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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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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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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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New Online Master of Education in Special Education

by dmeany

CHENEY, Washington - Eastern Washington University has announced the launch of an addition to their current graduate programs – a 100 percent online, accelerated Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education. Students can begin applying to the M.Ed. in Special Education Program immediately. Delivered… [Read more]
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EWU adds Career Development to College of Distinction Recognition

by dmeany

CHENEY, Washington - Sept. 18 - Eastern Washington University has been honored as a 2018-2019 Career Development College of Distinction! This reflects Eastern's commitment to four distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community and Successful Outcomes. Learn More This comes on the heels of… [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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