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Category: Social Impact

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Honey Bee Research leads to Prestigious NSF Grant

October 9, 2018 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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EWU Takes Sustainability Seriously

September 18, 2018 by Emily Oliver

... But who says saving the environment can’t be fun? Taking advantage of the warm weather on Aug. 7, the Eastern Washington University Office of Sustainability participated in a river rafting trip that resulted in the collection of 600 pounds of trash. [caption id="attachment_73495"… [Read more]
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EWU Named Top College For Diversity

September 14, 2018 by dmeany

CHENEY, Washington - Eastern Washington University is a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. [caption id="attachment_73458" align="alignright" width="164"] Dr. Shari Clarke, VP Diversity… [Read more]
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Prestigious Summer Assignment for EWU Professor

May 9, 2018 by dmeany

CHENEY, Washington - Eastern Washington University Associate Professor Gina Mikel Petrie, PhD, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English Language Specialist assignment in Amman, Jordan. The English Language Specialist Program is the premier opportunity for leaders in the… [Read more]
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Campus garden continues to grow

April 17, 2018 by eastern247

The EWU Office of Sustainability has gotten a head start on their crops for the campus garden this spring. In an effort to better preserve the crops and avoid over abundance, crops were planted in the greenhouse in late February – the earliest they’ve planted in… [Read more]
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Faculty research seeks honey bee-friendly campus

March 29, 2018 by eastern247

[caption id="attachment_61554" align="alignnone" width="1167"] Professor Walke checking bee hives with her students[/caption] Jenifer Walke, assistant professor of biology, has been researching the microbes (the bacteria and fungi) associated with honey bees and the impact they have on their health. Walke, a new faculty member… [Read more]
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EWU kicks off year with community service

October 20, 2017 by eastern247

Eastern Washington University faculty, staff and students – many of them new to campus – started the 2017 academic year by giving back to the community on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the annual Eagle UP volunteer effort. In all, more than 120 volunteers from Eastern provided… [Read more]
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Planting roots with outdoor education

by eastern247

Eastern Washington University education students teamed up with 150 seventh graders from Cheney Middle School to plant more than 560 trees at Marshall Creek Friday, Oct. 21, as part of a service project to increase outdoor and environmental education. Seven Eastern students each worked… [Read more]
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Educational, service-based trip to Ghana

September 8, 2017 by eastern247

Romel Mackelprang has a rule for all of the students on his faculty-led study abroad program to Ghana: you can bring two bags. One piece of luggage is yours and the other is for the Ghanaian community. Mackelprang, the director of disability studies at… [Read more]
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EWU inspires students to ‘Dare to Dream’

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This week, the Dare to Dream Academy returns to EWU’s campus to provide migrant high school students a glimpse of college life and expose them to resources for pursuing higher education. The six-day program includes 14-hour workdays including team building activities, workshops and a… [Read more]
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