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EWU is Making New Efforts in Order to be More Sustainable

By Rose Hammack, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2017

Filed under News, Uncategorized

On April 19, Erik Budsberg, EWU’s sustainability coordinator, spoke  in the JFK Library as a part of Sustainability Week. Budsberg said sustainability is “good for the environment, good from a social justice and social equity perspective, and good from an economic perspective.” The global perspective of sustainable development is based on the Brundtland Report, or the i...

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

March 3, 2017

In light of the Trump administration’s recent renewed focus on illegal immigration, a pair of EWU graduate students helped organize a rally in the campus mall in support of und...

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

February 13, 2017

Spokane Community members rallied in support of refugee communities by packing Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center ballroom Sunday. In conjunction with both Gonzaga University and Whitwort...

The progress continues for EWU club sports

By Alla Drokina, for The Easterner

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, Sports

The Club Sports Federation at EWU offers clubs ranging from Disc Golf to Taekwondo, but there was not always such a selection. Mike Campitelli, director for campus recreation, said originally the only club sports offered to EWU students were baseball, men’s volleyball and men’s rugby. Kerry Pease, associate director of the sports and recreation center, who called him...

Athletic opportunities improving for women at EWU

By Karen McCormick, for The Easterner

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, Sports

For EWU’s female athletes, wearing red, white and black was not always the luxury it is today. “When I played volleyball here in the 1970s, we bought our own uniforms … most of the time the coaches were P.E. teachers; they didn’t have the expertise,” said Pamela Parks, senior associate athletic director.  “We didn’t have people at games, we didn’t have peop...

As Education moves forward so does EWU

By Grace Pohl, For The Easterner

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, News

EWU has had a variety of programs and degrees come through the academic department since opening the doors as Benjamin P. Cheney Academy in 1882. In 1905, the first academic programs were established at the Cheney State Normal School. Those included were, art, professional, biology and agriculture, english, foreign languages, history and social science, manual training, mathem...

A century in our hometown

By Logan Stanley, Staff writer

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, News

Early 1900s to World War II Era The Cheney community experienced its first serious fatal accident. On February 20, Engine 21 of North Coast Limited rammed into a steel passenger caTher, which was then driven 50 feet into the wooden Pullman sleeper car that lay ahead. At least four people were killed. When World War I rolled around, we see the generosity, or in this c...

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 ...

Some of the most notable crimes on campus over the past few decades

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under Centennial, News

Alcohol Became a Problem In 1988, the EWU campus faced a high number of alcohol related incidents occurring on campus, according to The Easterner, Volume 40. The Department of Residential Life took action and ruled that no open containers of alcohol were allowed in public areas. Enforcing this policy stemmed from a drunk fight that involved several students at a dance and o...

A brief history of the school

A brief history of the school

October 7, 2016

There was a time EWU offered only one degree, education. In fact, the school that now offers over 100 undergraduate degrees, an applied doctorate and a...

The evolution of EWU’s mascot

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Centennial

“The Associated Students held an election to choose a mascot and again, Savages won by a large majority."

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