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EWU raises over $1.8 million for Giving Joy Day

EWU raises over $1.8 million for Giving Joy Day

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under News

EWU raised more than $1.8 million in cash, pledges and gifts for Giving Joy Day on Nov. 27. The goals for Giving Joy Day were to raise $275,000 for scholarships, receive donations from all 50 states and to feel and share joy. Donations were obtained from 40 states, including substantial contributions from...

Desautel-Hege creates scholarship for communication students

Desautel-Hege creates scholarship for communication students

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News

Alumni, businesses and other generous donors across the country have been giving back to the EWU community on Giving Joy Day since 2012. Giving Joy Day is an annual event dedicated to raising money for scholarships at EWU. At Desautel-Hege, a public relations and advertising firm in Spokane, two EWU alumni are...

Students voice thoughts to ASEWU at “EWU Cares About…” event

Students voice thoughts to ASEWU at “EWU Cares About…” event

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News

Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies were provided to students who completed a survey in the campus mall on Nov. 16 for the EWU Care About… event. The event was organized by Angelica Garcia-Macias, ASEWU Legislative Affairs Council representative, to give students a chance to share thoughts and concerns ...

Chet’s Flowers help EWU give joy

Chet’s Flowers help EWU give joy

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News

Chet’s Flowers, a local flower shop in Cheney,  made a first-time contribution on Nov. 27 for Giving Joy Day. “EWU Public Relations Students Society of America, PRSSA,  has been helping the university promote Giving Joy Day for the past two years,” public relations lecturer Jessica Boyer sai...

EWU a top recipient of Saudi funding among US colleges

EWU a top recipient of Saudi funding among US colleges

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

EWU ranks sixth in the nation for receiving funds from the Saudi Arabian government, according to a report from the Associated Press. The school has received about $13.1 million from 2011 to 2017. This data, combined with the diplomatic and humanitarian conflicts involving Saudi Arabia, has left at least o...

Alumni creating scholarship for communications students

Alumni creating scholarship for communications students

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under News

Alumni, businesses and other generous donors across the country have been giving back to the EWU community on Giving Joy Day since 2012. Giving Joy Day is an annual event dedicated to raising money for scholarships at EWU. At Desautel Hege, a public relations and advertising firm in Spokane, two EWU alum...

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Junior Nicholas Null has been preparing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge since the beginning of his freshman year in the EWU ROTC program, and was successful in earning the gold badge on Nov. 18. The GAFPB is a German military award that can be granted to Germany’s allies. There are th...

The Easterner’s election recap

The Easterner’s election recap

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Voters nationwide had high hopes for the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Democrats were hoping for a blue wave, while Republicans hoped to hang on to the House and Senate. Neither side got everything they had hoped for, but both were left with some good news. Democrats won the House, and Republicans held on ...

Police Beat: drugs, drinks, assault and e-cigs

Police Beat: drugs, drinks, assault and e-cigs

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Second-degree assault, attempting to elude police vehicle 1300 block of Second Street Nov. 9 Officers came across an assault victim. Witnesses on the scene pointed out the suspect to officers. As officers approached, the man took off toward his car, hopped in and tried to drive away from poli...

Sexual assault policy faces reform

Sexual assault policy faces reform

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

EWU could experience a more organized and faculty involved process for addressing sexual misconduct and discrimination on campus. EWU Policy 402-01: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual and Interpersonal Violence is facing a change proposal for it to become two separate policies. The current ...

EWU honors veterans with library display

EWU honors veterans with library display

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

No one went to class on Monday. One hundred years ago the Great War ended and it was thought by many that this would be the war to end all wars. This was not the case. If you look in the JFK Library, you will see evidence of other brutal wars that followed World War I. There is even a World War II un...

EWU students and organizations join together for Unity Day

EWU students and organizations join together for Unity Day

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under News

Students and faculty gathered around the campus mall on Nov. 8 for a Unity Day event organized by Josiah Martinez, ASEWU Diversity Outreach Council representative to give underrepresented groups a chance to address the issues they experience on campus. Departments and organizations involved in th...

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