The Easterner

EWU has sights set on becoming Hispanic Serving Institution

By Tania Núñez, Contributor

June 7, 2018

Filed under News

As EWU’s Latino population continues to grow, it’s no surprise that the university is looking forward to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution in the near future. While becoming an HSI mandates certain requirements, the most important aspect is giving Latino/a students the resources they need to succeed academically. According to the U.S. Department of Education, public universiti...

Examining EWU’s smallest ethnic group on campus

Examining EWU’s smallest ethnic group on campus

May 31, 2018

In the rainy, dreary days of spring in Cheney, it’s hard to imagine a place more different than the warm, sandy beaches of Hawaii and the Pacific Islan...

VCD students smashing stereotypes

VCD students smashing stereotypes

May 23, 2018

The theme for this year’s VCD showcase, “Smash,” is a concept that focuses on “smashing” prevalent stereotypes. This is exactly what the six gr...

ASEWU elections attract over 1,000 voters

By Jeremy Burnham, Copy Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under News

One-thousand-thirty EWU students took to the polls on May 8 to vote in the 2018 ASEWU elections. Among other issues, voters elected Dante Tyler as ASEWU President, voted to approve a change to the constitution that allows ASEWU to move elections to a time when semester students are still on campus and approved an addition of an ASEWU dissolution clause to the constitution. ...

Gender inclusive housing expanding at EWU

Gender inclusive housing expanding at EWU

May 16, 2018

At EWU, gender inclusive housing options have been available in Brewster Hall since 2013. In the fall quarter of 2018, EWU will offer another housing ...

EWU basketball alumna Ashli Payne continues hoops career abroad

EWU basketball alumna Ashli Payne continues hoops career abroad

May 11, 2018

Former EWU basketball player Ashli Payne is headed back to Australia to play out her third professional contract, this time in Perth with the Willetto...

Disc golf course coming to Cheney

Disc golf course coming to Cheney

May 11, 2018

Cheney Parks and Recreation will soon be bringing a nine-hole disc golf course to the city of Cheney. The course will be located at Hagelin Park, within...

EWU seeks to expand relationship with Japanese university

EWU seeks to expand relationship with Japanese university

May 11, 2018

Two faculty members from EWU’s College of Business and Public Administration are making an impact on students both at home and abroad.  Dr. Atsushi ...

‘Shark Tank’ style investors come to campus for next big thing

By Dylan Harris, Contributor

May 11, 2018

Filed under News

Some of EWU’s brightest aspiring entrepreneurs will be gathering in the Showalter Auditorium on May 10 to compete in the final round of the Eagle’s Nest Business Pitch Competition. The event, put on by the EWU Center for Entrepreneurship, allows students with great business ideas the opportunity to present to business professionals and compete for a first place prize of $2,5...

Eagles win Bloomsday Corporate Cup for 22nd consecutive year

Eagles win Bloomsday Corporate Cup for 22nd consecutive year

May 11, 2018

In its 42nd year, Bloomsday continues to be a tradition that draws participants from all over the world to run the 12 kilometer course. The 41,699 “Bloom...

EWU and The Mason Jar team up for Foster Care Month

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 11, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“It’s now or never. Are we going to do this or not?” Loretta Gaul said to her husband Michael before becoming foster parents. Three years later, Gaul said her life has changed for the better. The Mason Jar coffee shop in Cheney is looking to honor stories like Gaul’s through its promotion of National Foster Care Month in May. “National Foster Care Month is...

EWU shows its lavender at LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony

EWU shows its lavender at LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony

May 11, 2018

Tears flowed and hearts were touched as students modeled their colors across the stage at EWU’s ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 4. ...

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