MLK Day 2015

On January 19, 2015, 135 Eastern students and faculty volunteered with nine community partners in the Spokane area. The service projects took place after the MLK Day Unity March held that morning. Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer! MLK Day, take a day on, not a day off!

To read Eastern’s article about the MLK Day March and Service Projects click here.

 

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National Community Service Honor Roll Recipient

Honor Roll

CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington University has once again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an award presented by the U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

EWU is one of just 98 colleges and universities nationally to receive a certificate for its leadership in developing community service programs on campus. This is the second consecutive year Eastern has been nationally recognized by the Department of Education for its commitment to volunteer service.

The Honor Roll acknowledges higher education institutions like EWU that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Volunteer efforts at Eastern are are led by the Office of Community Engagement, which organizes important engagement efforts such as the Eagle UP! community service day for incoming students, participation in Spokane’s annual MLK Day parade and the Eagle Days of Service for student clubs each quarter.

These programs align with EWU’s mission statement, which is focused on student success: EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Teaching the Movement

TTM Lecture

 

What do you know about the Civil Rights Movement?

Dr. Kate Shuster author of “Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education“
will be at Eastern Washington University on January 21, 2015 to speak about the findings of this research, why it’s important, and what we can do as individuals and as a university to make a difference!

In a 2014 study conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, researchers found that over 70% of states in the U.S. lack “adequate” curriculum for educating students about the Civil rights movement. Of those states, 14% have no Civil Rights curriculum requirements at all.

Wednesday, January 21st
11am | Showalter Auditorium