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Helping Vets Smile
A Day On, Not a Day Off
Eastern Washington University’s Dental Hygiene Program donated services totaling more than $32,600 on its annual Smile for Veterans Day in early March. Overall, EWU’s dental hygiene students treated 62 veterans at the Riverpoint Dental Hygiene Clinic. For a $10 fee, veterans enrolled at area colleges, who have no other dental coverage, were allowed to make appointments. “This is a great way to give back and thank our veterans for serving our country,” said Rebecca Stolberg, director of the EWU Dental Hygiene Program. “Eastern students took the lead in this project, and offered as much dental treatment as they could with the help of faculty, staff and volunteer Spokane dentists.” Smiles for Veterans is part of an annual community service project for EWU dental hygiene students, who help with cleanings, x-rays and complete dental exams.
EWU students, staff, faculty and alumni took part in Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday, Jan. 21, in downtown Spokane. The group showed off their Eagle Pride while joining in the annual event celebrating civil rights.
EWU Greeks do Good As part of Greek Week, EWU fraternities and sororities perform community service, raise funds for local charities, and participate in events like dodgeball, paintball, volleyball and football. Here are some of the positive outcomes from Greek Week 2013:
The number of students who engaged in community service projects on the Saturday morning of Greek Week.
Cans of food collected for the Cheney Food Bank.
Amount raised to help a local child, Sierra Higbee, in her fight against cancer. ewu.edu/Engage
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