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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: June 5, 2013     Name:John GeigerHometown: Department: Music
News:More great news for John Geiger. He has won the most prestigious award offered by the International Horn Society, the Jon Hawkins Memorial Award.
Submitted: May 30, 2013     Name:Sergio Flores VélezHometown: Tieton, WADepartment: World Languages
News:Mr. Sergio Flores Vélez has been accepted to the Cultural Ambassadors Program in Spain for the next academic year. Congratulations, Sergio!
Submitted: May 27, 2013     Name:Molly FortinHometown: Zillah, WADepartment: World Languages
News:Ms. Molly Fortin has been selected by the Cultural Ambassadors Program in Spain. Molly was placed in Madrid. Congratulations, Molly!
Submitted: April 9, 2013     Name:Aaron BeachamHometown: Olympia, WADepartment: World Languages
News:Mr. Aaron Beacham is the recipient of the Tolman Scholarship 2013. Congratulations, Aaron!
Submitted: March 13, 2013     Name:Katelyn SChillerHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Please join Theatre Arts in congratulating BFA Performance candidate Katelyn Schiller in her National Recognition: DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS, for her role as Waki/Traveler in "ICARUS: A New Noh in English," presented during the Region VII festival in Sacramento, CA. The award was recently announced by the National Selection Committee of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Submitted: March 4, 2013     Name: David ConnollyHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:BFA Musical Theatre performance major, David Connolly has been hired at The Virginia City Players, (Virgina City, MT) for their summer season.
Submitted: March 4, 2013     Name:Caitlin CardinaleHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Caitlin Cardinale, a sophomore in the BFA Design and Production program, stole first place in the Makeup and Hair Design section of the New West Drama Conference KCACTF held in Sacramento, CA.
Submitted: February 28, 2013     Name:Amanda KunzHometown: Department: Music
News: I am pleased to report another cause for celebration for the CWU Music Department: please join me in congratulating CWU composition student Amanda Kunz—she has recently won Opus 7’s 2012-2013 Student Choral Composition Contest! She is one of two winners of this year’s competition; her winning piece is entitled “A Single Rose” and is scored for women’s choir (SSAA). This competition was open to students throughout the Northwest (including Alaska), so Amanda has distinguished herself out of a field of excellent and very talented competitors. She receives a cash prize and a performance of her composition on Opus 7’s “All Northwest” concert, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle on May 11th. Further details can be found at opus7.org. Congratulations to Amanda!
Submitted: February 4, 2013     Name:Maura RuizHometown: Zapopan, Jalisco, MexicoDepartment: World Languages
News:Maura Ruiz (Interdisciplinary Studies/Spanish), along with four classmates from Spanish 346: Spanish for Heritage Learners II, presented on pedagogical strategies in the Heritage language classroom to about forty administrators and teachers of Westside schools, community colleges and universities at the “Heritage Language Learners in the Spanish Classroom” workshop. This faculty development program, sponsored by the Center for Spanish Studies, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Instituto Cervantes, took place at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle on 2 February 2013. Ms. Ruiz and her classmates held a captive audience and received many congratulatory remarks. Well done, Maura!
Submitted: February 4, 2013     Name:Estrella CasioHometown: Sunnyside, WADepartment: World Languages
News:Estrella Casio (Family Studies/Spanish), along with four classmates from Spanish 346: Spanish for Heritage Learners II, presented on pedagogical strategies in the Heritage language classroom to about forty administrators and teachers of Westside schools, community colleges and universities at the “Heritage Language Learners in the Spanish Classroom” workshop. This faculty development program, sponsored by the Center for Spanish Studies, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Instituto Cervantes, took place at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle on 2 February 2013. Ms. Casio and her classmates held a captive audience and received many congratulatory remarks. Well done, Estrella!
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GRADUATE STUDENTS
Submitted: 04-27-2009     Name:David GayHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:David Gay, a third-year Master of Arts in Theatre Production candidate, reports that his recent production of "Guys and Dolls" at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, GA garnered group and individual awards. "We entered an affiliate of the Jimmy awards - Shuler Hensley Awards," says Gay. "'Guys and Dolls' was nominated for eight awards. We won for Orchestra and our Miss Aidelaide moves to the Jimmy awards this spring. Keep your fingers crossed - the winner gets $100,000 to attend the New York school of her choice."
Submitted: 11-03-2008     Name:Alexandra ChaneyHometown: Department: Art
News:Best of Show at the Larson Gallery's 53rd Annual Central Washington Artists' Exhibition went to Alexandra Chaney, jewelry grad student. The show is open November 1 through December 6 at the Larson Gallery, 16th Ave and Nob Hill Blvd in Yakima (on the Yakima Campus). Congratulations Alex.
Submitted: 05-07-2008     Name:Ian StacyHometown: Department: History
News:Ian Stacy has won this year's Best Overall Paper prize from the Phi Alpha Theta Northwest regional conference for his paper entitled "Under an Atomic Sky: Origins of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's Infamous Green Run." As a result of winning this award, Ian is now able to present this work at the AHA-PCB conference, to be held in August in Pasadena. So congratulations to Ian!
Submitted: 04-29-2008     Name:Justin BeckmanHometown: Department: Art
News:Justin Beckman will be showing his MFA exhibition titled "Town and Country" at CWU's Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. It will be showing from May 21 to May 30 and will be having an opening reception on May 21 from 6-8p.m. For more information contact the gallery at 963-2665
Submitted: 04-29-2008     Name:David Weed Hometown: Department: Art
News:David Weed will be showing his MFA Thesis Exhibition at Studio E in Seattle.The exhibition titled "18 Signs" will have an opening reception onf Thursday May 1 from 5-9 p.m. For more information email brothersweed@yahoo.com
Submitted: 04-07-2008     Name:Tamara CaulkinsHometown: Department: History
News:Tamara presented her poster “Science, Art, and the Perception of Nature: Maria Sybilla Merian and Alexander von Humboldt in the New World” at the American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting in Boise ID, March 2008.
Submitted: 03-12-2008     Name:Alex ChaneyHometown: Department: Art
News:Alex Chaney won first place in jewelry at the Yuma Symposium in AZ. She was awarded for her work titled Repel:Aprilophobia'. To see her and others work visit http://www.pvartcenter.org/exhibitions.html
Submitted: 11-05-2007     Name:Jessica PribulaHometown: Department: Art
News:Jessica Pribula exhibited her work at the 53nd Annual Central WA Artists' Exhibition. This is located at the Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College. Her work will be showing from November 3 to December 8, 2007
Submitted: 11-05-2007     Name:Alexandra ChaneyHometown: Department: Art
News:Alexandra Chaney exhibited her work at the 53nd Annual Central WA Artists' Exhibition. This is located at the Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College. Her work will be showing from November 3 to December 8, 2007
Submitted: 09-21-2007     Name:Justin BeckmanHometown: Department: Art
News:Seattle's PUNCH Gallery is hosting Justin Beckman's 'Homestead' installation September 6-30 with the artist in attendance the first and final Saturday's of the month. For more information, please call 206.621.1945 or www.punchgallery.org.
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FACULTY MEMBER
Submitted: October 1, 2013     Name:Gary BartlettHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Dr. Bartlett's paper 'Against the necessity of functional roles for conscious experience' has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consciousness Studies in early 2014.
Submitted: October 1, 2013     Name:Gary BartlettHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Dr. Bartlett's paper 'What if Conscious Experience Entails Change?' has been accepted to the American Philosophical Association's Central Division annual meeting, to be held in Chicago from Feb. 26 - Mar. 4th, 2014.
Submitted: October 1, 2013     Name:Gary BartlettHometown: Department: Philosophy
News:Dr. Bartlett's paper 'Occurrent States' has been accepted to the Northwest Philosophy Conference, to be held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR on October 4th-5th, 2013.
Submitted: September 30, 2013     Name:Alejandro LeeHometown: Department: World Languages
News:In collaboration with Dr. David Simonowitz (Pepperdine University) and Dr. Zelideth Rivas (Marshall University), Alejandro Lee co-organized the Second Symposium on Asians in the Americas at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 27-28 September 2013.
Submitted: September 3, 2013     Name:Christopher SchedlerHometown: Department: English
News:Christopher Schedler has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Studies Association to host the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association (PNASA) conference at CWU on the theme "Native/American: Placing the Indigenous in American Studies" in April 2014. The grant award will support an international scholar to present the keynote address at the conference and an indigenous craft fair that will introduce conference participants, the university community, and local elementary school students to Native crafts and traditions.
Submitted: August 28, 2013     Name:Hometown: Department: Communication
News:Last July, Cesar Garcia, Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department, was appointed blogger of Spain's edition for The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cesar-garcia/).
Submitted: August 28, 2013     Name:Hometown: Department: Communication
News:Cesar Garcia, Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Department, has had his paper "Clientelism, economic structure and public relations in Southern Europe: An example of diversity in the Western world" published in Public Relations Journal (official journal of the Public Relations Society of America), Volume 7, Number 2. It can be retrieved on http://www.prsa.org/Intelligence/PRJournal/
Submitted: August 25, 2013     Name:Vijay SinghHometown: Department: Music
News:Vijay Singh, MUSIC, was one of the headliner clinicians at the Illinois ACDA Summer Workshop June 27-29, 2013 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Singh presented clinics on rehearsal techniques, conducting, and vocal jazz topics. Singh also conducted a student ensemble performing a variety of styles (including some of his own compositions and arrangements) at the culminating concert.
Submitted: June 12, 2013     Name:Lisa NorrisHometown: Department: English
News:My essay "When We Talk About Bears" was published in University of Idaho's literary magazine called Fugue Winter-Spring 44 (2013): 22-36.
Submitted: June 6, 2013     Name: PATRICK DIZNEYHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:New Performance faculty announced for Fall 2013! PATRICK DIZNEY (Assistant Professor) received his MFA from the University of Washington, spent 6 years acting in NYC, and continues to work as an actor and director throughout the region. Credits include prime time television, national commercials, industrial videos, children’s theatre, two national tours, Off and Off-Off Broadway, feature and independent film, and Regional theatre including: Artists Repertory Theatre, Maine Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Penobscot Theatre and Theatre! Theatre! He also wrote, produced and performed in his one person show Inveigler on Theatre Row in NYC. His directing credits include: 36 Views, Romeo and Juliet (at Idaho Rep), The Diviners, The Foreigner, Meatgrinder Waltz (at 13th Street Rep in NYC), If Dreams Came True by Mark Kuntz, and Convention by student playwright Dan Ericson. Recent acting roles include: Vershinen in Pultizer Prize winner Tracy Lett’s world premier adaptation of The Three Sisters at Artist’s Rep, Kenny in Theatre District (another world premier) by Richard Kramer of TV fame, and Father Flynn in Mount Baker Theatre’s production of Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. Dizney has been recently appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival's Region VII.
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STAFF MEMBER
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ALUMNI
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name: Justin CarrollHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:2008 Design and Technology graduate, Justin Carroll, has accepted a position as Technical Director at the Community College of Rhode Island, following a successful freelance career throughout the state of Rhode Island
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Shannon McKinney CarrollHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:But, wait.... A very nice lady that Justin knows is also making a name for herself as the Box Office Manager at Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, in Pawtucket, RI. Way to go Shannon McKinney Carroll, 2008 theatre management graduate!
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Kyle GroveHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Kyle Grove, 2012 BFA graduate, will join Seattle Rep as their Technical Direction intern for the upcoming season. Kyle returns to the NW from several exciting opportunities at in the NE.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name: Malana McKennettHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:After completing a successful summer internship, Malana McKennett, 2013 BFA graduate, has accepted a full-year contract with MidTown Arts Theatre, Fort Collins, CO. She has been cast in two Young Audience Shows: 'Fish' in Cat in the Hat, and in Robin Hood. McKennett will also serve as costume designer for A White Christmas and South Pacific. The rest of the season she will be working on the shows in different areas.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name: Erika HinzeHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Somewhat skeptical at graduation, Erika Hinze, 2013 graduate, wondered where she could put the skills she learned as BA Theatre Studies major to work--an important question for any new graduate. She is pleased to report that she has accepted the position of Assistant to the Director at Kittitas County Historical Museum, a full-time position here in Ellensburg, using those exact skills she acquired as a theatre major. Hinze looks back and reports, "Thanks for the best three years of school I could ask for"
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Lacey HalversonHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:It's official...Lacey Halverson, 2012 BFA Design and Production graduate, has been hired as the costume designer for the Village Theatre's Everett KIDSTAGE production of Beauty and the Beast.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Janice FixHometown: Department: Theatre Arts
News:Janice Fix, 2013 BFA Performance graduate, joins the cast of "Bright Ideas" by Eric Coble at Edmond's Phoenix Theatre. The production opens this Friday, October 18th and runs for a month. see http://www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.com/comingup.htm
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Carol Hassen et alHometown: Department: Art
News:At Gallery One downtown: exhibitition, "Through a Chinese Window", Runs through October 26th is co-sponsored by CWU Provost Marilyn Levine. The exhibit features work by three alumni, Carol Hassen, Bob Fisher, and Becky Freshe, Chinese exchange professor Chen Lin (2000-2001 and 2005), and Emeritus Professor Cindy Krieble.
Submitted: October 17, 2013     Name:Winona JohnsonHometown: Department: Art
News:CWU BFA graduate Winona Johnson's "Hive" brooch is featured in "Art Jewelry" magazine. Congratulations Winona!
Submitted: July 29, 2013     Name:Trevor PenlandHometown: Department: English
News:Trevor Penland was offered a position as a college sales representative for publisher W. W. Norton & Company based in Spokane, WA. He began work with them on July 1, 2013.
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