CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/newsen-usSOURCE Showcases CWU Scholarship and Creative Expressionhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2618Wed, 14 May 2014 07:50:51<p><img alt="" src="/masters/sites/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/images/SOURCE.jpg" 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 https://www.cwu.edu/source/sites/cts.cwu.edu.source/files/documents/2014_SOURCE_Program-Web.pdf</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 http://www.cwu.edu/source/</p><p>Student Travis Rossignol designed the cover art for SOURCE 2014.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>Archer Named Interim Dean of CWU Graduate Studies and Researchhttp://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2603Wed, 15 May 2013 15:50:07<p><img alt="" src="/masters/sites/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/Dr%20Archer-GSR-web.jpg" 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, loweryr@cwu.edu</span></p>