CWUDes Moines Campus NewsDes Moines Campus Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/newsen-us2015-2016 Registration Handbookhttps://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/node/2549Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:31:50<p>The 2015-2016 new student registration handbook is now available.&nbsp; <a href="http://issuu.com/teriolin/docs/2015-2016_registration_handbook">Click here</a> for access to important information regarding registration, academic calendars etc.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://issuu.com/teriolin/docs/2015-2016_registration_handbook"><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/cts.cwu.edu.des-moines/files/Student%20Handbook%202016.PNG" style="width: 100px; height: 129px;"></a></p></p style="text-align: center;">$20,000 Scholarships Available to Junior STEM Students, April 1 Deadlinehttps://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/node/2547Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:15:13<p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/cts.cwu.edu.des-moines/files/images/solver_logo.jpg" style="width: 265px; height: 250px; float: right;">Approximately seven, two-year scholarships in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to academically talented students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline, thanks to a continuing program at Central Washington University. The deadline for this year’s applications is April 1. Students can apply at www.cwu.edu/solver.</p><p>Community college students who wish to transfer to CWU are especially encouraged to apply. Up to 10 students may be found eligible for the award.</p><p>Thanks to a $612,840 National Science Foundation grant, the scholarship program, SOLVER (Sustainability for Our Livelihood, Values, Environment, and Resources), can help promising students through the last, most difficult years of their science degree program.</p><p>“The scholarships are for $10,000 per year,” said Audrey Huerta, professor of geological sciences, and one of the principal investigators of the grant. “If the student does well in the first year of their award, they are eligible for the second $10,000.”</p><p>The overall objective of SOLVER is to increase the quality and diversity of students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields, with an emphasis on recruitment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and Native American students. The SOLVER program will provide scholars with financial, academic, personal, and professional support.</p><p>“Our goal is to substantially increase the success of traditionally underrepresented minorities in these high-demand fields,” said Huerta.</p><p>In addition to the $10,000 academic-year scholarship, students are automatically enrolled in the Hearst Summer Fellows program. Instead of leaving campus and working low-wage jobs in the summer before their senior year, students can spend their summer involved in meaningful research. The Hearst Foundations awarded $100,000 to provide summer research fellowships to 20 Solver Scholars at CWU for the next three years.</p><p>“This is the missing piece of the puzzle,” said Audrey Huerta. “Almost all of our students have to work during the summer to make money for the school year. It’s impossible for them to take advantage of unpaid research internships that would help further their academic career. This stipend allows them to immerse themselves in science without worrying about financial consequences.”</p><p>Fall quarter 2016 will initiate the third year of the SOLVER program, and already, there are success stories from its graduates.</p><p>“Our SOLVER students have been sought after for professional positions even before graduation,” Huerta related. “Many others are pursuing advanced degrees in their field.”</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>March 9, 2016</p></br>Boeing CEO Gives CWU $300,000 for Scholarships for Highline Studentshttps://www.cwu.edu/des-moines/node/2544Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:57:38<p><img alt="" src="/des-moines/sites/cts.cwu.edu.des-moines/files/images/ConnerRaymond-distalum.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px;"></p><p>Highline District students studying the sciences just got a financial boost from legendary <a href="http://www.boeing.com/company/bios/raymond-l-conner.page">Boeing CEO Ray Conner</a>. Conner and his wife Katie recently established the Ray and Katie Conner Endowed Scholarship Fund with a gift of $305,769 at Central Washington University.</p><p>A 1979 CWU alumnus, Conner started at Boeing on the manufacturing floor, swinging a wrench. Through his own perseverance, talent, and exceptional ability, he climbed the corporate ladder, eventually becoming vice chairman of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.</p><p>“I attribute much of my success to hard work, preparation and leadership—all characteristics that I honed during my time at CWU,” said Conner, a 2010 Distinguished Alumnus. “One of the best ways I can give back is to provide students with the same opportunity as me.”</p><p>“Ray and Katie’s generosity will have an impact on students for years to come,” said Scott Wade, vice president of University Advancement and executive director for the CWU Foundation. “We are honored by their exceptional gift.”</p><p>The gift will fund two $10,000 scholarships annually, for students who are pursing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math disciplines, or an education degree in one of the STEM fields. At CWU, Conner studied to become a high school teacher and earned his degree through the College of Education and Professional Studies.</p><p>Since Connor grew up in Burien, the scholarship stipulates that preference is given to applicants from the Highline School District. The award is also need-based, and students can be first-year or transfer students.</p><p>“I’m fortunate that the experience of learning, listening, and building relationships at CWU has lingered with me throughout my entire career,” Conner added. “This scholarship fund is planned for someone who is greatly respected by those around them, people-centered and possesses a strong desire to lead.”</p><p>Students may apply for the scholarship later this fall. For more information about scholarships at CWU, or to apply, go to www.cwu.edu/scholarships/.</p><p><br>Photo: Ray Conner receives the Distinguished Alumni Award from CWU President James Gaudino.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>