CWUEverett Campus NewsEverett Campus News$20,000 Scholarships Available to Junior STEM Students, April 1 Deadline, 09 Mar 2016 10:22:04<p><img alt="" src="/everett/sites/" style="width: 265px; height: 250px; float: right;">Approximately seven, two-year scholarships in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to academically talented students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline, thanks to a continuing program at Central Washington University. The deadline for this year’s applications is April 1. Students can apply at</p><p>Community college students who wish to transfer to CWU are especially encouraged to apply. Up to 10 students may be found eligible for the award.</p><p>Thanks to a $612,840 National Science Foundation grant, the scholarship program, SOLVER (Sustainability for Our Livelihood, Values, Environment, and Resources), can help promising students through the last, most difficult years of their science degree program.</p><p>“The scholarships are for $10,000 per year,” said Audrey Huerta, professor of geological sciences, and one of the principal investigators of the grant. “If the student does well in the first year of their award, they are eligible for the second $10,000.”</p><p>The overall objective of SOLVER is to increase the quality and diversity of students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields, with an emphasis on recruitment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and Native American students. The SOLVER program will provide scholars with financial, academic, personal, and professional support.</p><p>“Our goal is to substantially increase the success of traditionally underrepresented minorities in these high-demand fields,” said Huerta.</p><p>In addition to the $10,000 academic-year scholarship, students are automatically enrolled in the Hearst Summer Fellows program. Instead of leaving campus and working low-wage jobs in the summer before their senior year, students can spend their summer involved in meaningful research. The Hearst Foundations awarded $100,000 to provide summer research fellowships to 20 Solver Scholars at CWU for the next three years.</p><p>“This is the missing piece of the puzzle,” said Audrey Huerta. “Almost all of our students have to work during the summer to make money for the school year. It’s impossible for them to take advantage of unpaid research internships that would help further their academic career. This stipend allows them to immerse themselves in science without worrying about financial consequences.”</p><p>Fall quarter 2016 will initiate the third year of the SOLVER program, and already, there are success stories from its graduates.</p><p>“Our SOLVER students have been sought after for professional positions even before graduation,” Huerta related. “Many others are pursuing advanced degrees in their field.”</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p><p>March 9, 2016</p></br>CWU Alumni Couples Share Love Stories for Valentine’s Day, 11 Feb 2016 14:08:55<p><img alt="" src="/everett/sites/" style="height: 250px; width: 250px; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px; float: right;">Okay Cupid has nothing on Central Washington University when it comes to finding a perfect match. For Valentine’s Day, CWU alumni couples are sharing charming stories of their courtship on CWU’s Alumni Facebook page (</p><p>From cooking dinner for a roommate, to sharing a math class, to first dates at the Yellow Church Cafe, each story relives a sweet, auspicious moment in their lives. As one alumni said, his favorite CWU memory “was meeting his wife, Gail.”</p><p>The alumni stories go back thirty years and more, and some photos show generations of Wildcats and future Wildcats embarking on their own love stories.</p><p>While developing the campaign, University Advancement staff suspected that there were more than a few alumni who found the love of their life at CWU. They discovered that there were more than 6,000!</p><p>“We thought it would be fun to see and share all the wonderful love stories that started here,” said Ginny Ann Blackson, director of Annual Giving. “We wanted to celebrate our alumni this Valentine’s Day and we’re thrilled with the response on social media to date!”</p><p>To tell your Wildcat love story, go to the CWU Alumni Facebook page, and, using the #CentralCouple tag, share some of the details such as how you met, what were your studies, when you graduated, and where you went on your first date.</p><p>“We’d love for you to share your favorite memory together during your time at CWU, and what you remember best about CWU,” Blackson continued. “And please share a photo or two!”</p><p>Couples can also post via Twitter using #CentralCouple. And while #CentralCouple was prompted by Valentine’s Day, couples may post their stories throughout February.</p><p>The Alumni Association and the CWU Foundation hope that these warm and fuzzy stories will inspire you to make a gift to CWU this Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>$100,000 Coca-Cola Grant Helps CWU’s First Generation Students Complete College, 29 Sep 2015 12:35:07<p><img alt="" src="/everett/sites/" style="width: 388px; height: 200px;"></p><p>Students who are the first in their families to attend college will receive a generous financial boost from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola First-Generation Last Mile Scholarship will provide 10 first-generation students at Central Washington University with significant financial support—$5,000 per year for two years—during their junior and senior years.</p><p>“We estimate that more than 15 to 20 percent of our first-year and transfer students are the first in their families to attend college,” said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Company has an outstanding reputation for supporting educational opportunities for first-generation students in the United States.”</p><p>By providing more than half of average tuition and fees for the year, the Last Mile scholarships will allow students to focus on their studies instead of spending excessive time at a job to pay for their education. The purpose is for students to graduate on time with the academic standing necessary to successfully compete in graduate programs or pursue a career.</p><p>To apply for the scholarship, students need to contact the CWU Scholarship Office at The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 school year is October 15, 2015.</p><p>Qualified applicants are:<br>• First-generation students (students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college)<br>• Students who are either returning or transferring to CWU as juniors in fall quarter 2015<br>• Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater<br>• Students with demonstrated financial need</p><p>Students enrolled in Ellensburg or any of the seven CWU university centers are eligible to apply for the scholarship.</p><p>Students will receive $5,000 for the first year. If they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and make satisfactory progress towards their degree, they’ll receive the second $5,000 for their senior year.</p><p>The overall purpose of the scholarships is to increase the retention and graduation rates of the scholarship recipients. It is expected that the retention rate for scholarship holders will be 90 to 100 percent from junior to senior year and that at least 80 percent of the 2015 scholarship recipients will graduate in 2017.</p><p>“We’re excited that one of the most recognized companies in the world is partnering with us to help our students,” enthused Wade. “We hope we will be working with them for many years.”</p><p><br>Since 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship (CCFG) program has supported students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university.&nbsp; Since its inception, over $39 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 3,200 students on more than 450 campuses throughout the United States.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Spring Quarter 20th Annual Career Fair - Edmonds CC, 26 Mar 2015 16:41:14<p>Edmonds Community College and Central Washington University 20th Annual Career Fair. on April 29th, 2015 - 10 am to 2 pm - Woodway Hall # 202.</p><p>This FREE event will be held on the campus of Edmonds Community College and will host of 45 of the of the bigger (and smaller) hiring companies from the Snohomish and King County Areas.&nbsp; This Job Fair gives you the opportunity to speak with employers so please bring your resumes with you and dress professionally.<br>Make your connection and explore new career opportunities!!! For more information please check out our website at <a href=""></a></p><p>Sponsor: Edmonds Community College, Central Washington University, Associated Students of Edmonds Community College</p><p>Contact Name: Ronee Zurdo Burchinal ronee.<a href=" "></a> 425.640.1280</p><p>Contact Name:&nbsp; Merridy Rennick <a href=""></a> 425.640.1574 x3878</p></br></a href=" "></a href="">CWU Spring Career Fair, 24 Mar 2015 08:21:22<p>Want to go to the CWU Spring Career Fair but don't want to drive to Ellensburg? Westside Student Life and Lynnwood Career Services are organizing a Van to attend the April 9th Career Fair.&nbsp; You can attend the Career Fair, shop at the Wildcat Store, tour the campus, get your LinkedIn professional photo, etc.</p><p>Spring Career Fair recruitment is for upcoming graduates and for students seeking job, internship, graduate school and summer employment opportunities. Companies and agencies will recruit for all academic disciplines.</p><p>Details:</p><p>Leaves CWU Lynnwood at 8:45 am returns by 5 pm. Tickets are $5. Purchase online at <a href=";e=2cf6572b6b2449a31ec40d2d437fe0bb">Wildcat ticketing</a> by April 2nd.&nbsp;</p><p>Over <a href="">60 organizations</a> are registered!&nbsp; See what positions they are recruiting for!</p><p>Questions:</p><p>Contact Merridy Rennick <a href="">Career Services</a></p>November Is the Month of Giving, 05 Nov 2014 14:26:26<p><img alt="" src="/everett/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;">Dear Campus Community,</p><p>November is the month of giving.</p><p>I hope you will join me in celebrating and participating in the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD). This statewide project leverages millions for local communities. Our contributions to CFD can support the work we hold most important anywhere in the state.</p><p>Both active and retired Washington State public employees may participate in this program, the fourth largest public employee giving program in the nation. About 5,000 individuals pledge more than $5 million each year, benefitting more than 3,800 local, national and global charities. Those are big numbers and CWU's participation can make them even bigger.</p><p>Making a donation is easy. Simply follow this link; Just choose from the list of participating organizations and pledge your 2014 CFD contribution. If you prefer, fill out a contribution form and take it to the CWU Department of Human Resources in Bouillon Hall. CFD makes giving easy by allowing monthly, recurring and limited-time contributions. You can even write a personal check or authorize payroll deductions through the CWU payroll system. You decide what works best for you.</p><p>Some CWU employees are already giving their time to this effort. Special thanks go to the CWU Giving Committee:</p><p>Michelle Adams &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Stephanie Harris&nbsp;&nbsp; Leona Lindvig<br>Joseph Bryant &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Linda Huber &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Melody Madlem<br>Edna Comedy (Chairperson) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Drue Larson &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Charity McCright<br>Sarah Feeney&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Claire Layman &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tracy Plouse<br>Lindsey Ulrich</p><p>Remember:&nbsp; The amount you give isn’t what’s important. Every dollar helps support important community services. Help CWU reach 100-percent participation in CFD this year. With your help, we can do it!</p><p><img alt="" src="/everett/sites/" style="width: 138px; height: 61px;"><br>James L. Gaudino<br>President</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Business Fashion Workshop, 29 Oct 2014 15:49:17<p><strong>Business Fashion Workshop - Dress for Success!</strong></p><p><strong>When: Wednesday, November 5, 3:30 - 5:30 pm</strong></p><p><strong>Where: CWU-Lynnwood, Snoqualmie 213</strong></p><p>This workshop provides</p><p>Tips and strategies on dressing for an interview</p><p>The importance of a first impression</p><p>Proper body language for an interview</p><p>How to dress for an interview</p><p>How to select an appropriate interview outfit</p><p>Participants will receive a $25 clothing gift certificate from Goodwill at the end of the class.</p><p><strong>Presenter:</strong> Brian Nichols, employment Specialist, Shoreline Goodwill</p><p>Please RSVP to:</p><p>Merridy Rennick</p><p>Career Counselor</p><p>CWU-Lynnwood, Snoqualmie 302W</p><p></p><p>425-640-1574 ext. 3878</p>Book Buyback, 28 Oct 2014 12:12:12<p>Buying and Selling Used Textbooks Saves Trees!</p><p>CWU-Lynnwood</p><p>Visit Snoquamie Hall in the Main Floor Foyer for Buyback Wednesday and Thursday, December 10th and 11th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.</p>Everett Fall 2014 Classes and Rooms, 23 Sep 2014 14:00:26<p>The following classes will be taught at Everett in the Gray Wolf building.</p><p>IDS 289 Room 157 on Friday, September 26, 2014</p><p>IDS 489 Room 157 on Friday, September 26, 2014</p><p>ANTH 341 Room 370 on Mondays &amp; Wednesdays from 3:20 - 5:30 pm</p><p>SOC 305 Room 370 on Tuesdays from 3:20 - 5:30 pm</p><p>PSY 452 Room 157 on Tuesdays &amp; Thursdays from 5:40 - 7:50 pm</p><p>ADMG 372 Room 370 on Thursdays from 5:40 - 7:50 pm</p>No Graduation Planning Workshop at this time, 27 Mar 2014 12:25:30<p>Students wanting help planning for graduation, please make an appointment with your advisor or call to make an appointment with Shery Crater at 425-640-1574.</p>