November 21, 2014

Recent News

EWU Alum helping in Ebola Fight

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky ’83 (BA military science) is now the Commander of Operation United Shield, the operation in Liberia which involves the U.S. military working with the Liberian military to train healthcare workers and to build Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around the country.

Volesky assumed command of one of the country’s most storied military divisions in U.S. history on June 20. He’s Eagle 6, the new Commanding General of the “Screaming Eagles,” the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Here is the story on Volesky and Operation United Shield from Liberia: The Inquirer Newspaper

Making the Rounds

New EWU President visited several eastern Washington communities recently. Columbia Basin Herald had a chance to catch up with Mary Cullinan. Story.

Colleges React to Budget Exercise

State public colleges/universities have responded to the Governor’s request to map out what a 15% reduction would look like. The scenarios are not good, as reported by The Seattle Times.

Creating Collegiate Atmosphere

Story from The Spokesman-Review on Eastern’s new live on campus requirement, which has helped lead to a record number of students living in our residence halls.

Ice Bucket Challenge

CBS News story includes clip of EWU Athletics taking the challenge on the red turf. Story.

Football 101

Yes, it’s a class at EWU – at least it was this summer as we gear up to start the college football season on ESPN! Story.

Miss Washington goes through EWU

For the second consecutive year, and EWU graduate has been named Miss Washington and will compete in Miss America Pageant. Story from KREM.

Community Indicators

EWU’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development helps another community keep score through its Community Indicators project. Story.

Graduation 2014

Nice story in June 13 Spokesman-Review on one of our inspiring graduates. Story.

Honoring Arévalo

Eastern Athletics honors outgoing president at annual awards ceremony. Story.

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