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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: 05-08-2006     Name:WilliamHometown: Department: History
News:William "Billy" Holly has been chosen to receive the Barto History Scholarship (full tuition). Billy is a junior, a History Major with a Religious Studies Minor and is an Ellensburg resident.
Submitted: 05-02-2006     Name:Greg HinzeHometown: Department: History
News:Greg Hinze, History and Geography major, has been awarded the Clareta Olmstead Smith History Scholarship and the George and Mary Ann Macinko Geography Scholarship.
Submitted: 04-28-2006     Name:Randy DouglasHometown: Department: Art
News:Randy Douglas, Graphic Design won the District award at the Student ADDY awards ("ADDY": American Advertising Federation) for a Bushnell Ad Campaign that he created. The AAF Student ADDY Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at your local level can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited U.S. educational institution. Student interns are eligible to enter.
Submitted: 04-28-2006     Name:Joel BrendenHometown: Department: Art
News:Joel Brenden, Painting 2005, has been accepted for graduate school in the fine art program at the University at Buffalo - SUNY.
Submitted: 04-28-2006     Name:David HoangHometown: Department: Art
News:David Hoang, Painting B.F.A., has had his Farrell exhibit featured in Central Washington Catholic, Spring 2006. Joe Kiesel-Nield authored the article relating the inspiration behind the execution of Hoang's exhibit titled "Transfigured: Christian Stories Re-contextualized."
Submitted: 04-19-2006     Name:Alyson RoyHometown: Department: History
News:In the 2006 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship competition, Ms. Alyson Roy, a History major in the DHC, has been selected for the Award of Excellence for her graduate studies at Northern Illinois University this Fall. Ms. Roy wrote her honors thesis, “The Augustan Dichotomy: Propagandistic Anti-Hellenism and the Preservation of Roman Values,” under the direction of Professors Jason Knirck (History) and James Pappas (Education), and presented a paper at the Western Regional Honors Conference in Denver. She also wrote a second undergraduate thesis in History and presented papers at the History Society meetings.
Submitted: 04-17-2006     Name:Gregory Pyle, Jonathan Carslon, Mikelle Charlebois, Peter EwaidaHometown: Department: Asia/Pacific
News:Mr. Pyle, Mr. Carlson, Ms. Charlebois and Mr. Ewaida each presented research from their summer NSF projects in China at this past weekend's 1st Annual Columbia Valley Undergraduate Asian Studies Research Symposium, held at Washington State University. Their panel, entitled "Water in the World's Most Populous Nation: Economic Development, Social Change, and Resource Management in Northwest China," was chaired by Dr. James Cook (History).
Submitted: 04-17-2006     Name:Corey HoughHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Mr. Hough presented a paper at this past weekend's 1st Annual Columbia Valley Undergraduate Asian Studies Research Symposium, held at Washington State University. His paper, "The Role of Evil in Early Daoism," examined the complementary nature of good and evil in China's indigeneous high religion. Drawing parallels between the Daoist conception of harmonizing seeming opposites, and the relationship between Batman and the Joker, Mr. Hough's paper presented a unique and highly innovative perspective on ethics.
Submitted: 04-11-2006     Name:Tami SawyerHometown: Department: Art
News:Tami Sawyer, Graphic Design, won the Idea Marketing Purchase Award ($150.00) for her work "Reflections" in the Larson Gallery Guild's 34th Annual Photography Exhibition. This exhibit opened April 02 and closes April 29, 2006.
Submitted: 04-11-2006     Name:David Hoang, Nathan DiPietro, Lucas MartinHometown: Department: Art
News:David Hoang, Nathan DiPietro, and Lucas Martin, undergraduate painting majors had drawings and paintings exhibited at Simon Edwards Gallery, in Yakima, WA. The exhibition featured emerging artists from Central Washington University’s Drawing and Painting program.
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
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FACULTY MEMBER
Submitted: 05-15-2009     Name:Gary WeidenaarHometown: Department: Music
News:Dr. Gary Weidenaar was invited to serve ae an adjudicator for the Oregon State Activities Association (OSAA)State Choir Championships held May 7-9, 2009. Working with 2 other judges, over the course of the 3 day competition Dr. Weidenaar heard and rated 61 choirs, which presented over 300 pieces of choral music total.
Submitted: 05-15-2009     Name:Gary WeidenaarHometown: Department: Music
News:Dr. Gary Weidenaar was invited to serve ae an adjudicator for the Oregon State Activities Association (OSAA)State Choir Championships held May 7-9, 2009. Working with 2 other judges, over the course of the 3 day competition Dr. Weidenaar heard and rated 61 choirs, which presented over 300 pieces of choral music total.
Submitted: 05-15-2009     Name:Gary WeidenaarHometown: Department: Music
News:Dr. Gary Weidenaar was invited to present a session in April for the 2009 Washington Cultural Congress - held annually in Leavenworth, WA. The title of the 2 hour lecture/workshop was: "Where's the Beef? and other 'sticky' ideas. How to create and communicate ideas which will stick in the listener's mind."
Submitted: 05-15-2009     Name:Gary WeidenaarHometown: Department: Music
News:Dr. Gary Weidenaar was invited to present a session in April for the 2009 Washington Cultural Congress - held annually in Leavenworth, WA. The title of the 2 hour lecture/workshop was: "Where's the Beef? and other 'sticky' ideas. How to create and communicate ideas which will stick in the listener's mind."
Submitted: 05-13-2009     Name:Elise ForierHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Elise Forier has been chosen by the Teacher Professional Education Advisory Board (Teacher PEAB ) to receive the Crystal Apple Award for a faculty member in the College of Arts and Humanities who has a positive impact on the field of teacher preparation and CWU pre-service candidates. The award will be presented at the Teacher PEAB-sponsored Top Ten Student Teacher reception at 4:00 pm on Friday, June 12th, 2009 in Sue Lombard.
Submitted: 05-13-2009     Name:Christina BarriganHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Christina Barrigan, CTE resident lighting designer, will offer her considerable talent to three Idaho Repertory productions in summer 2009: "Unnecessary Farce," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Chaps!"
Submitted: 04-28-2009     Name:Bret SmithHometown: Department: Music
News:Bret Smith presented in session and displayed a poster on the CWU Preparatory String program at the 2009 national conference of the American String Teachers Association in Atlanta, and as member of ASTA's Research Committee helped coordinate the transfer of the Journal of String Research to ASTA. Dr. Smith also served on the organizing committee, reviewed submissions, and presented a paper on Washington's Classroom-Based Performance Assessments in music at the 2nd International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education at the University of Florida. This work was funded in part by a College of Arts and Humanities Travel Grant.
Submitted: 04-24-2009     Name:Lila HarperHometown: Department: English
News:Lila Harper's article "'The Starfish that Burns': Gendering the Jellyfish" has been published in the collection _Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourse of Western Culture_ (Cambridge Scholars).
Submitted: 04-06-2009     Name:Lila HarperHometown: Department: English
News:Lila Harper has been appointed Senior Bibliographer for the Modern Language Association's International Bibliography. Only accomplished bibliographers of long-standing are appointed to this position. She has contributed to the MLA Bibliography since 1996 and is also a Senior Contributor to the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), published by the Modern Humanities Research Association, housed at Cambridge University.
Submitted: 03-30-2009     Name:Alex EmmonsHometown: Department: Art
News:Assistant Professor Alex Emmons' image "Sooner's Pink Blanket" was selected as Today's Flak Photo. Flak Photo is a photography website featuring distinctive work from an international community of contributors that promotes interesting visual approaches to seeing the world and celebrates the art of exhibiting quality photography online. Check it out: http://www.flakphoto.com/archives/6333_1646490288/326002
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STAFF MEMBER
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ALUMNI
Submitted: 10-12-2007     Name:Michael RomeroHometown: Department: Art
News:The Farwest in Spokane will have a solo exhibition of Michael Romero's offset printing works in January 08. The opening reception will be the evening of January 6th at: Far West Billiards 1001 W. 1st Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Submitted: 09-21-2007     Name:Steven GardnerHometown: Department: Art
News:The Washington State Arts Commission Art is Public Places Program and Yakima Valley Community College have a new art installation of ceramic relief sculpture and kiln glass at the Glenn Anthon Hall created by Steven Gardner, Department of Art alum. The installation is called "Three Allegories of Learning" and "Making Sense". For more information please go to www.gardnerart.com.
Submitted: 09-21-2007     Name:Christopher GianunzioHometown: Department: Art
News:The Urban Video Project Volume 4: Ghost Body, an exhibition curated by the Avalanche Collective, an artist group of which Christopher Gianunzio is a part, features the work of Canadian artists Jamie Drouin and Lance Olsen, as well as Japanese artist and composer Suguru Goto. For more information about the Syracuse, NY based project please look to: http://urbanvideoproject.org/ or http://www.avalanchecollective.net/.
Submitted: 09-20-2007     Name:Carolynn ClarkHometown: Department: History
News:Carolynn's master's thesis, 2007, “Erich Käestner's Mission in Postwar Germany, 1945-1948: Essays in the Neue Zeitung” will be used in German translation in exhibitions at the Erich Käestner Museum in Dresden, Germany.
Submitted: 09-09-2007     Name:Debra SusiHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:WATERVILLE — Waterville again finds itself in the national performing arts spotlight, having been chosen to host the U.S. premiere of the theatrical production of "Fame Forever," the sequel to "Fame, the Musical." The Waterville Opera House will be the venue for the Sept. 21 show, which had its international premiere May 3 in Glasgow, Scotland. "We will be the first place in the United States that will do this show -- it's just amazing," Opera House Executive Director Diane Bryan said. Debra Susi, who directed "Fame" at the Opera House last year, will direct "Fame Forever." After the premiere, performances will continue at the Opera House on Sept. 22 and 23 and Sept. 28-30. Susi will be joined by CWU designer Scott R. Robinson who will design costumes for the US premiere.
Submitted: 08-25-2007     Name:Dominica MyersHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Dominica Myers wrote a one-act play called "How's Your Love Life," which was produced in May 2007 by Robey Theatre Company and Against Type Theatre in their Medley of One Acts at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. An executive from ABC/Disney's Talent Development Department saw the play and has arranged to commission a special performance of it at Disney's national leadership conference in Anaheim in September to be viewed by ABC/Disney executives from all around the country.
Submitted: 08-02-2007     Name:Dick Elliott, Natalie Schmidt Dotzauer, Scott Mayberry, Sarah Haven, Justin Gibbens, Cindy Deck, VerHometown: Department: Art
News:Gallery One Visual Art Center has a Juried Art Show This month, Opening Reception will be August 3, 5-7 PM for First Friday Art Walk remaining open through the month of August. Various Alumni, Faculty, and students are featured in this exhibition.
Submitted: 07-25-2007     Name:David MatayoshiHometown: Department: Art
News:Graphic Design alumni, David Matayoshi, recently became a graphic designer for the Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer; congratulations David.
Submitted: 07-03-2007     Name:Nathan DiPetroHometown: Department: Art
News:BFA grad Nathan DiPetro is the Punch Gallery's July artist! Catch the Opening reception Thursday, July 5th from 5-8 PM and the Artist Talk Saturday, July 7, 2 PM as he displays his New egg tempra paintings "Harmony Acres". For more information, please see www.punchgallery.org.
Submitted: 05-23-2007     Name:Misty CarsonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Misty Carson, new drama teacher at Redmond High School, received nominations for Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Stage Crew and Honorable Mention for a Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role from the work on recent production of Oklahoma! Eighty productions entered this year, making this is a huge honor for all those nominated. More info can be found at the 5th Avenue web page, http://www.5thavenue.org/education/highschoolawards-2007.aspx
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