CWUNews FeedNews Feed Thesis Winners, 23 Jun 2015 09:24:05<p>The School of Graduate Studies and Research wishes to congratulate the two <a href="">Dale and Mary Jo Comstock</a> Distinguished Thesis Award recipients of 2015.</p><p>Mr. Maxwell Wallace: MS, Chemistry.&nbsp; Committee chair: Dr. Anthony Diaz. Thesis title: Investigation of Host – To- Activator E – H Trapping Efficiency of YBO3:LN, YPO4:LN Using VUV Spectroscopy</p><p>Ms. Courtney Lear: MA, English; Literature. Committee chair: Dr. Toni Culjak. Thesis title: Dystopian Cinderellas: I Follow Him Into the Dark</p><p>Mr. Wallace’s and Ms. Lear’s theses will be submitted as CWU's nominations to the Western Association of Graduate Schools (<a href="">WAGS</a>) competition later this Summer. The 2014-2015 award consisted of a certificate of award, $1000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association.</p><p>Congratulations and best of luck to these outstanding students.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p></br>CWU's Observer showcases SOURCE's 20th Year Anniversary, 14 May 2015 12:18:10<p>The 20th Symposium Of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) takes place at Central Washington University on Thursday, May 21. &nbsp;The CWU Observer features the event and focuses on faculty-student mentoring.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Check out the full article <a href="">here</a>!</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;">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 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 a Critical Factor of CWU Success, 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>. &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;">