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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.
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Submitted: 03-09-2010     Name:Keri BannisterHometown: Department: History
News:Keri Bannister is the first winner of the History Department's $500.00 Study Abroad Scholarship for her spring break trip to Greece which is faculty lead by Dr. Pappas.
Submitted: 03-05-2010     Name:Ryan BohannonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:is currently serving an internship with Disney at the DisneyWorld theme park. After an extensive interview and audition process Ryan is working as an entertainer at the park. Among his duties are appearing daily in the parade. He has also moved through the audition process to the point that he is now qualified to participate in stage shows as well. His internship continues through August 2010.
Submitted: 03-05-2010     Name:Angela McDermottHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:is currently serving an internship with Disney at the DisneyWorld theme park. After an extensive interview and audition process Angela is working as an entertainer at the park. Among her duties are appearing daily in the parade. She has also moved through the audition process to the point that she is now qualified to participate in stage shows as well. Her internship continues through August 2010.
Submitted: 01-11-2010     Name:Amanda RubeckHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:While at CWU Amanda performed in many productions and also worked in the costume/makeup/hair department of theater. At the end of her senior year at CWU she was offered and accepted the position of costume shop intern at the Seattle Repertory Theater. While she was there she made a lot of connections in the industry and also fine tuned her skills in wigs/makeup. While at the Rep she was offered to work at the Seattle Opera as a makeup artist. She has worked 4 shows since then and LOVES it! Also while in Seattle she has done modeling for various companies and fashion shows. Her most proud booking was for Seattle Sound Transit. She also competed as Miss Queen Anne USA at the Miss Washington USA pageant. She plans on competing again in the Fall of 2010. Recently, Amanda was hired to assist with wigs in the production of Sleeping Beauty at the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Submitted: 12-08-2009     Name:Andrew ShanksHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:is one of only six student playwrights invited to present a play in the Ten Minute Play Festival at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region VII at the University of Nevada-Reno, Feb. 15-19, 2010. Shank’s play “Wolf at the Door” will be fully produced at the festival and Shanks will receive hosting as an invited artist. KCACTF Regional VII includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, Northern California and Northern Nevada. Two of the six plays at the regional festival will be selected as national semi-finalists and will enter into consideration as National Finalists. The National Finalists will be invited to the national festival in Washington, D.C. in April 2010.
Submitted: 11-24-2009     Name:Ben LundgrenHometown: Department: Music
News:Ben Lundgren, freshman, won first place in his division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional competition in Spokane, WA nov. 14. 2009. Ben, a baritone and cellist, studies voice with Professor Vijay Singh and sings in University Chorale and plays in the CWU Orchestra. Ben won a cash award and aspires to be a professional musician.
Submitted: 11-24-2009     Name:Sasha RawlinsonHometown: Department: Music
News:Sasha Rawlinson, sophomore, won first place in her division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional competition held in Spokane, WA Nov. 14, 2009. Sasha, a soprano vocalist, studies voice with Professor Vijay Singh and sings in the University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Vocal Jazz 1. She won a cash award and aspires to be a professional singer. Sasha is the daughter of CWU faculty member and IT professor (and local rock star) Dave Rawlinson.
Submitted: 10-08-2009     Name:Joseph and Ben SasnettHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Two current BFA-Musical Theatre candidates Joseph Sasnett and Ben Sasnett have been invited to perform in a Broadway musical revue touring through Europe in summer 2010.
Submitted: 05-13-2009     Name:Hal OttHometown: Department: Music
News:Four flute students of Hal Ott competed in the Northwest Musicfest in Spokane. Holly Sayer received the silver medal for her second place finish, and Emi Ogawa won the gold medal and will perform the Reinecke Flute Concerto with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, May 13 at the Fox Theater.
Submitted: 02-26-2009     Name:Nicolas GonzalesHometown: Department: Art
News:Nicolas was accepted into the 36th National Juried Photo Exhibition at the Larson Gallery in Yakima, WA. There were over 400 submissions and and the work was juried by Ellen Garvens, Associate Professor of Photography from University of Washington.
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
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FACULTY MEMBER
Submitted: September 15, 2011     Name:Phil BacklundHometown: Department: Communication
News:Phil Backlund was the lead author (with Betsy Back, Claire Procopio, Deirdre Johnston, and Howard Sypher) on a recent article published by the National Communication Association in the nation's leading communication education journal. The article, titled "NCA Program Review Standards: Background, Application, and Data" was published in the July edition of Communication Education.
Submitted: September 15, 2011     Name:Steve JacksonHometown: Department: Communication
News:Shrapnel Games will publish ten computer game books written by Steve Jackson. The first, Total Eclipse, will be published this fall, with three more to follow in the coming months. The four books total over a thousand pages. Shrapnel Games was founded in 1999 and has published a number of award-winning computer games in the past twelve years, and calls Professor Jackson’s work, “the best of the best. ” Professor Jackson’s work is at the cutting edge of convergent media and the computer game industry.
Submitted: September 13, 2011     Name:CésarHometown: Department: Communication
News:Dr. García published "American Psique, cosas que se suelen olvidar de los Estados Unidos," (American Psyche, Things People Tend to Forget about the United States), a book written for a foreign audience on defining characteristics of contemporary American society. The book was presented at the FNAC Madrid bookstore in June and has received significant press coverage in Spain. The publisher is Madrid-based Lo que no existe.
Submitted: September 3, 2011     Name:Dr. Raymond A. HallHometown: Ellensburg, WADepartment: College Office
News:Dr Raymond A. Hall in collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Barlow, Chair of Anthropology and Mr Nick Henderson, President of the Roslyn Museum has received the following matching grant. Partnership-in-Scholarship Grant Awarded for African American Migration to the Rosyln, Washington Coal Field Dr. Raymond Hall Anthropology and Museum Studies Department Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington Dear Dr. Hall: Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your project, African American Migration to the Rosyln, Washington Coal Field, was awarded a $5,000 Partnership-in-Scholarship grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was selected as one of four projects that have the potential to serve as a national model for the interpretation… Did my message to you get caught in a spam filter? Should I fax this to you? Max Max A. van Balgooy Director of Interpretation and Education, Historic Sites Department | Director, Interpreting African American Historic Places Project National Trust for Historic Preservation Phone (202) 588-6242 |
Submitted: September 3, 2011     Name:Dr. Raymond A. HallHometown: Ellensburg, WADepartment: Other
News:Dr Raymond A. Hall in collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Barlow, Chair of Anthropology and Mr Nick Henderson, President of the Roslyn Museum has received the following matching grant. Partnership-in-Scholarship Grant Awarded for African American Migration to the Rosyln, Washington Coal Field Dr. Raymond Hall Anthropology and Museum Studies Department Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington Dear Dr. Hall: Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your project, African American Migration to the Rosyln, Washington Coal Field, was awarded a $5,000 Partnership-in-Scholarship grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was selected as one of four projects that have the potential to serve as a national model for the interpretation… Did my message to you get caught in a spam filter? Should I fax this to you? Max Max A. van Balgooy Director of Interpretation and Education, Historic Sites Department | Director, Interpreting African American Historic Places Project National Trust for Historic Preservation Phone (202) 588-6242 |
Submitted: August 30, 2011     Name:CesarHometown: ELLENSBURGDepartment: Communication
News:In September 2011, Dr. Garcia published "Real Madrid Football Club: Applying a Relationship-Management Model to a Sport Organization in Spain" in the International Journal of Sport Communication.
Submitted: July 16, 2011     Name:Matthew AltmanHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:In May 2011, Dr. Altman presented a paper titled "Contractarianism and Moral Deliberation: The Return of Kant" at the Rational Choice Contractarianism 25 Years after _Morals by Agreement_ conference at York University in Toronto.
Submitted: July 16, 2011     Name:Matthew AltmanHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:In April 2011, Dr. Altman presented a paper titled "The Argument from Potential: Nonsense in the Abortion Debate" at the Association for Practical & Professional Ethics conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Submitted: July 16, 2011     Name:Matthew AltmanHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:In April 2011, Dr. Altman presented a paper titled "Animals, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Designing a Capstone Honors Course" at the Western Regional Honors Council conference in Park City, Utah.
Submitted: July 16, 2011     Name:Matthew AltmanHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:In November 2010, Dr. Altman published an article titled "The Social Construction of Intellectual Property" in the journal _Theoretical and Applied Ethics_.
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STAFF MEMBER
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ALUMNI
Submitted: June 28, 2011     Name:Mani (Nonomura) MukaiHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Another good news is that I started my own business about 2 years ago and now it started catching up. I do Apparel Private Label Manufacturing Services. Making garments. That is what I wanted to do. I really appreciate what you taught me at school and always looked after me when I was at school and at the Idaho for internship.
Submitted: May 31, 2011     Name:Holly O'HaraHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:This past summer Holly worked for Des Moines Metro Opera as Assistant Set Designer, Scenic Coordinator and Charge Artist. It was a great experience and she has fallen even more in love with opera. Most recently O'Hara accepted a position at Exclusive Events, Inc in St. Louis, MO. The company is an award winning year round events and production company that designs events from fashion shows, tv, galas, casinos, opera, theatre, weddings, and the list goes on and on. O'Hara holds the position of Resident Charge Artist/Assistant Set Designer and occasionally Set Designer. In addition, she does freelancing in a variety of areas such as graphic design, gobo design and Scenic Consultant/Charge Artist for such things as production at the American Youth Ballet. With the industry being highly competitive, she took several graphic design and web design classes to keep up in the industry. The company is currently paying for her to go to a few seminars at Cobalt Studios to keep up on the latest trends and continue her growth as a scenic artist. If you are interested in seeing some of her work, she in the processes of writing the code for my own website and currently use http://www.facebook.com/l/e79c62Qg4eZYpbD6iHaOLlqdMzQ/hollyohara.daportfolio.com. Her resume lists only a fraction of what events she does with Exclusive Events but still gives a good idea of just how busy she really is. Overall, it been quite the adventure since graduating from CWU and she is enjoying the variety of new challenges everyday.
Submitted: May 27, 2011     Name:Alli DoyleHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Alli Doyle graduated in June of 2010 with a degree in Theatre Arts. By september, she was interning as an Assistant Stage Manager at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) - a three stage equity company on Cape Cod. Doyle found herself working with the very people she had studied in school, including Broadway Producer Jed Bernstein, Broadway Stage Manager John Vivian, and, of course, Artistic Director Jeff Zinn. After several months of interning in various theatrical fields, Doyle was hired as the WHAT's Box Office Manager and Development Associate.
Submitted: April 25, 2011     Name:Alison RileyHometown: Department: English
News:Alison Riley has been admitted to the M.A. program at the U. of New Hampshire. Alison finished her B.A. in English Language and Literature, with honors, Spring 2010.
Submitted: April 20, 2011     Name:Zosha FalteisekHometown: Department: World Languages
News:Zosha Falteisek, a Spanish teaching major, with minors in Bilingual/TESL and Latino/Latin American Studies, was selected by the Cultural Ambassadors Program in Spain, which is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Cultural Ambassadors will spend an academic year in a school in Spain as a teaching assistant in English classes. Zosha is currently completing her MA in TESOL at CWU. Congratulations, Zosha!
Submitted: April 10, 2011     Name:Rachel NesvigHometown: TacomaDepartment: Music
News:Next month, violinist Rachel Nesvig will be teaching 1st-12th grade at the Mount Kenya Academy in Nyeri, Kenya.
Submitted: April 8, 2011     Name:Justin (Jesse) SandersHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Accepted to the MS program at Suffolk University in Ethics and Public Policy beginning in the fall of 2011.
Submitted: April 7, 2011     Name:Samantha ShieidsHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Shields has been accepted at both the University of Hawaii and University of Victoria for advanced study in costume design and technology pursuing an MFA. She has decided to follow her dream in Hawaii, and who could blame her!
Submitted: April 3, 2011     Name:Chris BruyaHometown: Department: Music
News:Thanks to an unprecedented partnership between Puget Sound Energy, CWU Music Staff, CWU Music alums, and the board of directors of Jazz In the Valley, a spring break recording session will soon yield a new CD benefiting the John Moawad Scholarship Fund for CWU music students. Under the direction of Director of Jazz Studies Chris Bruya, 20 CWU music alums formed the John Moawad All-Star Big Band, and recorded 13 piecess for the CD. All these musicians return to recreate the music live in concert for the CD release party Sunday July 31 at Jazz in the Valley.
Submitted: April 2, 2011     Name:Madison RengliHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Rengli has been working at the Village Theatre in Everett teaching classes at the KIDSTAGE since arriving in Seattle in 2009. Rengli focused her training in youth drama while at CWU, participating the annual Youth Theatre Tour production for Mama Tomcats Flying School. Village Theatre takes pride in nurturing tomorrow's audiences through its youth education programs, Pied Piper and KIDSTAGE, serving over 54,000 young people, families, and schools annually.
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