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New Edition of Crimson & Black Magazine Arriving in Mailboxes This Week

Professor Leo D'Acquisto works with CWU students

CWU's Health Sciences department is featured in the spring edition of Crimson & Black magazine, which is arriving in mailboxes this week.

After much anticipation, the spring 2022 edition of Crimson & Black magazine is now circulating on campus and showing up in mailboxes across the state. 

The 37-page edition highlights the newly unveiled Health Sciences Building on the Ellensburg campus and also gives a special nod to CWU President Jim Wohlpart, who was officially installed this spring. The late arrival of the spring edition is due, in part, to the ceremony falling on May 19.

The magazine’s Health Sciences theme is reflected in articles about faculty, alumni, and students in the department, who are now under one roof on the west end of campus after being spread across various facilities for 13 years. The $60 million structure broke ground in January 2020 and was completed in March, just in time for spring quarter classes. 

Other stories in the edition include:

  • Crimson & Black cover, spring 2022High Impact Training for In-Demand Careers — Examining why CWU is focusing so heavily on health sciences, and what sets the individual programs apart.
  • Building Momentum — An in-depth look at the new Health Sciences Building and why CWU expects it to be a centerpiece on campus for many years to come.
  • Putting Their Heads Together — CWU professors often work closely with their students on influential research that helps jumpstart their careers. The article also highlights specific research being done in biomechanics, nutrition, exercise science, and clinical physiology.
  • Health Education Investment — The university’s next big building endeavor, the $60.5 million Health Education Project, will add even more value to the Sport and Movement Studies program while also bringing Nicholson Pavilion into the 21st century.
  • Public Health Training Put to Good Use — Three CWU Health Sciences alumni talk about how the skills they developed here have benefited them in their careers and during the pandemic.
  • Central Helped Artist Shape Her Identity — CWU Fine Arts graduate and ceramicist Amanda Ontiveros has developed a style all her own as a professional artist in Yakima.

Crimson & Black is published twice per year (spring and fall) and distributed to alumni and supporters. Copies can also be found on campus and at the Kittitas Chamber of Commerce, Ellensburg City Hall, and the Economic Development Authority in Ellensburg. The content also is available online at