

October 10, 2014

A record amount of students are on the EWU campus this year. Jumping from 12,791 students in fall 2013, enrollment at the university is currently at... Read more »