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New STA transit center offers Cheney new bus routes

New STA transit center offers Cheney new bus routes

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

September 28, 2018


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The Spokane Transit Authority opened the West Plains Transit Center last week. Located at Exit 272 off I-90, the center, which doubles as a park-and-ride lot, will create new bus options for the West Plains region, which includes Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights. As part of the new transit center, STA start...

EWU builds on national diversity success

EWU builds on national diversity success

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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The pursuit for diversity does not end here EWU has recently been recognized as the top college for diversity in the nation after receiving the Higher Education Excellence and Diversity award, distributed by “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine. EWU’s vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inc...

Alumnus Lance Kissler joins administration staff

Alumnus Lance Kissler joins administration staff

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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UPDATE Sept. 30: This story has been updated to correctly list Lance Kissler's title and graduation year, and to more accurately list changes to the Division of University Advancement. --- Lance Kissler, EWU alumnus and former marketing manager for Spokane Teacher Credit Union, will start his du...

New PUB will include a food pantry

New PUB will include a food pantry

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

September 27, 2018


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In an effort to reduce food insecurity among EWU students, another food pantry will be installed on campus in the newly-renovated PUB. This addition will be the seventh food pantry at EWU. The Office of Community Engagement, the Pride Center, Facilities and Planning, the Office of Sustainability an...

UPDATE: Cheney shooting was a police-assisted suicide

UPDATE: Cheney shooting was a police-assisted suicide

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018


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Court documents released last week show that Steve L. Anderson, 40, called 911 on himself on Sept. 3, before threatening officers with a knife. As previously reported, Cheney Police officers Zebulon Campbell and Nicole Burbridge, and reserve officer Nicholas Horn, opened fire, killing Anderson. Last...

EWU’s honorary children’s librarian passes

EWU’s honorary children’s librarian passes

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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Mahilani Pearl Gutina died on Sept. 20, EWU officials announced on Tuesday. Gutina served over 35 years at the university. Gutina was the digital printing operator in the JFK Library. Her assistance to students, faculty and staff was recognized prior to her passing with the title of Honorary Childre...

Former EWU deputy chief passes

Former EWU deputy chief passes

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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Gary Duane Gasseling, former deputy chief at the EWU Police Department, died on Sept. 23 at age 63. Gasseling finished his career at EWU after 40 years in law enforcement. His passing ended a “courageous battle with cancer,” according to his obituary. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m...

Missing EWU graduate found

Missing EWU graduate found

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 27, 2018


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R. Cassandra Bruner, an EWU MFA graduate who was reported missing on Tuesday, was found around 10 p.m. last night. Bruner had last been seen leaving a house on foot near Chief Garry Park in Spokane last Tuesday.  ...

EWU administration faces sudden adjustment

EWU administration faces sudden adjustment

By Dylan Harris and Kaitlyn Engen

September 21, 2018


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As EWU students and staff prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, they may notice some changes on campus due to shifts in the administration. Changes that are likely to have an impact, immediate or not, on students and staff alike. These are developing stories, and as more information trickles in, answers...

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

By Kaitlyn Engen, News Editor

September 19, 2018


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One small-town grocery store. One disorderly man with a knife. Three bullet holes in the wall. One dead body. Questions still linger as the  Washington State Patrol investigates the events of Sept. 3. Mitchell’s Harvest Foods employees, like Rebecca Pettingill, try to process what they witnesse...

EWU construction continues with new buildings

EWU construction continues with new buildings

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

September 19, 2018


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As students arrive on campus for the start of the school year, they may feel they are entering a construction site rather than a university. EWU currently has three buildings under construction as it continues to add to its Cheney and Spokane campuses. Work on the PUB is wrapping up. The renovate...

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

First gender-inclusive floor open to students

By Richard N Clark IV, Multimedia Director

September 19, 2018


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A gender-inclusive housing accommodation will find its home on the 10th floor of Dressler Hall starting fall 2018, despite the Trump administration revoking protection for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Gender-inclusive housing is an option in which two or more students share a room and co...

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