CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/newsen-usGrant & Contract Proposal Submissions during July and Augusthttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2771Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:15:09<p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">During July and August the Graduate School will be closed on Fridays, and the Research &amp; Sponsored Programs (RSP) staff will be working reduced hours.&nbsp; <span style="font-size:12.0pt">The RSP staff already have a number of proposals to handle during July and August, so if you are thinking about submitting a proposal during that time and have not yet been in contact with the RSP staff, please notify them of your plans as soon as possible (</span><a href="mailto:Ruth.Jeffries@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Ruth.Jeffries@cwu.edu</span></a> and <a href="mailto:leslie.hunter@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">leslie.hunter@cwu.edu</a>).</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Also, in order to ensure timely review and submission of proposals to external funding agencies, please submit your </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">complete proposal package&mdash;including a</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">ll components of the proposal&mdash;a</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">t least </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">five workdays prior to the submission deadline.&nbsp; It will be difficult to accommodate last-minute submissions, so a proposal submitted to RSP less than five business days before the deadline runs the risk of non-submission.</span></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"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></a href="mailto:Ruth.Jeffries@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></a href="mailto:leslie.hunter@cwu.edu" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"></p style="margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-size:12.0pt">Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Thesis Award Winnershttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2770Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:15:45<p>Congratulations to this year&#39;s winners, Katie Omans, M.A. History and Jackey Anderson, M.S. Cultural and Environmental Resource Management.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Katie was nominated by her thesis chair, Dr. Jason Knirck for her&nbsp;thesis titled:&nbsp;&ldquo;The Belfast Boycott: Consumerism, Gender, and the Irish Border, 1920-22&rdquo; . Jackey was&nbsp;nominated by her thesis committee members, Drs. Hope Amason and Patrick Lubinski for her theses titled:&nbsp;&ldquo;Tekison Cave (45KT215): A Case Study in Archaeological Collection Rehabilitation and Accessibility&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award is funded through an endowment created by Dr. and Mrs. Comstock.&nbsp; The Comstocks both graduated from Central Washington University and went on to work at the university until retirement.&nbsp; It is through their kindness and generosity that deserving graduate students are honored each year with this award.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Congratulations to both of you on your excellent work!</p> Solicitation of Nominations for Distinguished Thesis Awardhttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2769Tue, 21 Apr 2020 20:15:42<p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.75in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The School of Graduate Studies and Research is now soliciting nominations for the Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.75in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">ELIGIBILITY</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.75in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">To be eligible for this year&rsquo;s award, the nominee must have earned a master&rsquo;s or educational specialist degree Summer or Fall 2019, Winter 2020 or is a candidate for Spring 2020.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.75in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Only theses of clearly outstanding quality and significance should be considered for nomination. Please read the <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/masters/sites/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/documents/ComstockThesisMemo.docx" target="_blank">Nomination Procedure</a> and&nbsp;submit nominations, no later than <b><span style="color:red">May 29, 2020</span></b><span style="color:red">.</span>&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="tab-stops:.75in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="tab-stops:.75in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:-.2in; margin:0in 0in 8pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="tab-stops:.75in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="line-height:normal"></span style="tab-stops:.75in"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span style="font-size:12.0pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></span style="color:red"></span style="color:red">Mitigating Impacts to Research Activities Due to COVID-19https://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2768Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:40:54<p><a href="https://www.cwu.edu/masters/sites/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/documents/Mitigating%20Impacts%20to%20Research%20Activities%20Due%20to%20COVID-19.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to view how CWU is mitigating the impacts of research activites due to COVID-19.</p> Deadline extended for two Graduate Student Funding Opportunitieshttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2767Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:22:54<p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Dr. Archer, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, is extending the application due date for the Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship and the Graduate Student Research Support Award by one week to align with the late start of spring quarter. </span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Applications will be due Monday, April 27. Administered through the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Graduate Student Summer Fellowships provide a $3,500 stipend for students to conduct research or creative activity over a ten week period.<br /> <br /> The Graduate Student Research Support Award provides up to $1,000 for travel, supplies, services, equipment, and other materials for research projects or creative activities that contribute to a graduate student&#39;s thesis or project.&nbsp; Please<a href="http://www.cwu.edu/masters/graduate-student-funding#Grants%20and%20Fellowships" target="_blank"> Click Here for full details</a> and application materials.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">You may also contact <a href="mailto:archerke@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Kevin Archer</a> if you have questions.</span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"></span style="font-size:12pt"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></a href="mailto:archerke@cwu.edu" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Biology Faculty and Students Working with WSDOT I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Project https://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2766Mon, 25 Nov 2019 09:00:00<p>Central Washington University Biological Sciences&nbsp;faculty&nbsp;member Jason Irwin recently presented a Washington State Department of Transportation webinar based on&nbsp;Monitoring Amphibian Movements in the I‐90 Snoqualmie Pass Project. The Interstate‐90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project involves substantial improvements to handle larger traffic volumes, reduce closures due to avalanches, and enhance wildlife connectivity. Wetland mitigation and significant improvements to potential crossing structures have increased the number of breeding sites and enhanced the movements of aquatic amphibians across I‐90. To read the full article click here: <a href="/masters/sites/cts.cwu.edu.masters/files/documents/Irwin%20CWU%20-%20Connections%20made%20Webinar%20PDF.pdf" target="_blank">Irwin CWU I-90 Webinar</a></p> Graduate Faculty Orientation Workshop Offeredhttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2765Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:34:35<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Are you a new graduate faculty member, new to sitting on a graduate student thesis committee or just need a refresher on how to assist graduate students? The School of Graduate Studies and Research will be holding an orientation/workshop to go over Graduate School policies and procedures, important student and faculty deadlines, necessary forms and to answer all of your questions regarding the responsibilities of graduate faculty. </span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Please come join us in Black Hall Room 151 &ndash; Wednesday, November 13 from 2:00 &ndash; 3:00.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">We will also have remote access via Zoom for anyone who cannot make it in person. Please contact us at masters@cwu.edu if you will need access to Zoom!</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">For those of you who have not had a chance to meet us yet, this will be a great chance for you to come say hi!</span></span></p> </p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"></span style="font-size:11pt"></span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">CWU Ranked 47th Best Out of 250 Master's Universitieshttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2764Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:11:11<p>CWU&#39;s master&#39;s programs have been ranked by&nbsp;<a href="https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019college-guide/masters" target="_blank">Washington Monthly</a>&nbsp;as the 47th best master&#39;s&nbsp;university out of 250.&nbsp;Rankings are based&nbsp;on contribution to the public good in the following categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.</p> Antonio Moreno this year's Comstock Distinguished Thesis Winnerhttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2761Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:39:19<p>Antonio Moreno, nominated for his thesis, <em>Modular Synthesis and Hydroalkylation of Vicinally Functionalized Ketopiperazines: A Solution&nbsp;</em><em>to the Piperazine Problem</em><em>, </em>by committee chair Dr. Timothy Beng was chosen to recieve the 2019 Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award.&nbsp;</p><p>Moreno graduated spring quarter with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, and also earned his Bachelor of Science from CWU.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Along with a check for $1,000, Moreno was honored at the Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony and his thesis will be will be eligible to be nominated for the <a href="http://wagsonline.org/outstanding-thesis-stem-award/" target="_blank">Western Association of Graduate Schools</a> Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Grad School Seeks Distinguished Thesis Award Nominationshttps://www.cwu.edu/masters/node/2759Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:29:22<p>The School of Graduate Studies and Research is now soliciting nominations for the Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award.</p><p>ELIGIBILITY<br>To be eligible for this year’s award, the nominee must have earned a master’s or educational specialist degree Summer or Fall 2018, Winter 2019 or is a candidate for Spring 2019.</p><p>Departments are encouraged to submit nominations as soon as possible, and in any case, <strong>no later than May 20, 2019</strong>.&nbsp; If you need to verify that the thesis nomination meets the eligibility, please contact Dawn Anderson in the Graduate Studies office at 963-3108 or by email:&nbsp; <a href="mailto:dawn.anderson@cwu.edu">Dawn.Anderson@cwu.edu</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></a href="mailto:dawn.anderson@cwu.edu">