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From the Office of the President: Public Hearing on Proposed WAC Changes

July 17, 2017
Filed under News

Eastern Washington University is proposing a revision to Washington Administrative Code 172-121, Student Conduct Code. WAC 172-121 changes are due to a recent state appellate court case, Arish v. Washington State University, which indicates that we must offer a full adjudicative hearing for Eastern...

Police Beat June 1

Police Beat June 1

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Burglary May 26 An EWU maintenance employee in Dressler Hall noticed a storage closet was pried open causing damaging to the inside of the door. The employee also noticed a cordless Kobalt drill missing from one of the shelves. The drill is worth around $180. There are currently no suspects or w...

EWU Partners with St. Luke’s to Provide Hands-on Experience in Rehabilitation

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
June 1, 2017
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A little less than two years after the project began, EWU will be partnering with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute with the intent of offering students involvement and training in the field of rehabilitation. “This allows students to actually have hands-on experience before they graduate,”...

ROTC Training Goes Beyond the Battlefield

ROTC Training Goes Beyond the Battlefield

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2017
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Throughout the school year, the ROTC cadets participate in labs and fieldwork designed to improve a cadet’s leadership, personal courage and teamwork skills. The ROTC program at EWU is open to all students and is a two-year program where students can learn all the necessary military skills and decide ...

Vance Cooney Sails into Retirement after 18 Years

By Dayana Morales, Contributing Writer
May 31, 2017
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After 18 years as a professor in EWU’s College of Business and Public Administration, Vance Cooney is retiring. Cooney began his college teaching career in 1992 at Xavier University in Cincinnati and came to EWU in 1999. Cooney was born and raised in Spokane. He went to WSU in the 1970s after bein...

More Reliable Mobile Parking App on Campus

More Reliable Mobile Parking App on Campus

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
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EWU’s street parking options received a makeover last September when campus parking services adopted a pay-by-app system, giving students the option to pay their meter fee with an app called ParkX. The new way to pay for on campus street parking didn’t come without its bugs. EWU students Melissa...

Shark Tank: EWU Edition

Shark Tank: EWU Edition

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

In ode to the popular television show “Shark Tank,” which features hopeful entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to investors, EWU held its first Eagle’s Nest Pitch Contest. The event was put on by the EWU entrepreneurship program—also in its first year of existence—and was held at Showal...

New Director of Community Engagement Looks to Increase Amount of Eagle Volunteers

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
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Seven weeks into his tenure as director of community engagement, Brian Davenport, Ph.D., has been hard at work on his plans to connect EWU students to their community. “EWU is a great place to work, and I love it here so far,” said Davenport. “Seeing what EWU’s mission [is] and how they’re ...

Police Beat May 25th

Police Beat May 25th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Hit and Run May 15 An EWU employee reported that a vehicle was lodged in the tennis court fence, causing damage to the fence. The vehicle was found with no driver or passengers and belonged to a male student. The student said he must have forgot to put his car in park, causing the vehicle to roll...

Police Beat May 18

Police Beat May 18

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Theft May 8 A custodian working in Martin Hall noticed a shower head missing from the restroom on the first floor. The shower head is worth about $50. There are currently no witnesses or suspects.   Burglary May 9 A male student left his room in Morrison Hall around 7:45 a.m. When he ret...

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

By Dayana Morales, For The Easterner
May 11, 2017
Filed under News

Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is the festival’s street dance day, which will be all about music. The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until about 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s...

Police Beat May 11

Police Beat May 11

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Unlawful Transit Conduct May 1 Around 12:26 p.m., an officer responded to a call regarding a female student yelling and screaming on the second floor of Isle Hall. When officers made contact, they discovered the female was being disruptive in class and had current campus restriction paperwork attemp...

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