CWUNewsNews Lori Sheeran named 2018 Distinguished Professor and awarded the UAAC’s Excellence in Advising Award, 26 May 2018 19:15:38<p>Primate Behavior program director and faculty member, Dr. Lori K. Sheeran, has recently been awarded Central Washington University's 2018 Distinguished Professor for Research/Artistic Accomplishment <em>and</em> the UAAC’s Excellence in Advising Award. Many of the Primate Behavior students would agree: Dr. Sheeran is more than deserving of these awards. Congratulations to Dr. Sheeran and thank you for your continued committment to your students!</p><p>To quote from <a href="/primate/">CWU annoucement:</a> "Since joining the faculty at CWU in 2003, Sheeran has published (as sole author or coauthor) 18 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and contributed papers. Her field work on Tibetan macaques has made her one of the world’s foremost experts on that species. Additionally, Sheeran has undertaken extensive field research in China, spending some 40 months over the past 27 years in that country. Her work has garnered international recognition for the quality and credibility of her research, resulting in her being named associate editor of a prestigious scholarly journal (<em>Scientific Reports</em>)."</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 600px;"></p>Jake Funkhouser named 2018 Graduate Scholar of the Year!, 26 May 2018 19:09:23<p>Congratulations to Primate Behavior graduate student Jake Funkhouser for recently being awarded as CWU's 2018 Graduate Scholar of the Year! Jake was nominated by his faculty adviser, Dr. Jessica Mayhew.</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 571px;"></p><p>Pictured: Dr. Lori Sheeran (Primate Behavior program director), Jake Funkhouser (Primate Behavior graduate students), and Dr. Jessica Mayhew (Jake's advisor and Primate Behavior faculty member)</p>Drs. Mayhew & Renteria-Valencia Nominated for SOURCE Mentor of the Year!, 26 May 2018 19:03:45<p>Congratulations to Drs. Jessica Mayhew and Rodrigo&nbsp;Renteria-Valencia for their nominations by students for the 2018 SOURCE mentor of the year award!&nbsp;</p>Multiple Primate Behavior Student Receive SOURCE Presentation Awards, 26 May 2018 19:01:57<p>Congratulations to the many Primate Behavior students (graduate and undergraduate) that recieved Outstanding Presentations awards at CWU's annual research and creative expression symposium (SOURCE)!&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Graduate students Kallie Dombrausky, Grace Coffman, E. Chadwick de Bree (advised by Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for their poster titled "Chimpanzees Modulate Signs in Requests!"</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 424px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Graduate student Blanca Bonce (advised by Dr. Jessica Mayhew) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for her poster titled "Preparing the Yucatan Black Howler Monkey For Its Return to the Wild: An Assessment of Wildtrack's Approach To Rehabilitation!"<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Undergraduate student Brianna Ramsey and fellow anthropology students&nbsp;(advised by Dr. Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for their poster titled "Local Sourcing!"</p><p>Congratulation to all of our students who presented and were awarded at SOURCE 2018!</p></br>Students & Faculty at CSNW's Hoot!, 26 May 2018 18:53:32<p>Every year <a href="/primate/">Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest</a> host a fundraising auction and gala they call Hoot! This year many Primate Behavior students volunteered to help run the event in various roles to ensure its success! HOOT 2018 provided funds for the direct care of the seven chimpanzees living at the sanctuary and for the Bring Them Home Campaign for Expansion.</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 599px;"></p><p>Pictured from left to right: Chad Debree, Kailie Dombrausky, Lisa Tweed, Amanda Osborne, Caroline Rowley, Sam Jones, Roxanne Sanders, and (kneeling) Dr. Sofi Blue. Not pictured includes: Jake Funkhouser, Carly Batist, and Ruth Linksy.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"></p>K. Wright and J. Funkhouser Article Published, 06 May 2018 09:01:22<p>Former Primate Behavior graduate student Kaitlin Wright (class of 2014) and current graduate student Jake Funkhouser, along with Primate Behavior faculty Jessica Mayhew, Lori Sheeran, Steve Wagner, and Lixing Sun are coauthors of an article just out in <em>Zoological Research</em> entitled "Playing it cool: Characterizing social play, bout termination, and candidate play signals of juvenile and infant Tibetan macaques." The full article is available at <a href=""></a>. Congratulations to all the co-authors!</p>Center for Great Apes President and Founder Patti Ragan to Visit CWU, 03 May 2018 16:22:06<p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;"></p>Roxanne Sanders Recognized at COTS Celebration of the Sciences, 03 May 2018 16:17:22<p>Congratulations to Roxanne Sanders, who is being recognized tonight (5/3/18) for her academic excellence (PBE and ANTH double majors, Captive Primate Care certificate), and her many years of service (&gt; 500 volunteer hours!) in educational outreach at the Woodland Park Zoo. Roxanne is the recipient of the zoo's Youth Conservation Leadership Award, through which she will complete an internship this coming summer at Chimps, Inc. In 2019, she plans to also complete a primate-focused field school. Roxanne is also an educational outreach officer for Primate Awareness Network.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/" width="230" height="409"></p></p style="text-align: center;">Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas' Visit CWU, 31 Mar 2018 16:26:00<p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" src="//" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="480" height="390" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p>A. Denice Article Published, 20 Mar 2018 16:58:45<p>Former Primate Behavior graduate student Anthony Denice (class of 2017) is one of four co-authors on an article just published in <em>Archives of Sexual Behavior</em> entitled "Homosexual behavior between male spider monkeys (<em>Ateles geoffroyi</em>)." See the full article at Congratulations, Anthony!</p>