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Politics and Civics

David Hartless, CWU Student Trustee
Aug. 16, 2022

Governor Appoints David Hartless as Student Trustee for 2022-23

The Central Washington University Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome David Hartless as its Student Trustee for the...

May. 6, 2022

Day of Action Sparks Community Connections and Social Justice in Ellensburg

Central Washington University will be hosting a full day of activism-focused events on Thursday, May 12. Known as the...

CWU Police Chief Jason Berthon-Koch training
May. 5, 2022

CWU Police Chief Named to International Hall of Fame

Central Washington University’s police chief has been recognized for his commitment to teaching women empowerment...

Richland Police Chief Brigit Clary
Apr. 21, 2022

CWU Alumna Becomes First Female Police Chief in Richland

A Central Washington University alumna has been named the first female police chief for the city of Richland, according...

Fin Garcia
Mar. 31, 2022

Two CWU Students Honored with Statewide Civic Leadership Awards

Two Central Washington University seniors have been recognized with the President’s Student Civic Leadership...

#CookForUkraine website with food on a plate
Mar. 16, 2022

CWU Faculty and Staff to Host #CookForUKRAINE Fundraisers for Affected Children and Families

Launched by London-based chefs and authors Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina, #CookForUKRAINE is an effort to...

Feb. 28, 2022

CWU Scholars to Host Teach-in About Ukraine on Monday

Russia has invaded Ukraine. What does this mean? How do we make sense of the images, videos, and voices that come to us...

Feb. 3, 2022

CWU Statement on Bomb Threats at HBCU Campuses

Dear CWU Community: Traditionally, in the month of February, we gather together to celebrate Black History Month...

Graphic displaying communication between police personnel and a civilian
Jan. 11, 2022

CWU Will Be First to Host Seattle Police Department Discussion, 'Reimagining Policing'

A community town hall with five Seattle police officers called "Reimagining Policing" will be held Thursday...

CWU Police Services' new Tesla patrol car
Dec. 22, 2021

CWU Police Expect Tesla Patrol Car to Save on Fuel, Maintenance, and Emissions

The Central Washington University Police Department is helping the institution meet its sustainability goals by adding...

Corner of Alder Street and 14th Avenue in Ellensburg.
Nov. 17, 2021

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail Agreement Bolsters CWU, City of Ellensburg Partnership

A 21-year joint initiative to expand the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail through Kittitas County continued this...

Central's first female student body president Shirley (Dickson) Kern.
Oct. 27, 2021

First Female Student Body President at Central Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Community Service

The Ellensburg community lost one of its most beloved public servants earlier this month when Shirley (Dickson) Kern...