Connection between financial aid, attendance, and success in courses: information session and open discussion on April 21 and 22, 2014


East-West freshmen have an opportunity to attend an information session and engage in Q&A and open discussion on the subjects of memory, anxiety management, stress management, keeping focus in class, attendance, and financial aid benefits.  We will emphasize the connection between attending classes and receiving financial aid.  The goal of the session is to give students maximum tools, information and encouragement to graduate on time with as little debt as possible. 

Agenda of the session:

1.     Anxiety about not succeeding in a course: how not to give in; psychological tools - presentation by Student Success Center
2.     If you are working hard but still failing, or if you cannot focus, what can you do? Presentation by Dr. Sanjay Singh, neuroscientist, Director of the Biology Program
3.     What if your teacher has an accent which you do not understand? presentation by Dr. Maria Polski, Associate Professor of English and Communication
4.     How much money do you lose when you fail a class? Short-term and long-term financial implications with examples.  Presentation by Ms. Patricia Silva, EWU Financial Aid officer
5.     Statistically, most students who ever fail their classes, do so because of not attending. Question to the audience: what are some of the reasons people do not come to class? How can we change their behavior?

6.     open discussion

This forum will give students an opportunity not only to learn, but also to share their suggestions, observations and needs.

It will take place in Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium in the Student Life Center (SLC 403), on

Monday, April 21 at 9:10 a.m. (EN123, BS101, MT121, MT123, EN152)

Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. (BL103, CI101, EN151, EN166, EN154)


Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. (IS222, MT155, PS101)

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East-West Grad Gets Guinness Record

Congrats to Krishna Pandey: World's Fastest Reverse Speller and East-West Alumnus!  

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EWU student organization "The Mentor Team" to launch a new scholarship

"Bound to Rise" is the Mentor Team's motto.  The team assists students with locating all resources available to them at EWU such as tutoring, accessing student portal, setting up EWU email, study tips, motivation.  This is achieved through peer support, sponsoring bake sales, and hosting special events. In Spring 2014 Mentor Team is launching a new scholarship: the team members will conduct bake sales to fund $100 scholarships to assist students with tuition, books, school supplies and financial hardship.  The first of the series of bake sales was conducted on March 14, 2014. Team president is Delano Lee, business administration major with concentration in management; Vice President is  Patricia Hall, Computer Science and multimedia major. Ms. Sonja Sims is the faculty administrator.

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Jesse Diaz of Dark Matter Coffee to Speak April 16

Jesse Diaz

Chicago Coffee Entrepreneur Jessie Diaz Comes to East-West

The East-West Perspectives lecture series presents Jessie Diaz of Dark Matter Coffee and Star Lounge, speaking about the politics, both local and international, of the modern coffee business.

Diaz, founder of Star Lounge and Dark Matter, has built a small but growing coffee empire on passion, community, and experimentation.

Diaz's innovative business model and unique philosophy should make for an interesting talk. Bored with latte art and competitive coffee in general, he travels through the world’s coffee growing regions, looking to paint his local-global philosophy on a real life canvas.

HOW: DMC was initially created to provide coffee to Star Lounge, but quickly ripened into a micro-roasting powerhouse, providing coffee to some of the city’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. DMC has grown exponentially in the last few years through experiments in Barrel aging, atypical collaborations, distinctive roasting philosophy and unique packaging.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. Reception begins at 5:30. Talk begins at 6.


WHERE: East-West University's new Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium. Fourth floor -- 829 S. Michigan Ave -- Chicago, IL 60605.

Media Contact: Joel Inwood
312-939-0111 Ext. 1820 -- 
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Dr. Carolyn Stevenson talks about her participation in the international UN conference on climate change

On November 22, 2013, Dr. Carolyn Stevenson, Associate Professor of English and Internship Program Director, gave a talk to East-West faculty and students about her volunteer work with the UN and the Climate Change conference in Warsaw, Poland.  She highlighted the role of individual responsibility, explained the global-local-global chain of environmental changes, discussed the importance of resilience and sustainability, and  education as capacity building. Students who attended the talk shared their ways of responsible consumption

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