December 18, 2014

Recent News

Settling into Job

Spokane Journal of Business profiles new EWU President Mary Cullinan. Story Link.

State Colleges Unite on Budget

State Universities call for reinvestment to boost student success and freeze tuition. Seattle Times.

Monticello Replica Goes National

An EWU professor who grew up in Virginia is receiving national publicity for his efforts to build a replica of Thomas Jefferson’s famous home. This story has been picked up nationally.

Reverse Transfer

Spokesman-Review takes a look at how new Reverse Transfer program benefits students. Story.

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.

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