CWULynnwood Campus NewsLynnwood Campus Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/newsen-us$20,000 Scholarships Available to Junior STEM Students, April 1 Deadlinehttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2686Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:23:57<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/cts.cwu.edu.lynnwood/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<br>March 9, 2016</p></br></br>New CWU Westside Business Program Coordinator Now On Boardhttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2681Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:35:58<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/cts.cwu.edu.lynnwood/files/Morgan.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 350px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid; margin: 3px; float: right;">With more than 25-years of experience in economic and tourism development, and sport business to his credit, Tim Morgan is now serving as Central Washington University’s new College of Business Westside Business Program coordinator.</p><p>In his new role, Morgan will promote CWU’s College of Business programs throughout the Puget Sound area to help increase student enrollment at the three Westside Centers located in Des Moines, Lakewood, and Lynnwood.&nbsp;</p><p>In addition, Morgan will develop partnerships with companies to help create internship and job opportunities for students enrolled in business courses at the western Washington campuses.</p><p>“I'm excited about this opportunity to help generate interest in our business programs,” Morgan said, “as well as to develop strong relationships with the business community in order for our students to gain the experience necessary to succeed.”</p><p>Prior to arriving at CWU, Morgan was chief of Tourism and Special Events for the Charles County Office of Tourism in LaPlata, Maryland, which received the 2015 Maryland Office of Tourism Development Award in the “Cultural Heritage Tourism” category.</p><p>Morgan has also served as vice president of Partnerships and Special Projects for Tacoma South Sound Sports; Tourism Development manager for Clackamas County, Oregon; State Tourism director for the Delaware Tourism Office; and director of Sales for the Washington County Visitors Association in Oregon.&nbsp;</p><p>Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Colorado State University and a master's degree in sports administration and facility management from Ohio University.</p><p>Morgan also teaches sports finance, sports marketing, and general marketing courses for CWU’s College of Business, which is among fewer than five percent of the world’s business schools accredited by AACSB International. It is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Media contact: </strong>Robert Lowery, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, loweryr@cwu.edu</p>CWU Alumni Couples Share Love Stories for Valentine’s Dayhttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2680Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:10:19<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/cts.cwu.edu.lynnwood/files/images/CWU_CentralCouple.jpeg" style="height: 250px; width: 250px; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px; float: right;">Okay Cupid has nothing on Central Washington University when it comes to finding a perfect match. For Valentine’s Day, CWU alumni couples are sharing charming stories of their courtship on CWU’s Alumni Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CWUalumni).</p><p>From cooking dinner for a roommate, to sharing a math class, to first dates at the Yellow Church Cafe, each story relives a sweet, auspicious moment in their lives. As one alumni said, his favorite CWU memory “was meeting his wife, Gail.”</p><p>The alumni stories go back thirty years and more, and some photos show generations of Wildcats and future Wildcats embarking on their own love stories.</p><p>While developing the campaign, University Advancement staff suspected that there were more than a few alumni who found the love of their life at CWU. They discovered that there were more than 6,000!</p><p>“We thought it would be fun to see and share all the wonderful love stories that started here,” said Ginny Ann Blackson, director of Annual Giving. “We wanted to celebrate our alumni this Valentine’s Day and we’re thrilled with the response on social media to date!”</p><p>To tell your Wildcat love story, go to the CWU Alumni Facebook page, and, using the #CentralCouple tag, share some of the details such as how you met, what were your studies, when you graduated, and where you went on your first date.</p><p>“We’d love for you to share your favorite memory together during your time at CWU, and what you remember best about CWU,” Blackson continued. “And please share a photo or two!”</p><p>Couples can also post via Twitter using #CentralCouple. And while #CentralCouple was prompted by Valentine’s Day, couples may post their stories throughout February.</p><p>The Alumni Association and the CWU Foundation hope that these warm and fuzzy stories will inspire you to make a gift to CWU this Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit www.cwu.edu/give.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>$100,000 Coca-Cola Grant Helps CWU’s First Generation Students Complete Collegehttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2677Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:36:19<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/cts.cwu.edu.lynnwood/files/images/cocacolafndtn_logo_2012.jpeg" style="width: 388px; height: 200px;"></p><p>Students who are the first in their families to attend college will receive a generous financial boost from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola First-Generation Last Mile Scholarship will provide 10 first-generation students at Central Washington University with significant financial support—$5,000 per year for two years—during their junior and senior years.</p><p>“We estimate that more than 15 to 20 percent of our first-year and transfer students are the first in their families to attend college,” said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Company has an outstanding reputation for supporting educational opportunities for first-generation students in the United States.”</p><p>By providing more than half of average tuition and fees for the year, the Last Mile scholarships will allow students to focus on their studies instead of spending excessive time at a job to pay for their education. The purpose is for students to graduate on time with the academic standing necessary to successfully compete in graduate programs or pursue a career.</p><p>To apply for the scholarship, students need to contact the CWU Scholarship Office at www.cwu.edu/scholarships/Coca-ColaFirstGen. The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 school year is October 15, 2015.</p><p>Qualified applicants are:<br>• First-generation students (students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college)<br>• Students who are either returning or transferring to CWU as juniors in fall quarter 2015<br>• Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater<br>• Students with demonstrated financial need</p><p>Students enrolled in Ellensburg or any of the seven CWU university centers are eligible to apply for the scholarship.</p><p>Students will receive $5,000 for the first year. If they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and make satisfactory progress towards their degree, they’ll receive the second $5,000 for their senior year.</p><p>The overall purpose of the scholarships is to increase the retention and graduation rates of the scholarship recipients. It is expected that the retention rate for scholarship holders will be 90 to 100 percent from junior to senior year and that at least 80 percent of the 2015 scholarship recipients will graduate in 2017.</p><p>“We’re excited that one of the most recognized companies in the world is partnering with us to help our students,” enthused Wade. “We hope we will be working with them for many years.”</p><p><br>Since 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship (CCFG) program has supported students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university.&nbsp; Since its inception, over $39 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 3,200 students on more than 450 campuses throughout the United States.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>Lynnwood Center Business Major Extolls Value of Liberal Arts Education in Prize-Winning Essayhttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2676Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:21:04<p><img alt="" src="/lynnwood/sites/cts.cwu.edu.lynnwood/files/images/WaCLA-2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; float: left;">Payroll analyst, college student, and self-proclaimed coffee addict Andrea Aswin received second place for the <a href="http://evergreen.edu/provost/wacla/">Washington Consortium&nbsp;for the Liberal Arts</a> (WaCLA) <a href="http://evergreen.edu/provost/wacla/waclacollegeessay.htm">Essay contest</a>.</p><p>A business major at Central Washington University’s Lynnwood Center, Aswin understands the value of a well-rounded education. <a href="http://evergreen.edu/provost/wacla/docs/3rdand4thYr-2ndPlaceAndreaAswin2015.pdf">In her essay</a>, she describes how her liberal arts education allowed her to comprehensively initiate a major software upgrade, explore the many financial ramifications, and ultimately save her company money by thoroughly analyzing the outcomes.</p><p>“Liberal arts courses trained me to think critically, so I realized the need to audit the past information,” wrote Aswin. “This closed our vulnerability to penalties and fines. Also, without my experience writing and delivering persuasive speeches, my company would have paid the full amount ourselves. It is clear that a liberal arts education can have a direct effect on a business’s bottom line.”</p><p>After Aswin received her associate’s degree at Edmonds Community College, she pursued her bachelor’s at CWU’s Lynwood center. After graduation, she’s hoping to move into a broader role at work where she can apply the things she's learned. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and spoiling her cat.</p><p>The essay contest was open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in WaCLA member institutions. Entrants were divided into two categories: students who have freshman or sophomore standing at their institution and those who have junior or senior standing. Awards were made in two categories: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors. Two awards were made in each category: $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place.</p><p>Each campus created its own process for nominating essays to be judged at the state level.&nbsp; A WaCLA committee consisting of Tom Fitzsimmons, Independent College of Washington, Lisa Ferrari, University of Puget Sound, Larry Galizio, Clatsop Community College, Nancy Koppelman, The Evergreen State College, Eugene McAvoy, Everett Community College, David Schulz, Trinity Lutheran College, Noelle Wiersma, Whitworth University, and Michael Zimmerman, The Evergreen State College, read all submissions and selected the finalists.</p><p>The winning essays were selected by State Senator Karen Fraser (D, 22nd district) and State Representative Hans Zeiger&nbsp;(R, 25th district).<br><br>All of the winning essays can be viewed by going to http://www.evergreen.edu/provost/wacla/waclacollegeessay201415winners.htm.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br>Triton Alert - Emergency Notification Systemhttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2650Mon, 19 May 2014 10:00:52<p>The Triton Alert - Emergency Notification System is used to notify Edmonds Community College and CWU Lynnwood campus and community members when there is a campus closure or emergency&nbsp;situation that requires evacuation or securing in place.&nbsp; Anyone can sign up on their mobile devices and/or additional email notifications to personal email addresses. CWU Lynnwood students, faculty and staff, please sign up as a Campus Community Partner.&nbsp; You may register here <a href="http://www.edcc.edu/alert/triton/"><strong><strong>http://www.edcc.edu/alert/triton/</strong></strong></a>&nbsp; We encourage everyone to take the time to do thisl</p>Meet With a Financial Aid Counselorhttps://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2622Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:43:09<p>A Financial Aid counselor is available Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 6 pm to meet with Center students in person, by phone, or video conference. When the counselor and student are located in different centers, the meeting will be held by video conference.<br><br>Locations and schedules are as follows:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Counselor</strong>: <a href="mailto:nathansk@cwu.edu">Kathy Nathans</a></p><p><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><u>Lynnwood</u></strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon-Wed:&nbsp; 9 am - 6 pm<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (1st &amp; 3rd of Month):&nbsp; 9 am - 6 pm &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (2nd &amp; 4th of Month):&nbsp; 9 am - 11 am</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><u>Everett</u></strong></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday (2nd &amp; 4th of Month):&nbsp; 1 pm - 6 pm, Everett</p><p><br>To schedule an appointment go to:<br>http://www.cwu.edu/financial-aid/meet-financial-aid-counselor</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></a href="mailto:nathansk@cwu.edu"></br></p style="text-align: justify;"></br></br></br>Edmonds CC Parking Passes Available at CWU-Lynnwood.https://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2613Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:21:01<p>Edmonds Community College 2015-2016 parking passes are now available at CWU-Lynnwood. Please stop by the main office - Snoqualmie 105 - Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm to fill out the parking permit form and pick up your pass.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Looking for something to do?https://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood/node/2480Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:47:51<p>CWU students are invited to participate in EdCC activities. Check out the Edmonds CC&nbsp;<a href="http://edcc.premierplanner.org/" target="_blank">activities page</a>&nbsp;for more info.</p>