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    A Family Affair

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     Four generations of Eagles have graduated from EWU, starting from Cheney Normal School in 1924.

    Four generations of Eagles have graduated from EWU, starting from Cheney Normal School in 1924. Marla Carr '88 and '00 played volleyball at EWU while earning her first degree in communications.

    Eagle pride runs deep in the hearts of many EWU students, graduates and their families. But not too many people can say that pride spans nearly a century, stretching across four generations of a family that has a story touching every corner of campus and its legacy as a teaching school.

    "Eastern and Cheney has always been 'home' for me," says Marla Carr '88 and '00, who played volleyball for Pam Parks at EWU while earning her first degree in communications.

    Elizabeth Conley received her teaching certificate from Cheney Normal School in 1924.

    But Carr's amazing family connection to EWU started long before she set foot on the volleyball court, and continues to this day. Daughters Caitlin and Alyse Carr are graduating this spring - some 93 years after their great-grandmother, Elizabeth Conley, received her teaching certificate from what was then Cheney Normal School in 1924.

    "My entire family on my mother's side is from Cheney, my dad is from Wilbur," says Carr. "They met at EWU. My parents were married at the old First Christian Church which sits on the EWU campus. My grandmother taught Sunday school there as well." Carr also had many aunts and uncles living in Cheney, some graduating in the early 50s with degrees in education.

    Leo and Elise Shauvin met at EWU while registering for classes in Showalter Hall.

    "My uncle met my aunt at EWU while registering for classes in Showalter. They married and lived in "Trailerville" (temporary housing for married ex-servicemen) while my uncle completed his education degree."

    Carr's father, Larry Cremeen, graduated from Eastern with a business degree in 1961, and worked at the flour mill down on main to pay for college. And of course she married an Eagle. Husband Chris earned his secondary education degree from EWU in 1992. Carr herself came back and completed the master's program in elementary education in 2000.

    This all might explain why Carr's family members have always felt at home at EWU. "I had aunts and uncles form St. John/Endicott and Spokane that made every volleyball game. I was beyond excited when my girls chose to attend EWU and it meant so much to my dad and mom as well. EWU has always felt comfortable to both myself and my girls as they heard the many stories my husband and I told, and of course all the stories that my parents told from their times at EWU."

    Alyse and Caitlin Carr will graduate this weekend. Caitlin finished school last December with a degree in secondary education. Alyse is graduating with a degree in history.

    Those daughters - who will march together during June commencement - now have their own stories. Caitlin Carr finished school last December with a degree in secondary education. Alyse is graduating with a degree in history, and will begin a master's program in elementary education in January.

    "I am proud to be a fourth generation Eastern graduate and carry on the tradition and pride that started back in 1923 with my great-grandmother," says Caitlin. "We grew up visiting the small town of Cheney, coming to Seahawk training camps, Eagle football games, and visiting family. So Cheney became a place of comfort to us. Eastern Washington University is and forever will be HOME."

    Adds Alyse, "I didn't really think of any other college because I knew it was a family thing to go to Eastern. Great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, parents and cousins have all attended Eastern before me and I knew it was in my blood to be an Eag."

    The sisters, who are 19 months apart, call it a blessing and lifetime highlight to be able to walk together at commencement.

    "This town and this university will always be a special place to me and my family, and will hopefully carry down through future generations. Go Eags!" says Alyse.

    Carrying on the EWU tradition, and hopefully adding on to the seven education degrees the extended family has earned over the years, is a no brainer for Marla Carr.

    She had a one word answer when asked if she hopes her deep Eastern connection doesn't stop with daughters Caitlin and Alyse.

    "Absolutely!" she quickly replied.

    Summertime Book Drive Thursday, June 1, 2017

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDTHelp us inspire kids to do some summertime reading! Donate a book to a child at the EWU Children's Center!

    Drop off your donation at the JFK Library Lobby from May 29 to June 2. Place your book in the age appropriate drop box - infant, toddler, preschool or elementary age.

    For more information, contact Dillon Hadaway at mediamgr@ewu.edu.

    For more information check out our website with all the details!

    Save the date:

    FUTURE FACULTY SYMPOSIA SERIES

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    12pm-3:30pm

    Main/Bldg. 1 Room 1221

    1810 N Greene St, Bldg 1

    Spokane Community College

    Register by sending an RSVP to Andrea Reid:  Andrea.Reid@scc.spokane.edu

    FREE EVENT!

    AREA GRADUATE STUDENTS AND INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS INTERESTED IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHING

    LEARN ABOUT COMMUMITY COLLEGE CULTURE AND SCC STUDENTS AND PROGRAMS

    Questions?    Contact Andrea Reid at Andrea.Reid@scc.spokane.edu or 509-533-7382

    Sponsored by CCS Foundation and SCC'a Teaching and learning Center

    Information and applications are provided for three Education Department Graduate Fellowships:William C. Shreeve Educational Administration Fellowship

    Friends of Reid School Fellowship in Teaching

    Roland and Marian Lewis Graduate Fellowship




    Please read qualifications and application instructions carefully.



    Friends of Reid School Fellowship in Teaching

    2017 - 2018 School Year

       

    The $5400 Friends of Reid Lab is available for the 2017-18 school year.  Students applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

     
    1.    Graduate (master's level) student; and

    2.    Declared education major with preference to Curriculum and Instruction.

     
    In order to apply for the scholarship, the following materials must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office postmarked on or before June 8, 2017

     

    1.    The application form, completed and with the applicant's signature;

    2.    In no more than three pages, describe the reasons for your academic major, your goals/plans for the future and why you feel you qualify for this scholarship.  Also, report any significant activities, involvement and awards including community service and/or leadership roles.  Finally, discuss your plans for funding your higher education.

    3.    Academic transcripts for all college level work.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.    




    Application Deadline:  Postmarked on or Before Thursday, June 8, 2017

      

    Submit Application Materials To:

     
    Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
    Reid Scholarship Committee
    102 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA  99004-2431





    Reid Fellowship

    2017 - 2018 Application Form

      



    applicant information

    Last Name

    First

    M.I.

    EWUID:

     

    *Street Address

    Apartment / Unit #

     

    City / State / ZIP

    Day time Phone:  (       )

     

    (*PLEASE BE AWARE* Scholarship correspondence including award notification, will be mailed to the above address.)

     

    Evening Phone:  (      )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    E-mail Address:

     

      



    applicant information

    Financial Data Required 

     

    2016 Annual Income TOTALS

    Student & Spouse Data

      

     

         Adjusted Gross Income

    $                                 

      

     

         Child Support Received

    $                                 

     

     

         Welfare Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Social Security Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Worker's Compensation

    $                                 

     

     

         Any Other Untaxed Income

    $                                 

     

     

              TOTAL Income:

    $                                 

     

     

    Number of Family Members in your Household ________

    Of that number, how many will be in college 2017-18­                  

     

     

     

      

      



     

    applicant certification

     

    I certify that the information provided in this application packet is true and accurate. I understand that my application may be randomly selected for verification and false information may result in disqualification.

     

    Signature:  ________________________________________                Date:  _______________

     

    APPLICATION PACKET CHECKLIST:

    £  Completed Application Form 

    £  Scholarship Essay

    £  College Level Unofficial Academic Transcripts

     
      

    DEADLINE: Your complete Application Packet must be POSTMARKED on or before June 8, 2017.

    Mail to: EWU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, 102 Sutton Hall, Cheney, WA  99004

      
     

     






     

    Roland & Marian Lewis Graduate Fellowship 2017 - 2018 School Year

      

      

    Multiple scholarships from the Roland & Marian Lewis Fellowship fund are available for the 2017-18 school year.  Students applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

     

    1.    Graduate (master's level) student; and

    2.    Declared education major with preference to elementary administration and curriculum development.

     

    In order to apply for the scholarship, the following materials must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office postmarked on or before June 8, 2017

     

    1.    The application form, completed and with the applicant's signature;

    2.    In no more than three pages, describe the reasons for your academic major, your goals/plans for the future and why you feel you qualify for this scholarship.  Also, report any significant activities, involvement and awards including community service and/or leadership roles.  Finally, discuss your plans for funding your higher education.

    3.    Academic transcripts for all college level work.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

     

     

    Application Deadline:  Postmarked on or Before Thursday, June 8, 2017

      

    Submit Application Materials To:

      

    Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
    Lewis Scholarship Committee
    102 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA  99004-2431
    Lewis Fellowship

    2017 - 2018 Application Form

      



    applicant information

    Last Name

    First

    M.I.

    EWUID:

     

    *Street Address

    Apartment / Unit #

     

    City / State / ZIP

    Day time Phone:  (       )

     

    (*PLEASE BE AWARE* Scholarship correspondence including award notification, will be mailed to the above address.)

     

    Evening Phone:  (      )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    E-mail Address:

     

      



    applicant information

    Financial Data Required 

     

    2016 Annual Income TOTALS

    Student & Spouse Data

      

     

         Adjusted Gross Income

    $                                 

      

     

         Child Support Received

    $                                 

     

     

         Welfare Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Social Security Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Worker's Compensation

    $                                 

     

     

         Any Other Untaxed Income

    $                                 

     

     

              TOTAL Income:

    $                                 

     

     

    Number of Family Members in your Household ________

    Of that number, how many will be in college 2017-18­                  

     

     

     

      

      



     

    applicant certification

     

    I certify that the information provided in this application packet is true and accurate. I understand that my application may be randomly selected for verification and false information may result in disqualification.

     

    Signature:  ________________________________________                Date:  _______________

     

    APPLICATION PACKET CHECKLIST:

    £  Completed Application Form 

    £  Scholarship Essay

    £  College Level Unofficial Academic Transcripts

     

      

    DEADLINE: Your complete Application Packet must be POSTMARKED on or before June 8, 2017.

    Mail to: EWU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, 102 Sutton Hall, Cheney, WA  99004

     

     

     









        



    William C. Shreeve Educational Administration Fellowship

    2017 - 2018 School Year

      

      

    $5900 from the William C. Shreeve Educational Administration Fellowship fund is available for the 2017-18 school year.  Students applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

     

    1.    Taking graduate coursework enrolled in the EWU Educational Leadership Program working toward a Principals' Certificate; and

    2.    Demonstrate high academic performance and excellence in leadership responsibilities in the public school setting.

     

    In order to apply for the scholarship, the following materials must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office postmarked on or before June 8, 2017

     

    1.    The application form, completed and with the applicant's signature;

    2.    In no more than one page, double space, describe why you want to become a principal, what innovations you would make as a public school principal and how you would make them, and what characteristics of leadership do you value most.

    3.    Academic transcripts for all college level work.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

    4.    Three letters of recommendation from 1) a school administrator, 2) a school board member and 3) a teacher with whom you've taught for at least three years.

     

     

    Application Deadline:  Postmarked on or Before Thursday, June 8, 2017

      

    Submit Application Materials To:

      

    Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
    Shreeve Scholarship Committee
    102 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA  99004-2431
    Shreeve Fellowship

    2017 - 2018 Application Form

      



    applicant information

    Last Name

    First

    M.I.

    EWUID:

     

    *Street Address

    Apartment / Unit #

     

    City / State / ZIP

    Day time Phone:  (       )

     

    (*PLEASE BE AWARE* Scholarship correspondence including award notification, will be mailed to the above address.)

     

    Evening Phone:  (      )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    E-mail Address:

     

      



    applicant information

    Financial Data Required 

     

    2016 Annual Income TOTALS

    Student & Spouse Data

      

     

         Adjusted Gross Income

    $                                 

      

     

         Child Support Received

    $                                 

     

     

         Welfare Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Social Security Benefits

    $                                 

      

     

         Worker's Compensation

    $                                 

     

     

         Any Other Untaxed Income

    $                                 

     

     

              TOTAL Income:

    $                                 

     

     

    Number of Family Members in your Household ________

    Of that number, how many will be in college 2017-18­                  

     

     

     

      

      



     

    applicant certification

     

    I certify that the information provided in this application packet is true and accurate. I understand that my application may be randomly selected for verification and false information may result in disqualification.

     

    Signature:  ________________________________________                Date:  _______________

     

    APPLICATION PACKET CHECKLIST:

    £  Completed Application Form 

    £  Scholarship Essay

    £  College Level Unofficial Academic Transcripts

    £  Three Letters of Recommendation

     

      

    DEADLINE: Your complete Application Packet must be POSTMARKED on or before June 8, 2017.

    Mail to: EWU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, 102 Sutton Hall, Cheney, WA  99004

     

     

     


    If you haven't already, please register to join us on April 28th for a delicious dinner, friendly conversation, and an opportunity to help students as we celebrate the great legacy of education at Eastern Washington University and award our 300th Teacher of the Month.
     
    You can register here:
    www.alumni.ewu.edu/TOM

    We are excited to announce the launch of the new Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant program. This program provides financial support to 2017-18 preparation program candidates who commit to teaching in specified shortage areas. Recipients are expected to fulfill a teaching service obligation in exchange for receiving the grant. Award amounts will vary depending on applicant financial need and funds available, with a maximum award of up to $10,000.
     
    Please visit our website (readysetgrad.org/teachers) for additional details about program eligibility and to access the application once it becomes available. The application will open on Monday, May 1, and close on Friday, May 26.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Washington Student Achievement Council
    Student Financial Assistance Division
    888-535-0747 | teachers@wsac.wa.gov | www.readysetgrad.org/teachers

    Undergraduate Education Program Admission Deadlines

    Summer Quarter 2017
        Deadline Monday, April 17, 2017

    Fall Quarter 2017
         Deadline Monday, May 15, 2017

    Winter Quarter 2018
         Deadline Monday, October 16, 2017

    Spring Quarter 2018

         Deadline Monday, January 15, 2018

    Questions?   Contact Tiffany Dixon, 3rd floor Williamson Room 312D, 359-7033, tdixon7@ewu.edu

    Undergraduate Graduation Application Deadlines

    Fall Quarter 2017
         Deadline Friday, May 12, 2017

    Winter Quarter 2018
         Deadline Friday, August 4, 2017

    Spring Quarter 2018
         Deadline Friday, December 1, 2017

    Summer Quarter 2018
         Deadline Friday, February 9, 2018

    Questions?   Contact Tiffany Dixon, 3rd floor Williamson Room 312D, 359-7033, tdixon7@ewu.edu

    Scholastic Book Fair in Kennedy Library

    Thank you for your support!

    Tuesday, April 11 to Friday, April 14

    Eastern Reading Council

    EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

    SPONSORED BY BETA BETA CHAPTER OF

    ALPHA DELTA KAPPA

     


    This $500 scholarship is available to college age and older students that graduated from or are a current resident of

    Asotin County

    Latah County

    Nez Perce County

    Whitman County

     

    Working toward

    Professional Teaching Certification

    National Teaching Boards

    Masters Degree in Education

    Teaching Degree in Education with proof of acceptance into education program at your college

     

     

    Application must be postmarked by

    May 1 of current year.

    Click here for application

    Email to:

    randlest@csdk12.org

     

    or

     

    Mail to:

    Tammi Randles, Scholarship Chairman

    1541 Lydon Court

    Clarkston, WA  99403

     

    Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant:

    The Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant program is estabished to encourage idividuals to become teachers by providing financial aid to individuals enrolled in teacher preparation programs approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (see list of spproved programs).  Recipients are expected to fulfill a teaching service obligation in exchange for receiving the grant.

    Application opens:   May 1, 2017

    Priority deadline:  May 26, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

    This program is under development.   Please check back for details.

    Student Teacher Send Off

     The event was on 3/22 at Riverpoint. It was called "Student Teacher Send Off" and was hosted by EWU Education Department, Alumni, and Admissions. Faculty, Staff, Mentor Teachers and Student Teaching completers met to celebrate candidate's completion of the Education Teaching program. Our keynote speaker, Celina Brennan, EWU Alumnus and Principal at Salnave Elementary School, was our keynote speaker. She presented a message to "be proud, be ready, and to be the change." Swag bags and event refreshments were sponsored by STCU.

    Commencement Information

     now available at:  https://sites.ewu.edu/commencement/

    Educator Career Fair March 15th

    The Educator Career Fair is coming to the Spokane Convention Center on Wednesday, March 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm.       In my experience, students should try to be there in the morning.    Unfortunately, many employers go to lunch and leave early.    

    **Students** stop by our EWU booth to get your eagle sticker for your name tag.   Employers look for eagles!!!!!

    Students should be prepared with resume copies, notebook and pen, professional dress and a firm handshake with eye contact.

    Check www.wspa.net for a list of attending school districts.     Districts look for teachers, specialists and administrators.   Some conduct interviews on the spot and some even offer jobs that day!

    Early registration is by March 1st online   at www.wspa.net for $20.00
    Registration at the door is $30.00

    There is also an Educator Career Fair in Tacoma on Wednesday, March 29th from 9-3.

    Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

    Don't forget to apply for scholarships and financial aid by Wednesday, Feb. 1st.

    Turn in your scholarship application and FAFSA by Feb. 1, 2017 for priority consideration!

    Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Teaching Award

    November 28, 2016 By setwidth720-paul-campbell-classroom

    Known for his dedication to his school and to the broader community, Paul Campbell '10, BA elementary education, received payback in a big way when he was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an all-school assembly at Chester Valley Elementary in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 22.

    The 30-year-old Campbell teaches a first- and second-grade "looped" classroom, which means that first graders remain with him in the second grade.

    This season marks the 30th year of the Milken Educator Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the "Oscars of Teaching." Campbell is among up to 35 educators who will receive the honor for the 2016-17 season. He is the only recipient from Alaska.

    Campbell accepted the prestigious national recognition from Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Jane Foley who traveled from California to present the Award.

    "Paul Campbell creates a nurturing, engaging environment where students are enthusiastic to learn," said Foley. "Paul instills crucial skills of reflection, critical thinking and social-emotional awareness in his students, paving the way for them to succeed academically and in life. I am excited to watch him advance as a force in the teaching profession."

    Walk by Paul Campbell's classroom at Chester Valley Elementary and you are likely to hear both teacher and students singing. Campbell, whose calm, positive demeanor keeps his students engaged, uses music to smooth classroom transitions like lining up or changing activities. His young readers also use songbooks to practice literacy skills, belting out favorites like Disney's Let It Go with their teacher while reading the lyrics.

    alaska2Campbell leads a warm, supportive classroom where students love to learn. A bearskin rug nicknamed "Bernard" covers the floor of the class reading nook; student-led fitness challenges keep learners motivated during afternoon literacy blocks. Campbell's dynamic delivery inspires students to challenge themselves both in class and with extracurricular events like the reading-focused Battle of the Books. Campbell helps students overcome their academic insecurities by pointing out that real mathematicians and scientists ask questions, seek input from others and learn from their mistakes through problem-solving. Campbell also protects his students' emotional safety; when one student was scared after a lockdown drill, Campbell pretended to be a grizzly bear whose mighty roar would scare off any intruders.

    Campbell is from a family of educators and is a product of Anchorage School District, having graduated from West Anchorage High School. His commitment to the community is reflected in his participation in local events and connecting with his students' families. He can be seen at the Fall Festival, Science Night and Skate Night (both roller-skating and ice-skating) as well as helps with the cross-country ski club, wrestling practice and managing the school's salmon tank. An avid outdoorsman, Campbell takes his students into the community for orienteering excursions, ice-fishing and sled dog races.

    Milken Educators are selected in early to mid-career for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will accomplish. In addition to the $25,000 prize and public recognition, Campbell's honor includes membership in the National Milken Educator Network, a group of more than 2,700 top principals, teachers and specialists dedicated to strengthening education.

    In addition to participation in the Milken Educator Network, 2016-17 recipients will attend a Milken Educator Forum this spring in New Orleans. Educators will have the opportunity to network with their new colleagues and hear from state and federal officials about the importance of maximizing their leadership roles to advance educator effectiveness.

    More than $138 million in funding, including $68 million in individual $25,000 awards, has been devoted to the overall Awards program, which includes powerful professional development opportunities throughout recipients' careers. Many have gone on to earn advanced degrees and be placed in prominent posts and on state and national education committees.

    The awards alternate yearly between elementary and secondary educators. Unlike most teacher recognition programs, the Milken Educator Awards has no formal nomination or application process. Candidates are sourced through a confidential selection process and then reviewed by blue ribbon panels appointed by state departments of education. Those most exceptional are recommended for the Award, with final approval by the Milken Family Foundation.

    Past recipients have used their Awards to fund their children's education or their own continuing education. Others have financed dream field trips, established scholarships and even funded the adoption of children.

    _________________________________________________________

    My name is Alyson Rode and I am a Retention Specialist with the Program Leading to University Success (PLUS).  We want to encourage education majors who are looking for employment on campus to think about applying to become a study group facilitator and/or one-on-one tutor for Winter 2017.  If you know of any students who would be interested, please share the information below.   
     
    Student employees in the PLUS program:
    -       Gain professional work experience
    -       Complete an internationally recognized tutor certification program
    -       Assist their peers as well as learn from them
    -       Benefit from reviewing past course material
    -       Earn income while completing their degree
     
    Student applicants must have at least sophomore class standing (we also accept graduate student apps.), a 3.3 or higher overall GPA upon the time of application, and a 3.3 or higher in each course they are interested in assisting with.  I am attaching applications for both positions as well as a faculty recommendation form.  For more information, please read our fall 2016 faculty newsletter (https://sway.com/zBcZdNFxHxCBzRhC), visit our website (www.ewu.edu/plus) or email me at arode@ewu.edu.
     
    We are always looking for course coverage in:
    -       ACCT 250 series, 450 series
    -       BIOL 100, 170 series, 230 series, 235/301
    -       CHEM 100, 121, 150 series, 160 series
    -       CSBS 320 (social science statistics)
    -       ECON 100
    -       MATH 107, 114, 140 series, 160 series, 200, 211, 212
    -       MTHD 103, 104, 106
    -       PHYS 130 series, 150 series
    -       PSYC 100
     
    Sincerely,
    Alyson
     
     
    ________________________________
    Alyson Rode, M.A. | Program Coordinator, PLUS Program
    Program Leading to University Success (PLUS)
    M28 - EWU Learning Commons, JFK Library ▪ Cheney, WA 99004
    [p] 509.359.7416
    arode@ewu.edu ▪ www.ewu.edu/PLUS

    Happy turkey day from your EWU Education Department!

    Big news! Our friends at Numerica Credit Union have stepped up with an offer to help us reach our $100,000 Giving Joy Day fundraising goal. When you donate Nov. 29 to support EWU scholarships, Numerica will be matching the first $25,000 with their $25,000 gift going toward the Numerica Scholarship Fund! #GivingJoyDay

    Hello from LA! At the National Association for the Education of Young
    Children annual conference.

    ___________________

    Dr. Kathryn Baldwin and Dr. Lance Potter of EWU's Education Department are providing students with an opportunity!


    Eastern Washington University education students teamed up with 150 seventh graders from Cheney Middle School to plant more than 560 trees at Marshall Creek Friday, Oct. 21, as part of a service project to increase outdoor and environmental education.

    Seven Eastern students each worked with a group of seventh graders to plant trees and learn about earth science, the water cycle and water filtration - the trees will filter out pollutants, reduce soil erosion and prevent heavy flows in the spring. The service activity is part of a capstone project for EWU pre-service teachers.

    247feature"We hope that the pre-service teachers learn a greater appreciation for using the outdoor classroom, and a greater familiarity and therefore confidence about teaching about the environment," EWU Assistant Professor Kathryn Baldwin said.

    With a week of rain softening the ground before the activity, the seventh graders dug holes in the ground with their bare hands (despite being given shovels), spreading mud on each other's faces while also planting trees and documenting their progress.

    "I think the kids love playing in the mud," EWU senior elementary education major Alysa Morgan said. "They're grabbing the trees, digging holes and filling them up. They're getting to measure the trees and have their own special trees that they've planted."

    Morgan said the project has been beneficial because EWU students have received resources to use in their future classroom, and are able to implement their strategies in an outdoor environment.

    "The students need to know that they can make a difference. If something detrimental is happening to our environment, local wildlife or the way we live, they can do something to make a difference," Morgan said.

    Aiming to increase exposure to outdoor and environmental education within the EWU education program, EWU Assistant Professors Lance Potter and Kathryn Baldwin worked with Cheney Middle School Assistant Principal Eli Holm and Kat Hall, conservation programs director at The Lands Council, to form a partnership to plant trees, introduce outdoor education to seventh graders and provide the pre-service teachers with teaching experience.
    img_1941"We had grant funding and a lot of trees that we need to plant," Hall said. "It was the perfect opportunity for EWU students to get some teaching experience, too."

    The Lands Council received grant funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology to do riparian restoration in the Hangman Creek watershed - planting trees and buffer strips along streams and creeks to prevent erosion and pollution. This funding coincided with EWU and Cheney Middle School's vision of an outdoor education project in the Cheney area, as Marshall Creek is a tributary to Hangman Creek.

    "Everybody wins. We get to do education with the kids, get our trees planted, and the Eastern Washington University students get to have the experience of outdoor environmentalist education with middle school students," Hall said. "They're doing a really great service for our local watershed. It's a great partnership that we're excited about."

    In the spring, the seventh graders will make a trip back to Marshall Creek with a different group of Eastern pre-service teachers to see which trees survived the winter.

    "I've been taking notes, and I want to see the tree and how it's changed after winter and in the spring," seventh grader Abi Peek said. "I planted five trees altogether so far."

    Baldwin said the long-term goal is to grow the outdoor education curriculum, and continue the partnership between EWU, Cheney Middle School and The Lands Council.

    "I think it's a win-win-win," said Baldwin. "The future teachers get something out of it, Cheney Middle School seventh graders get something out of it and the environment also gets something out of it."

    Support your University Theater!

    Have you heard of Giving Joy Day?

    It's EWU's version of Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to encouraging generosity and goodwill, and it's less than one month away on Nov. 29, 2016! Learn more at: givingjoyday.org #GivingJoyDay

    Early Childhood Club Recruitment

    Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 2016

    6:00-7:00 pm   Williamson Hall 123   6-7pm
    This meeting is to introduce the ECE club to classmates and other people around EWU.   We want to let people know who we are, what we do, and why they might want to join us

    Scholastic Book Sale is coming!
    Nov. 7-11! Williamson Hall First Floor Lobby
    Give the gift of reading and/or build your own library!
    Sponsored by the Eastern Reading Council.

    The Eastern Reading Council currently needs new members!    You do not have to be a Reading major!   You do not even have to be an E#ducation major!    We need people who believe in getting children to read!  We need Freshmen to Seniors and we need both active members and leaders! 

     The Eastern Reading Council (ERC):     Hosts Book Fairs at EWU     Brings literacy nights and reading programs into elementary schools in our area     Helps students gain access to literature in the hopes of spreading the joy of reading to more children

    Contact:
    Shelly Shaffer
    Assistant Professor of Literacy
    Department of Education
    312 Williamson Hall, 313D
    Cheney, WA 99004-2445509

    509.359.6192 
    sshaffer1@ewu.edu

    Application for ERC Membership




    SALT Financial Literacy Education free to EWU

     

    EWU students, alumni, staff and faculty have access to a FREE financial literacy program that has an abundance of robust resources to help budget and manage student debt. The program includes free financial counseling, webinars and planning tools. Simply sign up and designate your school affiliation as EWU.

    The Eastern Reading Council currently needs new members!    You do not have to be a Reading major!   You do not even have to be an E#ducation major!    We need people who believe in getting children to read!  We need Freshmen to Seniors and we need both active members and leaders! 

     The Eastern Reading Council (ERC):     Hosts Book Fairs at EWU     Brings literacy nights and reading programs into elementary schools in our area     Helps students gain access to literature in the hopes of spreading the joy of reading to more children

    Contact:
    Shelly Shaffer
    Assistant Professor of Literacy
    Department of Education
    312 Williamson Hall, 313D
    Cheney, WA 99004-2445509

    509.359.6192 
    sshaffer1@ewu.edu

    Application for ERC Membership

    FYI - for graduate students asking about GSA positions for 2016-17, please refer them online to EagleAxis.    Departments were asked to post their GSA positions there; however, it may be somewhat sporadic.    In addition, be sure to tell students to check with the Library and with special programs like Chicano Ed.   The Education Department was not awarded any GSA positions to fill for 2016-17 so this is the best way we can try to help our students.



    Summer Early Childhood

    Education Graduate Coursework   The Department of Education is offering  new ECE graduate courses this summer!  Courses are FLEXIBLE, offered in the late afternoon over a 4-week  session and  intensive weekend course! Courses are APPLIED and  immediately applicable to ECE professional environments! Courses are LINKED with current  state, national, federal, and  professional ECE standards!


     EDUC 596: Policy, Practice,  and Professional Leadership  in Early Childhood  Education  
    July 15th , 16th,  17th ,
    2 credit
    9:00 - 3:30 pm


    EDUC 596: Evidence Based  Practices in Early Childhood Education    
    July 18th - Aug 16th,  
    3 credit
    3:00 - 5:50 pm


    For more information contact:
    Dr. Allison Wilson
    509.359.7021
    awilson28@ewu.edu
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     Candidacy Forms for Graduate Students

    Reminder:   Your candidacy form must be filed once you have completed 15-20 credits of your program.   Check with your advisor or with the Education Department Graduate Office in Williamson 314 or email rshowalter@ewu.edu.

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              Undergraduate Education Program Admissions Application Deadlines:

                            Quarter                                                                                Application Deadline                         

    Winter Quarter 2017 Monday, October 17th 2016
    Spring Quarter 2017 Monday, January 16th 2017
    Summer Quarter 2016 Friday, April 15th 2016
    Fall Quarter 2016 Monday, May 16th 2016

    ***Applications must be received by the deadline for consideration to begin the Education Program.   You can access Applications online at www.ewu.edu/cale/programs/education or pick up an Application in the Education Department in Williamson 3rd Floor. 

    Questions? Email Tdixon7@ewu.edu

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    Graduation Application Deadlines:

    UNDERGRADUATES: Your application is due two quarters ahead of graduation. No exceptions. 

              Undergraduate deadlines for applying for graduation. 



    GRADUATE STUDENTS: Your application to graduate is due the second Friday of the quarter before you graduate. 

    Contact Information

    Education Department
    312 Williamson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: ewueducation@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.2232
    fax: 509.359.2899

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