2011-12 PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT
CONTENTS Letter from the President..............................................1 Eastern Highlights..............................................................2 Student Success...................................................................4 Opportunity............................................................................6 Institution of Innovation........................................... 10 Expanding Campus....................................................... 16 Community Engagement......................................... 18 Financials.............................................................................. 23 Looking Forward............................................................. 24
I am honored to serve as president of Eastern Washington University, a growing regional
FROM THE PRESIDENT
comprehensive university that is an important part of the community fabric in the greater Spokane region. EWU’s impact on the economic vitality and quality of life is invaluable, as a highly educated workforce will be one of the state’s biggest assets in the years to come. This publication will give you a measurable view of what the university is working to achieve. Our alumni and research magazines tell great stories about our alumni, faculty and staff, and this annual report will give you the data behind those stories. With this report, you can personally evaluate the importance of EWU through the numbers that tell a different kind of story about the university’s strengths, focus and direction. It is a numerical snapshot into how Eastern is striving every day to ensure student success and sharpen its educational mission. The timing for this publication couldn’t be better, because EWU is launching a new strategic plan to help us navigate the changing financial realities that face higher education. The plan, “Inspiring the Future,” will give us a clear view of what Eastern must do to remain a strong community partner. This is an exciting and challenging time at Eastern. I will be very interested in your feedback on this report. It’s just another step in our efforts to make improvements and find new ways of communicating with our supporters. Sincerely,
Rodolfo Arévalo, PhD EWU President
WASHINGTON STATE. It is the first and only of Washington’s public comprehensive universities to offer an electrical engineering degree. THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IS ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING INSTITUTIONS FEATURED IN THE 2011 EDITION OF THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S ANNUAL GUIDEBOOK, THE BEST 300 BUSINESS SCHOOLS. The red turf at Roos Field is the nation’s first red synthetic field. THE EAGLES WON THEIR FIRST DIVISION I NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2010. Eastern’s Urban Planning Program is launching an online graduate-level Tribal Planning Executive Certificate. EWU IS THE ONLY REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON OFFERING A DOCTORAL DEGREE, THE DOCTORATE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY.
EWU OFFERS MORE THAN 100 FIELDS OF STUDY, 10 MASTER’S DEGREES, FOUR GRADUATE CERTIFICATES, 55 GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND ONE APPLIED DOCTORATE. EWU offers social work programs in Cheney and at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, and in Everett, Vancouver and Yakima, Wash. SPOKANE – WASHINGTON’S SECOND LARGEST CITY –IS JUST 16 MILES AWAY. SKI RESORTS, LAKES AND OTHER OUTDOOR RECREATION ARE NEARBY. EWU participates in NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference athletics with six men’s and eight women’s intercollegiate teams. FOR 2010-11, EASTERN AWARDED 2,059 BACHELOR’S, 546 MASTER’S AND 35 DOCTORAL DEGREES. Eastern offers an innovative program in cybersecurity through the Computer Science Department.
» STUDENTSUCCESS Eastern is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. The university’s beautiful campus, NCAA Division I athletics and opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning provide a classic, yet unique college experience. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission of preparing well-rounded students ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields.
The university offers programs and student services at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane and also offers programs statewide at Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Mount Vernon, Seattle, Shoreline, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima.
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50% OF FRESHMEN Unique among the state’s WILL BE THE FIRST IN regional universities, THEIR FAMILIES TO EARN EWU’s Greek system has 12 A COLLEGE DEGREE. fraternities and nine sororities.
There’s room to roam – the campus covers 300 acres in a park-like setting with rolling wheat fields just steps from campus.
44% Male 56% Female ____________________
School colors are red and white, we’re the Eagles and our mascot is named Swoop.
Eastern is the only university in the nation that has a research facility in a national wildlife refuge. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is just minutes from campus.
PERCENT OF FRESHMEN LIVING ON CAMPUS:
AVER AGE of all incoming freshmen
ENROLLMENT 2001-2011 9924
White..................................................................... 65.2% Hispanic..................................................................9.3% African-American/Black....................................3.7% Asian........................................................................3.3% Multi-racial.............................................................3.1% International.........................................................2.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native...................1.4% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.......................................0.3% Not Reported..................................................... 11.3%
Eastern Washington University’s student body selected Oscar Ocaña to serve as president of the Associated Students of EWU (ASEWU) for the 2011-2012 academic year. Ocaña holds the honor of being the first international student elected as student body president at EWU. “I believe strongly that we can create many opportunities for those who work hard every day to become successful in academics and life,” says Ocaña. “Together we can create something big for our community, Eastern Washington University and the state through education, diversity and unity.” Ocaña, an economics major from Mexico, transferred to EWU from Spokane Falls Community College in August 2010. He is a 2010-11 merit-based EWU International Ambassador Scholarship recipient and serves as the public affairs officer of the International Student Association (ISA) of EWU.
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADS ELIGIBLE FOR NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID – 2010/11 6
EWU WAS NAMED AS A MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL FOR 2010 AND 2012 BY G.I. JOBS MAGAZINE.
Students from military backgrounds make up more than 13.3 percent of EWU’s student population. Eastern is developing a CENTER FOR MILITARY STUDENT SUCCESS. The center will be a national model for delivering exceptional support services to address the personal and academic needs of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their spouses and dependents. The on-campus center will support the unique recruitment, retention and educational needs of students whose lives are inextricably connected to the military. In addition to a strong on-campus program, the center will have a robust online program to reach individuals even while they are on active duty.
STUDENT SUCCESS & PROGRESS RATES % OF FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME STUDENTS STARTING FALL 2005 4 YEARS LATER 17.4
6 YEARS LATER 9.8
$1,000,000 per year
■ STILL ENROLLED AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION ■ STILL ENROLLED AT EWU ■ GRADUATED AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION ■ GRADUATED FROM EWU
% OF FULL-TIME TRANSFER STUDENTS STARTING FALL 2005 4 YEARS LATER 7.1
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED As part of Eastern Washington University’s commitment
6 YEARS LATER 3.5
to providing an outstanding higher education to students
in the region and across the state, the university recently implemented a dramatically revised scholarship program. Eastern will award more than 250 four-year
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
scholarships to academically eligible students, more
One of the oldest in the nation, established in 1965, the
than a tenfold increase from current four-year awards.
American Indian Studies Program (AISP) serves the needs of
These awards are part of Eastern’s strategic effort to
Native American students interested in obtaining an undergraduate
support high-achieving students, improve time-to-degree
or graduate degree from EWU. Services offered by the AISP focus on
completion and reduce student debt. The program aligns existing university scholarship capacity so that students in a broad range of academic fields can focus on their studies and be financially supported throughout their
three areas: recruitment, retention and academic studies. In 2010, the program was recognized by Winds of Change magazine as ONE OF THE TOP 200 schools for educating Native American students.
careers at EWU. The program underscores that Eastern is the best value in higher education in the state and includes several scholarship enhancements and new scholarships
totaling more than $1 million per year.
registered student organizations on campus
OTHER EXPENSES $1,050
TUITION $6,689 ROOM & BOARD on campus $7,852
REQUIRED FEES $551
TYPICAL UNDERGRADUATE COSTS FOR 2011-2012
THE LEADING CHOICE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS community college vocational and technical degrees directly aligned with one of the EWU majors
Bellevue College, Big Bend Community College, Clark Community College, Green River Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Lake Washington Technical College, Lower Columbia College, Northwest Indian College, Olympic College, Pierce College, Renton Technical College, Shoreline Community College, Skagit Valley College, South Puget Sound Community College, South Seattle Community College, Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Walla Walla Community College, Wenatchee Valley College, Whatcom Community College, Yakima Valley College
The Pride Center officially opened its doors spring quarter 2010. The goals of the center are to promote a campuswide culture of inclusion and respect for diversity through education, outreach and collaboration, and to provide students at EWU with a positive and successful academic experience.
EWU participates in the Direct Transfer Agreement, as do all the public universities, but is unique in that it has extended the opportunity to vocational and technical degrees through agreements that directly align the community college degree with one of the EWU majors. Under these agreements, credit is awarded and applied to the bachelor’s degree for programs that would not otherwise transfer to any other four-year school. EWU has agreements in dental hygiene, applied technology, early childhood education, graphic design, health and fitness, and art. Students are able to earn a bachelor’s degree in two years at EWU in subject areas that would otherwise require four years of study at other universities.
EPIC ADVENTURES EPIC is the Eastern Washington University outdoor program. As a part of Student Life, EPIC is here to give Eastern students the opportunity to try some new and exciting adventures outside of the classroom. The program offers backpacking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding and biking. If it’s human powered and in the outdoors, they probably do it.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION CENTER
The URC is a three-level recreational facility featuring an ice arena, 30-foot indoor climbing wall, fitness center and a restaurant. Designed for use by students, faculty, staff and the community, the URC serves as the premier hub for student life and community health and wellness activities.
The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides EWU students a variety of tools for success, including academic success instruction, tutoring services, advising, career and graduate school preparation, tech support and more. The ASC is comprised of two distinct programs: TRiO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) The goal of SSS is to help underrepresented, low-income, disabled and/or first-generation students to stay in college and earn a baccalaureate degree. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and supports students with the successful completion of their education. PLUS SERVICES PLUS Services provides free individual tutoring, group tutoring, eTutoring and tutoring labs to serve the needs of our diverse students.
McNAIR RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
All selected EWU TRiO McNair scholars become part of the McNair community with faculty research mentors and staff dedicated to their success. Scholars participate in research internships with faculty mentors in their majors, and the McNair project provides a stipend up to $2,800 for the research internship. Scholars also earn up to 12 summer quarter credits for the internship project (with no tuition fee). EWU TRiO McNair also provides seminars on research and writing skills, assistance with identifying goals and creating plans to achieve them, support throughout the graduate school application process, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination and the opportunity to present McNair research at Easternâ€™s annual Graduate and Undergraduate Research & Creative Works Symposium as well as at a national conference.
EASTERN ADVANTAGE Eastern Advantage scholars will have the
opportunity to meet with their advisor throughout their freshman year to develop an individual academic plan, assuring that all students are well informed and are prepared to transition into their chosen majors. All incoming Eastern Advantage scholars are required to enroll in our First Year Experience course to help students successfully transition from high school to college. The course introduces students to campus resources, assists them with negotiating the challenges of college life and facilitates the exploration of majors and careers. This course helps to ensure that all incoming Eastern Advantage scholars begin their college career with the tools and resources necessary to be successful EWU students.
EASTERN SCHOLARS PROGRAM Through
its focus on academic enrichment, this program equips students with a diverse series of skills to successfully navigate their first year at EWU. The program is free and includes the Eastern Scholars Academy, Living & Learning Communities, as well as the Eastern Scholars First Year Experience Course.
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars is a program designed to assist students to succeed at EWU by providing personalized mentoring, advising and support, referrals to campus support services and programs, professional organizations, study groups, GRE preparation and access to a variety of academic skill development services. In comparison to the other regional institutions (Evergreen, WWU, CWU), EWU had the highest percentage (27 percent) of STEM/high demand graduates in 2010.
LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLCs)
Eastern offers seven LLCs that help engage students in a variety of learning opportunities and community building through classes, holistic and healthy living, a culture of open-mindedness and a diverse number of activities and events. LLCs for 2011-12 include Computing and Engineering -Science, EPIC Adventures - Outdoors and Recreation, Experience the Arts, Explore, Healthy Choices, Impressions, International Experience and Leadership.
» INSTITUTION OFINNOVATION
At Eastern, we are committed to building an environment that utilizes research to identify, anticipate and respond to community and societal needs. Preparing students for the world beyond the classroom involves much more than opening a textbook. Student and faculty research are a vital part of the higher education experience. It’s not just about getting the degree, it is also about giving our graduates the skills and practical training critical to succeed in today’s changing work environment.
TOTAL FACULT Y
› 2010-11GRANTS Total dollar amount for 2010-2011 funded grants
$13,156,056 $1,849,355 39 Highe st dollar amount for a single grant
WOMEN FACULT Y
Total number of faculty grantees
NUMBER OF GRANTS FOR… ……………………... .. .. SCIENCE, HEALTH AND ENGINEERING
MINORIT Y GROUPS
ARTS, LETTERS AND EDUCATION LIBRARIES
97.6% WITH HIGHEST DEGREE IN FIELD
BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL WORK
DURING FALL QUARTER OF 2011, 235 SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN 108 SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES AS PART OF THEIR FIELD INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM COURSEWORK AND ARE PROVIDING 40,000 STUDENT WORK HOURS FOR THESE AGENCIES.
› RESEARCH/GRANTS EWU’S SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES (SCES) RECEIVED THE 2011 CATALYST AWARD FOR ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR FROM GREATER SPOKANE INCORPORATED, TECHNET AND THE SPOKANE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT.
EWU faculty secured four National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in summer 2010, bringing the university’s current active NSF awards to five - a record for Eastern. The awards impact areas related to research, diversity and educational opportunity.
Launched in 2005, and building on three decades of prior activity in computer science and engineering, SCES is a major pipeline of technology advancement and innovation for the region. EWU and SCES have produced more than 4,000 graduates in computer and engineering related areas and helped more than 20 spin-off companies emerge, some now with several hundred employees. Project partners for SCES include Avista, Itron, Triumph, Goodyear, SIRTI, NextIT, Spokane Public Schools, Intrinium, TriGeo and many more. Via its robotics and other youth events, SCES actively promotes STEM education and outreach in the region.
CLAUDIO TALARICO Department of
Engineering and Design. Veterans in Engineering Education Initiative. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. $150,000. The National Science Foundation awarded funding to develop a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering program at EWU specifically designed for military veterans supported by the Post 9/11 GI Bill who have the potential to pursue careers in fields of science and technology.
Left to right: Christian Hansen, Associate Dean of Computing and Engineering Sciences, Judd Case, Dean of College of Science, Health and Engineering, Steve Simmons, Professor of Computer Science.
$65,500 JAMIE MANSON Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry. RUI (Research in Undergraduate Institutions): Pressure and Chemical Modulation of Nanoscale Magnetic Interactions in Metal-Organic Polymers. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. $265,000. The National Science Foundation awarded funding to support experimental solidstate physics research, which seeks to answer fundamental questions that are of relevance to the semiconductor and nanotechnology fields. Undergraduate students are participating in the research projects, gaining training and hands-on experience in frontier scientific research; preparing them to pursue a graduate education or to start a career in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries.
Rebecca Stolberg. Department of Dental Hygiene. Teledentistry Equipment SIM MAN. Funding Agency: Washington State Department of Health. $65,500. The Washington State Department of Health provided funding to purchase a life-sized Human Patient Portable Simulator (3G SIM MAN) to be used in the training of dental health professionals.
KEITH ADOLPHSON, BARBARA ALVIN, HEATHER MCKEAN, KEVIN PYATT AND MARGARET Oâ€™CONNELL.
Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Education. EWU Robert Noyce Scholarship Program. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. $352,650. The National Science Foundation awarded funding for the first two years of a five-year project to support a partnership between EWU and Spokane Public Schools to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers produced annually by providing up to $16,000 scholarships for approximately 12 students each year resulting in 24-36 new teachers who hold baccalaureate STEM degrees.
› FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS Named a 2008 Fulbright Fellow, Anthropology Professor Jerry Galm spent nine months in Kazakhstan before returning with a “better understanding of this portion of the Islamic world.” Galm was among the first Fulbright Scholars to go to Kazakhstan. While there, Galm immersed himself in the culture, living in a small apartment and teaching classes at South Kazakhstan State University in Shymkent. He taught an archaeology course and team-taught another on the North and South American “Paleolithic” period. He also taught two classes at a local public school – the first foreigner to do so in the Shymkent school system. Galm also conducted research on the Aral Sea. It was once the world’s fourth largest inland sea, but has been shrinking after the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects to support Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. The sea has shrunk to 10 percent of its original size. Galm says his trip helped build a stronger foundation for the proposed establishment of a Center for Eurasian and Middle Eastern Studies at Eastern and allowed him to develop a new course on Central Asia.
› RECENT FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS
2001-02: Dick Winchell
2002-03: Lawrence Luton
2004-05: Lanny DeVuono
2005-06: Mahlon Bentley Dalley Psychology
2007-08: Jerry Galm
2009-10: Daniel Canada
2009-10: John Matthews
2010-11: Michael Brzoska
2011: Summer Hess
› STUDENT RESEARCH Since 1998, Eastern Washington University undergraduate and graduate students have demonstrated their ability to identify a research question, gather and assess pertinent data, and present their findings in a convincing, intriguing and sometimes amusing manner at the EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium. During this two-day annual event, students from disciplines across campus present their research and creative work to the university community and the general public. Students are encouraged to participate in the symposium as an integral component of their higher education. The symposium was originally established 14 years ago, as a showcase for the university’s McNair Scholars Program students’ research work. Since then, it has grown into the university’s largest, campuswide academic event, with 403 student presenters and 272 faculty mentors participating in the 2011 symposium. Each year, students prepare their research or creative work under the mentorship of faculty members and prepare written abstracts that highlight their subject and findings. The first day of the symposium highlights creative works, including art, film, music, theatre and creative writing. The following day features presentations and posters from natural and social sciences and humanities.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (NCUR) NCUR, established in 1987, is the nation’s largest conference dedicated to undergraduate research and creative activity. In 2011, 29 EWU students representing three colleges and 10 departments participated in the 25th annual conference at Ithaca College in New York. 30 29
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› EXPANDING CAMPUS COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING BUILDING
Construction began in September 2003 on the facility designed to house Eastern’s School of Computing and Engineering Sciences and was completed for the opening of fall quarter 2005. The building features expanded capacity with stateof-the-art classrooms, fullyequipped laboratories including cybersecurity, hardware, software, digital, materials, thermal dynamics, fluid mechanics, robotics, multimedia, visual communication and a machining center equipped with the latest
COST: $26M | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 98,000 | COMPLETION DATE: FALL 2005
Built in 1940, Hargreaves served as the main library until the construction of the
computer controlled machining devices.
John F. Kennedy Library in 1968. A threeyear project upgraded the building’s infrastructure and created state-of-theart instructional space while preserving Hargreaves’ historical character. The finished project integrated new interior spaces with the original design, and restored the exterior shell and major interior spaces to their original state. The revitalized Walter and Myrtle Powers Reading Room maintains the large arching library windows and pays homage to the building’s history.
COST: $11.2M | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 58,000 | COMPLETION DATE: FALL 2009 16
NEW RESIDENCE HALL
In December 2010, the Board of Trustees approved budget for a new residence hall to be constructed on the parking lot below Streeter Hall on Cedar Street, across from the University Recreation Center. The project is anticipated to be approximately 109,000 square feet with 350 beds. The established schedule called for design completion by December 2011, construction from March 2012 through June 2013,
COST: $25M | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 109,000 | COMPLETION DATE: FALL 2013
Patterson is the largest academic building on campus, containing 125 offices and 40 classrooms. Constructed from 196871, it currently serves the majority of departments that are part of the College of Arts, Letters & Education, and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work. Patterson is perhaps the most-visited building on campus. The first phase of construction includes new office wings on three sides of the building. This adds approximately 30,000 square feet to the existing building, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2012. The second phase of construction includes build out of the interior of the existing structure. Approximately 105,000 square feet of general academic classroom space will be modernized. Phase II is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.
and full occupancy beginning in the fall quarter of 2013.
PATTERSON HALL RENOVATION
COST: $55M | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 136,000 | COMPLETION DATE: APRIL 2014
At Eastern, it’s not enough to just be in a community, we want to be part of it. As a student-centered, regionally engaged university, we encourage an institution-wide commitment to community involvement. Eastern’s partnerships with various organizations allow our students and faculty to impact the lives of individuals from the classroom to the boardroom.
Whatcom 644 Okanogan 854
San Juan Skagit 460 67
› ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS
Island 247 Snohomish 2,600
Jefferson 130 Kitsap King 785 7,205 Grays Mason 194 Harbor 313 Thurston Pierce 2,559 1,376 Pacific Lewis 305 114
75% of Eastern’s graduates remain in
Wahkiakum Cowlitz 30 334 Skamania 45 Clark 1,575
Washington. More than 67,000 alumni live
Yakima 1,492 Klickitat 112
Douglas 502 Grant 1,435
Pend Oreille 445 Stevens 1,176
Lincoln 617 Adams 417
Spokane 32,707 Whitman 811
Franklin Garfield 965 71 Walla Columbia Benton Walla 93 Asotin 3,455 1,237 285
and work in Washington, with nearly 33,000 in Spokane County. More than 1,000 Eastern alumni are spread throughout the globe in more than 60 different countries such as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait,
Washington 67,269 Oregon 3,448
Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
New Mexico 215
New North Hampshire Dakota 34 Maine Minnesota 71 Vermont 56 265 29 Massachusetts 137 Wisconsin South 195 New York Rhode Island 16 Dakota Michigan 301 Connecticut 69 65 186 PennsylvaniaNew Jersey 103 Iowa Ohio Nebraska 228 108 Illinois Delaware 18 107 344 Indiana 214 District of Columbia 54 West Virginia 163 Maryland 198 31 Virginia Kansas Missouri Kentucky 423 123 182 75 North Tennessee Carolina Arkansas South 274 186 Oklahoma 67 Carolina 135 117 Mississippi Georgia 51 Alabama 256 Texas 91 Louisiana 1,062 96 Florida 607
› INCREDIBLE ALUMNI
(’84 BA interdisciplinary studies), founder of McFarlane Toys and McFarlane Entertainment. He is one of the hottest artists and most creative minds in the history of comic book publishing. McFarlane began with Marvel/Epic Comics in 1984. He left Marvel to help found Image Comics. It was there that he introduced his own character, Spawn in 1992, selling 1.7 million copies. In 1994, he founded McFarlane Toys, which is one of the largest, most renowned toy manufacturers in the world.
GIFTS & PLEDGE SUPPORT
(’96 BS computer information systems) is the principal program manager lead at Microsoft, planning for future versions of Windows Server. She is the co-founder and current chair of the Windows Server Women’s Leadership Council, an organization that builds community for technical women. She established executive sponsorship, managing a $200,000 budget and growing from 10 women to more than 300 in nine years. In 2010, Speare was named as one of Microsoft’s “Women Worth Watching,” by ZDNet, a business technology news website.
EWU FOUNDATION INVESTMENT VALUE
HOSTING THE FUTURE
As part of its continuing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, Eastern Washington University often partners with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) to advocate awareness, community investment and active participation in STEM initiatives. Two competitions hosted on the EWU campus foster that engagement in science and math while bringing school-age children, the university and the community together to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) events.
Eastern will host one of 55 national FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC), at Reese Court Pavilion, in partnership with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Washington. FRC features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking, construction, teamwork and imagination. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. The FRC event provides a big stage, a big challenge and focuses on high school team participation. To stage this incredible event, 80-100 volunteers will act as judges, referees, competition staff and coordinators.
› COMMUNITY IMPACT EASTERN’S ANNUAL GET LIT! LITERARY FESTIVAL ATTRACTS SOME OF THE MOST RENOWNED POETS AND WRITERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
eleven There are 11 members of the Spokane Symphony who are current faculty, and 11 who are EWU alumni.
Once again Eastern will host the Spokane Region FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifying Competition inside the university’s Computing and Engineering Building. EWU will then host the Eastern Washington State FLL Championship. Often referred to as the “sporting event for the mind,” the inspiring competition is part of an international program created by FIRST and the LEGO Group. EWU will be hosting a regional competition that has experienced 40-percent growth over the past year, and is one of the largest FLL regions in the state, with 29 teams. The FIRST LEGO League competition will challenge more than 200 students from area schools and community organizations to utilize research, engineering and problem-solving skills.
Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis provides data on a variety of critical issues facing local governments, businesses and non-profit groups around the Northwest. The Executive Director, Patrick Jones, strives to make the institute a model for how EWU makes connections to surrounding communities. One example is the Community Indicators Initiative, which includes websites devoted to fostering economic development in counties throughout the region. Community Indicators provides information and trends on issues such as population, transportation, public safety, education and recreation that help leaders make important public policy decisions. “Community leaders utilize this
PATRICK JONES, PhD
information for long-range planning, grant
Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis
applications and key business decisions,” said Jones. The institute is one reason why the College of Business and Public Administration is such a vital component of Spokane’s University District.
A select number of EWU New Student Orientation students partnered with an EWU faculty member and orientation leader and “plunged” into the Spokane community to volunteer their time to several non-profit organizations at the start of the academic year. Heather Robinson, EWU lecturer and special faculty in communications studies, led a group of students. She teaches Communication, Community and Citizenship, a class where students perform service learning with agencies that serve marginalized populations. One of the many projects that the EWU students worked on was painting at the Women’s Hearth. Trish Hubbard, enrichment coordinator at the center said, “It’s wonderful. We don’t get a lot of volunteers in that many mass numbers. This would never have happened if they weren’t here.” Students also volunteered at Odyssey Youth Center, which provides services to LGBTQ youth aged 14 to 21 in the Spokane area. The center moved to a new location a few years ago and needed help with maintenance, painting and lawn care. The group also helped out at the EWU Community Garden and Whole Plate, and Grant Elementary School in Spokane, where EWU students did gardening. At a Cup of Cool Water, volunteers made cards for incarcerated youth and they did clean-up work and maintenance at City Gate, which provides help to people living on the streets in Spokane.
OPERATING AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 2002 2011 all amounts in millions of dollars
9.5 17.9 121.0 187.2
OPERATING AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES BY FUNCTION Instruction
Plant Operation and Maintenance
Scholarships and Fellowships
Depreciation Total Operating Expense
5.8 10.6 121.0
Tuition and Fees
Federal Grants and Contracts
State and Local Grants and Contracts
Private Gifts, Grants and Contracts Sales and Services of Auxiliary Enterprises Other Sources
At Eastern, we know that an education for the future is about more than learning skills for a career – it is also preparation for life. That’s why Eastern students work directly with faculty on research projects, learn as interns in businesses, schools and organizations across the state, and change the world through their service. We hope this publication helped you better understand what sets Eastern apart, while giving you a glimpse of all the promise Eastern graduates hold for the future of our state, region and world.
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