EWU Bestows Doctor of Humane Letters to Colville Tribal Leader

[ February 2016 | Vol. 2 | Issue 2 ]  On Nov. 24, 2015, marking Lucy Covington’s 105th birthday, Eastern Washington University conferred upon her the posthumous degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and announced its intention to create the Lucy Covington Center at EWU.     Lucy Covington came to life on Nov. 25, 2015, at a ceremony in Spokane posthumously granting the late Colville Tribal leader an honorary degree from EWU. Covington’s family, area tribal leaders, and EWU community members gathered at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) on Covington’s 105th birthday. In a moving ceremony, Covington was fondly remembered and a new chapter was started in her long legacy. The day for Covington was significant in many aspects. EWU Board of Trustees Chair Jim Murphy conferred the honorary degree, then President Mary Cullinan and Eastern leaders officially announced the … [Read more...]

Globalization and Technology Make the World a Market for Eastern Degrees

[ October 2015 | Vol. 2 | Issue 1 ] A recent interview with the new CBPA Associate Dean Morris Kalliny, PhD, reveals his passion for student success and his belief that as an American university, Eastern has an obligation to prepare American and international students to make positive change in the world. What is your impression of your new home? That people who live here are convinced that Spokane is a great city! And I believe we do live in a region with very high quality of life! Coming back to the Northwest from St. Louis was very appealing for me having completed my MBA in Idaho. When we first visited, my family felt very welcome here and noticed how people really take time to enjoy their families. My kids who are 13, 10 and 7 picked up on that right away. They asked me after visiting several restaurants, ‘Dad have you noticed?’ ‘Noticed what?’ I asked. ‘There are more people … [Read more...]

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Will Launch Robotics Engineering Track This Fall

[ June 2015 | Vol. 1 | Issue 3 ] A group of undergraduate students is getting real-world robotics experience thanks to EWU’s mechanical engineering program which launches a formal robotics track next year. With the passion and commitment of Professor Don Richter and internship partners like Pearson Packaging Systems, EWU is uniquely preparing engineering students for jobs that can take them anywhere! Engineering student Jacob Shearer (right) operates a donated industrial robot and conveyor at Eastern’s robotics lab. Pearson Packaging CEO and President, Michael Senske says EWU students are doing “what we do, in terms of getting a robot to pick and place a product …or detect whether or not that product is where it needs to be when it needs to be there.” He adds, “You just don’t get students—especially mechanical engineering students—with that skill set.” Professor Richter says … [Read more...]

EWU Is Ready To Tackle The Sustainability Challenge: Are You?

[ Dec. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 2 ]    Climate change is accelerating. Resources like aquifers and fisheries that kept up with demand for most of human history are disappearing.   Humans must quickly learn how to balance current and future needs for shelter, food and transportation with what earth can sustain.  But, most Americans don’t have the knowledge and skills to live and work in a future that requires sustainable practices. So, Washington State has developed a comprehensive plan that leads the nation in the promotion of sustainable living practices.  Known as E3 Washington, the plan integrates education, environment and the economy, and calls upon Washington’s universities to model sustainability and provide expertise. EWU’s mission as a regional university plus existing programs and expertise uniquely position Eastern to serve this plan as a leader in … [Read more...]

EWU Leads Region in Health Care and Sustainability Education Initiatives

[ Aug. 2014 | Vol. 1 | Issue 1 ]  Eastern Washington University is a proven driving force for the culture, economy, workforce and vitality of Washington state.  Careful work by the Arévalo Administration allowed EWU to emerge from the recession with strong financial footing and forward projects that will benefit students and the state economy for decades into the future. New College of Health Science and Public Health will expand programs and degree offerings Headquartered at the Riverpoint Campus, a new college will forefront Eastern’s long tradition of excellence in health science; and build on its well-known strength as a leader in training public health professionals in eastern Washington to help meet the growing demand regionally and nationally for health care workers qualified in contemporary health care practices. EWU is well positioned to establish a College of Health … [Read more...]

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