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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...

Promotional graphic for "The Politics of Beauty"
Nov. 21, 2022

‘The Politics of Beauty’ Will be Screened November 30 in the SURC Theater

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 30, when Central Washington University will welcome the director of Stewart...

Iran protest for Mahsa Amini, fall 2022
Nov. 15, 2022

CWU to Host ‘Art of Global Protest: Iran 2022' Zoom Event on Friday

Central Washington University will host a live Zoom event on Friday, November 18, titled “Art of the Global...

8th Congressional District debate candidates
Oct. 9, 2022

8th Congressional District Debate to be Held Friday at CWU

Central Washington University will be the host site for the sixth installment of the Washington State Debate Coalition...

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...

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