CWUNews FeedNews Feed Graduate Student Alumnus will be new Head Rugby Coach, 27 Jul 2016 11:36:23<p>Todd Thornley, a Blenheim, New Zealand native, who recently earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science has been chosen as the Wildcat's new men's rugby coach. To read full story <a href="">click here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Graduate Dean's Award Recipient Announced, 10 May 2016 16:13:34<p>Master’s student Gina DeNoble has been selected to receive the School of Graduate Studies and Research Dean’s Award for individuals who have contributed or have made a difference to the university. This award is sponsored by the<a href=""> Center for Leadership and Community Engagement </a>and Gina will be honored during the Evening of Recognition event on May 25, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the Student Union Ballroom. Evening of Recognition, an event coordinated by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, is now in its 19th year.</p><p>Dean Archer stated that Gina has shown exceptional work in both her academic pursuits as well as service to the graduate student community. Since she started her graduate level academic career as an Experimental Psychology Major in fall 2014, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA. She has shown dedication, initiative and exemplary work ethic as the founder and president of the new <a href="/masters/node/2609">Graduate Student Association (GSA)&nbsp;</a> and was instrumental in the GSA obtaining club status. She has inspired other current and prospective graduate students to become part of the CWU community to not only address concerns of graduate students, but to offer professional development and informal peer relationship activities. The Grad School wishes Gina great success in her future pursuits.</p>Graduate thesis collaboration a great success, 29 Mar 2016 08:56:00<p>For graduate student Krista Connelly, March 16 marked the culmination of a year's worth of work when her master's thesis Life, After premiered in McConnell Auditorium.</p><p>Connelly, a music composition major, was thrilled to see it all come together. "It's been a long process, but very gratifying. I've learned so much."</p><p>Life, After is a dance requiem. The performance is a collaboration between music, dance, and theater. Connelly wrote the music over the summer, rehearsed and recorded during fall quarter, edited throughout December, and has since been working with Orchesis Dance Company and the theater department. For more information check out the promo here:</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Life, After</a></p>Grant Writing Workshop - January 23, 2016, 08 Dec 2015 09:20:58<p><a href="">Research and Sponsored Programs</a> is offering a grant writing seminar titled Getting Started Writing Successful Grant Proposals by Grant Writers' Seminars &amp; Workshops, LLC, on <strong>Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.</strong> (lunch included) at CWU's Wellington Event Center. Enrollment is limited, but priority will be given to CWU faculty who register by January 5, 2016.<br>The registration form and a workbook information sheet are attached. Please send your completed registration form to Leslie Lotspeich via email,<a href=""> </a><a href=""></a>. If you have questions, please email or call Leslie at 509-963-3111 or Julie Guggino at 509-963-2640, <a href=""></a>.<br>There is no cost for CWU faculty. The cost for non-faculty CWU employees is $100. The cost for non-CWU attendees is $260. Payment details are on the attached registration form.</p><p><a href="/masters/sites/" target="_blank">Grant Writing Seminar Registration Form</a><br><a href="/masters/sites/" target="_blank">Workbook</a></p></br></a href=""></a href=""></br></br>Graduate Student Association Calls for Members, 26 Oct 2015 10:58:53<p>The <a href="/masters/node/2609">CWU Graduate Student Association</a> (GSA) provides representation and the promotion of graduate students' interests. The GSA is currently in the process of drafting their constitution and will also be seeking official ASCWU <a href="">club status</a> this academic year. Because the GSA is in the initial/developmental phases, they are open to input. Please plan to attend the meetings this fall quarter:</p><ul><li>November 5 - SURC Room 202 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM</li><li>December 3 - SURC Room 271 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM<br>&nbsp;</li></ul><p>If you are interested in finding out more, please email Gina DeNoble, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Psychology: <a href=""></a></p></br></a href="">Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Students, 26 Oct 2015 09:28:16<p>Faculty and Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Award applications are now being accepted. <strong>Applications are due</strong> to the School of Graduate Studies and Research by 5:00 p.m. on <strong>November 23. </strong><br><br>The School of Graduate Studies and Research holds&nbsp; awards competitions each year, sponsoring fellowships to help both faculty and graduate students with their research or creative activities.&nbsp;<strong> </strong></p><p><strong><strong>For details and application materials check our website;<br><a href="/masters/node/2623">Faculty Awards</a> and <a href="/masters/node/2546">Student Awards</a>.</strong></strong></p></br></br></br>CWU 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>