CWUCommunication NewsCommunication Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/newsen-usStudent Media Pick Up 14 Regional SPJ Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2626Sun, 26 Apr 2020 11:39:41<div class="youtube-embed-wrapper" style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden"><iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Aw78QdnBKHM" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%" width="640"></iframe></div> <p>April 23, 2020</p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>Central&#39;s student media have picked up 14 new regional </b><a href="https://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1719" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><b>Mark of Excellence awards</b></a><b> in the prestigious collegiate competition of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).</b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">In most categories, The Observer, PULSE and CentralNewsWatch (CNW) competed against schools with enrollment over 10,000 students in the five-state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Entries are judged by professionals, who SPJ said are &ldquo;directed to choose entries they felt were among the best in student journalism.&rdquo;</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&ldquo;Once again, the work of Central&rsquo;s student journalists has been deemed to match that of students from journalism programs many times our size,&rdquo; said Francesco Somaini, chair of CWU&rsquo;s Department of Communication. &ldquo;We may be a relatively small program, but we are mighty.&rdquo;</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Observer&rsquo;s eight awards topped any other newspaper in the state from large schools. It won for Sports Reporting and Editorial Cartooning and was a finalist in six other categories. PULSE won three awards &ndash; for<a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a><a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">Best Affiliated Website</span></a>, Best Use of Multimedia and Data Visualization &ndash; and was a finalist in Feature Photography and Photo Illustration. Central NewsWatch won for TV Breaking News Reporting.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional Mark of Excellence winners from the 12 SPJ regions. The national winners will be announced later this spring.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="background:white">The SPJ recognition is added to five &quot;Best of Show&quot; awards Observer and PULSE students brought home from the national</span><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstudentpress.org%2Facp%2F2020%2F02%2F29%2F2020-best-of-show-college-media-convention-sf%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer.Green%40cwu.edu%7C0263d6507f024a02c8e908d7c496fc4f%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637194025063747975&amp;sdata=k4jEiFOwGGWyGv1MEQ5cYj%2FlNj5gILpSP0bzLxJyCEw%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a><a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstudentpress.org%2Facp%2F2020%2F02%2F29%2F2020-best-of-show-college-media-convention-sf%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer.Green%40cwu.edu%7C0263d6507f024a02c8e908d7c496fc4f%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637194025063747975&amp;sdata=k4jEiFOwGGWyGv1MEQ5cYj%2FlNj5gILpSP0bzLxJyCEw%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">Associated Collegiate Press College Media Convention</span></a> in San Francisco in March.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b>SPJ AWARDS</b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Observer&rsquo;s win in the Sports Writing category was for<a href="https://cwuobserver.com/13026/sports/bringing-home-an-incredible-run-the-moment-that-changed-sportsmanship-forever/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a><a href="https://cwuobserver.com/13026/sports/bringing-home-an-incredible-run-the-moment-that-changed-sportsmanship-forever/" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">a story by Bryce Weedman</span></a> looking back on the time in 2008 when two Central softball players carried a competitor around the bases after she tore her ACL. It won an ESPY that year, for &ldquo;Best Moment.&rdquo; Weedman is a senior from Maple Valley and currently writes for PULSE.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Teagan Kimbro, a sophomore from Idaho Falls who is currently The Observer&rsquo;s Graphics Editor, won Editorial Cartooning for a three-piece entry spanning spring and fall quarters.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Observer&rsquo;s coverage of the false active-shooter incident was named a finalist in both Breaking News Reporting and General News Reporting. Graduates Hanson Lee of Seattle and Alexa Murdock of Tahoma worked with current CWU students Mariah Valles and Jack Belcher<a href="https://cwuobserver.com/?s=%22active+shooter%22" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a><a href="https://cwuobserver.com/?s=%22active+shooter%22" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">on the stories</span></a>. Murdock is a content producer at iSpot.TV in San Francisco and Belcher is a reporter for the Daily Record. Valles, an Auburn senior, was Editor-in-Chief last winter and spring and is currently the editor for the paper&rsquo;s Orientation Edition and its<a href="https://cwuobserver.us19.list-manage.com/profile?u=61cf623ddc46746c48c010c82&amp;id=6680c39258&amp;e=5e1d6b6250" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a><a href="https://cwuobserver.us19.list-manage.com/profile?u=61cf623ddc46746c48c010c82&amp;id=6680c39258&amp;e=5e1d6b6250" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">Weekly Newsletter.</span></a> </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">PULSE&#39;s website won best affiliated website in the region. Joanna Santana, of Quincy, is PULSE&#39;s website manager. The magazine&rsquo;s multimedia award was for the story &quot;<a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/features/2019/11/18/trout-conservation-in-the-teanaway-watershed" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">Trout Conservation in the Teanaway Watershed</span></a>,&quot; which ran online with audio, visual and graphic elements. The story was written by Yakima&rsquo;s Kyle Wilkinson, photographed by Olympia&rsquo;s Zahn Schultz, edited by Madeline Wilson of Roseville, California, and designed by Anthony Cole of Graham. </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Data Visualization award was for the recycling story &quot;<a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/spring_2019_issue_one/32" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:#1155cc">Littered</span></a>&quot;, written by Mason Elliott of Cashmere, designed by Vancouver&rsquo;s Krista Kok and illustrated by Matthew Conrardy of Sutter Creek, California. Bailee Wicks of Fife, a 2019 graduate, was Editor-in-Chief.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Central NewsWatch (CNW) alumna Daisy Hernandez won the TV Breaking News Reporting award for her coverage of the<a href="https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCentralNewsWatch%2Fvideos%2F761939850852176%2FUzpfSTEwMDAwMzQ0NzU5Nzc4NDpWSzoyNzgxNzEyNTIxODYzOTAx%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJennifer.Green%40cwu.edu%7C04ec0ff32aa84ff7f01208d7d1c9aac7%7Cf891d6c191d6444ba700d371910716c7%7C0%7C0%7C637208536386313681&amp;sdata=JmGe4%2BIb1jdvtt%2BysJYI5sTexzL%2FvGolZqI4joTS1kg%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"> </a></div class="youtube-embed-wrapper" style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="background:white"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin-top:.25in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.25in; margin-left:0in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1155cc"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="color:#1155cc"></p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">COVID-19 Update: Academics & Operationshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2625Thu, 19 Mar 2020 23:15:31<p>Thursday, March 19, 2020</p> <p>Reposted from <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/covid-19-update-academics-operations?fbclid=IwAR1H9wZlhSExhBRw6FHjN5e7ikP2CHAE5vBc7YkjKAeCX0ZtszADrJCsscA" target="_blank">CWU News</a></p> <p>Dear CWU Family,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Thank you for the amazing spirit you are demonstrating in the face of the new coronavirus emergency. You are showing professionalism and compassion as you help one another make dramatic changes to our ways of living and working. In the space of a few days, we have worked together to move finals online, to institute new working conditions, and to launch efforts to begin spring quarter with all instruction offered online. You have done all of this while coping with the stress of worrying about your loved ones, while having children home from school, and offering to help those who are most vulnerable to this new disease.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The coming weeks will likely bring additional changes, and we will have to continue adapting. One of Central&rsquo;s strengths is our focus on values that are deeply embedded in our culture. They have quietly guided us over the years and will help us navigate the difficult conditions we face now.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Ensuring the welfare of our community:&nbsp;&nbsp;The health, safety, and welfare of our community has always been important, and the current situation is causing us to think about community in new and expanded ways. While we have always recognized that we are part of larger environments, the new viral threat we are facing requires that we join with our surrounding community to participate in a global effort to slow and stop the virus spread.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Academic excellence:&nbsp;The success of students is why we exist, and we must hold to our commitment to student success as we quickly adapt to new teaching and administrative methods.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Sustainability:&nbsp;&nbsp;Over the past decade, Central has become more financially self-reliant. Now more than ever, we must make sound financial decisions and manage our resources in order to sustain the institution in the long-term. &nbsp;</p> <p>Short term sustainability measures are necessary&nbsp;to ensure the stability of our university.<br /> As we work to protect the health of ourselves and our students, we must simultaneously work to protect our capacity to continue operations. Until unfolding events become clearer, we must begin immediately to take the steps needed to sustain our service to students and the community. Beginning today, we will:</p> <p>Suspend all university-sponsored travel through the end of spring quarter.</p> <p>Freeze all hiring, including all hiring activities in which an offer has yet to be tendered.</p> <p>Restrict purchasing to essential functions and services.</p> <p>If you have questions on any of these measures, please contact your supervisor for direction. &nbsp;Exceptions will need prior approval from a vice-president. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Policies for Spring Quarter, 2020&nbsp;<br /> After consultation with health officials, academic leadership, faculty representatives, senior administrators, and members of our Board of Trustees, I am announcing new operating policies that will continue through the 2020 Spring Quarter.</p> <p>There will be no face-to-face instruction, including labs, through Spring Quarter.&nbsp;Classes begin on April 8 and continue through the end of the quarter. Deans and department chairs will continue to work with faculty and with our multi-modal staff to help make the transition to online instruction.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Remote Work:&nbsp;I am reinforcing my previous directive that all employees are to work remotely. If the nature of your work prevents you from working remotely, use appropriate safeguards: social distancing, hand washing, and cleaning surfaces.</p> <p>Once again, I thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. I know that these are difficult and upsetting days. By all forecasts, coronavirus will continue to throw challenges our way for some time to come. In fact, facing down ambiguity may be our biggest challenge. Though we will grow tired or be scared, it is our agility, our resilience and our compassion for ourselves and others that will get us through this and back to better days. We are a university filled with strong and capable individuals. We are a caring community. &nbsp;We are, most certainly, unafraid of hard work. I am very proud of you. Thank you for all you continue to do.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Sincerely,</p> <p>James L. Gaudino<br /> President</p> Update: Spring Quarter Delayed Until April 8 Due to Virus Concernshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2624Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:06:48<p>Reposted from <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/update-spring-quarter-delayed-until-april-8-due-virus-concerns" target="_blank">CWU News</a></p> <p>MEMORANDUM<br /> &nbsp;<br /> To:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All Faculty, Staff, and Students<br /> From:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jim Gaudino, President<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lynn Franken, Interim Provost<br /> Subject&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spring Quarter 2020<br /> Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; March 13, 2020</p> <p><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Spring%20Quarter%203-13-20.pdf" target="_blank">PDF Version</a><br /> <br /> We are writing to announce that Central Washington University will be open and fully functional for the upcoming spring quarter.&nbsp; The start of the quarter will be delayed by one week, beginning on April 8 and ending June 8, with a final examination period from June 9&ndash;12.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Additionally, to the fullest extent possible, all academic operations will be moved online.&nbsp; This procedural change applies to the main campus and to all CWU centers and sites.&nbsp; It includes classes, academic advising, and other educational activities.&nbsp; Enrollment in classes and labs that cannot be moved online will not exceed 25, and social distancing must be observed.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The technology fee for online courses will be waived for the spring quarter, for all students.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We will meet the curricular needs of seniors scheduled to complete all graduation requirements this spring to assure them of an on-time graduation, and every attempt will be made to protect the spring quarter schedules of registered students.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The University will remain open throughout spring quarter.&nbsp; Residence halls, dining services, libraries, computer labs, all buildings, and all other facilities at Central will be open.&nbsp; Students are welcomed and encouraged to remain on campus, and all employees will continue working in some modality, as determined by their supervisors.&nbsp; Continuous employment for student workers is a high priority for the university.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> University-sponsored, in-person events are cancelled through April 30.&nbsp; Exceptions are reviewed by the appropriate division vice president.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We extend our appreciation and gratitude to all members of this extraordinary community.&nbsp; Your collaborative spirit and collective pursuit of excellence have made it possible for us to provide a high-quality and continuous educational experience for our students.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> These decisions are consistent with the announcement shortly to be made by Governor Inslee regarding the functioning of institutions of higher education from March 16 through April 24.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Sincerely,</p> <p>James Gaudino<br /> President</p> <p>Lynn Franken<br /> Interim Provost</p> PULSE photographer 3rd in on-site shoot-out at national college media conventionhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2623Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:53:00<p><img alt="Three teenage skaters laugh together as they sit facing the Temperance Fountain in Washington, D.C." dir="ltr" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/Zahn%20Schultz_PULSE_3rd%20place_ACP-CMA%20shoot%20out_2019-11-03.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 533px;" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" target="_blank">PULSE</a> Magazine&#39;s Director of Photography Zahn Schultz&nbsp;took 3rd place in the on-site Shoot-out competition at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held from October 31 to November 3 in Washington D.C. The judges loved the <a href="http://cmreview.org/dc_shootout_19/" target="_blank">moment he captured</a> of three teenage skaters laughing as they sat facing the Temperance Fountain.</p> <p>Zahn&#39;s 3rd position in the on-site competition is in addition to the combined <a href="/communication/node/2622" target="_blank">six awards</a> that PULSE,&nbsp;CWU&#39;s biquarterly lifestyle magazine, and the weekly newscast&nbsp;Central News Watch&nbsp;won at the convention.</p> PULSE and CNW Win Six Awards at National Media Conferencehttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2622Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:37:58<div class="youtube-embed-wrapper" style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden"><iframe allow=";" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rM5UZBSDXOE" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%" width="640"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Two of CWU&rsquo;s student media outlets, <a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com" target="_blank">PULSE</a> Magazine and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CentralNewsWatch/" target="_blank">Central News Watch</a>, won a combined six awards at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention earlier this month.&nbsp;</p> <p>PULSE earned a first-place Individual Pacemaker Award, a Pacemaker for its website, and two second-place Pinnacle Awards at the convention, held October 31 to November 3 in Washington, D.C. Central News Watch claimed a second-place honor for its coverage of the Ryan Thompson memorial and a ninth-place award for Best of Show.</p> <p>Read the <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-student-media-outlets-honored-national-media-conference" target="_blank">full story</a>.</p> </div class="youtube-embed-wrapper" style="position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%;padding-top:30px;height:0;overflow:hidden">CWU PULSE Nominated for Best Magazine and Online Websitehttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2621Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:59:09<p><img alt="The main illustration for the &quot;Redefining Rape&quot; story published by PULSE in Issue 2 of Fall 2018." src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/PULSE%20Redefining%20Rape%20Centerfold.png" style="width: 800px; height: 588px;" /></p> <p>Central Washington University&#39;s student-run lifestyle magazine,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" target="_blank">PULSE</a>, has been nominated for two prestigious Pacemaker Awards from the Associated College Press for best magazine and best online site.</p> <p>PULSE&nbsp;was one of 41 collegiate magazines nationwide to be nominated in the feature/general interest division of the&nbsp;<a href="http://studentpress.org/acp/2019/09/30/2019-magazine-pacemaker-finalists-announced/" target="_blank">Magazine Pacemaker</a>, and also one of 41 selected as a finalist for the&nbsp;<a href="http://studentpress.org/acp/2019/09/27/2019-online-pacemaker-finalists/" target="_blank">Online Pacemaker</a>.&nbsp;Both categories were nominated in submissions from all colleges of all sizes, and the online category was among websites for all broadcast, newspaper, and magazine sites, not just magazine.</p> <p>According to CWU digital journalism professors, Pacemakers are considered the top prize in the field of college journalism.&nbsp;</p> <p>The winners will be announced at the upcoming National College Media Convention, held October 31 to November 3 in Washington, DC.</p> <p>Read the <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-pulse-nominated-best-magazine-and-online-website" target="_blank">full story</a>.</p> CWU students get immersed in Intercultural Communicationhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2620Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:55:08<p><span><span><span><span><span><img align="right" alt="CWU student Chloe Hopkins interacts with an Asia University student enrolled in a freshman-level English class." height="300" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/CWU%20COM%20302%20in%20Japan%20No%201.JPG" width="450" />It&rsquo;s generally acknowledged the best way to learn about another culture is to become part of it, at least for a time. That&rsquo;s what nine CWU students discovered during a two-week stay in Japan this summer.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The students, enrolled in a junior-level communication studies course (Com 302), were studying ways to improve communication with people from other nations and cultures.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Communication studies professor <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/nelson-ichido" target="_blank">Josh Nelson-Ichido</a> led this summer&rsquo;s six-week session, which included the trip to Japan. He says education abroad is important to overcoming a pervading avoidance&mdash;even subconsciously&mdash;of other cultures in students&rsquo; daily lives.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>&ldquo;This is why I always require some kind of interaction with another culture in my classes. So, the opportunity to do a special section of my Com 302 class really was a dream come true,&rdquo; Nelson-Ichido said. &ldquo;Not only did the students learn the material, but they were immediately able to apply it in context. They actively identified how their own cultural and ethnic identities play into their ability to communicate and interact within a different cultural environment.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>While in Japan, the students visited the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>&ldquo;When designing this program, I immediately wanted to include Tokyo as a stop,&rdquo; Nelson-Ichido explained. &ldquo;Not only was it the location of our partner university [Asia University] but it&rsquo;s also one of the biggest cities in the world and very different from anything the students would experience in the Pacific Northwest. Being the historical and cultural heart of the country, Kyoto offered an entirely different take on Japanese culture. Considering the focus of the class, Hiroshima was, arguably, the most important part of the trip.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Coco Crawford, from Roy, was among the participants. She has served as an International Peer Advisor (IPA) with the <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/international-programs/asia-university-america-program" target="_blank">Asia University America Program</a> (AUAP). This was her fourth trip to Japan but her first as part of an organized group.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>&ldquo;I thought I would get a different experience and perspective if I went with other Americans,&rdquo; Crawford explained about her reason for going on the education abroad program. &ldquo;For everyone else, it was their first time going [to Japan]. Instead of being the one led around, I got to lead and teach them from what I had learned about the culture, phrases I know, and recommend restaurants. It was so fun for me.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In Tokyo, the group was hosted by CWU&rsquo;s partner institution <a href="https://www.asia-u.ac.jp/international/news/2019/07/6566/" target="_blank">Asia University. The CWU students interacted with faculty, staff, and students&mdash;including former Central AUAP students&mdash;and learned about Japanese academic and classroom culture</a>. Previous academic and personal connections with AUAP in Ellensburg enhanced the CWU students&rsquo; experience in Japan, particularly during the visit to Asia University.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><img align="right" alt="Left to right, CWU students Andy Stemley, Chloe Hopkins, Akiko Owens, Leah Yokley, Jessica Schrotberger, and Coco Crawford. They are all wearing rented yukatas (summer versions of kimonos) and are posing in front of Yasakusa Shrine in Kyoto, which is home to the oldest festival in Japan, the Gion Matsuri, which has been celebrated for more than 1,100 years." height="719" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/CWU%20COM%20302%20in%20Japan%20No%202.jpg" width="350" />In Kyoto, the CWU students visited several important cultural sites, learned about Japanese office culture&mdash;and took a side trip to than area known for its matcha tea production.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In Hiroshima, the group visited the Peace Memorial Park, which recounts the 1945 atomic bombing of that city during World War II. It was Crawford&rsquo;s first visit to that site.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>&ldquo;It was really life changing for me, because what we learned about the events in school [in the US] is different from what I learned there,&rdquo; acknowledged Crawford. &ldquo;They don&rsquo;t place blame. It&rsquo;s about the experience of what happened and learning how not to repeat the history. It still affects me when I think or talk about it.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>While in Hiroshima, the students also saw the Itsukushima Shrine and torii gate, which is listed among Japan&#39;s most revered sites. At high tide, the ancient Shinto shrine seems to float on the sea, while, at low tide, the students got to see it up close.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Crawford, who is an elementary education major, plan to utilize what she learned on the trip when she enters the workforce next year.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>&ldquo;I plan to move to Japan next spring to teach English,&rdquo; she points out. &ldquo;I think that being able to show that I went on this intercultural communications trip to learn more about Japan will help when I start applying for jobs there.&rdquo;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span>Media contact:</span></strong><span> Robert Lowery, Department of Public Affairs, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span>Photos: </span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span>No. </span></strong><span>1 CWU student Chloe Hopkins interacts with an Asia University student enrolled in a freshman-level English class</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span>No. 2</span></strong><span> (L. to r.) CWU students Andy Stemley, Chloe Hopkins, Akiko Owens, Leah Yokley, Jessica Schrotberger, and Coco Crawford. They are all wearing rented yukatas (summer versions of kimonos) and are posing in front of Yasakusa Shrine in Kyoto, which is home to the oldest festival in Japan, the Gion Matsuri, which has been celebrated for more than 1,100 years.</span></span></span></p> CWU Student Photographer Snaps Win in National Competitionhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2590Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:47:47<p>Central Washington University student photographer Zahn Schultz won first and third place<img alt="Man holding a flag" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/Gateway%20to%20the%20South2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 375px; margin: 3px; float: right;"> in the 2018 College Media Shoot-out in Louisville, Kentucky. His first-place photo was ranked first by 12 of the 39 professional photographers, more than any single image in the last decade.</p><p>“We are really proud of our students,” said Francesco Somaini, journalism professor and associate chair of the <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/programs/communication#2884" target="_blank">communication studies department</a>. “The results that they achieve demonstrate how much effort they put into what they do and how good they become at the things they are learning here at Central.”</p><p>Schultz captured the winning photograph while walking in Louisville on a Thursday night. He witnessed a massive Trump float traveling down a sparsely populated street. On the float were people waving and holding signs while a man stood in the forefront waving a flag.<br>“We’re walking around downtown checking it out and started hearing this patriotic music playing,” Schultz said. “I had to get this because it just felt like it resonated with the competition theme, ‘Gateway to the South.’</p><p>Schultz, a film major and <em>PULSE Magazine’s</em> director of photography, attended the Associated College Press (ACP) national convention along with other PULSE staff. About 30 photographers competed in the competition, where each could submit two photos for judging.</p><p>His second entry, “Barbershop,” earned Schultz third place.</p><p>Schultz expressed his appreciation for the barbershop in contrast to the Trump float image.</p><p>“It showed that Louisville had a tight-knit sense of community and that the people know each other and you’re bringing people together—which is kind of a juxtaposition sometimes to some of the rhetoric that goes along with you know the political aspect of the other photo,” he said.</p><p><iframe class="youtube-player" frameborder="0" height="390" scrolling="no" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4X_IqSjC6cg?rel=0" title="YouTube video player" type="text/html" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>His new barbershop friends asked Schultz to send them copies of the next issue of <em>PULSE </em>where their photo is featured. Schultz said he was happy to oblige.</p><p>“If I wasn’t into taking photos, I wouldn’t have half the friends I have now,” admitted Schultz. And wouldn’t have had this experience and been able to meet John and everybody else in the barbershop.”</p><p><a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/fall_2018_issue_two" target="_blank"><em>PULSE</em> Fall 2018, Issue Two</a> is now available featuring an article and photographs by Schultz.</p><p>For more information about PULSE, contact faculty adviser Jennifer Green at Jennifer.Green@cwu.edu, 509-963-3216.</p><p><strong>Media contact: </strong>Dawn Alford, CWU Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.</p></br>CWU's Jennifer Green Published in Hollywood Reporterhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2589Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:06:12<p>Jennifer Green, CWU lecturer in the Department of Communication is published in the <img alt="The Hollywood Reporter Logo" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/HollywoodInsiderLogo.jpg" style="width: 246px; height: 246px; margin: 3px; float: right;">November 12 issue of <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>. Below is an excerpt from Green's article, "How Jair Bolsonaro’s Election Could Reshape Brazil's Cultural Landscape."</p><p>Within a week after far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the presidential election in Brazil on Oct. 28, concerns about the future of the country’s entertainment sector became a major talking point at the Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival, which ran Nov. 1-11.</p><p>Top among those concerns: the potential rolling back of government incentives and mechanisms that have helped grow the industry and, more broadly, of basic rights and freedoms in this diverse country.</p><p>The festival’s co-executive director, Ilda Santiago, says she didn't attend a single presentation of the 80 short and feature films playing at the fest where Bolsonaro’s election wasn’t a topic of discussion. “The festival is playing a major role in allowing producers, directors, all the different professionals to say we want to guarantee that from here on we go forward, not back,” she told <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>.</p><p>Read this article in its entirety <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jair-bolsonaro-s-election-could-reshape-brazil-s-cultural-landscape-1159951" target="_blank">online at <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em></a>.</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.</p>CWU PULSE Magazine Wins Three National Media Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2588Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:20:07<p>Central Washington University’s student-run PULSE magazine recently brought home three <img alt="PULSE Cover" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/PULSE_50th_Issue.png" style="width: 150px; height: 221px; margin: 3px; float: right;">awards from the National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.<br><br>PULSE won seventh place in an on-site “Best of Show” competition for Feature Magazine. Students were competing from among universities from across the nation for this professional recognition.<br><br>“It means so much to attend a national conference and have our magazine ranked with other universities from across the nation,” said Bailee Wicks, PULSE editor-in-chief. “It makes me and my team that much more excited to continue improving PULSE and showing off our work and dedication.”<br><br>Student Ryan Weier, who graduated spring 2018, won a third-place national Pinnacle Award from the College Media Association and fifth place in the Associated Collegiate Press’ preeminent Pacemaker competition for a feature photo he captured for the story <a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/spring_2018_issue_two/26" target="_blank">Hammocking 101</a>.<br><br>The shot took a lot of team work.</p><p>“Ryan captured this photo while chest deep in the water,” recalls current PULSE Director of Photography Zahn Schultz, one of the two students pictured in the photo celebrating a complicated mid-lake hammock set-up.</p><p><img alt="Male in a hammock" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/PULSE_hammocking.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 391px; margin: 3px;"></p><p>“We were trying to beat an incoming thunderstorm and we knew we couldn’t lose this shot. I paddled Josh out in the raft so he could climb the trees to tie the straps, then carefully to the middle so he could get in the hammock. It took a few tries,” Schultz said.<br><br>Wicks, Schultz, PULSE Creative Director Matthew Conrardy and PULSE Assistant Editor Anakaren Garcia traveled to the convention over the weekend.<br><br>Jennifer Green, PULSE faculty adviser and a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies, added: “These and the many other awards PULSE students have won are gratifying because they recognize the range and evolution of the magazine as well as the team work, effort and creativity of the successive student staffs over the years."<br><br>The campus and community celebrated the magazine’s 50th issue and recent awards at a party at the Student Union and Recreation Center on Wednesday.<br><br><img alt="PULSE Student Winners" src="https://www.cwu.edu/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/PULSE%20MCA%20Award2018%281%29.jpg" style="font-family: -webkit-standard; width: 350px; height: 422px; margin: 3px; float: left;"><a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/pulse_fall_issue1_print/30" target="_blank">An article</a> in the new Fall 2018 issue, now on stands in Ellensburg, details highlights from the last 10 years and 50 issues of PULSE. Launched in the communication studies department in fall 2008 as a website, PULSE became a quarterly online flip-through magazine in winter 2011, a twice-quarterly publication in fall 2011, and has been available in print since spring 2015 with support from Student and Activities funding.<br><br>Among the more than two dozen national, regional and campus awards PULSE students have won over the last six years are recognition for everything from investigative stories to hand-drawn illustrations, sports and feature stories to diversity coverage and PULSE’s website, graphic designs, photographs, videos, multimedia pieces, podcasts and the magazine as a whole.<br><br>All past PULSE issues are available on the magazine’s website at&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" target="_blank">www.cwupulsemagazine.com</a>. For more information, about PULSE magazine or the Department of Communication Studies contact Jennifer Green at Jennifer.Green@cwu.edu.</p><p><em>Photo of students (L to R): Anakaren Garcia, Matthew Conrardy, Bailee Wicks, Zahn Schultz</em></p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/programs/communication#2884" target="_blank">Department of Communication</a> at CWU offers Digital Journalism degrees in broadcast and writing &amp; reporting. CWU boasts modern broadcast facilities where students can practice every aspect of broadcast and audio production, and labs equipped with the latest editing and design software used in professional newsrooms. Journalism degrees are built on hands-on experience covering real news that’s published across a variety of platforms under the guidance of experienced faculty and staff.</p><p>Media Contact: Dawn Alford, Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, dawn.alford@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>