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Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities News page. Read about the many achievements of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Submit your own good news if you are a current or former college member.
Submitted: 02-14-2007     Name:Justin SandersHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Justin Sanders will be presenting a paper entitled "Forgetful Metaphysics," on Levinas and Heidegger, at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Portland, Oregon, in April.
Submitted: 02-12-2007     Name:KathyMae DickinsonHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:KathyMae Dickinson, a double major in Philosophy and Physics, will present a paper on mind-body dualism at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in April 2007 in Portland, Oregon.
Submitted: 01-19-2007     Name:Steven AldousHometown: Department: Art
News:February 2nd through March 1st, Ellensburg WineWorks presents Steven Aldous's Photographic pieces. Steven is a Photography student st CWU. Please attend the February 2nd Artist Reception 4:00 - 7:30 PM, with live music by Mike Edmondson, on 606 N Main St in Ellensburg. For more information please call Ellensburg WineWorks 509.962.8463. Congratulations Steven.
Submitted: 12-21-2006     Name:Mark BabbittHometown: Department: Music
News:On Novemebr 2, 2006 the CWU Trombone Choir (made up of 20 undergraduate students from the music department) performed at the Seasons in Yakima for the Yakima Music Club. The trombone is directed by assistant professor of trombone, Dr. Mark Babbitt.
Submitted: 12-07-2006     Name:Joanna Thomas & Monnika LemmonHometown: Department: Art
News:Monnika Lemmon & Joanna Thomas participated in the 51st Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition, November 5 - December 9, 2006 at the Larson Gallery in Yakima.
Submitted: 11-21-2006     Name:Stephen John EllisHometown: Department: Art
News:Farrell Merit Scholarship recipient, Stephen John Ellis will be showing his work titled "Loss of Innocence" in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. Opening reception will be on Friday December 1, from 5pm-7pm. The exhibition will be open from Dec. 1-10,2006. The gallery is open weekdays from 10am-3pm and weekends from 1pm-4pm.
Submitted: 10-31-2006     Name:Naomi GrayHometown: Department: Art
News:Painting student and advanced hang glider Naomi Gray has an article and accompanying personal painting published in two issues of Hang Gliding Paragliding, August 2006 and September 2006. Congratulations Naomi!
Submitted: 06-03-2006     Name:Alison PowellHometown: Department: English
News:Alison Powell has been admitted to the M.A.in Literature program at CWU with an appointment as a Teaching Assistant.
Submitted: 06-03-2006     Name:Greg HinzeHometown: Department: History
News:Greg Hinze, a double major in History and Geography, has been awarded a $1000 Alumni Association scholarship as well as a $1500 YVCC Foundation scholarship.
Submitted: 05-30-2006     Name:Edward RobeHometown: Department: History
News:Edward Robe, a History: Teaching Broad Area Major, has been selected by the Alumni Association Board of Director's Scholarship Committee to receive a Olive Irelan Scholarship. The amount of this award will be $1,000. As a part of receiving this award, Edward must be registered as a CWU student for Fall Quarter, 2006. He will be a guest at the Homecoming Banquet on November 3, 2006, at which time the presentation of his plaque will occur.
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Submitted: 09-08-2010     Name:Alex emmonsHometown: Department: Art
News:Alex Emmons was awarded a Puffin Foundation Ltd. Artist Grant for her project, The Farm series, in Spring 2010.
Submitted: 09-08-2010     Name:Alex EmmonsHometown: Department: Art
News:Alex Emmons' curated exhibition Repercussions: Time & Tides opens at SOIL gallery in Seattle, WA on October 6th and continues to October 31st. Alex will give a curatorial talk on Saturday, October 9th @ 2 PM. Including 14 artists, this traveling, curated exhibition presents how this select group of artists conceptually investigate notions of place and time within the medias of video, print, painting, sculpture, and photography. For the month of November, this show will be on display at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery on CWU Main campus. For additional information, please see the following link: http://soilart.org/index.html.
Submitted: 07-13-2010     Name:Vijay SinghHometown: Department: Music
News:Professor Vijay Singh, Music, has been nominated by the Washington chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) as "Washington's Outstanding Choral Director"; the new award, which will continue annually, was established to recognize top contributors to choral music in the state of Washington based on their continued record of excellence, high artistic standards, conducting, success of performance ensembles, and other contributions to the choral art and music education.
Submitted: 05-18-2010     Name:Bret SmithHometown: Department: Music
News:Bret Smith served as orchestra director, co-producer, and music arranger for Synergia Northwest 2010, a benefit concert at the Temple Theater in Tacoma May 15, 2010. The concert brought together prominent Northwest rock, contemporary, classical, and Native musicians to raise funds and awareness for youth music education. A highlight of the evening was the reunion after 30 years of the founding members of Heart, a Northwest band, as well as sets by Tracy Bonham, Geoffrey Castle, and Alan White of Yes. The orchestra was conducted by CWU's Dr. Nikolas Caoile; faculty Timothy Betts, Heather Netz, Curtis Peacock, student Lyndi Suydam, and alums David Drassal, Jeffrey Chapman, Bryce Van Parys, Chandra Rampersad, David Blink, and Steve O'Connell performed in the orchestra.
Submitted: 04-06-2010     Name:Dr. Nadine PedersonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Dr. Pederson presented an invited lecture in Venice, Italy, in March 2010, at "Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: A Conference in Honour of Professor Ronnie Mulryne." She will be presenting another invited lecture--on the subject of post-doctoral fellowship funding--in April 2010 at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.
Submitted: 03-09-2010     Name:Karen BlairHometown: Department: History
News:Dr. Karen Blair, History Department Chair, received an award at the Women's Achievement Celebration from the campus Empowerment Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, for her academic career devoted to the study and teaching of women's history and women's issues.
Submitted: 03-01-2010     Name:Bret SmithHometown: Department: Music
News:Bret Smith, Associate Professor of Music, presented 4 invited sessions at the Maryland Music Educators Association state conference in Baltimore February 26-27, 2010. The presentations covered beginning and intermediate issues in string teaching, differentiating instruction in the string class, and current research on motivation in music teaching and learning.
Submitted: 01-21-2010     Name:Bret SmithHometown: Department: Music
News:Bret Smith recently completed a study, co-authored with Dr. Michael Alexander of Baylor University, on the status of strings and orchestra programs in the United States schools. The technical report has been submitted to the Journal of Research in Music Education, and with the support of the National String Project Consortium and NAMM a White Paper based on the study will be released at the 2010 national conference of the American String Teachers Association in Santa Clara, CA this February. This project was funded in part by a SEED grant from CWU's Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
Submitted: 01-09-2010     Name:Hometown: Department: English
News:An expanded version of Sura Rath's essay, "Carnivalized Public Corruption: Old Feudalism and New Democracy in All the King's men, Wise Blood, and Raag Darbari," first presented at the Forum International Conference in Varanasi (India) in Decmber 2008, has appeared in Comparative American Studies (vol. 8, no. 1) published in London. Rath presented his paper,“A ‘Mortal Thought’ for a New Global Race: Classless, Casteless, Genderless,” at the Forum International Confernece in Trivandrum (India) in December 2009. He is a founding member of this conference designed to bring together scholars from all over the world. The conference started in 1998 and has successfully run every year. College of Arts and Humanities is a co-sponsor of the Journal of Contemporary Thought published by the Forum group. Rath is one of the editors, and Professor Liahna Armstrong serves on its editorial board.
Submitted: 01-09-2010     Name:Hometown: Department: English
News:Professor Sura Rath directed an international conference, "Abraham Lincoln Without Borders," December 18-20, at the Indian Institute of Technology--Madras in Chennai, India, as part of the celebrations of Lincoln bicentennial organized by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of the US Congress. The conference was the only one organized for all of Asia. Twentyfive scholars presented papers. CWU was well represented at the conference. Rath presented a co-authored paper, "Abraham Lincoln's Legacy in Asia." Ms. Christine Henderson, a CWU alumna of the College of Arts and Humanities and currently a Bailiff in Seattle, participated in the conference and chaired a session on the impact of Lincoln on the framing of India's constituion. Mr. Ry Downey, a CWU English Education major, attended the conference as part of his Independent Study project with Rath.
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Submitted: 11-12-2008     Name:Chris MayerHometown: Department: Art
News:Rodeo City Graphics is the 'Partnership in Excellence (PIE)' Award winner for Summer 08 internships through Career Services for their support and mentoring. William Folkestad advised this student; he is applauded for his great encouragement and assistance to Chris as he pursued his Graphic Design internship this last summer. Congratulations Chris on your terrific internship experience.
Submitted: 07-29-2008     Name:Amanda RubeckHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Has recently completed a successful costume/makeup internship with Seattle Rep and has now been hired at the Seattle Opera as a makeup artist for the upcoming production of "Aida."
Submitted: 06-30-2008     Name:Emily RollieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Emily Rollie will be attending the University of Missouri in Columbia to begin work on her PhD in theatre studies.
Submitted: 05-17-2008     Name:Emily RollieHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Former graduate teaching assistant and MA alum, Emily Rollie has been accepted to University of Missouri - Columbia's PhD program in theatre studies, beginning in August 2008.
Submitted: 04-29-2008     Name:Renee Adams Hometown: Department: Art
News:Renee Adams and many others are showing their artwork at the Punch Gallery in Seattle. The exhibition is titled "Homegrown." It will be showing from May 1-June 1 with the opening reception on May 1 at 5p.m. For more information visit www.punchgallery.org
Submitted: 04-25-2008     Name:Naomi GrayHometown: Department: Art
News:First Friday Art Walk May 2nd, at Amazing Frames on 4th and Water St, will be Naomi's first solo show, please take an opportunity to visit this venue!
Submitted: 04-15-2008     Name:Holly O'HaraHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:has been offered and accepted a graduate assistantship at the University of Florida in scenic design. Her offer includes a full tuition waiver. At CWU her scenic work was seen most recently in the 2007 Youth Theatre Tour production of "Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede."
Submitted: 04-15-2008     Name:Autumn Browne Hometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:is appearing in "Steel Magnolias," as M'Lynn Eatenton (the role played by Sally Field in the motion picture) at the Huntington Beach Playhouse, April 4-20. Browne received her MA in Theatre Production at CWU.
Submitted: 04-14-2008     Name:Christopher ComteHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Christopher was recently appointed to the position of Facilities Manager for Annex Theatre, Seattle's longest-operating "fringe theatre" company, now completing its 21st season of production. In addition, Mr. Comte has recently completed his fifth season as Site Coordinator for the Kevin Hadley Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for Performing Artists, and later this summer will celebrate his third anniversary as Membership Director for the Seattle Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the national union for professional broadcasters, recording artists, and television, radio, and new media performers.
Submitted: 04-10-2008     Name:Jillian VashroHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:has accepted an education internship with Seattle Children's Theatre, which she will begin in June 2008. Jillian says, "I wanted to thank you all again for all the support, encouragement and experience you've given me over the past few years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
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