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EWU professor rocks at more than just being a teacher in the geology program

EWU professor rocks at more than just being a teacher in the geology program

May 11, 2016

To some students, EWU professor Nigel Davies plays a vital role in the geology department both as a mentor and a teacher. “He makes geology interesting...

AAPI month ‘May’ just bring people together

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life

From the struggle-filled experiences of Chinese immigrants to the showcasing of traditional Hawaiian celebratory dances, EWU’s first-ever Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month celebration highlights the contributions made and the obstacles faced by AAPI persons in the United States. Originally proclaimed only as a heritage week in 1978 by President...

Eagles break records as track season comes to an end

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Sports, Sports Showcase

Senior Katie Mahoney broke a 16-year-old school record in the 800-meter at the Oregon State University High Performance Meet on April 30 in Corvallis, Oregon. Her winning time was 2:11.13, beating Junia Limage of the ATS Track Club, who had a time of 2:11.86. Mahoney broke the EWU record, which was set by Katie Ellison in 2000 with a 2:11.41 time. “I was really excited,...

EWU athlete finds motivation in past tragedy

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Despite everything he has gone through, EWU sophomore cornerback D’londo Tucker remains humble, strong and determined, showing off a bright smile and providing an endless supply of positive energy. D’londo Tucker’s father had a huge impact on him, his brother DeeShawn Tucker, and many kids in the Seattle area as well. At every game, no matter what field or gym, Herman...

Athletic department to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staf Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The athletic Department is over budget by $817,076, but there is more going on behind the scenes than just that. With expenses going up every year, the department needs to better prepare themselves and figure out how to work with what they have. Chad Karthauser has been the associate athletic director for business and finance for EWU for about six months and has done plenty...

Big Sky to add new team to the fold in 2018

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The University of Idaho is moving back to the Big Sky Conference for football. EWU has played UI twice since 2002, winning both of the games. Now the teams will compete against each other every year starting in the 2018 season. UI was in the Big Sky Conference in 1965 until 1995. They won nine conference championships before moving up to the FBS. All UI sports left in...

Forced to attend classes

Forced to attend classes

May 9, 2016

Coming out of high school, most students finally get the opportunity to start making their own decisions such as being able to miss a class or two without...

EWU offers Instructional Technology Showcase for faculty

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

Filed under News, Showcase

Faculty was invited to attend an Instructional Technology Showcase on April 29 to increase student success through Canvas. The showcase was put on by the department of Instructional Technology, Design and Development. EWU Instructional Technology Specialist Nick Brown said the showcase is an annual event and has evolved over the years from being a more general instructional...

SALT-y about student loans

By Luke Kindred, contributing writer

May 9, 2016

Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase

First thing after graduating college, students are faced with the question, “What next?” SALT is an online program intended to help students plan for their futures. The good news: students do not have to wait until graduation to begin planning. Stacey Morgan Foster, vice president of student affairs at EWU, noted SALT is not an acronym for anything; rather, it means...

EWU welcomes author William Finnegan

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase

Author William Finnegan was in Spokane on April 29 for a reading and Q&A for his latest book “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.” The event took place at Auntie’s Bookstore located in downtown Spokane and was a part of EWU’s Visiting Writer Series. Director of Get Lit! Melissa Huggins said, “[The series] is a partnership between the MFA program in creative writing...

CAPS offered by EWU

CAPS offered by EWU

May 5, 2016

Sixty-seven percent of college students tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else, according to the Active Minds website. Knowing...

EWU paintball, a shot at having fun

EWU paintball, a shot at having fun

May 5, 2016

Paintball is shooting its way into EWU student’s hearts and continuing to grow the EWU army. Paintball started last school year as a campus recreational...

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