CWUDes Moines Campus NewsDes Moines Campus News Graduation Awards Dinner, 20 Jan 2015 09:22:04<p>Sunday, June 7, 7:00 P.M. Seattle Aquarium.</p><p>You and up to three guests are invited to our 4th annual event in recognition of Central Washington University Westside Center student achievements. Come enjoy an evening at the Seattle Aquarium!</p><p>Seats limited to the first 160 people including guests and children.</p><p>$17 for students<br>$22 for faculty, staff and guests<br>$10 for children 2-12<br>Free for children under 2 (please include in your ticket order)</p><p>Tickets include full admission to the aquarium and a buffet dinner.<br>Each adult/child must have a ticket to enter the event.<br>Semi-formal attire required.</p><p>Purchase tickets at</p><p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/" height="345" width="446"></p></br></br></br></br></br>CWU Names Sanchez to Government Relations Team, 13 Jan 2015 13:27:46<p><img alt="Antonio Sanchez" src="/des-moines/sites/" style="width: 140px; height: 210px; margin: 5px; float: right;">Central Washington University has appointed Antonio Sanchez assistant director of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Government Relations</a>. Sanchez, who holds a PhD in anthropology, joins&nbsp;CWU's&nbsp;Public Affairs department, where he will focus on state government relations. Sanchez is a former staff director for the House Higher Education Committee and instructor at the University of Washington.</p><p>“Antonio brings a deep understanding of the people and processes that shape public policy," said Linda Schactler, CWU’s chief of staff and executive director of Public Affairs. “His knowledge of legislative caucuses and leadership dynamics will help to make our communication with legislative leaders more effective."</p><p>Sanchez will be one of the university's primary liaisons with legislators and civic and business groups in the Puget Sound area. Based at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">CWU's Des Moines campus</a>, Sanchez will be a key liaison for veterans’ issues, and enhance communications with education agencies, elected officials, and communities in western Washington.</p><p>“As we confront the legislative challenges of the foreseeable future, it is essential that we develop a sustainable, long-term allegiance with legislators, community leaders, and state officials on behalf of Central’s outstanding students, faculty and staff,” said CWU President James Gaudino. “I am pleased to welcome Antonio, and look forward to leveraging his great experience.”</p><p>Sanchez earned a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of Washington and has more than 20 years of legislative background. He served as a senior legislative analyst with the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Washington Legislature</a>&nbsp;where he focused on higher education, health care, protocol and economic development.</p><p>Sanchez also was a faculty member in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the UW where he taught Hispanic studies for the past six years. He specializes in the history and heritage of Latinos in Washington and co-authored a K-12 teacher training guide and curriculum called&nbsp;<em>Fruits of Our Labor</em>. Sanchez is a motivational speaker and frequently provides leadership training to young adults. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his educational and international economic development accomplishments.</p><p>Sanchez believes education is the backbone and future of our state and says he is honored to be part of Team CWU. “I am looking forward to helping CWU continue to build a very positive and diverse future,” Sanchez said. “This position has a great deal of responsibility and I take it seriously.”</p><p><em>Media contact: Barb Arnott, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-2841,</em></p><p>January 13, 2015</p>Westside Commencement, 05 Nov 2014 14:23:35<p>Sunday, June 14, 1:00 p.m., ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent) for graduates of CWU at Des Moines, Pierce, Lynnwood, and Everett.</p><p>You are eligible to participate in a CWU commencement ceremony if you have completed a degree in summer or fall 2014, winter 2015, or have applied to graduate spring or summer quarter of 2015.</p><p>To participate in commencement you need to register. Registration will be open March 9 through May 25.</p><p>Registrar Services will notify all students who qualify for honors tassels via their CWU email account.&nbsp; Honors tassels may be picked up at Grad Kickoff, Registrar Services, or your University Center campus administration office.&nbsp; Please note that picture ID will be required.</p><p>Master’s degree candidates should contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research to check the status of their degree completion.</p><p>ShoWare Center:</p><p>Seating<br>Tickets are not required for admission.&nbsp; Seating is available in the grandstand only.&nbsp; Doors will open approximately an hour prior to the ceremony.</p><p>Disabled Seating</p><p>Disabled seating is clearly marked at the ShoWare Center, as well as designated areas for wheelchair access. Hearing-impaired students/guests are requested to sit in section 114 on the west side of the stands to be near the interpreter, who will be signing from the platform.</p><p>For more information click <a href="">here</a></p></br>