CWUNews FeedNews Feed Leslie Lotspeich!, 18 Mar 2015 10:52:37<p>Julie Guggino, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, has announced that her new assistant, Leslie Lotspeich began her position as Grant and Contract Specialist on March 16.&nbsp; Leslie will be working closely with Julie to help faculty and staff identify new funding opportunities. Leslie was most recently employed by the RGI Corporation in Sunnyside where she worked on grant writing teams researching and analyzing data and developing grant proposals. Please stop by Barge 214 to say hi to Leslie! She can be reached at 509-963-3111 or<a href=""></a></p></a href="">Faculty Research Award Applications Due March 6, 12 Feb 2015 10:14:39<p><a href="">Summer Faculty Research Appointment </a>and Graduate Program Development Award and <a href="">Faculty Research and Creative Activities </a>Award Deadlines are MARCH 6</p>Time to start thinking about SOURCE, 20 Jan 2015 15:04:49<p>SOURCE is a university-wide forum that showcases all disciplines of research, scholarship, and creative activities by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff at Central Washington University. For more information check out the website<a href=""></a></p>Deadline March 1 - Nonresident Tuition Waiver Fellowships, 07 Jan 2015 13:06:22<p>CWU graduate fellowships are open to WA State nonresidents and are awarded to exceptional graduate&nbsp;students who show promise in scholarship, academics, leadership, or meritorious service. Fellowships are also&nbsp;available for students with diversity experiences who contribute significantly to the quality of CWU's graduate<br>programs. The fellowships include a 50% nonresident tuition waiver for the 9-month academic term. There is no&nbsp;stipend provided. Fellowships are only awarded to full-time students who have been admitted into a CWU graduate program. Preference is given to newly admitted candidates; however, fellowships may be renewable&nbsp;for an additional year at the level and type originally funded.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>To be considered for a university fellowship, applicants must be recommended by the degree program’s&nbsp;coordinator. A recommendation form is posted on the GSR webpage <a href="/masters/node/2453">(</a>). Please contact your coordinator&nbsp;to express your interest to be nominated. Students from all colleges may apply. Applications will reviewed on March 1st&nbsp;2015 (and subsequently as funds are available)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br>Natalie Lupton New Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, 17 Oct 2014 09:59:21<p>We are pleased to announce that Dr. Natalie Lupton is the new Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Dr. Lupton&nbsp;holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Nebraska and remains part of the faculty in the Information Technology and Administrative Management department as an Associate Professor. &nbsp;You can reach her at</p>Graduate Studies Framing Report 2014, 08 Oct 2014 11:39:50<p>Provost Levine highlighted Graduate Studies task force report in her weekly column <a href="">"At The Heart of It"</a>. "Graduate Studies has finally emerged into a clearer light on campus". <a href="/masters/sites/">Click here</a> for the full report , "Framing the Issues for Graduate Studies at CWU".</p>Degrees granted for the Central Washington University Class of 2014 included 237 Master’s Degrees, 16 Jul 2014 12:23:23<p>On June 16, 2014 at the Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, and on June 17 in Kent for the Westside Campuses, students from the class of 2014 included 237 graduates who earned their Master’s Degrees.</p><p><img alt="CWU Diplomas" src="/masters/sites/" style="width: 255px; height: 318px; float: left; margin: 5px;">Degrees were granted from the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Science, Business and Education and Professional Studies. The staff of the School of Graduate Studies and Research would like to congratulate all the students for their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their futures.<br>To learn more about the ceremonies, activities and CWU Commencement history, check out this site:<br></p></br></br>SOURCE Showcases CWU Scholarship and Creative Expression, 14 May 2014 07:50:51<p><img alt="" src="/masters/sites/" style="width: 251px; height: 320px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;"></p><p>The Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) celebrates its 19th year dedicated to student scholarship at Central Washington University. On the Ellensburg campus, SOURCE will be held from 8:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 15 in the Student Union Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.</p><p>The symposium provides students, faculty and staff from all departments and units with a platform to present their individual or collaborative scholarly work, while providing a forum for sharing and celebrating that scholarship with the university and broader community.</p><p>“SOURCE just gets better every year,” said organizer Kara Gabriel, CWU professor, psychology. “The students keep raising the bar on the quality of their presentations.”</p><p>SOURCE 2014 celebrates 361 presentations with 604 listed authors and co-authors. All presentations are mentored by faculty or staff at CWU. This year, mentors are also from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Yakima Valley Community College, and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences as well as Ellensburg High School, Selah Junior High School, Walter Strom Middle School, Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland, and Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City."</p><p>This year’s symposium features many distinct types of presentations, including 138 oral presentations, 3 panel presentations, 22 creative expression performances or presentations, 143 poster presentations with 9 more at satellite campuses, 27 constructed objects, and 13 creative works, including a fashion show with eight designs. Information about the presentations may be found in the SOURCE handbook, online at</p><p>Students from CWU’s Puget Sound area centers are also participating. SOURCE-Des Moines will be held on Tuesday, May 13, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Higher Education Center, Bldg 29. SOURCE-Lynnwood will be held on Wednesday, May 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Snoqualmie Hall.</p><p>For more information about SOURCE, go to</p><p>Student Travis Rossignol designed the cover art for SOURCE 2014.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>Archer Named Interim Dean of CWU Graduate Studies and Research, 15 May 2013 15:50:07<p><img alt="" src="/masters/sites/" style="line-height: 1.4; width: 466px; height: 228px;"></p><p>Central Washington University Geography Department Chair Kevin Archer has been appointed interim dean of the university’s School of Graduate Studies and Research. He began his new role on May 1.</p><p>“I think my role as interim is to be sort of like an outside consultant to get a sense of where we want to go in graduate studies,” Archer says. “Particularly as we move to [more private funding] of the university, we have to be more strategic in how we organize and promote graduate studies, and how we fund graduate assistants.”&nbsp;</p><p>Archer is establishing a task force to develop recommendations pertaining to the future of Graduate Studies and Research at CWU that, when completed, will be presented to Provost Marilyn Levine.</p><p>“I like to listen to people before I make decisions as to where we want to go in the future and make sure everyone has a voice and a chance to give input,” Archer added, “That’s important particularly for this interim role, where I’m trying to figure out what CWU faculty want from a Graduate Studies and Research Office, and how they see graduate studies at the institution.”&nbsp;</p><p>Archer received his bachelor of arts, in economics, and master of arts, in geography, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his PhD in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.&nbsp;</p><p>A Seattle native, Archer joined CWU last September. Previously, he was chair of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning at the University of South Florida, where he started a PhD program.&nbsp;</p><p>“I’ve always been interested and passionate about graduate education because it’s graduate education that makes us a ‘university,’” Archer says. “I’ve always been a promoter of that [graduate studies].</p><p>While serving as dean, Archer will also continue his research into urban and regional development and policy, and the human relationship to the natural environment. He is also teaching one class during spring quarter.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Last fall, his textbook </span><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The City: The Basics</em><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> was published. It is a study of cities and city life.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.4;">Media contact:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Robert Lowery, </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,</span></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></em style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></strong style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">