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Politics and Civics

Rep. Kim Schrier with CWU President Jim Wohlpart
Jun. 4, 2023

Rep. Schrier shows support of CWU Aviation with tour of Bowers Field

Washington’s 8th Congressional District representative was in Ellensburg last Thursday for a tour of the...

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier speaks to constituents
May. 31, 2023

Rep. Schrier to host town hall Thursday on CWU campus

Central Washington University is proud to host Congresswoman Kim Schrier on Thursday, June 1, for a town hall from 6-7...

Reporter Eric Rosane gives a presentation on journalism to CWU students.
May. 3, 2023

CWU digital journalism alum wins open government reporting award

Beyond keeping the public up to date on what is happening in their communities, journalists also play a crucial role in...

A group of CWU students attended the USHLI national conference in Chicago this winter.
Apr. 26, 2023

Hispanic leadership conference provides real-world perspective for CWU students

Every college student has at least one moment they can look back on as being pivotal in their professional development...

CWU students Luis Reyes, left, Litzy Figueroa, and Noel Trujillo-Garcia attend an event at the USHLI conference in February.
Apr. 26, 2023

CWU students past and present benefit from attending national leadership conference

One of the most valuable gifts a college graduate can give to their community is to return home with their degree and...

A poster for the film Ithaka
Apr. 7, 2023

CWU To Host Julian Assange’s Father and Brother for Film Screening and Q&A

Central Washington University will host the father and brother of internationally renowned activist and WikiLeaks...

Screenshot from the TV broadcast
Feb. 21, 2023

CWU's plans for student success highlighted on NBC

CWU's new six-year legislative plan, The Central Experience, was featured on NBC News Nonstop Local last week,...

David Puente Jr. is the new director of Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 26, 2023

Central Graduate Appointed as Director of state Department of Veterans Affairs

Central Washington University alumnus David Puente Jr. was appointed as the new director of the Washington State...

Photo of a bazaar in Thailand
Jan. 23, 2023

Student Represents CWU at United Nations Green Summit In Thailand

Emma CrowE never envisioned herself studying abroad when she first applied to Central Washington University, much less...

Seattle Police chief and CWU alum Adrian Diaz
Jan. 18, 2023

Central graduate confirmed as Seattle Police chief

After serving as interim chief for the past two years, CWU alumnus Adrian Diaz shed his interim title and officially...

CWU honored Dr. Martin Luther King with an event in the SURC Theatre on January 12.
Jan. 17, 2023

DEC Event Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Central Washington University’s Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) hosted a special MLK Remembrance event on...

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
Jan. 10, 2023

From the President: "The Fierce Urgency of Now" — Honoring Dr. King

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to...