CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/newsen-usCWU’s SOURCE Celebrates 20th Anniversaryhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2647Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:16:48<p>Washington State’s longest running event of its kind reaches a significant milestone this year. The 20th Symposium Of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) takes place at Central Washington University on Thursday, May 21.</p><p>The emerald-anniversary event will feature free, public oral, poster, and performance presentations, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Student Union and Recreation Center on the Ellensburg campus. For 2015, SOURCE will feature more than 350 presentations from 34 different academic departments.<br><br>“The continued growth of student interest and participation in SOURCE has been remarkable and gratifying,” says Kara Gabriel, SOURCE director and CWU psychology professor. “That’s also a testimony to the university faculty and staff, who have embraced SOURCE and helped it to become one of the state’s premier event.”</p><p>Originally known as the Undergraduate Research Symposium, the first conference featured 23 presentations in 1996. Two years later, it was renamed the “Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression,” to emphasize the broad nature of undergraduate scholarship at Central. Then, in 2002, a companion event for graduate students and faculty, the Conference on Graduate Student and Faculty Scholarship, was initiated.&nbsp;</p><p>Ten years ago, the two events merged as a way to foster overall awareness of and appreciation for CWU scholarship, regardless of discipline or academic level. SOURCE provides an opportunity for university undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, or employees who engage in scholarly activity to share the results of their work. This year, area elementary, middle, high school and Running Start students will also participate.</p><p>“Being able to offer chances for high-level scholarship beyond Central students alone is another way that SOURCE is unique from other research symposia,” Gabriel points out. “It’s proven to be beneficial to our faculty, fun for the staff, and an excellent learning experience for non-college students. We hope that some of them will enroll at Central and continue their research or creative endeavors here, and continue to be part of SOURCE.”</p><p>In addition, the annual CWU Student Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the CWU College of Business’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with the continued financial support of the Herbert B. Jones Foundation, will be held in conjunction with SOURCE. As in the past, oral presentations will be made by the finalists. A total of $10,000 in award money will be presented to the plans judged to be the top three overall.</p><p>A companion symposium at CWU-Des Moines, on the Highline Community College campus, will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.</p><p>“Having a second SOURCE in western Washington ensures that students at our campuses there also have opportunities to present and have their research judged without having to come to Ellensburg,” Gabriel acknowledges. “This type of competitive evaluation really helps them in their scholarly work, and we’re happy to be able to provide that opportunity to them.”</p><p>The campus SOURCE awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 27, at noon, in the SURC Pit. Outstanding student presentations will be honored at that event, along with those receiving “Faculty Mentor” awards for their significant contributions to CWU research.</p><p>A SOURCE 2015 Awards Ceremony and Celebration is also planned for Seattle, in Fisher Pavilion, on Wednesday, June 3. This year’s SOURCE award winners, along with those from past events, are invited to participate in that ceremony.</p><p>“The last couple of years, we held our celebration at the Experience Music Project at the Seattle Center,” Gabriel says. “But, because of its popularity and the attendance at the event, we quickly outgrew that space and had to move to a bigger venue. It’s a nice problem to have!”</p><p>Based on the success and continued growth of the symposium overall, SOURCE will also expand, becoming a two-day event on the Ellensburg campus starting next year.</p><p><strong style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Media contact:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Robert Lowery, director of Content Development, Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="mailto:loweryr@cwu.edu" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(170, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">loweryr@cwu.edu</a><br style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">April 29, 2015</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></strong style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"></span class="Apple-converted-space"></span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; 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line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"></span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.9999990463257px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18.6666660308838px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Nominations Solicited for Distinguished Thesis Awardhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2646Wed, 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/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/documents/Distinguised%20Thesis%20Nominations%202015.pdf">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="mailto:dawn@cwu.edu?subject=Thesis%20Award%20inquiry"> dawn@cwu.edu</a></p></br></a href="mailto:dawn@cwu.edu?subject=Thesis%20Award%20inquiry">International Graduate Student Partial Tuition Waivershttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2645Mon, 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="https://www.cwu.edu/international-programs/tuition-waiver">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!http://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2644Wed, 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="mailto:llotspeich@cwu.edu."> llotspeich@cwu.edu</a></p></a href="mailto:llotspeich@cwu.edu.">Faculty Research Award Applications Due March 6http://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2643Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:14:39<p><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/masters/summer-faculty-research-appointment-and-graduate-program-development-award">Summer Faculty Research Appointment </a>and Graduate Program Development Award and <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/masters/faculty-research-and-creative-activities-award">Faculty Research and Creative Activities </a>Award Deadlines are MARCH 6</p>Time to start thinking about SOURCEhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2642Tue, 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="http://www.cwu.edu/source/"> http://www.cwu.edu/source/</a></p>Deadline March 1 - Nonresident Tuition Waiver Fellowshipshttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2637Wed, 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">(http://www.cwu.edu/masters/forms-and-documents</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 Researchhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2622Fri, 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 luptonn@cwu.edu.</p>Graduate Studies a Critical Factor of CWU Successhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2621Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:39:50<p>Provost Levine highlighted Graduate Studies task force report in her weekly column <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/provost/sites/cts.cwu.edu.provost/files/documents/AHOI%2010-6-14.pdf">"At The Heart of It"</a>. &nbsp;In her column she states, "<span style="line-height: 1.4;">Graduate studies and active research, in fact, are what make CWU a true university rather than simply a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">college. Particularly in this time of increasing competition for quality students and faculty, from even c</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">ommunity colleges now offering their own four year degrees, the very presence of graduate studies and a</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">ctive faculty research is what gives </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> a competitive edge. It is also an important marker of the most&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">up- to-date higher education teaching and research capacity that is most attractive to the best and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">brightest student and faculty applicants. In short, graduate studies and research is the competitive&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">difference that makes a difference for </span>CWU.</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Degrees granted for the Central Washington University Class of 2014 included 237 Master’s Degreeshttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2620Wed, 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/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/CWU_Masters_2014.jpg" 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>http://www.cwu.edu/commencement/commencement-2014-0</p></br></br>