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Focus on Research and Community Excellence Conference | Sponsored by the Division of Student Success

Notice Type: 
Event Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2019
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Event Location: 
Student Union and Recreation Center

Registration: All Central Washington University employees are welcome to register! Deadline to register is April 8, 2019.

Register here:

On April 24, 2019, the Division of Student Success at Central Washington University will facilitate the first annual Focus on Research and Community Excellence (FORCE) Conference to recognize and celebrate academic, equity, and community-focused research and programs. This event will provide an opportunity for staff from all departments in the division to showcase their intellectual and artistic accomplishments.

The FORCE Conference represents the division’s commitment to scholarship, equity, justice, and community and is the principal event in which staff actualizes our mission to "develop and enhance the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity” and “facilitate scholarly, creative, and professional development opportunities”. 

Mission: The purpose of the FORCE Conference is to provide an annual division-wide forum to showcase excellence with the Division of Student Success.  FORCE is designed to recognize staff learning through research and community development programming through an equity and justice lens.

The FORCE Committee is excited to announce that our keynote speakers will include Dr. Katherine Frank, Provost; Gregg Heinselman, Dean of Student Success; and Shawnté Elbert, Associate Dean for Health and Wellness.

Location: Student Union and Recreation Center
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tentative Schedule:
9:00 - 9:30 AM Check-In
9:30 - 10:00 AM Welcome Keynote
10:05 - 10:55 AM Program Session I
11:00 - 11:50 AM Program Session II
12:00 - 1:30 PM Working Lunch & Keynote
1:40 - 2:30 PM Program Session III
2:35 - 3:25 PM Program Session IV
3:30 - 4:30 PM Closing & Keynote

Please feel free to contact Fiona Corner ( | 509-963-1157) with any questions.





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