CWUNewsNews Craft Beer Certificate Students Get a Taste of Commercial Brewing, 04 Nov 2013 16:19:24<p><img alt="" src="/ce/sites/" style="width: 468px; height: 228px;"></p><p><strong>ELLENSBURG, Wash.</strong> — Beer aficionados across Washington are now getting their first sips of Hops in the Wind, a brew developed by former Central Washington University students Cameron Frigon, Noah Palmer, and Ronald Kaufmann.</p><p>Last spring, the three, who were then enrolled in the university’s Craft Beer Trade Certificate program, were among the CWU craft-brewing students competing to see who could make the best craft beer, with an accompanying marketing plan.</p><p>As the victor, the Hops in the Wind recipe is now being commercially produced and sold by the CWU competition’s sponsor, Odin Brewing Company of Seattle.</p><p>“This was our first such effort with CWU,” said Dan Lee, Odin Brewing managing member. “We’re hopeful that it becomes the centerpiece of a much larger program in the future with more participants and sponsors.”</p><p>Hops in the Wind is a Northwest Imperial Pale Ale, which feature two-row barley and hop varieties grown in Washington, including one of Yakima’s newest hop varieties, Mosaic.</p><p>“This beer was brewed with a local focus,” said Kaufmann. “It was made with CWU students, alumni, and residents in mind—those who share a connection with the heart of Washington and enjoy good craft beer.”</p><p>Hops in the Wind debuted earlier this month at Yakima’s 2013 Fresh Hop Ale Festival. Odin Brewing is now distributing it statewide, with a limited supply to be made available in Ellensburg, Yakima, and select Seattle locations.</p><p>On the Hops in the Wind commercial debut, Palmer says it “has made me very proud, and gives me confidence to keep crafting new recipes.”</p><p>CWU’s Craft Beer Trade Certificate program provides students with an overview of the art, science, technology, and business aspects of the craft beer industry. The four, 10-week courses involve laboratory work, hands-on experience, lectures, field trips, and industry speakers.</p><p>Media contact: Frank Pangrazi, CWU Continuing Education, 509-963-1563, <a href=""></a></p><p>October 28, 2013</p>CWU Students to Participate in Campus Craft Brewing Competition, 08 May 2013 11:47:07<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Central Washington University will host its first beer brewing competition on Tuesday, May 14. Four teams of </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> craft brewing students will present their beers and marketing plans, which will be evaluated by panel of judges. The winning team will have their beer commercially produced and sold by the competition’s sponsor, Seattle’s Odin Brewing Company.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>“Students gain the real world experience of producing a commercially viable beer, how to scale up from a pilot beer, and develop a marketing plan,” said Steve Wagner, CWU Craft Beer Trade Certificate advisor. “All the teams will gain feedback on beers and marketing ideas.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>CWU’s Craft Beer Trade Certificate program provides students with an overview of the art, science, technology, and business aspects of the craft beer industry. The four, ten-week courses involve laboratory work, hands-on experience, lectures, field trips, and industry speakers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Media contact:</strong> Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,</div><div>&nbsp;</div>Cornerstone Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year, 22 Apr 2013 08:49:11<p><img alt="" src="/ce/sites/" style="width: 480px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Jeff Charbonneau, a 2000 CWU alumnus and an Eastern Washington science teacher today was named national Teacher of the Year.</p><p>Charbonneau, from Zillah High in the Yakima Valley, is the first winner from Washington state since 2007, and he will spend a year traveling as an ambassador for the teaching profession.</p><p>The Council of Chief State School Officers announced the award today. Charbonneau, the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, will be recognized along with all 2013 State Teachers of the Year by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.</p><p>Charbonneau was one of four finalists for the teaching honor. The other three finalists were an English teacher from Maryland, a special education teacher from Florida and a music teacher from New Hampshire.</p><p>Read more about Charbonneau <a href="">here</a>.</p><p><br>Charbonneau is a 2000 CWU graduate in biology education, who also received his biology teaching certificate, in 2000; and his broad area science teaching certificate, in 2004, from CWU. In 2005, he earned his Master Teacher degree from Central.</p><p>In addition, Charbonneau teaches online professional teacher certification courses and facilities the online National Board Teacher Certification candidate program through the CWU Office of Continuing Education. He also is a teacher in CWU's Cornerstone program, which allow his high school physics students to earn college credit.</p><p><br>Photo courtesy of David Goehner, ESD 105</p>CWU Wine Program's "International Woman of Wine" Leaves for France, 04 Apr 2013 07:37:32<p><img alt="" src="/ce/sites/" style="width: 213px; height: 320px; "></p><p>Amy Mumma, Central Washington University’s Director of the Institute of Wine, Beverages and Gastronomy, is leaving CWU to pursue wine industry opportunities in France. She will base her activities in Aix-en-Provence, a region that has been producing wine, notably rosé, for more than 2,600 years. Mumma will be leaving at the end of May.</p><p>“Although I’m leaving Central, I hope to continue to be a resource to my graduates and the Washington wine industry,” said Mumma, whose extensive contacts in the world of wine have helped further her students’ careers. “I would also like to thank the many people at CWU who have made this program a success.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“Amy Mumma’s achievements for CWU and for the region have been truly incredible. She has been a tremendous member of our community and will be sorely missed,” said Marilyn Levine, CWU Provost. “I know I speak for the campus when I wish her well during the exciting years ahead and am quite certain that she will continue to contribute to the appreciation and development of the wine industry.”</p><p>Mumma developed the World Wine Program at CWU in 2003, which offers academic programs including Global Wine Studies, the only four-year degree in international business in the United States. The program also includes the Wine Trade Professional Certificate, a Professional Sommelier Certificate and a Wine Trade and Tourism minor. In addition, the World Wine program offers training for wine industry members and consumer courses.</p><p>Mumma, who holds an MBA in Wine from the University of Bordeaux Business School, the Advanced Certificate of Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London, and a Diploma of Tasting from the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France was awarded the prestigious title, Professional Wine Woman 2005-2006, the top award of the International Wine Women Awards in Paris. In 2008, she was named Western Innovator by the Capital Press and she was recognized in the Congressional Record by Congressman Doc Hastings for her contributions to the wine industry.</p><p>Mumma has been involved in the Washington and international wine industry in many roles including education, internships, study abroad programs, judging, presenting and writing about wine. In 2011 and 2012, she was chosen as the chief judge at the International Beverage Exposition and Competition (IBEC) in Shenzhen China, one of the largest beverage conventions in the world.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>Craft Beer Program Mentioned in Wall Street Journal, 17 Dec 2012 08:48:03<p>Growth in the craft beer market has given rise to educational programs geared toward careers in this industry. A recent Wall Street Journal article speaks to this trend, mentioning CWU's Craft Beer Trade Certificate...<br><br>Link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"> Read The Full Story...</a></p>