CWUASCWU NewsASCWU Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/newsen-usASCWU-BOD 2014 General Elections Resultshttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2707Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:16<p>Final results of the 2014 Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) General Election are posted and now available at www.cwu.edu/ascwu. More than 1,000 students voted for the ASCWU-BOD president and six vice president positions this year, as well as for the approval of two referendums. Referendum #1 was to approve the ASCWU Constitution, as proposed by Student Government at their March 20, 2014 public meeting. Referendum #2 was the Math and Writing Tutoring fee, which enacted a $5 per student, per quarter, fee to be used to support peer tutoring for all students in the Learning Commons Math and Writing Center beginning Fall Quarter 2014.</p><p>2014 General Election Results:</p><p>President:<br>Yosef Gamble&nbsp; 55.5%&nbsp; 584<br>Kathryn O`Neal&nbsp; 44.5%&nbsp; 469</p><p>Vice President:<br>Nick Shuey&nbsp; 53.3%&nbsp; 563<br>JD Charest&nbsp; 46.7%&nbsp; 494</p><p>Vice President for Clubs and Organizations:<br>Philip Rush&nbsp; 100.0%&nbsp; 998</p><p>Vice President for Academic Affairs:<br>Jennifer Treadway&nbsp; 100.0%&nbsp; 994</p><p>Vice President for Equity &amp; Community Service:<br>Spencer Biallas&nbsp; 100.0%&nbsp; 969</p><p>Vice President for Student Life &amp; Facilities:<br>Robert Lane&nbsp; 52.7%&nbsp; 548<br>Scott Kazmi&nbsp; 47.3%&nbsp; 492</p><p>Vice President of Legislative Affairs:<br>Cassandra DuBore&nbsp; 100.0%&nbsp; 1,009</p><p>Referendums:</p><p>Approval of ASCWU Constitution:<br>Yes&nbsp; 91.3%&nbsp; 928<br>No&nbsp; 8.7%&nbsp; 88</p><p>Math and Writing Tutoring Fee:<br>Yes&nbsp; 77.4%&nbsp; 888<br>No&nbsp; 22.6%&nbsp; 259</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu or visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu.</p>Two Referendums Added to General Election Ballot May 8https://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2703Wed, 07 May 2014 13:04:55Referendum #1: APPROVAL OF ASCWU CONSTITUTUION Students will vote on the approval of the ASCWU Constitution, as proposed by Student Government at their March 20, 2014 public meeting. To review the Constitutional updates please visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu. Referendum #2: MATH AND WRITING TUTORING FEE To enact a $5 per student, per quarter, fee to be used to support peer tutoring for all students in the Learning Commons Math and Writing Center beginning Fall 2014. For more information regarding these Referendums please contact Bob Ford, ASCWU-BOD Advisor, at fordro@cwu.edu or 509-963-1437ASCWU-BOD General Elections May 8https://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2702Thu, 01 May 2014 10:13:52<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – April 29, 2014) <span style="line-height: 1.4;">The Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) will host their General Election Thursday, May 8. Polling sites will be located on the SURC East and West entrances from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting opens online at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 and closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Results will be posted on Thursday, May 8.</span></span></p><p>Candidates running for each position include:<br>Philip Rush is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations<br>Spencer Biallas is running unopposed for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs<br>Cassandra DuBore is running unopposed for Vice President for Legislative Affairs<br>Robert Lane and Scott Kazmi are running for Vice President for Student Life and Facilities<br>Jennifer Treadway and Aunna Anghern are running for Vice President for Academic Affairs<br>Nick Chuey and Joseph Charest are running for Executive Vice President<br>Yosef Gamble and Kathryn O’Neal are running for President</p><p>CWU students are encouraged to attend the forums and debates the week prior to decide which candidates should represent them next year. Forums begin Tuesday, April 29 with the forum at the Equity &amp; Services Council meeting at 6 p.m. in SURC 202. Wednesday, April 30 will include two forums: the forum at the Residence Hall Association meeting at 6 p.m. in Science 147 and the forum at the Club Senate meeting at 7 p.m. in Dean 104. On Thursday, May 1 the forum at the Student Academic Senate meeting will be at 6 p.m. in SURC 301. The final stop on the campaign trail is the Election Debate Monday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit. This is the last opportunity for students to get to know the candidates before the students cast their votes.</p><p>All students should take advantage of the chance to vote and make sure they will be represented by the best possible candidates for 2014-15.</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu or visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>ASCWU-BOD Primary Elections Next Weekhttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2701Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:24:28<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – April 15, 2014) Election season at CWU is heating up as students vie for positions on the Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD). The elections kick off with the Primary Elections next week, which will be followed by the General Elections in May.</p><p>Primaries begin with the Primary Election Candidate Forum April 21 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit, where potential candidates will meet with students and present their campaigns. There are seven positions on the ASCWU-BOD that students are running for and all positions, except for President, have two or fewer candidates running. Therefore, students are encouraged to vote in the Primary Elections to decide which two of the three presidential candidates will run against each other in the General Election. The candidates for President include Joshua Osborn, Kathryn O’Neal and Yosef Gamble. Primary Election online voting will be open April 22 from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the polling sites at the SURC East and West entrances from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Results for the Primary Elections will be posted April 22 by 11:59 p.m.</p><p>The elections for all other positions will be decided exclusively by the General Election. Philip Rush is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Jennifer Treadway is running unopposed for Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spencer Biallas is running unopposed for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Cassandra DuBore is running unopposed for Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Robert Lane and Scott Kazmi are running for Vice President for Student Life and Facilities and Nick Shuey and Joseph Charest are running for Executive Vice President</p><p>The Primary Elections offer students the chance to get to know the candidates and the opportunity to choose the best potential representatives.</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu or visit www.cwu.edu/ascwu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Board of Trustee Opted Not to Raise Tuition for the 2014-2015 Academic Yearhttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2700Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:40<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – Mar. 26, 2014) On Tuesday, March 25 the Board of Trustees opted not to raise tuition or expand the number of credits that students pay for in the 2014-2015 academic year. The Student Board of Directors released this statement in response to that decision:</span></p><p>The ASCWU-BOD recognizes the difficult situation that the Board of Trustees and the Administration are dealing with in regards to the Universities financial situation. It is regrettable that the institution has been placed in a position where it must make decisions on whether to increase the cost of attendance to students or cut vital programs and services. As we move forward we will work with the Administration to mitigate any negative financial impacts to student academic programs. In addition to that we will collaborate with the Administration to develop potential strategies promoting state reinvestment in higher education.</p><p><br>For more information contact Arturo Arellano Jr. at 509-963-1769 or BODpr@cwu.edu or Bryan Elliott at 509-963-1700 or BODpresident@cwu.edu</p>CWU Wants You to Run for Student Government: 2014-2015 ASCWU-BOD Electionshttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2698Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:24:15<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">(Ellensburg, Wash. – Feb. 14, 2014) Are you a great leader, public speaker and representative of your fellow Central students? Do you have what it takes to make a positive difference on campus and in the community? Then </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> wants you to run for student government and join the Associated Students of </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> Board of Directors (</span>ASCWU-BOD<span style="line-height: 1.4;">).</span></p><p>Campaign registration is open now and must be completed by April 11 at 4 p.m. Potential candidates can register in Campus Life Room 263 or by visiting <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/election-candidate-registration">www.cwu.edu/ascwu/election-candidate-registration</a>. Potential candidates can also take advantage of information sessions hosted by the Election Commission to meet with current BOD members and receive signatures needed to file&nbsp;on&nbsp;February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in SURC 236, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in SURC 236, or the week of April 7-11 at a location and time TBD.</p><p>Students are encouraged to run for the following positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Vice President for Student Life and Facilities&nbsp;or Vice President for Legislative Affairs.</p><p>Register now and find out how you can represent your Wildcats!</p><p>For more information contact Myles Glover, ASCWU-BOD Elections Commission Chair, at 509-201-6373 or bodelections@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Winter Quarter Public Meetingshttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2682Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:03:08<p>Everyone is encouraged to attend ASCWU-BOD Weekly Meetings</p><p>(Ellensburg, WA - Dec. 20, 2013) The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) will host their Weekly Public Meetings Mondays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit. These meetings provide an open forum for all Central students, staff, faculty and community members to ask questions, give feedback and offer suggestions.</p><p>For more information contact Arturo Arellano, ASCWU-BOD Public Relations Director, at 509-963-1769, BODpr@cwu.edu or in SURC 236.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1769 or e-mailing CDSrecept@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Election Assistance Center at CWU Nov. 4 & 5 https://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2674Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:01:38<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – Oct. 22, 2013) Have a question about the state’s upcoming General Election? Not sure where to turn in your ballot? The Associated Students of CWU-Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) and the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will be hosting an Election Assistance Center Monday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137. The Election Assistance Center is free and open to all voters.</p><p>“We will have computers set up so anyone can come in and print out their ballot for any county in Washington state. They can fill out their ballot and drop it off right there,” says Cassandra DuBore, ASCWU-BOD vice-president of Legislative Affairs.</p><p>Constituents will be voting on statewide ballot measures including I-517 regarding penalties for interfering with or retaliating against signature gatherers and petition signers as well as I-522 concerning the labeling of genetically engineered food, just to name a few. There are also three special state Senate races as well as numerous local and county races and measures.</p><p>Kittitas County Auditor Jerry Pettit will be providing the Election Assistance Center with two temporary ballot boxes to make sure every vote is counted.&nbsp;</p><p>For more information contact DuBore at 509-963-1696 or BODLeg@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by CLCE and the ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1696 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>Quarter to Semester Conversion Surveyhttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2673Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:37<p>(Ellensburg, Wash. – Oct. 4, 2013) One of the ASCWU-BOD’s goals for this year is to seek and receive more student input than ever before. Central is considering converting from quarters to semesters and the BOD is providing students with a forum to give feedback on the matter. The BOD will send out a survey via email to all CWU students Oct. 9, which will stay open until midnight on Oct. 27.</p><p>“I think the survey is important to each student because it directly affects their academics and can have a direct impact on their lives. Many times I’ve heard students wonder why they don’t have a voice in major decisions around campus and this survey gives everyone that chance so I urge all students to participate,” commented Jacob Wittman, ASCWU-BOD Vice President.</p><p>Students should be sure to check their email for the survey and respond as thoughtfully and honestly as possible. The BOD always values students’ opinions, particularly in cases such as this where all students would be affected. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a case, whether for or against the conversion.</p><p>For more information please contact Arturo Arellano at 509-963-1769 or BODpr@cwu.edu.</p><p>This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.</p><p>Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.</p>FIRESIDE CHAT 4-5pmhttps://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/node/2663Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:56:01<p>Thursday, Oct 3, 2013<br>&nbsp;</p><p>SURC Pit · Free 4-5 p.m.</p><p>Join the students of the ASCWU-BOD as they host an open forum with the CWU Board of Trustees. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, give feedback or voice concerns.</p><p>SURC 236 · 509-963-1693 · ascwu@cwu.edu · www.cwu.edu/ascwu</p>