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Increased marketing brings an increase to EWU enrollment

Increased marketing brings an increase to EWU enrollment

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 3
Filed under News, Uncategorized

EWU has had a steady increase in total enrollment over the past 10 years, according to EWU’s Office of Admissions. Two years ago, EWU had an all-time high enrollment of 13,453, while the current number for Fall 2016 is 12,279. In Fall 2006, enrollment number was 11,161. EWU Director of Admissi...

Career Services Fall Career fair is growing every year

October 29
Filed under News

This past Thursday was the annual Fall Career Fair, which was held on the ice rink of the University Recreation Center and hosted by EWU Career Services. Originally designed to focus on computer science and engineering students, the fair has evolved to encompass a variety of potential employers. Business,...

Eagle Point will build over 100 new apartments by next fall

By Katie O'Boyle, for The Easterner
October 26
Filed under News

Since last spring, Eagle Point Apartments have been doing construction and expanding. Eagle Point Apartments houses many EWU students and will eventually have 120 brand new apartments opening. As of today the assistant manager, Ben Grover said there are 540 units. There is a mix of different sizes...

Police Beat October 27th

Police Beat October 27th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 26
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

  Liquor Violation October 19th Officers received a call about a possible alcohol poisoning on the 9th floor of Pearce Hall. A male student was very intoxicated and under the age of 21. Officers cited the student with an MIP and referred him to Student Rights and Responsibilities. &...

FAFSA deadline moves to better work with taxes

By Grace Pohl, for The Easterner
October 26
Filed under News, Uncategorized

This year, while applying for the FAFSA, students will notice a few changes compared to previous years. Prior to this year, the FAFSA application used to open on the first of January, but this created problems because of the taxes side of the application process. “It was out of sync with the tax...

Anything can happen late night at Zips

Anything can happen late night at Zips

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Carousel, News

Unlike most college towns, Cheney is home to only one 24-hour restaurant. That restaurant is Zip’s Drive-In, located at 911 1st Street. In fact, there is only a handful of businesses around town who are open past 11 p.m. Given this unique set of hours, Zip’s provide some very memorable moments....

EWU Computer Science program prepares for reaccreditation

By Natasha Nellis, Chief Copy Editor
October 26
Filed under News

“The lack of resources and faculty limits the number of courses you can offer” -Tom Capaul, EWU Senior Lecturer for Computer Sciences

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English Language Institute sees increased enrollment of Saudi Arabian women

English Language Institute sees increased enrollment of Saudi Arabian women

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
October 26
Filed under Carousel, News

EWU’s English Language Institute (ELI) has seen an increased enrollment of Saudi Arabian women in recent years. Neil Heyen, Director of the English Language Institute, said six years ago the percentage of studying female students was around 10 to 20 percent. Now, the percentage of female Saudi Arabi...

Haunted Halls transforms the library during the Oktoberfest fundraiser

Haunted Halls transforms the library during the Oktoberfest fundraiser

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
October 25
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Orange floodlights from the ground illuminate the pillars while black and fluorescent lights outline the first floor of the John F. Kennedy Library. There is festive music playing, a ghostly painting of flying books hanging from the railing of the second floor and paper bats looming in the rafter...

Police Beat October 20th

Police Beat October 20th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 20
Filed under News, Police Beat

Drug Violation October 9 CAs smelled a marijuana odor coming from the 7th floor of Pearce Hall. Officers were contacted and determined which room the odor was coming from. They knocked on the door, but nobody was there. They were able to make contact with the student and gain a search warrant. ...

By Natasha Nellis, Chief Copy Editor
October 20
Filed under News

Students all know the first day routine -- go to class, listen to the professor go over the syllabus, discover what the goals are for the quarter -- these goals are there for a reason, beyond telling a student what is expected of them. It also serves as the foundation for determining whether or not ...

EWU student suffers life-threatening injuries from assault at The Grove

EWU student suffers life-threatening injuries from assault at The Grove

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 20
Filed under Carousel, News

EWU junior Robert Drew  Schreiber was a victim of assault after being brutally beaten by three male suspects the night of October 8. The assault left Schreiber with multiple skull fractures and bleeding in the brain, according to court documents. Two of the three suspects, John T. Mellgren and Damian Dunigan J...

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