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Democracy Dies a Low Turnout Death

Democracy Dies a Low Turnout Death

May 11, 2017

Congratulations are in order for the individuals selected to make up the 2017-2018 ASEWU. Congratulations are also in order for the just-as-exclusive group...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

May 9, 2017

President   Gaige Basich As a first-generation college student, ASEWU presidential candidate Gaige Basich did not know what to expect out of college. He ended up joining ASEWU as a s...

Be a Window Not a Wall

May 4, 2017

When someone adopts a position of power, such as a government position, they also need to adopt a policy of transparency and communication. This hel...

Gallery: ASEWU Primary Election Candidates Take to the Campus Mall

Gallery: ASEWU Primary Election Candidates Take to the Campus Mall

April 20, 2017

  It's election time for ASEWU. Candidates for the upcoming primary elections were out at the Campus Mall on Wednesday, speaking to students and...

ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

April 20, 2017

ASEWU candidates took to the campus mall on Wednesday to give insight on campaign goals and improvements for EWU. Topics ranged from student involvement...

EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

April 13, 2017

The plan to add a new science building to EWU’s Cheney campus is beginning to come together, as EWU’s proposed bill for funding has passed through ...

ASEWU Election Season is Here

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

Filed under News

ASEWU is beginning the election process and is now accepting applications for every ASEWU committee position. Raul Sanchez, director of elections for ASEWU, said that all 12 positions are open for election. These positions are: president, vice president, finance vice president, academic affairs, athletic affairs, diversity outreach, graduate affairs, legislative affairs, st...

Soon to be tobacco-free?

Soon to be tobacco-free?

April 13, 2017

The tobacco-free campus proposal that was started four years ago by ASEWU, is one step closer to a decision by the Board of Trustees. An open forum w...

Lobby Day

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Filed under News

In an effort to help expand EWU’s academics and further the growth of the university, ASEWU and EWU students met with legislators in Olympia on Feb. 16-17 to discuss certain topics prevalent to EWU. The ASEWU and EWU students planned a 50 student trip to show their support and have their voices heard. Topics that were on the agenda dealt with targeted investments to help improve the...

ASEWho?

ASEWho?

January 12, 2017

ASEWU has been a part of our institution for over 150 years, and it seems like student involvement since then has seriously declined. Students these days e...

101 years of student government

By Isabelle DeLeon, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, News

The Associated Students of EWU is entering its 101st year of serving students. What is now known as ASEWU was first established in the fall of 1915 as the Associated Students of the Cheney Normal School. Associated Students in 1915 consisted of a faculty committee and students whose purpose was to plan school events and student activities. The Cheney Normal School and others like it ...

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