CWUNews FeedNews Feed Joseph Stoltman and Dr. Gillian Stoltman Endowment, 17 Jan 2014 17:48:17<p>Dr. Joseph Stoltman and Dr. Gillian Stoltman have given the university $100,000 to establish a new endowment which will fund scholarships for students in Geography, Resource Management, and potentially other programs on campus, too. Joseph is a 1962 graduate of our department and a longtime professor in the Department of Geography at Western Michigan University, where he is now a University Distinguished Scholar. Gillian has a Ph.D. in Virology from University College London. In explaining their remarkable gift to CWU, Joseph noted the great significance that former geography professors (then at Central Washington State College) including Robert Funderburk, Martin Kaatz, and Otto Jakubek had in fostering a love for exploration and in helping to launch him on his career. We are deeply grateful to the Stoltmans and to the other alumni and emeritus faculty whose generosity makes a degree at Central possible for some of our best current and future students.</p>Bachelor of Science in Geography Approved, 17 Jan 2014 17:46:35<p>On January 8, the CWU Faculty Senate unanimously approved the creation of a new Bachelor of Science in Geography, with specialization in Environmental &amp; Resource Geography and Geographic Information Science. The new degree and specializations still have a couple of hurdles to cross, including Board of Trustees approval on February 7, but we expect those final steps to go smoothly and to begin admitting students to the new degree in Fall 2014. If approved, these changes will make CWU the only institution in the state to offer a BS. We believe that our new degree and specializations will appeal to students who want a more rigorous science-oriented geography curriculum and will help our graduates move into fast growing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We will retain the BA degree for those students whose academic and career interests are satisfied by our existing degree.</p>Central Washington Historical Aerial Photograph Project, 09 Aug 2013 10:27:33<p>The Geography Department's digital collection of historical aerial photographs is available online. <a href="/geography/node/2587">Visit the site.</a></p>