CWUNews FeedNews Feed Graduate Student to Direct "Look Back in Anger", 18 Sep 2015 09:37:20<p>Joshua Kelly, a <a href="">CWU theatre arts master's degree candidate</a>, is directing Look Back in Anger for The Montana Repertory Theatre in Missoula, Montana.</p><p>"Osborne was famous for "liquid poetry," Kelly said, "and this script is the best example of his poetic vitriol there is."</p>Archer Chosen to Lead CWU’s School of Graduate Studies and Research, 17 Jul 2015 08:03:13<p><img alt="" src="/masters/sites/" style="width: 250px; height: 250px; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; float: left;">Kevin Archer, formerly professor and chair of Central Washington University’s Department of Geography has been named Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. As chair and professor of the Department of Geography, Archer also served as the interim dean of graduate studies for the past two years.</p><p>“Building on already impressive foundation, Kevin will be leading the SGSR to an even more dynamic stage,” said Marilyn Levine, CWU Provost. “I know we all are united in offering our sincere congratulations and good wishes as he and his team continue to advance graduate education at CWU.”</p><p>“I’ve always been passionate about graduate education particularly because that’s what makes us a research-oriented university, rather than merely an undergraduate teaching institution” said Archer.</p><p>After two years as interim dean, Archer has had time to assess the strengths and weaknesses of CWU’s current program. He desires to raise the profile of graduate education across the university and to develop new strategies to encourage students to pursue advanced studies at CWU.</p><p>“Central is a great place to earn an advanced degree, particularly given our very committed graduate teaching faculty” said Archer. “Our graduate programs are small, so students get one-on-one mentorship that isn’t available at larger schools. CWU is also extremely affordable compared to other institutions.”</p><p>Archer’s goals are to increase the visibility of signature programs, such as primate behavior and ecology, geological and biological sciences, resource management, psychology, music, information technology and administrative management, and others. He also wants to develop graduate certificate programs that address acquiring advanced skills or knowledge for career advancement for those who do not want, or simply cannot find the time or funds, to pursue a full master’s degree.</p><p>He also intends to increase funding for teaching and research assistantships, which would attract more students.&nbsp; In addition, Archer would like to see an expansion of online and multimodal master’s instruction and degree programs which would allow time- and place-bound students greater access to graduate education.</p><p>Finally, Archer intends to more fully engage the more than 10,000 master’s degree alumni, perhaps by developing a graduate alumni association and network and eventually a board of advisors to help develop future management plans for the School of Graduate Studies and Research.</p><p>“All the things that makes us a great school for undergraduates, makes us an even greater school for graduate students,” said Archer. “I want to work with our faculty and students to enhance our programs and make CWU a top choice for advanced education.”</p><p>Before Archer joined CWU in 2012, he was chair of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning at the University of South Florida, where he started a PhD program. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his PhD in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.&nbsp; He also received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue research at the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven in Belgium.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>Upcoming Events and Deadlines, 23 Jun 2015 09:24:05<p>Tuesday, September 22 - Convocation and New Graduate Student Orientation - Please plan to attend both events!&nbsp; <a href="/masters/node/2436">Click here</a> for the details and to view the full calendar.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p></br>New Graduate Student Orientation and Convocation is coming up on September 22, 14 May 2015 12:18:10<p>Save the date! On September 22 all new Graduate Students should plan to attend the <a href="">Convocation Ceremony</a> and New Graduate Student Orientation. Updates Coming Soon!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Nominations Solicited for Distinguished Thesis Award, 29 Apr 2015 10:43:14<p>The School of Graduate Studies and Research is now soliciting nominations for the Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award.</p><p>ELIGIBILITY:</p><p>To be eligible for this year’s award, the nominee must have earned a master’s or educational specialist degree Summer or Fall 2014, Winter 2015 or is a candidate for Spring 2015. <a href="/masters/sites/">Click here </a>for full information.<br>Departments are encouraged to submit nominations as soon as possible, and in any case, <strong>no later than May 27, 2015.</strong>&nbsp; If you need to verify that the thesis nomination meets the eligibility please contact Dawn Anderson in the Graduate Studies office at 963-3108 or by email:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p></br></a href="">International Graduate Student Partial Tuition Waivers, 06 Apr 2015 15:08:52<p>The Office of International Studies and Programs is offering partial tuition waivers for international graduate students based on GPA and TOEFL/IETLS scores.&nbsp; Please take a moment to review the <a href="">information provided on the OISP website</a> and&nbsp; submit any applications for such directly to the OISP office.</p><p>Note: these awards are for those students not having TA or RA appointments.</p>Welcome 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 7, 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 7</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>