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Tales from Trailerville

October 19, 2018 by kcarper

Many married students living on the Eastern Washington College of Education (EWCE) campus between 1946 and 1957 resided in Trailerville, a grouping of 75 war-surplus travel-type trailers. Most of the men were veterans. They had sacrificed much to be there, and they were excited… [Read more]
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EWU Celebrates PUB Grand Reopening

October 18, 2018 by dmeany

An afternoon of interactive activities and exploration will highlight the grand reopening of Eastern Washington University’s Pence Union Building (PUB) after a two-year renovation project. The public is invited to join the campus community to celebrate the PUB reopening from noon-4 p.m., Friday, Oct.… [Read more]
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EWU Co-hosts U.S. Senate Debate

October 15, 2018 by dmeany

Spokane-area universities and community colleges are teaming up to host a senatorial debate this month featuring Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison. Spokane Community College will be the site of the U.S. Senate debate scheduled for 3-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Lair Student Center,… [Read more]
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EWU Libraries Hosts its 16th Annual Oktoberfest

October 9, 2018 by Emily Oliver

Ordinarily a place for reading books, the JFK Library will transform into a fairy tale itself Saturday, Oct. 20, in celebration of this year’s Oktoberfest. EWU alumni, students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairy-tale character – or villain… [Read more]
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Honey Bee Research leads to Prestigious NSF Grant

by dmeany

An Eastern Washington University biology instructor exploring ways to protect one of nature’s most important pollinators, the honey bee, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Assistant Professor Jenifer Walke, whose research interest is focused on studying beneficial bacteria in… [Read more]
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Record Freshman Class at EWU

October 8, 2018 by dmeany

Eastern Washington University has enrolled a record number of first-time freshman for the fall 2018 quarter, and the overall student body headcount and diversity remain strong. The freshman class this year totals 1,758 new students. This not only surpasses last year’s total by 123… [Read more]
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Addressing Rural Mental Health Needs

October 5, 2018 by dmeany

The scenario is sadly familiar: You might be walking down the street in Spokane and encounter someone who is clearly experiencing a serious emotional disturbance or suffering from mental illness. You want to help, but you don’t know how, so you pass by and… [Read more]

Remembering Patrick McManus

by easternmagazine

By Brandon Hansen ’08 Eastern Washington is known to have a few back roads. And on these back roads, you’ll find a few loggers in their crew cab crummies heading up to the job site. It was in this setting that I discovered the… [Read more]
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That One Adventure Couple

by easternmagazine

As Katie Gensitskiy, 25, sat down to reply to her emails, sweat poured from her head, and her clothing stuck to her skin. She and her husband, Alex, 28, were on the island of Malapascua (north of Cebu). The remote island has no roads. Chickens,… [Read more]
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EWU Expands Travel Opportunities for the Holidays

October 4, 2018 by Emily Oliver

Eastern Washington University is expanding opportunities for winter transportation by teaming up with the Wheatland Express, a motorcoach company that will allow students to sit back, relax, and take the worry out of travel this holiday season.   As an active participant of the Commute Trip… [Read more]
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