KCWU-TV Studio and Post Production work by CWU's Multimedia Technology and Instructional Support. Director Chris Smart. Camera Rick Spencer. Editing Rick Spencer.
View here. Writer and English Professor Lisa Norris talks about the writing process and her latest book of short stories Women Who Sleep with Animals.
View here. Jewelry and metalsmithing Professor Keith Lewis discusses linkages between his professional work as an artist and his expertise on the history and mixing of cocktails.
View here David Boushey is the leading stuntman and fight director in North America, with over 400 theatre credits and 50 films. He founded the Society of American Fight Directors, the United Stuntman's Association, and the International Stunt School in Seattle.
View here Nancy Worden is one of Central's most well known graduates from the Department of Art. She is a self-employed artist/business woman in Seattle who makes jewelry that is now in private collections and museums all over the world. In this show she discusses some of the social and cultural issues that she explores with her jewelry art - everything from marital difficulties to people refusing to listen at meetings.
View here Mike Ervin, Professor of History and Director of CWU's new Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, and sophomore students Francisco Lopez and Lacey Yanez discuss the Center and also Casa Latina - the residence hall living learning community connected to the new Center. They talk about both the Latino and Latin American Studies academic program and the community outreach mission of the Center.
View Here Terri Brown, Professor of Theatre Arts and Director of CWU's new Musical Theatre Program, and two first year students in the program, Lauren Smith and Amanda Carpp, discuss the very time consuming process of producing a musical. In between picking a particular musical to produce and the opening night are roughly 18 months of creativity and hard work on behalf of numerous people.
View here CWU Professors Nik Caoile, Director of Orchestral Studies, and Gary Weidenaar, Director of Choral Studies, discuss their various student ensembles and also the art of conducting. Learn about the variety of batons and just how complicated waving the stick can be. Conductors have to be able to live and embody the music, as Nik and Gary make clear on this show.
View Here Professor Heidi Szpek of CWU's Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and her husband Frank Idzikowski, senior adjudicator for the Veteran’s Administration in Seattle and also military historian, discuss their new book Shadows of Slaughterhouse Five. The book contains reflections of the American POWs held captive in a public slaughterhouse during the bombing of Dresden at the end of WWII. Heidi's father was one of those POWs.
View here Alex Chaney, Genne Laakso, and Joe Churchman describe the provocative themes and innovative materials composing their award winning jewelry. All three studied with Professor Keith Lewis, and at the time of filming were about to graduate--Alex and Genne with Master of Fine Arts Degrees and Joe with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
View Here Award winning history Professor Dan Herman discusses his research projects focusing on American cultural history. His first book Hunting and the American Imagination was a History Book of the Month Club Selection. Professor Herman's second book Hell on the Range: A Story of Honor, Conscience and the American West is soon to be published by Yale University Press
View Here James Cook, Professor of History and Director of Central Washington University's Asia-Pacific Studies Program, and two students, Asia-Pacific Studies and Chinese major Derek Huls and Anthropology major Mikaela Hagen, talk about their summer research in China funded by the National Science Foundation
View Here Three art alums from the 1980s who are still very active artists talk about their individual and collaborative work in mixed media, photography, and other genres.
View Here Katharine Whitcomb, Poet and Director of CWU's Creative Writing Program, and two seniors in the program, Xavier Cavazos and Ashley Dykes, talk about the power of writing and the success of the program. Creative Writing is one of the fastest growing programs at Central.
View Here Michael Ogden, film maker and Director of CWU's Film and Video Studies Program, and two seniors in the program, Kaitlin Larson and Zachary Bennett, talk about the process of film making and the value of film and video skills in today's workplace. Film and Video Studies is one of the fastest growing programs at Central.
View Here Director of CWU's Museum of Culture and Environment, Mark Auslander, talks about his new book The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family.
View Here Department of Art Chair, Gregg Schlanger, talks about his installation and community public art projects.
View Here. Matthew Altman, Director of the Douglas Honors College (DHC) and Associate Professor of Philosophy, and 2 DHC seniors, Katie Berberick and Benjamin Livinston, talk about their research/creative activity and the Douglas Honors College Program.