CWUASCWU NewsASCWU Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/newsen-usASCWU-BOD Primary Elections Next Weekhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2701Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:24:28<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – April 15, 2014) Election season at CWU is heating up as students vie for positions on the Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD). The elections kick off with the Primary Elections next week, which will be followed by the General Elections in May.</p><p>Primaries begin with the Primary Election Candidate Forum April 21 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit, where potential candidates will meet with students and present their campaigns. There are seven positions on the ASCWU-BOD that students are running for and all positions, except for President, have two or fewer candidates running. Therefore, students are encouraged to vote in the Primary Elections to decide which two of the three presidential candidates will run against each other in the General Election. The candidates for President include Joshua Osborn, Kathryn O’Neal and Yosef Gamble. Primary Election online voting will be open April 22 from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the polling sites at the SURC East and West entrances from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Results for the Primary Elections will be posted April 22 by 11:59 p.m.</p><p>The elections for all other positions will be decided exclusively by the General Election. Philip Rush is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Jennifer Treadway is running unopposed for Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spencer Biallas is running unopposed for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Cassandra DuBore is running unopposed for Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Robert Lane and Scott Kazmi are running for Vice President for Student Life and Facilities and Nick Shuey and Joseph Charest are running for Executive Vice President</p><p>The Primary Elections offer students the chance to get to know the candidates and the opportunity to choose the best potential representatives.</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu or visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Board of Trustee Opted Not to Raise Tuition for the 2014-2015 Academic Yearhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2700Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:40<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – Mar. 26, 2014) On Tuesday, March 25 the Board of Trustees opted not to raise tuition or expand the number of credits that students pay for in the 2014-2015 academic year. The Student Board of Directors released this statement in response to that decision:</span></p><p>The ASCWU-BOD recognizes the difficult situation that the Board of Trustees and the Administration are dealing with in regards to the Universities financial situation. It is regrettable that the institution has been placed in a position where it must make decisions on whether to increase the cost of attendance to students or cut vital programs and services. As we move forward we will work with the Administration to mitigate any negative financial impacts to student academic programs. In addition to that we will collaborate with the Administration to develop potential strategies promoting state reinvestment in higher education.</p><p><br>For more information contact Arturo Arellano Jr. at 509-963-1769 or BODpr@cwu.edu or Bryan Elliott at 509-963-1700 or BODpresident@cwu.edu</p>CWU Wants You to Run for Student Government: 2014-2015 ASCWU-BOD Electionshttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2698Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:24:15<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – Feb. 14, 2014) Are you a great leader, public speaker and representative of your fellow Central students? Do you have what it takes to make a positive difference on campus and in the community? Then </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> wants you to run for student government and join the Associated Students of </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Board of Directors (</span>ASCWU-BOD<span style="line-height: 1.4;">).</span></p><p>Campaign registration is open now and must be completed by April 11 at 4 p.m. Potential candidates can register in Campus Life Room 263 or by visiting <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/election-candidate-registration">www.cwu.edu/ascwu/election-candidate-registration</a>. Potential candidates can also take advantage of information sessions hosted by the Election Commission to meet with current BOD members and receive signatures needed to file&nbsp;on&nbsp;February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in SURC 236, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in SURC 236, or the week of April 7-11 at a location and time TBD.</p><p>Students are encouraged to run for the following positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Vice President for Student Life and Facilities&nbsp;or Vice President for Legislative Affairs.</p><p>Register now and find out how you can represent your Wildcats!</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU-BOD Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Winter Quarter Public Meetingshttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2682Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:03:08<p>Everyone is encouraged to attend ASCWU-BOD Weekly Meetings</p><p>(Ellensburg, WA - Dec. 20, 2013) The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) will host their Weekly Public Meetings Mondays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. These meetings provide an open forum for all Central students, staff, faculty and community members to ask questions, give feedback and offer suggestions.</p><p>For more information contact Arturo Arellano, ASCWU-BOD Public Relations Director, at 509-963-1769, BODpr@cwu.edu or in SURC 236.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1769 or e-mailing CDSrecept@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Election Assistance Center at CWU Nov. 4 & 5 http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2674Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:01:38<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – Oct. 22, 2013) Have a question about the state’s upcoming General Election? Not sure where to turn in your ballot? The Associated Students of CWU-Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) and the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will be hosting an Election Assistance Center Monday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. The Election Assistance Center is free and open to all voters.</p><p>“We will have computers set up so anyone can come in and print out their ballot for any county in Washington state. They can fill out their ballot and drop it off right there,” says Cassandra DuBore, ASCWU-BOD vice-president of Legislative Affairs.</p><p>Constituents will be voting on statewide ballot measures including I-517 regarding penalties for interfering with or retaliating against signature gatherers and petition signers as well as I-522 concerning the labeling of genetically engineered food, just to name a few. There are also three special state Senate races as well as numerous local and county races and measures.</p><p>Kittitas County Auditor Jerry Pettit will be providing the Election Assistance Center with two temporary ballot boxes to make sure every vote is counted.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact DuBore at 509-963-1696 or BODLeg@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by CLCE and the ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1696 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Quarter to Semester Conversion Surveyhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2673Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:37<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – Oct. 4, 2013) One of the ASCWU-BOD’s goals for this year is to seek and receive more student input than ever before. Central is considering converting from quarters to semesters and the BOD is providing students with a forum to give feedback on the matter. The BOD will send out a survey via email to all CWU students Oct. 9, which will stay open until midnight on Oct. 27.</p><p>“I think the survey is important to each student because it directly affects their academics and can have a direct impact on their lives. Many times I’ve heard students wonder why they don’t have a voice in major decisions around campus and this survey gives everyone that chance so I urge all students to participate,” commented Jacob Wittman, ASCWU-BOD Vice President.</p><p>Students should be sure to check their email for the survey and respond as thoughtfully and honestly as possible. The BOD always values students’ opinions, particularly in cases such as this where all students would be affected. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a case, whether for or against the conversion.</p><p>For more information please contact Arturo Arellano at 509-963-1769 or BODpr@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>FIRESIDE CHAT 4-5pmhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2663Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:56:01<p>Thursday, Oct 3, 2013<br>&nbsp;</p><p>SURC Pit · Free 4-5 p.m.</p><p>Join the students of the ASCWU-BOD as they host an open forum with the CWU Board of Trustees. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, give feedback or voice concerns.</p><p>SURC 236 · 509-963-1693 · ascwu@cwu.edu · www.cwu.edu/ascwu</p>Two Students to Share Mascot Duties at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2662Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:42:06<p><img alt="" src="/ascwu/sites/cts.cwu.edu.ascwu/files/images/wellington22rv-large.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Wellington, Central Washington University’s mascot, will have two enthusiastic students sharing school spirit duties this year. For 2013-14, Ashley Martin and Ben Freeman have been selected to don the uniform of Central’s most beloved Wildcat.</p><p>Scott Kazmi, vice president for Student Life and Facilities on the Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors, made the hiring decision.</p><p>“I was looking for people with energy, who were outgoing and interested in meeting new people,” said Kazmi. “I was looking for a passion to promote the school and school spirit.”</p><p>Being a working Wellington is a part-time occupation, but requires a lot of flexibility on the students’ part, said Kazmi. “They are pretty much on-call.”</p><p>But the demands of the job are not to interfere with schoolwork—Wellingtons must earn a 2.0 GPA to maintain mascot status.</p><p>“It’s a big job—with big paws to fill,” said Kazmi. “Our new Wellingtons have already started work this summer, at the freshman orientation sessions.”</p><p>Freeman, an Ellensburg resident, was excited about becoming the furry face of the Wildcats. An Ellensburg High School graduate, Freeman was born in Sweden and moved to the United States as a young child. He is a junior at CWU, in the engineering/physics dual degree program.</p><p>“I wanted to get more involved with school events,” he said. “This is a great way to have fun, and be energetic and enthusiastic about Central.”</p><p>Most people really like Wellington, he continued, though he noticed that really little kids tend to be a bit fearful—“So I go a little easier around them so they won’t be scared.”</p><p>Freeman has already donned the uniform for freshman orientation, and an English as a Second Language program party, and looks forward to marching in the Rodeo Parade.</p><p>Ashley Martin, a senior in clinical psychology, is the other Wellington for CWU.</p><p>“I wanted a way to be involved and I figured it’s my last year here at Central so I might as well have some fun!” she said.</p><p>A self-proclaimed “military brat,” Martin has lived in many places, but calls Lacey her Washington hometown. She graduated from Timberline High school in 2010.</p><p>Martin said that her favorite part of the job was greeting all the little kids. “I really want to work with children after graduate school, and their faces and smiles always make the job worth it!”</p><p>“I love being Wellington,” she concluded. “Wellington is the essence of the love for Central and what it means to be a proud Wildcat.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>ASCWU-BOD PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BEGINhttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2661Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:08:42<p>Everyone IS encouraged to attend ASCWU-BOD Weekly Meetings!!!!!<br><br>&nbsp;The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) will host their Weekly Public Meetings every Tuesday, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. throughout Fall Quarter. All meetings will be in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, except for the Oct. 15 date, which will be on the Des Moines campus, and the Oct. 8 and Nov. 12 meeting locations are TBD.<br><br>These meetings provide an open forum for all Central students and community members to ask questions, give feedback and offer suggestions.<br><br>For more information contact Arturo Arellano, ASCWU-BOD Public Relations director, at 509-963-1769, bodpr@cwu.edu or in SURC 236.<br><br>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1769 or e-mailing CDSrecept@cwu.edu.<br><br>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.&nbsp;</p>Central Transit Up and Runninghttp://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2647Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:30:00<p style="text-align: center;">MARK YOUR CALENDARS WILDCATS!!!!</p><p>Beginning September 9th the Central Transit will be up and running again!!!! There have been some changes made to bus routes and we are working diligently to get this information out to you!! If you have any questions call 509-963-1693 or email us at ascwu@cwu.edu.</p>