Grab a drink of choice, wear your Eagle gear and join the EWU Alumni Association for a Virtual RED Hour, it’s better than happy hour! We are planning on ending our annual Giving Joy Day with a fun inaugural event to celebrate joy in our communities during this time of transition and new normal. 

Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 5-6 p.m. (pacific)
Where: Your house! (kids, cats, dogs, everyone is welcome)
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Admission is free! Video or audio is required (video highly recommended so we can interact). Please mute your line.

Russell Kolts, PhD, EWU psychology professor

Joining us for a 10 minute presentation on mindfulness is Eastern’s own Russell Kolts. Kolts is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern, where he has taught for the past 21 years and has received numerous awards, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year. An internationally-recognized expert on Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Kolts has authored or coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles, including, The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing your Anger, An Open Hearted Life: Transformative Lessons for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (with Thubten Chodron), CFT Made Simple, and Experiencing Compassion-Focused Therapy from the Inside Out.

Kolts has pioneered the application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to the treatment of problematic anger and regularly conducts training and workshops on CFT. In his personal life, Kolts enjoys time with his family, outdoor activities, listening to and playing music, and reading epic fantasy fiction. 

Check out the fun virtual backgrounds and feel free to include them on your screen! We look forward to engaging with you virtually!

This event will be conducted using the Zoom web conference platform. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please check out this tutorial so you can easily connect to the EWU Alumni Virtual RED hour event.

Looking to make an impact in a students life on Giving Joy Day?

Please consider supporting the Student Emergency Fund which address students’ immediate needs, such as the technology they need to continue their studies online, as well as basic needs such as food and childcare.